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Posted Aug. 12, 2018, 4:22 a.m.

Digital Affairs Neurotic is the new release from VVEGAS, who tend to write and release music often, and whose sole purpose is to continue releasing music. Their bandcamp account includes a plethora of releases, including Neurotic, though their frontman, T, spends a lot of time on the road, something we talked about in addition to the new release. “I feel compelled to get things done whenever there is a window of opportunity or when the muse kisses and then open the floodgates. As one grows older it becomes more important to counteract becoming set in your ways and work on preserving spontaneity,” says T. “Too much analysis kills it - when you go off script, you can be who you truly ...

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Only Death Is Real #1

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Posted Aug. 12, 2018, 4:15 a.m.
Only Death Is Real

There’s so much music released, whether physically or digitally, that keeping up with what’s going on becomes almost like a full-time job. There ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2018)

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Posted July 16, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

We're halfway through the year. When did that happen? Luckily for you, SPB's expert staff are on hand to guide you through the ...

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Jason Collett (Broken Social Scene)

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Scene Point Blank: Thanks very much for taking time to sit down with me first of all. A lot of people who may be reading this are quite aware of the work you’ve done in The Broken Social Scene, but may not be as familiar with your solo work. For those who haven’t had the chance to hear it, how would you describe your music? Jason Collett: It’s more narrative than the sound circus that is the Broken Social Scene, and definitely in a more singer songwriter vain. I’ve always been into song writers. I’ve ...

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The Anxiety of Influence

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Posted July 16, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Against Orthodoxy

In February 1996 late novelist David Foster Wallace released a modern masterpiece, Infinite Jest, uncovering a wellspring of contemporary criticism ...

Graspop Metal Meeting 2018 (Friday)

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Posted July 2, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

The task of summing up a well-organized European festival is large enough, especially since I dislike festivals to begin with ...

Amy Oden: Making Punk a Drag Again

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Posted July 2, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Amy Oden is a Baltimore-based musician and filmmaker. Her work includes the feature documentaries From the Back of the Room ...

Dark Mofo Festival 2018

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Posted July 2, 2018, 3:44 p.m.

Hobart, Tasmania Australia Dark Mofo is unlike any other festival on this earthround. Never merely l’art pour l’art ...

Review: Iron & Wine (Sydney Opera House)

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Posted May 29, 2018, 12:22 p.m.

Alright. Full disclosure: While the moniker Iron & Wine blipped here and there on my radar and your humble narrator thinking ...

Halo Of Flies Records

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Posted May 26, 2018, 9:37 a.m.

In hindsight, Halo Of Flies is one of the labels responsible for dragging me into dark hardcore music. I was ...

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