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SPB exclusive: Brad Pot

SPB exclusive: Brad Pot

Brad Pot - self-titled

This month Scene Point Blank is pleased to host the debut of Brad Pot’s newest album, Brad Pot, available March 3 from Slovenly. The Melbourne, Australia band plays horned-up dirty r’n’r as it’s meant to be, ripping through 11 songs on their first full-length.

Grab it on pre-order now, and check out the video for “Air Strike" at YouTube.

SPhoto by Scott Marrinan

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Scene Point Blank Podcast: Episode 4

Scene Point Blank Podcast: Episode 4

New year, new episode of our podcast! This month our legendary contributor BJ Rochinich has a bunch of new music (including Clevinger, Ruins and Spirits) and some of our recent features make an appearance. You can check out Episode 4 below, and subscribe in all the usual places (including iTunes here).


Clevinger - Twenty One
Ruins - Shiver

Contributing Labels

Salinas Records
Halo of Flies Records
Coin Toss Records

SPB Features

Pass the Mic: Artists
Pass the Mic: Labels
Interview with AJJ
Clevinger’s Personal/Professional Stream
SPB Blog

SPB Online


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Records Cayetana - New Kind of Normal out this May

Posted Feb. 23, 2017, 8:26 a.m.

Cayetana - New Kind of Normal out this May

Cayetana released a new video for the song "Mesa" from their upcoming New Kind of Normal LP. The new album itself will release on Plum Records on May 5. Plum Records is the band's ...

Records Ted Leo announces new album project funded by Kickstarter

Posted Feb. 22, 2017, 9:03 a.m.

Ted Leo announces new album project funded by Kickstarter

SPB favorite Ted Leo has announced via Twitter a project to crowdfund his as-yet-untitled next album. Leo, whose last album as Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Brutalist Bricks, was released in 2010, saw his ...

Records Nights Like Thieves announce new EP

Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 7:12 p.m.

Nights Like Thieves announce new EP

Nights Like Thieves will release a new 6-song EP on La Escalera Records on April 7. The record is the San Diego band's first and it will preceed the band's appearance at La ...

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Shows Breakin' Even Fest 2

Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 10:13 a.m. in Shows by Loren

Breakin' Even Fest 2

In Washington DC, Breakin' Even Fest 2 will take place May 5-6 at Songbyrd. The two-day festival returns for a second go-around with headliners including ...

FRIDAY May 5The SidekicksPkew Pkew PkewDot DashDead End LaneFlowerbomb
SATURDAY May 6RestorationsWorriersHonah LeeAspigaBoardroom HeroesAmerican TelevisionTeen DeathMore AM Than FM

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MP3s Meat Wave streams The Incessant

Posted Feb. 18, 2017, 9:41 p.m. in MP3s by Loren

Meat Wave streams The Incessant

Meat Wave's new album, The Incessant, is streaming online at Noisey. Released yesterday on SideOneDummy, the album was recorded by Steve Albini and is ...

Bands The Damned coming to USA

Posted Feb. 18, 2017, 7:48 p.m. in Bands by Loren

The Damned coming to USA

photo by Dod Morrison

As The Damned celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic Damned Damned Damned record with a special reissue, they are also setting out on a ...

NORTH AMERICAN SHOWS 2017:April 6 - Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater <<<April 7 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues ***April 8 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues ***April 9 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues ***April 11 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore ***April 12 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades ***April 14 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom ***April 15 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore ***April 16 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox ***April 18 - Salt Lake City, U - The Depot ***April 19 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall ***April 21 - St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall ***April 22 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line ***April 23 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues ***April 24 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom ***April 26 – Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe at Old National Ctr. ***April 27 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s ***April 28 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues ***April 29 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall ^^^April 30 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theatre ^^^May 2 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda ^^^May 4 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club ^^^May 5 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw ^^^May 6 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony ^^^May 7 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA ^^^May 9 - Baltimore, MD - Sound Stage ^^^May 11 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade/Heaven ^^^May 12 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues ^^^May 13 - St, Petersburg, FL – State Theater ^^^May 14 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution ^^^May 16 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues ^^^May 17 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues ^^^May 18 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues ^^^May 19 - Austin, TX - Mohawk Outdoors ^^^May 21- Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theater ^^^
<<< w/ Alice Bag & The Sissy Bears*** w/ Bleached^^^ w/ The BellRays

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Records The Smith Street Band plan new release in April

Posted Feb. 18, 2017, 7:04 p.m. in Records by Loren

The Smith Street Band plan new release in April

photo by Ian Laidlaw

The Smith Street Band will return with a new album, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me, out on April 7 via SideOneDummy ...

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Records Dead Bars to release first full-length

Posted Feb. 18, 2017, 10:54 a.m. in Records by Loren

Dead Bars to release first full-length

Dead Bars - Dream Gig

Seattle's Dead Bars will release their debut full-length later this spring on No Idea Records. Titled Dream Gig, it will release digitally on March ...

Track listing:
1. Overture
2. Earplug Girl
3. Always Bet On Clark
4. Emergency
5. D Line to the Streamline
6. Face the Music
7. Tear Shaped Bruise
8. Dream Gig
March 16th - Bellingham, WA @ The Swillery
March 17th - Vancouver, BC @ Astoria
March 18th - Victoria, BC @ Logan's Pub
March 19th - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project **All Ages**

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MP3s SPB premiere: "C Beams" by The Bearer

Posted Feb. 14, 2017, 10:48 a.m. in MP3s by Loren

Today Scene Point Blank is pleased to premiere “C Beams” from the upcoming new Fiction EP by Austin’s The Bearer. The new EP is ...

Drummer Colton adds more insight on the making of the track:

We did something with this record that I had never done before. We booked studio time without having a full record written. We were forced to flesh out a couple of songs in a two week period, so we needed some more riffs fast. At about 2 AM I had plugged my guitar in and forced myself to play. I had been listening to a lot of Cursed and Every Time I Die that day and felt the need to write something that didn't slow down or change course much. The entire song consisted of 3 riffs that repeated and lasted about 2 minutes. I came to a road block and couldn't think of a way to end the song without being repetitive so I put my guitar up and brought it to practice the next day. Austin sat with the riffs for a couple of days and came up with the last riff which I think is a perfect shift from the driving pace of the rest of the song and ends it with a relieving and sludgy breakdown.

The Bearer includes members and former members of DSGNS, Spitfire, Vetter Kids, and more.
Upcoming shows:
Metal Monsters Of Texas Fest March 11th - Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
Dirty Fest March 14th - Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar

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Records Specialist Subject announces Grand-Pop

Posted Feb. 12, 2017, 11:22 a.m. in Records by Loren

Specialist Subject announces Grand-Pop

Grand-Pop - Eight Nights

New outfit Grand-Pop (feat. members of The Attika State, Caves & Personal Best) will release their debut LP on March 31 on the label in conjuntion ...

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