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Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2019)

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Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2019)

Posted July 2, 2019, 3:55 p.m.

Tension on the North Korean border. Conflicts with Iran. Brexit hovering like the sword of Damocles over Europe. Who knows if we'll even see the end of 2019? Just in case, you better check out SPB's guide to the best music of this year so far. You just might discover something new and unexpected... before you miss out for good. Andy's top 5 albums of 2019 so far 1 American Football LP3 (Polyvinyl / Big Scary Monsters) Sure, it was cool to have new music from American Football in the form of their 2016 LP. But that (in hindsight, probably overpraised) effort pales in comparison to the frequently gorgeous and sometimes downright haunting compositions on LP3. With the ...

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Dark Mofo Festival 2019

Music Dark Mofo Festival 2019

Posted July 2, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

In its seventh year, it should by now be firmly established that the annual Dark Mofo Festival is hard to rival when it comes to ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2018)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2018)

Posted Jan. 2, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Year End 2018

It's been a great year for music and we're here to tell you what you should have heard in 2018. Fear not – we ...

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Craw

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Craw

Posted Jan. 31, 2016, 2:09 p.m.

Craw is a band that flew under the radar for most of its career, retaining an underground fame through the '90s and releasing three great albums in the process. The band was founded in 1989 in Cleveland and released a total of four full-length records. But it was their first three albums: the self-titled debut, Lost Nation Road, and Map, Monitor, Surge that really stuck. Craw would have a reinvigoration in 2002 with Bodies for Strontium 90, an album that was released through Hydrahead, but unfortunately that would also signal the end for the band. However, Northern Spy Records is ...

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2018: A Year In Review

Music 2018: A Year In Review

Posted Jan. 2, 2019, 12:41 p.m.
Year End 2018

As is traditional, we highlight some of the best non-album releases of 2018, plus a bunch more things. After you ...

Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2018

Music Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2018

Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 1:54 p.m.
Year End 2018

It's the end of the year, but before we tell you what we think the best albums and musical ...

The Fest 17

Music The Fest 17

Posted Nov. 12, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

If you count last year’s Pre-Fest only trip, Fest 17 marks my tenth trip to Florida for the annual ...

Looking Forward to The Fest 17

Music Looking Forward to The Fest 17

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

The Fest is a fascinating piece of DIY culture. Not only has it grown into a mega-event of 400+ bands ...

Audio = ground zero

Music Audio = ground zero

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Audio = ground zero First instalment - Sonos. Unfamiliar with Sonos yet you enjoy listening to music? Shame on you. They make ...

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

Music 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 ...

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