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Top 10 Acts Worth Mentioning at Riot Fest 2017


Top 10 Acts Worth Mentioning at Riot Fest 2017

Posted Oct. 4, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
The Set List

Sometimes you reach a point in your life when something inside of you just breaks and no matter what you do, you can't fix it. You hate your job, you hate your apartment, you hate the city you live in. I had currently reached that point in my life when I decided to move from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Seattle, Washington. Why? Because I could. I wasn't sure driving a car full of my belongings roughly over 2,500 miles on I-90 was going to necessarily fix everything wrong with my life, but I was certain it would be the kick in the ass I needed to change. So here I am, a week later, typing this from Seattle ...

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Top Ten Acts We're Excited About at Riot Fest 2017

Music Top Ten Acts We're Excited About at Riot Fest 2017

Posted Sept. 14, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
The Set List

Multi-day music festival Riot Fest returns to Douglas Park in Chicago for its twelfth year, September 15-17th. The independent music festival specializes in punk, rock ...

Rebecca Foon (Saltland)

Interviews Rebecca Foon (Saltland)

Posted Sept. 3, 2017, 2:11 p.m.

Rebecca Foon is a prominent member of the Montreal experimental music scene. Having participated in acts like Set Fires to Flames, Thee Silver Mt. Zion ...

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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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Upcoming Talent

A semi-regular column exploring new and rising local bands and artists deserving of attention.
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From the archive...



Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:23 a.m.

Just as Warnings / Promises finally sees its belated release on American shores, our man Neil sat down to talk with Idlewild's Roddy Woomble, about maturity, acoustic shows, Edwin Morgan and President Bush. Scene Point Blank: Hi Roddy. Thanks for taking the time to talk to Scene Point Blank, how are you? Roddy: I'm fine thanks. Scene Point Blank: Welcome to Lisburn Roddy: Thanks very much. I've never been here before. Scene Point Blank: Nah, nor have I. What the made you decide to come to Lisburn? Roddy: We just got asked to do it. Scene Point Blank ...

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Mick Flannery

Interviews Mick Flannery

Posted Sept. 3, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

Last Autumn a rectangular glass box appeared on one of Dublin's busiest streets. Inside, there was a bearded man ...

Jeff Rosenstock and Making Answers for Yourself

Interviews Jeff Rosenstock and Making Answers for Yourself

Posted Aug. 21, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

I’m not getting paid to write this article. This isn’t meant at as a shot at Scene Point ...

Junior Bruce

Interviews Junior Bruce

Posted Aug. 21, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

Junior Bruce thrives on thick riffs: Deep riffs, memorable melodies, and grooves that bang our heads and pump our fists ...

Jeffrey Roy on ADR mixing and Andrei Tarkovsky’s "Stalker"

Regular Columns Jeffrey Roy on ADR mixing and Andrei Tarkovsky’s "Stalker"

Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

Jeffrey Roy is busy. Check the link for his credits and you will see a vast list of projects. In ...


Interviews Dodecahedron

Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

After a five year wait, avantgarde black metal outfit Dodecahedron unleashed upon the world their sophomore record, Kwintessens. Catching up ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Portable Turntables

Regular Columns Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Portable Turntables

Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
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I do travel. A bit. An iPod or portable device is a great, convenient yet soulless asset to have. It ...

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