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Triple Rock - Last Show Ever

Posted Nov. 22, 2017, 7:28 p.m.

Dillinger Four, Negative Approach, Kitten Forever, Victory, The Slow Death Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN November 22, 2017 I usually try to keep show reviews to the point: Here’s what happened; how it went down; and where it went off the rails. But this isn’t a normal show. Dillinger ... read more

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Descendents @ First Avenue

Posted Sept. 21, 2016, 9:21 p.m.

Descendents, Modern Life Is War, Color TV First Avenue Minneapolis, MN September 15, 2016 The only people luckier than those who get to see the Descendents are those who get to open. Color TV kicked off the show with a surfy-garage punk vibe as the room filled in, while vets ... read more

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Fat Wrecked 25 @ The Myth

Posted Sept. 2, 2015, 9:32 p.m.

NOFX, Lagwagon, Dillinger Four, Strung Out, Swingin' Utters, The Flatliners, Masked Intruder, toyGuitar, Bad Cop/Bad Cop The Myth Maplewood, MN August 28, 2015     No review, see photo gallery below. read more

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Radioactivity @ Triple Rock

Posted July 29, 2015, 8:55 p.m.

Radioactivity, Birthday Suits, Butcher’s Union Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN July 22, 2015   It’s nice to live in a city where some great out of town bands have friends. It means a band like Radioactivity, who has released two records in three years but are hardly what I’d ... read more

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Ex Hex, Tweens @ Triple Rock

Posted July 24, 2015, 3:29 p.m.

Ex Hex, Tweens, Pink Mink Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN July 20, 2015 I go to a lot of shows. Sometimes it’s nice to be surprised, and that’s what Monday night entailed. I was at the show strictly for Tweens, whose debut I dug last year, and I didn’t bother to ... read more

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Shonen Knife, CJ Ramone @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Posted June 14, 2015, 6:28 p.m.

Shonen Knife, CJ Ramone, L’Assassins Amsterdam Bar & Hall St. Paul, MN June 10, 2015   Amsterdam is a venue that’s not new by any means, but still feels to be establishing itself in St. Paul. The sound is excellent with pretty good sightlines and it holds a nice size ... read more

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Swami John & The Blind Shake @ Turf Club

Posted March 2, 2015, 12:48 p.m.

Bombay Sweets, Pink Mink, Swami John & The Blind Shake Turf Club St. Paul, MN February 19, 2015   No review, see photo gallery below. read more

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Gaslight Anthem & Against Me! @ First Avenue

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 5:50 p.m.

The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me!, Cory Brannan First Avenue Minneapolis, MN October 15, 2014 It had been many a year since I’d seen Against Me! and I hadn’t seen Gaslight Anthem at all. Entering Wednesday at the “early” show, it was a nice to check in on how some roots ... read more

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Pixes @ State Theatre

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 6:02 p.m.

The Pixies, Royal Blood State Theatre Minneapolis, MN October 11, 2014   There’s a lot that can be said about The Pixies and their 2014 tour—well, about any tour of theirs this millennia, really. I’ll cut 90% of that out, though—briefly reflecting on their bass situation—and just talk about the ... read more

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Chuck Ragan @ Triple Rock

Posted April 19, 2014, 9:03 a.m.

Chuck Ragan, White Buffalo, Jonny Two BagsTriple Rock Social ClubMinneapolis, MNApril 15, 2014 It had been many a year since I’d seen Chuck Ragan perform, and that was with his former (and sometimes current) group Hot Water Music. I’d never seen the man play solo live, but I know his ... read more

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Melvins, Negative Approach, Mudhoney @ Grumpys

Posted July 29, 2013, 8:27 p.m.

Die Kruezen, Hepa/Titus, Mudhoney, Gay Witch Abortion, Negative Approach, Honky, Melvins Grumpys Downtown Minneapolis, MN July 20, 2013   It’s a shame that Amphetamine Reptile Records quit putting out new records. The label is responsible for a lot of the noisier independent rock of the late ‘80s-‘90s. On the plus ... read more

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Dave Hause @ Cabooze Plaza

Posted July 10, 2013, 5:05 p.m.

Dave Hause @ Cabooze Plaza Social Distortion, Cheap Time, Dave HauseCabooze PlazaMinneapolis, MNJuly 2, 2013 Dave Hause is a busy guy. I swear I get an email a week here at SPB about either a new tour or a new record. Heck, we just reviewed one of his 7” series ... read more

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Fest 8 Wrapup

Posted Dec. 16, 2009, 6:53 a.m.

200 bands, seemingly as many beers, and only three nights. Where do I begin my recap? My stomach is still shrunken from not eating right, and I continue to drink water around the clock. It’s a week later and I’m mostly recovered, clean shaven, and my wrists no longer hold ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gino and the Goons

Posted Dec. 5, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

Gino Bambino (Gino and the Goons) SPB: Who is your favorite lyricist? Gino: I walk 47 miles of barbed wire, I use a cobra-snake for a necktie, I got a brand new house on the roadside, Made from rattlesnake hide, I got a brand new chimney made on top, Made ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Great Cynics

Posted Dec. 5, 2017, 1:11 p.m.

SPB: What do you think of bands playing albums-in-full as a tour concept? Great Cynics: We think it's great! If it's a celebration of that album then more power to them. It's always strange going back to something you did in the past. You realise how much you've changed as a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Patrick Higins

Posted Dec. 5, 2017, 1:09 p.m.

SPB: Has the change to more headphone listening of music changed you compose or mix your work? Patrick: I can't say that the prevalence of headphones per se has changed how I compose or mix, but in general I am always very concerned by the spatial and immersive quality of my recordings, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Abrams

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 1:02 p.m.

Taylor Iversen (Abrams) SPB: What’s your favorite stretch of highway to drive in the US? Taylor: When we were leaving Joshua Tree after our most recent show there, some sagely person told us to take a scenic route to get to where we were going.  We ended up cutting through ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Illustrations

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Illustrations

Matt King (Illustrations) SPB: What appeals to you about self-releasing records? Matt: I appreciate the idea of self-releasing records because the entire process is handled ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Drip-Fed

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 12:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Drip-Fed

Jeffrey Blum (Drip-Fed) SPB: When writing songs, how do you draw the line between taking influence and mimicking? Jeffrey: Writing songs has always been and ... read more

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Music: Fest 16

Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Music: Fest 16

In 2007, I went to The Fest 6. It quickly became tradition. Each April I book my hotel, each October I fly to Gainesville. In ... read more

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Music: Looking Forward to The Fest 16 (Fest 16)

Posted Oct. 22, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Music: Looking Forward to The Fest 16 (Fest 16)

It’s been three very long years since SPB hit The Fest. Well, it all changes this year – we’re also getting our first taste of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Crushed

Posted Oct. 17, 2017, 11:43 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Crushed

Jeff Bobula (Crushed) SPB: What is your favorite book about music?   Bobula: Scar Tissue By Anthony Kiedis   I can barely fucking read, let ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hellkeeper

Posted Oct. 17, 2017, 11:41 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Hellkeeper

Terry Orlando (Hellkeeper) SPB: If you had the choice, which song of yours would you want to hear covered by another artist? By whom?  Orlando: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Vassals

Posted Oct. 17, 2017, 11:38 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Vassals

Jonathan Smith (Vassals – drums) SPB: What’s your preferred listening medium/in which order would you rank cd, vinyl, digital, cassette, (other?)? Smith: Vinyl all the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pinned In Place

Posted Oct. 17, 2017, 11:36 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Pinned In Place

Sean Arenas  SPB: What song would you want played at your funeral?  Sean: It took me a bit to decide what song because I don't ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Feederz

Posted Aug. 13, 2017, noon

One Question Interviews: The Feederz

Frank Discussion (The Feederz-guitar/vocals) SPB: How did the current line-up come together? Discussion: Clear Bob was our first bass player and he still lives in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Bigger Empty

Posted Aug. 8, 2017, 8:25 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Bigger Empty

Mike Felumlee (The Bigger Empty) SPB: Do you wear earplugs when you play? Why/why not? Femumlee: Yes, I wear earplugs now, but have just started wearing ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tomber Lever

Posted Aug. 3, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tomber Lever

Tomber Lever SPB: What band has the best logo of all time? Tomber Lever: We would say that Titus Andronicus has the best band logo! ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hellmouth

Posted July 30, 2017, 6:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hellmouth

Jason Navarro  (Hellmouth, Suicide Machines) SPB: You’ve released a trilogy of records. How has your original vision changed over the years it took for the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Fast Break! Records

Posted July 24, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Fast Break! Records

Tim Martinkøvixxx (Fast Break! Records – label manager) SPB: What is the best pop song of the last 10 years? Martinkøvixxx: I'm going to cite ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Ejector Seats-fluffy

Posted July 10, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Ejector Seats-fluffy

Fluffy (The Ejector Seats/The By-Products – bass/vocals) SPB: How has the increasing digitalization of music changed how you listen to or consume music? Fluffy: Well...this ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hakan

Posted July 9, 2017, 2:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hakan

Andrea (Hakan) SPB: How did you come to work with Jeff Burke on II? Andrea: Not a very special story. We love Marked Men and ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Collision Course Records

Posted June 11, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Collision Course Records

Raymondo (Collision Course Records) SPB: What is your dayjob and how does it affect/influence/interfere with your label operations? Raymondo: Well....I'd like to say I sit ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Geometers

Posted May 25, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Geometers

Kyle (Geometers) SPB: What’s the most recent “grower” record you picked up that took a while to click? Kyle: "Prey," the latest from Planes Mistaken ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Blessed

Posted May 21, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Blessed

Drew Riekman (Blessed – guitar/vocals) SPB: What is your favorite 1990s artist? Riekman: When I received the email, the first question I asked myself was “Is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: EORÐESLAJYR

Posted May 1, 2017, 9:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: EORÐESLAJYR

Tom (EORÐESLAJYR) SPB: What is the most thankless job in the music industry? Tom: We think one of the most thankless jobs in the industry ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Bombpops

Posted April 30, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Bombpops

Poli (The Bombpops) SPB: What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Poli: Worst job we've ever had... well, Jen and I are both servers at ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Breakin' Even Fest

Posted April 28, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Breakin' Even Fest

Steve & Bryan (Breakin’ Even Fest) SPB: How are you approaching Fest #2 differently than #1? Breakin' Even: We definitely focused on making Breakin' Even ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Making New Enemies

Posted April 28, 2017, 8:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Making New Enemies

Dustin Cole Hayes (Making New Enemies) SPB: How much space in your house is dedicated to music storage (whether instruments or records)? Hayes: Well, unfortunately ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Asian Man Records

Posted April 26, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Asian Man Records

Mike Park (Asian Man Records) SPB: What gives you the biggest sense of accomplishment through your years at Asian Man and as a part of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Set and Setting

Posted April 25, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Set and Setting

Shane Handal (Set and Setting)  SPB: There are a lot of stereotypes about post-rock. How do you approach genre and expectation when composing? Handal: For ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Cayetana

Posted April 1, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Cayetana

Kelly (Cayetana) SPB: If you could universally (and magically) fix one item at venues around the world, what would you upgrade or change? Kelly: If ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Extinction AD

Posted March 26, 2017, 4:39 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Extinction AD

Rick Jiminez (Extinction A.D./This Is Hell – guitar/vocals) SPB: After music, what other arts interest you? Jiminez: Although music has been the focus of my ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Badlands

Posted March 20, 2017, 7:01 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Badlands

Adrian Tenney (Badlands, ex-Spokenest) SPB: How did you get started in Badlands? Tenney: Badlands (as a solo project) started when playing my music with other ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Just Friends

Posted March 18, 2017, 11:44 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Just Friends

Just Friends SPB: What’s the secret to a successful tour? Sam, Brandon and Avi: Cut the dead weight. Chillers only. You gotta be down for ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Known Cowboy

Posted March 13, 2017, 5:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Known Cowboy

Known Cowboy SPB: What is your favorite 1970s artist? Known Cowboy: My favourite 1970s artist without question has to be no other than David Bowie! ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Four Lights

Posted March 5, 2017, 2:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Four Lights

Dan Gardner (Four Lights) SPB: What is your favorite 1980s artist? Gardner: The Replacements. Westerberg is one of the greatest American songwriters. My parents were ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bong Mountain

Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bong Mountain

Bong Mountain SPB: What’s your favorite protest song? Bong Mountain: The serious, educational, and inspirational protest songs that have helped me through tough times just ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Magana

Posted Feb. 18, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Magana

Magana SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show? Magana: Yep!  There are 2 distinct phase of nervousness. The first one is my self-manager ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Magnetic Ghost

Posted Feb. 12, 2017, 1:03 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Magnetic Ghost

Andy (Magnetic Ghost) SPB: What is the weirdest venue you’ve played a show at (or attended)? Magnetic Ghost: Seattle house show that wasn't in a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Body Stuff

Posted Feb. 6, 2017, 7:08 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Body Stuff

Curran Reynolds (Body Stuff) SPB: Do you make a conscious decision to reference or deviate from past material when working on Body Stuff? Reynolds: The ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Soft Kill

Posted Feb. 5, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Soft Kill

Tobias Sinclair (Soft Kill) SPB: How did you meet the new members and how did they get on the Soft Kill ship? Sinclair: Owen & ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Adam Gnade & the Hot Earth All-Stars

Posted Jan. 11, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Adam Gnade & the Hot Earth All-Stars

Adam Gnade & the Hot Earth All-Stars SPB: Do you approach writing lyrics differently than you approach fiction? Gnade: With fiction I have this big ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Flagpolers

Posted Jan. 10, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Flagpolers

Flagpolers SPB:What is a flagpoler? A Flagpoler is a nickname/kind of slur to that border guards give to people renewing their immigration status in Canada. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Black Table

Posted Jan. 9, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Black Table

Ryan Fleming (Black Table)  SPB: What is the most tiresome stereotype about black metal? Fleming: We don't consider ourselves Black Metal, but I'll speak about ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Die Young

Posted Jan. 3, 2017, 8:20 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Die Young

Daniel Albaugh (Die Young) SPB: What is the longest (in terms of time) tour you’ve been on? Would you be out for that long again? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Knife Hits

Posted Jan. 2, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Knife Hits

Jake Smith (Knife Hits) SPB: Who is your favorite flyer/gigposter artist? Smith: I narrowed my answer to a tie between two amazing artists and they ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Somni

Posted Dec. 30, 2016, 10:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Somni

Luke (Somni) SPB: What is the best movie you’ve seen this year? Luke: I've seen a lot of great films this year, so this is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Something Is Waiting

Posted Nov. 27, 2016, 2:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Something Is Waiting

Eddie Gobbo (Something Is Waiting) SPB: What is your favorite album cover of all time? Gobbo: Bruce Springsteen - Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ read more

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One Question Interviews: CHUCK

Posted Nov. 22, 2016, 8:21 p.m.

One Question Interviews: CHUCK

CHUCK SPB: What do you like to do on a tour off date? CHUCK: It's kind of a funny question for me because, I've never ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dear County

Posted Nov. 19, 2016, 10:43 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dear County

Arrica Rose (Dear Country) SPB: Have you ever forgotten lyrics mid-song? How did you recover? Rose: I have forgotten lyrics. If it's my song I'll ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Fight Amp

Posted Nov. 13, 2016, 1:06 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Fight Amp

Jon DeHart (Fight Amp)  SPB: What are your expectations, emotionally, for your final tour? How do you think it will feel different than the countless ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Karen Haglof

Posted Oct. 26, 2016, 6:36 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Karen Haglof

Karen Haglof SPB: After much time away from music, you've released 2 records in 3 years. Why the rush of new material after such a delay? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Holy White Hounds

Posted Oct. 25, 2016, 10:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Holy White Hounds

James Manson (Holy White Hounds) SPB: How do you find out about new bands or music that you enjoy? Manson: I think that the first ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Drunk Couples

Posted Oct. 13, 2016, 9:01 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Drunk Couples

Andrew Barnes (Drunk Couples – drums) SPB: Drunk Couples is a departure in sound from your previous project. Do you find it challenging to separate ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pkew Pkew Pkew

Posted Oct. 6, 2016, 10:11 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Pkew Pkew Pkew

Emmett (Pkew Pkew Pkew – bass/vocals) SPB: Winter touring in Canada: yes or no? Emmett: Definitely tour in the winter in Canada. Sure you have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Atoms and Void

Posted Oct. 1, 2016, 10:47 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Atoms and Void

Eric Fisher and Arlie Carstons (Atoms and Void) SPB: When collaborating with so many artists, how do you draw the determine when to allow a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Thin Lips

Posted Sept. 28, 2016, 9:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Thin Lips

Chrissy (Thin Lips-vocals/guitar) SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show? Chrissy: I definitely am always scared before we play...Sometimes it's worse than ... read more

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One Question Interviews: CoinTossRecords

Posted Sept. 27, 2016, 10:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: CoinTossRecords

Indy (CoinTossRecords) SPB: What was the first punk show you attended? Indy: It was a Split Lip show in Indianapolis. I was in middle school, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Spotlights

Posted Sept. 24, 2016, 10:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Spotlights

Sarah Quintero (Spotlights) SPB:What’s the strangest trend you see in modern music (or in the industry)? Quintero: The strangest trend I have been noticing today ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Planet B

Posted Sept. 22, 2016, 8:03 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Planet B

Luke Henshaw (Planet B) SPB: How has the increasing digitalization of music changed how you listen or record? Henshaw: To me, with the increasing digitalization ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Two Houses

Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 11:33 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Two Houses

Mike (Two Houses) SPB: Do you have any vinyl that your own strictly for collector’s purposes but never listen to? Mike: No one in the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Nonpareil

Posted Aug. 15, 2016, 3:18 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Nonpareil

Jef Wright (Nonpareil) SPB: What venue is your favorite to play (and why)? Wright: Currently, I'd say that Valley Bar is my favorite venue to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Primitive Weapons

Posted Aug. 13, 2016, 7:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Primitive Weapons

Dave Castillo (Primitive Weapons) SPB: What is the weirdest description you’ve heard others say of your music/ Do you think it’s accurate or do you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Slow Code

Posted Aug. 12, 2016, 6:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Slow Code

Charlie Wagner (Slow Code) SPB: How much space is your home is dedicated to music (instruments or records)? Wagner: While the basement is jam-packed with guitars ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Posted April 27, 2016, 11:51 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Stacey Dee (Bad Cop/Bad Cop) SPB: How did you hook up with Fat? Dee: I was playing pool with Fat Mike after a Loved Ones ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Blind Pets

Posted April 27, 2016, 11:49 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Blind Pets

Joshua Loggan (The Blind Pets – guitar/vocals) SPB: What do you like to do on a tour off-day? Loggan: Anything outdoors! I absolutely love to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Moonraker

Posted April 27, 2016, 11:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Moonraker

Nick Sucks (Moonraker – bass/vocals) SPB: Basements or bars? Both. They both have their appeals and drawbacks. Basements are normally DIY and all ages, essentially ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Phobia

Posted April 27, 2016, 11:44 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Phobia

Shane Mclachlan (Phobia) SPB: What is the most thankless job in the music industry? Mclachlan: Well, as for me being a vocalist, I'm the guy ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Damaged City Fest

Posted April 8, 2016, 2:57 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Damaged City Fest

Damaged City Fest SPB: Festivals are a continually popular concept, though varying in formulas. What do you think is best about a festival versus a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: NOMADS

Posted April 8, 2016, 12:03 a.m.

One Question Interviews: NOMADS

Mocaine (Nomads) SPB: What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Mocaine: When I was 19 years old I got laid off from my record store ... read more

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One Question Interviews: DSGNS

Posted April 7, 2016, 11:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: DSGNS

DSGNS SPB: What’s the smallest crowd you’ve ever played to? Is it hard when such a thing happens and how do you adjust? DSGNS: The ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Brian Cullman

Posted April 7, 2016, 11:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Brian Cullman

Brian Cullman SPB: After working in film, journalism, and other aspects of the industry, what called you back to performing and recording original music? Cullman: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: James Burns

Posted March 25, 2016, 12:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: James Burns

James Burns (Let's Go to Hell: Scattered Memories of the Butthole Surfers) SPB: In a book such as this, do you aim to capture the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Topshelf Records

Posted March 25, 2016, midnight

One Question Interviews: Topshelf Records

Seth Decoteau (Topshelf Records) SPB: Do you accept demos? What is the most surprising demo you’ve received? Decoteau: Yes. I'd say the most surprising demo ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hunx & His Punx

Posted March 24, 2016, 11:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hunx & His Punx

Seth Bogart (ex- Hunx & His Punx) SPB: Do you read press written about you? Bogart: I guess if I see it and it starts ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Black Black Black

Posted March 24, 2016, 11:56 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Black Black Black

Black Black Black SPB: How do you approach writing/recording a song with a guest vocalist, such as “Let’s Bloodlet” with Dave Curran?  Jason Byers (vocals): Dave ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gorilla Biscuits

Posted March 24, 2016, 11:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Gorilla Biscuits

Arthur Smilios (World Be Free, Gorilla Biscuits) SPB: What strikes you as the biggest change in recording an album between now and your first few ... read more

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One Question Interviews: World Be Free

Posted March 24, 2016, 11:51 p.m.

One Question Interviews: World Be Free

Sam Siegler (World Be Free) SPB: What strikes you as the biggest change in recording an album between now and your first few recordings? Siegler: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ghostlimb

Posted March 24, 2016, 11:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ghostlimb

Justin Smith (Ghostlimb) SPB: It seems people are often surprised when they hear of musicians holding higher degrees. Why do you think that is?  Smith: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Wall of Youth Records

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:23 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Wall of Youth Records

Eric (Wall of Youth Records) SPB: If you could universally fix one recurring issue in venues across the world, what would you fix? Eric: If ... read more

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One Question Interviews: France Camp

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:22 a.m.

One Question Interviews: France Camp

France Camp SPB: Who is the most overrated musician/band of all time? FC: Answer: Charles "the man" Manson. Not a big fan of his music, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Southpaw Records

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:20 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Southpaw Records

Rob Fales (Southpaw Records) SPB: Have you ever rejected album art from a band or artist? What goes into that process/decision? Fales: Yes, we've rejected ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Cherry

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:18 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Cherry

Russell Edling (Cherry) SPB: What was your first show? Edling: It was July 1999, I was 11. The show was an all-day thing called "Suckfest," ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ejector Seats

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:10 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Ejector Seats

Fluffy (Ejector Seats-bass/vocals) SPB: What was your first tape/record/or cd that you ever bought? Fluffy: That's actually a really tough question...I grew up with an ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Brain Vacation

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:08 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Brain Vacation

Brain Vacation SPB: Ecstasy, meth, or ludes?  BV: We don't do drugs all that often, but our singer has seen Phish play a few times ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Shirlette Ammons

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:06 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Shirlette Ammons

Shirlette Ammons SPB: What is the strangest trend you see in music (or in the industry vs the art)? Ammons: Strangest trend to me is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Mega Ran

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Mega Ran

Mega Ran SPB: What is your favorite record store (either locally or a discovery while on the road)? Mega Ran: It changes all the time, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Reverend Horton Heat

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:31 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Reverend Horton Heat

Jim “Reverend” Heath (Rev. Horton Heat) SPB: You've played a lot of "out-of-the-way" cities over the years. What inspires you to set up a tour ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Warm Needles

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:30 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Warm Needles

Dave Bowden (Warm Needles – bass) SPB: What band has the best logo of all time? Bowden: My favorite band logo of all time has ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Nai Harvest

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:28 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Nai Harvest

Ben (Nai Harvest) SPB: Who is the loudest band you’ve seen live? Ben: It’s a pretty relative to venue size question but probably FUZZ. We ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hollow Earth

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hollow Earth

Mike Moynihan (Hollow Earth) SPB: What is the best “song about a girl” ever written? Moynihan: Led Zeppelin – “Whole Lotta Love.” This song makes ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Graf Orlock

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:22 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Graf Orlock

Jason Schmidt (Graf Orlock) SPB: Rank these listening formats: cd, vinyl, cassette, digital, (other?) Schmidt: I would rank these in the degree to which they ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hell

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:18 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hell

Matthew S Williams (Hell) SPB: Are more touring bands being robbed these days or is it just better publicized? Do you do anything special to ... read more

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Interviews: The Treasure Fleet

Posted Feb. 21, 2016, 3:36 p.m.

Interviews: The Treasure Fleet

The Treasure Fleet play by their own rules. Sure, there are members of familiar bands like The Arrivals, The Lawrence Arms, and Smoking Popes, but ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Crab Legs

Posted Jan. 27, 2016, 6:45 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Crab Legs

BJ Moore (Crab Legs) SPB: What’s the biggest secret about the Fargo scene (unbeknownst to outsiders)? Moore: So, that question could be answered numerous ways, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: toyGuitar

Posted Jan. 27, 2016, 6:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: toyGuitar

Jack (toyGuitar) SPB: What’s the story behind your name? Jack: There isn't much backstory on this one. I think I stole the idea of the name ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Flannel Gurl Records

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, 12:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Flannel Gurl Records

Jonathan Ashwell (Flannel Gurl Records) SPB: What is your favorite record store? How did you discover it? Ashwell: Like coffee shops where ever we go, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Grade

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, 12:03 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Grade

Kyle Bishop (Grade) SPB: Who is your favorite 1970s artist? Bishop: Black Sabbath read more

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One Question Interviews: The Max Levine Ensemble

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, midnight

One Question Interviews: The Max Levine Ensemble

David Combs (The Max Levine Ensemble – guitar, vocals) SPB: What’s the worst tour experience you’ve had? Have you ever been stranded? Combs: On our ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Cloud Rat

Posted Jan. 21, 2016, 11:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Cloud Rat

Brandon (Cloud Rat) SPB: Do any of your musician friends have tinnitus? Brandon: Absolutely! Actually, Rorik himself apparently has a mild on and off case ... read more

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One Question Interviews: MC Lars

Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 6:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: MC Lars

MC Lars SPB: What is the “ET/Atari” of NES games? Lars: I would say a Boy and His Blob is the ET of Nintendo. It’s well-conceived, but difficult ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Earthside

Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 6:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Earthside

Jamie van Dyck (Earthside – guitar, composer) SPB: What is your favorite book about music?" Dyck: My favorite book about music that I've read is The ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Not Half Bad

Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 6:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Not Half Bad

Matt Scifres (Not Half Bad) SPB: What do you think of cassettes? Scifres: Cassettes (often called “tapes” by young people, these days) are really cool ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Storm Ross

Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 6:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Storm Ross

Storm RossSPB: As a multi-instrumentalist, what is your composition process for a song and/or record? Ross: While I don't have a set formula per se, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Moñecho

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:54 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Moñecho

Matt (Moñecho) SPB: What’s the best movie you’ve seen this year? Matt: Coherence.  No other movie I've seen really communicates an almost paralyzing amount of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: QUOR

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:51 a.m.

One Question Interviews: QUOR

Brian Corn (QUOR) SPB: Is there a regional food you look forward to on every tour? Corn: The Pacific Northwest always has fantastic salmon. I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Skittish

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:47 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Skittish

Jeff Noller (Skittish) SPB: How has the increasing digitalization of the music industry changed how you listen to music? Noller: I feel like I hear ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Patti Yang

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:40 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Patti Yang

Patti Yang SPB: Do you feel your experiences growing up in Communist Poland have shaped your views on the relationship between politics and art? Yang: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Three One G

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:38 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Three One G

Justin Pearson (Three One G, Retox, The Locust) SPB: How do you find new music? Pearson: There is no one way to find music, or ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Driftoff

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:37 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Driftoff

Eric Jernigan (Driftoff) SPB: Would you license your music for use in another medium if given the opportunity? Jernigan: We're open to the idea so ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Posted Oct. 28, 2015, 3:26 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Bryan (Koo Koo Kanga Roo) SPB: You see to perform on a lot of varied bills from kids stuff to hip-hop shows and Warped. Do you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tempest

Posted Oct. 27, 2015, 1:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tempest

Tempest SPB: What was your favorite band in high school? How do they influence your songwriting today? c.a: There are probably only a handful of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Big Eyes

Posted Oct. 25, 2015, 12:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Big Eyes

Kate Eldridge (Big Eyes) What is the most annoying recurring thing you read about your band (whether accurate or not)? I am really bothered by ... read more

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One Question Interviews: So Hideous

Posted Oct. 19, 2015, 7:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: So Hideous

Brandon Cruz (So Hideous) SPB: What do your parents think of your music? Cruz: We’ve been fortunate enough to have a strong support system with ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ex-Breathers

Posted Oct. 18, 2015, 2:45 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ex-Breathers

Jack Vermillion (Ex-Breathers) SPB: Would you ever crowdfund a record? Vermillion: I don't think we'll ever find ourselves in a position where this is the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Rock the Cause

Posted Oct. 14, 2015, 3:17 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Rock the Cause

Scott Herold (Rock the Cause) SPB: What’s the hardest part of running a non-profit organization? Herold: The most difficult aspect of running an NPO is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Boilerman

Posted Oct. 12, 2015, 10:06 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Boilerman

Kris (Boilerman – bass) SPB: What’s your favorite format of release (7”, LP, etc)? Kris: I think the 7" is a great format, physically speaking. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lagwagon

Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 5:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Lagwagon

Joey Cape (Lagwagon, solo) SPB: What is the biggest improvement you’ve made to your touring lifestyle over the years? Is there an area of comfort ... read more

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One Question Interviews: White Widows Pact

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 5:49 p.m.

One Question Interviews: White Widows Pact

Dave Castillo (White Widows Pact) SPB: How do you find new music? Castillo: Call me old fashioned but usually I find out about new music through ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Esmerine

Posted Oct. 4, 2015, 4:29 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Esmerine

Rebecca Foon (Esmerine) SPB: What is your favorite 1960s artist? Foon: Jimi Hendrix. He probably fits under the category of people I would want to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Wonk Unit

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 12:18 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Wonk Unit

Alex (Wonk Unit) SPB: How do you describe the band’s changes from Day One into what it is today, sound-wise? Alex: The biggest change is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pigs

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 12:13 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Pigs

Dave Curran (Pigs, Unsane) SPB: What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a long tour? Curran: I curl up in fetal ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Undesirable People

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 12:11 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Undesirable People

Jon Lebiecki (Undesirable People) SPB: Winter touring: yes or now (and why/got any stories)? Lebiecki: Yes, absolutely. Simply because we’ve got a sick record coming out ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Caustic Casanova

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 12:03 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Caustic Casanova

Francis Beringer (Caustic Casanova) SPB: Do you get nerves before you play a show? Beringer: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I used to get nerves before ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Axis

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, midnight

One Question Interviews: Axis

Tyler Forsythe (Axis) SPB: What was your first musical instrument? How old were you? Forsythe: I started playing bass when I was 11 and it ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Boysetsfire

Posted Sept. 29, 2015, 11:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Boysetsfire

Nathan Gray (solo, Boysetsfire) SPB: Can you like a musician whose politics you disagree with? Gray: Can you? Yes. Should you? Well, that is up ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Pests

Posted Sept. 29, 2015, 11:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Pests

Mazz-1 (The Pests) SPB: What was the first punk show you attended? Mazz-1: If I remember correctly, the first one I attended was one that ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Extinction A.D.

Posted Sept. 29, 2015, 11:39 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Extinction A.D.

Rick Jimenez (Extinction A.D.) SPB: Is there any specific restaurant you make a point to hit when you go on tour? Jimenez: Kuma's Corner in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: STATS

Posted Sept. 29, 2015, 11:36 p.m.

One Question Interviews: STATS

Hank Shteamer (STATS – drums) SPB: What do you remember of playing your first live show (with STATS)? Shteamer: STATS started life as a band ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dead Bars

Posted Sept. 10, 2015, 12:19 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dead Bars

John (Dead Bars) SPB: What does your name mean? John: It comes from a long history of drinking by myself at bars with no one in them. read more

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One Question Interviews: Stern

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:53 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Stern

Chuck Stern (Stern) SPB: How do you draw the line between taking influence and mimicking? Stern: I think of this as reverential versus referential. Influences ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Loud Boyz

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Loud Boyz

Kenny Brown (Loud Boyz-vocals) SPB: How has your musical taste evolved over the years? Do you think your “high school self” would appreciate the music ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Boilerman

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:50 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Boilerman

Jim (Boilerman) SPB: What’s with the numerical song titles on the EP?  Jim: The deal with the numerical song titles for the 10" is two-fold.  ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pears

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Pears

Zach (Pears) SPB: Who is the best band happening in New Orleans right now? Zach: The best band happening in Nola right now is a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Askrinn

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:44 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Askrinn

Valenten (Askrinn) SPB: What is your favorite music related film or documentary? Valenten: Probably, it would be Whiplash, the recently-released jazz drumming movie. Although jazz is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Slim Cessna (Slim Cessna’s Auto Club) SPB: You recently played at a brewery in Minneapolis. What are some of the more off the beaten path ... read more

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One Question Interviews: All Eyes West

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: All Eyes West

All Eyes West (Justin) SPB: Have you ever forgotten lyrics mid-song? How did you recover? Justin: Oh yeah! Totally. It's happened more times than I'd ... read more

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One Question Interviews: High Priests

Posted Aug. 10, 2015, 12:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: High Priests

High Priests (Mikey) SPB: How did you “discover” punk rock? Mikey: Well, like a lot of folks out there, I had older relatives who got ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ma Jolie

Posted Aug. 10, 2015, 12:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Ma Jolie

Mike Stoloski (Ma Jolie – vocals/guitar) SPB: Is there a particular interview question that you’d prefer to never  answer again? Stoloski: Well, this is a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: A Death Cinematic

Posted Aug. 9, 2015, 11:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: A Death Cinematic

A Death Cinematic SPB: What is the fewest people you’ve ever played to? How does the crowd size affect your approach? ADC: I have only ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Wolfnote

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Wolfnote

Bo Lueders (Wolfnote) SPB: Assign each member of your band to a character from Sex in the City. Lueders: I think I'm the only one in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Cusses

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Cusses

Angel Bond  (Cusses) SPB: What’s the weirdest description you’ve heard of your music? Do you think it’s accurate in any way or can you see ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Theologian

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Theologian

Lee M. Bartow, AKA Theologian Prime (Theologian, Annihilvs Power Electronix) SPB: Do you have a favorite type of van or bus? Bartow: Here I am ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Rebuilder

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Rebuilder

Sal Medrano (Rebuilder – vocals/guitar) SPB: Who is the first musician whose technique really stood out to you? Medrano: While I play guitar and sing ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Matthew Ryan

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Matthew Ryan

Matthew Ryan SPB: Is there a regional food you look forward to when you tour? Ryan: One of the best parts of touring is getting ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Frog

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:45 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Frog

Tom White (Frog) SPB: What do you remember of playing your first live show? White: We played 15 second covers as a house band for ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Abrams

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:41 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Abrams

Taylor Iversen (Abrams) SPB: What club has the worst bathroom? Iversen: Some notable Denver bands on the road like to take pictures of the various bathrooms they ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Michael Crafter

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Michael Crafter

Dave Bate (Michael Crafter) SPB: What is a hyped band, TV show, or movie that you just can’t get into? Bate: I can’t get into ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Space Merchants

Posted July 11, 2015, 12:15 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Space Merchants

Michael Guggino (The Space Merchants) SPB: What is your primary tour food? We really don't have a primary tour food, though we are very into food. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tidemouth

Posted July 11, 2015, 12:09 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Tidemouth

Mike Kilker (Tidemouth-vocals) SPB: What do you think of bands playing an entire album as a tour concept? Kilker: I love when bands that haven't ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Laura Stevenson

Posted July 11, 2015, 12:06 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Laura Stevenson

Laura Stevenson SPB: What is the biggest thing you’ve learned about performance since moving to a solo approach? Stevenson: So the biggest thing I've learned ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Invisible Things

Posted July 11, 2015, 12:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Invisible Things

Jim Sykes (Invisible Things-drums) SPB: n songwriting, how do you draw the line between taking influence and mimicking? Sykes: Honestly I think bands should be ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hard Girls

Posted July 10, 2015, 11:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hard Girls

Hard Girls SPB: What is the most valuable thing you’ve lost on a tour? Morgan: Mostly we lose things like phone chargers and sunglasses, shirts ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Warm Needles

Posted July 10, 2015, 11:53 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Warm Needles

Andy (Warm Needles) SPB: What was the most memorable thing to happen during recording Inconsolable? Andy: Oh geez, good question. Luckily now I can laugh about ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Soul Asylum

Posted June 27, 2015, 6:01 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Soul Asylum

Dave Pirnier (Soul Asylum – vocals) SPB: Who is your favorite musician you’ve discovered in New Orleans? Pirnier: Henry Butler first comes to mind. I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Jxckxlz

Posted June 27, 2015, 5:59 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Jxckxlz

Jxckxlz SPB: Which of your songs is hardest to play live? Nathan (vocals): “Trophic Level,” ‘cause I just scream like a manic dog for 5 ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lesstalk Records

Posted June 22, 2015, 12:58 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Lesstalk Records

Matt Vaughn (Lesstalk Records, Michael Crafter-vocals) SPB: Do any of your musician friends have tinnitus? Vaughn: Yeh, I think a lot of my friends have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Adrift for Days

Posted June 22, 2015, 12:53 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Adrift for Days

Lachlan R. Dale (Adrift for Days, Art As Catharsis) SPB: How has the increasing digitisation of music changed your listening habits? Dale: A very good ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Diploid

Posted June 22, 2015, 12:50 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Diploid

Reece Prain (Diploid-bass/vocals) SPB: How much space in your home is dedicated to music storage (records or instruments)? Prain: I have a bandroom/equipment storage room. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Roman Cities

Posted June 22, 2015, 12:47 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Roman Cities

Ian Miller (Roman Cities) SPB: How important to the band’s concept was playing “era-appropriate instrumentation”? Miller: Man, what a great question. When I was imagining ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Fashion Week

Posted June 12, 2015, 12:12 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Fashion Week

Joshua Lozano (Fashion Week – guitar/vocals) SPB: Rank your preferred listening formats: cd, vinyl, cassette, digital, (other?) Lozano: At home: vinyl In the van: CD ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Brian Campeau

Posted June 12, 2015, 12:09 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Brian Campeau

Brian Campeau SPB: What is your favorite album cover of all time? Campeau: I'm a big fan of a photo which tells a story, whether ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Spirits

Posted June 12, 2015, 12:07 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Spirits

Robert Cheeseman (Spirits – bass) SPB: is the best hardcore song, ever? Cheeseman: The best hardcore song?  Hell if I know!  One of my favorite ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Meek is Murder

Posted June 12, 2015, 12:04 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Meek is Murder

Frank Godla (Meek Is Murder) SPB: What do you think of cassettes? Godla: They will always have a special place in my heart. I started ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Maybeshewill

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:29 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Maybeshewill

John (Maybeshewill) SPB: What are you most looking forward to on your upcoming first US tour?  John: We’re still waiting to find out if we’ll ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Western Settings

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Western Settings

Ricky (Western Settings) SPB: Who is the most underrated San Diego band right now? Ricky: The most underrated band in San Diego? There are a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hot Nerds

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hot Nerds

Nathan Joyner (Hot Nerds – guitar/vocals)   SPB: Who is the hottest nerd of them all? Joyner: That's simple: any kid who stays in school ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hiram-Maxim

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:25 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hiram-Maxim

John Panza (Hiram-Maxim-drums) SPB: Has the change to more headphone listening changed how you listen to music or mix it? Panza: Last night I witnessed ... read more

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One Question Interviews: It Only Gets Worse

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: It Only Gets Worse

Matt Finney (It Only Gets Worse) SPB: How many vans have you had? Finney: Never owned a van myself but my parents had an Astrovan ... read more

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One Question Interviews: En Esch

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:17 p.m.

