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Red City Radio return with new EP

Posted Feb. 7, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Red City Radio return with new EP

Red City Radio are set to release SkyTigers next month on Red Scare Industries. The new EP is their first new material since their 2015 self-titled full-length and will be available digitally on March 9 and hit streets in physical form on May 4.

It's up for pre-order now. The band is booked on a tour with The Lawrence Arms this spring.

SPB premiere: "Night Shift" by Neighborhood Brats

Posted Feb. 6, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
SPB premiere: "Night Shift" by Neighborhood Brats

photo by Justin Nelson

Neighborhood Brats are back with a new 7”, Night Shift, which will be released on March 23, 2017 on Taken By Surprise. Scene Point Blank is excited to share a taste of it here, with the video for the first song and title track here. Their sound seamlessly blends and transitions between various punk subgenres and shows influences ranging from the Runaways and Radio Birdman to The Stooges, The Saints, and Avengers.

The California based band has released numerous EPs, compiled on No Sun No Tan in 2013, and followed up the next year with the release of their only full-length to date, Recovery.

The toll of modern DIY touring wore on the band, who took a hiatus in January 2015.

“Between record pressing plant delays, our personal lives being wrecked, a tour cancellation, lack of support and the band being broke, I needed to be anonymous and not fuck with music for a while. Too many posers. Fuck,” says guitarist and co-founder George Rager.

After some time off, the pull of friendship and making music was too strong. Rager and vocalist Jenny Angelillo regrouped, recruiting drummer Gabe Katz and bassist Tony Teixeira.

Night Shift is available for pre-order now, and the band will embark on a short run of Pacific Northwest dates in North American in March, followed by a European tour in April and early May.

03/15 Vancouver, BC - Astoria
03/16 Seattle, WA - Victory Lounge
03/17 Tacoma, WA - New Frontier
03/18 Portland, OR - Black Water
11.04. DE-München - Kafe Kult
12.04. DE-Frankfurt - Dreikönigskeller
13.04. DE-Kassel - Goldgrube
14.04. DE-Berlin - SO36
15.04. SW-Malmö - Plan B
16.04. SW-Göteborg - Bengans
17.04. NO-Oslo - Revolver's Goon Bar
18.04. SW-Karlstad - TBA
19.04. SW-Stockholm - Dead Rhythm
20.04. SW-Umeå - Droskan
21.04. FI-Oulu - Ykän Pub
22.04. FI-Tampere - Vastavirta
23.04. FI-Helsinki -TBA
25.04. SW-Uppsala - TBA
26.04. DK-København - TBA
27.04. DE-Hamburg - Hafenklang
28.04. DE-Leipzig - Gieszer 16
29.04. CZ-Brno - Kabinet Muz
30.04. SK-Bratislava - Fuga
01.05. AT-Wien - Venster 99
02.05. DE-Fürth - Kunstkeller o27
03.05. DE-Karlsruhe - Alte Hackerei
04.05. DE-Halle - TBA
05.05. DE-Mannheim - JUZ
5/19 Sebastopol, CA - The Star
5/20 Berkeley, CA - 924 Gilman

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MP3s "Control" from Chicago's High Priests

Posted Feb. 4, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

"Control" from Chicago's High Priests

photo by Loren Green

With Spinning set to release soon -- March 23 on Triple Eye Industries -- Chicago's noise/hardcore band High Prieses have unveiled "Control" at Svbterranean to get fans ready for the new release Formed in 2013 ...

Bands Zeke is back

Posted Feb. 4, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

Zeke is back with Hellbender set to release on March 30. It's the Motorhead-influenced punk bank's first record since 2004. The new album, Hellbender, will be on Relapse Records, which also released their ...

Records New video from Spanish Love Songs

Posted Feb. 3, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

New video from Spanish Love Songs

photo by Loren Green

Spanish Love Songs just premiered a new video for "Joana, In Five Acts," one of the 11 songs on their soon to release Schmaltz, set for a March 30 release on A-F Records. The video ...

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Records Spiral Stairs and Preston School of Industry 2018 reissues

Posted Feb. 3, 2018, 7:33 p.m. in Records by Loren

Spiral Stairs and Preston School of Industry will be reissuing records in 2018. Both bands feature Scott Kannberg (Pavement). Throughout the year, Nine Mile Records ...

