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Regular Columns: Jeffrey Roy on ADR mixing and Andrei Tarkovsky’s "Stalker"

Jeffrey Roy is busy. Check the link for his credits and you will see a vast list of projects. In this edition of “Beyond Casual ... read more

Interviews: Dodecahedron

After a five year wait, avantgarde black metal outfit Dodecahedron unleashed upon the world their sophomore record, Kwintessens. Catching up with Michel Nienhuis, guitarist and ... read more

Regular Columns: Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Portable Turntables

I do travel. A bit. An iPod or portable device is a great, convenient yet soulless asset to have. It fits your music collection into ... read more

Music: Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 Roundup

Pitchfork Music Festival descended on Chicago’s Union Park for the thirteenth straight year (their "curation" of 2005’s Intonation Music Festival notwithstanding) for what’s turning into ... read more

Interviews: Full of Hell

Full Of Hell are an active and adventurous band. Scene Point Blank caught up with the group on the heels of 2017's new album, Trumpeting ... read more

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SPB exclusive: Vacation 2XLP stream

SPB exclusive: Vacation 2XLP stream

Vacation - Southern Grass: The Continuation of Rock’n’Roll - Vol. 1

Cincinnati, Ohio’s Vacation are back with a new album, this time a double LP called Southern Grass: The Continuation of Rock’n’Roll, courtesy of Recess Records.

Formed in 2009, the band has toured relentlessly while blasting fuzzy punk rock with sun-bleached pop hooks. The band has shared members with Tweens, Mardou, Swim Team, Black Planet, and Pretty Pretty. In addition to the new record, they're also touring across the USA.

Check out an exclusive stream of the new 32-track release below:

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Videos L7 documentary gets video release

Posted Aug. 17, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

L7 documentary gets video release

L7 - Pretend We're Dead

L7: Pretend We’re Dead documentary is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD this Oct. 13. The doc included interviews with Joan Jett, Brody Dalle (The Distillers), Lydia Lunch, Allison Robertson (The Donnas), Louise Post (Veruca Salt), and more while exploring L7's history.

It will be screening at select theatres across the country in September. The recently reformed group will also play a few California dates next month. Details below.

Records Converge to release The Dusk In Us

Posted Aug. 16, 2017, 8:24 a.m.

On Nov. 3, Converge will return with The Dusk in Us, their first full-length in five years.

It will be the band's ninth full-length and follows All We Love We Leave Behind (2012), to be released on Epitaph/Deathwish Inc.

You can listen to the track "Under Duress" now:

Bands New GWAR, new tour(s)

Posted Aug. 15, 2017, 1:16 p.m.

New GWAR, new tour(s)

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Costumed overlords GWAR will embark on US tours this fall, plaing dates with Ghoul, Doyle (The Misfits), and more. The tours line up with a new album from the group, The Blood of Gods, which is set to release Oct. 20 on Metal Blade Records.

See a full list of dates below.

Records Worriers announce Survival Pop on SideOneDummy

Posted Aug. 13, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

Worriers have a new LP coming out next month, on new label home SideOneDummy. Titled New Survivial, it will officially releaseo n Sept. 29 with three release shows schedules going up the US East Coast in Philadelphia, Boston, and New York. They are also playing dates in Australia in September.

“I wrote the majority of the songs on this record thinking about what kinds of songs past versions of myself would’ve needed or been listening to at different points in my life," says primary songwriter Lauren Denitzio about the album.

Check out "The Possibility" (off Survival Pop) below.

Tours Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg Australian Tour

Posted Aug. 12, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg Australian Tour

This November will herald the return of true punk rock royalty Marky Ramone to our Australia. 

Marky is one of the last remaining members of The Ramones, and the one with the longest lineage, having handled skins duties for the formative punk outfit between 1978 to 1983 and again from 1987 until 1996. An original denizen of the NYC punk scene centered on Max’s Kansas City (Marky also played with Wayne County and Richard Hell’s Voidoids with whom he appeared on the classic Blank Generation LP), Marky is keeping The Ramones’ spirit burning bright and will be bringing a huge haul of Ramones classics to venues across Australia.

Bands 1QI: The Ejector Seats, Brain Tentacles, Amirtha Kidambi

Posted Aug. 8, 2017, 12:47 p.m.

1QI: The Ejector Seats, Brain Tentacles, Amirtha Kidambi
Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview three days each week, typically every Tuesday-Thursday.
 
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 The Ejector Seats, Brain Tentacles, and Amirtha Kidambi.

Records SPB premiere: V.E.G.A.S.-Long Gone split EP

Posted Aug. 5, 2017, noon

SPB premiere: V.E.G.A.S.-Long Gone split EP

VEGAS/Long Gone - split EP

Scene Point Blank is pleased to share the newest EP from V.E.G.A.S., a split with Finland's Long Gone. Each band contributes two new songs.

Check it out after the jump.

The record officially released on July 29 via Judas Chair Collective.

 

Tours Flogging Molly October tour

Posted Aug. 2, 2017, 9:07 p.m.

Flogging Molly October tour

Following the release of Life Is Good last month, Flogging Molly return to the road, starting on Oct. 13 in Riverside, CA. The tour will span 17 dtes in total, wrapping up in Worchester, MA on Nov. 5.

Dates are below.

Bands 1QI: Fast Break! Records, Bobby Kapp, Jason Navarro

Posted Aug. 1, 2017, 1:57 p.m.

1QI: Fast Break! Records, Bobby Kapp,  Jason Navarro
Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview three days each week, typically every Tuesday-Thursday.
 
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 Fast Break! Records, Bobby Kapp and Jason Navarro.
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Based in San Fransisco, Moon Duo is the brainchild of Erik “Ripley” Johnson, known from his work in Wooden Shjips, and Sanae Yamada. Centering around a psychedelic perspective, the band has released a series of works, influenced by garage aesthetics and krautrock, projecting their own trippy themes within an existing framework.Occult Architecture is Moon Duo's latest full-length releases. Split into two volumes, the band investigates the concept of yin and yang within their music, attempting to present two sides of the same ...

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Vin Diemen “Best of Tassie”

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Vin Diemen “Best of Tassie” National Art School, Cell Block Theatre Sydney, AU August 12, 2017 I sure hope that my recent features on Tasmania and MONA have tickled your ... read more

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