One Question Interviews: En Esch

En Esch SPB: How has technology changed the recording process for you between your first professional-level recordings and today? En Esch: When I started out ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hymie's Records

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hymie's Records

Dave Hoenack (Hymie’s Records-Minneapolis, MN) SPB: What is your preferred way to store vinyl in a home? Hoenack: We believe records are best stored as ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Upsilon Acrux

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Upsilon Acrux

Paul Lai (Upsilon Acrux) SPB: What is your favorite venue to play? Lai: Without a doubt it's our home away from home, Los Angeles' infamous ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tear Them Down

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:11 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tear Them Down

Viktor (Tear Them Down) SPB: Do you take any precautions to stay healthy while on the road? Viktor: Well I think any member of any ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Jess Locke

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:09 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Jess Locke

Jess Locke SPB: Where in your hometown do you always bring visitors?Locke: I'm from Avoca Beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales, AUS. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Meek is Murder

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:06 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Meek is Murder

Mike Keller (Meek Is Murder)SPB: What do you think of cassettes? Keller: Whenever people try to give us band demos on CD, I’m always like, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Monkey

Posted May 31, 2015, 12:30 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Monkey

Curtis Meacham (Monkey-vocals) SPB: What is something more people should know about the San Jose scene? Meacham: San Jose is a pretty cool place. Its ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Chokecherry

Posted May 31, 2015, 12:26 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Chokecherry

Jon (Chokecherry) SPB: How do you feel about the hyphenated genre terms that tend to be applied to your band? Jon: Genre descriptions are fine ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Reckless Records

Posted May 31, 2015, 12:20 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Reckless Records

Dave (Reckless Records, Chicago-buyer) SPB: How do you recommend people store their vinyl at home? Dave: Vertically. read more

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One Question Interviews: Cloud Maze

Posted May 21, 2015, 1:22 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Cloud Maze

Sergy Boldyrev (Cloud Maze – vocals) SPB: What is your least favorite genre of music? Is there an artists who is an exception to that ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Comeback Kid

Posted May 21, 2015, 1:18 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Comeback Kid

Jeremy Hiebert (Comeback Kid-guitar) SPB: What’s your least favorite record you’ve made? Why? Hiebert: Like I said to out label's publicist, “Do I really have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Terror

Posted May 21, 2015, 1:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Terror

Martin Stewart (Terror – guitar) SPB: Do you read press written about you? Stewart: After playing in bands for about 15 years now, I have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: City of Satellites

Posted May 21, 2015, 1:10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: City of Satellites

Jarrod (City of Satellites) SPB: Who is your favorite pre-1960s artist/band? Jarrod: I guess when reflecting on my music collection there isn’t much from the ‘50s ... read more

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One Question Interviews: SubRosa

Posted May 21, 2015, 1:02 p.m.

One Question Interviews: SubRosa

Levi Hanna (SubRosa-bassist) SPB: What do your parents think of your music? Hanna: To be completely honest, I have no idea what my parents think ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hannahband

Posted May 21, 2015, 12:59 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hannahband

Hannahband SPB: Besides music, what other arts are you interested in? Nathan: Besides music my favourite type of art would have to be a tie ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Powernap

Posted May 21, 2015, 12:49 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Powernap

Hugo Mudie (Powernap) SPB: What is an oreosmith? Mudie: When I was a kid I had an uncle who worked for Christie (the company that ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Call of the Void

Posted April 26, 2015, 12:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Call of the Void

Patrick Alberts (Call of the Void) SPB: What do you think of (the return of) cassettes? Alberts: I find the return of cassettes to be ... read more

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One Question Interviews: What Tyrants

Posted April 26, 2015, 12:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: What Tyrants

Sean Schultz (What Tyrants) SPB: What venue is your favorite to play (and why)? Schultz: Our favorite venue to play would have to be the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: No Hands

Posted April 25, 2015, 11:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: No Hands

No HandsSPB: Who is the most underrated Canadian band?  No Hands: Our consensus on the most underrated Canadian bands is: Current: What Seas, What Shores https://whatseaswhatshores.bandcamp.com/ ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Urban Scandal Records

Posted April 16, 2015, 12:38 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Urban Scandal Records

Stephen (Urban Scandal Records) SPB: How do you typically find the bands you sign to the label? Stephen: I would say I generally find bands ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dr. Strange Records

Posted April 16, 2015, 12:36 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dr. Strange Records

Dr. Strange (Dr. Strange Records) SPB: How has Record Store Day changed your business? Dr. Strange: The truth is I didn’t even participate until the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Kill Hatsumomo

Posted April 16, 2015, 12:34 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Kill Hatsumomo

Erin Page (Kill Hatsumomo) SPB: Is there a specific poster that got you interested in the medium yourself? Page: What initially led me to making ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Malta

Posted April 11, 2015, 7:15 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Malta

Cameron (Malta) SPB: As a songwriter, at what point does drawing influence from another subject become too close to mimicking? Malta: When we write, we ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Port of Sound Record Shoppe

Posted April 11, 2015, 7:12 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Port of Sound Record Shoppe

Port of Sound Records SPB: How important is it to set yourself apart from other stores on Record Store Day? PoS: Most importantly, we work ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Drug Church

Posted April 11, 2015, 7:10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Drug Church

Patrick Kindon (Drug Church) SPB: What is the best pop song of the past 10 years? Kindon: I typed up a whole thing about “Crazy ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Kepi Ghoulie

Posted April 6, 2015, 2:20 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Kepi Ghoulie

Kepi Ghoulie (Groovie Ghoulies, solo) SPB: What is your favorite Christmas song? Ghoulie: Anything from A Charlie Brown Christmas, anything from Bob Dylan - Christmas ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Kitten Crisis

Posted April 6, 2015, 2:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Kitten Crisis

Kyle Hall (Kitten Crisis) SPB: What is the longest (in time) tour you’ve been on? Would you do it again? Hall: I've been on a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: War on Women

Posted April 6, 2015, 2:18 p.m.

One Question Interviews: War on Women

War on Women SPB: Basements or bars (or both)? War on Women: That's like asking “day or night,” “loud or quiet,” “happy or sad.” You ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Amoeba Music

Posted April 6, 2015, 2:17 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Amoeba Music

Marc Weinstein (Amoeba Records, co-owner) SPB: What shift in listening format has been the most surprising in your run as a store? Weinstein: The most surprising ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Benny The Jet Rodriguez

Posted April 6, 2015, 3:08 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Benny The Jet Rodriguez

Freeman (Benny the Jet Rodriguez - vocals/guitar) SPB: Do you wear earplugs when you play? Why/why not? Freeman: I do wear ear plugs. For a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: All Them Witches

Posted April 6, 2015, 3:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: All Them Witches

Parks (All Them Witches) SPB: What is your favorite book about music? Parks: The way I feel about books on music is the same way ... read more

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One Question Interviews: My America

Posted April 2, 2015, 3:04 a.m.

One Question Interviews: My America

Matthew Turner (My America – guitar/vocals) SPB: What is the strangest trend you see in modern music (or in the industry)? Turner: This actually came ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Rhino / Mad Platter Record Store

Posted April 2, 2015, 3:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Rhino / Mad Platter Record Store

Dennis Callaci (Rhino Records/Mad Platter/Video Paradiso-General Manager) SPB: When do you start planning for Record Store Day on a given year? Callaci: Record Store Day ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Wasted Wine

Posted April 2, 2015, 2:56 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Wasted Wine

Robert Gowan (Wasted Wine)  SPB: Who is your favorite 1990s artist? Gowan: Probably an obvious choice, but perhaps not for us: Tupac Shakur. As far as ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Strawberry Runners

Posted March 18, 2015, 11:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Strawberry Runners

Emi Knight (Strawberry Runners) SPB: What was the inspiration to start the band? Knight: The inspiration to start the band really began with living in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Rat Storm

Posted March 18, 2015, 11:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Rat Storm

Nathalie Haurberg (Rat Storm/Closet Burner/Reality is a Cult Records) SPB: Do you wear earplugs when you play? Why/why not? Haurberg: I don't wear earplugs. I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Jon McKiel

Posted March 18, 2015, 11:49 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Jon McKiel

Jon McKiel SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show? McKiel: Yes, but it really depends on whether I've played the room before, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Mikey Erg

Posted March 10, 2015, 11:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Mikey Erg

Mikey Erg SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show? Erg: For the most part I'm usually more excited than nervous. Sometimes I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Audio Antihero

Posted March 10, 2015, 11:31 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Audio Antihero

Jamie (Audio Antihero) SPB: What is the best pop song of the last 10 years? Jamie: I'm not deliberately rockist (I swear!) - but since ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Brokedowns

Posted March 10, 2015, 11:25 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Brokedowns

Jon Balun (The Brokedowns) SPB: You scream a lot. Has that gotten easier or harder on your voice as you're no longer in your 20s? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Caffiends

Posted March 10, 2015, 11:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Caffiends

Andrew (Caffiends) SPB: How old were you when you first learned a musical instrument? Andrew: Here at Caffiends we take every interview as a huge ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Broadway Calls

Posted March 9, 2015, 12:25 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Broadway Calls

Ty Vaughn (Broadway Calls) SPB: What band has the best logo of all time? Vaughn: The Ramones. I'm biased for two reasons. 1) I love ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Asshole Parade

Posted March 4, 2015, 10:01 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Asshole Parade

Matt Sweeting (Asshole Parade, No Idea Records) SPB: What’s the last record you didn’t care for on first listen but has since grown on you? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Iron Lung

Posted March 4, 2015, 10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Iron Lung

Jensen (Iron Lung) SPB: What is the strangest interaction you’ve had with a (super) fan? Jensen: The first time he showed up was only mildly ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lipstick Homicide

Posted March 4, 2015, 9:56 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Lipstick Homicide

Rachel (Lipstick Homicide – bass/vocals) SPB: Was the acoustic set a Fest 13 a one-time thing or do you sometimes perform acoustic around Iowa? Rachel: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: 30,000 Monkies

Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 12:39 p.m.

One Question Interviews: 30,000 Monkies

Ruben (30,000 Monkies – vocals/guitar) SPB: What is the worst reunion concert you ever saw?  Ruben: I've never really seen a bad reunion concert actually, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Astpai

Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 12:37 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Astpai

Zock (Astpai – vocals) SPB: What is the furthest you’ve ever traveled to see a show (and who was it/where was it)? Astpai: In May ... read more

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One Question Interviews: La Armada

Posted Feb. 7, 2015, 12:31 a.m.

One Question Interviews: La Armada

Paul Rivera (La Armada – guitar) SPB: What is the secret to a successful tour? This question is more complex than it seems. I think ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Blind Shake

Posted Feb. 7, 2015, 12:27 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Blind Shake

Mike Blaha (The Blind Shake) SPB: You have now released records on a lot of labels. What do you enjoy about changing affiliation with each ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Scene Point Blank - Aaron H

Posted Feb. 7, 2015, 12:13 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Scene Point Blank - Aaron H

Aaron H (Scene Point Blank) SPB: What's a band totally outside of your typical stylistic preferences that's you're an avid fan of? Aaron: I'd say ... read more

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One Question Interviews: United Teachers of Music

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 1:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: United Teachers of Music

Nate Pischke (United Teachers of Music) SPB: What role does humor play in songwriting? Pischke: Humor doesn’t play a role in our music.  We’re serious ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Recreant

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 1 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Recreant

Recreant SPB: What’s the largest crowd you’ve played to? Did you approach it differently? Recreant: Not really sure, we approach every show differently. It just ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Plow United

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 12:58 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Plow United

Joel Tannenbaum (Plow United, The Rentiers, Ex Friends) SPB: As a musician, do you find terminology such as “side project” to be relevant to you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Kindling

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 12:56 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Kindling

Stephen Pierce (Kindling, Ampere) SPB: Rank these listening options: cd, vinyl, digital, cassette, (other?) Pierce: 8 track, floppy disc, player piano, minidisc, wax cylinder. From ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Kowloon Walled City

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 12:55 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Kowloon Walled City

Scott (Kowloon Walled City) SPB: Do you think that more bands are getting robbed nowadays? Has it happened to you? Scott: It seems like lately ... read more

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One Question Interviews: CJ Ramone

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 12:54 a.m.

One Question Interviews: CJ Ramone

CJ Ramone SPB: In what setting are you least likely to wear a leather jacket? Ramone: On the toilet.  read more

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One Question Interviews: The Wild

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 12:52 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Wild

Witt (The Wild) SPB: Do you embrace the folk/punk genre? Witt: Sometimes embracing a genre can be very limiting. The amazing thing about the folk/punk ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hammerheart Brewing

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 12:51 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Hammerheart Brewing

Nathaniel Chapman and Austin Lunn (HammerHeart Brewing) SPB: What about Bathory’s music is most aesthetically similar to your beers? Chapman: A simple question requires a simple straight ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Quintron and Miss Pussycat

Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 11:50 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Quintron and Miss Pussycat

Quintron & Miss Pussycat SPB: How do you describe your sound to strangers when they ask? Quintron & Miss Pussycat: SWAMP TECH read more

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One Question Interviews: Dogfish Head Brewing

Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 11:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Dogfish Head Brewing

Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head Brewing, founder and president) SPB: What is the connection between brewing and music? Calagione: There are two art forms that have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: On the Water

Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 11:44 p.m.

One Question Interviews: On the Water

Fletcher (On the Water) SPB: What is the worst job you’ve ever had? Fletcher: Tough question: Being a high school dropout, I have worked some ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Brickfight

Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 11:39 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Brickfight

Brickfight SPB: How big is your record collection? Brickfight: Short Answer: 732 Long Answer: In a Cold War-style escalation which stems primarily from a missing ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Houseplant Records

Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 11:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Houseplant Records

Houseplant Records SPB: Do you run your own website, facebook, twitter, etc. Do you enjoy that side of the industry? Houseplant: Yes, I do run ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gay Witch Abortion

Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 11:31 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Gay Witch Abortion

Jesse (Gay Witch Abortion) SPB: You’ve played shows out of your van and on a boat, among other locations. What setting has been the most fun ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Audacity

Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 8:22 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Audacity

Matt (Audacity) SPB: As a California band, what do you think of winter touring? Matt: Touring in winter can be very exciting. People appreciate the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pujol

Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 8:21 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Pujol

Daniel Pujol (Pujol) SPB: If you could re-record one song, what would it be? Pujol: Honestly, any song of mine I feel has been inadequately ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bloodshot Records

Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 8:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bloodshot Records

Josh Zanger (Bloodshot Records) SPB: The covers compilation for your 20th anniversary is rather extensive. When did you start work on gathering the cooperating artists? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: JEFF The Brotherhood

Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 8:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: JEFF The Brotherhood

Jake Orrall (JEFF the Brotherhood) SPB: What do you like to do on a tour off date? Orrall: Masturbate read more

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One Question Interviews: Al Swacker

Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 8:15 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Al Swacker

Al Swacker (DJ, UnMutuals, Devil Baby Freak Show, SVK) SPB: What is your favorite venue, past or present, to play or attend a show at? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Post Teens

Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 8:12 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Post Teens

Tony Marquez (Post Teens) SPB: What is your favorite all-time record (and why)? Marquez: I've never been a person who can truthfully name a "favorite" ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Kid Tsunami

Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 8:10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Kid Tsunami

Kid Tsunami SPB: What is your primary tour food? Kid Tsunami: On tour I like to be taken to a yum cha spot....I love the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Specialist Subject Records

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 2:20 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Specialist Subject Records

Andrew (Specialist Subject Records, Bangers) SPB: Do any of your musician friends have tinnitus? Andrew: I've actually had tinnitus for nearly 10 years and I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: American Scarecrows

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 2:15 a.m.

One Question Interviews: American Scarecrows

Allen Maier (American Scarecrows, drums) SPB: Do you wear earplugs when you play? Why/why not? Maier: I have heard people say they wish they took ... read more

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One Question Interviews: His Dream of Lions

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 2:13 a.m.

One Question Interviews: His Dream of Lions

His Dream of Lions SPB: Assign each member of your band to a character in The Breakfast Club. His Dream of Lions: Colby - Criminal ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Teen Death

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 2:07 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Teen Death

James Goodson (Teen Death, guitar/vocals) SPB: Who is your favorite band to see live? Goodson: I think my favorite band to see live is AFI. Not ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Toby Driver

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 2:30 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Toby Driver

Toby Driver SPB: How have your musical taste evolved over the years? Do you think your “high school self” would appreciate the music you make ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Horsebites

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 2:29 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Horsebites

Richard Minino (Horsebites) SPB: Do you think the digitalization of music has negatively influenced your trade as there is less emphasis on cover art? Minino: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Royal Thunder

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 2:27 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Royal Thunder

Josh Weaver (Royal Thunder) SPB: Do you have a favorite type of van or bus? Weaver: Dodge Ram vans are definitely our favorite vans. I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Choir Vandals

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 2:23 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Choir Vandals

Austin McCutchen (Choir Vandals, vocals) SPB: What is your favorite cover to play? Why? McCutchen: Choir Vandals as a band has actually never done a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Loose Planes

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 11:47 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Loose Planes

Luke Schwartz (Loose Planes, vocals) SPB: What is the worst stereotype you encounter when strangers discover you’re in a band?  Schwartz: The worst stereotype I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Culture Abuse

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 11:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Culture Abuse

David Vincent Kelling (Culture Abuse, vocals) SPB: What is most ridiculous sub-genre name you’ve heard? Kelling: Calling something a sub genre is fucking ridiculous in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ef

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 11:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ef

Niklas (Ef) SPB: If you had your choice, which guest musician would you want to feature on an album? EF: Have always put a lot ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Tim Version

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 12:10 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Tim Version

Russ Van Cleave (The Tim Version) SPB: What got you interested in pursuing science on a professional level? Cleave: There are a lot of different ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sam Russo

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 12:08 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sam Russo

Sam Russo SPB: How do you primarily find new music? Russo: I still find new music the way I always have -- on the road ... read more

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Music: Fest 13 (Fest 13)

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 3:31 p.m.

Music: Fest 13 (Fest 13)

Like its 12 predecessors, Fest 13 offered something new. The growing festival has made a mark in the DIY punk community in its layout, booking, ... read more

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Interviews: Signals Midwest / Captain, We're Sinking (Fest 13)

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 3:21 p.m.

Interviews: Signals Midwest / Captain, We're Sinking (Fest 13)

We chatted to Maxwell Stern of Signals Midwest and Leo Vergnetti of Captain, We’re Sinking: Scene Point Blank: At what point, post Fest, do you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dex Romweber Duo

Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 2:51 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dex Romweber Duo

Dex Romweber (Dex Romweber Duo) SPB: Who is the first musician whose technique or technicality really stood out to you? Romweber: Benny Joy of Tampa, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Stop Breathing

Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 2:49 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Stop Breathing

John (Stop Breathing, vocals) SPB: What do you think of bands playing an album in its entirety as a tour concept? John: I am all ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Delay

Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 2:48 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Delay

Austin (Delay, bass/vocals) SPB: What is your most common tour food?  Austin: I am answering on everyone's behalf in the band. I would say our ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bombshell Rocks

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 2:02 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Bombshell Rocks

Christian Määttä (Bombshell Rocks) SPB: How has your local music scene changed since you were last active? Määttä: Well, the majority of us live in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Infera Bruo

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 1:56 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Infera Bruo

Galen (Infera Bruo) SPB: Do you have a favorite type of van or bus? Galen: One that doesn't break down is preferable. We generally end ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Withdrawal

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 1:50 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Withdrawal

Adam Dyson (Withdrawal) SPB: How do you choose your album art? Dyson: I've always felt that the artwork and presentation of a record is just ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sims

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 1:48 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sims

Sims SPB: If you could get any producer you haven’t worked with to provide beats for a song, who would you pick? Sims: If I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hank III

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 1:46 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Hank III

Hank III SPB: Who has the best “metal voice” of all time? Williams: To me Oderus Urungus because of his approach was a bit more unique ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Vegas

Posted Oct. 11, 2014, 12:48 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Vegas

T (Vegas) SPB: How do you vary your songwriting approach between your different projects? T: Most of the songs I've written blast through wounds and ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dethklok

Posted Oct. 11, 2014, 12:33 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dethklok

Brendon Small (Metalocalypse/Dethklok) SPB: Who has the best “metal voice” of all time? Small: Nathan Explosion- He's not a metal singer but he happens to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Animal Style Records

Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 1:20 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Animal Style Records

Matt (Animal Style Records) SPB: What was the first punk show you attended? Matt: Does this count? Mayfest in ‘98 at the University of Redlands: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pure Grain Audio

Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 1:18 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Pure Grain Audio

Chris (PureGrainAudio.com) SPB: Who is a band that’s taking seemingly forever to release their next album? Chris: This is a cheeky response, but I’d have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dying Sea

Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 1:14 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dying Sea

Dying Sea SPB: How did your adviser enjoy the 7” you created for your internship? Dying Sea: Haha, hilarious. She was horrified, yet gave me ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Michael Yonkers

Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 1:10 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Michael Yonkers

Michael Yonkers SPB: How does it feel to revisit music from so long ago? Are you the type of musician that enjoys playing and listening ... read more

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Interviews: Worthwhile Way

Posted Sept. 29, 2014, 5:21 p.m.

Interviews: Worthwhile Way

That joy in finding a new band just never goes away. The mediums have changed from the old tape deck to my first CD burner ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Big Dick

Posted Sept. 25, 2014, 2:56 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Big Dick

Big Dick SPB: What do your parents think of your band name? Johnny: My parents believe I haven't left my basement since 1997. I really ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sweatshop Boys

Posted Sept. 25, 2014, 2:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Sweatshop Boys

Itai (Sweatshop Boys) SPB: If you had your choice, which band would you love to tour with?  Itai: Touring with another band is a complex ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Chris Brokaw

Posted Sept. 18, 2014, 1:35 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Chris Brokaw

Chris Brokaw (solo, Wreckmeister Harmonies, The New Year, The Empty House Collective, ex-Codeine) SPB: Rank these listening formats: cd, vinyl, cassette, digital, (other?) Brokaw: 1) ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Vapour Night

Posted Sept. 18, 2014, 1:20 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Vapour Night

Ali (Vapour Night) SPB: What’s the last “grower” record you heard that didn’t impress on first listen but has, since, grown on you? Ali: Burials ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Radon

Posted Sept. 11, 2014, 11:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Radon

Bill Clower (Radon, drums) SPB: How did your set at Fest 12 come about? Any surprises in store for #13? Clower: That's 2 questions. Tate, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Where My Bones Rest Easy

Posted Sept. 11, 2014, 11:44 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Where My Bones Rest Easy

Anthony Manella (Where My Bones Rest Easy) SPB: What’s your favorite book? Manella: I'd have to say the book that has stuck with me and ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dan Padilla

Posted Sept. 11, 2014, 11:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Dan Padilla

J. Wang (Dan Padilla, Shallow Cuts) SPB: Have you ever forgotten lyrics mid-song? If so, how did you recover? Wang: Of course I’ve forgotten lyrics. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Franz Nicolay

Posted Sept. 11, 2014, 11:37 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Franz Nicolay

Franz Nicolay SPB: What instrument is the hardest to tunefully amplify in a larger venue? Nicolay: It doesn't come up very often, but the musical ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Frank Rosaly

Posted Sept. 8, 2014, 12:42 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Frank Rosaly

Frank Rosaly SPB: What's the worst (or strangest) stereotype you encounter from people when they find out you're a musician? Rosaly: “It must be so ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sneeze

Posted Sept. 8, 2014, 12:40 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sneeze

Derek (Sneeze) SPB: What do you parents think of your music? Derek: Honestly, both of my parents love Sneeze much much more than my older ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Arrivals

Posted Sept. 8, 2014, 12:38 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Arrivals

Isaac Thotz (The Arrivals, Treasure Fleet) SPB: Have you ever hooked your dangling earrings on anything? Thotz: I've hooked them on countless things all over ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Midnight Masses

Posted Sept. 8, 2014, 12:36 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Midnight Masses

Autry Fulbright II (Midnight Masses, …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead) SPB: How did you settle on the name Midnight Masses ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Young Turks

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 1:31 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Young Turks

Jason (Young Turks) SPB: How big is your record collection? Jason: I have about 250 records. I started collecting when I was about 16. I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Street Dogs

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 1:29 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Street Dogs

Mike McColgan (Street Dogs, FM359) SPB: How much space in your home is dedicated to music storage (instruments or records)? McColgan: One entire room in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Æges

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 1:26 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Æges

Kemble Walters (Æges) SPB: What is your day job/how does it affect your schedule as a musician? Walters: This is a funny question for me ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hidden Shoal Recordings

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 1:23 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Hidden Shoal Recordings

Cam Merton (Hidden Shoal Recordings) SPB: What is your go-to karaoke song? Merton: My initial impulse is to put on something from Harold Budd and ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Raging Nathans

Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 9:01 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Raging Nathans

Josh (Raging Nathans/Rad Girlfriend Records) SPB: If you had your choice, what band would you love to tour with? Josh: I think if we could ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Herra Terra

Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 9 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Herra Terra

Herra Terra SPB: What's the most interesting thing that has happened to the band this summer, any show horror stories or has it all been ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Fake Problems

Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 8:59 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Fake Problems

Chris Farren (Fake Problems) SPB: What makes a good host when you sleep on a stranger’s floor? Farren: I'll preface this by saying anyone who ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Iron Reagan

Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 8:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Iron Reagan

Tony Foresta (Iron Reagan) SPB: What is your favorite 1990s artist? Foresta: I was going to say Avail but it turns out that they actually ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Shonen Knife

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 2:02 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Shonen Knife

Naoko (Shonen Knife) SPB: What is your favorite Ramones song? Naoko: It’s impossible to choose one song. I like all Ramones songs. read more

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One Question Interviews: Cloud Rat

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 2:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Cloud Rat

Rorik (Cloud Rat) SPB: What characteristics make a good host when you crash on a stranger’s floor? Rorik: Hmmmmmm.... Well, that depends on my mood ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Noisem

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 1:59 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Noisem

Noisem SPB: Who is your favorite band to see live? Harley Phillips: Ilsa never fails to impress me, They're of those bands that, if I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Jason Lupeituu

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 1:58 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Jason Lupeituu

Jason Lupeituu (Sound engineer, vibe tech, aspiring cook) SPB: What is the hardest part about a life on the road? What is the best part? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Big Action Records

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 1:55 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Big Action Records

Jason Zabby (Big Action Records, Raw Nerves) SPB: How has the increasingly digitalization of music changed your listening habits? Zabby: Digitalized music, especially streams, have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Roaming Herds of Buffalo

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 1:54 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Roaming Herds of Buffalo

Scott (Roaming Herds of Buffalo) SPB: How did you decide to include the comic with your new CD? Scott: There are a few reasons why ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dads

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 1:52 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dads

John Bradley (Dads) SPB: What do you tend to listen to in the van the most? Bradley: Honestly in the van, at least while I'm ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ma Jolie

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 1:51 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Ma Jolie

Jeff (Ma Jolie) SPB: What’s the secret to a successful tour? Jeff: It all depends on your intentions with touring in general. If it's your ... read more

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One Question Interviews: This Quiet Army

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 2:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: This Quiet Army

Eric Quach (This Quiet Army) SPB: How big is your record collection? Quach: 466 CDs, 109 vinyls, 16 cassettes! read more

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One Question Interviews: Great Reversals

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 2:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Great Reversals

Aaron Whitfield (Great Reversals – vocals) SPB: If you could experiment in any one genre that's far removed from what you do now, what would ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Innode

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 2:36 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Innode

Stefan Nemeth (ex-Radian, Lokia, Innode) SPB: What is your favorite music-related film or documentary? Nemeth: I thought quite a bit about it and I am ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Meatmen

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 2:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Meatmen

Tesco Vee (The Meatmen) SPB: What’s the best love song ever written? Vee: George Jones - "He Stopped Loving Her Today" read more

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One Question Interviews: Ben Snakepit

Posted July 25, 2014, 12:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ben Snakepit

Ben Snakepit (cartoonist) SPB: Who is your favorite flyer artist? Snakepit: My favorite flyer artist is Jack Barfield at Neolithic Print. He does flyers for ... read more

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One Question Interviews: 6131 Records

Posted July 25, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

One Question Interviews: 6131 Records

Sean Rhorer (6131 Records) SPB: What’s your favorite cover song to listen to/see performed? Rhorer: I'm not a huge fan of covers, but it's hard ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Kitten Forever

Posted July 25, 2014, 12:28 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Kitten Forever

Kitten Forever SPB: What do you do to ensure you don't lose your voice onstage? Kitten: We gargle with male tears. read more

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One Question Interviews: Hollow Earth

Posted July 25, 2014, 12:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hollow Earth

Mike Moynihan (Hollow Earth-guitar) SPB: What do you listen to the most in the van? Moynihan: For the most part, driver listens to whatever they want, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Orange County Scenester

Posted July 17, 2014, 9:28 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Orange County Scenester

Evan Jacobs (Orange County Scenester – director) SPB: Who is your favorite band discovered in the process of filming Orange County Scenester? Jacobs: Since I was ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Xiu Xiu

Posted July 17, 2014, 9:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Xiu Xiu

Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu) Stewart: What part of your live show is the hardest on sound engineers? SPB: Getting the vocals loud enough in the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: A Wilhelm Scream

Posted July 17, 2014, 9:25 p.m.

One Question Interviews: A Wilhelm Scream

Trevor Reilly (A Wilhelm Scream) SPB: When you built your studio, what was the primary, driving concept you wanted to make sure you could capture ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Rosetta

Posted July 17, 2014, 9:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Rosetta

Matt (Rosetta) SPB: Do you run your own website, facebook, twitter, etc? Do you enjoy that aspect of the industry? Matt: Yeah, I do all ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gazer

Posted July 12, 2014, 2 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Gazer

Erik Ziedses des Plantes (Gazer, bass/vocals) SPB: How do you find new music? Erik: My current music discovery system has two tiers that I think does ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Cheap Time

Posted July 12, 2014, 1:57 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Cheap Time

Jeffrey Novak (Cheap Time, solo) SPB: What inspired you to start performing solo? Novak: I have never had much patience with waiting. I got tired ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hollow Earth

Posted July 12, 2014, 1:55 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Hollow Earth

Steve (Hollow Earth, vocals) SPB: What do you think of bands playing albums in their entirety as a tour concept? Steve: I personally think it's ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Circles

Posted July 12, 2014, 1:52 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Circles

Srini Radhakrishna (Circles, Space Raft) SPB: Do you wear earplugs when you play? (Why/why not?) Radhakrishna: Despite having custom earplugs made over a year ago, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Organized Crime Records

Posted July 12, 2014, 1:51 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Organized Crime Records

Clint (Organized Crime Records) SPB: How much space in your house is dedicated to music storage (albums or instruments)? Clint: I would say that overall ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ministry

Posted July 12, 2014, 1:49 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Ministry

Al Jourgensen (Ministry) SPB: Is there a sample you’ve tried to get the rights to use but were denied? Jourgensen: ALL OF THEM.... Just kidding. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Autopsy

Posted July 12, 2014, 1:47 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Autopsy

Chris Reifert (Autopsy/Violation Wound) SPB: What’s the best movie you’ve seen this year? Reifert: The best movie ever made is The Dark Backward. It didn't ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Banner Pilot

Posted July 12, 2014, 1:45 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Banner Pilot

Nate (Banner Pilot) SPB: What is the hardest thing about touring in foreign countries? Last year (2 years ago?) you played in Russia… Nate: I'm ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Crusades

Posted June 26, 2014, 11:18 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Crusades

Dave Williams (Crusades) SPB: What do your children think of your music? Williams: Well, my daughter is only two-and-a-half years old, but I'm a stay-at-home-parent and so ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Mad Caddies

Posted June 26, 2014, 11:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Mad Caddies

Sascha (Mad Caddies) SPB: What makes a good roadie? Have you done it?  Sascha: We don't really use the term “roadie.” That seems kinda like ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Magrudergrind

Posted June 26, 2014, 11:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Magrudergrind

Avi (Magrudergrind) SPB: What’s the secret to a successful tour? Avi: Efficiency. Don't bring too many personal items or equipment. Bring essential equipment to retain your sound ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Old Man Markley

Posted June 26, 2014, 11:11 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Old Man Markley

Annie DeTemple (Old Man Markley) SPB: What is the best Buck Owens song? DeTemple: Well, my favorite Buck Owens song is "Act Naturally."  I'm not just ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Japanther

Posted June 19, 2014, 10:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Japanther

Ian Vanek (Japanther) SPB: Is there a regional food you look forward to when you tour? Vanek: We eat regionally, seasonally and locally as much ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lagwagon

Posted June 19, 2014, 10:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Lagwagon

Joey Cape (Lagwagon, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) SPB: What is the most overdone cover song?  Cape: "Brown Eyed Girl" read more

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One Question Interviews: Beartrap

Posted June 19, 2014, 10:36 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Beartrap

Mike (Beartrap) SPB: How do you primarily find new music these days? Mike: The Internet. There are thousands of music blogs dedicated to whatever little ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Catharsis PR

Posted June 19, 2014, 10:35 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Catharsis PR

Kim Kelly (Catharsis PR, writer) SPB: How did you first get involved in PR work? Kelly: It happened pretty organically. By the time I decided ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Screaming Females

Posted June 13, 2014, 1:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Screaming Females

Jarrett D (Screaming Females) SPB: What song in your active playlist requires the most practice? What part is the hardest to get down? D: Screaming ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Haiduk

Posted June 13, 2014, 1:13 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Haiduk

Haiduk SPB: What do you remember of your first live performance ever? Haiduk: I'd been talking to some friends from a local band about possibly, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Peelander-Z

Posted June 13, 2014, 1:10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Peelander-Z

Peelander Yellow (Peelander-Z) SPB: What is your favorite music-related book? Yellow: I never read music-related book!!! I have to learn a lot of things without ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Razorcake

Posted June 6, 2014, 2:04 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Razorcake

Chris Pepus (Razorcake) SPB: What is your favorite thing about working with print media? Pepus: Most of my writing appears on the web, but I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Jesus Lizard

Posted June 6, 2014, 2:02 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Jesus Lizard

David Yow (the Jesus Lizard, artist, Qui, Scratch Acid) SPB: How has aging affected your musical performance? Yow: Dunno if it's due to aging, but ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Activator

Posted June 6, 2014, 1:59 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Activator

Shannon T. Moore (Activator, lead singer) SPB: How did you “discover” punk rock? Moore: I discovered punk rock on few different occasions in a few ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sex Rays

Posted June 6, 2014, 1:58 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sex Rays

Joe Holland (Sex Rays, Violent Shifters) SPB: Do you wear earplugs when you play? Why/why not?.  Holland: I almost always wear hearing protection at rehearsals, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gnarboots

Posted June 4, 2014, 7:34 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Gnarboots

Aaron Carnes (Gnarboots)  SPB: What is the ideal format to a show line-up? (How many bands, genres, etc.?) Carnes: I always liked lineups that were ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Men

Posted June 4, 2014, 7:29 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Men

Ben Greenberg (The Men) SPB: What’s a record you love that would surprise people? Greenberg: Bill Frisell - Have A Little Faith Bill Frisell is an amazing guitar player who has released many, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: LA Zinefest

Posted June 4, 2014, 7:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: LA Zinefest

Bianca Barragan (LA Zinefest organizer) SPB: If forced to choose, what is your favorite LA-based zine (currently active)? Barragan: After thinking about all the LA-based zines that are awesome, I'm going to have to say that ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ghostbot Records

Posted June 4, 2014, 7:25 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ghostbot Records

Andrew Schubert (Ghostbot Records, recording engineer)SPB: Besides music, what other arts are you into? Schubert: Music is what I'm most passionate about. It's how I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Julie Ruin

Posted May 22, 2014, 11:09 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Julie Ruin

Sara Landeau (The Julie Ruin) SPB: Did joining The Julie Ruin feel like a new band, or like you were joining one with an already-established ... read more

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One Question Interviews: RJD2

Posted May 22, 2014, 11:06 p.m.

