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Loren's last content update – May 26, 2015, 8:27 p.m.

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Timeshares - Already Dead album cover

Timeshares

Already Dead, 2015

7.0 / 10

This isn’t what I expected—there’s way more country punk twang than when I caught a short pre-Fest show from Timeshares last year. On Already Dead, the band takes that familiar ...

Powernap - Oreosmith EP album cover

Powernap

Oreosmith EP, 2015

7.2 / 10
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Oreosmith, whatever the hell that title means, is the first release from Powernap and it’s familiar and powerful, leaving curious signs of where the band may develop. The general sound ...

The Lookouts - Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories) album cover

The Lookouts

Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories), 2015

7.8 / 10

I was apprehensive about reviewing this record. When hear “music by teenagers,” it tends to mean preachy and rather one-sided political rants that are well meaning but, well, immature or ...

Built To Spill - Untethered Moon album cover

Built To Spill

Untethered Moon, 2015

7.5 / 10

Calling Untethered Moon guitar rock is somewhere to start. While the band takes their chops from the 1990s alternative boom, the defining moments of their songs come out of the ...

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Cloud Maze

One Question Interviews Cloud Maze

Posted May 21, 2015, 1:22 p.m.

Sergy Boldyrev (Cloud Maze – vocals) SPB: What is your least favorite genre of music? Is there an artists who is an exception to that rule? Boldyrev: My least favorite genres ...

Comeback Kid

One Question Interviews Comeback Kid

Posted May 21, 2015, 1:18 p.m.

Jeremy Hiebert (Comeback Kid-guitar) SPB: What’s your least favorite record you’ve made? Why? Hiebert: Like I said to out label's publicist, “Do I really have to answer ...

Terror

One Question Interviews Terror

Posted May 21, 2015, 1:16 p.m.

Martin Stewart (Terror – guitar) SPB: Do you read press written about you? Stewart: After playing in bands for about 15 years now, I have to say that I don't ...

City of Satellites

One Question Interviews City of Satellites

Posted May 21, 2015, 1:10 p.m.

Jarrod (City of Satellites) SPB: Who is your favorite pre-1960s artist/band? Jarrod: I guess when reflecting on my music collection there isn’t much from the ‘50s that makes ...

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SPB premiere: Hear Breaking Tradition's Vanity EP

Records SPB premiere: Hear Breaking Tradition's Vanity EP

Freshly released, Scene Point Blank is pleased to present Vanity, a new EP from National Park, NJ's Breaking Tradition. The EP officially hits shelves today on CD and digital ...

SPB exclusive stream: Warm Needles

Records SPB exclusive stream: Warm Needles

May’s featured stream here at Scene Point Blank is Inconsolable, the latest from Long Island, NY’s Warm Needles. The 11 song new album follows their 2013 split with ...

Inconsolable will also be released by Chisel Records (Canada), Eager Beaver Records (Japan), Hectic Society Records (Germany), and Different Kitchen (United Kingdom). Each label will release vinyl on different colors.
 
Live dates:
May 16 - Pouzza Fest - Montreal, QC
11:15pm @ Theatre Ste-Catherine
Track listing: 1 Dig My Grave 2 No You Hang Up 3 FML 4 Kneewalker 5 Fleshed out 6 Bed Weather 7 Ghost Holes 8 Gutted 9 Team Individuality 10 Dried Up 11 Severed Clean Credits: Recorded by Andy Strebel Mixed by Andrew "Beaker" Karaptis Mastered by Kristopher "Krum" Di Benedetto Artwork/Layout by Wells Tipley Packaging by Solid MFG Lead guitar on “FML” by Andrew Karaptis

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Apex Fest VI: Apocalyptic Music Festival

Shows Apex Fest VI: Apocalyptic Music Festival

Posted May 26, 2015, 8:27 p.m.

APEX FEST VI: Apocalyptic Music Festival, a 3-day festival in New York that pairs with 3 mini-tours, is set to take place on the first weekend of June. A complementary ...

