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Music: Top 10 Acts Worth Mentioning at Riot Fest 2017

Sometimes you reach a point in your life when something inside of you just breaks and no matter what you do, you can't fix it. ... read more

Music: Top Ten Acts We're Excited About at Riot Fest 2017

Multi-day music festival Riot Fest returns to Douglas Park in Chicago for its twelfth year, September 15-17th. The independent music festival specializes in punk, rock, ... read more

Interviews: Rebecca Foon (Saltland)

Rebecca Foon is a prominent member of the Montreal experimental music scene. Having participated in acts like Set Fires to Flames, Thee Silver Mt. Zion ... read more

Interviews: Mick Flannery

Last Autumn a rectangular glass box appeared on one of Dublin's busiest streets. Inside, there was a bearded man, eyes shut, singing a song recounting ... read more

Interviews: Jeff Rosenstock and Making Answers for Yourself

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SPB exclusive: Trust No One from The Mons

SPB exclusive: Trust No One from The Mons

The Mons - Trust No One

Scene Point Blank is pleased to host a stream of Trust No One, the second full-length from Chicago punks The Mons.

The band rips, rages and waxes philosophic on songs with titles such as “Trust No One,” “Waste Of Time,” “The Man,” “God Hates The Mons,” and “Party Down.” Over 15 angry songs in 20 minutes, the album shows a strong SoCal hardcore influence with underlying subtleties that span genres. The familiar faces of the band include former members of Apocalypse Hoboken, The Arrivals, The Mashers, and Lynyrd’s Innards.

Listen below:

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Records A Bloodshot Xmas

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

A Bloodshot Xmas

Bloodshot Records has announced pre-orders for a new holiday-themed compilation titled 13 Days of Xmas. As the name suggests, the album collects label and nonlabel artists with 13 tunes focusing on the winter holiday season.

Arists include James Elkington, Murder By Death, Barrent Whitfield and the Savages, The Yawpers, and more.

Records Richard Hell's Blank Generation remastered

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 3:01 p.m.

Richard Hell's Blank Generation remastered

Richard Hell and the Voidoids - Blank Generation

For the 40th anniversary of Richard Hell and the Voidoid's classic Blank Generation, the album is being remastered and released with rare and live cuts on Rhino Records on Nov. 24.

To be released on Record Store Day, the remastered deluxe package will be limited in supply. Check out the full track listing and info below.

 

 

Bands Pig Destroyer in studio and on road

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 1:44 p.m.

Pig Destroyer in studio and on road

photo by Scott Wilkinson

Pig Destroyer has started work on a new album, their sixth full-length to date and first since 2012's Book Burner. In addition to working on new material, the group also announced a short December tour in California with Despise You, Necrot, and Call of the Void.

The new album is expected to relese in the summer of 2018 on Relapse Records. SPB talked with the group back in 2012.

Records Record Store Day: At The Drive In

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 1:31 p.m.

Record Store Day: At The Drive In

This Nov. 24, At The Drive In will unveil a brand new limited 10". Titled Diamanté and to be released by Rise Records, it features three songs that were recorded this summer in Germany. More info below.

Records Welcome to the End of the World, Dead Milkmen

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

Welcome to the End of the World, Dead Milkmen

The Dead Milkmen released a new EP this week. Named Welcome to the End of the World, the EP features 6 new songs.

It was recorded at Sine Studios in Philadelphia and Forge Recording in Oreland, Penn., and mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Avatar Studios in New York City. The band will donate 50 percent of album proceeds to Girls Rock Philly.

Bands Screaming Females, on tour now, announce new album in '18

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 12:19 p.m.

Screaming Females, on tour now, announce new album in '18

photo by Farrah Skeiky

screaming Females will release their seventh studio album in early 2018. Named All At Once, it's set for a Feb. 23 release on Don Giovanni Records.

The band is currently on tour with Street Eaters.

MP3s New All Pigs Must Die

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

New All Pigs Must Die

Southern Lord releasees Hostage Animal this coming Friday, Oct. 27. In preview, the album is streaming online here. It comes four years after their last full-length and include a new guitarist, Trap Them's Brian Izzi.

The album releases on Southern Lord Recordings.

Records Green Day's greatest

Posted Oct. 15, 2017, 9:14 a.m.

Green Day's greatest

Greatest Hits: God's Favourite Band

Green Day will release a greatest hits album this November titled Greatest Hits: God's Favourite Band. Out on Nov. 17, the album features 20 songs from their first 21 yerars as a band. 

The new album also has two new songs: one titled "Back In the USA" and a duet with Miranda Lambert titled "Ordinary World."

Green Day's last studio album was Revolution Radio (2015). Check out a full track listing below.

Records No Age returns

Posted Oct. 15, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

No Age have announced a new LP, set to release on Jan. 26, 2018 on Drag City. Titled Snares Like A Haircut, the new song contains 12 songs in total.

Listen to "Soft Collar Fad" here.

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Worriers

Survival Pop

9.0 / 10 Worriers - Survival Pop album cover

It seems like Worriers nailed down their sound on day one, when they rose from the ashes of The Measure S.A.. The Lauren Denitzio-fronted group plays a melodic and quirky style of indie-poppish-punk. On Survival Pop, that sound takes a stronger pop turn, with ear-pleasing hooks paired to politically-charged and empowering lyricism. In many ways, this record is a call of solidarity for those trying to find their voice, something akin to Transgender Dysphoria Blues .Worriers has their own clear identity throughout, from sing-along ...

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Beady Eye was not a bad band. Au contraire. If you harbour a weak spot for Oasis, aim at an objective viewpoint and take a break from you loyalty to ...

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Sweden’s Monolord worship at the altar of the riff and on third effort Rust that riff comes downtuned, weighty and driven by bass. Vocals are hazy at best, which only adds to ...

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Botanist

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The Mons

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Trust No One, The Mons’ second album isn’t subtle. But what do you expect of a band using that name? This is aggressive, 1980s-inspired hardcore with a penchant for fast ...

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Foo Fighters

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One thing becomes abundantly clear about 28 seconds into "T-Shirt", the first track off Foo Fighters' ninth studio album Concrete and Gold - this will not be your typical Foo ...

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Grave Pleasures - Motherblood album cover

Grave Pleasures is the evolution and continuation of Beastmilk. Back in 2013, the project led by Mat “Kvohst” McNerney, released Climax, a record combining the post-punk nostalgia, the darkwave influence along ...

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Grave Pleasures - Motherblood album cover
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The Pixies Bring The Cool back to Denver

Posted by Kevin Fitzpatrick
Oct. 22, 2017, 12:06 p.m.

The Pixies @ the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver Colorado October 18, 2017   Black Francis is a man of few words. This would be detrimental as a stockbroker, but as the ... read more

Alice Cooper @ Hordern Pavilion

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Oct. 22, 2017, 9:41 a.m.

Alice Cooper Hordern Pavilion Sydney, AU October 21, 2017 Alright. If we have to start off by dancing out that Alice Cooper is the architect of not merely shock-rock by ... read more

Cirque du Soleil's Toruk – the First Flight

Posted by T
Oct. 21, 2017, 10:36 a.m.

Toruk – the First Flight Cirque du Soleil Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney October 19, 2017 Toruk - the First Flight, a stage show by Cirque de Soleil, is based on ... read more

What Rhymes with Cars and Girls

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Oct. 15, 2017, 8:36 a.m.

What Rhymes with Cars and Girls Riverside Theatre Parramatta October 14, 2017 What Rhymes with Cars and Girls was You Am I’s frontman Tim Rogers’ first solo album in 1999, a ... read more

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