One Question Interviews: RJD2

RJD2 SPB: What do you like to do on a tour off date? RJD2: On an off date when I'm touring, two things dominate my ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Guitar Wolf

Posted May 22, 2014, 11:03 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Guitar Wolf

Seiji (Guitar Wolf) SPB: How did your recent US tour with The Coathangers go? Seiji: The girls are wonderful. Their songs are full of great ... read more

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One Question Interviews: White Murder

Posted May 22, 2014, 10:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: White Murder

Hannah Blumenfeld (White Murder) SPB: What is the worst job you’ve ever had? Blumenfeld: Substitute teaching. I was way too young and it was just ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Low

Posted May 15, 2014, 11 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Low

Alan Sparhawk, Low SPB: What's a record you love that would surprise people? Sparhawk: Barbara Streisand's Greatest Hits read more

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One Question Interviews: Toxic Pop Records

Posted May 15, 2014, 10:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Toxic Pop Records

Mike Riley (Toxic Pop Records/Firestarter Records) SPB: While the meaning of Toxic Pop's name is fairly obvious, how has its meaning changed to you since ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Paul Needza Friend

Posted May 15, 2014, 10:56 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Paul Needza Friend

Paul Needza Friend SPB: What do you think of band’s playing a record in its entirety for a tour concept? Paul: I suppose that depends ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Rackatees

Posted May 15, 2014, 10:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Rackatees

Kolin (The Rackatees, drums) SPB: What is the longest (in time) that you have been on tour? Would you do it again? Kolin: Our nine-day ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bobby Joe Ebola

Posted May 14, 2014, 12:29 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Bobby Joe Ebola

Dan Abbott (Bobby Joe Ebola) SPB: What is the furthest you've traveled to play a single show (vs setting up a corresponding tour)? Abbott: Driving ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ghost Mice

Posted May 9, 2014, 2:15 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Ghost Mice

Chris Clavin (Plan-it-X Records, Ghost Mice) SPB: You released the DVD with all of your releases in a digital format. Where did the idea come ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Gunshy

Posted May 9, 2014, 2:13 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Gunshy

Matt Arbogast (The Gunshy) SPB: What is your favorite restaurant to hit while on tour? Arbogast: Spiral Diner, Ft. Worth, Texas Spiral Diner is one ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gnarboots

Posted May 9, 2014, 2:10 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Gnarboots

Adam Davis (Gnarboots) SPB: What is your least favorite genre of music? Is there an artist who is an exception to said rule? Davis: My ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Joseph Ross Camuglia

Posted May 8, 2014, 10:44 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Joseph Ross Camuglia

Joseph Ross Camuglia SPB: What is the largest crowd you have played to? Did you approach the set differently? Camuglia: Well, I played a 3 ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Heavy Times

Posted May 8, 2014, 10:41 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Heavy Times

Bo Hansen (Heavy Times) SPB: What club (that you've played) has the worst bathroom? Hansen: There used to be this DIY show spot/skateboard ramp in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Modern Radio Music

Posted May 8, 2014, 10:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Modern Radio Music

Tom Loftus (Modern Radio Music Label, co-owner) SPB: What was the biggest mistake you made when starting up/learning how run a record label? Loftus: My ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Subsonics

Posted May 8, 2014, 10:36 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Subsonics

Clay Reed (Subsonics) SPB: It seems that the hyphenated genre "garage-punk" keeps popping up more and more. What do you think of the term? Reed: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Signals Midwest

Posted April 25, 2014, 1:46 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Signals Midwest

Loren Shumaker-Chupp (Signals Midwest, bass) SPB: What do your parents think of your music? Loren Shumaker-Chupp: My parents have always appreciated that I play music ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Yankee Brutal

Posted April 25, 2014, 1:42 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Yankee Brutal

Wesley Henderson (Yankee Brutal) SPB: What's your favorite band you discovered on your most recent tour? Henderson: That question is not one I can answer ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Druglords of the Avenues

Posted April 25, 2014, 1:38 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Druglords of the Avenues

Johnny Bonnel (Druglords of the Avenues, Swingin’ Utters, Filthy Thieving Bastards) SPB: Where does your band name for Druglords of the Avenues come from? Bonnel: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: 20 Buck Spin

Posted April 17, 2014, 3:30 p.m.

One Question Interviews: 20 Buck Spin

David Adelson (20 Buck Spin) SPB: What is the worst job you’ve ever had?  Adelson: Worst job I ever had was one of my first. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Vacation

Posted April 17, 2014, 3:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Vacation

Evan (Vacation) SPB: What is your primary tour food? Evan: Our primary tour food is PIZZA. Like as much as your town has to offer, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Morning Glory

Posted April 17, 2014, 3:21 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Morning Glory

Ezra Arrow Kire (Morning Glory) SPB: What do you think of Record Store Day? Kire: Record Store Day? It should be an official national holiday! ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Billy West

Posted April 17, 2014, 3:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Billy West

Billy West (voice actor, Futurama, Ren & Stimpy, many more) SPB: You've also played music in your past and you do some singing ("Shut Up ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Stooges

Posted April 10, 2014, 6:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Stooges

Mike Watt (Bass, The Stooges, Minutemen, Solo, more) SPB: How have the Stooges shows gone? Is it difficult to step into a group where the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dovetail

Posted April 10, 2014, 6:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Dovetail

Dovetail SPB: Who is your favorite 1960s band or artist? Philip: The Beatles reign supreme in my ‘60s catalog. For records like Rubber Soul, The ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Copyrights

Posted April 10, 2014, 6:24 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Copyrights

Luke McNeill (The Copyrights, Attorney) SPB: Did you choose your band name partially because of your interest in law? McNeill: No. It was actually a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Direct Hit!

Posted April 10, 2014, 6:21 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Direct Hit!

Nick Woods (Direct Hit!, Galactic Cannibal) SPB: What is the best Milwaukee-made beer? Woods: My favorite Milwaukee-made beer is Fuel Coffee Stout, more for the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Icarus Line

Posted April 4, 2014, 8:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Icarus Line

Joe Cardamone (The Icarus Line) SPB: What is your drink of choice? Cardamone: Fizzy water read more

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One Question Interviews: Melt Banana

Posted April 4, 2014, 8:53 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Melt Banana

Yako (Melt Banana) SPB: What surprised you the most on your first US tour? Yako: I was surprised that we needed to show ID to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Flobots

Posted April 4, 2014, 8:51 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Flobots

Jonny 5 (Flobots) SPB: When did you opt to make your living as a musician/did you quit a regular day job in doing so? Jonny ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Capitalist Kids

Posted April 4, 2014, 8:47 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Capitalist Kids

Jeff (Capitalist Kids) SPB: Who is your favorite capitalist hero? Jeff: Ha ha. I don't have a capitalist hero. The Capitalist Kids are not huge ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Multiple Truths

Posted April 2, 2014, 8:14 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Multiple Truths

Justin Wettstein (Multiple Truths) SPB: After music, what other arts are you interested in? Wettstein: Taking music out of the art spectrum is tough. I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sarah Neufeld

Posted March 31, 2014, 10:37 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Sarah Neufeld

Sarah Neufeld (solo, Arcade Fire) SPB: What are the biggest challenge you face in getting the sound you want live while playing with amplified instruments? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Stranger by Starlight

Posted March 31, 2014, 8:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Stranger by Starlight

Anthony (Stranger by Starlight) SPB: What is your favorite 1970s artist? Anthony: It's incredibly difficult to pick a favourite artist, album or even track from ... read more

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One Question Interviews: All Pigs Must Die

Posted March 31, 2014, 8:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: All Pigs Must Die

Kevin Baker (All Pigs Must Die) SPB: What is your favorite thing about international touring? Baker: In my opinion, traveling to different regions and absorbing ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pelican

Posted March 31, 2014, 5:35 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Pelican

Dallas Thomas (Pelican) SPB: How would you summarize the Chicago heavy scene? Thomas: Chicago has had a really strong scene for awhile now. Maybe one ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Disappears

Posted March 31, 2014, 8:14 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Disappears

Brian Case (Disappears) SPB: How was your experience recording at Electrical Audio? Case: Electrical Audio is such a great studio: both comfortable and top of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bl'ast!

Posted March 30, 2014, 9:05 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bl'ast!

Clifford Dinsmore (BL'AST!) SPB: When you found the Blood tapes, did you think it was possible to remaster them to the point you achieved with ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Careeners

Posted March 16, 2014, 4:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Careeners

PJ Fancher (The Fest ticketmaster, Grabass Charlestons/The Careeners, I worked at No Idea Records for 10 years) Fancher: I've never seen any direct numbers proving so ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Swordplay & Pierre the Motionless

Posted March 16, 2014, 1:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Swordplay & Pierre the Motionless

Swordplay (Swordplay & Pierre the Motionless) SPB: Is there a regional food you look forward to when you tour? Swordplay: Boiled Peanuts. Probably the best ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Less Than Jake

Posted March 16, 2014, 10:42 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Less Than Jake

Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake) SPB: Would you license your music for use in film, sports, or ads if given the opportunity? Fiorello: We already ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Modern Radio Record Label

Posted March 12, 2014, 8:09 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Modern Radio Record Label

Peter Mielech (Modern Radio Record Label) SPB: You re-released old STNNNG records on the Playbutton format. How did you decide to try that format? Mielech: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Razorcake

Posted March 12, 2014, 6:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Razorcake

Sean Carswell (Razorcake) SPB: How has working on a zine changed how you listen to or value music? Carswell: When I first started doing record ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Black Lantern

Posted March 12, 2014, 6:41 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Black Lantern

Jesse (The Black Lantern) SPB: How do you choose your album art? Jesse: Our music is trying to be chaotic but still have a common ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sundowners

Posted March 12, 2014, 6:36 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Sundowners

Jared (Sundowners) SPB: What’s the worst thing that’s happened to you on a tour? Have you ever been stranded or forced to cancel? Jared: Great ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Somos

Posted March 2, 2014, 4:08 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Somos

Phil (Somos) SPB: What is the worst job you’ve ever had? Somos: This is tough because I have had a lot of shitty jobs. But ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lawrence Arms

Posted March 2, 2014, 3:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Lawrence Arms

Brendan Kelly (Lawrence Arms) SPB: Does your child listen to your music at all? What does s/he think (sorry, I can't remember if you have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Volcom

Posted March 2, 2014, 2:59 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Volcom

Kurt Midness (Volcom) SPB: How do you determine which bands go into the singles series? Midness: To start with we try to pick artists that ... read more

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Interviews: Off With Their Heads

Posted March 1, 2014, 5:24 a.m.

Interviews: Off With Their Heads

During a prolonged Minnesota winter in early 2013, Scene Point Blank chatted with Off With Their Heads’ Ryan Young about their (at the time) upcoming ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Silver Snakes

Posted Feb. 24, 2014, 7:25 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Silver Snakes

Alex (Silver Snakes) SPB: Who was your favorite band that you discovered on your last tour? Alex: My favorite band I discovered on our last ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tortoise

Posted Feb. 23, 2014, 8:47 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tortoise

Bundy K. Brown (ex-Tortoise) SPB: What is the weirdest description you’ve heard of your music? Do you think it had some accuracy or could you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Melissa B

Posted Feb. 23, 2014, 2:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Melissa B

Melissa B SPB: You work as a network engineer. Are there many musicians or artists within your field/Are there many creative-types? Melissa B: I find ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Magic Bullet Records

Posted Feb. 23, 2014, 1:39 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Magic Bullet Records

Brent Eyestone (Magic Bullet Records, Highness, Bleach Everything) SPB: Who is your favorite current band to see live? Eyestone: For the last 13 years, my ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Great Reversals

Posted Feb. 16, 2014, 10:37 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Great Reversals

Eric Scobie (Great Reversals) SPB: How did you get involved with Jay Maas for the To the Ends of the Earth 10"? Scobie: We got ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Worn in Red

Posted Feb. 16, 2014, 1:24 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Worn in Red

Brad Perry (Worn in Red, drums) SPB: What do you remember of playing your first live show ever? Perry: The first show I ever played ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Larry and His Flask

Posted Feb. 10, 2014, 8:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Larry and His Flask

Jeshua Marshall (Larry and His Flask) SPB: What is the weirdest venue/setting you’ve ever played a show at? Marshall: Several years ago we were asked ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Brokedowns

Posted Feb. 3, 2014, 6:15 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Brokedowns

Mustafa Daka (The Brokedowns) SPB:Are there any Albanian bands you’d recommend? Daka: Unfortunately, Albania hasn't produced much in the way of rock, metal or thrash ... read more

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One Question Interviews: David Bailey

Posted Feb. 3, 2014, 5:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: David Bailey

David Bailey (CAGES/Gas Chamber)  SPB: Who is your favorite band or artist from the 1980s? Bailey: G.I.S.M. from Japan. They released two furious documents in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Alan Licht

Posted Feb. 3, 2014, 8:15 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Alan Licht

Alan Licht (Solo, Run On, The Pacific Ocean, more) SPB: What is your least favorite genre of music? Is there an artist who is an ... read more

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One Question Interviews: No Idea Records

Posted Feb. 2, 2014, 9:26 p.m.

One Question Interviews: No Idea Records

Var (No Idea Records) SPB: As No Idea has become an established DIY label, what is the more tiresome stereotype you’ve encountered as a result ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Oren Ambarchi

Posted Jan. 27, 2014, 8:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Oren Ambarchi

Oren Ambarchi SPB: What is the most thankless job in the music industry? Ambarchi: One of the many thankless jobs would be working as the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Douglas McCombs

Posted Jan. 27, 2014, 6:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Douglas McCombs

Douglas McCombs (Tortoise, Brokeback, Eleventh Dream Day) SPB: What, for you, defines a successful tour? McCombs: A successful tour for me means that there is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Andrew Burnes

Posted Jan. 27, 2014, 7:47 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Andrew Burnes

Andrew Burnes (San Agustin, Haunted House, SATMC) SPB: What is your all-time favorite record (and why)? Burnes: I'd like to think that my tastes are ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Say-10 Records

Posted Jan. 27, 2014, 7:41 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Say-10 Records

Adam (Say-10 Records) SPB: What is your go-to karaoke song? Adam: Let's set the stage... I am the worst karaoke performer of all time and ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gehenna

Posted Jan. 24, 2014, 7:39 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Gehenna

Mike Apocalypse (Gehenna) SPB: What is your most common tour food? Mike: I'm not sure, but I think it's a close tie between marijuana edibles ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Aesgir & Mo

Posted Jan. 24, 2014, 7:24 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Aesgir & Mo

Asgeir Aarøen (Aesgir & Mo) SPB: What got you interested in the flamenco guitar? Aarøen: I first saw flamenco guitar live at the age of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Eddie Spaghetti

Posted Jan. 23, 2014, 9:15 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Eddie Spaghetti

Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers, solo) SPB: In one of your columns you wrote for us, you talked of being a disco DJ at house parties. What’s ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Divider

Posted Jan. 23, 2014, 9:10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Divider

Anthony Fusco (Divider) SPB: How has the increasing digitalization of the music industry changed how you listen to music? Fusco: For me, it's one or ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bouncing Souls

Posted Jan. 22, 2014, 9:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bouncing Souls

Greg Attonito (Bouncing Souls) SPB: What makes a good roadie? Have you ever done it? Attonito: A good roadie cares about the band and making ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Luther

Posted Jan. 22, 2014, 6:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Luther

Nick Harris (Luther) SPB: What was the first concert you attended? Luther: The first "concert" I ever attended was The Offspring when I was 12 ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Profound Lore Records

Posted Jan. 22, 2014, 8:16 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Profound Lore Records

Chris (Profound Lore Records) SPB: Do you run your own website, facebook, etc? Do you enjoy that aspect of being a label? Chris: With the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gilead Media

Posted Jan. 21, 2014, 10:50 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Gilead Media

Adam (Gilead Media) SPB: Is there a record you passed on releasing that, in retrospect, you really wish you could have worked on? Adam: There ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lemuria

Posted Jan. 15, 2014, 8:21 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Lemuria

Alex (Lemuria) SPB: What do you think when fans run onstage and sing into the mic while you’re on stage? Alex: I think it's fun ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tiny Mix Tapes

Posted Jan. 14, 2014, 7:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tiny Mix Tapes

Grant Purdum (Tiny Mix Tapes, Gumshoe Grove, Signal to Noise, Onion AV Club) SPB: What kinds of topics or tone do you like to see ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Riverboat Gamblers

Posted Jan. 14, 2014, 7:40 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Riverboat Gamblers

Mike Wiebe (Riverboat Gamblers, High Tension Wires) SPB: In addition to your multiple bands, you've taken to stand-up comedy recently too. What drew you to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Way to End

Posted Jan. 13, 2014, 7:51 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Way to End

Way to End SPB: Who is the first musician whose technique or technicality really stood out to you? Way to End: Cziffra and, as a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sick Sick Birds

Posted Jan. 13, 2014, 7:04 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Sick Sick Birds

Mike Hall (Sick Sick Birds) SPB: If I’m not mistaken, one or two of you in Sick Sick Birds have children, correct? What do your ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Red Scare Industries

Posted Jan. 13, 2014, 7:02 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Red Scare Industries

Toby Jeg (Red Scare Industries) SPB: What is your favorite book or author? Jeg: Man, these aren't supposed to be easy, huh? That's so hard ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Don Giovanni Records

Posted Jan. 12, 2014, 8:03 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Don Giovanni Records

Joe Steinhardt (Don Giovanni Records) SPB: How big is your record collection? Steinhardt: Steph and I own about 3,000 records, 3,000 CDs, and 200 tapes. read more

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One Question Interviews: INVSN

Posted Jan. 12, 2014, 7:35 p.m.

One Question Interviews: INVSN

Dennis (INVSN, formerly of International Noise Conspiracy and Refused) SPB: INVSN is a markedly different sound than your previous bands. What do you like most ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Coke Bust

Posted Jan. 8, 2014, 9:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Coke Bust

Chris Moore (Coke Bust/Sick Fix/D.O.C.) SPB: What is your favorite music-related film or documentary? Moore: It's a toss-up between Last Days Here, the documentary about ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bad Sports

Posted Jan. 8, 2014, 9:37 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bad Sports

Daniel (Bad Sports) SPB: Who is the best band in Denton right now? Daniel: The answer is obvious, Bad Sports. In fact, if you asked ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Spoonboy

Posted Jan. 8, 2014, 9:28 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Spoonboy

Spoonboy SPB: Do you still get nervous before you play a show? How do you address your nerves? Spoonboy: Sometimes. I just try to remember ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Mitch Clem

Posted Jan. 8, 2014, 8:56 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Mitch Clem

Mitch Clem (artist) SPB: How do you approach drawing an album cover as compared to a comic? Clem: That's actually a solid question. Since I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: October Falls

Posted Jan. 5, 2014, 3:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: October Falls

M. Lehto (October Falls) SPB: What is your day job and how does it fit (or conflict) with your artistic goals? M. Lehto: Basically I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tyranny Is Tyranny

Posted Jan. 5, 2014, 12:04 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tyranny Is Tyranny

Russell Emerson Hall (Tyranny Is Tyranny, vocals/guitar) SPB: Do you do anything to reduce gas consumption/cost while on tour? Hall: We downsized our speaker cabinets ... read more

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One Question Interviews: L'Assassins

Posted Jan. 5, 2014, 10:31 a.m.

One Question Interviews: L'Assassins

Monet Wong (L’Assassins, guitar) SPB: L’Assassins definitely utilizes style as an element of the band in addition to the music. How do you feel the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Thermals

Posted Jan. 5, 2014, 12:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Thermals

Westin Glass (The Thermals) SPB: Who is your favorite band you discovered on your last tour? Glass: The most recent Thermals tour was in Europe. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Paint It Black

Posted Jan. 4, 2014, 9:25 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Paint It Black

Andy Nelson (Paint It Black, Ceremony) SPB: It seems that Philadelphia is consistently turning out new bands and rejuvenating the scene with new blood. What ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Haptic

Posted Jan. 4, 2014, 12:07 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Haptic

Adam Sonderberg (Haptic) SPB: What is the worst stereotype you encountered when people find you’re in a band? Sonderberg: That the band must "rock." While ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Horseback

Posted Jan. 4, 2014, 11:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Horseback

Jenks Miller (Horseback, solo) SPB: What part of your live show do you find the hardest on sound engineers? Miller: The biggest challenge in Horseback's ... read more

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One Question Interviews: High Dive

Posted Jan. 3, 2014, 10:41 p.m.

One Question Interviews: High Dive

Ryan Woods (High Dive/Defiance, Ohio) SPB: After playing in a larger band (in terms of # of people in the band), how is it to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Destroy Nate Allen

Posted Dec. 27, 2013, 6:03 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Destroy Nate Allen

Nate Allen (Destroy Nate Allen) SPB: What’s the story behind your band name? Allen: I had played music as "Nate Allen" for a few years ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Full of Hell

Posted Dec. 27, 2013, 7:36 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Full of Hell

Dylan Walker (Full of Hell) SPB: What do you think when fans run onstage and sing into the mic during a song? Walker: I think ... read more

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One Question Interviews: MDC

Posted Dec. 26, 2013, 8:22 p.m.

One Question Interviews: MDC

Dave Dictor (MDC) SPB: What was the largest and smallest crowd you’ve played to? Dictor: The largest crowd was at the With Full Force Festival ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ancient Shores

Posted Dec. 26, 2013, 7:04 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ancient Shores

BJ Rochinich (Ancient Shores, SPB columnist) SPB: What got you interested in film beyond casual observation? Rochinich: I took a psychology of cinema class in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Old Wounds

Posted Dec. 24, 2013, 10:09 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Old Wounds

Brandon Gallagher (Old Wounds) SPB: Are trucker bombs allowed in the van? Have any stories? Gallagher: At first, I had no idea what a trucker ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ufomammut

Posted Dec. 24, 2013, 9:49 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Ufomammut

Urlo (Ufomammut) SPB: Who is the most overrated band or musician of all time? Urlo: Surely, the most overrated band of all time is an ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Neurosis

Posted Dec. 23, 2013, 10:12 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Neurosis

Neurosis SPB: Personally speaking, what is the least favorite record you’ve released (of your own records, that is)? Why? Neurosis: No regrets. Everything we have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Soviettes

Posted Dec. 23, 2013, 9:47 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Soviettes

Annie Sparrows (Soviettes, FM Wired, Lil Happiness, God Damn Doo Wop Band) SPB: What’s the worst thing that’s happened to you on tour? Have you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Perhapst

Posted Dec. 23, 2013, 5:28 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Perhapst

John Moen (Perhapst, Decemberists, Stephen Malmus & the Jicks) SPB: Writing a solo record is a much different project than writing with a band. How ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Planning for Burial

Posted Dec. 23, 2013, 5:26 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Planning for Burial

Thom Wasluck (Planning For Burial, Music Ruins Lives) SPB: What is the last record you didn’t care for on first listen but has grown on ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Iron Chic

Posted Dec. 21, 2013, 7:36 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Iron Chic

Mike (Iron Chic, Dead Broke Rekerds) SPB: What was the first tape/cd/record you bought with your own money? Mike: Green Day - 1039 Smoothed Out ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Stuart Dahlquist

Posted Dec. 20, 2013, 7:34 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Stuart Dahlquist

Stuart Dahlquist (Asva, ex-Burning Witch) SPB: What is a city or country you’d love to play but never have? Dahlquist: One city or country is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Paper Tiger

Posted Dec. 16, 2013, 10:18 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Paper Tiger

Paper Tiger (Doomtree) SPB: How does Doomtree travel? Do you all pile into a van or bus? Paper Tiger: We have a van named Mountain. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sundowner

Posted Dec. 16, 2013, 10:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sundowner

Chris McCaughan (Lawrence Arms, Sundowner) SPB: I take it by the multiple baseball references in your songs that you're a fan. What are your thoughts ... read more

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One Question Interviews: To Live a Lie Records

Posted Dec. 15, 2013, 9 p.m.

One Question Interviews: To Live a Lie Records

Will Butler (To Live a Lie Records) SPB: What’s your favorite music-related film or documentary? Butler: Most of the time I respond to a question ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Escapist Records

Posted Dec. 15, 2013, 6:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Escapist Records

Michael Phillips (Escapist Records, former Scene Point Blank editor and writer of 500+ reviews) SPB: Basements, bars, or both? Phillips: Bar shows verses basement shows ... read more

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One Question Interviews: David Daniell

Posted Dec. 15, 2013, 10:45 a.m.

One Question Interviews: David Daniell

David Daniell SPB: Who is your favorite band to see live? Daniell: I don't have one, I have two: The Necks, and Swans. In the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Death Blues

Posted Dec. 15, 2013, 10:33 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Death Blues

Jon Mueller (Death Blues, Volcano Choir) SPB: How do you choose your album art? Mueller: Each record is unique, but the aim is always to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Shellshag

Posted Dec. 15, 2013, 9:55 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Shellshag

Shellshag SPB: What are the origins of the Y-microphone? Shellshag: Our custom, Flying V mic stand was invented by Shell. We started facing each other ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Spokenest

Posted Dec. 15, 2013, 9:46 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Spokenest

Daryl Gussin (Spokenest) SPB: How did you come up with the idea to form Spokenest with money received from wedding gifts? Gussin: Well, that’s not ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Blind Shake

Posted Dec. 11, 2013, 6:44 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Blind Shake

Jim Blaha (The Blind Shake) SPB: What is my day job and how does it affect my schedule as a musician? Blaha: Well, right now ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Taxpayers

Posted Dec. 11, 2013, 6:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Taxpayers

Phil (The Taxpayers) SPB: What is the band’s most common junk food while on tour? Phil: From scratch....(heavy sigh)...workin' on it...um...would eat a snake...let's see....mostly ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Some Will Never Know

Posted Dec. 11, 2013, 5:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Some Will Never Know

Pim (Some Will Never Know, Said And Done) SPB: What was the first live show you attended? Pim: First live show in general? Might be ... read more

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One Question Interviews: More Than Sound Collective

Posted Dec. 9, 2013, 9:10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: More Than Sound Collective

Mario Parra (More Than Sound Collective) SPB: What’s a record you love that would surprise people? Parra: I've always considered my taste in music to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Brokedowns

Posted Dec. 9, 2013, 8:53 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Brokedowns

Kris Megyery (Brokedowns) SPB: How has parenthood changed playing in a band for you? Megyery: This question was sent on June 6th which happened to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Birthday Suits

Posted Dec. 9, 2013, 8:18 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Birthday Suits

Hideo (Birthday Suits) SPB: What do you like to do on an off date during a tour? Hideo: It's depend on where. If it's in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Swingin' Utters

Posted Dec. 9, 2013, 8:10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Swingin' Utters

Darius (Swingin’ Utters) SPB: What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a long tour? Darius: I go to the Taqueria Vallarta ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Early Graves

Posted Dec. 8, 2013, 9:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Early Graves

Chris Brock (Early Graves) SPB: What is the secret to a successful tour? Brock: There is no secret to a successful tour. Defining what a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ides of Gemini

Posted Dec. 7, 2013, 9:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ides of Gemini

J Bennet (Ides of Gemini) SPB: What is the fewest people you have ever played to? Have you returned to that city or venue? Bennet: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Adam DeGross

Posted Dec. 7, 2013, 12:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Adam DeGross

Adam DeGross (photographer, Pay Attention) SPB: What is the hardest part about taking photos in a rock club or basement? DeGross: The hardest part about ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Mayfly Records

Posted Dec. 7, 2013, 12:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Mayfly Records

Bob (Mayfly Records) SPB: What are your feelings about Spotify and the ongoing royalties debate? Bob: For me, Spotify is a powerful tool. I have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Amy Oden

Posted Dec. 5, 2013, 6:18 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Amy Oden

Amy Oden (filmmaker, From the Back of the Room) SPB: What is your favorite music-related film or documentary? Oden: Rise Above (the Tribe 8 documentary) ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pastepunk

Posted Dec. 5, 2013, 7:49 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Pastepunk

Jordan Baker (pastepunk) SPB: What has been the hardest transition as you’ve let Pastepunk go to rest? Baker: The hardest thing by far has been ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Careeners

Posted Dec. 4, 2013, 9:59 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Careeners

Dave Drobach (Careeners fka Grabass Charlestons) SPB: If you met your character Dale in real life, would you hang out with him/have a beer? Drobach: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Heartless

Posted Dec. 4, 2013, 9:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Heartless

Rick (Heartless) SPB: What are you expectations of how your final show(s) will go, from an emotional standpoint? Rick: We are ending on good terms ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sutekh Hexen

Posted Dec. 3, 2013, 7:50 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Sutekh Hexen

Sutekh Hexen SPB: What was your favorite band in high school? How do they influence your songwriting today? Sutekh Hexen: One of my favorite bands ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Among Giants

Posted Dec. 3, 2013, 7:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Among Giants

Greg (Among Giants) SPB: How many vans have you had? (Any stories?) Greg: We've been using my Mom's minivan to travel around for the past ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Mammoth Grinder

Posted Dec. 3, 2013, 7:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Mammoth Grinder

Chris Ulsh (Mammoth Grinder) SPB: What is the weirdest description you’ve heard of your music? Do you think it’s accurate in any way or can ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Liar in Wait

Posted Dec. 3, 2013, 7:11 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Liar in Wait

Jim (Liar in Wait) SPB: What makes for a good host when you sleep on a stranger’s floor? Jim: A good host gives you a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Faith Coloccia

Posted Dec. 2, 2013, 7:21 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Faith Coloccia

Faith Coloccia (Mamiffer, House of Low Culture) SPB: Is there a record you love that would surprise people based on the music you create? Coloccia: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Burning Love

Posted Dec. 2, 2013, 7:05 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Burning Love

Chris Colohan (Burning Love) SPB: Basements or bars (or both)? Colohan: Basements, no contest. Shit, house shows in general. Despite the downsides (blown fuses, angry ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Hussy

Posted Dec. 2, 2013, 7:04 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Hussy

Bobby Hussy (The Hussy) SPB: Would you ever crowdfund a record? Hussy: I would never crowdfund a record. There are plenty of labels existing and ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tiny Empires

Posted Dec. 2, 2013, 6:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tiny Empires

Eric Solomon (Tiny Empires, ex-O Pioneers!!!) SPB: What is the worst you were ever screwed by a venue? Solomon: The worst time we ever had ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Aidan Baker

Posted Dec. 1, 2013, 4:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Aidan Baker

Aidan Baker (Nadja) SPB: Other than music, what other art forms interest you? Baker: I would say all other art forms interest me, but I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dopamines

Posted Dec. 1, 2013, 11:53 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dopamines

Jon Lewis (Dopamines) SPB: Do you take any precautions to stay healthy while on the road? Lewis: Typically I'll stock up on multi vitamins or ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Rob Huddleston

Posted Nov. 29, 2013, 8:53 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Rob Huddleston

Rob Huddleston (Ann Beretta, solo, Foundation) SPB: Do you still get nervous before you play a show? Huddleston: I do, depending on the show. I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Cave In

Posted Nov. 29, 2013, 7:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Cave In

Steve Brodsky (Cave In) SPB: Can you like a musician whose politics you disagree with? Brodsky: Well, ZZ Top did play at George W. Bush's ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bangers

Posted Nov. 29, 2013, 1:36 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bangers

Roo Pescod (Bangers, solo) SPB: What is the secret to a successful tour? Pescod: If there is one golden secret to a successful tour I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Trophy Fire

Posted Nov. 29, 2013, 1:13 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Trophy Fire

Ben Flanagan (The Trophy Fire, vocals/guitar/keys) SPB: What is your favorite Simpsons episode (the name is a reference, right?)? Flanagan: My favorite Simpsons episode is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Off With Their Heads

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 9:15 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Off With Their Heads

Ryan Young (Off With Their Heads) SPB: Is there a particular interview question you’d like to never answer again? Young: Interviews can go one of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: System and Station

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 5:51 p.m.

One Question Interviews: System and Station

Ryan K. Heise (System and Station, vocals/guitar) SPB: What is your most common touring fast food choice? Heise: It all depends on how long you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Queers

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 4:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Queers

Joe Queer (The Queers) SPB: What is the weirdest venue you've ever played a show at? Joe: Hands down the weirdest club I've ever played ... read more

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One Question Interviews: SideOneDummy Records

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 2:22 p.m.

One Question Interviews: SideOneDummy Records

Jamie Coletta (SideOneDummy Records) SPB: How did you choose the charities for the #TestPressThursdays auctions? Was it hard to find an organization that each band ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sugar Stems

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 1:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Sugar Stems

Sugar Stems SPB: Is there a regional food you look forward to on every tour? Betsy: I just like to try whatever the region's most ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Street Eaters

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 1:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Street Eaters

John No (Street Eaters) SPB: How different is touring as a two-piece as compared to your previous projects? No: Touring as a two-piece has been ... read more

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One Question Interviews: 86'd Records

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 1:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: 86'd Records

Wells Tipley (86'd Records) SPB: What is the best reunion concert you ever saw? Tipley: Punk and hardcore reunions usually feel like cover bands to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lasting Impression

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 1:44 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Lasting Impression

Bryan W. Fleming (Lasting Impression) SPB: What is the worst stereotype you encounter when others discover you’re in a band? Fleming: The worst stereotypes I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Antiseen

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 1:43 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Antiseen

Jeff Clayton (Antiseen) SPB: What is your favorite all-time record and why? Clayton: Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies. It was one of the first ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Locrian

Posted Nov. 25, 2013, 7:55 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Locrian

Terence Hannum (Locrian) SPB: What appeals to you most about collaborative projects as compared with working with your regular band? Hannum: You know I don't ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Drunken Sailor Records

Posted Nov. 25, 2013, 7:50 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Drunken Sailor Records

Julian (Drunken Sailor Records) SPB: What do you think of bands playing albums in their entirety as a tour concept? Julian: I'm not really into ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Nato Coles

Posted Nov. 24, 2013, 9:42 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Nato Coles

Nato Coles (Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band) SPB: What are your expectations for the Replacements reunion? Coles: The Replacements were one of the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Night Birds

Posted Nov. 21, 2013, 8:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Night Birds

Brian Gorsegner (Night Birds) SPB: Would you license your music for film, sports, or ads if given the opportunity? Are there exceptions to the rule? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Locrian

Posted Nov. 21, 2013, 8:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Locrian

Steven Hess (Locrian, Pan American, Innode, Haptic) SPB: What appeals to you most about collaborative projects as compared with working with your regular band? Hess: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Old Man Gloom

Posted Nov. 21, 2013, 7:45 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Old Man Gloom

Santos Montano (Old Man Gloom) SPB: How do you choose your album art? Montano: There are two things that make Old Man Gloom function: Breakfast ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Real Numbers

Posted Nov. 20, 2013, 8:20 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Real Numbers

Eli Hansen (Real Numbers/Three Dimensional Records) SPB: Who is your favorite pre-1960s artist? Hansen: I'll have to go with Chuck Berry... but it's not easy ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Daniel Menche

Posted Nov. 20, 2013, 7:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Daniel Menche

Daniel Menche SPB: Who is your favorite 1980s artist? Menche: Well, in the entire ‘80s I was age 10-20. So, of course, that was a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Hood Internet

Posted Nov. 20, 2013, 7:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Hood Internet

STV SLV (The Hood Internet) SPB: What is the worst interview question you’ve been asked? STV SLV: Usually we get annoyed with "How do you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Buildings

Posted Nov. 19, 2013, 8:12 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Buildings

Brian Lake (Buildings) SPB: What is the furthest you’ve ever driven to play one show? Lake: Well, we sweated in 130 degree heat in Houston ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Henry Rollins

Posted Nov. 19, 2013, 8:09 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins SPB: Have you found that your background as a musical performer has influenced your ability or technique in other media endeavors, such as ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Worthwhile Way

Posted Nov. 17, 2013, 3:15 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Worthwhile Way

Worthwhile Way SPB: What is the biggest difference you experience between Japanese and American audiences? Chegeno: I think the biggest difference is the mind of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Austerity Program

Posted Nov. 17, 2013, 3:10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Austerity Program

Justin Foley (The Austerity Program) SPB: What’s the last record you didn’t care for on first listen that has grown on you since? Foley: Terrence ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Martyrdöd

Posted Nov. 17, 2013, 10:41 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Martyrdöd

Mikael Kjellman (Martyrdöd) SPB: If you could release a split with any current band (that you haven’t met), who would it be? Kjellman: I think ... read more

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One Question Interviews: STNNNG

Posted Nov. 17, 2013, 10:33 a.m.

One Question Interviews: STNNNG

Chris Besinger (STNNNG, vocals) SPB: What is the worst interview question you’ve been asked? Besinger: Not sure what the worst question we've been asked is, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Chris Mason

Posted Nov. 17, 2013, 8:46 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Chris Mason

Chris Mason (Dirt Cult Records, Low Culture) SPB: As somebody who runs his own label, what do you get out of releasing your own records ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Look Mexico

Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 11:39 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Look Mexico

Matt Agrella (Look Mexico)SPB: Who does the majority of the band’s driving? Agrella: Driving. We try to divvy this up pretty evenly, though some of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tripping Icarus

Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 9:12 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tripping Icarus

Chris Kluwe (Tripping Icarus, ex-Minnesota Vikings) SPB: What happens to Tripping Icarus now that your job has moved you to a new city? Going into ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Mercy Ties

Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 7:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Mercy Ties

Trevor (Mercy Ties)SPB: What is the longest tour you’ve been on (in terms of time)? How did it go/would you do it again? Trevor: Our ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Iron Tongue

Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 7:04 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Iron Tongue

Stan (Iron Tongue)SPB: What is your all-time favorite record and why? Stan: KISS - Hotter Than Hell It's everything you'd want in a rock record. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bright & Barrow Records

Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 5:03 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bright & Barrow Records

Ryan Raichilson (Bright & Barrow Records) SPB: What do you think of Record Store Day? Raichilson: I have nothing but good things to say about ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Arms Aloft

Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 9:42 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Arms Aloft

Seth Gile (Arms Aloft)SPB:Do you do anything to minimize the cost of gas while on tour? Gile: The best way to minimize the cost of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Grath Madden

Posted Nov. 12, 2013, 7:43 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Grath Madden

Grath Madden (The Steinways, House Boat) SPB: What was the first punk show you attended? Madden: Does Green Day with Riverdales at the Baltimore Arena ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Convul

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 8:49 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Convul

Kaycee “Ninevolt” Tarricone (Convul, guitar) SPB: What kind of guitar do you use? How did you choose this model? Tarricone: I've recently been using a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Brain Tumors

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 8:24 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Brain Tumors

Drew (Brain Tumors, singer) SPB: What’s the best reaction you’ve gotten from a crowd when you left the stage and started interacting with them? Drew: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Atom & His Package

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 7:05 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Atom & His Package

Adam Goren (Atom & His Package, Armalite) SPB: As a performer, what do you think when fans run onstage and singalong at the microphone? Goren: ... read more

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Music: Fest 12 (Fest 12)

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 5:24 p.m.

Music: Fest 12 (Fest 12)

Fest recaps are tough. It’s a 4-day* event with over 400 bands. By my spotty count, I saw at least 42 bands and 7 comedians ... read more

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Interviews: Audacity (Fest 12)

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 5:17 p.m.

