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Wrekmeister Harmonies

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Wrekmeister Harmonies

Posted Feb. 14, 2020, 3:33 p.m.
Don't Quit Your Day Job

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 ...

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Table Talk #1 – What I learned about last year

Music Table Talk #1 – What I learned about last year

Posted Feb. 14, 2020, 3:27 p.m.
Table Talk

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

Interviews Mikey Erg

Posted Jan. 27, 2020, 3:23 p.m.

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 ...

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Coalesce

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

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 ...

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Only Death Is Real #5

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Posted Jan. 27, 2020, 3:14 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

Welcome to the first Only Death Is Real of 2020, which this time features music from all corners of the ...

Laibach

Interviews Laibach

Posted Jan. 27, 2020, 3:11 p.m.

Prior to Laibach's incarnation on terra australis, which saw them performing their idiosyncratic take on The Sound of Music ...

2019: A Year In Review

Music 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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