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When Irish five-piece The Murder Capital recently released their debut album When I Have Fears, it was rapturously received by critics and music fans alike, with the band’s post-punk sound viscerally tapping into grief and disillusionment across the album’s ten tracks. The record was inspired by the suicide of a close friend of frontman James McGovern, and its title is aptly taken from a sonnet by the 18th Century Romantic poet John Keats, that centres on a fear of mortality, and not achieving all of the things you want to before your demise. The Murder Capital started attracting attention with a live recording of their seething, bruising song “More Is Less" in May 2018. At this point, as ...
Glitterer is a one-man band made up of Ned Russin, who made his name in Title Fight, a project he seems to be creating distance ...
We had such a blast at Riot Fest 2019 that we want to share our favorite moments and also give you recommendations for how you ...
Quite literally, a one question interview. Also known as 1QIs, we post these first to our social media on a near-daily basis, with the archival piece here. Check 'em out.
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An in-depth discussion with a band or artist, generally in the form of a straight Q&A – no editorializing.
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Album streams, our Set List "top five..." features, our year-end "best of" lists and other music-related miscellany.
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Contributions on a range of topics from a range of industry figures: musicians, filmmakers, editors and more.
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A melting pot of mixed content: movie, book and even video game reviews. Updated sporadically, but eclectically.
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A semi-regular column exploring new and rising local bands and artists deserving of attention.
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Night Birds made a name for themselves quickly. Sure, the guys have played in some well-known bands beforehand, but with only one proper full-length to their name (2011’s The Other Side of Darkness) and a foot-tall stack of 7-inches, the band has been quite active. In prep for Fest 11, Scene Point Blank got hold of singer Brian Gorsegner to talk about their recent tour, the band’s development, and Fest 11. Scene Point Blank: I know you played drums in Psyched to Die and I’m unfamiliar with For Science. Had you been a singer before this band ...
For 15 years now Chicago-based Riot Fest has been a multi-day music festival specializing in punk, rock, alternative, metal, and ...
Having started out in bands and working in collaboration with other musicians, Minnesotan musician Aaron Rice decided to strike out ...
The third iteration of Only Death Is Real is perhaps its darkest yet. Oppressive black metal, frozen winds and French ...
With the new Simultaneity Now out on Friday August 2, Multicult provide yet another reason to love Baltimore. The new ...
Nadir is a punk trio with some names and faces you might recognize from their work with Off With Their ...
Tension on the North Korean border. Conflicts with Iran. Brexit hovering like the sword of Damocles over Europe. Who knows ...
We post a variety of features in recurring series – click below to browse them.
A collection of items grouped by topic, eg. "Top 5 Worst Beatles Songs" or "Top 10 best '77 punk releases". Browse 20 features
One-question interviews with artists where we find out about the gear and equipment they use to achieve their sound. Browse 16 features
A wide-ranging guest column written by BJ from Ancient Shores, mainly covering film but extending into philosophy and aesthetics too. Check out BJ's work on the A389 podcast. Browse 14 features
Guest column by T of Vegas Browse 13 features
A roundup of coverage of the annual punk rock festival held in Gainesville, Florida Browse 4 features
A life lived and lessons learned by Eddie Spaghetti of Supersuckers. Browse 4 features
Our annual roundup from Gainesville, FL's famous Fest. Browse 4 features
It's the end of 2013, so here's our best-of roundup for the last twelve months. Browse 4 features
SPB's coverage of the annual festival in Gainesville, Florida. Browse 4 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2014. Browse 4 features
A brief but englightening chat with an artist who reveals an interesting or unexpected story from their career Browse 4 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2015. Browse 4 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2016. Browse 4 features
Our summary of the best music (and more) of 2018. Browse 3 features
A collection of coverage rounding up the year 2012, covering our favorite albums, shows, bands, and more, as well as asking record labels and bands about their past twelve months in music Browse 3 features
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. With Only Death Is Real, the aim is to bring you something new. Browse 3 features
A cookery column by Nick, vocalist with metal band The Famine. Veggie/vegan friendly! Browse 3 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2017. Browse 2 features
A regular series by Robert F. Browse 2 features
A semi-regular column where we choose a specific area and give a local scene report. Browse 1 features
Our coverage of the annual Fest extravaganza. Browse 1 features
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