Interviews: Audacity (Fest 12)

Audacity just released a new record, Butter Knife, on Suicide Squeeze this fall, following last year’s Mellow Cruisers (Recess Records). The band first formed when ... read more

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Interviews: The Atlantic (Fest 12)

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 5:14 p.m.

Interviews: The Atlantic (Fest 12)

Fest 12 is Scene Point Blank’s seventh time in Gainesville. In that time we’ve talked to more bands than we care to list (but they’ve ... read more

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Interviews: Dopamines (Fest 12)

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 5:08 p.m.

Interviews: Dopamines (Fest 12)

Scene Point Blank: I’m always interested in how people blend their personal and professional lives. You’re currently an architect, correct? Do your coworkers know of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Grant Hart

Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 10:12 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Grant Hart

Grant Hart (solo, Husker Du)SPB: How do you feel about the Twin Cities music scene today? Local and national media seem stuck in a comparison ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Aaron Turner

Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 4:25 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Aaron Turner

Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, House of Low Culture)SPB: Can you like a musician whose politics you disagree with? Turner: There's a great many ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Plagues

Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 3:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Plagues

Leo (Plagues, singer)SPB: Who is your favorite 1990s band or artist? Leo: My favorite band from the ‘90s, hands down, is Refused. read more

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One Question Interviews: Amenra

Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 1:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Amenra

Colin (Amenra) SPB: What is your favorite band you’ve discovered on a recent tour? Colin: Lento, from Roma Italy. read more

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One Question Interviews: Joe Lally

Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 12:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Joe Lally

Joe Lally (solo artist, Fugazi)SPB: What is your favorite Roman (food) dish? Lally: I don't eat cheese or meat so that rules out me knowing ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Todd Congelliere

Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 10:47 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Todd Congelliere

Todd Congelliere (Toys That Kill/Underground Railroad to Candyland/Recess Records)SPB: How many vans have you had? Congelliere: I've had 8 vans. Two band members that I've ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Amarok

Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 9:45 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Amarok

Brandon (Amarok)SPB: What is your staple tour food? Brandon: It’s usually pizza. I say this because its something you can find meat or vegetarian. Available ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Northless

Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 9:23 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Northless

Erik Stenglein (Northless)SPB: What part of your live show is the hardest on sound engineers? Stenglein: I would say the hardest aspect of our live ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Anne Elizabeth Moore

Posted Nov. 9, 2013, 8:35 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore (zinester, writer, former Punk Planet editor) SPB: What do you miss about running a zine? What has changed the most in music ... read more

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One Question Interviews: In Defence

Posted Nov. 9, 2013, 8:02 p.m.

One Question Interviews: In Defence

Ben Crew (In Defence-vocals, Profane Existence Records) SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show? Crew: No. Not any more. I use but ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Nothington

Posted Nov. 9, 2013, 4:17 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Nothington

Chris (Nothington)SPB: How many vans have you had? Chris: We have owned 4 vans. They usually die after about 2 US tours, and oddly enough ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Halo of Flies Records

Posted Nov. 9, 2013, 3:21 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Halo of Flies Records

Cory Von Bohlen (Halo of Flies)SPB: What do you think of band’s playing an entire album as a touring concept? Von Bohlen: I think its ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Twelve Gauge Records

Posted Oct. 30, 2013, 8:24 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Twelve Gauge Records

Jihad Rabah (Twelve Gauge Records) SPB: What is the most thankless job in the music industry? Rabah: The role of preparing a new release for ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Baroness

Posted Oct. 29, 2013, 8:07 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Baroness

Pete Adams (Baroness) SPB: Who was your favorite band in high school? How do they influence your songwriting today? Adams: The Stray Cats. I love ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Melvins

Posted Oct. 29, 2013, 7:51 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Melvins

Buzz Osborne (Melvins/Melvins Lite) SPB: After music, what other arts are of prominent interest to you? Osborne: Painting holds a deep interest with me. My ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Trevor Dunn

Posted Oct. 29, 2013, 7:50 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Trevor Dunn

Trevor Dunn (Tomahawk, Melvins Lite, Fantomas, and formerly of Mr. Bungle) SPB: What part of your live show is the hardest on sound engineers? Dunn: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pentimento

Posted Oct. 28, 2013, 6:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Pentimento

Mike (Pentimento) SPB: Will the new Arrested Development season meet expectations? Mike: Life is perception. You are only disappointed if you set yourself up to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dick Lucas (Subhumans/Citizen Fish)

Posted Oct. 27, 2013, 9:39 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dick Lucas (Subhumans/Citizen Fish)

Dick Lucas [Citizen Fish/Subhumans (UK), singer] SPB: What is the fewest people you've ever played to? Have you returned to that city or venue? Lucas: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Enabler

Posted Oct. 26, 2013, 12:56 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Enabler

Jeff Lohrber (Enabler) SPB: How do you choose your t-shirt/merchandise designs? Lohrber: When we approach t-shirt designs or album artwork, we do our best to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Andrew W.K.

Posted Oct. 22, 2013, 7:50 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Andrew W.K.

Andrew WK SPB: What is your favorite thing about touring Europe or foreign countries? Andrew WK: My favorite thing about touring Europe and foreign countries ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lauren Denitzio

Posted Oct. 21, 2013, 1:59 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Lauren Denitzio

Lauren Denitzio (The Measure [SA], The Worriers) SPB: What was your first tape (or cd or record)? Denitzio: The first cassette I ever bought was ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dwarves

Posted Oct. 16, 2013, 7:56 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Dwarves

Blag Dahlia (Dwarves)SPB: How do you choose your album art? Dahlia: Well, SPB, I could say that we didn’t choose the art, it choose us. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Jello Biafra

Posted Oct. 1, 2013, 8:08 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Jello Biafra

Jello BiafraSPB: What do you think of bands playing albums in their entirety as a touring concept? Is it a way to reinvigorate the album ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Frank Turner

Posted Sept. 29, 2013, 10:17 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Frank Turner

Frank TurnerSPB: How old were you when you first picked up an instrument? Turner: The first instrument I came across I couldn't pick up - ... read more

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Interviews: Pujol

Posted June 17, 2013, 5:39 p.m.

Interviews: Pujol

Here at Scene Point Blank, a lot of records show up in the ol’ inbox. Needless to say, many don’t get the attention they deserve ... read more

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Interviews: The Soviettes (Fest 11) (Fest 11)

Posted Dec. 22, 2012, 3:47 a.m.

Interviews: The Soviettes (Fest 11) (Fest 11)

Living in Minneapolis, I’ve seen a number of Soviettes shows on the local calendars over the past few years. With the band announcing a hiatus ... read more

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Music: The Fest 11 (Fest 11)

Posted Dec. 2, 2012, 1:55 a.m.

Music: The Fest 11 (Fest 11)

Fest 11 had a hell of a lot of big names: Propagandhi, Frank Turner, Titus Andronicus, Good Riddance, Dwarves. It’s tempting to push your way ... read more

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Interviews: Vacation (Fest 11) (Fest 11)

Posted Dec. 2, 2012, 1:55 a.m.

Interviews: Vacation (Fest 11) (Fest 11)

The Cincinnati, Ohio three-piece Vacation are some active musicians. The band was formed to give them a local outlet, as other projects featured out-of-town members, ... read more

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Interviews: Night Birds (Fest 11) (Fest 11)

Posted Dec. 2, 2012, 1:55 a.m.

Interviews: Night Birds (Fest 11) (Fest 11)

Night Birds made a name for themselves quickly. Sure, the guys have played in some well-known bands beforehand, but with only one proper full-length to ... read more

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Music: The Fest 10

Posted Nov. 20, 2011, 6:26 a.m.

Music: The Fest 10

By attending Fest 10, I’ve now officially attended 50% of them. Each Fest is similar, yet each has been significantly different. While many bands remain ... read more

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Music: Fest 10th anniversary: Fests 7-9 remembered

Posted Oct. 25, 2011, 6:40 a.m.

Music: Fest 10th anniversary: Fests 7-9 remembered

The Fest in Gainesville has become an institution, and Scene Point Blank has hit numbers 6-9 and lived to tell the tale. As the event ... read more

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Music: Fest 10th anniversary: Fests 4-6 remembered

Posted Oct. 4, 2011, 12:14 p.m.

Music: Fest 10th anniversary: Fests 4-6 remembered

The Fest in Gainesville has become an institution, and Scene Point Blank has hit numbers 6-9 and lived to tell the tale. As the event ... read more

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Interviews: The Arrivals

Posted May 11, 2011, 4:24 a.m.

Interviews: The Arrivals

Chalk it up to poor planning on my behalf and maybe a little miscommunication somewhere along the way, but I was a block from the ... read more

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Music: The Fest 9

Posted Jan. 3, 2011, 5:09 a.m.

Music: The Fest 9

In nine years, Fest has grown into a pilgrimage, a verb, and something of a lifestyle. Besides the 200-300 bands in town, annual activities include ... read more

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Interviews: Defiance, Ohio

Posted Nov. 3, 2010, 7:55 p.m.

Interviews: Defiance, Ohio

Defiance, Ohio - political southern-influenced punk rock. We sat down pre-Fest to chat with Geoff, guitarist and vocalist. Scene Point Blank: I'm going to start ... read more

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Interviews: Gateway District

Posted Nov. 3, 2010, 7:49 a.m.

Interviews: Gateway District

The Gateway District - a punk rock band from Minneapolis. We sat down and spoke to drummer Brad before the band played the Fest this ... read more

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Interviews: New Bruises

Posted Oct. 17, 2010, 1:38 a.m.

Interviews: New Bruises

Bryon Lippincott: by day, guitarist with New Bruises; by night, owner of Kiss of Death records. SPB sat down to discuss The Fest, touring, and ... read more

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Interviews: The Measure [SA]

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 10:14 p.m.

Interviews: The Measure [SA]

The Measure [SA] is a punk rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey. Strictly Analog. Somewhat Attractive. Seldom Appropriate. We caught up with them before ... read more

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Interviews: Tim Barry

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

Tim Barry is a name that is synonymous not only with the Richmond, Virginia punk scene, but also punk rock in general. While he is most known for his work as vocalist of Avail, one of punk's most iconic bands of the last twenty years, it is his recent solo ... read more

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Interviews: Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland

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: First, how many Fests have you played, and what sticks out to you most ... read more

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Interviews: Dan Padilla, Tiltwheel

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: First, how many Fests have you played, and what sticks out to you most ... read more

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Interviews: Nothington

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: First off, how many Fests have you played? Chris Matulich: We've played the last ... read more

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Interviews: Used Kids

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: How many Fests have you played? Nato Coles: I've personally played every Fest since ... read more

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Interviews: American Steel

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

Even with a five-year hiatus in the midst of their time as a band American Steel is a band synonymous with the last decade of punk music. They may not have reached the heights of peers like Rancid or Against Me!, but their place in punk history is undeniable. Scene ... read more

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Interviews: The Tim Version

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

If you like punk but don't know who The Tim Version is, then you're missing out on one of the genre's underrated groups. Scene Point Blank spoke with guitarist/vocalist Russ Van Cleave of the Floridan-bred punk outfit about the band's latest full-length, choice of label, The Fest, and more. Scene ... read more

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Interviews: The Brokedowns

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

Soon four Illinois rockers will find themselves on the road to Gainesville, Florida for the large gathering of punk-lovers known as The Fest. Scene Point Blank recently spoke with The Brokedowns' Kris Megyery about the latest happenings with the band, as well as touching on some of the band's past ... read more

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Interviews: Ann Beretta

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

Richmond punk legends Ann Beretta recently returned for two shows this year, including a stop at The Fest 7. Scene Point Blank caught up with guitarist/vocalist Rob Huddleston and discussed the band's latest shows as well as the future with his solo project Foundation. Scene Point Blank: Ann Beretta recently ... read more

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Interviews: Whiskey and Company

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

While not your standard fair style-wise for a No Idea artist, the punk community has embraced Whiskey and Company's country musings. Vocalist Kim Helm spoke in depth with Scene Point Blank about the lyrical inspiration for the band as well as what we can expect from the band in the ... read more

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Interviews: The Ergs!

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

News of The Ergs! breakup sent many a punk-lover reaching for the Kleenex. But thankfully the band decided to commit themselves to one final release and one final tour. Scene Point Blank spoke with bassist Joe Keller about their band's farewell and what we can expect from them in the ... read more

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Interviews: Banner Pilot

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

Minnesota punks Banner Pilot continue to turn heads with their vintage pop-punk sound. Scene Point Blank chatted with bassist Nate Gangelhoff about the band's new full-length offering and their recent trip to The Fest. Scene Point Blank: Nate, you're listed as bass & guitar. Do you play both on the ... read more

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Interviews: In Defence

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

What do you do if you don't drink and are the vocalist for a hardcore band playing at The Fest? You out-rage everyone at the damn event! Scene Point Blank spoke at length with In Defence vocalist Ben Crew and guitarist Jason Lupeituu in regards to the band and of ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: The Heat from Mangoo

Posted Dec. 4, 2017, 8:43 a.m.

Scene Point Blank proudly presents The Heat, the new full-length from Finnish fuzz rockers Mangoo (pronounced "man go"). To be released by Small Stone on Dec. 8, the album is the band's third, taking a mishmash of various heavy sounds and seamlessly fusing them together with synth notes and mega-choruses ... read more

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Tours: Upcoming Tim Barry dates

Posted Dec. 10, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Tim Barry, who releaesed High on 95 earlier this year (Chunksaah Records) and just wrapped up a West Coast jaunt with a show in San Francisco tonight, has announced a run of US East Coast concerts in early 201, a few dates in Europe, and a stop at Don't Panic Fest in ... read more

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Records: Ghost Ship Fire Compilation Benefit Album

Posted Dec. 10, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Records: Ghost Ship Fire Compilation Benefit Album

Ed Taylor, who runs Loose Grip Records, has overseen a new benefit compilation to raise funds in the wake of the Ghost Ship Fire of ... read more

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Shows: Don't Panic Fest 2018

Posted Dec. 10, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Shows: Don't Panic Fest 2018

The lineup is out for Don't Panic Fest's second iteration, taking place in Denver, CO on Feb. 16-17 at three different venues. Founded to highlight ... read more

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Tours: Scott Kelly and John Judkins to tour Europe next year

Posted Dec. 2, 2017, 12:09 p.m.

Tours: Scott Kelly and John Judkins to tour Europe next year

Scott Kelly fans in Europe can rejoice. The Neurosis frontman has announced a January-February 2018 run of dates across the continent with John Judkins (Rwake) ... read more

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Labels: Rotting Forms debut announced

Posted Dec. 2, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

Labels: Rotting Forms debut announced

Glory Kid Records has announced plans to release the debut from Rotting Forms titled At The Heart Of The World, featuring members of Ruiner and ... read more

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Records: Swingin' Utters to release 33-song best of

Posted Dec. 2, 2017, 11:11 a.m.

Records: Swingin' Utters to release 33-song best of

Fat Wreck Chords will release Drowning in the Sea, Rising with the Sun next Friday, a 33 song best of compilation from Swingin' Utters as they ... read more

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Labels: New from Learning Curve Records

Posted Nov. 27, 2017, 8:07 p.m.

Learning Curve Records has a pair of new releases coming out soon, both splits. One is a full-length split between Gay Witch Abortion (Minneapolis) and The Grasshopper Lies Heavy (San Antonio), and the other is a split 7" between Tongue Party and USA Nails. Both records release on Dec. 15, and ... read more

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Records: Glassjaw returns on Friday

Posted Nov. 27, 2017, 6:29 p.m.

For the first time since 2002, Glassjaw will release an album of new material. Titled Material Control, the new release is slated for this Firday, Dec. 1. Listen to "shira" in advance here: Matieral Control is the band's first release since Worship and Tribute. read more

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MP3s: New Christmas tune from Body Stuff

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

MP3s: New Christmas tune from Body Stuff

Body Stuff, who released  Body Stuff 2 roughly one year ago, have unveriled a new holiday-themed single titled "On the Run." The new song will ... read more

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Videos: 1971 honor former member in new song

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

1971 have released a new video for the song "Anxiety (In the Depths of Northwestern Ontario)." The song was written for member Cameron Glen Crnston, who passed away in February 2017. The band has called it a day, but will release this song and two others on cassette ad 7" ... read more

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Tours: Prawn dates

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 12:32 p.m.

Tours: Prawn dates

Prawn will hit the road next month and into 2018, touring with Slingshot Dakota, People Like You, Us and Us Only, Queen Moo, Dikembe, and ... read more

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Records: Mind Spiders share a new song

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 12:10 p.m.

Mind Spiders are back with a new album on Jan. 26, 2018. Titled Furies, Dirtnap Records notes that it's the post-Marked Men band's most electronic release to date. The song "Outside" is streaming now:  SPB is streaming the new Fox Face record, also on Dirtnap, here. read more

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Records: Weird Al covers the Ramones

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 11:01 a.m.

In early 2018, a new covers album sponsored by Dr. Demento will release. Named Covered in Punk, the two hour covers album comes out on Jan. 12 on Demented Punk Records. Additional artists include Nobunny, Dead Milkmen, Joan Jett and the Blackhears, Misfits, Willian Shatner, and more. A full listing is including ... read more

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Shows: Migration Fest 2018

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 10:46 a.m.

Shows: Migration Fest 2018

Migration Fest 2018 has announced the first wave of bands, including Thou, Hell, False, Cloud Rat and more. Taking place July 27-29 at Mr. Smalls ... read more

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Tours: The Number Twelve Looks Like You sets US dates

Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 9:40 a.m.

Tours: The Number Twelve Looks Like You sets US dates

The Number Twelve Looks Like You has announced a US tour named "12 Days of 12," kicking off on Dec. 12. The thematic tour markeds ... read more

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Tours: Amenra + Boris to cross Europe

Posted Nov. 23, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Tours: Amenra + Boris to cross Europe

Fresh off the release of Mass VI, Amenra will be touring Europe in early 2018, joined by the one and only Boris. It will be ... read more

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Videos: Green Day's "Back in the USA" from greatest hits album

Posted Nov. 19, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

Videos: Green Day's

Green Day celebrated the release of Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band on Friday with a video for "Back in the USA," the sole new track ... read more

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Music News: Bloodshot and Southern Lord partner with Table-Turned

Posted Nov. 19, 2017, 10:02 a.m.

Music News: Bloodshot and Southern Lord partner with Table-Turned

Table-Turned record subscription service has added Southern Lord and Bloodshot Records to their service. The subscription sends a new record to each month based on ... read more

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Records: Cleric announce second LP

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

Philadelphia-based Cleric will release their sophomore album, Retrocausal, on Dec. 8 via Web of Mimicry, a labelheaded by Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3). The avant-metal with math rock and free jazz components also features a number of guest musicians, including John Zorn, Mick Barr (Krallice, Orthrelm, Ocrilim), and ... read more

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Records: Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards live album

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

Records: Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards live album

In addition to the recently announced vinyl reissues of Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards two albums (self-titled and Viking), Pirates Press will release a live recording ... read more

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Records: New from The Good, the Bad and the Zugly

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 11:02 a.m.

Records: New from The Good, the Bad and the Zugly

Norway punks The Good, the Bad and the Zugly will return with a new album on Jan. 26 titled Misanthropical House. New Noise is streaming the track “Vik bak ... read more

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Records: New Evidence in 2018

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 10:42 a.m.

Records: New Evidence in 2018

Rhymesayers Entertainment will release Weather Or Not, the third solo album from Evidence (Dilated Peoples). The new album includes several collaborations from the likes of Slug ... read more

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Tours: SUMAC, Converge and Cult Leader on the West Coast

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 10:04 a.m.

Tours: SUMAC, Converge and Cult Leader on the West Coast

Much like the headline reads, SUMAC, Converge, and Cult Leader will tour the North America West Coast this January, beginning in Vancouver, BC and ending ... read more

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Videos: SPB premiere: King Zog's "Temple's Temple" video

Posted Nov. 17, 2017, 9:22 a.m.

Scene Point Blank is pleased to present a new video from Australia’s King Zog. Titled “Temple’s Temple,” the song comes off their self-titled debut album, which came out earlier this year. With a big chorus and bigger riffs, the doomy anthem is about bracing oneself for the fight, just before ... read more

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Records: Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards to see LP reissues

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Records: Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards to see LP reissues

Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards, a short-lived project from the Rancid guitarist/vocalist, will soon see its debut album reissued on vinyl by Pirates Press Records ... read more

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Records: Wiretap releases new ACLU-fundraising compilation

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

Records: Wiretap releases new ACLU-fundraising compilation

Wiretap Records is now selling Attention: A Punk Rock Feast Compilation, a 35 track compilation of punk bands including Iron Chic, Spanish Love Songs, No ... read more

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Records: Corrosion of Conformity back with a new 2018 album

Posted Nov. 12, 2017, 2:50 p.m.

Records: Corrosion of Conformity back with a new 2018 album

Corrosion of Conformity return with a new album in early 2018--with the return of Pepper Kennan on vocals and guitar. Recorded as a quartet, No Cross ... read more

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MP3s: Cvlt Nation's cover series takes on The Misfits

Posted Nov. 12, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

MP3s: Cvlt Nation's cover series takes on The Misfits

The latest digital record in The CVLT Nation Sessions series of cover albumes takes on The Misfits' classice Walk Among Us. Streaming at Cvlt Nation, ... read more

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Shows: Damaged City Fest 2018 first wave includes Limp Wrist

Posted Nov. 12, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

Shows: Damaged City Fest 2018 first wave includes Limp Wrist

DC's Damaged City Fest is set for April 5-8, 2018. The three-day hardcore/punk festival takes place in Washington, DC and has announced its first wave of ... read more

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Bands: Stone join Pure Noise

Posted Nov. 11, 2017, 11:01 a.m.

Bands: Stone join Pure Noise

Pure Noise Records has signed Sonte, a hardcore/metal band from Milwaukee. The bandj's first album will come out next spring , currently set for March ... read more

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Records: Cursive to reissue first two albums

Posted Nov. 5, 2017, 10:34 a.m.

Records: Cursive to reissue first two albums

On Dec. 1, 2017, Cursive's Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes (1997) and The Storms of Early Summer (1998) will each be reissued on the band's 15 Passenger Records. ... read more

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Music News: Recording James Tenney's Changes: 64 Studies for 6 Harps

Posted Nov. 5, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

Musician Adrian Tenney (Badlands, ex-Spokenest and Gods Equals Genocide) is working on a project to record a piece of music composed by her late father James Tenney in 1985. Titled Changes: 64 Studies for 6 Harps, the work features 6 harps all tuned slightly differently. It will be performed for free in ... read more

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MP3s: Friendship's Hatred album streaming

Posted Nov. 5, 2017, 9:51 a.m.

MP3s: Friendship's Hatred album streaming

Japaense hardcore band Friendship arse streaming their new release, Hatred via Bandcamp.Recorded in Toyko, the album recently came out on Southern Lord. read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Spoil + Destroy from Fox Face

Posted Nov. 1, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Spoil + Destroy from Fox Face

This month Scene Point Blank is excited to feature a new release from Milwaukee’s Fox Face. The band releases Spoil + Destroy, their first full-length, on Nov. ... read more

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Bands: 2018 TMBG news

Posted Oct. 31, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Bands: 2018 TMBG news

They Might Be Giants have a lot in store for 2018, starting with the new album named I Like Fun, releasing on Jan. 19. In ... read more

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Labels: The Last Gang joins Fat

Posted Oct. 30, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Fat Wreck Chords has announced new signee The Last Gang. The San Francisco label is set to release a two-song teaser 7" by the band on Dec. 8, with the A-side on their upcoming full-length and an exclusive B-side. A-side "Sing For Your Supper" is streaming now below. read more

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Tours: Bat Boy tours

Posted Oct. 30, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Tours: Bat Boy tours

Bat Boy, a pwer pop group with members of Spraynard and Sundials, have announced an East Coast US tour along with Doll Baby. The band ... read more

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Labels: Wonk Unit member launches Plasterer Records

Posted Oct. 30, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Labels: Wonk Unit member launches Plasterer Records

Alex Johnson, skateboarder and frontman of Wonk Unit, have announced the formation of a new punk focused label titled Plasterer Records. Based out of south ... read more

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Records: A Bloodshot Xmas

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Records: A Bloodshot Xmas

Bloodshot Records has announced pre-orders for a new holiday-themed compilation titled 13 Days of Xmas. As the name suggests, the album collects label and nonlabel artists ... read more

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Records: Richard Hell's Blank Generation remastered

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 3:01 p.m.

Records: Richard Hell's Blank Generation remastered

For the 40th anniversary of Richard Hell and the Voidoid's classic Blank Generation, the album is being remastered and released with rare and live cuts on ... read more

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Bands: Pig Destroyer in studio and on road

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 1:44 p.m.

Bands: Pig Destroyer in studio and on road

Pig Destroyer has started work on a new album, their sixth full-length to date and first since 2012's Book Burner. In addition to working on ... read more

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Records: Record Store Day: At The Drive In

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 1:31 p.m.

Records: Record Store Day: At The Drive In

This Nov. 24, At The Drive In will unveil a brand new limited 10". Titled Diamanté and to be released by Rise Records, it features three ... read more

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Records: Welcome to the End of the World, Dead Milkmen

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

Records: Welcome to the End of the World, Dead Milkmen

The Dead Milkmen released a new EP this week. Named Welcome to the End of the World, the EP features 6 new songs. It was ... read more

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Bands: Screaming Females, on tour now, announce new album in '18

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 12:19 p.m.

Bands: Screaming Females, on tour now, announce new album in '18

screaming Females will release their seventh studio album in early 2018. Named All At Once, it's set for a Feb. 23 release on Don Giovanni Records. ... read more

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MP3s: New All Pigs Must Die

Posted Oct. 21, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

MP3s: New All Pigs Must Die

Southern Lord releasees Hostage Animal this coming Friday, Oct. 27. In preview, the album is streaming online here. It comes four years after their last ... read more

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Records: Green Day's greatest

Posted Oct. 15, 2017, 9:14 a.m.

Records: Green Day's greatest

Green Day will release a greatest hits album this November titled Greatest Hits: God's Favourite Band. Out on Nov. 17, the album features 20 songs from ... read more

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Records: No Age returns

Posted Oct. 15, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

No Age have announced a new LP, set to release on Jan. 26, 2018 on Drag City. Titled Snares Like A Haircut, the new song contains 12 songs in total. Listen to "Soft Collar Fad" here. Snares Like A Haircut by No Age read more

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Records: Punk Rock Halloween: the compilation

Posted Oct. 14, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

Records: Punk Rock Halloween: the compilation

Christmas isn't the only season for holiday music. A new Halloween-themed compilation is out titled Punk Rock Halloween - Loud, Fast & Scary with 27 ... read more

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Records: New from Buffalo Buffalo

Posted Oct. 14, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Records: New from Buffalo Buffalo

Los Angeles punks Buffalo Buffalo have released a new 7" via A-F Records/Uncle M Music. DUbbed Spanish Love Songs, it's streaming on  Bandcamp and out now. ... read more

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Videos: New documentary on Bad Brains' HR

Posted Oct. 14, 2017, 9:32 a.m.

Videos: New documentary on Bad Brains' HR

Bad Brains' frontman Paul "HR" Hudson is the subject of a new documentart named Finding Joseph I. Directed by James Lathos, the film explores the ... read more

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Records: Hangman announce new 7-inch

Posted Oct. 12, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Records: Hangman announce new 7-inch

Long Island, NY's Hangman will soon release a new 7" on Flatspot Records, titled A Vile Decree. Flatspot will release 350 copies of the EP. ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Trust No One from The Mons

Posted Oct. 11, 2017, 8:04 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Trust No One from The Mons

Scene Point Blank is pleased to host a stream of Trust No One, the second full-length from Chicago punks The Mons. The band rips, rages and waxes ... read more

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Music News: Punks in Vegas releases fundraising comp

Posted Oct. 9, 2017, 7:05 p.m.

Music News: Punks in Vegas releases fundraising comp

Punks in Vegas announced Vegas Strong today, a charity compilation with over 100 bands. On sale for $5, the digital compilation will donate 100% of funds to the UMC Foundation, Las ... read more

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MP3s: White Russian sampler available

Posted Oct. 7, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

MP3s: White Russian sampler available

Dutch punk label White Russian Records has a new sampler available online for a pay-what-you-want download price and streaming on various online platforms like Spotify. The ... read more

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Bands: Kindling to release on 6131

Posted Oct. 5, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Bands: Kindling to release on 6131

Kindling have announced a new full-length will come out next month. The Massachusetts-based band will release Hush on Nov. 10 on 6131 Records, their first release ... read more

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Tours: Save Face on tour, including The Fest

Posted Oct. 5, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Tours: Save Face on tour, including The Fest

New Jersey's Save Face will tour down the East Coast this month, joined by Secret Stuff en route to The Fest in Gainesville, FL on ... read more

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MP3s: Annual Relapse sampler now available

Posted Oct. 5, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

MP3s: Annual Relapse sampler now available

Relapse Records has released their 2017 label sampler, with all proceeds to be donated to non-profit Rock To The Future. The sampler itslef is available ... read more

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Records: Axis return as quartet

Posted Oct. 5, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

Records: Axis return as quartet

Axis are back with a new album, Shift.  Shift is set to release on Nov. 10 on Good Fight Music and features a restructured lineup with ... read more

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Bands: The Jesus Lizard reunite for Day For Night Festival

Posted Oct. 3, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Bands: The Jesus Lizard reunite for Day For Night Festival

This December, The Jesus Lizard will reunite for a one-off show in Houston at Day For Night Festival. It will be the Austin, TX band's ... read more

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Records: 30 years of Locust Abortion Technician

Posted Oct. 3, 2017, 9 p.m.

Records: 30 years of Locust Abortion Technician

Butthole Surfers are celebrating a milestone, the 30th anniversary of their album Locust Abortion Technician. Originally released in 1987, the band will release a remastered ... read more

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Shows: Roadburn 2018 to feature Converge, GY!BE, more

Posted Oct. 2, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Shows: Roadburn 2018 to feature Converge, GY!BE, more

Set to take place on April 19-22, 2018, Roadburn Festival 2018 has announced a few artists who will perform. Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds) ... read more

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Videos: The first new video from Amenra

Posted Oct. 2, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

Videos: The first new video from Amenra

Amenra revealed a new song (in video format), "Children of the Eye" from their upcoming Mass VI. The new album releases officially on Oct. 20 ... read more

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Records: Debut from Monotrope coming soon

Posted Oct. 2, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

Records: Debut from Monotrope coming soon

Next month -- on Nov. 10 -- Monotrope will unveil Unifying Receiver, the debut LP from the instrumental group whose members hail from California, Texas, ... read more

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Records: Pears and Direct Hit to release split

Posted Oct. 2, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

Records: Pears and Direct Hit to release split

On Nov. 3, Direct Hit and Pears will release a 12 song split on Fat Wreck Chords. Titled Human Movement, the recor consists of five ... read more

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Tours: Better in the Shed Tour - Cosmic Psychos

Posted Sept. 26, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Tours: Better in the Shed Tour - Cosmic Psychos

Australian cult band Cosmic Psychos are heading out this November on their "Better in the Shed Tour" 2017. Along for the ride on the seven-date tour are ... read more

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MP3s: Bash & Pop premiere two new songs

Posted Sept. 25, 2017, 9:19 p.m.

MP3s: Bash & Pop premiere two new songs

Tommy Stinson's Bash & Pop and Nicole Atkins have collaborated on two new songs to be released on a limited edition 7" on Nov. 24 ... read more

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Records: Solo LP from Summer Cannibals' Jessica Boudreaux

Posted Sept. 24, 2017, 12:27 p.m.

Records: Solo LP from Summer Cannibals' Jessica Boudreaux

Jessica Boudreaux (of Summer Cannibals) will release her first solo album on Nov. 3. Titled No Fury, the LP was produced by Hutch Harris (The Thermals) ... read more

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Records: Andrew W.K. announces new album

Posted Sept. 24, 2017, 11:31 a.m.

Records: Andrew W.K. announces new album

Party animal Andrew W.K. will release a new full-length in early 2018. Currently untitled it comes out on March 2 on Sony Music. W.K. is currently ... read more

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Records: New song, new record by Big Mess

Posted Sept. 24, 2017, 11:25 a.m.

Records: New song, new record by Big Mess

Big Mess recently premiered "Still S.A.D." from their soon to release new album, Try To Enjoy It. The new LP releases on Sept. 29 on Indisciplinarian ... read more

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Bands: New L7 in the news

Posted Sept. 23, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Bands: New L7 in the news

L7, who recently reunited and were also featured in the documentary Pretend We're Dead--are back to life with new new 7"s coming out later this ... read more

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Music News: Houston bands release benefit comp post Hurricane Harvey

Posted Sept. 23, 2017, 2:40 p.m.

Music News: Houston bands release benefit comp post Hurricane Harvey

Earlier this month, fifteen Houston artists came together for the digital benefit release Making Waves: A Benefit Compiltation For Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey. Including ... read more

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MP3s: "Alarm Clock" by The Mons

Posted Sept. 23, 2017, 1:31 p.m.

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Chicago's The Mons released "Alarm Clock" off their upcoming Trust No One, out on Oct. 20 on Triple Eye Industries. The Chicago-based band plays early ... read more

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Bands: The Damned at work on new LP, Paul Gray back in band

Posted Sept. 23, 2017, 1:19 p.m.

Bands: The Damned at work on new LP, Paul Gray back in band

The Damned have begun work on a new album set for release in 2018 on label Search & Destroy. The long-running band also announced a ... read more

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Records: Upcoming solo album by Nahko

Posted Sept. 17, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

Records: Upcoming solo album by Nahko

SideOneDummy Records announced My Name Is Bear, the upcoming solo record by Nahko Bear, also known as the frontman of Nahko and Medicine for the People. ... read more

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Videos: Sciatic Nerve leak a new 49-second track

Posted Sept. 17, 2017, 9:48 a.m.

Sciatic Nerive, a new Bay Area (California) band featuring members of Swingin' Utters, Nothington, Western Addiction and Cobra Skulls have unveiled a self-titled video from their upcoming self-titled debut. "I think the idea behind a song like this is just to set the pace and throw back to old punk, like ... read more

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Obituaries: Grant Hart (Hüsker Dü), 1961-2017

Posted Sept. 14, 2017, 8:33 a.m.

Grant Hart, one of three co-founders of Hüsker Dü, passed away this morning at the age of 56. Hüsker Dü released albums on SST and Warner Bros, with Hart later releasing material with Nova Mob and as a solo artist. At present, his cause of death is unconfirmed. Pitchfork reports ... read more

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Shows: Tim Rogers (You Am I) collaborates on musical

Posted Sept. 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

Shows: Tim Rogers (You Am I) collaborates on musical

His achingly lyrical first solo album, What Rhymes with Cars and Girls, cemented You Am I frontman Tim Rogers’ already formidable reputation as one of Australia’s ... read more

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Music News: RARAs Farm's Music Blog looks at new Descendents

Posted Sept. 9, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

Music News: RARAs Farm's Music Blog looks at new Descendents

With the Descendents set to tour the US this fall, RARAs Farm's Music Blog has posted a personal review-style exploration of last year's Who We Are, ... read more

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Records: Secret LP from Lemuria

Posted Sept. 9, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

Records: Secret LP from Lemuria

Lemuria have announced a secret LP, available on order only from the band. While details about the album are sparse, it contains 10 unreleased songs ... read more

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Bands: Pere Ubu dates and new album

Posted Sept. 9, 2017, 12:36 p.m.

Bands: Pere Ubu dates and new album

With a new album titled 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo scheduled to come out on Sept. 29 (Cherry Red Records), Pere Ubu will ... read more

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Records: Shredders (feat. Doomtree) to release LP

Posted Sept. 9, 2017, 11:07 a.m.

Records: Shredders (feat. Doomtree) to release LP

Doomtree spinoff Shredders will release their first full-length on Nov. 3 on Doomtree Records. Titled Dangerous Jumps, it follows the band's debutEP earlier this year.  ... read more

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Bands: Who are Suspect Parts?

Posted Sept. 9, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Bands: Who are Suspect Parts?

Suspect Parts--comprised of former and current members of The Briefs, Clorox Girls, Maniac, Ripchord, Radio Dead Ones and Red Dons--will release a self-titled debut album ... read more

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MP3s: Iron Chic premieres new song

Posted Sept. 8, 2017, 8:41 p.m.

MP3s: Iron Chic premieres new song

Iron Chic unleashed "My Best Friend (Is a Nihilist)" off their upcoming LP You Can't Stay Here, set to release on Oct. 13 (SideOneDummy). The ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Dark/Light - Kill Some Time

Posted Sept. 5, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Dark/Light - Kill Some Time

Scene Point Blank is pleased to start September with an exclusive stream of the self-titled first full-length from Portland’s Dark/Light (pronounced as “Dark Slash Light”). ... read more

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Records: New 12-inch featuring members of Coliseum and Young Widows

Posted Sept. 4, 2017, 11:02 a.m.

Fotocrime has announced the release of a 12"/cd/digital release called Always Night. The band features R. Pattern (aka Ryan Patterson, formerly of Coliseum), Nick Thieneman (Young Widows, guitar), and Shelley Anderson (bass) and describes their sound as including "danceable, battle hymn drum machines and layered synths, Fotocrime brings a monochrome clarity to ... read more

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Records: Big Mess from Indisciplinarian

Posted Sept. 2, 2017, 4:06 p.m.

Records: Big Mess from Indisciplinarian

Copenhagen's Big Mess will release a new album on Sept. 29. Titled Try to Enjoy It, the 12-song album follows last year's debut, You Know I ... read more

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Records: New video from Collapse Under The Empire

Posted Sept. 2, 2017, 3:46 p.m.

German post-rock duo, Collapse Under The Empire has premiered a video for the song "Dark Water" off their upcoming The Fallen Ones. The instrumental band will release The Fallen Ones Oct. 20 on Finaltune Records. read more

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Records: Mastodon presents Cold Dark Place

Posted Sept. 2, 2017, 12:08 p.m.

Records: Mastodon presents Cold Dark Place

On Sept. 22, Mastodon will return with a 4-song EP named Cold Dark Place. It will also come out on a limited edition 12" picture ... read more

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Records: New from The World Is...

