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Meeting Moose (Howardian)

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Meeting Moose (Howardian)

Posted July 2, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Scene Point Blank’s latest column is more than a column about life as a musician. Yes, it is that, but we’re also debuting two new videos from Howardian – for the songs “Move Yer Butt” and “On My Honor.” Rather than use a feature as a pretext for a link that sends you to buy their album, we let the band talk about how they came to be. You see, a few years ago we chatted with drummer Moose about a guest column at SPB. It didn’t happen at the time but, serendipitously, Ian touched base with us about debuting the video for “Still Here.” Here we are, full circle. Conversations rekindled. The flames ignited. Now move yer ...

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Hip-Hop vs Punk

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Posted May 26, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
era vulgaris

Hmmm, anti-authoritarian views and addressing social concerns and issues related to the government and public affairs? Tick! DIY ethic? Tick! Attire that deliberately deviates from ...

Guest Column: Lamniformes - Sisyphean Director's Commentary

Regular Columns Guest Column: Lamniformes - Sisyphean Director's Commentary

Posted May 11, 2019, 1:40 p.m.

Released this March on Furious Hooves, Lamniformes’  Sisyphean is equal parts post-metal soundscape exploration and emotional, striving indie rock. The project is spearheaded by Ian ...

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Guest column: Josh Allamon (Reservoir)

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Guest column: Josh Allamon (Reservoir)

Posted March 19, 2017, 8:49 a.m.

Its 7:55 on a Monday morning. I’m sipping a cup of hot water and Folgers coffee crystals as I stare at the French press I'm always forgetting to buy coffee for. I’ve just returned from a trip out west to visit family and the jet lag is lingering. I’ve been thinking a lot about that trip. What I’d hoped to get out of it. What it did for me. How changing your setting never really changes much of anything. Life has been different these past several months. Its nothing tangible that has seemed to ...

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Only Death Is Real #2

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Posted April 20, 2019, 6:40 a.m.
Only Death Is Real

Welcome to the second instalment of Only Death Is Real. This time round we swing from power electronics to decaying ...

Guest Column: Nick Soulsby - "Let the Sun Come in"

Regular Columns Guest Column: Nick Soulsby - "Let the Sun Come in"

Posted March 16, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

Swans Defy Music’s Law of Diminishing Returns Author Nick Soulsby picks nine highlights from the band’s extensive catalog ...

Guest Column: Knaaves - "The Road To Return, The Path Of Forgiveness"

Regular Columns Guest Column: Knaaves - "The Road To Return, The Path Of Forgiveness"

Posted March 2, 2019, 2:52 a.m.

Amanda Daniels is a Milwaukee-based musician and dedicated vegan. She has had the opportunity to tour the United States, Europe ...

John Morgan Askew on production, engineering and composing

Regular Columns John Morgan Askew on production, engineering and composing

Posted Jan. 27, 2019, 4 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

In the previous installment of Beyond Casual Observation, we visited with three films to briefly illustrate the pleasant entanglement of ...

Subverting Authority

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Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Against Orthodoxy

With startling revelations our systems of authority are thought to be illegitimate, God dies, and the state cannot be justified ...

Soundtrack in film

Regular Columns Soundtrack in film

Posted Sept. 30, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

Thanks to insight from professionals in the field, and the freedom to explore the use of sound in film, Beyond ...

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