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The rock star image of packed arenas, traveling with an entourage, and partying amid crazy backstage antics and endless drama is almost patently false. Sure, it’s reflective of a few artists from yesteryear who have platinum records and shortened lifespans, but most musicians have day jobs – and not just to pay the bills. Jobs provide new challenges, personal fulfillment and, yes, some rent or gas money. And usually when somebody is writing a new record or scheduling a tour, they have to balance that with their job. How an artist spends their time by day will influence the creative process at night. In Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Scene Point Blank looks at how musicians split their time ...
To me this is the most exciting time of the year. It is also a very expensive time of the year. Yeah, I spend a ...
Mikey Erg (real name: Mikey Yannich) is a legend in the world of pop-punk because he has been in countless punk bands throughout the 2000s ...
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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Coalesce is a band that has always been pushing the boundaries of music. From their earliest days with Earache and Edison in the 90's through their current phase as a band today, they have reinvented the sound of hardcore with their off-kilter song structures and the one-of-a-kind vocal assault of Sean Ingram. The band recently reemerged with a new 7", a self-funded and self-released retrospective DVD, and a mini-tour to promote both. Scene Point Blank spoke with guitarist Jes Steinegar about the bands return, recent tour, and what to expect in the future from Coalesce. Scene Point Blank: Why ...
Welcome to the first Only Death Is Real of 2020, which this time features music from all corners of the ...
Prior to Laibach's incarnation on terra australis, which saw them performing their idiosyncratic take on The Sound of Music ...
It's the end of a decade, and what a final year it's been. In this last piece of ...
The end of a year and the end of a decade – 2019 is done and it's over to SPB ...
As the year ends, it's time once more for us to hand over to the artists and record labels ...
A long, long time ago, Scene Point Blank sat backstage at the Triple Rock before a Dillinger Four show. The ...
We post a variety of features in recurring series – click below to browse them.
One-question interviews with artists where we find out about the gear and equipment they use to achieve their sound. Browse 22 features
A collection of items grouped by topic, eg. "Top 5 Worst Beatles Songs" or "Top 10 best '77 punk releases". Browse 20 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 15 features
Guest column by T of Vegas Browse 13 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 5 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
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 summary of the best music (and more) of 2018. Browse 3 features
Our wrap-up of the best music and more from 2019 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
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
Our coverage of the annual Fest extravaganza. Browse 1 features
Discussing the state of the music business at the kitchen table Browse 1 features
How an artist spends their time by day will influence the creative process at night. In Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Scene Point Blank looks at how musicians split their time, and how their careers influence their music – or, alternately &ndash Browse 1 features
A semi-regular column where we choose a specific area and give a local scene report. Browse 1 features
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