Posted Sept. 2, 2017, 11:31 a.m.

Records: New from The World Is...

With new album Always Foreign set to release on Sept. 29, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die ... read more

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Records: You Vandal to release on Jump Start

Posted Sept. 2, 2017, 10:02 a.m.

Records: You Vandal to release on Jump Start

Gainesville, FL's You Vandal will release a new record titled I Just Want to Go Back to Hell on Nov. 17. The new album is ... read more

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Records: Rig Time! are back

Posted Sept. 2, 2017, 9:44 a.m.

Wisconsin's Rig Time! have announced War, their second LP, which is ready to release on Oct. 20 (Innerstrength Records). Wisconsin Bruisers RIG TIME! Bringing 'War' in October on Innerstrength Records The band previously released EPs in 2014 and 2015, before 2016's self-released debut Sick Of It. Check out "Vengeance" from the ... read more

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Tours: Against Me! set out with Bleached and The Dirty Nil

Posted Sept. 1, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Tours: Against Me! set out with Bleached and The Dirty Nil

Against Me! will set to the road with guests Bleached and The Dirty Nil as they cross North America. The tour kicks off in Winnipeg, ... read more

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Records: Plaque Marks to release EP on Learning Curve

Posted Aug. 27, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

Records: Plaque Marks to release EP on Learning Curve

New band Plaque Marks has inked with Learning Curve Records for their upcoming debut EP, Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship, scheduled for release on Oct. 27. ... read more

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Records: More Quicksand soon

Posted Aug. 26, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Records: More Quicksand soon

Quicksand have announced Intreiors. The new album--their first in 22 years--comes out on Nov. 10 on Epitaph. In addition, it features the band's full original ... read more

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Records: Strange Relations to release Editorial You

Posted Aug. 26, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

Records: Strange Relations to release Editorial You

Strange Relations have announced their second album, Editorial You, will release on Sept. 8 on Tiny Engines.  The Minneapolis duo's new album is vuild around ropulsive ... read more

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Bands: Magic Bullet's Five Weeks of 5ive

Posted Aug. 26, 2017, 7:52 p.m.

Bands: Magic Bullet's Five Weeks of 5ive

Magic Bullet Records is issing the full back catalog of 5ive, starting with their self-titled debut this week. In total, 5ive, The Telestic Disfracture, The ... read more

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Records: GBH announce new album this fall

Posted Aug. 26, 2017, 12:34 p.m.

Records: GBH announce new album this fall

Long-running UK punks GBH will release a new album on Hellcat Records on Nov. 17. The new Momentum was recorded at Muther’s Studio in Birmingham, England. ... read more

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Bands: 1QI: The Feederz, Tomber Lever, The Bigger Empty

Posted Aug. 26, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

Bands: 1QI: The Feederz, Tomber Lever, The Bigger Empty

Welcome to our semi-regular quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews.    After our social media followers get the first word, we previously posted a wrap-up here ... read more

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Records: New from GWAR

Posted Aug. 26, 2017, 11:36 a.m.

Records: New from GWAR

Rockers from beyond, GWAR, have returned with The Blood of the Gods. Out on Oct. 20 (Metal Blade Records), The Berserker Blothar says: “Fuck This ... read more

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MP3s: Stream Brutal Youth's Sanguine

Posted Aug. 26, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

MP3s: Stream Brutal Youth's Sanguine

Sanguine, the third LP from Tornot's Brutal Youth, is streaming online at Bandcamp. The 14-track album releases officially on Sept. 23. It is out now ... read more

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Labels: Kid You Not join Deep Elm Records

Posted Aug. 25, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Labels: Kid You Not join Deep Elm Records

Melodic punk group Kid You Not has joined Deep Elm Records for the upcoming release of their debut full-length. The St. Augustine, FL band will ... read more

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Bands: AJJ return with new EP

Posted Aug. 20, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

Bands: AJJ return with new EP

AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad) have released a new EP titled Back in the Jazz Coffin. The New EP is out on cassette via Lauren ... read more

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Records: Get ready for a new Lillingtons LP

Posted Aug. 19, 2017, 11 a.m.

Records: Get ready for a new Lillingtons LP

The reformed Lillingtons have announced Stella Sapiente, a new full-length scheduled to release on Oct. 13 on Fat Wreck Chords. Stella Sapiente is their first ... read more

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Videos: L7 documentary gets video release

Posted Aug. 17, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

Videos: L7 documentary gets video release

L7: Pretend We’re Dead documentary is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD this Oct. 13. The doc included interviews with Joan Jett, Brody Dalle (The Distillers), ... read more

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Records: Converge to release The Dusk In Us

Posted Aug. 16, 2017, 8:24 a.m.

On Nov. 3, Converge will return with The Dusk in Us, their first full-length in five years. It will be the band's ninth full-length and follows All We Love We Leave Behind (2012), to be released on Epitaph/Deathwish Inc. You can listen to the track "Under Duress" now: read more

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Bands: New GWAR, new tour(s)

Posted Aug. 15, 2017, 1:16 p.m.

Bands: New GWAR, new tour(s)

Costumed overlords GWAR will embark on US tours this fall, plaing dates with Ghoul, Doyle (The Misfits), and more. The tours line up with a ... read more

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Records: Worriers announce Survival Pop on SideOneDummy

Posted Aug. 13, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

Worriers have a new LP coming out next month, on new label home SideOneDummy. Titled New Survivial, it will officially releaseo n Sept. 29 with three release shows schedules going up the US East Coast in Philadelphia, Boston, and New York. They are also playing dates in Australia in September. “I ... read more

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Tours: Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg Australian Tour

Posted Aug. 12, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Tours: Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg Australian Tour

This November will herald the return of true punk rock royalty Marky Ramone to our Australia.  Marky is one of the last remaining members of The Ramones, ... read more

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Records: SPB premiere: V.E.G.A.S.-Long Gone split EP

Posted Aug. 5, 2017, noon

Records: SPB premiere: V.E.G.A.S.-Long Gone split EP

Scene Point Blank is pleased to share the newest EP from V.E.G.A.S., a split with Finland's Long Gone. Each band contributes two new songs. Check ... read more

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Tours: Flogging Molly October tour

Posted Aug. 2, 2017, 9:07 p.m.

Tours: Flogging Molly October tour

Following the release of Life Is Good last month, Flogging Molly return to the road, starting on Oct. 13 in Riverside, CA. The tour will span ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Vacation 2XLP stream

Posted Aug. 1, 2017, 8:10 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Vacation 2XLP stream

Cincinnati, Ohio’s Vacation are back with a new album, this time a double LP called Southern Grass: The Continuation of Rock’n’Roll, courtesy of Recess Records. Formed ... read more

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Bands: Ty Segall releases EP to benefit ACLU

Posted July 30, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

Bands: Ty Segall releases EP to benefit ACLU

Ty Segall released a new EP titled Fried Shallots this past Friday. The new 6-song EP is available digitally now with a physical release to come on August ... read more

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Records: New from Knuckle Puck

Posted July 30, 2017, 1:48 p.m.

Records: New from Knuckle Puck

Chicago pop-punk group Knuckle Puck will return with a new Rise Records album, Shapeshifter. The band previously released Copactectic in 2015. read more

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MP3s: Black Beach release "Cluttered Head"

Posted July 28, 2017, 8:23 a.m.

MP3s: Black Beach release

Black Beach have unleashed a new single, "Cluttered Head" at Flood Magazine. The song is off their upcoming Play Loud Die, Vol. II EP, hitting ... read more

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Records: The Bronx V, Coming in September

Posted July 27, 2017, 8:05 a.m.

Records: The Bronx V, Coming in September

The Bronx have announced a new album, V, will be released on Sept. 22. As the title suggests, it's their fifth full-length. Stay tuned for ... read more

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Records: The return of Propagandhi

Posted July 26, 2017, 10:22 p.m.

Records: The return of Propagandhi

Propagandhi will return with a new album this September. Named Victory Lap, the LP releases on Sept. 29 on Epitaph Records. It's also their first album ... read more

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Tours: Circa Survive joins Thrice on tour

Posted July 26, 2017, 8:24 a.m.

Tours: Circa Survive joins Thrice on tour

Followin glast week's announcement of a new LP, Circa Survive have also scheduled a co-headlining tour with Thrice, running November and into December. The Amulet ... read more

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Tours: Dave Hause and The Mermaid tour schedule

Posted July 25, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Tours: Dave Hause and The Mermaid tour schedule

Dave Hause (Loved Ones, The Falcon) will embark on a North American tour this fall, playing headlining dates as well as shows with Beach Slang ... read more

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Tours: Minus the Bear, Silversun Pickups tour

Posted July 24, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

Tours: Minus the Bear, Silversun Pickups tour

Fresh off releasing VOIDS (Suicide Squeeze Records), their sixth full-length, Minus the Bear will set out on tour with Silversun Pickups. The band will first hit ... read more

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Bands: NOFX Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music (touring) Festival

Posted July 24, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Bands: NOFX Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music (touring) Festival

NOFX have announced a five-date tour of music and beer. The festival is dubbed the "Fat Mike Presents: Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival" ... read more

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Bands: Western Settings starts demos for next LP

Posted July 23, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Bands: Western Settings starts demos for next LP

Following the release of the EP Old Pain last year, Western Settings have announced that they are now demoing material for their next full-lenth, to be ... read more

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Tours: Eyehategod hit the road with Negative Approach and Cro-Mags

Posted July 19, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Tours: Eyehategod hit the road with Negative Approach and Cro-Mags

Eyehategod have announced a thirty-nine date tour, their longest since vocalist Mike IX Williams underwent a liver transplant last December. Starting in August, the band ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Vegan Bake Sale" by Michael Crafter

Posted July 18, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

SPB is excited to share "Vegan Bake Sale," the first track from Michael Crafter's debut full-length. After 20-plus releases in eight years, Michael Crafter will release Mince for ... read more

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Records: Pkew Pkew Pkew +One

Posted July 16, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

Records: Pkew Pkew Pkew +One

SideOneDummy has announced a re-issue of Pkey Pkew Pkew's self-titled debut, but with the addition of a new cong called "Cold Dead Hands." In reference ... read more

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Bands: New Doomtree offshoot Shredders drops EP

Posted July 16, 2017, 10:40 a.m.

Bands: New Doomtree offshoot Shredders drops EP

Four members of the Doomtree hip-hop collective have launched a new project titled Shredders. Featuring P.O.S, Sims, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger, the quartet just released ... read more

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Records: Circa Survive return

Posted July 16, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Circa Survive have released a video for "Lustration," a song off their new album to be released on Sept. 22. Titled The Amulet, it's the band's sixth full-length, to be released by Hopeless Records. They will also be touring the US this fall, including dates with AFI. read more

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Labels: Southern Lord signs Jesus Piece

Posted July 15, 2017, 1:56 p.m.

Labels: Southern Lord signs Jesus Piece

Jesus Piece, currently supporting Darkest Hour and Havok on a US tour, have signed with Southern Lord. The hardcore band has previously released EPs, one ... read more

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Tours: The Smith Street Band - USA tour

Posted July 15, 2017, 1:14 p.m.

Tours: The Smith Street Band - USA tour

The Smith Street Band have announced a full US tour in addition to their upcoming performance at Riot Fest in Chicago. The band will tour ... read more

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MP3s: Listen to Tunic's Boss

Posted July 15, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

MP3s: Listen to Tunic's Boss

Winnipeg punks Tunic are streaming their new EP Boss at The Alternative. The 4-song EP comes out on July 21. Catch them on tour now (dates below). read more

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MP3s: Armstrongs (w/ Rancid and Green Day)

Posted July 14, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

A new single has been released by Armstrongs, a group comprised of non-relatives Tim (Operation Ivy/Rancid/Transplants), Billie Joe (Green Day), Joey (SWMRS), and Rey Armstrong. "If There Was Ever A Time" is being released on a limited pressing flexi-disc to raise funds for 924 Gilman, a DIY all ages venue ... read more

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Videos: Hype! documentary turns 20, releases on Blu-ray

Posted July 14, 2017, 8:17 a.m.

Videos: Hype! documentary turns 20, releases on Blu-ray

Hype!, a  documentary that covers the rise of grunge and "The Seattle Sound" is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a Blu-ray release on Sept. 29 ... read more

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Labels: Start-up Dodgeball Records forms

Posted July 10, 2017, 9:09 p.m.

Labels: Start-up Dodgeball Records forms

Chris Messer of Showoff and his wife Dani have launched new Chicagoland record label Dodgeball Records, with help from longtime friend Mike Felumlee (Smoking Popes/Alkaline ... read more

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Records: Cuddlefish and Burning Spring announce split 7-inch

Posted July 10, 2017, 7:20 p.m.

Records: Cuddlefish and Burning Spring announce split 7-inch

Debt Offensive Records will release a new split EP between Cuddlefish (Athens, GA featuring members of Unfun and Cancers) and Burning Spring (Niagara Falls, ON ... read more

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Labels: God Mother join Party Smasher

Posted July 10, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

Labels: God Mother join Party Smasher

Sweden's God Mother have announced that they've signed to US label Party Smasher, founded by Ben Weinman of Dillinger Escape Plan. Weinman states: "For some ... read more

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Records: Dark Spring debut album in development

Posted July 9, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

Records: Dark Spring debut album in development

Dark Spring will soon release their debut album, Chain Letter 13, on Escapist Records. The band originally formed as a solo vessel for Ages guitarist ... read more

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Records: Amenra's Mass VI

Posted July 8, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

Records: Amenra's Mass VI

Amenra have announced a new Mass album this year. Titled Mass VI, it will release on October 20 via Neurot Recordings. "It took us a ... read more

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Shows: Say-10 10th Anniversary Show

Posted July 6, 2017, 8:21 a.m.

Shows: Say-10 10th Anniversary Show

Say-10 Records out of Richmond, VA, will host a 10th anniversary celebration on Sat. Oct. 21. The label has unveiled a partial line-up for the ... read more

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Records: Neurosis to reissue The Word As Law

Posted July 5, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

Records: Neurosis to reissue The Word As Law

The seond LP by Neurosis, The Word As Law, will be reissed by the band this August. Out of print since the 1990s, the album ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Bréag Naofa - II

Posted July 3, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Bréag Naofa - II

This month Scene Point Blank is pleased to debut the newest LP from Bréag Naofa, II. Out soon, the LP delivers 40 minutes of doom-ridden sludge that’s ... read more

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Bands: Pageninetynine reunion tour on the East Coast

Posted July 2, 2017, 9:05 p.m.

Bands: Pageninetynine reunion tour on the East Coast

Pageninetynine (also often listed as pg.99), will reunine for a short tour to raise funds for East Coast local arts and LGBT causes. Magic Bullet ... read more

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Labels: Deafkids join Neurot

Posted July 1, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Labels: Deafkids join Neurot

Neurot Recordings has agreed to release Configuração Do Lamento from Deafkids on October 6. The release will be on 10" vinyl and on CD. "I ... read more

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Records: Couch Slut's Contempt

Posted July 1, 2017, 4:45 p.m.

Records: Couch Slut's Contempt

Couch Slut have released a preview track off their upcoming album, Contempt, which hits stop.res on July 28 via Gilead Media. The song "Company Picnic with ... read more

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Tours: DFMK in the USA

Posted July 1, 2017, 3:16 p.m.

Tours: DFMK in the USA

Tijuana's DFMK will embark on a (mostly) US tour from July 22 to August 12. They recently released a 7" titled 7 Canciones Sobre Un ... read more

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Bands: Worriers announce new album (and new label)

Posted July 1, 2017, 2:58 p.m.

Worriers will follow-up Imaginary Life (2015) with a new album out later this year on SideOneDummy. The band also has a new song out, below, titled "Future Me," and will be touring the USA and Australia this year. Tour dates are listed after the jump. read more

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Records: Fresh Fuck My Life

Posted July 1, 2017, 12:23 p.m.

Records: Fresh Fuck My Life

Fresh, a London punk band, will soon release their debut full-length: Fuck My Life. Out on August 18, the band recently premiered the title track ... read more

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Records: Teenage Bottlerocket return to Fat with covers album

Posted July 1, 2017, 11:06 a.m.

Records: Teenage Bottlerocket return to Fat with covers album

Teenage Bottlerocket will return to Fat Wreck Chords with the new Stealing the Covers, out on July 14. The 14 song album includes covers of ... read more

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MP3s: Coffee Project EP streaming

Posted June 29, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

MP3s: Coffee Project EP streaming

Coffee Project's debut EP, Wasted Love, is streaming online. The group is an acoustic duo comprised of Jake Crown (Savage Brewtality) and Buddy Schaug (Less ... read more

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Tours: Get better UK/Ireland (Lemuria)

Posted June 29, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Tours: Get better UK/Ireland (Lemuria)

Lemuria are hopping across the pond for a tour of the UK and Ireland in support of the 10 year reissue of their debut Get Better. Find ... read more

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Bands: Filthy Friends: REM + Sleater-Kinney

Posted June 28, 2017, 8:20 a.m.

Bands: Filthy Friends: REM + Sleater-Kinney

Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) and Peter Buck (R.E.M.) have joined forces in a new band that also features Kurt Bloch, Bill Rieflin, and Scott McCaughey. The band ... read more

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Records: Pillow Queens 7-inch coming on Specialist Subject

Posted June 27, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Records: Pillow Queens 7-inch coming on Specialist Subject

Specialist Subject Records will release a new 7" in July from Dublin's Pillow Queens. Titled Calm Girls, the debut EP from the all girl, queer ... read more

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Records: On the new Unsane

Posted June 27, 2017, 8:19 a.m.

Records: On the new Unsane

The track listing for Sterilize has been released (below), the first new album in five years from the 29-year's running Unsane. Sterilize is their 8th album, ... read more

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Records: Return of The Perceptionists

Posted June 26, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Records: Return of The Perceptionists

The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif and Akrobatik) will return after a 12-year hiatus with the new album, Resolution. The duo will release their new album on ... read more

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Tours: 10 years of People Who Can Eat People Are The Luckiest People On Earth

Posted June 26, 2017, 9:19 p.m.

Tours: 10 years of People Who Can Eat People Are The Luckiest People On Earth

AJJ will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their second album, People Who Can Eat People Are The Luckiest People On Earth, with a summer your that ... read more

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Bands: Horseback and Krieg members form Poison Blood

Posted June 25, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Bands: Horseback and Krieg members form Poison Blood

Jenks Miller (Horseback) and Neill Jameson (Krieg) have combined on a new project called Poison Blood. Formed under with the goal to produce more "straightforward" ... read more

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Tours: P.O.S. fall tour

Posted June 25, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Tours: P.O.S. fall tour

Following the release earlier this year of Chill, Dummy, P.O.S. will embark on a US tour this fall, starting in September. He'll be joined by ... read more

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Records: Lydia Lunch and Cypress Grove Under The Covers

Posted June 25, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

On Friday June 23, Lydia Lunch and Cypress Grove released a new 11-song covers album with a wide range of artists that range from Jon Bon Jovi to Aaron Lee Tasjan, and The Doors.  Check out their version of "Blaze of Glory," which originally appeared on the Jon Bon Jovi-led soundtrack to Young ... read more

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Tours: Neurosis in South America

Posted June 22, 2017, 8:25 a.m.

Tours: Neurosis in South America

Neurosis will bring their live show to South America for the first time this December, as the band has announced tour dates in the continent ... read more

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MP3s: SPB stream: Mind Force - Demo 7-inch

Posted June 15, 2017, 8:08 a.m.

MP3s: SPB stream: Mind Force - Demo 7-inch

Scene Point Blank is please to share Demo, the 2016 debut from Mind Force. The 4-song 7” showcases a crossover influence that pulls form the ... read more

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Tours: Andrew W.K. full band tour

Posted June 13, 2017, 9:31 a.m.

Tours: Andrew W.K. full band tour

With a new album planned later this year on Sony Music, Andrew W.K. has announced several USA and UK dates for this fall, witht he ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Spiral Out" by Havania Whaal

Posted June 13, 2017, 9:24 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Today, Scene Point Blank is excited to debut a new single from Portland, OR’s Havania Whaal, founded in 2012. The song is titled “Spiral Out” ... read more

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Records: 88 Fingers Louie open preorders for first album in 19 years

Posted June 9, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

Records: 88 Fingers Louie open preorders for first album in 19 years

Recently reformed 88 Fingers Louie has opened preorders for their soon to be released Thank You For Being A Friend, their first album in 19 years, ... read more

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Records: Gogol Bordello to release new album in August

Posted June 8, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Records: Gogol Bordello to release new album in August

Gogol Bordello recently announced the release of their seventh album, Seekers and Finders, due for release on August 25 via Cooking Vinyl. The album's release will be followed ... read more

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Bands: INTRCPTR debut (Pelican, 5ive)

Posted May 31, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Bands: INTRCPTR debut (Pelican, 5ive)

Guitarist Ben Carr (5ive) and drummer Larry Herweg (Pelican) have formed a new duo called INTRCPTR. Calling Los Angeles home, the new project is "within ... read more

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Bands: New Dwarves EP and LP plans

Posted May 30, 2017, 9:22 p.m.

Bands: New Dwarves EP and LP plans

The Dwarves have announced a couple of new releases. First, the band will release the 5-song EP Julio on Riotstyle, with a full-length release scheduled ... read more

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Bands: Less Art reveal debut

Posted May 29, 2017, 10 p.m.

Bands: Less Art reveal debut

Less Art, a new band comprised of members and ex members of Thrice, Kowloon Walled City, and ex-Curl Up and Die have annnounced Strangled Light, ... read more

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Tours: Dead Cross schedules US tour

Posted May 23, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

With their debut release scheduled for August, Dead Cross will embark on a US tour shortly after. The band features a number of familiar faces from the heavy music scene, including Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson, and Michael Crain. read more

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Bands: Ann Beretta returns with new 7-inch

Posted May 20, 2017, 11:21 p.m.

Bands: Ann Beretta returns with new 7-inch

Ann Bertta have a new EP streaming online and available for pre-order from Say-10 Records. The two song Kill The Lights/ Forever Family 7" will ... read more

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MP3s: Needles//Pins leak a new song

Posted May 20, 2017, 11:01 a.m.

MP3s: Needles//Pins leak a new song

Vancouver's Needles//Pins are giving a sneak peak of their new LP, Goodnight, Tomorrow, officially out on June 30 (Mint Records-Canada/Dirt Cult Records-USA). "All the Same" ... read more

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Records: Tiger Flowers EP

Posted May 20, 2017, 10:37 a.m.

Records: Tiger Flowers EP

On June 23, Tiger Flowers will release the new The Vicious Heart EP on Still Water Recordings. The 4 song EP features "chapters," described by frontman Jesse ... read more

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Records: Bad Cop/Bad Cop return with second LP

Posted May 19, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Records: Bad Cop/Bad Cop return with second LP

Bad Cop/Bad COp will soon release Warriors, their second full-length album on Fat Wreck Chords. Out on June 16, the band addresses topics like substance ... read more

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Records: New Lost Balloons (Radioactivity, Suspicious Beasts)

Posted May 14, 2017, 9:11 a.m.

On June 16, Dirtnap Records will release Hey Summer, the second LP from Lost Balloons. Lost Balloons is a '60s pop-influenced two-person band featuring Jeff Burke (Marked Men, Radioactivity, more) and Yusuke Okada (Blotto, Suspicious Minds). The duo previously released an aponymous album in 2015 on Alien Snatch Records. read more

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Tours: News about Nothington

Posted May 8, 2017, 8:56 p.m.

Tours: News about Nothington

Nothington continue a busy 2017 with a tour scheduled for this summer, to be joined by MakeWar and Joe McMahon. The band released In The End in ... read more

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Records: OK Computer reissue on its way

Posted May 7, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Records: OK Computer reissue on its way

On June 23, XL Recordings will release Oknotok, a remastered version of OK Computer plus b-sides and three unreleased tracks" “I Promise,” “Lift,” and “Man Of War.” ... read more

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MP3s: Stream Big Walnuts Yonder

Posted May 7, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

MP3s: Stream Big Walnuts Yonder

The self-titled debut of Big Walnuts Yonder is now streaming online at Consequence of Sound. Featuring bassist/vocalist Mike Watt (Minutemen, The Stooges), guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco, Nels ... read more

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MP3s: Listen to Cayetana's New Kind of Normal

Posted May 7, 2017, 12:46 p.m.

MP3s: Listen to Cayetana's New Kind of Normal

Out on May 5, Cayetana's upcoming New Kind of Normal is streaming online at The Hype Machine. The album will be released by Plum Records. Following ... read more

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Records: Return of The Lillingtons

Posted May 7, 2017, 10:33 a.m.

Records: Return of The Lillingtons

The Lillingtons have announced a new 4-song EP on Red Scare Industries. Titled Project 313, the new short-play record will be out on June 9. read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Nearly Dead - Idyllic Evening stream

Posted May 6, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Nearly Dead - Idyllic Evening stream

Scene Point Blank is excited to share a new EP from Nearly Dead this month. Titled Idyllic Evening, the new 10” vinyl release from Learning Curve ... read more

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Records: New Rancid record, new video for Ghost of a Chance

Posted May 6, 2017, 11:04 a.m.

Records: New Rancid record, new video for Ghost of a Chance

Rancid has debuted the new song "Ghost of a Chance," posted after the jump. The new song is one of 19 to appear on their ... read more

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Records: Debut album from Dead Cross in August

Posted May 6, 2017, 10:36 a.m.

Records: Debut album from Dead Cross in August

Dead Cross, the project of Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Head Wound City), ... read more

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Records: New video from The Coathangers

Posted May 5, 2017, 8:08 a.m.

Records: New video from The Coathangers

The Coathangers have released a new song and video, “Captain’s Dead,” from their Parasite EP schedule for release next month. The EP will be released ... read more

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Tours: Bad Religion in Europe

Posted May 4, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Tours: Bad Religion in Europe

Later this summer, Bad Religion will be touring Europe and the UK, including dates at festivals in the UK, Finland, and Hungary. The band last ... read more

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Records: Kindling, Kestrels, split EP

Posted April 30, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Records: Kindling, Kestrels, split EP

Kindling and Kestrels have announced a new split EP, out now with 4 songs in total between the two bands. Noyes Records is handling the ... read more

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Records: The Best of Nick Cave 1984-2014

Posted April 29, 2017, 9:04 a.m.

Records: The Best of Nick Cave 1984-2014

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will release Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 1984 - 2014 on May 5. ... read more

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Bands: News on IIVII

Posted April 28, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

Bands: News on IIVII

IIVII, the solo project of Josh Graham (Red Sparowes, Battle Of Mice, A Storm Of Light), has announced a new full-length named Invasion to be released ... read more

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Labels: Muskets join No Sleep

Posted April 28, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Hailling from Brighton, UK, Mustkets have joined No Sleep Records for the release of their next record. Check out a video for the song "17 Years" here: read more

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Tours: Amon Amarth and Goatwhore on the road

Posted April 28, 2017, 8:07 a.m.

Tours: Amon Amarth and Goatwhore on the road

On Sunday, AMon Amarth and Goatwhore hit the road on an 18-date US tour. The journey includes stops at Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Dark ... read more

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MP3s: Hear the new Terror EP

Posted April 23, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

MP3s: Hear the new Terror EP

Terror's new EP, out next Friday on Pure Noise Records, is streaming online now at Impericon Magazine. Titled The Walls Will Fall, the EP drops on April ... read more

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Tours: Western Settings Pouzza Tour

Posted April 22, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

Tours: Western Settings Pouzza Tour

In route to Pouzza Fest in Montreal on May 19 (which they're also playing), San Diego's Western Settingss will be making a trek across North ... read more

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Shows: Jawbreaker reunites for Riot Fest 2017

Posted April 22, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Shows: Jawbreaker reunites for Riot Fest 2017

In a non-April Fool's Day post, a reformed Jawbreaker are among headliners to play Riot Fest 2017, along with M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, and a DJ ... read more

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Bands: 1QI: Asian Man Records, Set and Setting, Making New Enemies

Posted April 22, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

Bands: 1QI: Asian Man Records, Set and Setting, Making New Enemies

Welcome to our semi-regular quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview three days each week.   After our social media ... read more

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Records: Walk the Plank first full-length

Posted April 22, 2017, 1:46 p.m.

Records: Walk the Plank first full-length

Say-10 will be releasing Walk the Plank's debut album, Cemetery Vacation, on May 17. The Washington, DC, band previously released a split with Daycare Swindlers (Virginia). ... read more

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Records: Arcadea (Mastodon, Withered) join Relapse

Posted April 20, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

Records: Arcadea (Mastodon, Withered) join Relapse

Featuring drummer-vocalist Brann Dailor (Mastodon), guitarist-keyboardist Core Atoms (Zruda), and synth player Raheem Amlani (Withered), synth/psych group Arcadea has announced their self-titled album for releaes ... read more

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Records: Ten Foot Pole 2017

Posted April 19, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Records: Ten Foot Pole 2017

California punks Ten Foot Pole are back in action in 2017 with the release of Setlist, scheduled to come out officially on May 26 on ... read more

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Bands: The Holy Mess + Elway

Posted April 19, 2017, 8:26 a.m.

Bands: The Holy Mess + Elway

Say-10 Records has announced new project Steveo & The Crippling Addictions (Steveo from Holy Mess and Tim Browne from Elway). The do is currently recording ... read more

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Labels: Racquet Club (Knapsack, Samiam) join Rise

Posted April 15, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

Labels: Racquet Club (Knapsack, Samiam) join Rise

Rise Records has announced that Racquet Club will join the label with plans to release a self-titled album later this year. The band includes guitarist/vocalist ... read more

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MP3s: Iggy Pop's "Asshole Blues"

Posted April 15, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

Iggy Pop will release a flexi-single with the new song "Asshole Blues" on April 21. The single is the introduction to a new slexi series on Mag Mag, a label founded by Jacuzzi Boys. read more

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Records: New Meatwound in May

Posted April 14, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Records: New Meatwound in May

Meatwound, featuring former members of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and others, will soon release their second LP. Titled Largo and mastered by Dan Randall ... read more

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Records: The Biters set date for second LP

Posted April 13, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Records: The Biters set date for second LP

Atlanta's The Biters are back with their second full-length. To be titled The Future Ain't What It Used To Be, it will release on May 19 ... read more

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Bands: Negative Approach and Bloodclot to hit the road

Posted April 13, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Bands: Negative Approach and Bloodclot to hit the road

Negative Approach will be joined by Bloodclot on an upcoming tour this summer. Bloodclot will be releasing their debut, Up In Arms, on July 14 ... read more

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Tours: Neurosis North America -- this summer

Posted April 8, 2017, 4:27 p.m.

Tours: Neurosis North America -- this summer

Fresh off the release of Fires Within Fires (Neurot Recordings, 2016), SPB favorites Neurosis have announced a summer tour across North America, where they will be ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Bad Breeding

Posted April 8, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Bad Breeding

This month Scene Point Blank is happy to team up with Iron Lung Records to share the new Bad Breeding record, Divide. Out on April 7, ... read more

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Records: New song off Abram's upcoming Morning LP

Posted April 6, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Records: New song off Abram's upcoming Morning LP

Denver's Abrams have debuted the song "Mourning", which comes off the similar but different album titled Morning, which releases on June 9 via Sailor Records. ... read more

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Records: New from Panicker

Posted April 6, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

Records: New from Panicker

Panicker, a project from musician/producer/sound engineer Brent Asbury (Pinback, Goblin Cock) has debuted the song "Commuter" online of his upcoming self-titled album. Described as “blending ... read more

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MP3s: Wire's new Silver/Lead is streaming in full

Posted April 1, 2017, 1:05 p.m.

MP3s: Wire's new Silver/Lead is streaming in full

Silver/Lead, the 15th studio album from Wire is now streaming online. Released on their own pinkflag label, the band is also celebrating 40 years sine their ... read more

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Records: New Frenzal Rhomb in May

Posted March 31, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Records: New Frenzal Rhomb in May

Amid a recent wave of bands returning to action, Australia punks Frenzal Rhomb will soon release their ninth full-lenght on May 26. Titled Hi-Vis High ... read more

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Shows: Punk Rock Bowling, Asbury Park

Posted March 30, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Shows: Punk Rock Bowling, Asbury Park

This year, Punk Rock Bowling isn't just taking place over Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas, it's also headed east to Asbury Park, NJ. The ... read more

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Labels: tricot now on Topshelf

Posted March 27, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Labels: tricot now on Topshelf

Kyoto's tricot, an alt-rock trio described as "melodic post-rock-inspired sounds and jazz-influenced instrumental breaks," will release a new album on Topshelf Records in the United ... read more

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Labels: Pure Noise Records announces new Weekday Records

Posted March 26, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Labels: Pure Noise Records announces new Weekday Records

Pure Noise Records is joining efforts with Sony Music on a new label, Weeday Records, which will focus on non-punk bands that strike the ownership ... read more

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Records: Return of The Dopamines

Posted March 26, 2017, 8:41 p.m.

Records: Return of The Dopamines

The Dopamines have announced the new Tales of Interest album will release on June 2 via Rad Girlfriend Records. Tales of Interest is their first full-length since ... read more

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Shows: Beaches Brew 2017 with Death Valley Girls, King Khan & more

Posted March 26, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

Shows: Beaches Brew 2017 with Death Valley Girls, King Khan & more

The free Marina di Ravenna, Italy festival, Beaches Brew, will return from June 5-8 this year. The stacked line-up features Shellac, The Coathangers, Thee Oh ... read more

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Labels: New EPs on 6131 Records

Posted March 19, 2017, 12:26 p.m.

Labels: New EPs on 6131 Records

6131 Records has announced two new EPs coming out next week on March 24. The label will co-release Codist's Porcelain Boy EP and American Clay's Sky Hooks EP ... read more

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Records: The Slackers 20th anniversary special edition

Posted March 19, 2017, 10:34 a.m.

Records: The Slackers 20th anniversary special edition

Redlight, long out of print, it returning to circulation this year in a 20th anniversary pacakge with three bonus digital tracks. Originally released by Hellcat ... read more

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Tours: Rancid, Dropkick Murphys tour

Posted March 19, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

Tours: Rancid, Dropkick Murphys tour

Rancid and the Dropkick Murphys have schedule a run of co-headlining dates for this summer, being joined on selecte dates by Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers), The ... read more

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Tours: Brother Ali tour dates

Posted March 18, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

Tours: Brother Ali tour dates

Brother Ali has announced a tour this May and Junei n support of his upcoming new album, All the Beauty in This Whole Life. Sa-Roc and ... read more

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Records: Upcoming from Ho99o9

Posted March 18, 2017, 12:06 p.m.

Ho99o9 have unveiled a new video for the song "Horror" from their soon to release debut full-length titled United States of Horror, out May 5 on Toys Have Powers. The LA by way to New Jersey grouis described by The New York Times as "slow subwoofer-abusing hip-hop, death metal, thrash, wriggly synthesizer ... read more

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Shows: Negfest 2017 in Sydney and Melbourne

Posted March 18, 2017, 11:28 a.m.

Shows: Negfest 2017 in Sydney and Melbourne

Australia label Art As Catharsis is sponsoring Negfest, a two day festival across Sydney (May 6) and Melbourne (May 13) focusing on local "heavy, negative" ... read more

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Shows: It's Not Dead 2 in August

Posted March 18, 2017, 10:20 a.m.

Shows: It's Not Dead 2 in August

After a two year break, southern California festival It's Not Dead 2 will return on August 26 at the Glen Helen Amphitheater Festival Grounds. The ... read more

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Tours: Shonen Knife's USA Ramen Adventure

Posted March 17, 2017, 8:20 a.m.

Tours: Shonen Knife's USA Ramen Adventure

Now in their 36th year, Japanese rock band Shonen Knife return tot he US this spring ont he USA Ramen Adventure Tour. The band, who ... read more

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Labels: Author & Punisher jump to Relapse

Posted March 17, 2017, 8:14 a.m.

Labels: Author & Punisher jump to Relapse

Tristan Shone's solo project Author & Punisher is coming to Relapse Records. With five releases under his belt already, including a band new EP here, ... read more

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Records: Despero to release Somewhere Near the Bottom

Posted March 13, 2017, 6:54 p.m.

Records: Despero to release Somewhere Near the Bottom

Despero are set to release a new album on March 24 titled Somewhere Near the Bottom. The band, who call Austin, TX home, includes past ... read more

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Shows: Punk Rock Bowling 2017

Posted March 9, 2017, 8:26 a.m.

Shows: Punk Rock Bowling 2017

Annual punk rock bowling tournament and long weekend festival Punk Rock Bowling has set the initial line-up for 2017. Taking place May 26-29, the 4 ... read more

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MP3s: New song from Wolfbrigade

Posted March 8, 2017, 8:16 a.m.

Wolfbrigade are streaming a new song, "Warsaw Speedwolf." The song is on both their upcoming ninth album, but is also on an ACLU benefit compilation from Southern Lord. Wolfbrigade will release Run With The Hunted on April 28 via the same label. read more

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Records: Brother Ali is back

Posted March 5, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Records: Brother Ali is back

Rhymesayers rapper Brother Ali returns with a new album, All The Beauty In This Whole Life, out on May 5. With 15 songs in total, ... read more

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Records: STNNNG to release fifth LP soon

Posted March 5, 2017, 1:37 p.m.

Records: STNNNG to release fifth LP soon

Modern Radio has announced that STNNNG will release their fifth full-length soon, titled Veterans of Pleasure. The album was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini ... read more

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Tours: The English Beat's tour beat, 2017

Posted March 5, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

Tours: The English Beat's tour beat, 2017

The Elnglish Beat, currently on the road (Philadelphia tonight), have announced the Retro Futura Tour later this year, which will also feature Howard Jones, Men ... read more

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Records: New song from Reservoir

Posted March 5, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Reservoir are streaming a new song, "A Cadence in Dissonant Threes" from their upcoming new album Mirage Thrower. The new LP will release later this month on Glory Kid: March 17 digitally and Mat 31 on 12" vinyl. Check it out, and read after the jump for drummer Steven Sensenig's explanation ... read more

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Records: New Face to Face in May

Posted March 4, 2017, 11:50 p.m.

