Posted Jan. 20, 2014, 8:13 p.m.
Jazz metal three-piece Les Yeux De La Tête’s (translation: The Eyes Of The Head) second full-length release, Mosca Violenta, is a vicious 11-song steamroller of sludgy ... read more
Posted July 7, 2014, 10:11 a.m.
Agalloch, Jex Thoth Irving Plaza New York, NY June 30, 2014 Agalloch were one of the first metal bands to combine black/doom’s monsoon of carnage with ambient, post-rock-inspired folk melodies. The most notable act to be influenced by the Oregon band’s stylistic bloodbath are Deafheaven. Taking Agalloch’s ... read more
Posted April 14, 2014, 8:53 p.m.
Whiskey and Blasphemy (Xnihilo Records), the 11-song debut album from Canadian trio Blackrat, is a grittily produced 28 minutes of totes gnarly extreme metal. Like holy metalheads Aura ... read more
Posted May 29, 2014, 5:20 p.m.
Boston Calling Music Festival 2014 City Hall Plaza in Boston, MA May 23-25 2014 (All concert photos courtesy of Mike Diskin) Over Memorial Day weekend, I experienced the third annual Boston Calling Music Festival with my cool bud David. We jammed out to bands that we love on ... read more
Posted May 5, 2014, 10:04 p.m.
It’s 11 o’clock on a Saturday night. You’re lying in your bed, craving some late night music. You want something dreamy, but not Panda Bear dreamy; something ... read more
Posted June 11, 2014, 2:55 p.m.
Eyehategod, Ringworm, Enabler, Shitkill Club Europa Brooklyn, New York June 7, 2014 This past weekend, the mega-festival Governors Ball hit hard in NYC. People from all over the world were ferrying up to Randall’s Island to catch acts like Outkast, The Strokes, Interpol, and Skrillex. For ... read more
Posted March 28, 2014, 1:59 p.m.
Written by Eli ZegerPhotos by Hadar Sagi From Indian Lakes From Indian Lakes is a group of five pretty boys who make poppy emo music, but with post-rock riffs and melodies; they’re a weird bridge between Do Make Say Think and One Direction. As part of their Able Bodies headlining tour, the California quintet ... read more
Posted June 2, 2014, 7:02 p.m.
Even though I’ve listened to some of their material, I hadn't really plunged deep into Fucked Up-mania. It wasn’t until I checked out their new song ... read more
Posted July 13, 2014, 12:35 p.m.
Guided By Voices, Crystal Stilts Irving Plaza New York, NY July 11, 2014 Photo courtesy of Gerald McBoing-Boing See Guided By Voices before you die. If you already have, see them again. Any GBV show is bound to be life-changing. It’s about witnessing one of ... read more
Posted Dec. 9, 2013, 10:21 p.m.
It’s hard to go to an EDM festival without seizuring from strobe lights, going deaf from pulsing beats, or popping too many Mollies. Electronica combusts ... read more
Posted May 8, 2014, 4:21 p.m.
Swans are an evergreen, diverse band. In the 1980s they created brutal industrial rock, attracting fans ranging from heavy metal bros to friggin’ Kurt Cobain ... read more
Posted May 8, 2014, 4:26 p.m.
In January, renowned post-rockers Mogwai released their critically-acclaimed eighth full-length Rave Tapes. Via email, Scene Point Blank talked with guitarist Barry Burns about the album, ... read more
Posted Aug. 24, 2014, 5:19 p.m.
Indietronica trio Panama has just put out their Always EP. It's a dreamy batch of groovy, lustrous dance songs that are reminiscent of fellow Australian ... read more
Posted July 8, 2014, 1:12 a.m.
An old, black-and-white photo depicts five dilapidated homes slowly crumbling away on an island in the middle of a vast, dismal ocean; the sea's endlessness ... read more
Posted May 10, 2014, 11:44 a.m.
As my friend David and I were being hurled around the mosh pit at the Terminal 5 show of legendary post-rock ensemble Mogwai, I thought back to how earlier that day I had assured my mom that there wouldn’t be any moshing. “Mom,” I said, “Mogwai’s music is too ... read more
Posted Sept. 9, 2013, 11:13 p.m.
Where Were You While We Were Getting High?, the latest release from the seven-member Connecticut indie-emo band One Hundred Year Ocean, is a four-track collection ... read more
Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 2:11 a.m.
Gypsy Eyes SPB: What's your favorite movie sequel? Gypsy Eyes: I'd have to say my favorite movie sequel is "2046" by Wong Kar Wai. It's ... read more
Posted April 7, 2014, 8:51 p.m.
Post-hardcore merges the experimentation of noise rock with the energy of hardcore punk. During its first two decades, post-hardcore was pretty underground, but it produced ... read more
Posted Feb. 24, 2014, 8:20 p.m.
In 2010, it was Wavves. In 2012, it was Japandroids. Now, the vaginal Syracuse outfit Perfect Pussy is Pitchfork.com's newest punk band crush. Yes, this is the ... read more
Posted Sept. 29, 2014, 10:10 p.m.
Connecticut musician Pussy Cactus is more than just another quirky and boisterous noise pop girl. With her new five-track EP entitled He’s Fast, Pussy Cactus ... read more
Posted April 21, 2014, 11:05 p.m.
The Philadelphia rock scene is famous for producing indie bands heavily dosed on vintage, classic rock. Folker Kurt Vile recalls Bob Dylan and neo-psychedelia band Dr.Dog draws upon Big Star. You probably ... read more
Posted March 3, 2014, 10:01 p.m.
The recent collaboration between emo acts Prawn (NY/NJ-based) and Joie De Vivre (Illinois-based) is a rad split album packed with guitar twinkles and gloomy vocals.Joie ... read more
Posted Oct. 29, 2013, 2:22 a.m.
On Happy B-Day Mike, the latest self-release from math rockin’ boys What’s Fluffy, the Bloomfield, NJ quartet fires out six sonic anecdotes of hypnotic guitar lines, ... read more
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