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2019: A Year In Review

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2019: A Year In Review

Posted Jan. 7, 2020, 1:58 p.m.
Year End 2019

It's the end of a decade, and what a final year it's been. In this last piece of our 2019 feature series, we look back on the previous twelve months to explore the best TV shows we streamed, the coolest album artwork, weirdest records, best non-punk/metal and a couple of other lists of music-related stuff we dug in 2019. Read on to find out what you might have missed. Best Programs I Streamed in 2019 In a year that saw Game of Thrones stumble across the finish line, even with an ever-increasing amount of programming options of any and all varieties, finding something good to watch was sometimes a challenge.  Here's the best movies and series ...

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Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2019)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2019)

Posted Jan. 1, 2020, 3:16 p.m.
Year End 2019

The end of a year and the end of a decade – 2019 is done and it's over to SPB to tell you about the ...

Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2019

Music Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2019

Posted Dec. 17, 2019, 4:53 a.m.
Year End 2019

As the year ends, it's time once more for us to hand over to the artists and record labels that made some of our ...

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The Summer We Went West

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

I saw The Summer We Went West a few weeks ago in a very hot, very sweaty, basement that had some of the coolest painted walls ever. The band prank called my friend, bummed copious amounts of cigaretts off me, basically gave their merch table to me, and Erik gave me one of the sweatiest hugs ever. It was at this time I knew an interview had to be done. Scene Point Blank: It's kind of remarkable that you guys all met, live together, and are able to play in three different types of bands. So what's the ...

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Dillinger Four - 25th anniversary

Interviews Dillinger Four - 25th anniversary

Posted Dec. 2, 2019, 2:40 p.m.

A long, long time ago, Scene Point Blank sat backstage at the Triple Rock before a Dillinger Four show. The ...

Bloodshot Records: History 101

Music Bloodshot Records: History 101

Posted Dec. 2, 2019, 2:29 p.m.

As 2019 comes to a close, we caught up with Bloodshot Records, a Chicago-based label that was founded in 1994 ...

Drakulas

Interviews Drakulas

Posted Dec. 2, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

Gangs, porno, and video game addiction. That’s the hook right there, but we’ll keep going. With Drakulas, a ...

Forever Unclean's First American Tour... Diary

Music Forever Unclean's First American Tour... Diary

Posted Nov. 24, 2019, 1:43 p.m.

This past October, Denmark punks Forever Unclean participated in The Fest - a 4-day DIY music extravaganza in Gainesville FL. The ...

Ipecac Recordings 20th Anniversary

Music Ipecac Recordings 20th Anniversary

Posted Nov. 24, 2019, 1:35 p.m.

In the 20 years since Ipecac Records spewed its way into the public consciousness, it has achieved the impossible. It ...

The Fest 18

Music The Fest 18

Posted Nov. 12, 2019, 3:34 p.m.

The Fest is a massive undertaking. It's 400+ bands over 3+ days. It's summer in October, as a ...

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