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The Hold Steady @ SurlyFest

Posted Oct. 18, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

SurlyFest 2018 The Hold Steady, Bad Bad Hats, Mixed Blood Majority, Static Panic, Rachel Kurtz, DJ Shannon Blowtorch Festival Field (Surly Brewing Company) Minneapolis, MN October 13, 2018   SurlyFest is an annual tradition hailed by the brewery as a metaphor for their overall approach to beer. Much like Dogfish ... read more

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Surly Darkness Day 2018 (Saturday)

Posted Oct. 9, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Angerot, God Came From Space, Off With Their Heads, Khemmis, Murder City Devils, Carcass Somerset Amphitheater Somerset, WI September 29, 2018   Photo gallery below read more

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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: The Penske File

Posted Oct. 13, 2018, 5:06 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Penske File

Travis (The Penske File) SPB: Has your band ever been robbed on the road? (Did you recover any of your losses?)  Travis: I would love ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Barrence Whitfield & the Savages

Posted Oct. 13, 2018, 5:04 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Barrence Whitfield & the Savages

Barrence Whitfield & the Savages SPB: What is your favorite restaurant to visit on tour? Barrence Whitfield & the Savages: BBQ anywhere southern U.S.A read more

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One Question Interviews: Burger Records

Posted Oct. 13, 2018, 5:02 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Burger Records

Sean Bohrman (Burger Records) SPB: What is the most touching or memorable thing a fan has told you about the label? Sean: It's happened a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pandemix

Posted Sept. 23, 2018, 5:07 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Pandemix

Shannon (Pandemix) SPB: Who is your favorite lyricist? Shannon: Vi Subversa of Poison Girls. The way that she weaves the personal into the political until ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gentle Leader XIV

Posted Sept. 23, 2018, 5:06 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Gentle Leader XIV

Jeffrey Tucholski (Gentle Leader XIV) SPB: What was your favorite band in high school? Do they influence your songwriting or ethics in any measurable way today? The ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Radon

Posted Aug. 24, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Radon

Dave Rohm (Radon) SPB: What’s your favorite 1990s Radon song to play live? Rohm: My favorite 1990’s Radon song to play live is called “Exhaustra.”  ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Sword

Posted Aug. 16, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Sword

Kyle Shutt (The Sword) SPB: How did you choose your weapons in the NES-inspired “Used Future” video? Kyle: Creating that video was a really fun experience.  ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Martin Bisi

Posted Aug. 16, 2018, 11:42 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Martin Bisi

Martin Bisi  SPB: There are all kinds of anniversary album/compilations out there. How did you choose this approach to celebration the milestone? Martin: I didn't ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Claudettes

Posted Aug. 16, 2018, 11:39 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Claudettes

Johnny Iguana (The Claudettes) SPB: How did the band come to combine the different musical styles that make the Claudettes so unique?  Johny: I had ... read more

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One Question Interviews: City Mouse

Posted Aug. 16, 2018, 11:34 a.m.

One Question Interviews: City Mouse

Miski Dee (City Mouse) SPB: What is the most irritating thing that reviewers say about your band or that you overhear in the crowd? Miski ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Breag Naofa

Posted Aug. 16, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Breag Naofa

Roger (Breag Naofa – guitar) SPB: Do any of your musician friends have tinnitus? Roger: I can’t speak on behalf of my fellow musicians, but ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sect Mark

Posted Aug. 16, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sect Mark

Andrea (Sect Mark) SPB: How did you get involved with Iron Lung Records?  Andrea: We already got in touch by email with Iron Lung previously and ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Victory Kid

Posted July 28, 2018, 5:19 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Victory Kid

Harrison Nida (Victory Kid) SPB: Who is your favorite band/artist from the 2000-2010 era? Harrison: We chose Sum 41 because of their impact on the scene ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Geld

Posted July 28, 2018, 5:17 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Geld

Cormy (Geld) SPB: What is a hyped band, TV show, or movie that you just can’t get into? Cormy: Not really interested in the daily ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Loud Boyz

Posted July 28, 2018, 5:16 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Loud Boyz

Brandon (Loud Boyz – vocals) SPB: Another group shares your name when you do a Google search. Assuming you already know this, how did you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Cabin Fever

Posted July 16, 2018, 12:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Cabin Fever

Sean Moriarty (The Cabin Fever) SPB: Which song would you want played at your funeral? Sean: The song I want played at my funeral is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Fleeting Ends

Posted July 16, 2018, 12:47 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Fleeting Ends

Matthew (The Fleeting Ends) SPB: What is your favorite book about music? Matthew: My favorite book about music would have to be Starman -- a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Northless

Posted July 16, 2018, 12:43 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Northless

Erik (Northless) SPB: How did you first get involved with (or meet) Halo of Flies?  Erik: I first met Cory from Halo Of Flies Records ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Wild Arrows

Posted July 16, 2018, 12:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Wild Arrows

Mike Law (Wild Arrows) SPB: What is the most valuable thing you’ve lost on tour? Mike: I almost lost a show, does that count? On ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Vile Creature

Posted July 16, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Vile Creature

Vile Creature SPB: What is your favorite (non Vile Creature) release on Halo of Flies? Vile Creature: Both of us find it hard to pick ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Actors

Posted June 29, 2018, 4:25 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Actors

Jason Corbett (Actors) SPB: Between music journalism and genre-tagging, musical descriptions often get pretty out there. What is the most ridiculous genre name or description you've heard of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Not A Part Of It

Posted June 29, 2018, 4:23 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Not A Part Of It

Jason Burton (Not A Part Of It) SPB: What’s the most tiresome stereotype about punk rock? Jason: Nothing gets tiresome with Punk Rock. Even the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Paddy Hanna

Posted June 29, 2018, 4:22 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Paddy Hanna

Paddy Hanna SPB: What’s the best pop song of the last 10 years? Paddy: Get Lucky, Daft Punk Pop music suffers from three significant issues: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Guerilla Poubelle

Posted June 10, 2018, 2:42 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Guerilla Poubelle

Till Lemoine (Guerilla Poubelle-vocals/guitar) SPB: What is the furthest you’ve ever traveled to see a show (and who/where was it)?Till: I guess the furthest I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Professor and the Madman

Posted June 10, 2018, 2:38 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Professor and the Madman

Sean Elliott (Professor and the Madman-co-vocalist) SPB: When did you first "discover" punk rock? Sean: I first heard the term 'punk rock' in elementary school. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Shell Corporation

Posted June 6, 2018, 8:25 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Shell Corporation

Curtiss (The Shell Corporation) SPB: What is your favorite documentary or music-related film? Curtiss: Ok, so total disclosure, I’ve never actually seen my favorite music ... read more

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One Question Interviews: American Standards

Posted June 6, 2018, 8:23 a.m.

One Question Interviews: American Standards

Brandon Kellum (American Standards) SPB: Have you ever forgotten lyrics midsong? How did you recover? Brandon: There’s always the fear that I’ll forget a part ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Jon Langford

Posted June 6, 2018, 8:21 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Jon Langford

Jon Langford SPB: Besides music, what other arts interest or inspire you? Jon: I'm up to my earholes in music, art, politics, poetry & history ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dead Empires

Posted May 21, 2018, 3:45 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dead Empires

DJ Scully (Dead Empires) SPB: How did including a vocalist change your songwriting approach? Did it? Scully: Ironically, adding Jason didn't change anything for us ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Unwelcome Guests

Posted May 21, 2018, 3:43 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Unwelcome Guests

Micah Winship (Unwelcome Guests) SPB: Dumpster diving: yes or no? Got any stories?  Micah: Dumpster diving? - yes. Though it's been a while for me, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lydia Loveless

Posted May 21, 2018, 3:41 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Lydia Loveless

Lydia Loveless SPB: Who is your favorite pre-1960s artist? Loveless: Erik Satie.  As a child who didn’t love practicing piano but loved the idea of being ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Loose Grip Records

Posted May 14, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Loose Grip Records

Ed Taylor (Loose Grip Records) SPB: There are infinite benefit compilations available. Yet this one [Love Oakland: A Benefit for those Affected by The Ghost ... read more

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One Question Interviews: At The Heart Of The World

Posted May 14, 2018, 12:34 p.m.

One Question Interviews: At The Heart Of The World

Daniel Porter (At the Heart Of The World – guitar/programmer) SPB: Do you wear earplugs when you play? Why/why not? Daniel: I wear them when I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Round Eye

Posted May 14, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Round Eye

Chachy (Round Eye)   SPB: What is the most thankless job in the music industry? Chachy: In mainland China I would say the promoters, especially if ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sincere Engineer

Posted May 2, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sincere Engineer

Deanna Belos (Sincere Engineer) SPB: Who is your favorite 1980s artist? Deanna: My favorite 1980s artist is probably Tears For Fears.  I think "Everybody Wants To ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Horse Torso

Posted May 2, 2018, 11:09 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Horse Torso

Danny Sher (Horse Torso) SPB: Do you think it’s easier or harder for an instrumental band to find an audience today than it was 10 ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Neosho

Posted May 2, 2018, 11:08 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Neosho

Justin Bernard Williams (Neosho) SPB: Who is your favorite 1960s artist? Justin: Wayne Shorter... and not because of the saxophone. Ask me about jazz, and ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Yo No Say

Posted April 24, 2018, 5:52 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Yo No Say

Daniel Feldman (Yo No Say) SPB: What is the worst stereotype you encounter when people find out you’re in a band? Daniel: To be honest ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Forêt Endormie

Posted April 24, 2018, 5:50 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Forêt Endormie

Jordan Guerette (Forêt Endormie) SPB: Who is your favorite 1990s artist? Jordan: Among the hundreds of artists that I continue to cherish from the 1990s, if ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Mons

Posted April 24, 2018, 5:48 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Mons

Karl Eifrig (The Mons) SPB: What was the first punk show you attended? Karl: The first punk show I attended was February 28, 1986 at Cabaret Metro (now ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bison

Posted April 1, 2018, 4:36 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Bison

James Farwell (Bison) SPB: Can you enjoy a musician’s work if you when you disagree with their politics? Are you able to make the separation? James: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dreadnought

Posted April 1, 2018, 4:34 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dreadnought

Kelly (Dreadnought) SPB: What is the weirdest venue/setting you’ve ever played a show at? Kelly: The strangest setting is tied for either a fighting ring ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Netherlands

Posted April 1, 2018, 4:32 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Netherlands

Timo Ellis of Netherlands SPB: What is the weirdest description you’ve heard others say of your music? Do you think it’s accurate or can you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Spotlights

Posted March 24, 2018, 6:28 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Spotlights

Spotlights SPB: What’s a record you love that would surprise people? Spotlights: Gonna go with – Braid’s The Age of Octeen. We love this band and especially this ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Monotrope

Posted March 24, 2018, 6:24 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Monotrope

Edward Ricart (Monotrope) SPB: Who is your favorite band to see live (currently active)? Edward: Portland, Oregon's U Sco are an awesome band. These guys ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pistoleros

Posted March 11, 2018, 6:30 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Pistoleros

Pistoleros SPB: What is a city or country that you would love to play but never have?    Lawrence Zubia: Tokyo, Japan Mark Zubia: Paris! read more

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One Question Interviews: After Hours Radio

Posted March 11, 2018, 6:27 a.m.

One Question Interviews: After Hours Radio

Nate Erickson and Jordan Compton (After Hours Radio) SPB: What was your first CD (or record or tape, as applicable)?  Nate Erickson: Greg, our bass ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Department S

Posted Feb. 24, 2018, 6:06 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Department S

Eddie Roxy (Department S) SPB: What do you remember of playing your first live show? Eddie: The first Department S concert was at the MUSIC ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Plaque Marks

Posted Feb. 24, 2018, 6:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Plaque Marks

Mike McGinnis (Plaque Marks-guitar/vocals) SPB: Has being on a stage regularly changed your social interactions? Are you more/less social because of your stage experience? Mike: Not in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Becca Richardson

Posted Feb. 13, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Becca Richardson

Becca Richardson SPB: What is the most touching or memorable thing a fan has told you about your work? Becca: A fan sent me a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Broken Bellows

Posted Feb. 13, 2018, 10:43 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Broken Bellows

Will Prinzi (Broken Bellows) SPB: What drummer (not your own band) stands out to you the most? Will: Thomas Haake (Meshuggah) is the greatest drummer ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Fallow Land

Posted Feb. 3, 2018, 4:45 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Fallow Land

Whit (Fallow Land) SPB: How do you choose your album art? Whit: Fallow Land chose the album cover of Pinscher to mirror the overall attitude I had when ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Shilpa Ray

Posted Feb. 3, 2018, 4:44 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Shilpa Ray

Shilpa Ray SPB: What is the strangest trend you see in modern music (or in the industry)? Shilpa: Baseball caps. Too many baseball caps. read more

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One Question Interviews: MINKA

Posted Jan. 23, 2018, 11:04 a.m.

One Question Interviews: MINKA

Dick Rubin (MINKA) SPB: What is the worst stereotype of musicians that you encounter when people discover you’re in a band? Dick: When people discover ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Spider

Posted Jan. 23, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Spider

Hector Martinez (Spider-lead vocals) SPB: What is the best TV theme song?  Hector: Without a doubt, I gotta say the theme song for the HBO ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Wieuca

Posted Jan. 16, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Wieuca

Will Ingram (Wieuca) SPB: Who is the most overrated musician/band of all time?  Will: Deerhunter aka Coldplay for hipsters   read more

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One Question Interviews: Edgewise

Posted Jan. 16, 2018, 10 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Edgewise

Kevin (Edgewise – drums) SPB: How old were you when you first learned a music instrument? Kevin: I was eleven when I officially started playing ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sarin

Posted Jan. 16, 2018, 9:58 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sarin

David Wilson (Sarin - guitar/vocals) SPB: How likely are you to pick up a record based off its cover with no knowledge of the band ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Steppe People

Posted Dec. 23, 2017, 4:43 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Steppe People

Eric Carlson (Steppe People) SPB: What is your primary or go-to tour food? Carlson: Touring allows bands the opportunity to venture out into the world, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Felix Hagan

Posted Dec. 23, 2017, 4:42 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Felix Hagan

SPB: What song (by any artist) has the best use of bongos? Felix: That would be “Funky Nassau,” the version by The Blues Brothers. Never ... read more

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Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017 (Year End 2017)

Posted Dec. 17, 2017, 11:22 a.m.

