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Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2018)

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Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2018)

Posted July 16, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

We're halfway through the year. When did that happen? Luckily for you, SPB's expert staff are on hand to guide you through the records you may have missed so far in 2018, and the albums you need to go back and listen to so you can pretend you were on top of things this year. Get your shit together. Andy's top 5 albums of 2018 so far 1 Yamantaka / Sonic Titan Dirt (Paper Bag Records) After a few year hiatus, this Canadian group returns in a big way with an album that runs the gamut between moments of sheer beauty to aggressive hard rock - sometimes in the same song. Perhaps this album is less genuinely enigmatic than ...

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Graspop Metal Meeting 2018 (Friday)

Music Graspop Metal Meeting 2018 (Friday)

Posted July 2, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

The task of summing up a well-organized European festival is large enough, especially since I dislike festivals to begin with. So I’ll leave you ...

Dark Mofo Festival 2018

Music Dark Mofo Festival 2018

Posted July 2, 2018, 3:44 p.m.

Hobart, Tasmania Australia Dark Mofo is unlike any other festival on this earthround. Never merely l’art pour l’art. Dark. Weird. Sexy. Transcendent. Joyous ...

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Top 5 Most Unforgettable Video Game Themes

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Top 5 Most Unforgettable Video Game Themes

Posted June 7, 2012, 6:19 a.m.
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It's E3 season. A time when new games get debuted and companies embarrass themselves with a dance-off to demonstrate their newest product. We thought we'd take the time to appreciate the tunes that danced their way into our hearts and our minds from some of video gaming's biggest franchises. Despite how recognizable some music from video games can be, it can often go under-appreciated. Here we present the top 5 "Most Unforgettable Video Game Themes." New! If you're a Spotify user, you can play the songs as you read below. 1 Super Mario Bros. - Ground Theme ...

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Review: Iron & Wine (Sydney Opera House)

Music Review: Iron & Wine (Sydney Opera House)

Posted May 29, 2018, 12:22 p.m.

Alright. Full disclosure: While the moniker Iron & Wine blipped here and there on my radar and your humble narrator thinking ...

Halo Of Flies Records

Music Halo Of Flies Records

Posted May 26, 2018, 9:37 a.m.

In hindsight, Halo Of Flies is one of the labels responsible for dragging me into dark hardcore music. I was ...

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 ...

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

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