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The Murder Capital

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The Murder Capital

Posted Oct. 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.

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 ...

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Glitterer

Interviews Glitterer

Posted Oct. 3, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

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 ...

Riot Fest 2019: our personal highlights

Music Riot Fest 2019: our personal highlights

Posted Sept. 29, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

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 ...

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Night Birds (Fest 11)

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Night Birds (Fest 11)

Posted Dec. 2, 2012, 1:55 a.m.
Fest 11

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 ...

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Bands to check out at Riot Fest 2019

Music Bands to check out at Riot Fest 2019

Posted Sept. 11, 2019, 7:36 a.m.

For 15 years now Chicago-based Riot Fest has been a multi-day music festival specializing in punk, rock, alternative, metal, and ...

Aaron Rice

Interviews Aaron Rice

Posted Aug. 27, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

Having started out in bands and working in collaboration with other musicians, Minnesotan musician Aaron Rice decided to strike out ...

Only Death Is Real #3

Regular Columns Only Death Is Real #3

Posted Aug. 27, 2019, 3:42 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

The third iteration of Only Death Is Real is perhaps its darkest yet. Oppressive black metal, frozen winds and French ...

Multicult / four-band interview

Interviews Multicult / four-band interview

Posted July 29, 2019, 3:07 p.m.

With the new Simultaneity Now out on Friday August 2, Multicult provide yet another reason to love Baltimore. The new ...

Nadir

Interviews Nadir

Posted July 29, 2019, 3:03 p.m.

Nadir is a punk trio with some names and faces you might recognize from their work with Off With Their ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2019)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2019)

Posted July 2, 2019, 3:55 p.m.

Tension on the North Korean border. Conflicts with Iran. Brexit hovering like the sword of Damocles over Europe. Who knows ...

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