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017 (Year End 2017)

Each year at SPB we reach out to the wide stable of artists, labels and other music scene folks to find out what their take ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gino and the Goons

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

One Question Interviews: Gino and the Goons

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 ... 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 Higgins

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

One Question Interviews: Patrick Higgins

SPB: Has the change to more headphone listening of music changed you compose or mix your work? Higgins: I can't say that the prevalence of ... 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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Site News: SPB giveaway: I Against I + Switch Bones CDs

Posted Oct. 8, 2018, 10:35 a.m.

Site News: SPB giveaway: I Against I + Switch Bones CDs

Scene Point Blank is excited to team up with White Russian Records for a label giveaway including the newest CDs by I Against I and Switch ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Listen to the debut full-length from Color TV

Posted Oct. 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Listen to the debut full-length from Color TV

Scene Point Blank is proud to debut the first full-length from Color TV, out next month on Deranged Records. The 10-song self-titled album follows several ... read more

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Records: Survival Pop reissued on 6131

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 11:39 a.m.

Records: Survival Pop reissued on 6131

Currently on a UK/Europe tour with Anti-Flag, Worriers have announced that 2017's Survival Pop will see immediate reissue on 6131 Records. Originally released on SideOneDummy last ... read more

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Music News: Kathleen Hanna and Tees 4 Togo

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

Music News: Kathleen Hanna and Tees 4 Togo

Kathleen Hanna (The Julie Ruin, Bikini Kill), has launched a new t-shirt line featuring celebrity art/images as a charitable fundraiser for sending girls to school ... read more

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Records: Ty Segall's Fudge Sandwich

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 10:05 a.m.

Records: Ty Segall's Fudge Sandwich

Ty Segall, in the midst of a acoustic US tour, will release a covers album dubbed Fudge Sandwich this Friday, Oct. 26 via In the Red ... read more

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Tours: Unwelcome Guests visit UK

Posted Oct. 20, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Tours: Unwelcome Guests visit UK

Buffalo, NY's Unwelcome Guests kick off a UK tour tonight at Craft Taproom in Liverpool. It's the band's second jaunt to the UK, following a ... read more

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Records: Marked Men collection coming next month

Posted Oct. 20, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Records: Marked Men collection coming next month

While The Marked Men have more or less called it a day (though they still plan an occasional live show), the band will release their ... read more

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Records: Brendan Kelly and The Wandering Birds return

Posted Oct. 14, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Records: Brendan Kelly and The Wandering Birds return

Brendan Kelly and The Wandering Birds have announced a new album, out this month in digital formats. Titled Keep Walkin' Pal, the album releases digitally ... read more

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Tours: Birds in Row on tour with KEN Mode

Posted Oct. 14, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Tours: Birds in Row on tour with KEN Mode

Birds In Row, fresh off the release of We Already Lost the World, is currently on tour with KEN Mode. The bands are playing dates ... read more

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Records: Rocksteady flexi by Greece's The Contenders

Posted Oct. 13, 2018, 11:05 a.m.

Records: Rocksteady flexi by Greece's The Contenders

Paper + Pastick will release a new flexi 7" by Greece's The Contenders on Oct. 26. One half of the 7" EP is streaming now ... read more

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Records: Kælan Mikla previews new material

Posted Oct. 13, 2018, 10:29 a.m.

Records: Kælan Mikla previews new material

Iceland's Kælan Mikla has unleashed a new track, "Nornalagið," via Revolver. The new song comes as a taste of their upcoming new album Nótt eftir ... read more

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Records: Rhino Records and Black Friday Records Store Day

Posted Oct. 11, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Records: Rhino Records and Black Friday Records Store Day

Following the tradition of recent years, this Black Friday -- also known as the day after Thanksgiving or, more commonly, as November 23 -- will ... read more

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Records: Neil Hamburger love songs

Posted Sept. 30, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Records: Neil Hamburger love songs

Comedian Neil Hamburger will release a 12-song album covers classic love songs on Nov. 16 via Drag City. Titled Still Dwelling, the album covers TSOL, ... read more

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Records: Audio Karate's lost EP

Posted Sept. 30, 2018, 10:35 a.m.

Records: Audio Karate's lost EP

Audio Karate released a new self-titled EP this Friday, Sept. 28, their first "new" material in 14 years. Hence the quote marks, the new EP ... read more

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Bands: New Mono will release in January

Posted Sept. 30, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

Bands: New Mono will release in January

Mono will return with a new album on January 25, 2019. Titled Nowhere Now Here, the record was recorded with Steve Albini and will be ... read more

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Tours: Neurosis' Leave Them All Behind 2019 tour (with Converge)

Posted Sept. 30, 2018, 9:37 a.m.

Tours: Neurosis' Leave Them All Behind 2019 tour (with Converge)

Neurosis will be touring Japan early next year in the recently announced Leave Them All Behind 2019 tour, where they will be joined by Converve. ... read more

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Records: Leopard Print Taser announce tour, re-release of debut

Posted Sept. 28, 2018, 9:56 a.m.

Records: Leopard Print Taser announce tour, re-release of debut

Leopard Print Taser’s debut EP Teeth Are Not Bones will soon be released on 7” after originally appearing as a self-released cassette, with the re-mastered ... read more

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Tours: New Night Birds, new tour

Posted Sept. 27, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Tours: New Night Birds, new tour

Fresh off the release of a new 8-song mini-album, Roll Credits, Night Birds have announced a US tour. The tour will include a stop at ... read more

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Records: Sick Of It All is back

Posted Sept. 27, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Records: Sick Of It All is back

Proflific and long-running NYHC legends Sick Of It All return with a bran new album titled Wake the Sleeping Dragon on Nov. 2, courtesy of ... read more

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Bands: The Sensations US debut and tour

Posted Sept. 24, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

Bands: The Sensations US debut and tour

Tokyo's The Sensations will release their US debut next month on Oct. 19 via Paper + Plastick Records. The punk band fuses a wide variety ... read more

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Records: Reverend Horton Heat's Whole New Life

Posted Sept. 23, 2018, 10:16 a.m.

Records: Reverend Horton Heat's Whole New Life

Psychobilly legends The Reverend Horton Heat will return with Whole New Life on Nov. 30, the group's first new material in five years. The 11-song ... read more

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Records: Ty Segall releasing covers album next month

Posted Sept. 22, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Records: Ty Segall releasing covers album next month

Oct. 26 is the day for Fudge Sandwich, the latest offering from Ty Segall.  Getting into details, the new effort is an 11-song covers album that ... read more

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Records: Planet B coming in November

Posted Sept. 22, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Records: Planet B coming in November

On Nov. 23, Ipecac Recordings will release the debut from Planet B. The unique project was created by Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, Retox) and hip-hop producer ... read more

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Bands: Dead Bars join A-F Records, cover Guided By Voices

Posted Sept. 22, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

Bands: Dead Bars join A-F Records, cover Guided By Voices

In a rush of news from Seattle punks Dead bars, the band has a new limited edition 7" out for their upcoing tour that will ... read more

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Labels: Volar Records updates

Posted Sept. 22, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

Labels: Volar Records updates

In addition to the upcoming release of Keepers -- our featured September stream here at Scene Point Blank), Volar Records has two more upcoming releases. The ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: Dominic by Sunstroke

Posted Sept. 20, 2018, 8:25 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere: Dominic by Sunstroke

We’re excited to be sharing a new track from Philadelphia’s Sunstroke today, titled “Dominic.” The new song is off their forthcoming new LP, Second Floor/Seven, ... read more

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Labels: Pkew Pkew Pkew join Dine Alone Records

Posted Sept. 14, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Labels: Pkew Pkew Pkew join Dine Alone Records

Toronto punks Pkew Pkew Pkew announced a new 7" on Dine Alone Records, with more to come on their new label home. The trio will ... read more

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Shows: Punk Rock Bowling 2019 dates

Posted Sept. 14, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Shows: Punk Rock Bowling 2019 dates

PUnk Rock Bowling returns to Las Vegas next year for tis 21st incarnation. The next festival takes place May 24-27, 2019. Additional details will be ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Keepers self-titled stream

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Keepers self-titled stream

Scene Point Blank is hyped to be sharing a new full-length by San Diego’s Keepers. The noise-punk trip formed four years ago and released their ... read more

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Bands: Swans Oral History book out now

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 3:20 p.m.

Bands: Swans Oral History book out now

Jawbone Press has recently published a new Swans book titled Sacrifice and Transcendence -- The Oral History. Written by Nick Soulsby, the book explores the history ... read more

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Tours: Culture Abuse, Nothing, and Gouge Away news

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 11:13 a.m.

Tours: Culture Abuse, Nothing, and Gouge Away news

In support of their new album Bay Dream, Culture Abuse are hitting the road across North American and Europe. They're playing dates with Nothing this month, ... read more

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Records: Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers debut announced

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 10:15 a.m.

Records: Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers debut announced

Laura Jane Grace, also the frontwoman of Against Me!, has announced a street date for the debut album of her latest project, Laura Jane Grace ... read more

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Records: Thom Yorke's Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) to be released

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 9:01 a.m.

Thom Yorke’s Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) will be released October 26 on XL Recordings, on bouth double CD and double LP formats. The soundtrack features 25 compositions by Yorke, reimagining the 1977 horror film by Dario Argento. Over the course of the album it includes instrumental scores, ... read more

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Records: Margot & The Nuclear So and So's Animal/Not Animal

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 8:32 a.m.

Records: Margot & The Nuclear So and So's Animal/Not Animal

A trio of Margot & The Nuclear So and So's records will be released on vinyl on Nov. 9. For the first time in over ... read more

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Records: New Direct Hit hitting soon

Posted Sept. 8, 2018, 12:13 p.m.

Direct Hit have debuted a video for "Welcome to Heaven" from their forthcoming new album Crown of Nothing, which drops officially on Sept. 23 on Fat Wreck Chords. The video was animated by Walker Dubois and the album itself was produced by Mike Kennerty (Masked Intruder, Screeching Weasel). On the new record, ... read more

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Tours: Street Sects US tour

Posted Sept. 8, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

Tours: Street Sects US tour

Since announcing their upcoming sophomore release, The Kicking Mule, next month, Street Sects now return with news of a significant US tour that puts them ... read more

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Records: Bad Sports to release new LP

Posted Sept. 8, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

Records: Bad Sports to release new LP

Texas trio Bad Sports are back with the upcoming Constant Stimulation, their fourth LP overall, to release on Oct. 29 on Dirtnap Records. The new ... read more

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Shows: Riot Fest 2018 single day lineups

Posted Sept. 8, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

Shows: Riot Fest 2018 single day lineups

Riot Fest just announced the daily schedules and single day ticket options, listed in full after the jump. The three day festival takes place this ... read more

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Records: New from Mark Sultan

Posted Sept. 3, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Records: New from Mark Sultan

Mark Sultan has a new solo record due out on Oct. 12 on Modern Sky/Dirty Water Records. The new 13-song record is titled Let Me Out. ... read more

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Records: Ska Authentic (1964) rerelease

Posted Sept. 3, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Records: Ska Authentic (1964) rerelease

First released in 1964, Studio One's Ska Authentic will see rerelease on Sept. 21. on cd and digital platforms. The LP was one of the first ... read more

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Records: Zeni Geva & Steve Albini 2xCD

Posted Sept. 3, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Records: Zeni Geva & Steve Albini 2xCD

Cold Spring Reocrds has anounced an upcoming double CD release titled Maximum Implosion, featuring Zeni Geva who are joined by producer/musician Steve Albini (Shellac, Big ... read more

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Records: Pixies 30th anniversary reissues

Posted Sept. 3, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

Records: Pixies 30th anniversary reissues

The Pixies will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their debut with a special edition rerelase of their first release plus their first full-length, coming on ... read more

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Site News: Radon's More of Their Lies giveaway

Posted Aug. 26, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

Site News: Radon's More of Their Lies giveaway

Scene Point Blank is proud to team up with Radon to share their latest record, More of Their Lies. The album was released on CD ... read more

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Shows: Might As Well Fest 4 lineup

Posted Aug. 26, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Shows: Might As Well Fest 4 lineup

Might As Well Fest 4 will take place on Oct. 20 this year. The not-for-profit all-day event will take place at New Cross Inn, London ... read more

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Records: Lee Corey Oswald to release new album

Posted Aug. 25, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Records: Lee Corey Oswald to release new album

Lee Corey Oswald return on Oct. 12 with the new Darkness, Together on A-F Records. The new record contains 12 new songs. In addition to ... read more

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Records: New Dave Davies (The Kinks) in October

Posted Aug. 24, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Records: New Dave Davies (The Kinks) in October

Kinks guitarist Dave Davies will return with a new 13-song collection of previously released recordings on Oct. 12. Titled Decade, the new album consists mostly ... read more

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Records: Here Come Tommy and the Commies

Posted Aug. 24, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Records: Here Come Tommy and the Commies

Tommy and the Commies, featuring members of Strange Attractor and Statues, will release Here Come... on Sept. 28 on Slovenly Records. Playing hyped up mod-punk, the ... read more

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Bands: Mercy Union (members of The Gaslight Anthem + The Scandals)

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

Bands: Mercy Union (members of The Gaslight Anthem + The Scandals)

Members of The Gaslight Anthem and The Scandals have teamed up on a new project known as Mercy Union. The band will release their debut ... read more

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Records: Larry and His Flask to return with This Remedy

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 2:04 p.m.