Track Lists:Preston School of Industry - All This Sounds Gas
1. Whale Bones2. Falling Away3. Treasure4. Encyclopedic Knowledge Of5. History of the River6. Doping for Gold7. Solitaire8. Blu Son9.  Monkey Heart and the Horses Leg10. The Idea of Fires11. Take a Stand
12. To Squash it for Good (Whale Bones CD)13. Imperial (Whale Bones CD)14. Most Common Method (Whale Bones 7")15. I've Done Nothing Wrong (Falling Away CD)16. Toff (Falling Away CD)17. Anything Can Happen (Falling Away CD/7")18. Walls of Grain (Extra track on ATSG vinyl version/ The Idea of Fires CD)19. Suddenly Stable (Extra track on ATSG vinyl version/ The Idea of Fires CD)20. Save Our Happiness (The Idea of Fires CD)21. Whale Bones  (BBC live track promo cd)22. Falling Away (BBC live track promo cd)23. Mussle Rock (BBC live track promo cd)24. 10 Grains (BBC live track promo cd)25. Take A Stand (BBC live track promo cd)
Preston School Of Industry - Monsoon
1. The Furnace Son2. Walk of a Gurl3. Caught in the Rain4. Line It Up5. So Many Ways6. If the Straits of Magellan Should Ever Run Dry7.  Her Estuary Twang8.  Escalation Breeds Escalation9.  Get Your Crayons Out10 Tone It Down
11. Fresh Fudge (Caught in the Rain CD/ The Furnace Son CD)12. At Kose  (Caught in the Rain CD/ The Furnace Son CD)13. Mere Psued Mag Ed  (Caught in the Rain CD/ The Furnace Son CD)14. Walk of a Gurl (demo)  (Caught in the Rain CD/ The Furnace Son CD)15. Tone it Down (Pablo Wong Remix) (The Furnace Son CD)16.  Caught in the Rain (Demo) Split 7 Inch with Gersey
Spiral Stairs - The Real Feel
1. True Love2. Call the Ceasefire3. Cold Change4. Subiaco Shuffle5. Wharf-Hand Blues6. Maltese T7.  A Mighty Mighty Fall8. Stolen Pills9. The Real Feel10. Blood Money11. Ladies and Gentlemen
12. Hey Folk Singa (7" included with vinyl version)13. The Moodist (7" included with vinyl version)14. Dreams they Guide Us (Split 7" Mt. Fuji Records)15. Did Anyone Ever Tell You You Are A 10,000 Maniacs Song
02/19 Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery *02/22 San Francisco, CA - Noise Pop
* = w/ Parquet Courts

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Tours The Bronx tour schedule

Posted Feb. 3, 2018, 7:03 p.m. in Tours by Loren

The Bronx tour schedule

photo by Jess Baumung

The Bronx will be active on the road this spring, heading across North America on a headlining tour, in support of Clutch, and also to ...

MARCH31 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios # 
APRIL01 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey # 02 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theater # 04 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room # 05 – Calgary, AB – Dickens #  06 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis' Pub # 07 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre # 08 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium #  09 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room # 11 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep #  12 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad # 14 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 21 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 27 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal * 30 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre * 
MAY02 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues * 03 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City * 05 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall * 
# = headline show w/ No Parents supporting* = supporting Clutch

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MP3s SPB premiere: "Die Old" by Cecil Frena

Posted Jan. 31, 2018, 8:17 a.m. in MP3s by Loren

SPB premiere: "Die Old" by Cecil Frena

Scene Point Blank is excited to premier a new song from Cecil Frena, “Die Old,” in preview of his upcoming new album The Gridlock. Currently ...

Records A Lawrence Arms collection is on its way

Posted Jan. 30, 2018, 8:01 p.m. in Records by Loren

A Lawrence Arms collection is on its way

photo by Ben Pier

Chicago's The Lawrence Arms have annnounced a new 29-song collection set to release in March in honor of the band's 19 year longevity ...

