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Music: SXSW 2017

A year after the standing President of the United States attended and lectured at the South by Southwest Festival, politics were again front and center ... read more

Interviews: Tim Kasher (Cursive)

Tim Kasher is as prolific an artist as they come. The musician behind indie legends Cursive and The Good Life has seemingly been the pusher ... read more

Interviews: Woe

With the release of new record Hope Attrition and some major new touring on the horizon, we caught up with Woe's founding member Chris Grigg ... read more

Interviews: White Lies

White Lies first broke into the British indie music scene in 2009 with the release of their debut album To Lose My Life.... The album ... read more

Music: The Greatest Story Ever Told: Felix Hagan

Felix Hagan & the Family play grandiose pop songs tinged with hints of musical theatre, classic rock, and jazz. Hagan's shows have been described as ... read more

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SPB exclusive: Bad Breeding

SPB exclusive: Bad Breeding

Bad Breeding - Divide

This month Scene Point Blank is happy to team up with Iron Lung Records to share the new Bad Breeding record, Divide.

Out on April 7, it’s the band’s second LP in a year and carries both an urgent and dark tone, led by powerful rhythm and squealing guitars.

The album is released on La Vida Es un Mus in Europe.

Give a listen below.

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MP3s Hear the new Terror EP

Posted April 23, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

Hear the new Terror EP

photo by Alexander Malecki

Terror's new EP, out next Friday on Pure Noise Records, is streaming online now at Impericon Magazine. Titled The Walls Will Fall, the EP drops on April 28 and will be followed by a US tour (dates below).

Terror last released The 25th Hour in 2015 (Victory Records).

Tours Western Settings Pouzza Tour

Posted April 22, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

Western Settings Pouzza Tour

In route to Pouzza Fest in Montreal on May 19 (which they're also playing), San Diego's Western Settingss will be making a trek across North American with stops in San Francisco, Denver, New York and many other cities.

The band's most recent release was the Old Pain EP.

Shows Jawbreaker reunites for Riot Fest 2017

Posted April 22, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Jawbreaker reunites for Riot Fest 2017

In a non-April Fool's Day post, a reformed Jawbreaker are among headliners to play Riot Fest 2017, along with M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, and a DJ set from MIke D.

The festival takes place at Douglas Park in Chicago from Sept. 15-17 and will also feature Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, New Order, Ministry, Bad Brains, The Lawrence Arms, Minus the Bear, The Menzingers, X, GWAR, Buzzcocks, Hot Water Music, and many more, listed in additional detail below.

More bands are still to be announced.

Bands 1QI: Asian Man Records, Set and Setting, Making New Enemies

Posted April 22, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

1QI: Asian Man Records, Set and Setting, Making New Enemies
Welcome to our semi-regular quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview three days each week.
 
After our social media followers get the first word, we post a wrap-up here at the site and archive them here. This week check out Q&As with Set and Setting, Asian Man Records, and Making New Enemies. 

Records Walk the Plank first full-length

Posted April 22, 2017, 1:46 p.m.

Walk the Plank first full-length

Walk the Plank - Cemetery Vacation

Say-10 will be releasing Walk the Plank's debut album, Cemetery Vacation, on May 17.

The Washington, DC, band previously released a split with Daycare Swindlers (Virginia).

 

Tours Dillinger Escape Plan plan final Down Under tour

Posted April 20, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

Dillinger Escape Plan plan final Down Under tour

The Dillinger Escape Plan are calling it quits after 20 years of mayhem, metal and mathcore.

The upside is that Australia is getting a chance to bid farewell to the experimental compositions and genre-bending approach to heavy music that DEP stands for.

Almost exactly one year on from releasing their sixth and final album Dissociation, the ferocious five-piece will head Down Under as part of their final touring cycle behind the record.

Update: A second Melbourne show has been added.

Records Arcadea (Mastodon, Withered) join Relapse

Posted April 20, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

Arcadea (Mastodon, Withered) join Relapse

Featuring drummer-vocalist Brann Dailor (Mastodon), guitarist-keyboardist Core Atoms (Zruda), and synth player Raheem Amlani (Withered), synth/psych group Arcadea has announced their self-titled album for releaes in June on Relapse Records.

The band's music is described as "at once electronic but not electronica, synthetic but not processed, heavy but not metal."

Records Ten Foot Pole 2017

Posted April 19, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Ten Foot Pole 2017

photo by Denise Borders

California punks Ten Foot Pole are back in action in 2017 with the release of Setlist, scheduled to come out officially on May 26 on Cyber Tracks.

The 13 song release includes re-recordings of 11 old songs and two previously unreleased tracks from the band. Pre-orders are available starting on May 5. Check below for a full listing of songs on the album.

 

Bands The Holy Mess + Elway

Posted April 19, 2017, 8:26 a.m.

The Holy Mess + Elway

Say-10 Records has announced new project Steveo & The Crippling Addictions (Steveo from Holy Mess and Tim Browne from Elway). The do is currently recording with the expectation of releasing their debut this summer, tentatively titled Desolation Monday.

While recorded as a two-piece, the expectation is for early shows to feature Steveo solo, perhaps later joined by a full band.

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