Records: Larry and His Flask to return with This Remedy

Larry and His Flask return with their first album in five years, the new This Remedy, scheduled for release on Oct. 12 on Xtra Mile ... read more

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Tours: New Atmosphere song, US tour announcement

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 1:31 p.m.

Tours: New Atmosphere song, US tour announcement

Atmosphere are prepping fans for an upcoming US tour with a new song (strem it below) titled "Make It All Better Again." The tour includes ... read more

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Records: New Thou full-length

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 1:02 p.m.

Following the release of Rhea Sylvia this summer, Thou will unveil a brand new full-length named Magus at the end of the month -- August 31 on Sacred Bones. Watch a video for the new song "The Changeling Prince" here: read more

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Records: Third album from Savak

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 12:31 p.m.

Records: Third album from Savak

Brooklyn-based Savak has announced the upcoming release of its third album, Beg Your Pardon on Ernest Jenning Record Co. The band notably features members of ... read more

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Bands: Low Spirits release unique single bundle

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

Low Spirits, a dro of Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake) and JM Lansdowne who play "dark Americana" have released a unique single package. Purchase of the digital single also includes a 6x6 signed and numbered embossed digital print of any ghost art of your choosing, and 6x6 handwritten lyrics. The ... read more

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Records: Cloud Rat Disccography No. 2

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 11:34 a.m.

Records: Cloud Rat Disccography No. 2

Moment of Collapse has announced Discography Number 2 from Cloud Rat. The collection includes 23 songs from a number of the bands splits and EPs. read more

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Records: Rations Noise and Unknown River Driver releasing split

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 11:05 a.m.

Records: Rations Noise and Unknown River Driver releasing split

86'd Records will be releasing a new split 12" this winter between Rations Noise and Unknown River Driver. The two bands formed following Rations going on ... read more

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Tours: High on Fire US and Euro dates

Posted Aug. 18, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

Tours: High on Fire US and Euro dates

High on Fire, who will release Electric Messiah this October, have also announce a slew of tour dates with Municipal Wastem predated by European dates with ... read more

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Records: Cursive's Vitriola

Posted Aug. 17, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Records: Cursive's Vitriola

Omaha's Cursive return with the brand new Vitriola, scheduled for release on Oct. 5 on the band's 15 Passenger Records (US), plus Big Scary Monsters ... read more

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Records: New Author & Punisher on its way

Posted Aug. 17, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Records: New Author & Punisher on its way

On Oct. 5 Author & Punisher will release its sixth fll-length, titled Beastland and releasing via Relapse Records. Speaking of the record, Tristan Shone says: I built ... read more

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Records: Mean Caesar to release debut EP

Posted Aug. 17, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

London punks Mean Caesar have set a date of Oct. 5 for their debut EP. Self-titled, the EP will be issued by Little Rocket Records. The band, featuring members of Great Cynics and Pure Graft, formed two years ago but played their first shows in 2018. The EP is described as "deal[ing] with ... read more

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Records: Sleep's Leagues Beneath single coming to vinyl

Posted Aug. 15, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Records: Sleep's Leagues Beneath single coming to vinyl

Sleep returned earlier this year with the new full-length The Sciences (Third Man Records), and following it up with a 17-minute single for Adult Swim's Singles ... read more

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Tours: No Fun At All tour dates

Posted Aug. 15, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Tours: No Fun At All tour dates

Reactivated Swedish punk bank No Fun At All will be hitting the US in early September, as well as stops in Mexico and Canada along ... read more

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Tours: Thom Yorke USA tour

Posted Aug. 13, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Tours: Thom Yorke USA tour

Thom Yorke (Radiohead) has announced a series of live electronic performances across the US, playing songs off his solo albums The Erase, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, and ... read more

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Records: Chad Price solo album

Posted Aug. 13, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Records: Chad Price solo album

One Week Records will soon release a new solo album by Chad Price, whose past work includes All, Drag the River, and A Vulture Wake. ... read more

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Tours: Lemuria dates

Posted Aug. 11, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Tours: Lemuria dates

Following the release of Recreational Hate and Companion this year, Lemuria will set out on the road this fall on a US tour with support from Bethlehem ... read more

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Records: Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers announce album

Posted Aug. 11, 2018, 11:03 a.m.

Records: Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers announce album

Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace has announced another project, Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, who will release their debut this fall on Bloodshot ... read more

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Tours: Actors US tour dates

Posted Aug. 11, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Tours: Actors US tour dates

Vancouver post-punk band Actors have scheduled a US tour in September, beginning in New York and wrapping up in Los Angeles. The band recently released their debut ... read more

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Records: New Mirrors for Psychic Warfare release

Posted Aug. 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Records: New Mirrors for Psychic Warfare release

The industrial collaboration project between Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Sanford Parker (Buried at Sea) will release the follow-up to Titled I See What I Became on ... read more

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Records: New Sunflo'er in September

Posted Aug. 9, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Sunflo'er, from Potsdam, NY, will release their second LP No Hell next month, coming Sept. 28 on Noise Salvation Records. The CD version of the release will be packaged inside a zine that features original collages, photos and contributions from various members of the New York punk scene. The band previously ... read more

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Records: New High on Fire this October

Posted Aug. 6, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Records: New High on Fire this October

On Oct. 5, High on Fire return with Electric Messiah, set to release on eOne. The album title is an homage to Lemmy, as the ... read more

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Tours: Slow Code on the road

Posted Aug. 6, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Tours: Slow Code on the road

Seattle trio Slow Code have announced an extensive US tour, beginning at the end of this month and stetching into October. The band released Wastelayer this past ... read more

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Shows: Gonerfest 15 lineup finalized

Posted Aug. 5, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Shows: Gonerfest 15 lineup finalized

Taking place Sept. 26-30 in Memphis, TN, Gonerfest 15 has confirmed the final lineup for the Goner Records' sponsored event that takes place over five days. ... read more

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Records: The Supersuckers - Suck It

Posted Aug. 5, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Records: The Supersuckers - Suck It

Supersuckers will be back with a vengeance this fall, releasing a new album named Suck It on Sept. 21, plus several US tour dates in ... read more

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Records: Horsewhip debut

Posted Aug. 5, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

Records: Horsewhip debut

Featuring former members of Reversal Of Man, Early Grace, Combatwoundedveteran, Order of Importance, Sutek Conspiracy, and more, Horsewhip will release a self-titled 12" EP on ... read more

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Videos: Nineties ska documentary set for next year

Posted Aug. 5, 2018, 9:15 a.m.

Videos: Nineties ska documentary set for next year

Following a successful kickstarter campaign, PopMotion Pictures has committed to releasing Pick It Up! Ska in the '90s, a documentary that will explore the history ... read more

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Records: The Living End return with new album

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

On Sept. 28, The Living End return with Wunderbar, their eigth album overall. The album was written in Sept. 2017 and then rrecorded in Berlin in January of this year.  Here's a video for "Don't Lose It." read more

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Shows: Riot Fest full album set list announcements

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Shows: Riot Fest full album set list announcements

Rito Fest is scheduled this year for Sept. 14-16 at Douglas Park in Chicago. SPB hit the event last year with these takeaways. But that ... read more

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Shows: Desert Daze 2018 lineup

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 3:29 p.m.

Shows: Desert Daze 2018 lineup

Desert Daze 2018, scheduled for Oct. 12-14 at Moreno Beach/Lake Perris, CA, has announced phase III of its lineup. New announcements include My Blood Valentine, ... read more

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Bands: New EP & tour dates from Le Butcherettes

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 3:05 p.m.

Bands: New EP & tour dates from Le Butcherettes

Le Butcherettes have had a busy year. The group recently signed with Rise Records and announced that Jerry Harrison of The Flaming Lips will produce ... read more

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Records: Geld releasing Soft Power later this month

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 2:29 p.m.

Records: Geld releasing Soft Power later this month

Geld will release a new 4-song EP on August 30 titled Soft Power, including the track "Burning Hammer," which is embedded below. Following the release ... read more

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Tours: Spanish Love Songs headed to the UK

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 2:04 p.m.

Tours: Spanish Love Songs headed to the UK

Los Angeles' Spanish Love Songs will head across the pond, as they say, this November-December for a run of dates that stretches across the UK ... read more

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Records: AJJ return with Lost Works: 2012-2016

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 1:42 p.m.

Records: AJJ return with Lost Works: 2012-2016

Currently on tour with Kimya Dawson and Shellsag, plus celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their album People Who Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in ... read more

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Records: New Hypnodrone Ensemble in the works

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 1:01 p.m.

Records: New Hypnodrone Ensemble in the works

Hypnodrone Ensemble has signed with Wolves and Vibrancy Records to release their third album, to be titled Orchestral Favourites. The ambient/space rock ensemble features members ... read more

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Tours: Radioactivity East Coast tour

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 12:31 p.m.

Tours: Radioactivity East Coast tour

This October Radioactivity will embark on an East-bound tour kicking off in St. Louis, MO and spanning across the US East Coast (plus Toronto). They'll be ... read more

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Records: Brand new Briefs

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 12:05 p.m.

Records: Brand new Briefs

The Briefs have announced their first new recordings in over a decade: the upcoming Kids Laugh At You b/w She's the Rat, which officially releases ... read more

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Records: Night Birds flock back with "My Dad Is the BTK"

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 10:59 a.m.

Records: Night Birds flock back with

Night Birds will return with a brand new 8-songer titled Roll Credits on Sept. 21 via Fat Wreck Chords. The East Coast punk band will release ... read more

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Records: Free Gridfailure download at Bandcamp

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

Records: Free Gridfailure download at Bandcamp

New York noise group Gridfailure are giving away downloads of the new Powerdementia EP, a 10-track, 30-minute collection of noise, found sounds, and field recordings mixed ... read more

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Records: New EP, new song by Loose

Posted Aug. 4, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

Records: New EP, new song by Loose

Featuring former members of Blowout, Naked Hour, and Riled, Portland, OR's Loose have announced their upcoming debut EP, Hair Cut, will release on August 17. The ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Discardography 2011-2013 by Warm Needles

Posted Aug. 1, 2018, 8:23 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Discardography 2011-2013 by Warm Needles

Out on August 1, Scene Point Blank is pleased to team up once again with Tour Van Records to share a full stream of the ... read more

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Records: Anti-Flag goes unplugged

Posted July 27, 2018, 9 p.m.

Records: Anti-Flag goes unplugged

On. Sept. 28, Anti-Flag will unleash a brand new album, the all acoustic American Reckoning on Spinefarm Records.   The album consists of acoustic renditions of songs ... read more

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Records: SPB premiere: Shoebox Companion by Lower Automation

Posted July 26, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Records: SPB premiere: Shoebox Companion by Lower Automation

Chicago's Lower Automation are back with the new self-released album Shoebox Companion, out Friday July 27. The SPB devout may remember when we premiered Maps in ... read more

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MP3s: Listen to the new Gulch EP

Posted July 26, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

MP3s: Listen to the new Gulch EP

San Jose's Gulch are streaming their upcoming 7" on Creator-Destructor at Bandcamp (and embedded below) before its August 10 release. Titled Burning Desire To Draw ... read more

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Bands: New Hold Steady Single

Posted July 22, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Bands: New Hold Steady Single

The Hold Steady released a new digial single last Friday, "The Stove & The Toaster b/w Star 18." The new single is their second such ... read more

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Bands: New video and tour info from Restorations

Posted July 22, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Restorations, set to release LP5000 on Sept. 28 on Tiny Engines, have unveiled a video for a new song, "The Red Door," from their forthcoming release. The album marks their return to Tiny Engines record label and, to support its release, they will kick off an October tour with labelmates Wild Pink and ... read more

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Records: Reissue of Penny Rimbaud's Oh Magick Kingdom

Posted July 22, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

Records: Reissue of Penny Rimbaud's Oh Magick Kingdom

After an extremely limited release in 2011 (60 CDs), Cold Spring Records has announced the re-release of Penny Rimbaud's (Crass) Oh Magick Kingdom. Focused on ... read more

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Tours: Echo & the Bunnymen + Violent Femmes

Posted July 21, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Tours: Echo & the Bunnymen + Violent Femmes

Alt-rock heavyhitters the Violent Femmes and Echo & the Bunnymen are sharing the stage in a coheadlining tour of the US, currently wrapping up in ... read more

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Records: New from The Drowns

Posted July 21, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

The Drowns will release View From the Bottom next month, on August 31, via Bypolar and 1984 Records (US) and Gunner Records (Europe). The band features former members of The Briggs, The Shell Corporation, and Success. The general sound pulls from 1990s singalong influences like The Bouncing Souls. Check out "Eternal ... read more

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Records: New Divided Heaven, out now

Posted July 21, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Records: New Divided Heaven, out now

Divided Heaven, the "part full band, part solo" project fronted by Jeff Berman (Protagonist, The Statiks, The Boils), released the new Cold War LP yesterday, July ... read more

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Videos: New "double single" from Four Fists

Posted July 21, 2018, 12:59 p.m.

Videos: New

Collaborative hip-hop project Four Fists is back with the release of "Nobody's Biz/G.D.R.F." The project is a joint effort between P.O.S and Astronautalis and they ... read more

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Splits: Minus the Bear is over, announce farewell tour

Posted July 21, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Splits: Minus the Bear is over, announce farewell tour

After nearly two decades as a goup, Minus the Bear has announced their breakup, followed by a final US tour and a 4-song EP in ... read more

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Bands: Guitarist Brian Patton leaves Eyehategod

Posted July 21, 2018, 12:23 p.m.

