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Scatenato Ma Non Troppo #1

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Scatenato Ma Non Troppo #1

Posted Sept. 7, 2020, 2:15 p.m.
Scatenato Ma Non Troppo

Each and every week, Scene Point Blank receives hundreds (and hundreds) of submissions for possible coverage. Some of these are really cool (Beck’s collaboration with the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab), some of them are kind of odd (a one man metal group from Zimbabwe offering up covers of Haddaway’s “What is Love” and Toto’s “Africa”), but many of them are just simply off the beaten path in terms of what we typically cover onsite in our news, premieres, or reviews. In my experience, it’s quite rewarding to travel outside of one’s comfort zone, to delve into the vast array of creativity that is out there. My goal with this column is to survey some of ...

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Only Death Is Real #5

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Posted Jan. 27, 2020, 3:14 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

Welcome to the first Only Death Is Real of 2020, which this time features music from all corners of the earth. The column is a ...

Only Death Is Real #4

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Posted Nov. 12, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

Choosing five releases for Only Death Is Real gets harder with each iteration and this fourth column was no different. The list grew greater each ...

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Cure My Heart From Beating

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Cure My Heart From Beating

Posted April 3, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
era vulgaris

CURE MY HEART FROM BEATING.(...)every time I close my eyes I pray for your demise(...) Did you know that in Beijing, where in 2009 the fragrance of cooking oil and wood-fired kitchens had been supplanted by a less identifiable photochemical smell and smog, the approaching bullet train sings a song? It sings a four-note, metal-on-metal dirge. Low-high-lower-low: “I will never forget.” In this pork-loving patriarchal world where guanxi rules supreme, I am listening to the train’s song of abandonment. Like the Forbidden City in China: Behind high-rise vermillion walls with a yellow tinge of pollution on the horizon ...

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The creative process in the aural sphere

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Posted Oct. 28, 2019, 2:08 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

In this installment of Beyond Casual Observation the moving picture becomes a partner with technological advancements and forges an enduring ...

Only Death Is Real #3

Regular Columns Only Death Is Real #3

Posted Aug. 27, 2019, 3:42 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

The third iteration of Only Death Is Real is perhaps its darkest yet. Oppressive black metal and frozen winds all ...

Meeting Moose (Howardian)

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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 ...

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 ...

Guest Column: Lamniformes - Sisyphean Director's Commentary

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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 ...

Only Death Is Real #2

Regular Columns Only Death Is Real #2

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 ...

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