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Guest List: Father's Day Edition (Adam Carson)

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Guest List: Father's Day Edition (Adam Carson)

Posted June 7, 2021, 2:48 p.m.

Welcome to the latest installment of our new feature, The Guest List! We're flipping the script on our "Set List" feature and asking artists to give their own “Top 5" on a number of topics. For this instalment, we turned to Adam Carson of AFI. With their 11th studio album, Bodies, set to release just before Father's Day on June 11th, we decided to ask what 5 songs reminded him of his kids/fatherhood in this special Father's Day edition of The Guest List. 1 "Kooks" by David Bowie When our first child, Luka, was in utero we played this song to her hundreds of times. My wife had read an article about babies exposed to music ...

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Only Death Is Real #11

Music Only Death Is Real #11

Posted May 15, 2021, 8:37 a.m.
Only Death Is Real

Welcome to the first Only Death Is Real of 2021. Not much has changed since the last time although perhaps there is now some light ...

25 Years of The Glass House... or an Ode to Live Music While in a Pandemic

Music 25 Years of The Glass House... or an Ode to Live Music While in a Pandemic

Posted May 15, 2021, 8:30 a.m.

This year, The Glass House Concert Hall in Pomona, California, should be celebrating 25 years of business. Cheers should be erupting from hundreds of people ...

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Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2006)

Posted Jan. 2, 2012, 5:05 a.m.

It's that happy time again: Finally, it's here. After months of development and careful planning by SPB staff, the 2006 Year End feature is finally available. Read on with bated breath as you discover Scene Point Blank's top 30 records of 2006. In the meantime, enjoy some helpful graphs which illustrate the statistics for this year's list. - The SPB team Scene Point Blank's Nominations This graph illustrates the number of records we've featured in our staff lists. The first bar represents the initial number of possible records for nomination this year, assembled by staff ...

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Guest List: Top Glass House Shows

Music Guest List: Top Glass House Shows

Posted May 15, 2021, 8:22 a.m.
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In celebration of a legendary music venue, we've asked some of the staff to reminisce about the bests shows ...

Top 5 tracks on the Wet Cassettes compilation

Music Top 5 tracks on the Wet Cassettes compilation

Posted March 16, 2021, 3:21 p.m.
The Set List

Let me do this in my best vintage Dan Aykroyd from SNL voice. Do YOU need more excitement in your ...

Table Talk #5 – Formats, Genres and Doom

Music Table Talk #5 – Formats, Genres and Doom

Posted March 16, 2021, 3:09 p.m.
Table Talk

Just a question for you lot: what carrier do you prefer for your music? Personally, I still highly prefer to ...

2020: A Year In Review

Music 2020: A Year In Review

Posted Dec. 28, 2020, 2:12 p.m.
Year End 2020

One day, we'll all look back on this year and laugh. Well, maybe not laugh... cry? Despair? Curse? Probably ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2020)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2020)

Posted Dec. 21, 2020, 6:21 a.m.
Year End 2020

What a year. The (probably apocryphal) curse goes "may you live in interesting times" and we're truly learning what ...

Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2020

Music Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2020

Posted Dec. 13, 2020, 11:25 a.m.
Year End 2020

2020, huh. It's been a memorable(?) year, that's for sure. In the years to come we'll probably ...

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