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Dirtnap Records: History 101

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Dirtnap Records: History 101

Posted Sept. 20, 2020, 2:16 p.m.

People are going to remember 2020 – though maybe not the way we all imagined back on January 1. Dirtnap Records had originally envisioned a big celebration of the label’s twentieth anniversary. They planned to gather notable bands from the roster of 150+ releases for a weekend-long celebration in Madison, WI. Looking back, we all know what happened. A pandemic, social distancing and lockdowns have made live music all but a memory. Dirtnap is still planning an anniversary party (now scheduled for 2021), but the incentive to celebrate is a little quieter right now. For two decades the label has earned a reputation for quality, high-energy punk and more. While the Pacific Northwest and Denton, TX are home to many ...

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Only Death Is Real #9

Music Only Death Is Real #9

Posted Sept. 20, 2020, 2:09 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

Finding new music to explore has become many people's escape since the world of 2020 changed for the worse. In times of struggle music ...

Primitive Man

Interviews Primitive Man

Posted Sept. 7, 2020, 2:23 p.m.

Primitive Man is one of the filthiest, meanest sounding bands active in North America. Metal usually strives for an extreme aesthetic, but few succeed with ...

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Old Man Markley

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Old Man Markley

Posted June 26, 2014, 11:11 p.m.

Annie DeTemple (Old Man Markley) SPB: What is the best Buck Owens song? DeTemple: Well, my favorite Buck Owens song is "Act Naturally."  I'm not just saying that because The Beatles covered it, but it goes to show that they probably thought it was the best Buck Owens song, too!  I love “Act Naturally” for its catchy melody.  If you’re ever in the San Fernando, you might find Johnny and I singing it as a duet at a local karaoke bar!

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Scatenato Ma Non Troppo #1

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Posted Sept. 7, 2020, 2:15 p.m.
Scatenato Ma Non Troppo

Each and every week, Scene Point Blank receives hundreds (and hundreds) of submissions for possible coverage. Some of these are ...

Mike Park (Asian Man Records)

Interviews Mike Park (Asian Man Records)

Posted Aug. 23, 2020, 7:31 a.m.

“SKA SKA SKA First new Chinkees in 18 years!” To the layman, seeing those words pop up in their email ...

Imperial Triumphant

Interviews Imperial Triumphant

Posted Aug. 6, 2020, 3:30 p.m.

Imperial Triumphant is one of the few bands able to capture the spirit of our age. Rising like the Temple ...

Vegas

Interviews Vegas

Posted Aug. 6, 2020, 3:24 p.m.

There are many complaints one could lob at the modern rock ‘n' roll industrial complex. One of the less toxic ...

Table Talk #3 – The Positive Things in Life

Music Table Talk #3 – The Positive Things in Life

Posted Aug. 6, 2020, 3:19 p.m.
Table Talk

There we are again, back for another round. I don’t know how you are doing, but I am trying ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2020)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2020)

Posted July 12, 2020, 3:11 p.m.

As is SPB tradition, we've gotten together to compile a list of the albums our staff are enjoying most ...

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