THE LAWRENCE ARMS 2018 Tour Dates:4/4 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair4/5 - Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads4/6 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club4/7 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage4/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts4/9 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre4/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop4/11 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick4/12 - Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Banner Pilot)
4/27 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon4/28 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater4/30 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill5/1 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill5/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom5/4 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah5/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre5/6 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
All shows with Red City Radio and Sincere Engineer.  (Except Chicago which has Banner Pilot instead of RCR)
We Are the Champions of the World track listing:1. On with the Show 2. Great Lakes/Great Escapes 3. Alert the Audience! 4. 100 Resolutions 5. The Devil’s Takin' Names 6. Beautiful Things 7. Quincentuple Your Money 8. The Slowest Drink at the Saddest Bar on the Snowiest Day in the Greatest City 9. Are You There Margaret? It's Me, God. 10. Right as Rain Part 2 11. Seventeener (17th and 37th) 12. Chapter 13: The Hero Appears 13. The Ramblin' Boys of Pleasure 14. Light Breathing (Me and Martha Plimpton in a Fancy Elevator) 15. Like a Record Player 16. You are Here 17. Boatless Booze Cruise Part 1 18. Brick Wall Views 19. Sixteen Hours 20. Turnstiles 21. An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance 22. The Northside, the L&L and Any Number of Crappy Apartments 23. Porno & Snuff Films 24. Demons 25. The Rabbit and the Rooster 26. Catalog * 27. Black Snow * 28. Laugh Out Loud * 29. Warped Summer Extravaganza (Turbo Excellent) * 

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Tours 10 years of Plant of Ice (Minus the Bear)

Posted Jan. 28, 2018, 11:34 a.m. in Tours by Loren

10 years of Plant of Ice (Minus the Bear)

photo by Shervin Lainez

In August 2007, MInus the Bear released Planet of Ice on Suicide Squeeze Records. Besides getting a rare three-author review here at Scene Point Blank ...

Upcoming Tour Dates:*w/ The Coathangers^w/ The New Trust
20 - Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre*21 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage*22 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre*24 - Boston, MA @ Royale*25 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony*26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw*27 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza*28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory*29 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat*
MAY01 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom*02 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s*03 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot*04 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues*05 - St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room*30 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall^
JUNE01 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk^02 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall^03 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater^04 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom^06 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee^07 - Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre^08 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues^09 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory^10 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom^12 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre^13 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox^

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Tours Slayer: One Final World Tour

Posted Jan. 28, 2018, 11:01 a.m. in Tours by Loren

Slayer: One Final World Tour

photo by Alex Solca

Long running and oft-controversial metal band Slayer have announced their final world tour. To summarize the band's legacy over the years, as a band ...

MAY10 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA11 FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA13 Papa Murphy's Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA16 PNE forum, Vancouver, BC17 South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC19 Big Four, Calgary, AL20 Shaw Centre, Edmonton, AB22 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB24 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN25 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL27 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI29 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON30 Place Bell, Montreal, PQ
JUNE1 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT2 PNC Banks Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ4 Santander Arena, Reading, PA6 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH7 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH9 KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA10 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA12 VUHL Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC15 Orlando Amphitheatre, Orlando, FL17 Smart Financial Center, Houston, TX19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX20 Austin 360 Amphitheatre, Austin, TX
The 1980s era photo above features Dave Lombardo, Jeff Hanneman, Tom Araya, Kerry King (L to R).

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Records Hop Along return

Posted Jan. 28, 2018, 10:36 a.m. in Records by Loren

Philadelphia’s Hop Along return with their third studio album Bark Your Head Off, Dog on April 6 on Saddle Creek. In addition to the ...

Bark Your Head Off, Dog Tracklist1. How Simple2. Somewhere a Judge3. How You Got Your Limp4. Not Abel5. The Fox in Motion6. One That Suits Me7. What the Writer Meant8. Look of Love9. Prior ThingsUS Tour Dates5/1: Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt5/2: Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts5/3: Boston, MA @ Royale5/5: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar5/6: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry5/7: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall5/8: Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall5/10: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West5/11: Birmingham, AL @ Saturn5/12: Nashville, TN @ Exit / In5/14: Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi5/15: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups5/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer5/30: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel6/1: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall6/2: Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont6/3: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground6/5: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club6/6: Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit6/8: Toronto, ON @The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern6/9: Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch6/10: Chicago, IL @ Metro6/12: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall6/13: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club6/16: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room6/18: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada6/19: Austin, TX @ Barracuda6/22: St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall6/23: Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar

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