Bands: Guitarist Brian Patton leaves Eyehategod

There's news on the Eyehategod front, as guitarist Brian Patton has decided to leave the band.  Patton issued the following statement about his departure: Touring ... read more

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Records: Botch American Nervoso repress

Posted July 21, 2018, 11:26 a.m.

Records: Botch American Nervoso repress

Hydra Head Records have announced purple and steam colored vinyl represses of Botch's 1998 debut American Nervoso are currently available. The label found the a ... read more

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Records: Pig Destroyer return with Head Cage

Posted July 15, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

Records: Pig Destroyer return with Head Cage

Pig Destroyer will return with Head Cage on Sept. 7. Head Cage was recorded by guitarist Scott Hull, mixed and mastered by Will Putney, and features guest vocals ... read more

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Tours: Full of Hell touring with Outer Heaven

Posted July 15, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

Tours: Full of Hell touring with Outer Heaven

Full of Hell, who will soon embark on a European tour, will follow that by spanning the US East Coast with Relapse Records labelmates Outer ... read more

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Tours: Eddie Spaghetti solo in Australia

Posted July 15, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Tours: Eddie Spaghetti solo in Australia

Eddit Spaghetti of Supersuckers will be hitting Australia for a 7-date solo tour this August, beginning on August 10 and running until August 19. For ... read more

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Tours: Woe and Wrym announced tour dates

Posted July 15, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

Tours: Woe and Wrym announced tour dates

In September, New York's Woe will begin a 12-date tour where they'll be joined by WVRM. Woe most recently released Hope Attirition (Vendetta) in 2017. read more

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Tours: Anti-Flag heavy touring through October

Posted July 15, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Tours: Anti-Flag heavy touring through October

In addition to a US tour this summer, Anti-Flag have announced UK and European dates to be joined by Silverstein, Cancer Bats, and Worriers and ... read more

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Labels: New It Came From The Abyss compilation series

Posted July 15, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

Labels: New It Came From The Abyss compilation series

Dark Operative will release It Came From The Abyss (Volume 1), the first in a series of thematic compilations, on August 10 on both digital ... read more

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Bands: New song from Daughters, new LP to come

Posted July 15, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Bands: New song from Daughters, new LP to come

Daughters have just released "Satan in the Wait," their first new song in 8 years. The new song is a teaser of more to come, ... read more

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Records: Swingin' Utters return with new album

Posted July 15, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

Records: Swingin' Utters return with new album

San Francisco punks Swingin' Utters have announced their next record, Peace and Love, will release on August 31 on Fat Wreck Chords.   The band unveiled ... read more

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Records: New Porcupine out this fall

Posted July 15, 2018, 3 p.m.

Records: New Porcupine out this fall

This fall Minneapolis trio Porcupine will release a new album on DC-Jam Records/Dead Broke Rekerds. The band includes former Hüsker Dü bassist Greg Norton. Additional ... read more

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Records: Lemuria releases Companion

Posted July 14, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

Records: Lemuria releases Companion

After releasing Recreational Hate in February, Lemuria has released Companion to "illuminate" the previous record's experience. The first 7 songs on Companion come from the same recording session as Recreational ... read more

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Records: Benoit return with Master

Posted July 14, 2018, 10:09 a.m.

Records: Benoit return with Master

Los Angeles-based Benoit is set to release their first album in seven years, Master, on August 10. Playing in the metallic hardcore sThe LP will ... read more

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Labels: Actor Observer sign with No Sleep

Posted July 8, 2018, 12:31 p.m.

Labels: Actor Observer sign with No Sleep

Post-hardcore band Actor Observer have teamed up with No Sleep Records for the release of their debut full-length, Pareidolia, which releases on August 24. The ... read more

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Tours: Father Murphy in the US one last time

Posted July 8, 2018, 11:39 a.m.

Tours: Father Murphy in the US one last time

Father Murphy, who released the final album A Requiem Ceremony Celebrating the Life and Death of Father Murphy (Ramp Local/Avant!), has announced a final US tour ... read more

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Videos: Slits documentary coming to DVD

Posted July 8, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Previously released in the UK, Here To Be Heard: The Story Of THE SLITS was recently released in North America by MVD Entertainment Group in a deluxe DVD package and digital formats. Formed in London in 1976, the band is credited as being the first all girl punk band. The documentary features ... read more

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Records: No Sleep compiles Summer Bummer sampler

Posted July 8, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

Records: No Sleep compiles Summer Bummer sampler

“The sampler culture of the 90’s is dead, and that is a sad sad thing,” No Sleep founder and president Chris Hansen says of Bummer ... read more

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Bands: Some Swans news

Posted July 7, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

Bands: Some Swans news

Swans will soon reissue Soundtracks for the Blind, originally released in 1996 before the band's hiatus (which lasted until their reformation in 2010). The reissue ... read more

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Records: Bummer debut

Posted July 7, 2018, 12:06 p.m.

Records: Bummer debut

Kansas City noise-rock trio Bummer have set the release date for their debut album, Holy Terror. The new album officially releases on August 24 on Learning ... read more

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Bands: New Tim Hecker soon, remasters now

Posted July 7, 2018, 11:44 a.m.

Bands: New Tim Hecker soon, remasters now

Kranky has announced the release of two vinyl remasters from Tim Hecker's catalog, Radio Amor (2003) and Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again (2001), his ... read more

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Bands: American Television: new music, new coffee

Posted July 7, 2018, 11:29 a.m.

Bands: American Television: new music, new coffee

Coffee has a special place in pop-punk history, and it's at the forefront of the soon-to-release Death Defier by Washington DC's American Television. When the band ... read more

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Records: Katie Ellen EP + dates with Lemuria

Posted July 7, 2018, 10:59 a.m.

Records: Katie Ellen EP + dates with Lemuria

Katie Ellen will release the new Still Life EP later this month on July 20 (Lauren Records). The band, which includes former Chumped members Anika Pyle and ... read more

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Bands: Strung Out - Astrolux Golden Ale

Posted June 30, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Bands: Strung Out - Astrolux Golden Ale

California Strung Out fans can now enjoy a golden ale designed for the long-running Golden State band, made by Lucky Luke Brewing. "For tasting notes, we ... read more

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Records: Primitive Man and Unearthly Trance split in August

Posted June 30, 2018, 11 a.m.

On August 17, Relapse Records will release a 7-song split LP between Denver's Primitive Man and New York's Unearthly Trance. To two bands came together to record this trailer for the upcoming release: Primitive Man has an uncoming European tour with -(16)-.  read more

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Records: SUNN O))) White reissues

Posted June 30, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Records: SUNN O))) White reissues

SUNN O))) is reissuing both White albums, White1 and White2, this summer as part of Southern Lord's ongoing 20th anniversary celebration. For the reissue, the band remastered the original ... read more

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Tours: Spotlights dates, including with Quicksand and Glassjaw

Posted June 29, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Tours: Spotlights dates, including with Quicksand and Glassjaw

Ipecac artists Spotlights have announced several tour dates this summer, including headlining shows, others where they'll share the bill with Quicksand and Glassjaw, and a ... read more

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Records: SIMS x Air Credits x ICETEP

Posted June 29, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Twin Cities + Chicago hip-hop collaboration SIMS x Air Credits x ICETEP have dropped a video for "Hologramme" off their soon to release debut Artería Verité. Consisting of Sims (Doomtree), Air Credits (ShowYouSuck and Steve Reidell) and producer ICETEP, the effort is described as "rap music from the near and bleak ... read more

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MP3s: Vacation preview "Skyline" from new album

Posted June 29, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

MP3s: Vacation preview

Ohio's ever-busy Vacation have unveiled the track "Skyline" for their forthcoming new LP Mouth Sounds #2699, due on July 27 (Let's Pretend Records). Last year ... read more

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Records: Down By Law announce 11th album

Posted June 29, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Records: Down By Law announce 11th album

On August 3, Kung Fu Records will release All In, the 11th album from Los Angeles' Down By Law. It will be distributed through Cleopatra ... read more

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Records: Qui and Three One G team up for Snuh

Posted June 25, 2018, 8 p.m.

Records: Qui and Three One G team up for Snuh

Los Angeles-based duo Qui have announced a new LP on the way named Snuh. In addition to their mix of noise and melody through the ... read more

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Records: Face to Face acoustic sessions

Posted June 25, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

West Coast punks Face to Face will release their first ever acoustic record later this year. Titled Hold Fast (Acoustic Sessions), the new album releases on July 27 on Fat Wreck Chords. The album consists of reworked material from their backcatalog, dating between songs originally released in 1992 up to ... read more

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Shows: Gonerfest 15 initial lineup

Posted June 24, 2018, 3:31 p.m.

Shows: Gonerfest 15 initial lineup

There will still be more to come, but Gonerfest 15 has saved the dates and announced the core lineup for Goner Records' fifteenth Gonerfest. Taking ... read more

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Records: Debut coming from Former Member

Posted June 24, 2018, 3:25 p.m.

A new band, aptly named Former Member, will release their debut album on July 13. The band was formed by Jason Shevchuk (ex-Kid Dynamite, ex-None More Black) alongside Grammy-nominated producer Will Yip on drums. The band will release Old Youth on Yip's Memory Music label. To introduce the group to fans, ... read more

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Records: Live Nick Cave EP

Posted June 22, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Records: Live Nick Cave EP

On Sept. 28, Bad Seed Ltd will release Distant Sky - Live in Copenhagen, a 4-song live EP by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. ... read more

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Bands: Fight Amp and Legendary Divorce members form Low Dose

Posted June 21, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Bands: Fight Amp and Legendary Divorce members form Low Dose

New Philadelphia band Low Dose has released the song "For Sure," rising from the ashes of Fight Amp. The band consists of all three Fight ... read more

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Records: Jon Spencer solo album coming this fall

Posted June 17, 2018, 2:02 p.m.

Records: Jon Spencer solo album coming this fall

The one and only Jon Spencer will release a solo album this fall, the prominent rocker's first under his own moniker. To be titled Spencer ... read more

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Videos: New Needs

Posted June 17, 2018, 1:32 p.m.

Vancouver's Needs have a new song out now and a new album soon to come. The band premiered "Everybody Makes Me Steaks" in video format earlier this week, here: The song comes from their June 22 sophomore release Limitations, which will be released on File Under: Music. read more

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Shows: A celebration of Caleb Scofield

Posted June 17, 2018, 11:46 a.m.

Shows: A celebration of Caleb Scofield

A benefit concert featuring Cave In, Old Man Gloom, Pelican, Celestial (ISIS), and 27 will take place in Los Angeles on Oct. 13. The concert ... read more

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Records: Opening Bell/Sleeping Giant Glossolalia prep new release

Posted June 17, 2018, 10 a.m.

Opening Bell is preparing for the release of Compound Eyes/Loma Atoma, a two-song EP and the 50th overall release by Brooklyn label Sleeping Giant Flossolalia. The song "Loma Atomal" is available for streaming now, and the EP comes out on July 6: Opening Bell "Compound Eyes/Loma Atomal" by Sleeping Giant ... read more

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Records: The Black Queen's Infinite Games

Posted June 17, 2018, 9:32 a.m.

Records: The Black Queen's Infinite Games

"Electronic-meets-alternative" trio The Black Queen are back with a new album on Sept. 28. Named Infinite Games, the record will feature ten new songs and ... read more

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Bands: Coarse release new song (ex-Capsize, ex-Old Wounds)

Posted June 13, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

A new two-piece named Coarse has released the video to "Shed" (below) of their upcoming 6-song debut EP. The band features Brandon Gallagher (ex-Old Wounds - drums, vocals, programming) and Ryan Knowles (ex-Capsize - guitars, vocals, programming) and seeks to play heavy music that is district from their previous projects. Their EP drops ... read more

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Bands: Dollar Signs album and tour

Posted June 10, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Bands: Dollar Signs album and tour

Dollar Signs have had a busy June. First, they released a puppet-y video for "Waste My Life Away," teasing the sound of the upcoming This ... read more

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Tours: The Sword announces more summer tour dates

Posted June 10, 2018, 3:04 p.m.

The Sword, who were kind enough to talk with SPB about their latest album earlier this year, have announced Leg 4 of their "Used Future" tour. This run of dates kicks things off in Oklahoma City in late July and runs through mid-August, wrapping things up in Orlando, FL. To ... read more

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Records: Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998 on vinyl

Posted June 10, 2018, 2:48 p.m.

Records: Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998 on vinyl

SUNN O)))'s Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998 will be getting a limited edition vinyl pressing from Southern Lord Recordings in honor of the label's 20th anniversary ... read more

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Music News: Vulgar Display of Purring awareness program launched

Posted June 10, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Music News: Vulgar Display of Purring awareness program launched

A new non-profit initiative named And Justice For Paws... was recently launched by Bob Legowe, co-owner of Brutal Panda Records. The initiative will raise money ... read more

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Tours: Round Eye in the USA

Posted June 10, 2018, 1:35 p.m.

Tours: Round Eye in the USA

Shanghai's Round Eye, described as saxophone-laden freak punk, will embark on the US tour next month, starting on July 3 in San Francisco and crossing ... read more

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Records: News from The Dirty Nil

Posted June 10, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Canadian rocker punks The Dirty Nil just shared "Bathed in Light," the first taste off their upcoming new LP Master Volume. The new record will come out on  Sept. 14. on Dine Alone Records. Get ready with a listen to the new song, here: read more

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Records: New Get Married material in August

Posted June 10, 2018, noon

Records: New Get Married material in August

On August 17, Get Married will unveil a new full-length titled Songs for the Sleepless, a co-release between Asian Man Records and Wiretap Records. The ... read more

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Records: UK Subs covers album out on June 22

Posted June 10, 2018, 11:37 a.m.