Records: New Face to Face in May

Face to Face will return with a new 7" release this May. Titled Say What You Want, the EP will come out officially on May ... read more

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Records: New Bleached EP

Posted March 4, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Records: New Bleached EP

Bleached return with a new EP titled Can You Deal? from Dead Oceans on March 3. The band is playing at SXSW later this month ... read more

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Bands: Jouska updates

Posted March 4, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Bands: Jouska updates

New York state's Jouska have started work on a new EP with a scheduled release this fall on Tiny Engines. The band also has a ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: Right On, Kid – “Safe Haven”

Posted March 2, 2017, 8:05 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere: Right On, Kid – “Safe Haven”

Scene Point Blank is please to present a new single from Right On, Kid, a quintet of Albuquerque pop-punks with a new EP in the ... read more

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Videos: SPB premiere: Department S - "When All Is Said and All Is Done"

Posted March 1, 2017, 9 a.m.

Department S, who played their first gig in London in 1980 and reformed in 2007, are debuting the new “When All Is Said and All Is Done” video from their latest release of the same name (released late last year on Westworld Recordings). Streaming below, “When All Is Said and ... read more

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Shows: Damaged City 2017 adds more bands

Posted March 1, 2017, 8:26 a.m.

Shows: Damaged City 2017 adds more bands

Damaged City 2017 in Washington DC has set its dates and announced an initial line-up (with more still to come). The 3-day DC punk festival takes ... read more

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Tours: Nothington & Joe McMahon tour

Posted Feb. 26, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

Tours: Nothington & Joe McMahon tour

Joe McMahon, also of Smoke or Fire, is currently on tour across Europe in support of Nothington. In addition to playing solo and full-band gigs ... read more

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Records: Harvestman: Music For Megaliths

Posted Feb. 26, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

Records: Harvestman: Music For Megaliths

Harvestman will return with its fourth full-length later this year. Titled Music for Megaliths, the new record will release on May 19. Harvestman is a ... read more

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MP3s: New song from The Moth Gatherer features Dennis Lyxzén

Posted Feb. 26, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

MP3s: New song from The Moth Gatherer features Dennis Lyxzén

The Moth Gatherer have debuted "This Providence of Bones" (below), from their upcoming The Comfortable Low EP. The new song features a gues appearance from ... read more

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Records: Pixies add second leg to US tour

Posted Feb. 26, 2017, 12:54 p.m.

Records: Pixies add second leg to US tour

The reformed Pixies, fresh off 2016's release of Head Carrier, have announced a second leg to their 2017 North American tour. The first leg takes ... read more

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Bands: Reversal of Man reissues

Posted Feb. 26, 2017, 11:49 a.m.

Bands: Reversal of Man reissues

Tampa, FL hardcore act Reversal of Man, who released several records from 1995-2000, including This Is Medicine (Ebullition Records), will digitally reissue their catalog on Archivist ... read more

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Records: Cayetana - New Kind of Normal out this May

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

Records: 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 ... read more

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Records: Nights Like Thieves announce new EP

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

Records: 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 ... read more

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Shows: Breakin' Even Fest 2

Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

Shows: 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 ... read more

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MP3s: Meat Wave streams The Incessant

Posted Feb. 18, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

MP3s: 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 their ... read more

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Bands: The Damned coming to USA

Posted Feb. 18, 2017, 7:48 p.m.

Bands: The Damned coming to USA

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 world ... read more

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Records: The Smith Street Band plan new release in April

Posted Feb. 18, 2017, 7:04 p.m.

Records: The Smith Street Band plan new release in April

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. ... read more

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Records: Dead Bars to release first full-length

Posted Feb. 18, 2017, 10:54 a.m.

Records: Dead Bars to release first full-length

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 10 ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "C Beams" by The Bearer

Posted Feb. 14, 2017, 10:48 a.m.

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 a co-release between CoinToss Records and Blasphemour Records. The 7" comes on blue vinyl in purple and yellow splatter, with unique pre-sale only foldover covers from each label (limited to ... read more

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Records: Specialist Subject announces Grand-Pop

Posted Feb. 12, 2017, 11:22 a.m.

Records: Specialist Subject announces Grand-Pop

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 ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Brad Pot

Posted Feb. 10, 2017, 8:10 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Brad Pot

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, ... read more

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Records: Drip-Fed stream title track off upcoming 7-inch

Posted Feb. 9, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Records: Drip-Fed stream title track off upcoming 7-inch

Austin, TX punks Drip-Fed are streaming "Under the Wave Blanket," from their soon to release 7" off the same name. The new EP releases on ... read more

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Records: The Dirty Nil announce Minimum R&B

Posted Feb. 9, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

Records: The Dirty Nil announce Minimum R&B

The Dirty Nil will release a new 11 song complilation record titled Minimum R&B, out on April 28 on Fat Wreck Chords and Dine Alone ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Where Light May Lead" from Son & Heir

Posted Feb. 9, 2017, 10:43 a.m.

Today Scene Point Blank is excited to debut a new song from Son & Heir. Titled “Where Light May Lead,” it’s one of two Son & Heir tracks off the 4-band State Line Machine split LP that also features Easy Creatures, Hold Down the Ocean, and Worth. Son & Heir ... read more

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Records: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes compilation

Posted Feb. 9, 2017, 8:26 a.m.

Records: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes compilation

Cover punks Me First and the Gimme Gimmes will release a greatest hits album on April 7 via Fat Wreck Chords titled Rake It In: ... read more

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Records: Fucked Up's Zodiac series continues

Posted Feb. 8, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Records: Fucked Up's Zodiac series continues

It's a new year and a new installment to Fucked Up's Zodiac Series. On March 24, the band will release volume eight, titled Year of ... read more

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Labels: The Bigger Empty to release on La Escalera

Posted Feb. 8, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Labels: The Bigger Empty to release on La Escalera

Chicago's The Bigger Empty have announced the upcoming Lakes & Oceans Vol 1: Michigan, the first of four EPs to be released quarterly on La ... read more

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Records: Hellkeeper's A World Within Flesh

Posted Feb. 8, 2017, 7:25 p.m.

Records: Hellkeeper's A World Within Flesh

Hellkeeper have debuted the song "Drown" from their upcoming A World Within Flesh album. The album releases on April 7. read more

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Records: Middle Children sneak preview "Fish"

Posted Feb. 5, 2017, 9:07 a.m.

Records: Middle Children sneak preview

Middle Children, a new band formed by Patrick Jennings (Hot New Mexicans, Purple 7) and Ginger Alford (ex-Good Luck), have debuted "Fish" from their upcoming debut ... read more

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Tours: Alaric in Europe

Posted Feb. 3, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Tours: Alaric in Europe

In April-May Alaric will be touring throughout Europe, kicking off in Arnhem, Netherlands on April 19. The band, which includes current and former members of ... read more

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MP3s: Hear the new Dave Hause

Posted Feb. 1, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

MP3s: Hear the new Dave Hause

Dave Hause is streaming his third album, the soon to be released Bury Me in Philly at AV Club. The Loved Ones' vocalist, who also ... read more

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Tours: Periphery on tour with Circles and Polaris

Posted Jan. 31, 2017, 8:13 a.m.

Tours: Periphery on tour with Circles and Polaris

Six piece progressive metal juggernaut, Periphery are currently causing havoc down under in support of their new album Periphery III: Select Difficulty. With their signature ... read more

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Bands: Amenra recording Mass VI

Posted Jan. 29, 2017, 10:19 a.m.

Bands: Amenra recording Mass VI

Amenra have entered the studio with Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Om, Swans) to record a new album for release later this year. TItled Mass VI, it ... read more

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Shows: La Escalera Fest 6 tickets available

Posted Jan. 28, 2017, 11:48 a.m.

Shows: La Escalera Fest 6 tickets available

La Escalera Fest 6 has announced its initial line-up and is selling wristbands for the April 14-16 festival that splits locations between San Diego and ... read more

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MP3s: New Less Than Jake EP debuts

Posted Jan. 28, 2017, 10:24 a.m.

MP3s: New Less Than Jake EP debuts

Less Than Jake, on tour now (with Pepper) are streaming their new EP at Altpress. Sound the Alarm will officially release next Friday, Feb. 3, on their ... read more

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MP3s: Escapist catalog shared for charity

Posted Jan. 27, 2017, 11:21 p.m.

MP3s: Escapist catalog shared for charity

Cleveland based Escapist Records has put their entire digital catalog online via Bandcamp under a pay-what-you-want format, offering that all proceeds earned through Saturday Jan. 28 ... read more

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Records: New Wire in late March

Posted Jan. 27, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Records: New Wire in late March

On March 31, UK legends Wire return with the new Silver/Lead Out, their 15th album. The new 10-songer will be released on their own pinkflag label ... read more

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MP3s: New politically charged Bouncing Souls song

Posted Jan. 27, 2017, 9:24 p.m.

MP3s: New politically charged Bouncing Souls song

The Bouncing Souls, who released Simplicity last year, have unleashed a new song and video titled "Battleground" in response to the current US political climate. Proceeds ... read more

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Records: The Octopus Project plan April release

Posted Jan. 27, 2017, 9:07 p.m.

Records: The Octopus Project plan April release

Austin, TC four-piece group The Octopus Project will release a new LP this April. Out on April 7 and titled Memory Mirror, the album will ... read more

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MP3s: Stream Set and Setting's Reflectionless

Posted Jan. 27, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

MP3s: Stream Set and Setting's Reflectionless

Set and Setting's new album, Reflectionless is streaming at Noisey. The band, from St. Petersburg, Florida, is playing a release show tonight in Florida and is planning a European ... read more

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Records: New Tossers this March

Posted Jan. 25, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Records: New Tossers this March

Veteran Irish punks, by way of Chicago, The Tossers, have announced a new LP this March titled Smash the Windows (Victory Records). The band will ... read more

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Records: Black Sabbath: The Ultimate Collection

Posted Jan. 22, 2017, 11 a.m.

Records: Black Sabbath: The Ultimate Collection

Rhino Records is giving attention to metal gatekeepers Black Sabbath with the new 4-LP collection The Ultimate Collection, out on Feb. 3. The 31-song collection ... read more

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Records: Upcoming from Woe

Posted Jan. 21, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Records: Upcoming from Woe

This March Woe will release a new album, Hope Attrition, coming out on Vendetta Records. The album is the bands first in four years and is ... read more

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MP3s: Cvlt Nation covers Black Sabbath self-titled

Posted Jan. 21, 2017, 8:54 p.m.

MP3s: Cvlt Nation covers Black Sabbath self-titled

In a continuation of The CVLT Nation Sessions, the website is now streaming a covers compilation of Black Sabbath's debut record. Covers of the record's ... read more

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Tours: Moonraker tour

Posted Jan. 17, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Tours: Moonraker tour

Santa Clarita, CA's Moonraker have announced a winter US tour kicking off in Albuquerque on Jan. 21 and later circling back to Phoenix a month ... read more

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Tours: Radiohead US dates in 2017

Posted Jan. 17, 2017, 8:16 a.m.

Tours: Radiohead US dates in 2017

After returning last year with the release of A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead will play nine US dates in late March through early April across ... read more

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Music News: First 100 Days series

Posted Jan. 14, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

Music News: First 100 Days series

The Secretly Group curated 30 Songs, 30 Days, has announced a compilation titled Our First 100 Days. With songs from Angel Olsen, Will Oldham, Mountain Goats, ... read more

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Records: Jim and the French Vanilla

Posted Jan. 12, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Records: Jim and the French Vanilla

Jim Blaha of The Blind Shake will release a full-length solo album under the name Jim and the French Vanilla on Feb. 10. The album ... read more

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Records: Tim Kasher (Cursive) third solo LP

Posted Jan. 12, 2017, 6:24 p.m.

Records: Tim Kasher (Cursive) third solo LP

Tim Kasher, also of Cursive and The Good Life, will be releasing a new solo effort on March 3. Titled No Resolution, it's his third ... read more

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Records: Elliott Smith's Either/Or (Expanded Edition)

Posted Jan. 12, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

Records: Elliott Smith's Either/Or (Expanded Edition)

On the 20th anniversary of its release, Kill Rock Stars will issue an updated Either/Or: Expanded Edition on March 10 on double LP, double CD ... read more

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Tours: Homewrecker dates

Posted Jan. 11, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Tours: Homewrecker dates

Ohio's Homewrecker has scheduled a series of road dates, some including Modified Ghost Fest, Grind Fest, the final Weekend Nachos show, and the final Expire ... read more

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Labels: Cutting Through to release on New Age

Posted Jan. 10, 2017, 8:18 a.m.

Labels: Cutting Through to release on New Age

Portland's Cutting Through have joined New Age Records for a 12" EP to be recorded soon and released later this summer. The band includes current ... read more

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Tours: TOMBS spring tour

Posted Jan. 9, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Tours: TOMBS spring tour

Tombs will be touring the southern United States later this spring, joined by Darkest Hour, Ringworm, and Rivers Of Nihil. The band, interviewed last year ... read more

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Records: Less Than Jake back with new ep

Posted Jan. 5, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Records: Less Than Jake back with new ep

Veteran ska-punks and label-hoppers Less Than Jake are back with a new EP, this to release on Feb. 3 on Pure Noise, titled Sound The ... read more

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Videos: Gimme Danger release

Posted Jan. 5, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Videos: Gimme Danger release

The Jim Jarmusch directed Iggy & the Stooges documentary titled Gimme Danger will release it's official soundtrack next Friday, Jan. 13. The soundtrack features familiar ... read more

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Bands: Tau Cross record new album

Posted Jan. 4, 2017, 8:18 a.m.

Bands: Tau Cross record new album

With members and ex-members of Amebix, Misery, and War//Plague, Tau Cross recently completed recording their second LP. Tentatively titled A Pillar of Fire, the album ... read more

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Tours: Bouncing Souls on the West Coast

Posted Jan. 3, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Tours: Bouncing Souls on the West Coast

Fresh off the release of Simplicity in 2016, The Bouncing Souls will be hitting the US West Coast this March, playing dates with support from AJJ, Get ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Clevinger's Personal / Professional

Posted Jan. 1, 2017, 8:47 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Clevinger's Personal / Professional

Scene Point Blank is happy to kick off 2017 with an exclusive stream of the new Clevinger full-length, Personal / Professional. The album is set ... read more

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Records: Western Addiction to release Temulous

Posted Dec. 30, 2016, 7:40 a.m.

Records: Western Addiction to release Temulous

On March 3 Fat Wreck Chords will release the new Tremulous album from Western Addiction with 11 new songs from the San Francisco band. Check ... read more

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Tours: La Escalera tour

Posted Dec. 29, 2016, 9:26 p.m.

Tours: La Escalera tour

La Escalera artists Western Settings and Caskitt are set to hit the road together in February for a run up and down the West Coast. ... read more

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Shows: Psycho Las Vegas

Posted Dec. 24, 2016, 2:52 p.m.

Shows: Psycho Las Vegas

Psycho Las Vegas, a three day festival of heavy and noisey bands, will take place in Vegas from Aug. 18-20 at Hard Rock Hotel and ... read more

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Shows: Groezrock 2017: Thrice, H20 and more

Posted Dec. 24, 2016, 1:56 p.m.

Shows: Groezrock 2017: Thrice, H20 and more

Taking place April 29-30 in Meerhout, Belgium, Groezrock 2017 continues announcing more bands for the two-day punk festival. Headliners this year will include Anti-Flag, Thrice, ... read more

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Bands: All kinds of Real McKenzies action

Posted Dec. 22, 2016, 8:20 a.m.

Bands: All kinds of Real McKenzies action

The Real McKenzies will have a busy 2017. The band is set to release Two Devils Will Talk in March, followed by supporting dates in ... read more

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Bands: Bleached covers The Ramones

Posted Dec. 17, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

Bleached, who released Welcome the Worms earlier this year, has issued a new release to raise funds for Planned Parenthood: digital covers of "Bonzo Goes to Bitburg" (The Ramones) and "Eve of Destruction" (Barry McGuire). Acoustic Covers By Jennifer by Bleached read more

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Shows: Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia this April

Posted Dec. 17, 2016, 9:19 a.m.

Shows: Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia this April

On April 22-23, Decibel magazine is sponsoring the first Metal & Beer Fest, a two-day metal showcase of beer and heavy bands headlined by Sleep ... read more

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Shows: OWTH to headline Don't Panic Fest

Posted Dec. 16, 2016, 8:28 a.m.

Shows: OWTH to headline Don't Panic Fest

The inaugural Don't Panic Fest in Denver, CO, has announced its line-up for Feb 17-18 at in the city's South Broadway district. Headliners will include Off ... read more

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Records: January and the return of POS

Posted Dec. 15, 2016, 8:23 p.m.

Records: January and the return of POS

P.O.S returns with a new full-length on January 27, an LP/CD titled Chill, dummy from Doomtree Records. Pre-orders for the album are open now.   read more

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Bands: Power Trip returns with Nightmare Logic

Posted Dec. 14, 2016, 9:41 p.m.

Bands: Power Trip returns with Nightmare Logic

Fresh off a run of dates with legends Napalm Death, Power Trip are back with news of a new album and a another US tour. The ... read more

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Tours: All Pigs Must Die and Gust in Europe

Posted Dec. 14, 2016, 8:20 p.m.

Tours: All Pigs Must Die and Gust in Europe

All Pigs Must Die have annouced a European tour with Gust, both of whom have released material on Southern Lord. Dates are listed below. read more

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Records: Bash & Pop live dates

Posted Dec. 11, 2016, 10:01 p.m.

Records: Bash & Pop live dates

Bash & Pop, the short-lived post-Replacements band from Tommy Stinson has announced a run of live dates in support of the reformed group's upcoming Anything ... read more

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Labels: The Flatliners join Rise

Posted Dec. 11, 2016, 6:36 p.m.

Labels: The Flatliners join Rise

The Flatliners, who will be touring with Menzingers across Europe soon, have signed with Rise Records and will release a new album on their new ... read more

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Shows: A Music Benefit for Planned Parenthood & The ACLU

Posted Dec. 11, 2016, 2:31 p.m.

Shows: A Music Benefit for Planned Parenthood & The ACLU

Next month Williamsburg's Music Hall and Rough Trade will host a two day fundraising festival for non-profit organizations Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. Artists performing ... read more

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Records: Sepultura's Roadrunner albums reissued

Posted Dec. 11, 2016, 1:07 p.m.

Records: Sepultura's Roadrunner albums reissued

Sepultura's seven albums released from 1985-1996 on Roadrunner Records are up for reissue via a six-disc collection titled none other than Sepultura: The Roadrunner Albums on ... read more

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Music News: Fat Mike figurine time

Posted Dec. 11, 2016, 12:37 p.m.

Music News: Fat Mike figurine time

Aggronautix, makers of 7" tall Throbbleheads, have introduced a new limited run figure of Fat Mike, vocalist and bassist of California punks NOFX. One thousand ... read more

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Records: New Dave Hause solo record

Posted Dec. 10, 2016, 9:09 p.m.

Records: New Dave Hause solo record

On Feb. 3 Dave Hause will release his third solo full-length, Bury Me in Philly on Rise Records. Check out the song "With You" over ... read more

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Records: Nothington returns with new album in 2017

Posted Dec. 10, 2016, 8:23 p.m.

Records: Nothington returns with new album in 2017

Nothington have announced a new full-length early next year. Titled In the End, the record releases on Feb. 17 via Red Scare Industries with a ... read more

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MP3s: Dear Boy releases holiday song

Posted Dec. 10, 2016, 11:39 a.m.

After releasing the Parts of a Flower EP earlier this year, Los Angeles' Dear Boy has unleashed a holiday themed new song, "Cold Spell." The song exploring being away from ones partner on the holidays. The band is scheduled to play at The Troubadour in LA on Dec. 12 with The ... read more

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Videos: AFI's "White Offerings"

Posted Dec. 9, 2016, 8:20 a.m.

Videos: AFI's

AFI have debuted the video to "White Offerings," from their upcoming The Blood Album. The new record comes out on Jan. 20 on Concord Records and ... read more

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Labels: Terror at Pure Noise

Posted Dec. 6, 2016, 8:27 p.m.

Labels: Terror at Pure Noise

California's Terror have just signed a deal with Pure Noise Records, joining a label that's also released Counterparts, Stick To Your Guns, The Story So ... read more

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Shows: Damaged City Fest 2017

Posted Dec. 6, 2016, 7:01 p.m.

Shows: Damaged City Fest 2017

The fifth annual Damaged City Fest has announced dates and line-ups for the Washington, DC hardcore and punk festival. This year will be headlined by Marked ... read more

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Records: Cayetana + Camp Cope split

Posted Dec. 1, 2016, 9:53 p.m.

Records: Cayetana + Camp Cope split

On Jan. 20, 2017, Camp Cope and Cayetana are collaborating on a split 7-inch to be released by Poison City Records. The EP will also ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Joe Sampson's Chansons de Parade

Posted Nov. 30, 2016, 9:17 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Joe Sampson's Chansons de Parade

Out on December 1, Scene Point Blank is proud to debut the new Chansons de Parade from Colorado singer-songwriter Joe Sampson. With haunting and playful ... read more

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Records: New Cliterati EP

Posted Nov. 29, 2016, 10:14 p.m.

Records: New Cliterati EP

Tankcrimes is set to release a new self-titled EP from Portland's Cliterati, a band featuring members and former mebers of Poison Idea, Voetsek, and Murderess. ... read more

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Records: TSOL and The Trigger Complex

Posted Nov. 26, 2016, 9:52 a.m.

Records: TSOL and The Trigger Complex

Punk legends T.S.O.L. have announced a new album for release next January. Titled The Trigger Complex, it will be their 11th studio album and comes ... read more

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Labels: The Bombpops join Fat Wreck Chords

Posted Nov. 23, 2016, 9:28 p.m.

Labels: The Bombpops join Fat Wreck Chords

The Bombpops, with two Red Scare Industries EPs under their name, have joined Fat Wreck Chords for the release of their debut full-length in early ... read more

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Labels: Tiny Engines pay-what-you-will for charities

Posted Nov. 17, 2016, 9:09 p.m.

Labels: Tiny Engines pay-what-you-will for charities

Tiny Engines record label has put their entire (digital) catalog online at Bandcamp at a "Pay What You Will" price to raise funds for charities Planned ... read more

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Records: William Elliott Whitmore/Esmé Patterson

Posted Nov. 17, 2016, 8:26 a.m.

Records: William Elliott Whitmore/Esmé Patterson

This Friday William Elliott Whitmore and Esmé Patterson will release s aplit 7" covering each other's work. Titled Play Each Other's Songs, the 2-song single features ... read more

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Labels: Less Than Jake sign to Pure Noise

Posted Nov. 16, 2016, 8:22 a.m.

Labels: Less Than Jake sign to Pure Noise

Gainesville ska-punks Less Than Jake have announced a new deal with Pure Noise Records. It was not announced when they'll make their new label debut. ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Nashgul's Cárcava

Posted Nov. 13, 2016, 10:07 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Nashgul's Cárcava

Celebrating 15 years as a band, A Coruña, Spain's Nashgul are set to release Cárcava next month and we're happy to be streaming it exclusively at Scene ... read more

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Records: The return of Iron Reagan

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 10:58 p.m.

Records: The return of Iron Reagan

Iron Reagan will return with a new LP next Feb, Crossover Ministry. The album is set to officially release on Feb. 3 on Relapse Records ... read more

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Videos: Fat Wreck Chords documentary out soon

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 9:31 p.m.

Videos: Fat Wreck Chords documentary out soon

A Fat Wreck: The Punk-u-mentary documentary about the San Francisco record label Fat Wreck Chords, co-founded by Fat Mike of NOFX, will be released on ... read more

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Records: RUIN release and live show

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 9:17 p.m.

Records: RUIN release and live show

Philadelphia's RUIN are set to be released on Southern Lord for the first time with the new The He-Ho/Fiat Lux LP on Dec. 8. The hardcore band ... read more

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MP3s: The Extermination Vol. 3 is is pre-streaming online

Posted Nov. 9, 2016, 8:03 p.m.

MP3s: The Extermination Vol. 3 is is pre-streaming online

Out this Friday, Nov. 11, Clrvynt is streaming Flatspot Records hardcore comp, The Extermination Vol. 3. The Extermination Vol. 3 Compilation Playing At Clrvynt; LP ... read more

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Bands: Power Trip dates and album news

Posted Nov. 5, 2016, 9:02 p.m.

Bands: Power Trip dates and album news

Touring next month with Napalm Death, Power Trip have announced a new LP to release next year. Titled Nightmare Logic the new album follow's 2013's ... read more

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MP3s: The Flatliners got "Nerves"

Posted Nov. 3, 2016, 6:32 p.m.

MP3s: The Flatliners got

The Flatliners are streaming "Nerves," the title track off a new EP they released last Friday on Dine Alone Records. Check out the song below ... read more

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MP3s: Relapse 2016 sampler

Posted Nov. 3, 2016, 8:28 a.m.

MP3s: Relapse 2016 sampler

Relapse Records has posted a downloadable 40 song sampler of the label's releases. Among the featured arists are Nothing, Wrong, Brain Tentacles, The Obsessed, Inegrity, The ... read more

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Tours: Lemuria celebrate 10 years since Get Better

Posted Oct. 31, 2016, 8:08 p.m.

Tours: Lemuria celebrate 10 years since Get Better

In January Lemuria will set out on a tour in honor of the tenth anniversary of their first album, Get Better. The band will play ... read more

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Bands: The Damned plan new album

Posted Oct. 29, 2016, 1:56 p.m.

Bands: The Damned plan new album

As we approach Halloween, The Damned have announced a limited edition picture disc release of a new single, New Rose, to release on Nov. 4 ... read more

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Records: Loser Life digital catalog coming soon

Posted Oct. 27, 2016, 9:43 p.m.

Records: Loser Life digital catalog coming soon

As Magic Bullet Records celebrates 20 years, the label has announced the special release of the digital catalog from the defuncy Loser Life, out this ... read more

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MP3s: "World of Men" from Body Stuff

Posted Oct. 27, 2016, 7:11 p.m.

MP3s:

Curran Reynold's project Body Stuff has released a new song, "World of Men," from the upcoming 2 release, dueFriday Nov. 4 on The Path Less Traveled ... read more

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Labels: Rhino: Record Store Day Black Friday

Posted Oct. 26, 2016, 7:32 p.m.

Labels: Rhino: Record Store Day Black Friday

Rhino Records has announced the line-up for their limited edition vinyl specials on Nov. 25, 2016, also known as Record Store Day Black Friday. Leading ... read more

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MP3s: Sleep news: The Clarity reissue

Posted Oct. 24, 2016, 10:11 p.m.

MP3s: Sleep news: The Clarity reissue

Sleep has announced the upcoming physical release of The Clarity, the band's only released new material since 1998. The song first surfaced as a digital only ... read more

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MP3s: Paper + Plastick Fest sampler

Posted Oct. 24, 2016, 8:33 p.m.

MP3s: Paper + Plastick Fest sampler

In the name of all that is Fest, Paper + Plastick Records has unleashed a 15 song compilation named Road to Fest 15 available for ... read more

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Shows: MONA Mofo to return in January

Posted Oct. 24, 2016, 8:35 a.m.

Shows: MONA Mofo to return in January

Curated again by Brian Ritchie of the Violent Femmes, the Museum of Old and New Art will host the ninth installation of Mofo, an avant-garde festival ... read more

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Records: Coliseum/Doomriders Danzig trib will be reborn

Posted Oct. 20, 2016, 7:35 a.m.

Records: Coliseum/Doomriders Danzig trib will be reborn

The long out of print 2005 2-song cover split from Coliseum and Doomrider, originally on Auxiliary/Level Plane will be reissued on vinyl this Nov. 18 ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Steel Toe Tap" from Thought Vomit

Posted Oct. 19, 2016, 7:17 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Sonoma County thrash punks Thought Vomit are back with another new song from their upcoming Punks Brutal Retaliation/Sync the Skies album, out fully on Oct. ... read more

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MP3s: New song from Thought Vomit

Posted Oct. 16, 2016, 9:51 p.m.

MP3s: New song from Thought Vomit

Four-piece Thought Vom it are stream the new twelve minute song "Sync the Skies" at The Sludgelord, a preview from teir upcoming Punk's Brutal Retaliation/Sync ... read more

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Tours: POS on the road in 2017

Posted Oct. 16, 2016, 9:43 p.m.

Tours: POS on the road in 2017

Rhymesayers and Doomtree rapper P.O.S has announced a US tour in early 2017, his first US run since he suffered health problems hour yeras ago. ... read more

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Tours: Green Day and Against Me tour dates

Posted Oct. 16, 2016, 9:25 p.m.

Tours: Green Day and Against Me tour dates

Fresh off the release of new LP Revolution Radio, Green Day have announced the full dates of their North American tour coming in early 2017. ... read more

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Labels: Spill signs with No Sleep

Posted Oct. 16, 2016, 1:24 p.m.

Labels: Spill signs with No Sleep

Spill, featuring former members of Placeholder and We Were Skeletons, will be releasing their debut album on No Sleep Records later this year. The Lancaster, ... read more

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Bands: 10 records Kinks vinyl box set on the way

Posted Oct. 16, 2016, 12:49 p.m.

Bands: 10 records Kinks vinyl box set on the way

On Dec. 16, BMG will release The Mono Collection, a new 10 album vinyl box set collection of material from The Kinks, circa 1964-1969. The ... read more

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Labels: Red Scare signs Good Friend

Posted Oct. 13, 2016, 8:58 p.m.

Labels: Red Scare signs Good Friend

Punk label Red Scare Industries has announced the signing of UK band Good Friend, hailing from the Beflast/Newcastle area. The band will release their label ... read more

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Records: Martyrdod's 6th, List

Posted Oct. 13, 2016, 7:07 p.m.

Records: Martyrdod's 6th, List

Sweden's Martyrdod will release a new LP next month. Titled List, it's the band's 6th album in total and will be released on Southern Lord. read more

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Bands: Axis and Seraph the Light as one

Posted Oct. 13, 2016, 6:47 p.m.

Bands: Axis and Seraph the Light as one

Axis and Seraph The Light have announced a joint EP and tour where the two bands will take the stage and play as one. The ... read more

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Bands: Return of the Nobodys

Posted Oct. 13, 2016, 8:20 a.m.

Bands: Return of the Nobodys

Colorado trash punks the Nobodys have returned with Hussy, their first new album in fifteen years, set for release on Nov. 4 (Rad Girlfriend Records). ... read more

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Records: New from I'm Glad It's You

Posted Oct. 12, 2016, 9:46 p.m.

Records: New from I'm Glad It's You

New Noise is streaming "The Things I Never Say" from 6131 Records' I'm Glad It's You. The band will release their label debut next month ... read more

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MP3s: Drakulas release new song

Posted Oct. 12, 2016, 8:15 a.m.

Drakulas, a new band including members of Riverboat Gamblers and Rise Against, have released "Neon Town" from their soon to release debut album. After a 7" on Red Scare Industries the band will release Raw War on Dirtnap Records on Nov. 18. read more

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Records: Hollow Earth to return with Dead Planet

Posted Oct. 11, 2016, 10:10 p.m.

Records: Hollow Earth to return with Dead Planet

Hollow Earth will release a new album, Dead Planet, in two months on Dec. 2 (via Good Fight Music). The new LP features guest appearances from John ... read more

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MP3s: Aesop Rock and Sandman back with Lice 2

Posted Oct. 9, 2016, 2:11 p.m.

MP3s: Aesop Rock and Sandman back with Lice 2

Following the December 2015 release of an EP under the moniker Lice, Aesop Rock and Sandman are back with the free Lice 2: Still Buggin'. The new ... read more

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Tours: Extinction AD tour dates

Posted Oct. 8, 2016, 11:30 a.m.

Tours: Extinction AD tour dates

New York's Extinction A.D. will be touring all month long this November on the "Black Blood Streams Through the States 2016" tour. The band released Faithkiller ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Wang Wen's Sweet Home, Go!

Posted Oct. 4, 2016, 8:10 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Wang Wen's Sweet Home, Go!

Wang Wen is set to release their ninth studio album and Scene Point Blank is excited to be hosting an exclusive stream of Sweet Home, Go!, ... read more

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Records: Mark Sultan returns with BBQ in November

Posted Oct. 1, 2016, 10:36 p.m.

Records: Mark Sultan returns with BBQ in November

Mark Sultan is set to release a new full-length on In the Red this Nov. 25. Titled BBQ, the record connects his early stage name ... read more

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Records: Black Table stream "Helm"

Posted Oct. 1, 2016, 9:04 p.m.

Records: Black Table stream

"Helm," a song off the upcoming Obelisk album from Black Table, is streaming online now at Decibel. The record itself comes out on Oct. 14 on Silent Pendulum ... read more

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Labels: Pulley signs with Cyber Tracks

Posted Oct. 1, 2016, 5:44 p.m.

Labels: Pulley signs with Cyber Tracks

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Pulley have signed with Cyber Tracks for the release of a new album (details still to come). The band will be ... read more

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Videos: Mono previews new Requiem for Hell

Posted Oct. 1, 2016, 1:59 p.m.

Videos: Mono previews new Requiem for Hell

A "part two" video to the title track off Mono's upcoming Requiem for Hell is streaming below in advance of the new album, scheduled for release ... read more

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Tours: Swans in Europe

Posted Oct. 1, 2016, 1:28 p.m.

Tours: Swans in Europe

Swans, the long running Michael Gira led noise project, will be touring Europe this month and into November. The band, who released The Glowing Man earlier ... read more

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MP3s: New Way On streaming new EP

Posted Oct. 1, 2016, 9:10 a.m.

MP3s: New Way On streaming new EP

Riverside's New Way On are streaming their new EP now through Bandcamp. The band just released Roads Home on La Escalera Records, a follow-up to 2014's Survival EP. ... read more

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Splits: Fight Amp

Posted Sept. 28, 2016, 10:29 p.m.

Splits: Fight Amp

Philadelphia's Fight Amp have announced a final tour and break-up, playing a few shows in early November before their final Nov. 12 show in Brooklyn. ... read more

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Records: Quintron and Miss Pussycat Oct-Nov tours

Posted Sept. 25, 2016, 2:18 p.m.

Records: Quintron and Miss Pussycat Oct-Nov tours

Quintron and Miss Pussycat have added dates to their fall tour, including a New Years Eve stop in Memphis, TN. On the tour they will be selling ... read more

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Records: New from Warm Needles

Posted Sept. 25, 2016, 11:27 a.m.

Records: New from Warm Needles

Next month Warm Needles will release a new one-sided vinyl EP, a re-recording of last year's Don't Tell Me How to Live demo cassette. In addition to ... read more

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Bands: New Rose debut on Broken Circles

Posted Sept. 24, 2016, 11:15 p.m.

Bands: New Rose debut on Broken Circles

Featuring members of Big Eyes and RIPS, country band New Rose will release their debut album, All Nite, on Broken Circles on Oct. 21. Claiming Flying Burrito ... read more

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Records: MakeWar out next month

Posted Sept. 24, 2016, 10:11 p.m.

Records: MakeWar out next month

Red Scare Industries will release Developing a Theory of Integrity next month on October 7. The "Brooklyn by way of Venezuela and Colombia" band have a ... read more

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Records: New collab between Theologian and Lament Cityscape

Posted Sept. 22, 2016, 9:09 p.m.

Records: New collab between Theologian and Lament Cityscape

Lament Cityscape have teamed up with Theologian for the collaborative Soft Tissue full-length, out Oct. 21 on Battleground Records and Annihilvs Power Electronix. The record combines ... read more

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Tours: Bouncing Souls tour dates

Posted Sept. 21, 2016, 9:32 p.m.

Tours: Bouncing Souls tour dates

Hot off the release of the new Simplicity album, The Bouncing Souls will be touring the North American East Coast and a few Midwestern dates later ... read more

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Records: Mr. T Experience announces first LP in 12 years

Posted Sept. 20, 2016, 9:53 p.m.

Records: Mr. T Experience announces first LP in 12 years

The Mr. T Experience (MTX) have announced the relase of King Dork Approximately, out Oct. 4 as an exclusive download with the paperback puchase of the ... read more

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Tours: il sogno del marinaio Europe tour

Posted Sept. 18, 2016, 12:26 p.m.

Tours: il sogno del marinaio Europe tour

Trio il sogno del marinaio ("the sailor's dream" in Italian) will embark on a 32-date European tour at the end of this month. The band ... read more

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Records: New Sims come November, new song today

Posted Sept. 11, 2016, 9:06 p.m.

Minneapolis rapper Sims has premiered the new song "OneHundred" (below) in preview of a new full-length album titled More Than Ever, out fully on Nov. 4 on Doomtree Records. The new album will contain 13 tracks in total and has various pre-order packages available. read more

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Tours: Green Day world tours 2015-2016

Posted Sept. 11, 2016, 12:57 p.m.

Tours: Green Day world tours 2015-2016

With the release of a new studio album coming up on Oct. 7, Green Day has announced a US tour in the fall of 2015 ... read more

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Records: Tutti i Coloti del Buio's debut out in October

Posted Sept. 11, 2016, 10:40 a.m.

Records: Tutti i Coloti del Buio's debut out in October

Bare Teeth Records will issue Initiation into Nothingness, the debut from Italian hardcore group Tutti i Colori del Buio on Oct. 8. Featuring members of ... read more

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Labels: Soft Kill to release on Profound Lore

Posted Sept. 11, 2016, 10:13 a.m.

Labels: Soft Kill to release on Profound Lore

Profound Lore Records will release an album from post-punk group Soft Kill on Nov. 4, titled Choke. The band, founded in 2010, will follow the ... read more

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Bands: Hear the newest Sneeze

Posted Sept. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

Bands: Hear the newest Sneeze

Sneeze just released new album Rot , streaming after the jump. The album is released on Glory Kid Records with the band on tour this ... read more

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Labels: La Escalera to release New Way On EP

Posted Sept. 5, 2016, 2:06 p.m.

Labels: La Escalera to release New Way On EP

Later this month, on Sept. 30, La Escalera will release a new album titled Roads Homefrom Riverside, CA's New Way On. The band previously released Survival in ... read more

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MP3s: Pale Angels premier a new song

Posted Sept. 5, 2016, 1:07 p.m.

