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Interviews: Jeff Rosenstock and Making Answers for Yourself

Posted Aug. 21, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Interviews: Jeff Rosenstock and Making Answers for Yourself

I’m not getting paid to write this article. This isn’t meant at as a shot at Scene Point Blank. The editors for this site are ... read more

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Music: The Greatest Story Ever Told: Felix Hagan (The Greatest Story Ever Told)

Posted April 2, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Music: The Greatest Story Ever Told: Felix Hagan (The Greatest Story Ever Told)

Felix Hagan & the Family play grandiose pop songs tinged with hints of musical theatre, classic rock, and jazz. Hagan's shows have been described as ... read more

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Interviews: Talking 25 Years of Less Than Jake

Posted Feb. 17, 2017, 1:50 p.m.

Interviews: Talking 25 Years of Less Than Jake

I was sixteen years old the first time I saw Less Than Jake. The band was playing the Buffalo stop of The Warped Tour. The ... read more

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Interviews: AJJ

Posted Nov. 27, 2016, 4:09 p.m.

Interviews: AJJ

“The van was completely broken but I knew that there was no way I was going to miss the show. So I was skateboarding down ... read more

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Music: GSET: Nahko and Medicine for the People (The Greatest Story Ever Told)

Posted Sept. 25, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

Music: GSET: Nahko and Medicine for the People (The Greatest Story Ever Told)

Nahko Bear is a multi-instrumental, multi-talented, musician born in Portland, Oregon. Nahko’s songs are categorized as world fusion, and while those words are generally a ... read more

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Music: Remembering Erik Peterson

Posted July 15, 2016, 4:39 p.m.

Music: Remembering Erik Peterson

Today we lost Erik Peterson, the frontman and mastermind behind anarcho-punk act Mischief Brew. I had met Erik on a handful of occasions. I covered ... read more

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Interviews: Pkew Pkew Pkew

Posted June 21, 2016, 3:33 p.m.

Interviews: Pkew Pkew Pkew

Pkew Pkew Pkew is fighting off adulthood with cheap beer and Power Chords. This summer I've been invited to four weddings, a handful of people ... read more

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Interviews: The Motorleague

Posted June 4, 2016, 8:37 a.m.

Interviews: The Motorleague

Less talk, more rock: New Brunswick’s The Motorleague aren’t interested in waxing philosphical about The East Coast or their place in the music industry. The ... read more

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Music: Medictation (The Greatest Story Ever Told)

Posted April 3, 2016, 3:24 p.m.

Music: Medictation (The Greatest Story Ever Told)

Leatherface never achieved the success they deserved. In the late '80s and early '90s, the UK punk band created a sound - marked by gravely ... read more

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Music: The Greatest Story Ever Told: Frank Turner (The Greatest Story Ever Told)

Posted Dec. 21, 2015, 3:11 a.m.

Music: The Greatest Story Ever Told: Frank Turner (The Greatest Story Ever Told)

Earlier this year folk-punk troubadour Frank Turner released his sixth studio album, Positive Songs for Negative People. Recorded in Nashville with producer Butch Walker, the ... read more

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Music: Review: Riot Fest 2015

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 4:50 p.m.

Music: Review: Riot Fest 2015

It’s third weekend in September and for the second year in a row I’m waiting at Downsview station. Downsview is Toronto’s Northern most subway stop. ... read more

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Interviews: Foxfires

Posted Sept. 6, 2015, 5:09 p.m.

Interviews: Foxfires

Five years in hardcore can seem like eternity. In five years scenes change, groups come and go, and other life obligations can get in the ... read more

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Music: Mischief Brew and the case for punk rock

Posted Aug. 9, 2015, 3:50 p.m.

Music: Mischief Brew and the case for punk rock

I’ve been going to punk shows for well over a decade. That statement may seem like bragging, but it’s not. Most people in my day ... read more

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Interviews: To Write Love On Her Arms

Posted Dec. 7, 2014, 4:23 p.m.

Interviews: To Write Love On Her Arms

Lagwagon were one the first bands that got me into punk rock. Their tracks were my favourite on the Fat Wreck Chords comps, and In ... read more

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Interviews: Dropkick Murphys

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 2:43 a.m.

Interviews: Dropkick Murphys

The Dropkick Murphys have been a mainstay in the punk rock community for nearly twenty years. The band has developed a fiercely devoted following through ... read more

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Interviews: Murder By Death

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 4:08 p.m.

Interviews: Murder By Death

It's a little while after soundcheck and I've lined up shots of Jameson along the corner of the bar. I motion towards the drinks as ... read more

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Interviews: Electric Six

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 4:02 p.m.

Interviews: Electric Six

"I think back in the day there was pressure from management and record companies asking why my hair wasn't slicked back. It was because I ... read more

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Music: Riot Fest Toronto 2014

Posted Sept. 29, 2014, 5:15 p.m.