Records: UK Subs covers album out on June 22

Long-running punk band UK Subs is set to release SubVerions, their first covers album in their now 42-year career. The record, wihich features covers of MC5, ... read more

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Records: The Flaming Lips (Restless era) to get vinyl release

Posted June 10, 2018, 11 a.m.

Records: The Flaming Lips (Restless era) to get vinyl release

Rhino Records and Warner Bros. Records, who recently remastered the Restless Records era releases of The Flaming Lips (1886-1990), will soon be releasing those albums on ... read more

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Records: New Flatliners EP soon

Posted June 10, 2018, 10:29 a.m.

Records: New Flatliners EP soon

The Flatliners recently debuted "The Arousal of Repair," a new song from their forthcoming 7" EP Mass Candescence. The EP includes 3 songs in total and ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Date Me" by Squarecrow

Posted June 5, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Today Scene Point Blank is premiering “Date Me,” a song off the brand new Before the Sun Catches Us All by San Diego’s Squarecrow. The ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Batboy/Sarchasm split EP

Posted June 5, 2018, 2:08 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Batboy/Sarchasm split EP

Scene Point Blank is excited to feature a stream of the new split EP from Bat Boy and Sarchasm, out this Friday (June 8) on ... read more

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Tours: Big|Brave schedule summer tour

Posted June 2, 2018, 12:31 p.m.

Tours: Big|Brave schedule summer tour

Big|Brave will set forth on a North American your later this month, joined on select dates by The Body and Lingua Ignota. Running June 29-July ... read more

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Records: New Yob streaming

Posted June 2, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

Records: New Yob streaming

NPR is streaming Our Raw Heart, the newest album from Yob, which comes out officially next Friday, June 8 (Relapse Records). Following the release of the ... read more

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Bands: New release from Mirrors for Psychic Warfare

Posted June 2, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Bands: New release from Mirrors for Psychic Warfare

Mirrors for Psychic Warfare, a project between Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Sanford Parker (Buried at Sea), have announced two upcoming shows with Godflesh in Chicago ... read more

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Records: New from Blind Justice

Posted June 2, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

Records: New from Blind Justice

New Jersey's Blind Justice have premiered "Never Enough" from their upcoming No Matter the Cost LP, scheduled for release on Flatspot Records/Edgewood Records. It is the ... read more

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Tours: Pity Party West Coast tour

Posted June 2, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Tours: Pity Party West Coast tour

Recent La Escalera signees Pity Party have announced a US West Coast tour this summer with stops in California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. They'll be ... read more

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Records: Restorations LP5000

Posted May 21, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Records: Restorations LP5000

Restorations have announced their first release since LP3 in 2014. The band, who released their last effort on SideOneDummy, will return to Tiny Engines (who ... read more

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Records: The return of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Posted May 21, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Records: The return of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones--who announced the curation of Cranking & Skanking Fest to take place later this year in Massachusetts--will release a brand new album on June ... read more

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Records: New video by James Williamson and the Pink Hearts

Posted May 20, 2018, 9:13 a.m.

James Williamson and the Pink Hearts have shared a video to "Riot on the Strip" off their upcoming album Behind the Shade, which releases June 22 on Leopard Lady Records. The band, featuring James Williamson of Iggy and the Stooges fame. The song is about the Los Angeles music scene, ... read more

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Labels: New Age celebrates 30 years with all day festival

Posted May 19, 2018, 1:01 p.m.

Labels: New Age celebrates 30 years with all day festival

New Age Records, founded in 1989, will celebrate 30 years with a diverse all-day festival on August 25, 2018. With a lineup including Trail, Strife, ... read more

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Tours: The Selecter + The English Beat

Posted May 19, 2018, 12:43 p.m.

Tours: The Selecter + The English Beat

This fall, 2 Tone legends The Selecter & The English Beat Feat. Ranking Roger will hit the US on a co-headlining tour. The two groups ... read more

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Music News: Justin Pearson lyric book on the way

Posted May 19, 2018, 11 a.m.

Music News: Justin Pearson lyric book on the way

Three One G has opened pre-orders for The Race to Zero, a collection of lyrics and other creative prose from Justin Pearson over the years. Pearson, ... read more

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Records: Luke McNeill (The Copyrights) has two new releases

Posted May 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Luke McNeills, known as the drummer and songwriter of The Copyrights, has two additional projects with upcoming releases, both on Rad Girlfriend Records. Starter Jacket is a power pop/punk band comprised of McNeill on vocals/guitar, joined by Lanny Durbin (vocals/guitar), Fred Malcom (drums), and Matt Sailor (bass). The band will ... read more

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Bands: Michael Gira and Swans updates

Posted May 19, 2018, 10:06 a.m.

Bands: Michael Gira and Swans updates

Swans has three new news-worthy pieces of information. The band's 1996 album Soundtracks for the Blind will be released in a limited edition vinyl box ... read more

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Records: Aspiga Through the Years

Posted May 18, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Records: Aspiga Through the Years

Aspiga will soon release a new collection called Dragged Through the Years, set for a Sept. 7 release on digital and vinyl formats via A-F ... read more

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Records: Mike Patton's 1922 film score to see release

Posted May 17, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Records: Mike Patton's 1922 film score to see release

Mike Patton's score for the Netflix film 1922 will be released on July 20 on Ipecac Recordings. The film itself is based on a story by ... read more

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Tours: Geld to tour US coasts this summer

Posted May 17, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Tours: Geld to tour US coasts this summer

Australia's Geld have announced a US tour, running first along the West Coast and followed by a string of dates along the Eastern seaboard. The ... read more

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Bands: New from The Pauses

Posted May 17, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Bands: New from The Pauses

The Pauses have two exciting pieces of news to announce. First, they're releasing the new Unbuildingon June 22 on Arctic Rodeo Recordings. The new album is ... read more

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Tours: Mobina Galore announce flexi and tour

Posted May 17, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Tours: Mobina Galore announce flexi and tour

Mobina Galore, who have upcoming dates with both Typesetter and Propagandhi, have released a new flexi 7" on New Damage Records titled Fade Away in preparation ... read more

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Records: New Fucked Up 7-inch in June

Posted May 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Records: New Fucked Up 7-inch in June

Canadian punks Fucked up will release a limited edition 7" next month on Tankcrimes. Titled High Rise and set for release on June 15, the two-song ... read more

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MP3s: Stream Nequient's Wolves at the Door

Posted May 17, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

MP3s: Stream Nequient's Wolves at the Door

New Noise is streaming the brand new Wolves at the Door by Nequient, which comes out this Friday on Nefarious Industries. Listen here. The band ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: NVM by Fleabite

Posted May 14, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: NVM by Fleabite

Our featured stream at Scene Point Blank is the brand new EP NVM from Fleabite and Salinas Records. The 6-song EP, which is officially out on June ... read more

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Records: Inter Arma enter the studio

Posted May 12, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Records: Inter Arma enter the studio

Inter Arma are heading back to the studio for their their fourth full-length, which will be recorded at The Tracking Room in Nashville, TN and Dark ... read more

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Bands: Torche in studio

Posted May 12, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Bands: Torche in studio

Torche has returned to the studio for a new album set for release next year on Relapse. Not yet titled, the album will be the ... read more

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Tours: Tokyo Police Club fall tour

Posted May 12, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

Tours: Tokyo Police Club fall tour

Tokyo Police Club are set for a busy 2018. The band recently toured with Matt & Kim and put out a Record Store Day special release, ... read more

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Labels: Chris Barrows Band, Pink Lincolns, and more

Posted May 12, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Rad Girlfriend Records is releasing three Chris Barrows-related projects on June 29: a reissue of The Pink LIncolns Suck and Bloat, an LP from The Spears, and a new EP by The Chris Barrows Band. Barrows fronts all three projects. The Pink Lincolns formed in 1986 and plays a harder ... read more

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Records: Slowtrip to release EP next week

Posted May 11, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Records: Slowtrip to release EP next week

Slowtrip will release the EP Blur on May 18 (digital) and July 13 (vinyl), on Anchor Eighty-Four. Formed in 2017, the shoegazey Los Angeles-based band features ... read more

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Records: New Vacation this summer

Posted May 11, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Records: New Vacation this summer

On July 27, Ohio's Vacation will return with Mouth Sounds #2699, the follow-up to last year's double LP Southern Grass: The Continuation of Rock’n’Roll. The record ... read more

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Records: Ty Segall solo acoustic and on the road (as always)

Posted May 10, 2018, 10 p.m.

Records: Ty Segall solo acoustic and on the road (as always)

The ever-busy Ty Segall has announced a solo acoustic tour in the US this fall, following a European tour with The Freedom Band to accompany ... read more

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Records: Longshot + Lazerbeak

Posted May 10, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Chicago emcee and Doomtree producer Lazerbeak have teamed up on a new 14-track album called Parades.  They recently premiered "Just Dance," (below) and opened up pre-orders at the Doomtree Records website. The record formally releases on Friday June 8. read more

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Tours: Harm's Way in NW and on Warped

Posted May 10, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Tours: Harm's Way in NW and on Warped

Metal Blade artists Harm's Way have announced a Pacific Northwest tour with Soft Kill. The tour will lead up to late June when the group ... read more

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Videos: Taken release their first ever video

Posted May 10, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

The reunited Taken have offered up a video (the band's first) for the song "Reflect" off their new EP, With Regard To, which released last month on April 27. The EP is the band's first new material since 2004. Fans can check out the video here. read more

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Records: Astpai preview "Best Years" from new LP

Posted May 7, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Astpai have debuted a video for "Best Years" from their upcoming new album True Capacity. The new album, set to release on June 22 on Jump Start Records, was mixed by J. Robbings and will be released on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. They'll be playing touring this summer, including dates with ... read more

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Tours: The Hold Steady's Constructive Summer

Posted May 7, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Tours: The Hold Steady's Constructive Summer

The Hold Steady will keep busy this summer with a series of shows across the US as into Toronto. Among those shows, they will play ... read more

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Labels: 4 new Drunken Sailor releases this month

Posted May 6, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Labels: 4 new Drunken Sailor releases this month

UK label Drunken Sailor has announced four brand new releases coming on May 18. The list: Denim and Leather - Sacred Autism LP - Hardcore ... read more

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Videos: A new Dead To Me song

Posted May 6, 2018, 5:35 p.m.

Videos: A new Dead To Me song

Dead to Me are back with a new video for "Would It Kill You?" Currently working on a new album with Chris Dugan (Green Day, ... read more

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Records: The Cure Mixed Up deluxe edition

Posted May 6, 2018, 12:38 p.m.

Records: The Cure Mixed Up deluxe edition

Mixed Up by The Cure is set to receive a new remasted 3CD boxset treatment, set for release on June 15 on Rhino, alongside a 2LP ... read more

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Records: Proud Parents' Dirtnap debut

Posted May 6, 2018, 12:27 p.m.

Records: Proud Parents' Dirtnap debut

Dirtnap Records is streaming "Hypnotoad" off the upcoming new album by Proud Parents. The self-titled album will be out later this year. Proud Parents is ... read more

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Records: Surprise new EP from Dead Cross

Posted May 6, 2018, 11:37 a.m.

Dead Cross released a surprise 4-song EP on Friday, May 2. Self-titled, the new record (on Ipecac) comes out as the band prepares for a European tour next month. Check out a creepy video for "My Perfect Prisoner" here: Comprised of Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), Justin ... read more

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Tours: Against Me! and Speedy Ortiz on the road

Posted May 6, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

Tours: Against Me! and Speedy Ortiz on the road

Starting later this week, Against Me! will emback on a US tour with Speedy Ortiz, kicking things off at a sold out show in Bellingham, ... read more

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Records: Retirement Party unveil a song off Somewhat Literate

Posted May 6, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Records: Retirement Party unveil a song off Somewhat Literate

As Retirement Party preps for the release of their debut LP, Somewhat Literate, on May 25, the band has unveiled "Passion Fruit Tea" as a taste of ... read more

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Videos: Alice in Chains releases new song

Posted May 6, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

Videos: Alice in Chains releases new song

Alice in Chains, currently on the road (in New York tonight), have released a video for "The One You Know" from their upcoming (and still ... read more

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Records: Two new Blue Room Sessions Singles

Posted May 6, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Records: Two new Blue Room Sessions Singles

The two newest releases in Third Man Records' series "Blue Room Sessions Singles" came out, new 7"s from Dinosaur Jr. and No Joy. The series ... read more

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Records: The Allovers debut song from new record

Posted May 5, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

Records: The Allovers debut song from new record

The Allovers are streaming the song "Tub Time" from their soon to release full-length Yer Guises, their debut alvum. The record comes out on May ... read more

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Shows: Bosstones hosting an annual end of summer festival

Posted May 5, 2018, 2:36 p.m.

Shows: Bosstones hosting an annual end of summer festival

Long-running ska-punks The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced the inaugural Cranking & Skanking Fest. Taking place Saturday Aug. 25 at Worcester Palladium Outdoors in Worcester, ... read more

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Records: Death of a Nation limited edition vinyl

Posted May 5, 2018, 2:27 p.m.

Records: Death of a Nation limited edition vinyl

Formed by former and current members of Defeater and Verse, political hardcore band Death of a Nation have released a 4-song EP on streaming services ... read more

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Music News: New book on MC5 by bassist Michael Davis

Posted May 5, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

Music News: New book on MC5 by bassist Michael Davis

Cleopatra Records has released a new book titled I Brought Down The MC5, written by bassist Michael Davis. The 350-page memoir covers the band's rise ... read more

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Records: Debut coming from Deathgrave (Brainoil/Amber Asylum)

Posted May 5, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

Records: Debut coming from Deathgrave (Brainoil/Amber Asylum)

San Jose, CA-based Deathgrave will drop their debut LP on June 22 on Tankcrimes. Titled So Real, It's Now, the group features familiar faces from ... read more

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Records: The Flaming Lips Greatest Hits and rarities boxsets

Posted May 5, 2018, 10 a.m.

