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Interviews: Big|Brave

Mathieu Ball is one of two guitarists for Montreal’s Big|Brave. The trio does not offer a bass player, however, Mat and the rest of the ... read more

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

As the good ole shock jock Plato so eloquently put it, music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of ... read more

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

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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.”

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Tours Amenra + Boris to cross Europe

Posted Nov. 23, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Amenra + Boris to cross Europe

photo by Stephan Vanfleteren

Fresh off the release of Mass VI, Amenra will be touring Europe in early 2018, joined by the one and only Boris.

It will be Amenra's first full run through the UK, in addition to numerous other stops (detailed below).

Videos Green Day's "Back in the USA" from greatest hits album

Posted Nov. 19, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

Green Day's "Back in the USA" from greatest hits album

photo by Frank Maddocks

Green Day celebrated the release of Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band on Friday with a video for "Back in the USA," the sole new track off the 22-song record.

Check out a full track listing and the video below.

Music News Bloodshot and Southern Lord partner with Table-Turned

Posted Nov. 19, 2017, 10:02 a.m.

Bloodshot and Southern Lord partner with Table-Turned

photo by Loren Green

Table-Turned record subscription service has added Southern Lord and Bloodshot Records to their service. The subscription sends a new record to each month based on categories such as "Noise Rock" (Southern Lord) and "Americana Punk" (Bloodshot). Other label partners include Sub Pop, Topshelf Records, Constellation Records, No Sleep Records, and Fat Possum Records.

Records Cleric announce second LP

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

Philadelphia-based Cleric will release their sophomore album, Retrocausal, on Dec. 8 via Web of Mimicry, a labelheaded by Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3).

The avant-metal with math rock and free jazz components also features a number of guest musicians, including John Zorn, Mick Barr (Krallice, Orthrelm, Ocrilim), and Timba Harris (Secret Chiefs 3).

Check out the song "Ifrit" here:

Cleric's previous full-length, Regressions, was released in 2010.

Records Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards live album

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards live album

photo by Loren Green

In addition to the recently announced vinyl reissues of Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards two albums (self-titled and Viking), Pirates Press will release a live recording from 2001 on Nov. 25 titled Live And Loud!!

The LP was recorded in teh spring of 2001, shortly after The Bastards' first album. It releases on 180gram vinyl on the same day as the reissues.

Frederiksen is the longtime co-vocalist/guitarist in Rancid, who released Trouble Maker earlier this year.

Records New from The Good, the Bad and the Zugly

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 11:02 a.m.

New from The Good, the Bad and the Zugly

Norway punks The Good, the Bad and the Zugly will return with a new album on Jan. 26 titled Misanthropical HouseNew Noise is streaming the track “Vik bak meg Satan" as a preview. Fysisk Format will release the new album, a follow-up to Hadeland Hardcore (2015).

Records New Evidence in 2018

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 10:42 a.m.

New Evidence in 2018

Rhymesayers Entertainment will release Weather Or Not, the third solo album from Evidence (Dilated Peoples). The new album includes several collaborations from the likes of Slug (Atmosphere), Rakaa (Dilated Peoples), Alchemist, and more. It releases on Jan. 26, 2018.

Check out the video for "Jim Dean" after the jump.

Tours SUMAC, Converge and Cult Leader on the West Coast

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 10:04 a.m.

SUMAC, Converge and Cult Leader on the West Coast

Much like the headline reads, SUMAC, Converge, and Cult Leader will tour the North America West Coast this January, beginning in Vancouver, BC and ending in Mesa, AZ nine days later.

Dates and venue information is listed below.

 

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

Posted Nov. 17, 2017, 9:22 a.m.

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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Formed by Khanate's vocalist after the demise of the legendary drone band, Gnaw doubled down on the extreme sound of Khanate, filling the drone/sludge hybrid sound with noise injections and industrial pacing. This post-apocalyptic vision was first introduced through This Face, a wretched work of heavy, experimental music, containing all the extreme weight, glacial pace and misanthropic philosophy the band could muster. This path was further explored with the follow-up album, Horrible Chamber, another testament to the band's sadistic approach ...

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No Use for a Name

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David Bowie

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The Damned

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Brooke Bentham

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Leda

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Triple Rock - Last Show Ever

Posted by Loren
Nov. 22, 2017, 7:28 p.m.

Dillinger Four, Negative Approach, Kitten Forever, Victory, The Slow Death Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN November 22, 2017 I usually try to keep show reviews to the point: Here’s ... read more

Skepticon - Sydney

Posted by T
Nov. 22, 2017, 8:51 a.m.

Skepticon Recital Hall Sydney, Australia November 18-19, 2017 Think Inc. is a young, Australia-based initiative dedicated to reinvigorating the excitement of rational discourse in daily conversation. Through engaging events with ... read more

The Scientists @ Factory Theatre

Posted by T
Nov. 19, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

The Scientists Factory Theatre Sydney, AU November 18, 2017 The Scientists existed from 1978 to 1987 – Originally from Perth they moved to Sydney then to London and spent equal ... read more

Glen Matlock @ Landowne Hotel

Posted by T
Nov. 18, 2017, 9:48 a.m.

Glen Matlock Landowne Hotel Sydney, Australia November 16, 2017 Chances are that if you are on this website, you know who Glen Matlock is, as he is  not only known for ... read more

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