MP3s: Pale Angels premier a new song

Pale Angels have leaked the song "Aeroplane" from their next album, set for a Nov. 25 release on Specialist Subject Records in the UK and ... read more

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Bands: SOIA 30th anniversary book

Posted Sept. 5, 2016, 10:16 a.m.

Bands: SOIA 30th anniversary book

Sick Of It All are celebrating their 30th anniversary on Nov. 4, 2016 with the release of a new 5-song EP paired with coffee table ... read more

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MP3s: New Low Culture streaming at AV Club

Posted Sept. 4, 2016, 4:51 p.m.

MP3s: New Low Culture streaming at AV Club

Low Culture (Dirtnap Records) is streaming their sophomore album Places to Hide at The AV Club. The record, out next Friday, Sept. 9, follows 2013's debut ... read more

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MP3s: Free Tankcrimes 2016 comp

Posted Sept. 4, 2016, 3:49 p.m.

MP3s: Free Tankcrimes 2016 comp

Tankcromes is offering a 14 band free sampler from the label with songs from Spazz, Ghoul, Deny the Cross, Kicker, and 10 more for free ... read more

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Labels: Sorority Noise sign to Triple Crown

Posted Sept. 1, 2016, 9:48 p.m.

Labels: Sorority Noise sign to Triple Crown

Sorority Noise will soon release a new split with The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, coming this ... read more

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Records: The Exquisites and "Faith"

Posted Sept. 1, 2016, 7:50 p.m.

Records: The Exquisites and

With a new record out Oct. 14, The Exquisites have debuted the song "Faith" as a teaser track introducing record pre-orders. The album will be released ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Cortez's "Initial"

Posted Aug. 31, 2016, 9:37 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Cortez's

Out on September 9 for the first time on vinyl, Scene Point Blank is excited to debut the remastered repressing of Cortez’s Initial. The Swiss ... read more

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Labels: Homewrecker plan Good Fight EP

Posted Aug. 30, 2016, 6:21 p.m.

Labels: Homewrecker plan Good Fight EP

This fall Ohio's Homewrecker will release a new EP on Good Fight. Titled Extinction by Design, the record was recorded and mixed by Pete Grossman and Andy ... read more

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Labels: Lifesick (Denmark) join Southern Lord

Posted Aug. 28, 2016, 10:34 a.m.

Frederica, Denmark's Lifesick will release a their debut album on Southern Lord Recordings, titled 6 0 1.  Check out their video "In Love with Hate" for a taste. read more

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Records: Dead to Me returns Oct 21

Posted Aug. 27, 2016, 9:54 a.m.

Records: Dead to Me returns Oct 21

Dead To Me will release a new EP titled I Wanna Die in Los Angeleson October 21, their first new material in five years. The ... read more

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Site News: Retox Twit takeover

Posted Aug. 27, 2016, 9 a.m.

Site News: Retox Twit takeover

Justin Pearson of Retox, Head Wound City, and more, will be guest tweeting from the Scene Point Blank account for the duration of the upcoming Retox ... read more

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Records: New from Animal Lover

Posted Aug. 25, 2016, 8:51 a.m.

Records: New from Animal Lover

Minneapolis' Animal Lover are streaming new video "Dreamhouse" from their forthcoming Stay Alive album, set for release on Sept. 9 (Forward Records). The band has also booked ... read more

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Records: Joe McMahon (Smoke or Fire) back with solo LP

Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 9:51 a.m.

Records: Joe McMahon (Smoke or Fire) back with solo LP

Joe McMahon, also of Smoke or Fire (Fat Wreck Chords) has announced the release of Another Life next month on Sept 2. The new album ... read more

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Records: Ion Dissonance returns

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 9:22 p.m.

On Nov. 18, Good Fight will release Cast the First Stone from Montral's Ion Dissonance. The band, active 2003-2010, has four previous releases. A new song, "Treading on Thin Ice" is online now: read more

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Tours: The Falcon touring with Kyle Kinane

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 5:17 p.m.

Tours: The Falcon touring with Kyle Kinane

Already touring the US this summer-fall in support of Gather Up the Chaps, The Falcon will pick up comedian Kyle Kinane for several dates beginning in ... read more

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Labels: 6131 signs Suburban Living

Posted Aug. 20, 2016, 4:48 p.m.

Labels: 6131 signs Suburban Living

6131 Records has signed Philadelphia's Suburban Living and will release a new album, Almost Paradise, on Oct. 7. It's the band's second full-length. A new ... read more

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Records: John K. Samson working with Weakerthans members on new solo album

Posted Aug. 20, 2016, 10:24 a.m.

Records: John K. Samson working with Weakerthans members on new solo album

The AV Club is streaming "Postdoc Blues," a song from the forthcoming John K. Samson solo effort Winter Wheat, due on Oct. 21 (Anti- Records). The ... read more

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Tours: Cattle Decapitation in the USA

Posted Aug. 18, 2016, 9:50 p.m.

Tours: Cattle Decapitation in the USA

attle Decapitation has announced a North American tour as well as a run of dates alongside Brujeria later this year in September and October. The ... read more

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Records: Cheap Girls rarities rec

Posted Aug. 17, 2016, 11 p.m.

Records: Cheap Girls rarities rec

Cheap Girls will soon release a rarities and B-sides collection titled God's Ex-Wife, with a release date set for Sept. 16 on Asian Man Records. ... read more

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Videos: Arms Aloft: The Truth Is Out There

Posted Aug. 17, 2016, 9:01 p.m.

Videos: Arms Aloft: The Truth Is Out There

Midwest punks Arms Aloft have debuted the video to "The Truth Is Out There" from their Red Scare debut set for release next month. The ... read more

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Records: Caskitt release title track from Old Fires New Frontier

Posted Aug. 17, 2016, 12:01 p.m.

Records: Caskitt release title track from Old Fires New Frontier

Caskitt are streaming the title track off their new Old Fires New Frontier album, embedded below. Old Fires New Frontier will release on Sept. 16 on ... read more

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Tours: Jeff Rosenstock fall tour

Posted Aug. 16, 2016, 1:48 p.m.

Tours: Jeff Rosenstock fall tour

Jeff Rosenstock has anounced a tour that includes a stopover at Fest 15 this fall. He will be joined on the tour by Hard Girls ... read more

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Bands: OWTH acoustic

Posted Aug. 15, 2016, 10:36 p.m.

Bands: OWTH acoustic

Dying Scene is reporting that Off With Their Heads will release their first new full-length since Home in 2013 (Epitaph Records), which is expected to be released ... read more

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Bands: Lots of True Widow news

Posted Aug. 14, 2016, 9:44 p.m.

True Widow are back in action, with an upcoming new album (Avvolgere, out Sept. 23 on Relapse) and the new "Theurgist" video (below). In addition to the new tunes comes a new tour, starting in October and running 'til just before Thanksgiving.   read more

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MP3s: New Damage Records 2016 Summer Sampler

Posted Aug. 14, 2016, 7:21 p.m.

MP3s: New Damage Records 2016 Summer Sampler

New Damage Records is offering a free sampler for the summer--their second such sampler this season. The compilation, available here, includes songs from Sparrows, Counterparts, ... read more

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Records: Green Day announces new album in October

Posted Aug. 14, 2016, 2:01 p.m.

Records: Green Day announces new album in October

Formed in 1986, Green Day are back in year 30 with a new album titled Revolution Radio--out on October 7 on Reprise Records. The new ... read more

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MP3s: New Big Eyes streaming in full

Posted Aug. 14, 2016, 11:12 a.m.

MP3s: New Big Eyes streaming in full

Stake My Claim, the thrid album from New York's Big Eyes, is streaming in full online in advance of its release next Friday. The album officially ... read more

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MP3s: Hear "Move Like a Ghost" from toyGuitar

Posted Aug. 14, 2016, 10:10 a.m.

MP3s: Hear

toyGuitar is streaming the titular track "Move Like a Ghost" from their upcoming EP of the same name. Featuring Jack Dalrymple (One Man Army, Dead to ... read more

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Records: More Low Culture (Dirtnap)

Posted Aug. 12, 2016, 6:09 p.m.

Records: More Low Culture (Dirtnap)

Low CUlture will soon release their second album on Dirtnap Records on Sept. 9. Titled Places To Hide, its their second full-length after a slew ... read more

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Records: Oakland supergroup Kicker to release next month

Posted Aug. 10, 2016, 5:19 p.m.

Records: Oakland supergroup Kicker to release next month

Kicker, a group of Oakland veterans from bands such as Neurosis, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, and Dystopia--with vocals from Pete the ... read more

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Tours: Sex Stains tour

Posted Aug. 10, 2016, 12:27 p.m.

Tours: Sex Stains tour

Sex Stains, the latest group from ex-Bratmobile vocalist Allison Wolfe releases their self-titled debut next month (Sept. 2, Don Giovanni Records). In support of said ... read more

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Bands: The Dean Ween Group debut (and tour)

Posted Aug. 10, 2016, 9:53 a.m.

The Dean Ween Group will release The Deaner Album offivially on Oct. 21 on ATO Records. Deaner, originally a founding member of Ween, recorded the album at various live stops before finishing it in his studio in Lambertville, NJ. Like Ween and Dean's Moistboyz group, it will be varied stylistically, ... read more

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Records: Return of Implants

Posted Aug. 9, 2016, 5:06 p.m.

Records: Return of Implants

COmprised of members of Strung Out, Face to Face, No Use For A Name, Pulley, and The Tank, melodic punk group Implants will return with a ... read more

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Tours: Noisem tour and recording plans

Posted Aug. 9, 2016, 12:35 p.m.

Tours: Noisem tour and recording plans

Noisem have announced a US tour with Amygdala followed by another tour in Europe with Hierophant and Ringworm. The band, who recently inked with Relapse ... read more

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MP3s: New Multicult later this month, new song today

Posted Aug. 8, 2016, 10:54 p.m.

MP3s: New Multicult later this month, new song today

Baltimore's Multimcult are streaming new song "Fast Leaking Energy" today, a preview of their soon to release Position Remote album that releases on August 19 via ... read more

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MP3s: Rare Breed & Paper + Plastick sampler

Posted Aug. 3, 2016, 9:46 p.m.

MP3s: Rare Breed & Paper + Plastick sampler

Rare Breed, Paper + Plastick and other labels have teamed up for a free summer sampler downloadable here. The 21 song mix includes material from ... read more

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Tours: Mercy Ties joins Birds in Row on US tour

Posted Aug. 3, 2016, 9:35 p.m.

Tours: Mercy Ties joins Birds in Row on US tour

Fresh off the release of Proper Corruption (Glory Kid) earlier this year, Seattle's Mercy Ties will join French hardcore band Birds in Row on a US ... read more

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Bands: Gang of Four live album to come

Posted Aug. 3, 2016, 8:38 p.m.

Bands: Gang of Four live album to come

Gang of Four, who last released What Happens Next in 2015 (Metropolis Records) has announced a newa live album  that captures 14 songs from their storied ... read more

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MP3s: Dino Jr's "Goin Down"

Posted Aug. 2, 2016, 11:11 p.m.

MP3s: Dino Jr's

With a new album titled Give a Glimpse fo What Yer Not set to come out on Friday August 5, the rekindling Dinosaur Jr. are ... read more

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Records: Quite Contrary, Pansy Division

Posted Aug. 2, 2016, 5:56 p.m.

Records: Quite Contrary, Pansy Division

Now 25 years as a band, Pansy Division have announced the Sept. 9 release of their 9th studio album, Quite Contraryon Alternative Tentacles. The band first ... read more

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MP3s: Stream Bouncing Souls' Simplicity

Posted July 31, 2016, 3:55 p.m.

Releaseed on Friday, The Bouncing Souls' latest album (their tenth overall) is streaming now. Named Simplicity, it's the band's first on Rise Records. read more

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Records: Kindling full-length out soon on No Idea

Posted July 31, 2016, 12:54 p.m.

Records: Kindling full-length out soon on No Idea

After the release of EP Galaxies last year on No Idea Records, Kindling will release their debut full-length in a couple weeks on the same label. The ... read more

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Videos: Western Settings acoustic session

Posted July 31, 2016, 11:20 a.m.

Videos: Western Settings acoustic session

Western Settings recently recorded an acoustic session with Punks in Vegas, streaming online here (and embedded after the jump). The San Diego band released Old Pain (La ... read more

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Tours: Cavalera Conspiracy celebrates 20 years of Roots

Posted July 29, 2016, 4:17 p.m.

Tours: Cavalera Conspiracy celebrates 20 years of Roots

Max and Iggor Cavalera have announced the "Return to Roots" tour in celebration of Sepultura's Roots album turning 20 this year. For the tour, the two ... read more

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Records: Light Years announce acoustic EP

Posted July 29, 2016, 2:09 p.m.

Records: Light Years announce acoustic EP

Cleveland's Light Years will release a 4-song acoustic EP this September on Rude Records. The concept gives an unplugged rendition to songs that first appeared ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Bent Life's "Never Asked for Heaven"

Posted July 29, 2016, 9:08 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Bent Life's

Scene Point Blank is pleased to debut the new Never Asked for Heaven from Bent Life, a week before its debut on August 5. The ... read more

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Tours: Retox schedules US tour

Posted July 28, 2016, 11:45 p.m.

Tours: Retox schedules US tour

Come August-September Retox, He Whose Ox is Gored, and Silent will be hitting the road on a US tour.  Retox has been quiet of late as members Justin ... read more

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Records: Bueno streams "Blown Out"

Posted July 28, 2016, 12:38 p.m.

Records: Bueno streams

AdHoc is streaming "Blown Out," a new single from Bueno off their soon to be released album Illuminate Your Room (Exploding in Sound Records/Babe City Records). ... read more

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Bands: Undertones reissues, 40th anniversary

Posted July 28, 2016, 11:37 a.m.

Bands: Undertones reissues, 40th anniversary

Formed in 1976, The Undertones are celebrating their 40th anniversary with the reissue of their first two albums. The Undertones and Hypnotised are both available on ... read more

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Records: More Faith No More reissues in September

Posted July 27, 2016, 11:37 p.m.

Records: More Faith No More reissues in September

On Sept. 9, Rhino Records will reissue both King For a Day...Fool For a Lifetime and Album of the Year, the final two studio albums before Faith ... read more

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Tours: More fall dates for Signals Midwest

Posted July 27, 2016, 10:07 a.m.

Tours: More fall dates for Signals Midwest

Signals Midwest have announced addition tour dates in support of the upcoming At This Age, out Sept. 2 on Tiny Engines. The current list of ... read more

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Records: Outlet returns

Posted July 27, 2016, 8:35 a.m.

Records: Outlet returns

Oulet will soon return with their first new material in 7 years. Titled Memento Mori, the new materal is the first since their Broken Is the ... read more

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Bands: NOFX news, NOFX album

Posted July 23, 2016, 4:08 p.m.

Bands: NOFX news, NOFX album

San Fran punks NOFX are back with a new almub titled First Ditch Effort on Oct. 7, with a European tour booked and a few ... read more

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Bands: Shonen Knife's 35th Anniversary Tour

Posted July 21, 2016, 7:52 p.m.

Bands: Shonen Knife's 35th Anniversary Tour

Shonen Knife are returning for another US tour, this time celebrating their 35th anniversary as a band as well as their Adventure album )Good Charamel Records). The tour ... read more

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Records: New from Big Eyes

Posted July 20, 2016, 3:22 p.m.

Records: New from Big Eyes

Big Eyes have premiered "Stake My Claim," the titular track from their upcoming third full-length. The new album was recorded last winter and released officially ... read more

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Tours: High on Fire join Meshuggah for fall tour

Posted July 20, 2016, 10:40 a.m.

Tours: High on Fire join Meshuggah for fall tour

High on Fire and Meshuggah will tour across North American later this fall with High on Fire in a support role to Swedish juggernauts Meshuggah. ... read more

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Records: Sex Stains (ex-Bratmobile) to release debut on Don Giovanni

Posted July 19, 2016, 11:04 p.m.

Records: Sex Stains (ex-Bratmobile) to release debut on Don Giovanni

Sex Stains, a band featuring Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile), will release a self-titled debut album on Spet. 2 on Don Giovanni Records. Descibed as "inspired by ... read more

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Tours: Kar Bomb + Bad Idols

Posted July 19, 2016, 8:45 p.m.

Karbomb and Bad Idols are touring later this summer across the southern United States. Dates are included below, just after this video ad:   read more

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Records: Against Me to self-release new full-length

Posted July 19, 2016, 6:54 p.m.

Records: Against Me to self-release new full-length

Against Me! will release the new Shape Shift With Me on Sept. 16 via their own Total Treble Records. Featuring 12 new songs, the album ... read more

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Records: Requiem for Hell, MONO's tenth

Posted July 18, 2016, 9:33 p.m.

Records: Requiem for Hell, MONO's tenth

On Oct. 14 Japan's MONO will release their tenth album, Requiem for Hell on Pelagic Records in Europe. The new album follows The Last Dawn/Rays of Darkness, ... read more

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Records: Dogbreth announce tour and new LP

Posted July 18, 2016, 6:12 p.m.

Records: Dogbreth announce tour and new LP

Dogbreth, set to release Second Home on August 5 (Asian Man Records), have announced a complementary summer tour in support of the record. The new song ... read more

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MP3s: Yeesh's Confirmation Bias streams

Posted July 16, 2016, 9:45 a.m.

MP3s: Yeesh's Confirmation Bias streams

The AV Club is streaming Confirmation Bias, the second LP from Chicago trio Yeesh. Out on July 22 via Tiny Engines, it follows the band's 2015 ... read more

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MP3s: Sims releases new non-album song

Posted July 15, 2016, 3:21 p.m.

MP3s: Sims releases new non-album song

Doomtree rapper Sims has released the new track "Triple Sixes," noted by Flood as a non-album track, though the Minneapolis rapper will be releasing a ... read more

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Tours: PUP tours North America

Posted July 13, 2016, 10:21 p.m.

Tours: PUP tours North America

SideOneDummy's PUP have announced a headlining tour of the United States and Canada, including tonight--right now--at BLuesfest in Ottawa before setting off in Cleveland on ... read more

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Tours: Caspian and The Appleseed Cast announce tour

Posted July 12, 2016, 8:41 p.m.

Tours: Caspian and The Appleseed Cast announce tour

In October and November, Caspian are undertaking a final tour in support of their 2015 album Dust and Disquiey. The band will be joined on the ... read more

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MP3s: Was from Meek Is Murder

Posted July 12, 2016, 7:23 p.m.

MP3s: Was from Meek Is Murder

The new album from Meek Is Murder, Was, is streaming at Decibel. THe album is the band's fourth full-length and was produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails) and mastered ... read more

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Bands: New from Mark Sultan

Posted July 11, 2016, 9:38 a.m.

Bands: New from Mark Sultan

Mark Sultan, aka BBQ, has a new solo record coming out. Released under the name BBQ, the record is called Mark Sultan and is his first ... read more

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Records: New song, Newmoon, new record, Space

Posted July 10, 2016, 3:50 p.m.

Records: New song, Newmoon, new record, Space

Shoegazers Newmoon have released the song "Heads of Stone" (below) off their upcoming album. Space. Featuring former members of Midnight Souls, the band will release Space this ... read more

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Labels: Stick To Your Guns joins Pure Noise

Posted July 8, 2016, 2:44 p.m.

Labels: Stick To Your Guns joins Pure Noise

Pure Noise Records has added California Bay Area band Stick To Your Guns to their label roster. Formed in 2003 and having most recently released Disobedient ... read more

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Records: Infamous Gehenna and Bleach Everything plan split

Posted July 7, 2016, 3:13 p.m.

Records: Infamous Gehenna and Bleach Everything plan split

The Infamous Gehenna and Bleach Everything will release a split 7" titled Heavy Metal Suicide later this year, on August 5 via Magic Bullet Records. ... read more

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Records: Western Settings release covers and acoustic EP

Posted July 7, 2016, 11:45 a.m.

Records: Western Settings release covers and acoustic EP

Fresh off new album Old Pains, Western Settings have released the WS EP with three acoustic covers or their own work, three 8-bit remixes, and two ... read more

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MP3s: New Harvey Pekar song debuts

Posted July 6, 2016, 9:22 p.m.

Getting set for the August 12 release of The Astral We, Cleveland's Havery Pekar have released the song "Crystal Starlings." The record itself will be issued on Little Heart Records with an August 13 release show scheduled with All Dinosaurs, Analog Fantom, Seeress, and Cringe. All Dinosaurs, Analog Fantom, Seeress, and ... read more

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Videos: Brendan Kelly acoustic (The Falcon, Wandering Birds)

Posted July 6, 2016, 7:03 p.m.

Videos: Brendan Kelly acoustic (The Falcon, Wandering Birds)

Punks in Vegas is streaming video of a recent 3-song set from The Falcon's lead vocalist Brendan Kelly (also of The Lawrence Arms, and Brendan Kelly ... read more

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Tours: Somos on tour with Free Throw and High Waisted

Posted July 6, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

Tours: Somos on tour with Free Throw and High Waisted

Somos will be touring this August and September, including stops at Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver. Other dates will be played with Free Throw ... read more

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Labels: Relapse signs Integrity

Posted July 6, 2016, 9:47 a.m.

Labels: Relapse signs Integrity

Integrity have joined forces with Relapse Records for their upcoming 12th full-length, set for a 2017 release. The band, originally formed in 1988, released the ... read more

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Tours: Power Trip Life & Death

Posted July 5, 2016, 9:35 p.m.

Tours: Power Trip Life & Death

The Life & Death Tour with Power Trip, Terror, Harms Way, and more begins in tomorrow in Chicago and runs through July. Check out a ... read more

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Records: Withdrawal full-length to come on Escapist

Posted July 5, 2016, 9:09 p.m.

Records: Withdrawal full-length to come on Escapist

Winnipeg's Withdrawal will release their debut full-length LP later this year on Escapist Records. Titled Never, the album will be released in late fall on ... read more

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Tours: Radioactivity UK

Posted July 4, 2016, 10:35 a.m.

Tours: Radioactivity UK

Dirtnap artists Radioactivity have scheduled a short UK tour for the end of July. The band, featuring Jeff Burke (The Novice, Marked Men), also includes ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Dusteaters' Transhumanism

Posted July 3, 2016, 2:33 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Dusteaters' Transhumanism

Scene Point Blank's featured July stream is an EP from Dusteaters, Transhumanism. Released on cassette on June 13 (Hip Kid Records), the Tokyo-based band play ... read more

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Tours: Swans US tour

Posted July 3, 2016, 2:13 p.m.

Tours: Swans US tour

Fresh off The Glowing Man, Swans have announced a US tour with the following line-up: Michael Gira - guitar, voice (original Swans); Norman Westberg - ... read more

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MP3s: Inter Arma streams Paradise Gallows at NPR

Posted June 30, 2016, 2:28 p.m.

MP3s: Inter Arma streams Paradise Gallows at NPR

NPR is hosting a full stream of Inter Arma's new album Paradise Gallows on Relapse Records. The album officially release on July 8 on CD/2xLP/Digital and will ... read more

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Records: Nomad Stones (ex Cave In)

Posted June 30, 2016, 12:42 p.m.

Records: Nomad Stones (ex Cave In)

Power trio Nomad Stones, feat ex-members of Cave In), have announced an upcoming self-titled album to come out on Aug. 5 on Brutal Panda Records. ... read more

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Records: AJJ and The Bible 2

Posted June 29, 2016, 4:15 p.m.

Records: AJJ and The Bible 2

Phoenix, AZ band AJJ, formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad, have announced the release date of The Bible 2, their first album under the new abbreviated moniker. ... read more

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MP3s: Signals Midwest release new song

Posted June 29, 2016, 10:31 a.m.

MP3s: Signals Midwest release new song

With the new At This Age set for release on Sept. 2 (Tiny Engines), Signals Midwest have released a new teaser track from the upcoming album. ... read more

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Labels: Red Scare new signees

Posted June 29, 2016, 9:07 a.m.

Labels: Red Scare new signees

Red Scare Industries has announced three new bands on their roster: Arms Aloft, Good Friend, and MakeWar. No release dates are set, but the label ... read more

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Records: New song from Asphalt Graves

Posted June 28, 2016, 9:33 p.m.

Records: New song from Asphalt Graves

Playing death-grind, Asphalt Graves will release their debut album on July 8 on Vitriol Records. Titled The New Primitive, the title track is streaming now ... read more

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Records: The Mahones to release 25 Years of Irish Punk greatest hits

Posted June 28, 2016, 9:23 p.m.

Records: The Mahones to release 25 Years of Irish Punk greatest hits

The Very Best: 25 Years Of Irish Punk will be released on August 26, collecting 21 songs from The Mahones to commemoroate the band's sivler ... read more

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Bands: New Neurosis in September

Posted June 27, 2016, 9:54 a.m.

Bands: New Neurosis in September

Thirty-five years in, Neurosis have announced the release of Fires Within Fires coming on Sept. 23 on Neurot Recordings. The album will be pre-dated by ... read more

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Records: Steve Adamyk Band announce Graceland

Posted June 26, 2016, 9:25 p.m.

Records: Steve Adamyk Band announce Graceland

Steve Adamyk Band will soon release a new LP on July 29. Titled Graceland, the record will be issued by Dirtnap Records. read more

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Labels: Noisem join Relapse

Posted June 26, 2016, 10:38 a.m.

Labels: Noisem join Relapse

Relapse Records has announced that Baltimore's Noisem has joined the roster and will beging work on their third full-length and first for their own label. ... read more

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Shows: Burger Boogaloo 2016 schedule

Posted June 26, 2016, 10:04 a.m.

Shows: Burger Boogaloo 2016 schedule

Hosted by John Waters and featuring meet and greets with Traci Lords and Tony Clifton, the annual Burger Records Oakland, CA soiree Burger Boogaloo has ... read more

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Tours: Yob and Black Cobra in Europe this fall

Posted June 25, 2016, 8:37 p.m.

Tours: Yob and Black Cobra in Europe this fall

In September Yob will return to Europe on tour with Black Coba. The band last released Clearing the Path To Ascend. read more

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Records: New song from Bouncing Souls

Posted June 25, 2016, 10:18 a.m.

Records: New song from Bouncing Souls

The BOuncing Souls released the song "Up To Us" from their soon to be released Simplicity, out on July 29 (Rise Records). Produced by John Seymour ... read more

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Shows: Incubate Sept 2016 announces first bands

Posted June 23, 2016, 9:35 a.m.

Shows: Incubate Sept 2016 announces first bands

Scheduled for Sept. 8-11 in Tilburg, Netherlands, INcubate September 2016 has announced the first bands of waves eto play the thrice-annual festival. Highlights include Yob, ... read more

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MP3s: Bottomfeeder release a song off upcoming EP

Posted June 21, 2016, 11:10 p.m.

MP3s: Bottomfeeder release a song off upcoming EP

The first song to be unveiled from Bottomfeeder's debut EP on Good Fight Entertaiment is now streaming at Alternative Press.  Titled Sink to the Depths, the record ... read more

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Bands: New Riverboat Gamblers single

Posted June 21, 2016, 10:20 p.m.

Bands: New Riverboat Gamblers single

The Riverboat Gamblers are continuing their single series that features original A-side recordings coupled with b-side covers. This edition released tomorrow with the new song ... read more

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MP3s: Direct Hit! strearms new record

Posted June 21, 2016, 3:36 p.m.

MP3s: Direct Hit! strearms new record

Fat Wreck's latest signees (or at least one of them) is streaming their new full-length Wasted Mind at Uproxx. The record is officialy out on Friday ... read more

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Bands: Anti-Flag Amnesty International Benefit EP

Posted June 20, 2016, 11:53 a.m.

Bands: Anti-Flag Amnesty International Benefit EP

Anti-Flag are releasing a live EP recorded at Supersense Wien in Vienna, Italy in 2015. It will be released digitally on June 24. The EP includes 5 ... read more

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Labels: Infinity Cat Cassette Series, 3rd round

Posted June 18, 2016, 8:20 p.m.

Labels: Infinity Cat Cassette Series, 3rd round

Infinity Cat will soon kick off their third year of their Cassette Series, a one year subscription model where a limited edition cassette is mailed ... read more

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Records: Drunken Sailor reissues Broccoli

Posted June 18, 2016, 7:28 p.m.

Records: Drunken Sailor reissues Broccoli

Drunken Sailor Records have reissued Home from Broccoli, first released in 1998 on Rugger Bugger Records. The Scottish band was a DIY mainstain in the early 1990s, ... read more

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MP3s: Hear the Drunk Couples

Posted June 15, 2016, 11:05 p.m.

MP3s: Hear the Drunk Couples

Formed in 2014 and featuring former members of post-rock Gifts From Enola, punk'n'rollers Drunk Couples are streaming their debut LP Blasted! at PureVolume. The record itself comes ... read more

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Records: EP from Year of Glad, today's sale to benefit Orlando victims

Posted June 15, 2016, 2:35 p.m.

Records: EP from Year of Glad, today's sale to benefit Orlando victims

Philadelhpia's Year of Glad, featuring members of Thin Lips and Mike Bell & The Movies, are streaming and offering pre-orders on their soon to be ... read more

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Shows: Awesome Fest continues adding bands

Posted June 15, 2016, 12:02 p.m.

Shows: Awesome Fest continues adding bands

Taking place this Sept. 2-4 in San Diego, Awesome Fest has unleashed more bands to play at the three day $50-65 festival of DIY punk bands. ... read more

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Records: Horseback's Dead Ringers

Posted June 14, 2016, 8:35 p.m.

On August 12, Dead Ringers will unveil new album Dead Ringersto the world via Relapse Records. In the meantime, they've premiered "Shape of the One Thing," below. The new album will be released digitally as well as on CD and double LP. read more

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Labels: Yeesh sign to Tiny Engines

Posted June 14, 2016, 2:33 p.m.

Labels: Yeesh sign to Tiny Engines

Yeesh will soon release the new Confirmation Bias LP/CD on Tiny Engines. It's the band's second album and their first for Tiny Engines. Calling Chicago home, ... read more

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Shows: Amplifest 2016 lineup includes Neurosis and more

Posted June 13, 2016, 1:36 p.m.

Shows: Amplifest 2016 lineup includes Neurosis and more

The full line-up for Amplifest 6, in Porto, Portugal, has been announced. The festival includes Neurosis, Mono, Minsk, Prurient, Downfall of Gaia, Kayo Dot, and ... read more

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Bands: Bad Sports are busy

Posted June 13, 2016, 1:18 p.m.

Bands: Bad Sports are busy

Bad Sports have announced two tours, a US tour taking place now followed by dates across Europe this September. The band has also announced a ... read more

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Bands: Stream Pkew Pkew Pkew, catch them with Pup

Posted June 12, 2016, 10:21 p.m.

Bands: Stream Pkew Pkew Pkew, catch them with Pup

Pkew Pkew Pkew, who just released a self-titled album on June 10 on Royal Mountain, are hitting the road with SideOneDummy's Pup for a summer ... read more

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Bands: The formation of Mountaineer

Posted June 10, 2016, 1:25 p.m.

Bands: The formation of Mountaineer

Mountaineer has sprung in California, a group comprised of former and current members of Lycus, Lament Cityscape, Secrets of the Sky, and more. The band ... read more

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Bands: Milemarker returning with new album

Posted June 10, 2016, 1:01 p.m.

Bands: Milemarker returning with new album

Milemarker have announced a new album, their first in 11 years that will come in conjunction with their first US tour in 8 years. The ... read more

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Labels: Southern Lord adds Kohti Tuhoa

Posted June 9, 2016, 10:38 p.m.

Labels: Southern Lord adds Kohti Tuhoa

Helsinki hardcore band Kohti Tuhoa has joined Southern Lord and will release their debut full-length on Jul y29 digitally as well as on LP and ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Andre Williams' I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City

Posted June 3, 2016, 11:38 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Andre Williams' I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City

Out on June 3, Scene Point Blank is featuring I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City from the 79 years young Andre Williams this month, released courtesy ... read more

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Tours: Hope Drone and Downfall of Gaia in Europe

Posted June 2, 2016, 9:53 p.m.

Tours: Hope Drone and Downfall of Gaia in Europe

Hope Drone, playing two dates with Deafheaven this week in Australia, will set off for a European tour with Downfall Of Gaia this August. The ... read more

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Records: Faith No More to reissue We Care A Lot

Posted June 2, 2016, 6:52 p.m.

Records: Faith No More to reissue We Care A Lot

Faith No More's debut album We Care A Lot, originally released in 1985, will be reissued on August 19 via Koolarrow Records with new mixes, demos ... read more

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Records: New Ringworm album and video

Posted June 2, 2016, 10:33 a.m.

Ringworm will soon release their 8th album, Snake Church, coming as 12 tracks over 30 violent minutes. The new LP is scheduled for a release of July 29 on Relapse Records on all major format. In the meantime, they've released the title track in a video here:   read more

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MP3s: Listen to Melvins' Basses Loaded

Posted June 2, 2016, 9:24 a.m.

MP3s: Listen to Melvins' Basses Loaded

With new album Basses Loaded out tomorrow on Ipecac, the Melvins are streaming the new bass and baseball themed record at MLB.com. Shortly after the release, ... read more

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Records: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds plan Skeleton Tree

Posted June 2, 2016, 8:46 a.m.

Records: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds plan Skeleton Tree

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will drop a new release, their 16th studio album overall, on Sept. 9. Titled Skeleton Tree, the new album ... read more

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Records: Get Dead this July

Posted May 26, 2016, 8:27 p.m.

Records: Get Dead this July

On July 29, Fat Wreck Chords will unveil a new Get Dead offering to the world, a full-length titled Honestly Lives Elsewhere. Later in the year ... read more

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Labels: Relapse signs The Obsessed

Posted May 26, 2016, 6:03 p.m.

Labels: Relapse signs The Obsessed

A reformed The Obsessed, originally founded in 1976 by Scott "Wino" Weinrich, have signed to Relapse Records for a new album and will also be ... read more

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Records: New Iskra in July

Posted May 26, 2016, 1:01 p.m.

Records: New Iskra in July

Canadian black metalists Iskra have announced Ruins, their latest LP, will release on July 1 via Southern Lord. Pulling from a metallic crust influence, the ... read more

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Site News: SPB & Coin Toss Records giveaway!

Posted May 26, 2016, 9:37 a.m.

Site News: SPB & Coin Toss Records giveaway!

Scene Point Blank is pleased to work with Coin Toss Records on a new giveaway that features the entire label catalog, #s 1-8. That includes the ... read more

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Bands: New Dinosaur Jr out in August

Posted May 25, 2016, 8:16 p.m.

Bands: New Dinosaur Jr out in August

Dinosaur Jr. will be releaseing a new album on August 5. The new record continues with the original line-up of the band, reunited since 2005. ... read more

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Tours: Seagulls tour

Posted May 25, 2016, 2:42 p.m.

Tours: Seagulls tour

Atlanta's Seagulls are hitting the road this summer along the US East Coast. The banbd's newest release is a split with Athens' Karbomb, out on ... read more

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Tours: Tourtime with Mikey Erg

Posted May 25, 2016, 10:31 a.m.

Ever busy Mikey Erg, formerly of The Ergs!, has scheduled a summer tour in support of his debut solo album, Tentative Decisions, which comes out on June 24 (Don Giovanni Records). Erg will bejoined on tour by labelmates Worriers, and The Falcon, The Copyrights, and Sam Russo on select other ... read more

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Tours: English Beat hit the road

Posted May 25, 2016, 9:27 a.m.

Tours: English Beat hit the road

English Beat are touring the US this summer, joined on various dates by Soul Asylum, B-52s, Culture Club, Squeeze, and UB40.   Dates and supporting ... read more

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Records: ???? (PARANOID) to release on Southern Lord

Posted May 23, 2016, 10:07 p.m.

Records: ???? (PARANOID) to release on Southern Lord

Southern Lord is set to release a brand new record from Sweden's ???? (PARANOID), Satyagraha, on June 10 (CD) and July 1 (LP). The band is also ... read more

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Music News: Ben Snakepit's Manor Threat

Posted May 23, 2016, 9:30 p.m.

Music News: Ben Snakepit's Manor Threat

Ben Snakepit, who has played in bands such as J Church, The Sword, and Ghost Knife, will soon release a 288 page book compiling his ... read more

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Records: New from Sunset Shipwrecks (ex-American Steel)

Posted May 23, 2016, 5:23 p.m.

Sunset Shipwrecks have shared a new track from their upcoming debut, "Your Love Keeps Me Whole." Featuring American Sttel alums Ryan and Scott, the band takes a stylistic turn on their debut album, Community, which comes out on May 27 on Lugosi Records. Kevin Army (Lookout Records) handled production duties on ... read more

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MP3s: Punk Rock Bowling 2016 Vegas sampler

Posted May 23, 2016, 11:31 a.m.

MP3s: Punk Rock Bowling 2016 Vegas sampler

Punks in Vegas and SquidHat Records have joined forces with Punk Rock Bowling for a 2016 sampler in preview of the Memorial Day Weekend festival in Las ... read more

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Records: New Sarabante out next month

Posted May 20, 2016, 8:56 a.m.

Records: New Sarabante out next month

Hardcore group Sarabante has released "Mass Grave" in advance on their new album, Poisonous Legacy, which releases on June 01 via Southern Lord. The album is ... read more

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Tours: DK UK 2016

Posted May 19, 2016, 8:32 p.m.

Tours: DK UK 2016

Dead Kennedys have announced a set of UK dates later this year. The touring line-up will include East Bay Ray (guitar), Klaus Flouride (bass), DH Peligro ... read more

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Records: Mikey Erg finally releasing solo record

Posted May 18, 2016, 2 p.m.

Records: Mikey Erg finally releasing solo record

Mikey Erg will be releasing his first proper solo album, Tentative Decisions, on June 24 on Don Giovanni Records. The former singer/drummer of pop punkers The ... read more

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Labels: Okkultokrati join Southern Lord

Posted May 15, 2016, 11:35 a.m.

Labels: Okkultokrati join Southern Lord

Norwegian punk/hardcore grou Okkultokrati have signed with Southern Lord Recordings and will begin work on their first release for the label and their fourth overall. The ... read more

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Bands: Scour supergroup

Posted May 12, 2016, 1:59 p.m.

Bands: Scour supergroup

A new group, Scour, has formed with Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint etc.), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Continuum, ... read more

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Records: Blowout debut in August

Posted May 11, 2016, 6:55 p.m.

