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Dillinger Four - 25th anniversary

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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 goal was to capture an oral history of the band. How they formed, what stood out in creating each record, and notable moments in their career. Basically a play-by-play from the band. D4 does things their own way at their own pace. It’s one of the key points in this interview, which got us partway through the history before soundcheck killed the momentum and we intended to pick it up another day. That day has yet to come, so what was once to be a 20th anniversary article was pushed back. I’d cleverly planned the backup title of ...

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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. The label is celebrating 25 ...

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 band featuring familiar faces from ...

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The Sword

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The Sword

Posted March 10, 2018, 12:16 p.m.

The Sword barrel down the highway bludgeoning passers-by with thick southern riffs, warped Sci-Fi, and a groove that may hit your feet as hard as your head. The band gained critical acclaim with their epic concept record, Warp Riders, showcasing a storytelling not found in such jarring music. Guitarist Kyle Shutt is a founding member of The Sword, and recently sat down with Scene Point Blank to discuss their new record, Used Future, why Metallica is so generous, and the bands recent foray into the realm of hot sauce. Scene Point Blank: The Sword have been around since the turn ...

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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 ...

Only Death Is Real #4

Regular Columns Only Death Is Real #4

Posted Nov. 12, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

Choosing five releases for Only Death Is Real gets harder with each iteration and this fourth column was no different ...

The Fest 18: Making FESTory

Music The Fest 18: Making FESTory

Posted Oct. 28, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

The Fest 18 begins this Friday, running November 1-3. Which means that the punk party has overtaken Gainesville 18 times ...

Foxy Dads

Interviews Foxy Dads

Posted Oct. 28, 2019, 2:17 p.m.

If there’s one word that could accurately describe Foxy Dads front person Ilana Hope, it’s “genuine.” The 23-year ...

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