Records: The Flaming Lips Greatest Hits and rarities boxsets

The ever-busy Flaming Lips will release a new 3CD boxset on June 1 titled Greatest Hits Vol. 1. The collection will be available on vinyl ... read more

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Records: Mad Caddies rocksteady punk covers album

Posted April 30, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Mad Caddies have finished work a new themed album titled Punk Rocksteady. The album is a pet project of Fat Mike (NOFX, Fat Wreck Chords), hellbent on a mission to hear classic punk songs reconstituted in reggae form. The album is fully Mad Caddies, though with Fat Mike's participation as ... read more

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Bands: Author & Punisher back in the studio

Posted April 30, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Bands: Author & Punisher back in the studio

One-man industrial-metal project Author & Punisher are back in the studio at work on its sixth studio album. The new album will be issued this ... read more

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Records: Stream the new Abolitionist

Posted April 30, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

Records: Stream the new Abolitionist

The Instant, the fourth full-length from Portland's Abolitionist, is streaming online at New Noise. The new LP officially releases this Friday. Since forming in 2009, ... read more

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Tours: My Bloody Valentine US tour dates

Posted April 30, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Tours: My Bloody Valentine US tour dates

In addition to select European festival dates this summer, including RoberT Smith's Meltdown in London, My Bloody Valentine will be retuning to the US In ... read more

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Labels: William Elliott Whitmore joins Bloodshot

Posted April 30, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Labels: William Elliott Whitmore joins Bloodshot

William Elliott Whitmore will release a new album later this year on Bloodshot Records. The musician from Lee County, Iowa offered the following statement: I ... read more

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Videos: SPB premiere: "This Exists" by Tongue Party

Posted April 26, 2018, 8:17 a.m.

SPB is sharing a brand new video from Tongue Party. Taken from their soon to release album Looking for a Painful Death, the song “This Exists” is a three-minute blast of banging riffage and hazy grooves. The Minneapolis noise punk band will release their new album on May 5 on ... read more

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Records: Don't Worry to release new album on Specialist Subject

Posted April 21, 2018, 10:49 a.m.

Records: Don't Worry to release new album on Specialist Subject

After self-releasing a series of EPs and touring throughout the UK, Don't Worry have joined with Specialist Subject to release Who Cares Anyway? -- their first ... read more

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Bands: Immersion album in June (Wire)

Posted April 21, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

Duo Immersion, featuring Wire Colin Newman (Wire) and Malka Spigel (Minimal COmpact), will release Sleepless on June 15t via swim~. To announced the record, their first since Analogue Creatures Living on an Island (2016), the band has a video for "Micrclimate" embedded below. The album includes guest appearances from Matt Schulz ... read more

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Labels: 20 years of Southern Lord

Posted April 21, 2018, 9:47 a.m.

Labels: 20 years of Southern Lord

Southern Lord, started on April 1, 1998 with the release of Thorr's Hammer's Dommedagsnatt, is marking their twentieth anniversary this year in a big way. ... read more

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Records: Brand new Sleep

Posted April 20, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Records: Brand new Sleep

Sleep returned with the new The Sciences today, released on Third Man Records. The new LP has two versions available: a standard version and a ... read more

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Records: Gang of Four's new EP is Complicit

Posted April 20, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Records: Gang of Four's new EP is Complicit

Gang of Four released a new EP today titled Complicit, with Ivanka Trump on the cover and the Russian word for "complicit" etched below. The ... read more

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Labels: Lauren Records Record Club, round 2

Posted April 20, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Labels: Lauren Records Record Club, round 2

Lauren Records has announced the renewal of their record club, a subscription that sends a series of new releases directly to members. The first round ... read more

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Records: New Street Dogs hits the streets in June

Posted April 20, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

Records: New Street Dogs hits the streets in June

On June 22, Street Dogs will release a new album titled Stand for Something or Die for Nothing on Century Media. It's the sixth studio album ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Labyrinths (and other writings)" by Randall Holt

Posted April 18, 2018, 8:10 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

We’re sharing something new at Scene Point Blank today, the track “Labyrinths (and other writings)” from cellist Randall Holt (Knest, Horne + Holt). The song ... read more

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Bands: Bad Waitress join Royal Mountain

Posted April 16, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Bands: Bad Waitress join Royal Mountain

Toronto-based Bad Waitress has signed with Royal Mountain Records for the release of a new EP titled Party Bangers: Volume 1.BrooklynVegan Premieres New Track & Video for ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Superstition" by Daylight Robbery

Posted April 16, 2018, 1:21 p.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Today we’re sharing a premiere of “Superstition,” one of four songs on Daylight Robbery’s upcoming new EP Signal Bleed. Daylight Robbery hails from Chicago and ... read more

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MP3s: New song from Radon: Painted Red

Posted April 15, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

MP3s: New song from Radon: Painted Red

Radon has shared a new track, "Painted Red," off their upcoming new album, More of Their Lies.  It's the fourth full-length from the Florida-based band that ... read more

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Records: New EP from Dusk

Posted April 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.

Records: New EP from Dusk

Dirtnap just released The Pain Of Loneliness (Goes On And On) b/w Go Easy by Wisconsin's Dusk. The two-song 7" preludes an upcoming full-length this June on ... read more

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Shows: Fest 17 lineup announcements, wave 1

Posted April 12, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Shows: Fest 17 lineup announcements, wave 1

The annual Gainesville, FL punk rock extravaganza The Fest has announced dates and part of the line-up for The Fest 17. The three day event ... read more

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Tours: Lots of Full of Hell tour dates

Posted April 12, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Tours: Lots of Full of Hell tour dates

Recent Relapse signees Full of Hell have announced a busy schedule. First a US tour with Gatecreeper, then a European tour starting in August. All ... read more

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Records: DOA sets release date

Posted April 8, 2018, 11:06 a.m.

Records: DOA sets release date

DOA, who are celebrating 40 years as a band in 2018, have announced a release date of May 1 for their upcoming Fight Back album, which ... read more

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Obituaries: Caleb Schofield memorial fund

Posted April 8, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Obituaries: Caleb Schofield memorial fund

In late March, Caleb Scofield (Old Man Gloom, Zozobra, Cave In) passed away in a car accident. Hydra Head has opened a memorial fund to ... read more

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Records: Dark Buddha Rising II

Posted April 7, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Records: Dark Buddha Rising II

On April 20, Neurot Recordings will unleash Dark Buddha Rising's II to the world. The two-track, 26-minute EP will be on CD and vinyl formats. read more

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Tours: AFI + Rise Against

Posted April 7, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Tours: AFI + Rise Against

The Mourning in Amerika Tour, featuring AFI and Rise Against, kicks off on July 28 in Toronto, ON and will cross North American over roughly ... read more

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Records: "Embrace the Rub" -- The Melvins

Posted April 7, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Wondering what's going on with the always-productive Melvins? They've just unleased the video for "Embrace the Rub" to the world, giving a taste of their new album Pinkus Abortion Technician, releasing on April 20 (Ipecac Recordings). The song itself has shades of 1980s punk and is just a minute and a ... read more

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Bands: The White Light comes together

Posted April 7, 2018, 10:48 a.m.

Bands: The White Light comes together

The White Light is a newly formed group with members of Sunn O))), Engine Kid, Pelican, and Tattle Tale. More specifically, members are guitarist Greg ... read more

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Shows: Fire in the Mountains comes to Jackson

Posted April 6, 2018, 8:23 a.m.

The outdoor music festival Fire in the Mountains, set near Jackson, WY among the Rocky Mountains, has announced wave 1 of its 2018 lineup. Artists include Panopticon, Wayfarer, and Aerial Ruin. Taking place June 30-July 1, the two-day festival is set in Moran, WY and Bridger-Teton National Forest.  April 12 update: The ... read more

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Videos: The Godfathers of Hardcore is RSD's official 2018 film

Posted April 3, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Videos: The Godfathers of Hardcore is RSD's official 2018 film

The Godfathers of Hardcore, a feature-length documentary about Agnostic Front, has been chosen as the official film of Record Store Day 2018. As a part ... read more

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Records: Scream's NMC17 to get reissue this month

Posted April 3, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Records: Scream's NMC17 to get reissue this month

On April 27 Southern Lord will reissue NMC17 (No More Censorship) from notable Washington, DC punks Scream on LP and CD. The reissue is dedicated ... read more

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Records: worlds greatest dad to release debut in May

Posted April 3, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Records: worlds greatest dad to release debut in May

The Atlanta based group worlds greatest dad released a new video today for "Laughing (While You're Smiling)" off their soon to release debut full-length. Titled ... read more

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Records: Sweatin' To The Oldies on vinyl (soon)

Posted April 2, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Records: Sweatin' To The Oldies on vinyl (soon)

Tankcrimes Records, who reissued Spazz's Sweatin' To The Oldies on CD in 2016, has announced a 2XLP version of the 64-song record, coming out soon. ... read more

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Tours: At the Heart of the World start tour tomorrow

Posted April 2, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

At the Heart of the World, from Portland, OR, will hit the road tomorrow with Children joining them on a short series of US West Boast dates. The band recently released their debut, Rotting Forms, on Glory Kid. Check out the record here: Rotting Forms by At The Heart Of ... read more

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Bands: Audio Karate reform for Descendents shows

Posted April 2, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Bands: Audio Karate reform for Descendents shows

Former Kung Fu Records pp-punks Audio Karate have announced a run of reunion dates where they'll be opening for the Descendents. Legendary Descendents' drummer Bill ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: R.I.P. Clearance Event by The Sueves

Posted March 26, 2018, 8:16 a.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: R.I.P. Clearance Event by The Sueves

Out this Friday, March 30, The Sueves return with their second full-length LP, R.I.P. Clearance Event. The Chicago band play gritty and enthusiastic punk-fueled r’n’r, ... read more

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Records: Radon returns on May 1

Posted March 24, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Records: Radon returns on May 1

Florida punks Radon return with More Of Their Lies, set to release on May 1 on Eager Beaver Records. Containing 13 songs in total, it's ... read more

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Bands: The Sword releases Used Future

Posted March 24, 2018, 9:44 a.m.

The Sword, whose new album Used Future came out yesterday, have unleased an 9-bit themed video for the title track here: In addition to the new music and video, the band also announced leg three of their upcoming Used Future tour, with support by Atomic Bitchwax. Wave 3 dates are ... read more

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MP3s: "Portals" from CHRCH

Posted March 22, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Set to release their second full-length, Light Will Consume Us All, on May 11 on Neurot Recordings, CHRCH have unleased the new song "Portals" as a taste of what's to come. In addition to the new record, the band will be setting to the road with Fister. They previously released Unanswered ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Plastic Bags and Seagulls" by Duvel

Posted March 22, 2018, 9:47 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Scene Point Blank is excited to premiere a new song off the upcoming debut from Oslo, Norway’s Duvel, titled Attempts At Speech. Today we’re sharing the ... read more

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Records: Wire reissues and Record Store Day

Posted March 20, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Records: Wire reissues and Record Store Day

Wire's first three records, Pink Flag (1977), Chairs Missing (1978), and 154 (1979) will be reissued this year and released on CD, special edition CD books, and vinyl by their ... read more

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Records: The Dynospectrum 20th anniversary vinyl

Posted March 20, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Records: The Dynospectrum 20th anniversary vinyl

Rhymesayers Entertainment is celebrating the 20th anniversary of release The Dynospectrum by releasing a remastered version, the first time it will be available on vinyl. ... read more

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Tours: Neurosis, Converge, Amenra (oh my)

Posted March 20, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Tours: Neurosis, Converge, Amenra (oh my)

Following dates in Europe this June with Deadkids, Neurosis will hit North America's West Coast in a heavy hitting lineup featuring Converge and Amenra. Tickets ... read more

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Bands: New High on Fire in late 2018

Posted March 20, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Bands: New High on Fire in late 2018

After spending February in the studio, High on Fire have announced a new album set for release late this year. "We've definitely pushed ourselves musically ... read more

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Music News: Miguel Chen (Teenage Bottlerocket) authors book

Posted March 19, 2018, 8:05 p.m.

Music News: Miguel Chen (Teenage Bottlerocket) authors book

Miguel Chen, bassist of Teenage Bottlerocket (Fat Wreck Chords), has announced the release of a new book with Rod Meade Sperry, titled I Wanna Be Well: How a ... read more

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Records: New song from No Fun At All

Posted March 18, 2018, 12:05 p.m.

Records: New song from No Fun At All

Founded in 1991, Swedish punk band No Fun At All will return with a new album on April 13. To be released on Bird Attack ... read more

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Tours: Alice in Chains update

Posted March 18, 2018, 10:20 a.m.

Tours: Alice in Chains update

Alice in Chains has announced an upcoming world news and hints of a new album. The world tour kicks off on August 22 (dates below). ... read more

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Records: New solo album coming from Problem Daughter's Regan Ashton

Posted March 18, 2018, 12:57 a.m.

Records: New solo album coming from Problem Daughter's Regan Ashton

Regan Ashton of Problem Daughter has announced his debut solo album. The album is set for release on May 11 on La Escalera Records and ... read more

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Records: Ghoul, Ill Bill, and Goretex

Posted March 17, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Records: Ghoul, Ill Bill, and Goretex

Tankcrimes and Uncle Howie Records have teamed up with a two song split with contributions by Ghoul and Ill Bill (featuring Goretex). To be released ... read more

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MP3s: New Craig Finn song off Devinyl Split Series release

Posted March 17, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

MP3s: New Craig Finn song off Devinyl Split Series release

"Galveston," a new solo song from Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, is streaming at Noisey now. The song is Finn's contribution to Devinyl Splits No. 7, ... read more

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Bands: Vitamin X and Southern Lord join forces

Posted March 17, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

Bands: Vitamin X and Southern Lord join forces

Long-running Amsterdam hardcore band Vitamin X have announced a new LP to come this spring on Southern Lord Recordings. Southern Lord will release Age Of ... read more

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Records: Take Offense releasing new EP

Posted March 17, 2018, 1:38 p.m.

