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Nick Hodgson

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Nick Hodgson

Posted April 8, 2018, 12:55 p.m.

“It’s like a divorce. You can be as friendly as you like but there’s always a bit of an energy,” says erstwhile Kaiser Chief Nick Hodgson of his interactions with his former bandmates. Nick was the drummer and principal songwriter of indie music behemoths the Kaiser Chiefs, and in 2012, more than a decade after founding the band as a 23-year-old in 2000, Nick decided to bow out to concentrate on other projects, before embarking on a solo career. Describing what it’s like when he sees the other Kaiser Chiefs, Nick elaborates: “It’s a good energy, it’s quite exciting. It’s not like being friends with a normal person who’s your friend. When you ...

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SXSW 2018

Music SXSW 2018

Posted April 8, 2018, 12:53 p.m.

The year's third month is always a crazy time to be in Austin, what with the South by Southwest Festival taking up March's ...

Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly)

Interviews Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly)

Posted March 10, 2018, 12:21 p.m.

Max Cavalera has been a prominent contributor to heavy music for decades. March 8th, 2018 marked 23 years since the release of an album Cavalera ...

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Ceremony

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Ceremony

Posted Feb. 17, 2013, 4:26 p.m.

Scene Point Blank got a chance to catch up with Ceremony in September 2012 at MacEwan Hall in Calgary. They were on tour with Bloc Party for a few Canadian dates and we got to sit down amongst the beer and haze in their dressing room to chat with guitar player Anthony Anzaldo about the past, present and future of Ceremony. The band just released Zoo on Matador Records. Scene Point Blank: So this past month you guys have been touring with Bloc Party. How did this tour come about and how has it been going? Anthony Anzaldo: It came ...

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The Sword

Interviews The Sword

Posted March 10, 2018, 12:16 p.m.

The Sword barrel down the highway bludgeoning passers-by with thick southern riffs, warped Sci-Fi, and a groove that may hit ...

Father Murphy

Interviews Father Murphy

Posted Feb. 27, 2018, noon

“Year by year, release after release, Father Murphy music became the soundtrack of our lives. It was always out of ...

MONA FOMA Festival 2018

Music MONA FOMA Festival 2018

Posted Feb. 6, 2018, 4 p.m.

19-21 January 2018 Hobart, Tasmania – Australia Nine is fabled to be the number of completion and fulfillment. After nine incarnations ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2017)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2017)

Posted Dec. 31, 2017, 2:36 a.m.
Year End 2017

It's been a strange year. Global turmoil, political unrest, uncertainty and populism dogging every decision and public event. Who ...

Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017

Music Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017

Posted Dec. 17, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Year End 2017

Each year at SPB we reach out to the wide stable of artists, labels and other music scene folks to ...

Hiatus

Interviews Hiatus

Posted Dec. 12, 2017, 2:32 p.m.

The closing track on electronic musician Hiatus' latest album All the Troubled Hearts immediately catches you off guard. The gravelly ...

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