APEX VI - An Apocalyptic Music Event
APEX FEST TOUR I:w/ TREPANERINGSRITUALEN, ADERLATING, IRM, SUTEKH HEXEN5/31/2015 Machines With Magnets - Pawtucket, RI 6/02/2015 Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art - Philadelphia, PA 6/03/2015 The Crown - Baltimore, MD w/ THE BODY 
APEX FEST VI MAIN EVENT 
I - 6/05/2015 Trans Pecos - Queens, NYw/ JARL, OMEI, ARTICLE COLLECTION, ARBITER + films/visuals by MARTIN BLADH,KAROLINA URBANIAK
II - 6/06/2015 Trans Pecos - Queens, NYw/ GNAW THEIR TONGUES, TREPANERINGSRITUALEN, MENACE RUINE, IRM, BURIAL HEX, SUTEKH HEXEN, BARREN HARVEST + DJs Ryan Martin (DAÏS), Shenan (RITUALS NYC)
III - 6/07/2015 Trans Pecos - Queens, NYw/ THE BODY, SOPHIA + KARJALAN SISSIT, SVARTSINN, NORTHAUNT, HAVAN,FUNERARY CALL + DJs Fade Kainer (STATIQBLOOM, BATILLUS, THEOLOGIAN), Ben Abstract (WRATH, BONECHURCH)
APEX FEST TOUR II:w/ SOPHIA+KARJALAN SISSIT, SVARTSINN, NORTHAUNT, VISIONS6/08/2015 3rd & Girard - Philadelphia, PA 6/10/2015 Dusk - Providence, RI 6/12/2015 La Vitrola - Montreal, QC

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New Enabler 7-inch this June

Records New Enabler 7-inch this June

Posted May 26, 2015, 8 p.m.

Enabler will soon release a new 7", By Demons Denied, which releases digitally as well as physically next month. The A-side will be featured on their upcoming Century Media debut ...

ENABLER live
May 28 - London, UK @ Camden Unicorn w/ LENG TCH'E
May 29 - Bristol, UK @ Motion TEMPLES FEST w/ CONVERGE, PIG DESTROYER,
NAILS, WEEDEATER
ENABLER tour dates with MEEK IS MURDER
June 1 - Torrington, CT @ Snapper Magee's
June 2 - Providence, RI @ Dusk
June 3 - Allston, MA @ O'Briens
June 4 - Quebec City, QC @ La Source Martinière
June 5 - Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus
June 6 - Ottawa, ON @ 612 Gladstone
June 7 - Toronto, ON @ Coalition
June 8 - Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary
June 9 - Madison, WI @ Dragonfly Lounge
June 10 - Chicago, IL @ Livewire
June 11 - Columbus, OH @ Spacebar
June 12 - Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
June 13 - Rockaway, NJ @ Backroom Studios
June 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron

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Swami John & The Blind Shake @ Turf Club

Posted March 2, 2015, 12:48 p.m. by Loren

Bombay Sweets, Pink Mink, Swami John & The Blind Shake Turf Club St. Paul, MN February 19, 2015   No review, see photo gallery below.

Gaslight Anthem & Against Me! @ First Avenue

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 5:50 p.m. by Loren

The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me!, Cory Brannan First Avenue Minneapolis, MN October 15, 2014 It had been many a year since I’d seen Against Me! and I hadn’t seen Gaslight ...

Pixes @ State Theatre

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 6:02 p.m. by Loren

The Pixies, Royal Blood State Theatre Minneapolis, MN October 11, 2014   There’s a lot that can be said about The Pixies and their 2014 tour—well, about any tour of ...

Show Review: Chuck Ragan @ Triple Rock

Posted April 19, 2014, 9:03 a.m. by Loren

Chuck Ragan, White Buffalo, Jonny Two BagsTriple Rock Social ClubMinneapolis, MNApril 15, 2014 It had been many a year since I’d seen Chuck Ragan perform, and that was with his ...

Loren's bio

I started writing for the site in early 2008. I also work for a publishing company and do freelance writing on the side. I occasionally use the twitter here: https://twitter.com/lorenmgreen.

Loren's favorite bands

Dillinger Four, Arrivals, Brokedowns, Tim Version, Weakerthans, Broadways, The Blind Shake, Tiltwheel, Fugazi

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