Records: Take Offense releasing new EP

So Cal hardcore band Take Offense will release the new Tensions on High EP on March 30. The new release features five new songs, including "Trust" ... read more

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Records: Napalm Death rarities

Posted March 17, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

At the end of the month, Napalm Death will drop Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs, a 31-track rarities compilation on 2xCD/2LP and digital formats. Handled by Century Media Records, it officially releases on March 30. Bassist Shane Embury explains the record like this: We are very thrilled to be finally ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Skinnerian Dilemma" from By The Grace of God

Posted March 13, 2018, 8:28 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

By the Grace of God are back, and SPB is pleased to be a part of it by premiering the new track "Skinnerian Dilemma." “Skinnerian ... read more

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Bands: More Elway this May

Posted March 11, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Bands: More Elway this May

Red Scare Industries has announced a new album from Elway, coming this May (as mentioned in their Pass The Mic interview). In addition to the new ... read more

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Tours: May tour for Against Me!

Posted March 11, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Tours: May tour for Against Me!

En route to Las Vegas' Punk Rock Bowling on May 28, Against Me! will set offo n the US West Coast for much of May, ... read more

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MP3s: Listen to the new Zeke

Posted March 11, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

MP3s: Listen to the new Zeke

Back after 14 years between albums, the new Zeke comes out on March 30 (Relapse Records). Hellbender comes out at the end of the month, but ... read more

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Records: Early recordings of The Infamous Gehenna

Posted March 10, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Records: Early recordings of The Infamous Gehenna

Dark Operative just released The War Of The Sons Of Light And The Suns Of Darkness, a collection of early recordings from The Infamous Gehenna, ... read more

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Records: YOB return this June

Posted March 10, 2018, 9:44 a.m.

Records: YOB return this June

Oregon's YOB will release their eigth full-length on June 8. Titled Raw Heart, the 7-track album follows a reissue of The Great Cessation, which came out ... read more

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Records: New From A Perfect Circle

Posted March 9, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

A Perfect Circle, who will release their fourth full-length, Eat the Elephant, on April 20 (BMG), have released a video for the song "Disillusioned." "Disillusioned" also appears on a limited release 10" that also contains the song "The Doomed." Fans can check out the video here: read more

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Records: Seven Days of Samsara release 20 year collection

Posted March 9, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Records: Seven Days of Samsara release 20 year collection

Milwaukee hardcore band Seven Days of Samara have announced the upcoming release of Dark Operative Presents SDOS 1998-2018 Collection. Still active, the band recorded the ... read more

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Videos: Alice Bag releases new video

Posted March 9, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Alice Bag has a new video for the song “Se Cree Joven" from her upcoming second solo album, Blueprint. The new album will release on March 23 on Don Giovanni and features guest vocals on many tracks, including from Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, The Julie Ruin), Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile, Sex Stains), and Martin ... read more

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Shows: Punk Rock Bowling club shows

Posted March 6, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

In addition to the regular festival grounds, Punk Rock Bowling has announced its club shows that take place each night from May 24-28 in more intimate venues after hours. Notable performers are plentiful, but include The Bronx, Hot Water Music, Dillinger Four, Good Riddance, the Dwarves, Fishbone, and more.  read more

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Tours: The Rememberables in Europe

Posted March 6, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Tours: The Rememberables in Europe

The Rememberables, who released a self-titled album last year on Adagio830, will embark on a European tour this May, hitting 10 countires in total. For ... read more

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Records: Fotocrime announce full-length, release video

Posted March 6, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Ryan Patterson-led project Fotocrime has announced its debut LP, Principle of Pain. Described as a dark post-punk, synthesizer project, the band released two EPs last year in advance of the new LP, which will Release on May 18 on Auxiliary Records. For a taste, check out "Nadia (Last Year's Men)": read more

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Records: SPB premiere: "Other People" by Totally Slow

Posted March 6, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

Records: SPB premiere:

Scene Point Blank is excited to be premiering the new song “Other People” from the upcoming Imperium EP by North Carolina’s Totally Slow. The DIY band plays melodic punk ... read more

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Records: Strung Out...acoustic

Posted March 5, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Records: Strung Out...acoustic

Strung Out has announced a surprise acoustic EP in the works to be titled Black Out the Sky. Scheduled for release on May 11 on the ... read more

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Records: Samhain tribute coming this spring

Posted March 3, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Records: Samhain tribute coming this spring

In May, Corpse FLower Records will release a new vinyl-only Samhain tribute titled We All Want Our Time In Hell. The album was put together ... read more

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Records: Flaming Lips Restless reissues

Posted March 3, 2018, 12:31 p.m.

Records: Flaming Lips Restless reissues

Early material from The Flaming Lips is getting the remaster/reissue treatment courtesy of Rhino/Warner Bros. Records. A new six-CD boxed set will release on May ... read more

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Tours: Author & Punisher Europe dates

Posted March 3, 2018, 12:03 p.m.

Tours: Author & Punisher Europe dates

One-man industrial project Author & Punisher will be in Europe this summer on a headlining tour that kicks of on May 21 in Denmark, running ... read more

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Shows: Soundset 2018 ineup

Posted March 3, 2018, 11:34 a.m.

Shows: Soundset 2018 ineup

The annual Rhymesayers Entertainment sponsored Soundset Festival has announced the lineup for its 11th go-around. The festival takes place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. ... read more

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Records: Dan Weiss to release Starebaby

Posted March 3, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

New York based drummer Dan Weiss has a new album coming up titled Starebaby, set for release on April 6 on Pi Recordings. The album is performed by Weiss, Matt Mitchell, Craig Taborn, Ben Monder, and Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Tomahawk, Secret Chiefs 3) and includes influence from improv jazz, ... read more

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Records: New song from Gang of Four

Posted March 3, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

Records: New song from Gang of Four

Gang of Four just premiered the track "Lucky" off an upcoming EP. The new EP drops on April 13. Named Complicit, it's their first new ... read more

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Records: New from Swiss Army

Posted March 3, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Records: New from Swiss Army

Pittsburgh's Swiss Army will soon release Paris Mountain, scheduled for April 27 on A-F Records. Paris Mountain is a real place from my childhood. Symbolically, ... read more

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MP3s: Stream the new Andrew WK

Posted March 2, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

MP3s: Stream the new Andrew WK

Wondering what You're Not Alone, the new LP from positive party rocker Andrew W.K., his first new album in over a decade, sounds like? NPR ... read more

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Tours: Neurosis + Deafkids: Coming to Europe this June

Posted Feb. 27, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Tours: Neurosis + Deafkids: Coming to Europe this June

In case the headline was unclear, Neurosis returns to Europe this June, joined for support by label mates Deafkids for all but two of the ... read more

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Shows: Pitchfork Music Festival 2018

Posted Feb. 27, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Shows: Pitchfork Music Festival 2018

The annual Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago has announced its first round of performers to grace the various stages at Union Park from July 20-22. ... read more

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Splits: Accused of sexual assault, Young and in the Way disband

Posted Feb. 26, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Amid multiple accusations of sexual assault from a past tour in Detroit, Young and in the Way have announced their immediate breakup as a band. The uproar began when accusers issued statements seeking the band's removal from festival lineups, which escalated to their being dropped by Deathwish, Inc. and, later, ... read more

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Labels: Sailor's Grave adds The Goddamn Gallows

Posted Feb. 25, 2018, 10:21 a.m.

Labels: Sailor's Grave adds The Goddamn Gallows

Los Angeles banjo punks The Goddamn Gallows have inked with Sailor's Grave Records for the release of their upcoming sixth album, The Trial, which comes ... read more

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Shows: Damaged City 2018

Posted Feb. 24, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

Shows: Damaged City 2018

In more festival news, Damanged City Fest 2018 returns to Washington, DC from April 5-8. The annual punk and hardcore festival is now in its sixth ... read more

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Records: Songs From Under the Floorboard benefit compilation

Posted Feb. 24, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

Records: Songs From Under the Floorboard benefit compilation

Songs From Under the Floorboard radio show on Portland's XRAY FM is releaseing Songs From Under the Floorboard, Vol. 1, a compilation showcasing the shows ... read more

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Records: New 7-inch coming from Berthold City

Posted Feb. 24, 2018, 10:29 a.m.

Records: New 7-inch coming from Berthold City

Berthold City will release their debut 7", following last year's foration and demo. Titled Moment of Truth, the EP contains three songs from the demo plus ... read more

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Shows: Psycho Las Vegas 2018 releases lineup

Posted Feb. 23, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Shows: Psycho Las Vegas 2018 releases lineup

Psycho Las Vegas has announced its 2018 lineup for the three-day festival, taking place August 17-19 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The diverse lineup ... read more

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Tours: Radiohead come to North America

Posted Feb. 22, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Tours: Radiohead come to North America

Radiohead have scheduled a run of North American tour dates stretching from July into August this summer with stops in the US and Canada. The ... read more

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Bands: Man Mountain release "Illumination Rings"

Posted Feb. 22, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Bands: Man Mountain release

Detroit post-rock group Man Mountain have unveild "Illumination Rings," a song off their upcoming March 16 new album titled Infinity Mirror (Spartan Records). The new ... read more

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Bands: Two upcoming releases from Black Moth Super Rainbow

Posted Feb. 22, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

Bands: Two upcoming releases from Black Moth Super Rainbow

After six years without a release, Black Moth Super Rainbow will release the new Panic Blooms this May 4 on Rad Cult Records, plus a limited edition ... read more

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Videos: First new Iceage song since 2014

Posted Feb. 17, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Iceage, set to hit the road for US tour this spring, have released a new song and video, "Catch It" (below). The new song is their first new material since Plowing Into the Field of Love (2014). Watch/listen now and check out their tour dates below. read more

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Records: Three Man Cannon return with new LP

Posted Feb. 17, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Records: Three Man Cannon return with new LP

Three Man Cannon will soon release a new self-titled album on March 15 on Lame-O Records. To prep fans for the release they just put ... read more

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Labels: Relapse signs Full of Hell

Posted Feb. 17, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Labels: Relapse signs Full of Hell

Full of Hell have joined forces with Relapse Records and has plans to write their seventh full-length this year for their new label home. To ... read more

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Tours: The Wonder Years dates, US + UK

Posted Feb. 17, 2018, 1:46 p.m.

Tours: The Wonder Years dates, US + UK

In April The Wonder Years will play several shows in England, Sctoland, and Ireland, leading up to a North America tour in May that includes ... read more

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Videos: L7 came back to bitch

Posted Feb. 11, 2018, 1:16 p.m.

Reformed L7 has released their second new single following an 18 year break. The band, who reunited last year amid the release of documentary Pretend We're Dead, just released a video for "I Came Back To Bitch" below (Don Giovanni Records). The band is scheduled for a short tour this ... read more

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Records: Pity Party prep new relaase on La Escalera

Posted Feb. 11, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

Records: Pity Party prep new relaase on La Escalera

Pity Party will soon put out their third overall release, the upcoming EP titled Are You Happy Yet? on La Escalera Records. The DIY Oakland-based ... read more

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Records: New from Giving Up

Posted Feb. 11, 2018, 12:01 p.m.

Records: New from Giving Up

Garner Cardinals, the third full-length from Iowa's Giving Up, comes out this Friday on Feb. 16. The self-released record follows 2009 and 2012 LPs and ... read more

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Videos: New song from The Scutches

Posted Feb. 11, 2018, 11:14 a.m.

New York pop-punks The Scutches hae a new video out to get fans ready for their upcoming new album Negatory (Something To Do Records). To get a feel for their new material, watch "Worth Enough" below. The Scutches previous effort was a re-release of Glass House in 2016. read more

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Records: New split by Holler House and Technician

Posted Feb. 10, 2018, 1:32 p.m.

Records: New split by Holler House and Technician

Jetsam-Flotsam record label will soon release a split release between two Minneapolis bands: Holler House and Technician, on March 3. Each band contributes three songs. ... read more

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Tours: Be More Kind Tour

Posted Feb. 10, 2018, 1:24 p.m.

The Homeless Gospel Choir, fresh off the release of Normal on A-F Records, have been announced as support on the Be More Kind World Tour along with Frank Turner, Lucero, and The Menzingers. Dates are posted after the jump. For a taste of the band, check out this video for the ... read more

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Records: Live CD+DVD from Shonen Knife

Posted Feb. 10, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Records: Live CD+DVD from Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife have announced Alive!, a collection of 21 tracks from the band's 31 years (so far) in a DVD/CD package. The collection has a ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive: Positions Of Power by Runt

Posted Feb. 8, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive: Positions Of Power by Runt

Scene Point Blank is excited to host a stream of the brand new Runt LP Positions Of Power, out on Feb. 9 on La Vida Es ... read more

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Records: Red City Radio return with new EP

Posted Feb. 7, 2018, 8:20 a.m.