Records: Blowout debut in August

Lauren Records and Making New Enemies will release the debut LP from Blowout on August 5. Titled No Beer, No Dad, it is the first full-length ... read more

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Records: Boris Pink deluxe reissue

Posted May 11, 2016, 3:13 p.m.

Records: Boris Pink deluxe reissue

With a coming summer tour that will feature Boris playing Pink in its entirety, the Japanese trio has announced a deluxe reissue of the record ... read more

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Tours: Exalt to tour US in July

Posted May 11, 2016, 1:25 p.m.

Tours: Exalt to tour US in July

Exalt have announced a US tour with Dark Sermon this July. The hardcore band from Kitchener, Ontario will also release their third album later this ... read more

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Tours: Slayer, Anthrax, and Death Angel tour

Posted May 11, 2016, 9:58 a.m.

Tours: Slayer, Anthrax, and Death Angel tour

Slayer, Anthrax, and Death Angel willj oin forces for a metal juggernaut tour in Seeptember-October of 2016, crossing North America over 7 weeks. Confirmed dates ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Go White Bronco - Population: Ghost Town

Posted May 5, 2016, 9:39 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Go White Bronco - Population: Ghost Town

Scene Point Blank is premiering Population: Ghost Town, the first full-length from longtime Long Island collaborative group Go White Bronco. The new record is set to ... read more

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Labels: A Lovely Crisis on A-F Records

Posted May 4, 2016, 8:48 p.m.

Labels: A Lovely Crisis on A-F Records

A-F Records have signed Pirrsburgh's A Lovely Crisis, who will release the Where Do You Stand? album on June 3 via the label. The new reocrd ... read more

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Records: Meek Is Murder complete recording

Posted May 4, 2016, 2:04 p.m.

Records: Meek Is Murder complete recording

Brooklyn's Meek Is Murder recently completed recording their next album, Was. Recorded with Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio, the band is now preparing for a European ... read more

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Shows: Analog-A-Go-Go 2016

Posted April 28, 2016, 10:54 p.m.

Shows: Analog-A-Go-Go 2016

Dogfish Head Brewing has announced Analog-A-Go-Go 2016. Now in its 6th year, the music and beer festival will take place on Sept. 17 near Wilmington, DE with ... read more

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Bands: Summer Cannibals debut a new song

Posted April 27, 2016, 6:26 p.m.

Currently on tour with The Termals, Summer Cannibals have announced the release of Full Of It coming on May 27 through Kill Rock Stars label. The band, who have two previous releases--including last year's Show Us Your Mind (New Moss Records)--debuted new track "Simple Life" from the new LP.  Full Of It by ... read more

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Tours: Touring Purgatory

Posted April 27, 2016, 4:49 p.m.

Tours: Touring Purgatory

Purgatory will embark on a two week run this summer with support from Heavens Die (select dates), covering the US southeast, east coast, and Midwest, ... read more

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Labels: New from Drunken Sailor

Posted April 22, 2016, 10:01 p.m.

Labels: New from Drunken Sailor

Drunken Sailor has three new releasees coming out in the near future: a split 7" from No Ditching and Baby Ghosts, new Spokenest LP Gone, Gone, ... read more

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Records: New Psalm Zero this July

Posted April 20, 2016, 8:10 p.m.

Records: New Psalm Zero this July

On July 15 Profound Lore will be releasing the second album from New York's Psalm Zero, Stranger to Violence. The cinematic group last released The Drain in ... read more

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Labels: Masked Intruder join Pure Noise

Posted April 20, 2016, 6:35 p.m.

Labels: Masked Intruder join Pure Noise

Masked Intruder, set to release a new EP this July during their run ont he 2016 Warped Tour, have joined Pure Noise Records. The masked band ... read more

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Labels: New Martha (Dirtnap)

Posted April 20, 2016, 4 p.m.

Labels: New Martha (Dirtnap)

Dirtnap Records will be releasing the second album from Martha on July 8. Titled Blisters in the Pit of My Heart, the new album releases on ... read more

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Records: Upcoming from Lady Bones

Posted April 20, 2016, 3:23 p.m.

Records: Upcoming from Lady Bones

Boston's Lady Bones have announced a new EP, Terse, set for April 29 release on Midnight Werewolf Records. The band first formed in 2011 and have a ... read more

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Bands: Old Wounds adds second guitarist, set for Warped

Posted April 20, 2016, 3:04 p.m.

Bands: Old Wounds adds second guitarist, set for Warped

New Jersey's Old Wounds have anounced Matt Guyre has joined the band as a second guitartist, increasing them to a quartet instead of a trio. ... read more

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Shows: Roadburn 2017 dates

Posted April 20, 2016, 11:54 a.m.

Shows: Roadburn 2017 dates

Fresh off 2016's festival that includes sets from Neurosis, Converge, Cult of Luna, Paradise Lost, and dozens more, Roadburn Festival has set aside the dates of ... read more

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Bands: Coercion96 back in action

Posted April 20, 2016, 11 a.m.

Formed in 1996 by current and former members of Good Riddance, Fury 66, and The Lonely Kings, punk-metal hybrid Coercion96 have entered the studio to record a new EP, tentatively titled Exit Wounds. At 4 songs, the new EP is being recorded by Tony Palermo (Papa Roach) and produced by ... read more

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Shows: Southwest Terror Fest V schedule

Posted April 19, 2016, 8:37 p.m.

Shows: Southwest Terror Fest V schedule

The full line-up and schedule for Southwest Trror Fest V has been unveiled (below). The Tucson, AZ event takes place Oct. 20-23 and includes sets ... read more

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MP3s: New from Wince

Posted April 17, 2016, 1:33 p.m.

MP3s: New from Wince

Wince (ex Sheds and Stickup Kid) have debuted the new song "Bottom of the Barrel" from their upcoming May EP Media Prayer, to be released ... read more

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Records: Useless ID Ramones tribute out May 6

Posted April 17, 2016, 1:17 p.m.

With 2016 marking both the 15 year anniversary of Jey Ramone's passing and the 40th anniversary of their debut album, Useless ID will release a tribute 7" to the band on May 6 titled We Don't Want the Airwaves (Fat Wreck Chords). The band will release a new full-length later ... read more

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Bands: Gone Is Gone forms (ATDI, QOTSA, Mastodon)

Posted April 16, 2016, 1:40 p.m.

Bands: Gone Is Gone forms (ATDI, QOTSA, Mastodon)

In effort to further abuse the term "supergroup," Tony Hajjar (At The Drive In), Mike Zarin, Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens Of The Stone Age), and ... read more

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MP3s: Hesitation Wounds releases song

Posted April 16, 2016, 10:40 a.m.

MP3s: Hesitation Wounds releases song

Hesitation Wounds, whose debut will release on May 27 via 6131 Records, has unearthed new song "Guthrie" at Substream. The record is titled Awake for Everything. ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Power Take Off and Multicult split

Posted April 14, 2016, 8:52 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Power Take Off and Multicult split

Check out our new featured stream, a split EP from Power Take Off (Concord, MN) and Multicult (Baltimore, MD). The new 7” includes 3 songs ... read more

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MP3s: The Philistines premiere "A Twitch of the Death Nerve"

Posted April 10, 2016, 4:45 p.m.

MP3s: The Philistines premiere

Kansas City's pysch rock band The Philistines have debuted new song "A Twitch of the Death Nerve" from their upcoming May debut, The Backbone of ... read more

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Records: Swans busy in 2016 with new album and tours

Posted April 7, 2016, 6:19 p.m.

Records: Swans busy in 2016 with new album and tours

On June 17, Swans return with the new The Glowing Man on Young God/Mute (outside N America). The new record from the longtime noise masters will ... read more

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MP3s: Tenement's Bruised Music Vol. 2

Posted April 7, 2016, 3:38 p.m.

MP3s: Tenement's Bruised Music Vol. 2

Tenement's Bruised Music Vol. 2, out tomorrow on Toxic Pop/Grave Mistake, is streaming online at Nerdist. In addition to scattered Midwest shows in their near future, ... read more

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Labels: RSD16: Yep Roc

Posted April 7, 2016, 10:48 a.m.

Labels: RSD16: Yep Roc

Yep Roc Records has announced their 2016 Record Store Day titles, which will be available in select stores on April 16. Confirmed releases include The ... read more

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Records: Cecil Otter returns with new EP, Dear Echo

Posted April 6, 2016, 7:54 p.m.

Records: Cecil Otter returns with new EP, Dear Echo

On April 1 Doomtree's Cecil Otter released a new digital EP, Dear Echo, with 3 new tracks and 3 partner instrumentals. Otter, whose last solo release was ... read more

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Labels: No Sun and Mayfly Records

Posted April 6, 2016, 10:23 a.m.

Labels: No Sun and Mayfly Records

Mayfly Records will release the first full-length this summer from Salt Lake City's No Sun. No Sun, an alternative/shoegaze act, was formed by Jordon Stran (Fever Dreams) ... read more

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Labels: Faye join Tiny Engines

Posted April 5, 2016, 6:58 p.m.

Labels: Faye join Tiny Engines

Tiny Engines will release the debut EP from Faye of Charlotte, NC this May 13 on cassette and digitally. The band's single "Chow Chow" from ... read more

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Records: Red Scare Industries, Direct Hit!, The Brokedowns for RSD16

Posted April 4, 2016, 8:53 p.m.

Records: Red Scare Industries, Direct Hit!, The Brokedowns for RSD16

This April 16, also known as Record Store Day, recent Fat Wreck signees Direct Hit! will pair with Elgin, IL's The Brokedowns for a new ... read more

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Tours: The Good Life on tour with Speedy Ortiz

Posted April 4, 2016, 8:09 p.m.

Tours: The Good Life on tour with Speedy Ortiz

Starting in May and June, The Good Life will hit the rorad in a co-headlining tour with Speedy Ortiz. The Good Life returned to action ... read more

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Labels: Anchorless adds Your Loss

Posted April 3, 2016, 9:21 p.m.

Labels: Anchorless adds Your Loss

Fort Collins, CO's Your Loss has signed with Anchorless Records for a new album, their debut, which will be titled Midlife Crisis Tropical Vacation. The ... read more

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Tours: SUNN O))) in SE US

Posted March 31, 2016, 9:07 p.m.

Tours: SUNN O))) in SE US

SUNN O))) has announced a southeastern US tour that starts this Saturday at Big Ears Fest in Knoxville, TN. The band, who recently returned stateside ... read more

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Videos: The Damned documentary

Posted March 31, 2016, 4 p.m.

Videos: The Damned documentary

The Damned's authorized documentary Don't You WIsh That We Were Dead will be released on DVD on May 20, preceded by several screenings across North America. ... read more

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Videos: "Beach Buns" from Cloroform

Posted March 31, 2016, 11:17 a.m.

After nearly a decade of downtime between albums, Cloroform returned on March 11 with the release of Grrr (Ipecac Recordings). Featuring John Erik Kaada, (Kaada/Patton), Børge Fjordheim (Sivert Høyem), and Øyvind Storesund (ex- Kaizers Orchestra) the musicians come together to strip down genre and structure while maintaining energetic rock. Scene Point ... read more

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Records: New Pup on May 27

Posted March 30, 2016, 1:19 p.m.

Records: New Pup on May 27

Pup is set to release new album The Dream Is Over on May 27 via SideOneDummy. The Toronto band will be on tour throughout much of ... read more

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Labels: Direct Hit! join Fat Wreck Chords

Posted March 30, 2016, 12:05 p.m.

Labels: Direct Hit! join Fat Wreck Chords

Milwaukee pop-punks Direct Hit! have joined forces with Fat Wreck Chords for their upcoming new album later this summer. The band formed in 2007 and ... read more

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Tours: Three Man Canon tour

Posted March 28, 2016, 2:37 p.m.

Tours: Three Man Canon tour

Three Man Cannon have announced a US tour to immediately follow their jaunt in Europe this spring. The band last released Will I Know You ... read more

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Records: The end of Weekend Nachos

Posted March 27, 2016, 9:29 p.m.

Records: The end of Weekend Nachos

Chicago's Weekend Nachos have announced that along with the release of their upcoming Apology album, the band will call it a day. The record will release ... read more

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MP3s: Cvlt Nation goes DK

Posted March 27, 2016, 7:36 p.m.

MP3s: Cvlt Nation goes DK

In Cvlt Nation's 10th installment of their covers compilation series, they're streaming a 15 band track by track cover of Dead Kennedys' classic Fresh Fruit for ... read more

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MP3s: Atmosphere "Trying To Fly"

Posted March 25, 2016, 10:38 a.m.

Atmosphere have released a new track feat. Eric Mayson titled "Trying to Fly." The new song comes shortly before the dup hits the road for a few shows in California and Colorado, as well as dates at festivales such as Sweetwater 420, Grizzle, and Soundset.   read more

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Records: Tenement rare tracks comp, vol 2

Posted March 25, 2016, 8:52 a.m.

Records: Tenement rare tracks comp, vol 2

Tenement are prepping for the release of Bruised Music Vol. 2, their ssecond collection of rare tracks which will be released on April 8. Vol.2 ... read more

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MP3s: Full of Hell and The Body collab now streaming

Posted March 23, 2016, 8:54 p.m.

MP3s: Full of Hell and The Body collab now streaming

Decibel is streaming One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache in its entirety, two day s prior to its official release on Neurot on March ... read more

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Obituaries: Phife Dawg reportedly passes away

Posted March 23, 2016, 4:17 p.m.

A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg reportedly died at the age of 45. Self-dubbed as "the Funky Diabetic," Phife has been battling health issues, including diabetes, for several years and received a kidney transplant in 2008. Born Malik Isaac Taylor in 1970, he is a founding member of the seminal hip-hop ... read more

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Tours: Warped Tour 2016

Posted March 23, 2016, 11:50 a.m.

Tours: Warped Tour 2016

The full line-up and schedule for Vans Warped Tour 2016 has been announced. Now in its 22nd round, this years traveling festival includes New Found ... read more

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Records: SPB premiere: Lower Automation's Maps

Posted March 23, 2016, 10:37 a.m.

Officially out on April 1, Scene Point Blank today is introducing the debut EP from Chicago noise-mathcore-hyphen-punks Lower Automation, a three-piece born of the ashes of Counterfeit i. The new EP, Maps, is self-released by the band and merges layed and angular rock within melodic structures. But why fill the screen ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Junkyards, Battery Acid" from Boilerman

Posted March 21, 2016, 10:28 a.m.

Chicago punks Boilerman are back with a new full-length coming out on May 6 courtesy of 86d Records titled Feel Ways About Stuff. Scene Point Blank is excited to debut the album’s final jam, “Junkyards, Battery Acid.” The 13 song LP is the band’s second full-length and is joined in ... read more

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Records: Har Mar Superstar back with Best Summer Ever

Posted March 20, 2016, 11:51 a.m.

Har Mar Superstar returns on April 15 with Best Summer Ever, a new LP from the Los Angeles/Minneapolis based singer. Har Mar Superstar will be touring in support of the album with a full 6-piece band complete with horn section later this year. read more

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MP3s: Dead Cross (ex The Locust & Slayer) releases song

Posted March 20, 2016, 11:35 a.m.

MP3s: Dead Cross (ex The Locust & Slayer) releases song

Dead Cross have rolled out a new song, "We'll Sleep When They're Dead," via Rolling Stone. The band features members of The Locust, Retox, and ... read more

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Records: Less Than Jake's Live from Astoria

Posted March 18, 2016, 10:27 a.m.

Records: Less Than Jake's Live from Astoria

Less tHan Jake will release a new 21-track live LP on April 29. Titled Live from Astoria, the record is released on Sleep It Off ... read more

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Records: La Dispute special vinyl for RSD2016

Posted March 17, 2016, 2:41 p.m.

La Dispute will be releasing the soundtrack to their documentary Tiny Dots this Record Store Day, April 16. The soundtrack will be released on vinyl and also sold digitally. The track "C" is streaming below. La Dispute last released Rooms of the House in 2014. Tiny Dots is available on Vimeo. read more

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MP3s: Nonpareil debut a new song from upcoming EP

Posted March 16, 2016, 7:26 p.m.

MP3s: Nonpareil debut a new song from upcoming EP

Nonpareil, a new noise rock effort featuring Connor Woods (ex- Abigail Williams), has debuted the song "Yuan Xing Jianyu" at Exclaim. The song is ex ... read more

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Shows: Southwest Terror Fest V

Posted March 16, 2016, 4:36 p.m.

Shows: Southwest Terror Fest V

With SXSW invading Austin, TX this week it's the official kickoff of festival season. Later this year, when things are darker and chilled, Tucson, AZ ... read more

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Shows: Damaged City Fest 2016

Posted March 14, 2016, 10:02 a.m.

Shows: Damaged City Fest 2016

The line-up for Damaged City Fest 2016 has been announced. Spanning April 7-10 at different venues across DC, the all ages event will include performances from Coke ... read more

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Labels: The Brood take to Give Praise

Posted March 13, 2016, 3:20 p.m.

Labels: The Brood take to Give Praise

London's The Brood have inked with Give Praise Records for an upcoming full-length in mid-2016. While no release dates are finalized, the album is to be ... read more

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MP3s: POS releases 9-minute song about transplant and more

Posted March 13, 2016, 1:54 p.m.

MP3s: POS releases 9-minute song about transplant and more

P.O.S has released a 9-minte song, “sleepdrone/superposition,” with guest appearances from Allan Kingdom, Astronautalis, Eric Mayson, Kathleen Hanna, Hard_R, Lydia Liza, Lizzo, Nicholas L. Perez, and ... read more

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Records: New Melvins, new bassist(s)

Posted March 13, 2016, 1:16 p.m.

Records: New Melvins, new bassist(s)

The ever active Melvins have announced a new album on June 3, Basses Loaded (Ipecac Recordings). Joinging Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover are Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Redd Kross’ ... read more

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Tours: CoC in the USA

Posted March 13, 2016, 12:46 p.m.

Tours: CoC in the USA

Corrosion of Conformity is set for a lengthy tour in the US and Canada in the coming months. Spanning roughly two months, the two separate ... read more

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Records: Next Alaric courtesy of Neurot/Sentient Ruin

Posted March 13, 2016, 11:26 a.m.

Records: Next Alaric courtesy of Neurot/Sentient Ruin

Oakland's Alaric will soon release End of Mirrors on May 6. The new album will be issued on CD, vinyl, and digitally via Neurot Recordings with ... read more

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Bands: Rev. Horton Heat 7-inch for Record Store Day

Posted March 12, 2016, 5:56 p.m.

Bands: Rev. Horton Heat 7-inch for Record Store Day

Reverend Horton Heat have released a video to the song "Hardscrabble Woman," the title track on a Record Store Day 7" to be released on ... read more

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MP3s: Hear Nadja's Sv

Posted March 12, 2016, 5 p.m.

MP3s: Hear Nadja's Sv

Sv, the latest from ambient/drone act Nadja is now streaming in its entirety over at Noisey. The album is 42 minutes long and releases officially ... read more

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Records: Thin Lips Riff Hard

Posted March 10, 2016, 1:57 p.m.

Records: Thin Lips Riff Hard

Lame-O Records will release the debut full-length from Thin Lips, Riff Hard, n May 20, with a new video streaming here for the song "Never Again." Out ... read more

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Tours: Baroness US & Canada dates

Posted March 9, 2016, 8:14 p.m.

Tours: Baroness US & Canada dates

Currently in Italy, Baroness have announced US and Canadian tour dates later in April-May. The band just released Purple in 2015. read more

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Records: Mean Jeans release teaser EP this month

Posted March 9, 2016, 9:24 a.m.

Records: Mean Jeans release teaser EP this month

WIth a new full-length scheduled for April release, Mean Jeans and Fat Wreck Chords will drop the Nite Vision EP on March 18 prior to the ... read more

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Records: New from The Blind Pets

Posted March 9, 2016, 8:52 a.m.

Austin, TX trio The Blind Pets have unveiled new song "True Love Was Made For Fools," embed below. The song comes from their new record Sharon is Karen which is due on April 15 on Sub Bop Records. Sharon Is Karen due out April 15th on Sup Bob Records   read more

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Records: One-sided 10-inch from The Rentiers

Posted March 8, 2016, 10:40 a.m.

Records: One-sided 10-inch from The Rentiers

The Rentiers, vanity project of Joel Tannenbaum (Plow United, Ex Friends), has a new one-sinded 10" out in limited release. Titled Amateur Hour (Death to False ... read more

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Records: Mind Spiders return next Friday

Posted March 5, 2016, 4:06 p.m.

Records: Mind Spiders return next Friday

On March 11 Mind Spiders will return with their fourth  LP, Prosthesis, on Dirtnap Records. Based in Fort Worth, TX, the band is described as the "shape-shifting ... read more

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Records: Nomads set debut release date

Posted March 4, 2016, 8:59 a.m.

Records: Nomads set debut release date

LA Ppunk band Nomads will release their debut full-length Love It or Leave It on April 22. Formed in 2011 by ex-members of Product of Waste ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: DSGNS and Venomspitter split

Posted March 1, 2016, 10:42 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: DSGNS and Venomspitter split

In the featured monthly stream for March, Scene Point Blank is sharing a new split EP from Austin, TX’s DSGNS with coarse and brutal noisy ... read more

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Bands: Tiger Army to return with new record

Posted Feb. 28, 2016, 10:21 a.m.

Bands: Tiger Army to return with new record

Tiger Army, currently on tour in support of Dropkick Murphys 20th anniversary, have announced a new record, V •••, soon to come via LunaTone/Rise. A ... read more

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Records: New solo record from Howardian (Japanther)

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 12:31 p.m.

Records: New solo record from Howardian (Japanther)

Howardian, the solo project of Japanther's Ian Vanek, has announced a second LP titled A Smurf at Land’s End. The record is out now and is ... read more

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Records: White Lung are back

Posted Feb. 25, 2016, 9:04 p.m.

Records: White Lung are back

White Lung are back with a new album on May 6, Paradise, releasing courtesy of Domino. At 28 minutes long, it's their first release since ... read more

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Tours: Road Worriers

Posted Feb. 25, 2016, 8:43 p.m.

Tours: Road Worriers

After releasing Imaginary Life last year (Don Giovanni Records), Worriers are setting to the road to play SXSW, followed by dates with Smith Street Band and ... read more

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Music News: Read about Butthole Surfers with Let's Go To Hell

Posted Feb. 25, 2016, 2:55 p.m.

Music News: Read about Butthole Surfers with Let's Go To Hell

Texas psych-punks The Butthole Surfers are being unleashed in literary form in the new Let's Go to Hell from James Burns, a book compiling interviews, rare ... read more

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Records: The Hussy's 10th 7-inch

Posted Feb. 25, 2016, 9:21 a.m.

Records: The Hussy's 10th 7-inch

Wisconsin duo The Hussy have released their 10th 7", The Bobby vs Heather EP, available now from Slice of Wax Records (France). The 4 song ... read more

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Labels: Harvey Pekar to release on Little Heart

Posted Feb. 24, 2016, 5:34 p.m.

Labels: Harvey Pekar to release on Little Heart

Cleveland's Harvey Pekar will join up with Little Heart Records of Louisville to release their planned sophomore LP, tentatively scheduled for this summer. The band ... read more

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Shows: Pitchfork 2016

Posted Feb. 24, 2016, 3:20 p.m.

Shows: Pitchfork 2016

The Ptichfork Music Festival has announced its 2016 return to Chicago's Union Park. The three dat event spans Friday July 15-Sunday July 17 with acts ... read more

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Records: Nothing new

Posted Feb. 24, 2016, 12:35 p.m.

Records: Nothing new

Philadelphia's Nothing will release a new LP, their second, on May 13. Titled Tired of Tomorrow and out on Relapse Records, the band is now streaming "Vertigo ... read more

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MP3s: Free digital sampler from Bearded Punk label

Posted Feb. 23, 2016, 11:15 a.m.

MP3s: Free digital sampler from Bearded Punk label

Belgian punk  label Bearded Punk is offering a 2016 sampler online for free via bandcamp. The 34 song affair includes the likes of Jeff Rosenstock, Worriers, ... read more

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Music News: Springsteen autobiography

Posted Feb. 17, 2016, 7:21 p.m.

Music News: Springsteen autobiography

Born to Run, an autobiography from Bruce Springsteen, will be published on Sept. 27, 2016 by Simon & Schuster. Springsteen reportedly began working ont he ... read more

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Records: Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning reissues

Posted Feb. 17, 2016, 7:09 p.m.

Records: Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning reissues

On April 15 (Record Store Day 2016) Metallica will reissue their first two fulll-lengths in digitally remastered formats. Both Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning will ... read more

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Labels: Iron Chic switches labels

Posted Feb. 17, 2016, 2:03 p.m.

Labels: Iron Chic switches labels

Iron Chic has announced a new record in 2016 to be released on SideOneDummy Records. The band will also be playing in Europe this spring, ... read more

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Records: Cult of the Lost Cause - Contritions

Posted Feb. 17, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

Records: Cult of the Lost Cause - Contritions

Instrumental post-metal group Cult of the Lost Cuase have debuted a new song, "All Those Opposed" today at Metal Insider. The band will release Contritions toon ... read more

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Records: Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid

Posted Feb. 17, 2016, 12:39 p.m.

Aesop Rock has a new record coming out on April 29 on Rhymesayers. Named The Impossible Kid, it's his first solo release since 2012's Skelethon, recording with Kimya Dawson (The Uncluded), Rob Sonic (Hail Mary Mallon), and Homboy Sandman (LICE) since. The video for "Rings," off the new album, is online ... read more

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MP3s: New from Acid Dad

Posted Feb. 13, 2016, 1:12 p.m.

MP3s: New from Acid Dad

Acid Dad have debuted new songs, both "Don't Get Taken" (below) and "Fool's Gold," which can be heard at BrooklynVegan. The songs are off their ... read more

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Shows: Burger Boogaloo 2016

Posted Feb. 13, 2016, 12:45 p.m.

Shows: Burger Boogaloo 2016

Burger Boogaloo 2016 has announced their line-up for the annual Burger Records sponsored two day party in Oakland. Taking place June 25-26 at Mosswood Park, ... read more

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Records: Bl'ast! + Eyehategod

Posted Feb. 13, 2016, 11:37 a.m.

Records: Bl'ast! + Eyehategod

Bl'ast! and Eyehategod are coming together on a new two-song 7" from Rise Records.  "I first saw Bl'ast! back in the '80s at an obscure ... read more

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Shows: Breakin' Even Fest Gettin' Ready

Posted Feb. 12, 2016, 8:55 p.m.

Breakin' Even Fest, taking place in Washington DC on March 4 and 5, has released a promotion video to help spread the word of the festival. Bands to play will include Loud Boyz, Iron Chic, Timeshares, Slingshot Dakota, and more.   read more

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Bands: Unwritten Law returns

Posted Feb. 12, 2016, 8:41 p.m.

Bands: Unwritten Law returns

1990s punks Unwritten Law have returned from hiatus with a new album, titled Acoustic, set for April 1 release on Cyber Tracks. The new album collects ... read more

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Records: Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas

Posted Feb. 12, 2016, 8:11 p.m.

Records: Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas

Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas will release Mariner, a new five song album on April 8 via Indie Recordings. The new album is Cult ... read more

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Labels: Red Scare updates, The Falcon tours

Posted Feb. 11, 2016, 12:14 p.m.

Red Scare Industries has posted tour dates for both The Falcon and The Lippies, who both have spring releases on the label. For more info, see below. Also, here's a new song from The Falcon, whose Gather Up the Chaps releases on March 18.   read more

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Bands: Lament Cityscape remixes The Torn

Posted Feb. 11, 2016, 9:58 a.m.

Oakland doom duo Lament Cityscape will release a remix album, Turn Outward, based off their 7-song The Torn from last year. The remix album releases digitally on Feb. 19. read more

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MP3s: Manipulate EP

Posted Feb. 10, 2016, 9:48 p.m.

MP3s: Manipulate EP

Manipulate's latest EP, Becoming Madness, is streaming at Lambgoat now, prior to being officially released this Friday Feb. 12 on Flatspot Records. The 6-song EP was recorded ... read more

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Tours: Torche tour

Posted Feb. 10, 2016, 7:39 p.m.

Tours: Torche tour

Torche will soon be hitting the road with Kvelertak and Wild Throne. in a mix of dates opening for Kvelertak (from Norway) and in headlining ... read more

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Tours: Pears 3 continent tour

Posted Feb. 10, 2016, 12:49 p.m.

Tours: Pears 3 continent tour

Pears, set to release the new Green Star on April 1 (Fat Wreck Chords), have announced a 3 continent tour including Australia, Europe, and North America. ... read more

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Records: Shonen Knife's 35th

Posted Feb. 8, 2016, 6:55 p.m.

Records: Shonen Knife's 35th

The ever busy Shonen Knife have announced new album Adventure, out on April 1 on Good Charamel Records. The album comes as the band celebrates ... read more

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Shows: Las Vegas Punk Rock Bowling 2016 tickets on sale

Posted Feb. 7, 2016, 4:27 p.m.

Shows: Las Vegas Punk Rock Bowling 2016 tickets on sale

Three day punk rock and bowling extravaganza Punk Rock Bowling will take place this May 28-30, with tickets on sale now and various pre-show tickets ... read more

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Obituaries: Jon Bunch (1970-2016)

Posted Feb. 6, 2016, 11:24 a.m.

Obituaries: Jon Bunch (1970-2016)

Jon Bunch passed away last week at the age of 46. The musician was best known as the vocalist of Reason To Believe, Sense Field, ... read more

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Records: Do You Wanna Go to Tijuana on April 1?

Posted Feb. 6, 2016, 9:52 a.m.

Records: Do You Wanna Go to Tijuana on April 1?

Teenage Bottlerocket's Ray Rocket will release his solo debut on April 1, titled Do YOu Wanna Go to Tijuana? on Rise Records. In support, he ... read more

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Bands: True Widow wraps up recording session

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 9:13 p.m.

Bands: True Widow wraps up recording session

Texas trio True Widow have finished recording their upcoming fourth full-length with Matt Pence. The album is their first since Circumambulation (2013) and is planned for ... read more

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Records: Patton & Kaada collaborate on Bacteria Cult

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 8:21 p.m.

Records: Patton & Kaada collaborate on Bacteria Cult

Set for an April 1 release, Mike Patton and Norwegian composer John Kaada have teamed up for a new release, Bacteria Cult, to release on ... read more

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Records: New Slackers out soon

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 6:28 p.m.

Records: New Slackers out soon

The Slackers will release a new album on Feb. 19 via Rare Breed/Paper + Plastick Records distribution, self-releasing the album proper on their own Special ... read more

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Labels: Down In It join Good Fight Music

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 4:42 p.m.

Labels: Down In It join Good Fight Music

Wilmington, NC's Down In It have joined with Good Fight Music with plans to release a full-length, their first, later in 2016. First the band ... read more

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Bands: NOFX tell-all book

Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 8:35 p.m.

Bands: NOFX tell-all book

NOFX has announced a tour of both music venues and bookstores this April in support of a revealing book on the band's history and experiences. ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Generic Plans for a New Blunder" from Hot Nerds

Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 3:08 p.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Today Scene Point Blank brings you a new tune from Hot Nerds, the title track off their soon to be released Generic Plans for a ... read more

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Labels: Locket now on Take This To Heart

Posted Feb. 1, 2016, 8:33 p.m.

Labels: Locket now on Take This To Heart

Austin, TX group Locket have inked to Take This to Heart Records for their upcoming self-titled debut EP. The post-punk band formed in 2014 and ... read more

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Bands: Phobia 4-disc retrospective

Posted Feb. 1, 2016, 8:11 p.m.

Bands: Phobia 4-disc retrospective

Grindcore brethren PHobia have announced a two-decade retrospective of their career on a 4 CD set via Melotov Records. Titled Decades of Bastphemy and out on ... read more

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Records: Paper + Plastick selling Medictation (ex-Leatherface & Sainte Catherines)

Posted Jan. 31, 2016, 8:27 p.m.

Records: Paper + Plastick selling Medictation (ex-Leatherface & Sainte Catherines)

The debut (and sole) release from Medictation, Warm Places, is now available from Paper + Plastick Records. The band features the late Dickie Hammond and Graeme Philliskirk (ex-Leatherface) as ... read more

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Tours: Man Overboard: Farewell for Now

Posted Jan. 31, 2016, 10:49 a.m.

Tours: Man Overboard: Farewell for Now

Man Overboard have scheduled a "Farewell For Now Tour" this April, described as a hiatus after consistently touring over the past 7+ years. Support on various ... read more

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Records: New Endless Mike & The Beagle Club

Posted Jan. 31, 2016, 10:12 a.m.

Records: New Endless Mike & The Beagle Club

A-F Records will present Saint Paul, the latest effort from Endless Mike & The Beagle Club, on March 4. Featuring "Endless" Mike Miller, the band formed ... read more

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Bands: Lody Kong (Zyon and Igor Cavalera) debut

Posted Jan. 30, 2016, 8:45 p.m.

Bands: Lody Kong (Zyon and Igor Cavalera) debut

Mascot Label Group has announced the debut album from Lody Kong, Dreams and Visions, out on March 25. With a "mix of grunge, post-hardcore, thrash ... read more

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Labels: Drowning now on Fast Break! Records

Posted Jan. 29, 2016, 6:01 p.m.

Labels: Drowning now on Fast Break! Records

Chicago hardcore band Drowning has joined with Fast Break! Records for their upcoming debut full-length, Egotrip, set to drop on Feb. 26. The debut includes ... read more

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Records: Like Rats II

Posted Jan. 28, 2016, 5:21 p.m.

Records: Like Rats II

Southern Lord has announced the return of Like Rats for sophomore album II. The band, featuring members of Weekend Nachos, officially releases on March 25. ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Friedemann's Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen

Posted Jan. 28, 2016, 4:38 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Friedemann's Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen

Out on Jan. 29, Scene Point Blank is please to bring the brand new Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen from Germany’s Friedemann, his second album. ... read more

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Tours: Department of Correction + Die Choking

Posted Jan. 28, 2016, 3:24 p.m.

Tours: Department of Correction + Die Choking

Department of Correction and Die Choking will headline the Grind Is the New Black tour, starting Feb. 12 in Paris and running over Europe in ... read more

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Tours: Iggy Pop announces Post Pop Depression tour

Posted Jan. 27, 2016, 8:23 p.m.

Tours: Iggy Pop announces Post Pop Depression tour

With a new Josh Homme produced album Post Pop Depression set to come out in March, Iggy Pop has announced a run of tour dates ... read more

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Records: New 7-inch form Disastroid

Posted Jan. 27, 2016, 1:44 p.m.

Records: New 7-inch form Disastroid

Disastroid has announced the new Love Is What You Bring on Home, a new two-song 7" out later this month. Overall, it's their sixth release. read more

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Shows: 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media present Migration Festival

Posted Jan. 26, 2016, 8 p.m.

Shows: 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media present Migration Festival

20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media have paired up for this summers Migration Festival, scheduled for August 12-14 in Olympia, WA. With the line-up still at ... read more

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Labels: Western Settings join Creator-Destructor

Posted Jan. 26, 2016, 6:06 p.m.

Labels: Western Settings join Creator-Destructor

San Diego punk band Western Settings have joined forces with a new label, Creator-Destructor Records, who will release their upcoming Old Pain EP in April. The six ... read more

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Records: Boris + Merzbow's Gensho

Posted Jan. 24, 2016, 9:43 p.m.

Records: Boris + Merzbow's Gensho

Merzbow and Boris have united on a 2CD/4LP concept album titled Gensho, meaning phenomenon. The double album features tracks by each artist individually, arranged with the ... read more

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Records: Spazz reissues (131 songs)

Posted Jan. 24, 2016, 1:19 p.m.

Records: Spazz reissues (131 songs)

Tankcrimes Records will reissue the classic Spazz albums Sweatin' To The Oldies and Sweatin' 3: Skatin', Satan & Katon on March 11. Originally released on Slap A Ham ... read more

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Records: Pears release on April Fool's

Posted Jan. 24, 2016, 11:09 a.m.

Records: Pears release on April Fool's

Pears, who debuted with Go To Prison, re-released last year on Fat Wreck Chords, has announced a new full-length titled Green Star which comes out ... read more

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Records: Iggy Pop & Josh Homme collaborate

Posted Jan. 23, 2016, 12:03 p.m.

Records: Iggy Pop & Josh Homme collaborate

Iggy Pop has announced the new album Post Pop Depression, set for release on March 18. Released by Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International, it is Pop's 17th ... read more

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MP3s: Ghost Against Ghost's Unarm EP streams

Posted Jan. 23, 2016, 11:53 a.m.

Out yeseterday on Our Silent Canvas, Ghost Against Ghost is streaming their new Unarm 2-song post-rock EP online and embedded below. The EP collects dark-romantic conceptual material and includes contributions from guitarist Anthony Molina (Mercury Rev) and drummer Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta, Trash Talk) in addition to primary work by composer Christopher Bono. read more

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Tours: The Body of Hell, er The Body and Full of Hell - touring

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, 7:54 p.m.

Tours: The Body of Hell, er The Body and Full of Hell - touring

The Body and Full of Hell, who are releasing the collaborative One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache on March 25 on Neurot, have announced a ... read more

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Tours: Underoath adds Caspian to Rebirth Tour

Posted Jan. 20, 2016, 9:32 a.m.

Tours: Underoath adds Caspian to Rebirth Tour

On their upcoming Rebirth Tour, the reformed Underoath will be joined by Caspian as an opener during the 6-week tour Underoath’s reunited line-up is Aaron ... read more

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MP3s: Hear the new "Balloon" from Muncie Girls

Posted Jan. 19, 2016, 8:51 p.m.

MP3s: Hear the new

Muncie Girls have premiered a video for the song "Balloon" off their soon to come new LP From Caplan to Belsize, out on March 4 on ... read more

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Bands: 1QI: Max Levine Ensemble, Cloud Rat, Afraid of the Basement, Swahili Blond

Posted Jan. 19, 2016, 12:52 p.m.

Bands: 1QI: Max Levine Ensemble, Cloud Rat, Afraid of the Basement, Swahili Blond

Welcome to our almost regular quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview four days per week (most weeks), typically every ... read more