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Music: Fest 16

In 2007, I went to The Fest 6. It quickly became tradition. Each April I book my hotel, each October I fly to Gainesville. In ... read more

Music: Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum

Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum is a Grammy Award-winning and Juilliard-trained composer. She was born in New York City. She grew up listening to classical music “by the ... read more

Regular Columns: Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail (November 2017)

Blag Dahlia is the singer for punk band the Dwarves and co-hosts the podcast We Got Issues. Since forming in the mid-1980s the band has ... read more

Regular Columns: Guest Column: Poli van Dam (The Bombpops)

SoCal punks The Bombpops formed back in 2007 and released just two EPs in their first decade as a band. As cofounders Jen Razavi and ... read more

Music: Looking Forward to The Fest 16

It’s been three very long years since SPB hit The Fest. Well, it all changes this year – we’re also getting our first taste of ... read more

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SPB premiere: King Zog's "Temple's Temple" video

Scene Point Blank is pleased to present a new video from Australia’s King Zog. Titled “Temple’s Temple,” the song comes off their self-titled debut album, which came out earlier this year. With a big chorus and bigger riffs, the doomy anthem is about bracing oneself for the fight, just before going into battle against the crazed warriors of old times.

King Zog’s debut will be released on vinyl for the first time on Dec. 1.

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Records SPB exclusive: Spoil + Destroy from Fox Face

SPB exclusive: Spoil + Destroy from Fox Face

This month Scene Point Blank is excited to feature a new release from Milwaukee’s Fox Face. The band releases Spoil + Destroy, their first full-length, on Nov. 3 on Dirtnap Records. Over half an hour, the raw, blunt and energetic band deliver 12 songs about science, nasty women, and everything else under attack these days.

Or, as Dirtnap puts it, “Fox Face is an eerie musical force that would be just as much at ease holding a séance on a stormy, nighttime beach as they would be throwing a rager in a dark, beer-soaked basement bar.”

Tours Perturbator Australia tour

Posted Nov. 16, 2017, 8:10 a.m.

Perturbator Australia tour

 

Producing dark and retrofuturistic music with a strong 80's feeling,

Perturbator is one of the spearheads of the new synthwave revival.

Supports for his first Australian tour next week have just been announced, November 21-24, 2017.

Melbourne - Rebel Yell, Zerotonine
Sydney - Tessel, Somnium Nox , 
Brisbane - Hope Drone, Rebel Yell
Perth - SnorriAmnesia

Records Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards to see LP reissues

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards to see LP reissues

Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards, a short-lived project from the Rancid guitarist/vocalist, will soon see its debut album reissued on vinyl by Pirates Press Records on Nov. 25. The album was first released in 2001 and includes songs about Frederiksen's childhood in Campbell, CA, as well as covers of Billy Bragg and Motorhead's rendition of "Leaving Home," originally by Holland-Dozier-Holland.

The Bastards' 2004 follow-up, Viking, will be reissued on the same date.

Records Wiretap releases new ACLU-fundraising compilation

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

Wiretap releases new ACLU-fundraising compilation

photo by Loren Green

Wiretap Records is now selling Attention: A Punk Rock Feast Compilation, a 35 track compilation of punk bands including Iron Chic, Spanish Love Songs, No Trigger, Daydream, and Save Ends. The release is part of a quarterly "Attention!" series to raise funds for the American Civil Liberties Union.

Check out a full track and artist listing after the jump, and visit here for info about a purchase.

Records Corrosion of Conformity back with a new 2018 album

Posted Nov. 12, 2017, 2:50 p.m.

Corrosion of Conformity back with a new 2018 album

Corrosion of Conformity - No Cross No Crown

Corrosion of Conformity return with a new album in early 2018--with the return of Pepper Kennan on vocals and guitar. Recorded as a quartet, No Cross No Crown will come out on Jan. 12 on Nuclear Blast.

The band will tour in support of the new album, starting on Dec. 27 and playing dates with Black Label Society, Eyehategod, and Red Fang on select shows. 

See the specific dates and lineups below.

MP3s Cvlt Nation's cover series takes on The Misfits

Posted Nov. 12, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

Cvlt Nation's cover series takes on The Misfits

The latest digital record in The CVLT Nation Sessions series of cover albumes takes on The Misfits' classice Walk Among Us. Streaming at Cvlt Nation, the record includes covers by Hellkeeper, Black Tomb, The Wraith, 偏執症者 (Paranoid), and nine others.

Shows Damaged City Fest 2018 first wave includes Limp Wrist

Posted Nov. 12, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

Damaged City Fest 2018 first wave includes Limp Wrist

DC's Damaged City Fest is set for April 5-8, 2018. The three-day hardcore/punk festival takes place in Washington, DC and has announced its first wave of bands to participate in next year's event. Bands to play include No Time, Red Death, Arms Race, Rixe, and Limp Wrist.

Check the full list (so far) below. More bands are yet to be announced.

Bands Stone join Pure Noise

Posted Nov. 11, 2017, 11:01 a.m.

Stone join Pure Noise

photo by Kat Nijmeddin

Pure Noise Records has signed Sonte, a hardcore/metal band from Milwaukee. The bandj's first album will come out next spring , currently set for March 2, 2018. Titled Inch of Joy, the band released a video for "Lost on You," which is streaming at Decibel.

Bands Quicksand released Interiors and announces Australian dates for 2018

Posted Nov. 10, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Quicksand released Interiors and announces Australian dates for 2018

Today, New York City post-hardcore band Quicksand have released their new album, Interiors -- their first album in 22 years on Epitaph.

Interiors features the band’s lineup of drummer Alan Cage, frontman/guitarist Walter Schreifels and bassist Sergio Vega.

Quicksand are joining Thursday as special guests on their Australian tour in March 2018.

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5 Ingredients – Quick Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

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Nov. 16, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

5 Ingredients – Quick Easy Food by Jamie Oliver Penguin Books   Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parents' pub, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight. After ... read more

Gault & Millau Restaurant Guide Launch - Sydney

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Nov. 15, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

Gault & Millau Restaurant Guide Launch The Cannery, Rosebery Sydney, Australia   For the uninitiated: Gault et Millau is an influential French restaurant guide, which was founded by two restaurant critics, ... read more

Vino Paradiso Launch - Sydney

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Nov. 14, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

Vino Paradiso Launch The Rocks Sydney, AU November 18-19, 2017 The two-day wine and food festival Vino Paradiso is returning to Sydney’s historic The Rocks district next month with a crowd ... read more

Ecco Vandal @ Oxford Art Factory

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Nov. 13, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

Ecca Vandal Oxford Art Factory Sydney, AustraliaN November 11, 2017 To some the South African born Ecca Vandal might appear to be a veritable enigma, which might be due to ... read more

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