Music: Riot Fest Toronto 2014

The bus I'm on smells terrible: a mixture of body odour, cheap beer, and anticipation. It's filled to the brim with concert goers, mostly teenagers, ... read more

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Interviews: Cold Cave

Posted Sept. 7, 2014, 3:41 p.m.

Interviews: Cold Cave

I enter a boutique hotel in the East London borough of Shoreditch and I'm immediately approached by overly friendly staff and cautious security guards. They ... read more

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Interviews: Me First and The Gimme Gimmes

Posted July 27, 2014, 4:13 p.m.

Interviews: Me First and The Gimme Gimmes

When Me First and The Gimme Gimmes formed nearly two decades ago no one expected them to last this long. The group, a punk rock ... read more

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Interviews: Andrew W.K.

Posted July 6, 2014, 6:17 p.m.

Interviews: Andrew W.K.

The thing that's most remarkable is how calm he is. An hour ago Andrew W.K was leading a sold out show in sing-a-long choruses and ... read more

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Interviews: Beans On Toast

Posted June 25, 2014, 1:41 a.m.

Interviews: Beans On Toast

Jay McAlister, the drunken folk singer behind Beans on Toast, is wearing oversized camo pants, a vintage ‘90s t-shirt, and a blue Adidas track jacket. ... read more

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Interviews: Dave Hause

Posted April 7, 2014, 5:48 p.m.

Interviews: Dave Hause

Dave Hause seems tired but enthusiastic. He's just finished the first two weeks of shows on the Devour America tour. There will be another fifty-six ... read more

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Interviews: Northcote

Posted April 7, 2014, 5:43 p.m.

Interviews: Northcote

Matt Goud apologizes for being late and offers to buy me a coffee. He says that he's really grateful I would take the time to ... read more

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Interviews: The Gaslight Anthem

Posted March 16, 2014, 4:44 p.m.

Interviews: The Gaslight Anthem

For most bands in the punk rock community, success comes with a price. Whenever a band achieves a new level of popularity through radio play ... read more

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Interviews: Billy The Kid

Posted Dec. 16, 2013, 4:53 p.m.

Interviews: Billy The Kid

Spending the summer on the Warped Tour, Billy Pettinger, aka Billy the Kid, won over the festival with her folk-punk stylings and infectious attitude. Recently, ... read more

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Interviews: Murder By Death (III)

Posted May 6, 2012, 6 p.m.

Interviews: Murder By Death (III)

In this, their third SPB interview, Murder By Death vocalist Adam Turla and cellist Sarah Balliet talk to us about touring pizza parlours, the perks ... read more

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Interviews: Frank Turner

Posted Nov. 16, 2011, 7:15 a.m.

Interviews: Frank Turner

Scene Point Blank: The last time we had the chance to talk we discussed your growing popularity. You're starting to reach the level of success in ... read more

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Interviews: Tiger Army

Posted June 25, 2011, 8:36 p.m.

From their modest beginnings amongst the punk world of Gilman St. in the mid 1990's, Tiger Army has grown into one of the world's biggest psychobilly acts. Scene Point Blank recently caught up with vocalist/guitarist Nick 13 during the band's Canadian headlining tour. Here's what went down. Scene Point Blank: ... read more

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Interviews: Frank Turner

Posted Oct. 17, 2010, 12:25 a.m.

Interviews: Frank Turner

After cutting his teeth with the short-lived British post-punk act Million Dead, vocalist/guitarist Frank Turner has moved on to a hugely successful solo career, making ... read more

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Interviews: Rise Against

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:38 a.m.

Rise Against have steadily risen in popularly from their punk and hardcore roots into a major label backed group that nearly topped the Billboard charts. In spite of their success the band has continued to set forth a political-minded assault on the music world. Scene Point Blank corresponded with vocalist ... read more

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Interviews: Broadway Calls

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

The Fest 8: SPB Interviews Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland Dan Padilla, Tiltwheel Nothington Dear Landlord Off With Their Heads Outbreak Used Kids Less Than Jake Polar Bear Club Broadway Calls Scene Point Blank: You recently played a slew of headlining gigs on the Westcoast. I recently read ... read more

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Interviews: Pictures For Sad Children (John Campbell)

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Comic strip artist John Campbell has made quite a name for himself over the years with his web-comic "Pictures for Sad Children." His snide, sarcastic, and depressed subject matter have made the strip a popular read for many, including a substantial readership with the indie music world. Scene Point Blank ... read more

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Interviews: Polar Bear Club

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

In the last year Polar Bear Club has made the transition to a full-time band, signed to one of the biggest hardcore labels around, and toured the globe. Scene Point Blank spoke with vocalist Jimmy Stadt about the growth of the band, how his theatre background has helped his music ... read more

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Interviews: Matt & Kim

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Matt Johnson, one half of the clap your hands, sing along, indie pop duo Matt and Kim. The pair have been on a near constant tour over the past four years, briefly taking some time off to write/record/produce their sophomore album Grand, ... read more

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Upcoming Talent: Upcoming Talent #7: Idle Tigers

