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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.

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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.

Records Punk Rock Halloween: the compilation

Posted Oct. 14, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

Punk Rock Halloween: the compilation

Christmas isn't the only season for holiday music. A new Halloween-themed compilation is out titled Punk Rock Halloween - Loud, Fast & Scary with 27 songs by punk bands from a variety of periods and styles.

Artists include Naked Aggression, The Adolescents, Riverboat Gamblers, Reel Big Fish, and Dwarves.

One of the featured bands, Reel Big Fish, is on tour now in the UK. Dates and a full track listing included below.

Records New from Buffalo Buffalo

Posted Oct. 14, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

New from Buffalo Buffalo

Los Angeles punks Buffalo Buffalo have released a new 7" via A-F Records/Uncle M Music. DUbbed Spanish Love Songs, it's streaming on  Bandcamp and out now.

The five-member bands plays midtempo, raw and emotional punk. A full-length LP, Schmaltz, is scheduled to come out next spring on as a joint release between the two labels.

Videos New documentary on Bad Brains' HR

Posted Oct. 14, 2017, 9:32 a.m.

New documentary on Bad Brains' HR

Bad Brains' frontman Paul "HR" Hudson is the subject of a new documentart named Finding Joseph I. Directed by James Lathos, the film explores the character behind the eccentric singer known for live backflips and erratic behavior.

It includes interviews with Hudson, Earl Hudson (Bad Brains/Brother), Ras Michael, Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi), members of Fishbone, The Wailers, Living Colour and more.

The film is in screening across the US now, and releases on DVD on Nov. 3 (MVD). View some screening dates after the jump.

Records Hangman announce new 7-inch

Posted Oct. 12, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Hangman announce new 7-inch

Long Island, NY's Hangman will soon release a new 7" on Flatspot Records, titled A Vile Decree. Flatspot will release 350 copies of the EP.

To get a taste, check out "Pesticide" at No Echo.

Shows Liam Gallagher announces Falls Festival 2017/2018 sideshows

Posted Oct. 11, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Liam Gallagher announces Falls Festival 2017/2018 sideshows

Liam Gallagher has announced his first headline shows in Australia as a solo act.

The ex-Oasis frontman will play Falls Festival between 2017 and 2018, but he’s also just lined up two headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

If his huge sets over the past few months at festivals like Glastonbury are anything to go by too, he’ll throw a few Oasis songs into the sets as well. Gallagher recently release a new solo album titled As You Were.

Check out all the dates  below.

Music News Punks in Vegas releases fundraising comp

Posted Oct. 9, 2017, 7:05 p.m.

Punks in Vegas releases fundraising comp

Vegas Strong: A Benefit from Punks in Vegas

Punks in Vegas announced Vegas Strong today, a charity compilation with over 100 bands. On sale for $5, the digital compilation will donate 100% of funds to the UMC Foundation, Las Vegas's only Level 1 Trauma Center.

Many artists are featured, included new/unreleased music from The Menzingers, Direct Hit, Lemuria, Off WIth Their Heads, Taking Back Sunday, and The Wonder Years. Additional artists include The Smith Street Band, Nothington, The Chinkees and some 100 more.

MP3s White Russian sampler available

Posted Oct. 7, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

White Russian sampler available

Dutch punk label White Russian Records has a new sampler available online for a pay-what-you-want download price and streaming on various online platforms like Spotify.

The sampler includes tracks by bands including Travoltas, I Against I, Shoplifters, Slow Crush and more.

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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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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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Foo Fighters - Concrete and Gold album cover

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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Celeste - Infidele(s) album cover

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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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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

Artisans in the Gardens Exhibition

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Oct. 14, 2017, 9:18 a.m.

Artisans in the Gardens Exhibition Lion’s Gate at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney October 13, 2017 Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens is a not-for-profit membership based organisation supporting ... read more

Napalm Death @ Factory Theatre

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Oct. 13, 2017, 8:18 a.m.

Napalm Death Factory Theatre Sydney, Australia October 11, 2017 Extreme times demand extreme responses. After successful runs in the USA and Europe, the intemperate Napalm Death and BRUJERIA conglomerate were heading south to ... read more

Greek Film Festival - Leichhardt

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Oct. 12, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

Greek Film Festival Palace Cinemas Leichhardt October 10-22, 2017 The Delphi Bank 24th Greek Film Festival set out to celebrate Greek-Australian filmmakers with festival guests Sotiris Dounoukos and Mary Zournazi and ... read more

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