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The Eradicator

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The Eradicator

Posted March 15, 2020, 3:58 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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Only Death Is Real #6

Music Only Death Is Real #6

Posted March 15, 2020, 3:55 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

2020 has only been upon us for three short months, yet the outlook for the rest of the year looks as bleak as it has ...

Wrekmeister Harmonies

Interviews 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 ...

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Look Mexico

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Look Mexico

Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 11:39 p.m.

Matt Agrella (Look Mexico)SPB: Who does the majority of the band’s driving? Agrella: Driving. We try to divvy this up pretty evenly, though some of our biggest arguments will be over petty "No, you still have 15 minutes left," or "You're stopping now?" We've figured out that 3 hour shifts work for us, but a lot of bartering goes down. Say, if Smith doesn't want to drive his shift tomorrow night, he'll pull a 6-er now. On the other hand, I've seen 3 hungover dudes split a 2-hour drive. Speaking of that, now ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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