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

With the amount of time I've been doing interviews for, it's pretty rare that I find myself intimidated by a group of people. A few nights ago, however, entering a full venue of late-twentysomethings or older, I was nervous as a first timer. The crowd, consisting of literary types, including ... read more

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Upcoming Talent: Upcoming Talent #6: Foot Foot

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

The poetic styling of Josh and Robin Brown, making up the band Foot Foot, carry a certain feeling I can't quite place. Their bibliography states, "This is music to dream to, evoking the sand-scabbed knees and street-tarred soles of Los Angeles." And while that's not exactly what I'm trying to ... read more

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Interviews: Blaqk Audio

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Born out of a shared loved for electronic music, Blaqk Audio represents the endless passion that Davey Havok and Jade Puget have to create music. Scene Point Blank recently spoke with Puget about what precipitated the release CexCells and what he and Havok hope to achieve with their latest musical ... read more

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Interviews: Holy Roman Empire

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Holy Roman Empire may have started out as a project for a number of hardcore and punk superstars, but the female-fronted indie rock group has quickly evolved into one of the most intriguing and fresh sounding artists in all of music. Scene Point Blank spoke with guitarist Jay Jancetic about ... read more

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Interviews: Henry Rollins

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Henry Rollins has made a name for himself in all avenues that he has put forth his effort towards. He's an accomplished musician, public speaker, actor, televesion host, etc. Scene Point Blank recently had the opportunitiy to correspsond with Mr. Rollins, and to delve into his psyche. Though I've been ... read more

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Interviews: Tim Kasher

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Tim Kasher has been at the center of the Omaha/Saddle Creek universe since the early 90's. As the years have passed by Kasher has risen to the forefront of the indie rock world fronting highly-touted musical acts Cursive and The Good Life. Despite all his success, Kasher has remained a ... read more

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Interviews: The Faint

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

As a means of introduction, The Faint, as a collective, are a band whose tongues have been firmly planted in their cheeks for years. Dealing with an array of what could be innuendo - or perhaps is just straight up dirty talk - to a blend of synth orientated, danceable, ... read more

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Interviews: Maria Taylor

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

One half of the songwriting duo Azure Ray, for nearly a decade Maria Taylor has been writing and recording music on a professional level. With the release of her second solo effort Lynn Teeter Flower, Maria ventures further into finding her own voice: capturing a type of songwriting with both ... read more

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Interviews: Placebo

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Much to the delight of my parents, Placebo were the band who inspired me to steal my mothers eyeliner at the lofty age of eleven. Unfortunately, even after a career with such longevity, these overtones are still what many associate with the band. For fans and anyone else paying attention, ... read more

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Interviews: Heavens

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Fans of Alkaline Trio and F-Minus would be forgiven for thinking their respective idols would be unlikely to occupy too similar territory. However, as Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio and Joe Steinbrick of F-Minus unite to form Heavens, they create a middle ground that encompasses goth, rock, electronic and alternative ... read more

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Interviews: Jack's Mannequin

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Jack's Mannequin, Andrew McMahon's side project from the widely successful Something Corporate, features a personal edge that McMahon's previous work seemed unable to replicate. Emotional, therapeutic and cathartic, Jack's Mannequin is the sound, as McMahon himself puts it, of a healing process. Scene Point Blank's Graham sat down with Andrew ... read more

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Interviews: French Kicks

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

A month or so ago now, I received a telephone call from my friend Laura. She had been asked by Vagrant Records to do an interview with French Kicks. But because of her fairly severe problem with procrastination, she had neglected to get together any questions. Now, eight hours before ... read more

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Interviews: Rise Against

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

After the success of their recent record "The Sufferer and the Witness", the melodic punk/hardcore scene's favourites, Rise Against, continue to promote their political ideas with a keen emphasis on provoking thought rather than sloganeering and preaching. Our man Graham put together some questions for frontman Tim McIlrath; here's what ... read more

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Interviews: Two Gallants

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

A month or so back, I was given the opportunity to sit down with one of the Saddle Creek label's latest additions, Two Gallants. For the better part of the past four years the band has been on what is essentially one never ending tour, traveling all across North America ... read more

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Interviews: Jason Collett (Broken Social Scene)

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Scene Point Blank: Thanks very much for taking time to sit down with me first of all. A lot of people who may be reading this are quite aware of the work you’ve done in The Broken Social Scene, but may not be as familiar with your solo work. For ... read more

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Interviews: The Organ

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

SPB's Graham sat down with Katie Sketch of The Organ, who were conceived in 2001. Beginning her musical training at three years old with classical violin training, it's safe to say that Katie's life was always going to involve music. SPB talked to her to find out a little more ... read more

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Interviews: Pretty Girls Make Graves

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Since the "grunge revolution" of the early 90's critics, promoters, journalists, and fans alike have been looking for a music scene to redefine rock and roll in the same way that the city of Seattle did. Over the years there have been various it bands coming from the undergrounds of ... read more

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