Records: Red City Radio return with new EP

Red City Radio are set to release SkyTigers next month on Red Scare Industries. The new EP is their first new material since their 2015 ... read more

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Night Shift" by Neighborhood Brats

Posted Feb. 6, 2018, 8:15 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

Neighborhood Brats are back with a new 7”, Night Shift, which will be released on March 23, 2017 on Taken By Surprise. Scene Point Blank ... read more

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MP3s: "Control" from Chicago's High Priests

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

MP3s:

With Spinning set to release soon -- March 23 on Triple Eye Industries -- Chicago's noise/hardcore band High Prieses have unveiled "Control" at Svbterranean to get fans ... read more

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Bands: Zeke is back

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

Zeke is back with Hellbender set to release on March 30. It's the Motorhead-influenced punk bank's first record since 2004. The new album, Hellbender, will be on Relapse Records, which also released their previous effort, 'Til The Livin' End, in back in 2004 after also working with Scooch Pooch, Epitaph, and Aces ... read more

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Records: New video from Spanish Love Songs

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

Records: New video from Spanish Love Songs

Spanish Love Songs just premiered a new video for "Joana, In Five Acts," one of the 11 songs on their soon to release Schmaltz, set for ... read more

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Records: Spiral Stairs and Preston School of Industry 2018 reissues

Posted Feb. 3, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Spiral Stairs and Preston School of Industry will be reissuing records in 2018. Both bands feature Scott Kannberg (Pavement). Throughout the year, Nine Mile Records will reussie Preston School of Industry's All This Sounds Gas (2001), Preston School Of Industy's Monsoon (2004), and Spiral Stairs' The Real Feel (2009). Each reissues ... read more

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Tours: The Bronx tour schedule

Posted Feb. 3, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Tours: The Bronx tour schedule

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

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MP3s: SPB premiere: "Die Old" by Cecil Frena

Posted Jan. 31, 2018, 8:17 a.m.

MP3s: SPB premiere:

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

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Records: A Lawrence Arms collection is on its way

Posted Jan. 30, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Records: A Lawrence Arms collection is on its way

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

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

Posted Jan. 28, 2018, 11:34 a.m.

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

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

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Tours: Slayer: One Final World Tour

Posted Jan. 28, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Tours: Slayer: One Final World Tour

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

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Records: Hop Along return

Posted Jan. 28, 2018, 10:36 a.m.

Philadelphia’s Hop Along return with their third studio album Bark Your Head Off, Dog on April 6 on Saddle Creek. In addition to the new record, they'll embark on a US tour for the months of May and June. Check out "How Simple" below for a taste of the new ... read more

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Records: A new Damned record

Posted Jan. 28, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Records: A new Damned record

Formed in 1976, The Damned are back with Eveil Spirits on April 13. The new record, to be released by Search and Destroy/Spinefarm Records, was ... read more

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Records: Jean Grae & Quelle Chris' Everything's Fine

Posted Jan. 28, 2018, 9:31 a.m.

Jean Grae & Quelle Chrs will release new album Everything's Fine on Mello Music on March 30. Lead track "OhSh" has premiered now: Everything's Fine by Jean Grae & Quelle Chris The new LP includes numerous cameos in addition to the work by Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, including Denmark Vessey, Anna Wise, ... read more

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Records: The Last Gang full-length in March

Posted Jan. 27, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Records: The Last Gang full-length in March

Fat Wreck signee's The Last Gang have set the release date for their label (full-length) debut. On March 2, the band will release the 10-song ... read more

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Records: Spanish Love Songs to release Schmaltz on March 30

Posted Jan. 25, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Records: Spanish Love Songs to release Schmaltz on March 30

On March 30, Los Angeles's Spanish Love Songs return with the new album Schmaltz. The band, who previously released Sings the Blues in 2015 and an ... read more

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Records: New from Parasight

Posted Jan. 25, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Records: New from Parasight

Parasight, from COpenhagen, Denmart, will release their second LP At Leve Som Hvis Der Var Et Håb on March 9 through Indisciplinarian and Modstand Records. Overall, ... read more

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Bands: MIEN debut (Black Angels, The Horror)

Posted Jan. 23, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Bands: MIEN debut (Black Angels, The Horror)

Rocket Recordings will be releaseing the debut, self-titled effort by MIEN this April 6. The new group is includes Alex Maas (The Black Angels), Tom ... read more

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Records: The Shell Corporation announce new LP

Posted Jan. 21, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Records: The Shell Corporation announce new LP

San Fernando, CA's The Shell Corporation will return with a new album, Fucked, coming March 2 via La Escalera Records (US) and Gunner Records (Europe). They last released Mandrake in 2014 ... read more

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Records: Royal Brat debut out next month

Posted Jan. 21, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Records: Royal Brat debut out next month

Royal Brat, who previously released a well received demo and have toured the US extensively, will officially release their debut full-length next month. Out on ... read more

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Records: Alkaline Trio Past Live vinyl box set

Posted Jan. 21, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

Records: Alkaline Trio Past Live vinyl box set

Alkaline Trio are currently selling alimited edition vinyl box set of their four-night residency at  the Metro in Chicago in 2014. The residency was a ... read more

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Shows: Robert Plant to headline Bearded Theory 2018

Posted Jan. 21, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

Shows: Robert Plant to headline Bearded Theory 2018

West Midlands festival Bearded Theory 2018 will have a heavy hitting line-up this year, including Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Jimmy Cliff, The ... read more

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Records: New full-length from Vegas this March

Posted Jan. 21, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Records: New full-length from Vegas this March

Vegas will return with a new full-length album on March 16, to be released by Judas Chair Collective and The FInal Judgment Records. Titled Digital Affairs Neurotic, ... read more

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Records: "Send Me" video from new No Age

Posted Jan. 21, 2018, 4:31 p.m.

On Jan. 26, No Age returns with a new album titled Snares Like A Haircut to be released by Drag City. To prep fans, they've released a video for "Send Me," following an Office Space-y vibe. In addition to the new record, the band will be touring the US and parts ... read more

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Records: DeeCracks announce Sonic Delusions

Posted Jan. 21, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Records: DeeCracks announce Sonic Delusions

DeeCRACKS, formed in 2003, will release their new full-length, Sonic Delusions, on Feb. 23 on Pirates Press Records. The long-running band has had numerous line-up ... read more

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Records: New Bikini Cops 7-inch

Posted Jan. 21, 2018, 9:38 a.m.

Records: New Bikini Cops 7-inch

Drunken Sailor Records has released Three, the third EP from Perth, Australia's Bikini Cops. "Didn’t you know all the best punk hails from Australia these days? Sounds ... read more

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Tours: Mirrors for Psychic Warfare news

Posted Jan. 20, 2018, 12:01 p.m.

Tours: Mirrors for Psychic Warfare news

The collaboration betweetn Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea), has announced an upcoming tour in early spring. The group released a self-titled ... read more

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Bands: Two Neolithic EPs to come

Posted Jan. 20, 2018, 11:49 a.m.

Bands: Two Neolithic EPs to come

Baltimore's Neolithic has announced two new releases. First, they'll release a split with Martyrdöd, followed by an EP titled Cult Of Ignorance, both to be ... read more

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Bands: Pinkish Black studio and tour time

Posted Jan. 20, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Bands: Pinkish Black studio and tour time

Pinkish Black have entered the studio in Fort Worth, TX to start work on their fourth full-length, currently titled Concept Unification. No release date is set, ... read more

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Records: Mean Jeans Jingles album

Posted Jan. 20, 2018, 10:41 a.m.

Records: Mean Jeans Jingles album

Mean Jeans return with a new album, Jingles Collection, on Feb. 16 on Fat Wreck Chords. As the name implies, each of the record's 23 ... read more

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Records: Bind Torture Kill reveal new song ahead of new record

Posted Jan. 16, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Records: Bind Torture Kill reveal new song ahead of new record

France's Bind Torture Kill will release a new full-length on Wooaaargh later this month: Jan. 26. To hold fans over in the meantime, they're streaming ... read more

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Records: Rogue Wave's Asleep At Heaven's Gate 10 year edition

Posted Jan. 16, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Records: Rogue Wave's Asleep At Heaven's Gate 10 year edition

Rogue Wave will release a fully remastered double-LP version of their 2008 record, Asleep At Heaven's Gate. The 10th anniversary edition will include four rare ... read more

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Records: Sports Reference stream new EP

Posted Jan. 7, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Records: Sports Reference stream new EP

Somewhere Else, a new EP from Sports Ference and Emocat Records, is streaming online at New Noise. The record was recorded at Haunted Muscle Beach ... read more

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Bands: New record & new tour from The Dodges

Posted Jan. 5, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Bands: New record & new tour from The Dodges

The Dodges just released a new record titled Roll With, to be followed by a US West Coast tour later this month. Released on La Escalera ... read more

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Bands: D.O.A. to enter studio for 40th anniversary album

Posted Jan. 5, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Bands: D.O.A. to enter studio for 40th anniversary album

D.O.A. have announced plans to hit the studio in two weeks for an album to be released later this year, their 40th as a group. ... read more

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Records: Surprise new album from Jeff Rosenstock

Posted Jan. 4, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Records: Surprise new album from Jeff Rosenstock

Jeff Rosenstock kicked off the new year by pleasing fans with a downloadable new record title POST- on the Quote Unquote Records Bandcamp, available for ... read more

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MP3s: 2017 sampler from Art As Catharsis

Posted Dec. 21, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

MP3s: 2017 sampler from Art As Catharsis

Art as Catharsis label is offering up a downloadable 2017 sampler for fans and curious new seekers of new music. The sampler includes 20 diverse tracks, ... read more

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Records: Dean Ween Group's Rock2

Posted Dec. 21, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

Records: Dean Ween Group's Rock2

The Dean Ween Group, founded by none other than Dean Ween (formerly of Ween), has announced a second album coming out on March 9. Titled ... read more

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Labels: Glory Kid adds At the Heart of the World

Posted Dec. 18, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

Labels: Glory Kid adds At the Heart of the World

Glory Kid Ltd. has announced a new band on their roster, the metal/industrial At the Heart of the World, with their debut Rotting Forms. Described as ... read more

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Tours: Final Off With Their Heads acoustic dates

Posted Dec. 18, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Tours: Final Off With Their Heads acoustic dates

Off With Their Heads continue to tour in support of 2016's acoustic Won't Be Missed record (Anxious and Angry Records). Featuring revised, stripped down versions of ... read more

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Bands: Dead Empires add vocalist, announce new album

Posted Dec. 17, 2017, 6:01 p.m.

Bands: Dead Empires add vocalist, announce new album

New York state's Dead Empires have announced a new album, coming Feb. 23 and titled Designed to Disappear, plus the addition of vocalist Jason Sherman (Torrential ... read more

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Tours: Sorority Noise spring tour

Posted Dec. 17, 2017, 5:31 p.m.

Tours: Sorority Noise spring tour

This coming spring, Sorority Noise will tour the US with Remo Drive, Foxx Bodies, and Jelani Sei joining them in support. Sorority Noise released You're Not As ... read more

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Bands: A Vulture Wake features familiar faces

Posted Dec. 17, 2017, 5:20 p.m.

Bands: A Vulture Wake features familiar faces

On Jan. 31, Bird Attach Records will released the debut of A Vulture Wake, a band featuring Chad Price (ALL/Drag The River), Joe Raposo (RKL/Lagwagon), ... read more

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Shows: Punk Rock Bowling 2018 lineup

Posted Dec. 17, 2017, 12:11 p.m.

Shows: Punk Rock Bowling 2018 lineup

Annual Las Vegas punk rockk bowlathon, Punk Rock Bowling, has announced its 2018 lineup. Taking place May 25-28, 2018 marks its 20th year of merging ... read more

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Records: Under The Cut to release EP in January

Posted Dec. 17, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

Records: Under The Cut to release EP in January

Featuring members of The Smith Street Band, post-punk band Under The Cut has releaseda video for the song "Precisely Calculated" of their upcoming Intuition EP, coming out next ... read more

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Labels: Neurot will release new CHRCH in 2018

Posted Dec. 17, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

Labels: Neurot will release new CHRCH in 2018

Sacramento doom band CHRCH will team up with Neurot Recordings for the release of their second full-length. "We are very excited to be working with ... read more

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Records: New Tiny Moving Parts

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Records: New Tiny Moving Parts

To continue a recent string of new releases, Tiny Moving Parts will be back with the new Swell, coming on on Jan. 26 on Triple ... read more

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Records: New EP from Reunions

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

La Escalera will be releaseing a new EP by San Francisco's Reunions on Jan. 12, 2018 in collaboration with Def Cow Records. The new 12" EP is to be titled Aching Waits. The band, who are playing at Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland tonight, also recently released a video ... read more

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Records: The Brown Tape returns

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 6:31 p.m.

Records: The Brown Tape returns

Ghostface Killah and Apollo Brown's collaborative The Brown Tape, originally released as a limited edition cassette, will be reissues on digital, cd, and vinyl by ... read more

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Records: Ty Segall and Freedom's Goblin

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

Records: Ty Segall and Freedom's Goblin

The always busy Ty Segall has a new album coming on Janu. 26 and a North American tour to boot. Titled Freedom's Goblin, the new ... read more

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Tours: Iron Reagan on the East Coast

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

Tours: Iron Reagan on the East Coast

Iron Reagan have booked a short run of US East Coast dates for mid-January, starting Jan. 10 in Teaneck, NJ. They'll be joined on all ... read more

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Records: Two new US Bombs EPs later this month

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 3:31 p.m.

Records: Two new US Bombs EPs later this month

U.S. Bombs have announced two new releases coming at month's end, on Dec. 29. The band is prepping for their 25th anniversary in 2018 and ... read more

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Records: Dark Buddha Rising to release II EP

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 2:36 p.m.

Records: Dark Buddha Rising to release II EP

Finland's Dark Buddha Rising will return with a new EP on March 23, 2018 on Neurot Recordings. The new EP, II, continues their complex, dark psychedelia ... read more

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Tours: Gogol Bordello 2018 dates

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 2:28 p.m.

Tours: Gogol Bordello 2018 dates

Gogol Bordello have announced a series of Year End shows in New York and Washington DC, as well as a February to March west coast ... read more

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Records: Screaming Females news (new record and tour)

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

Records: Screaming Females news (new record and tour)

Screaming Females have announced their upcoming seventh full-length, All At Once, will release on Feb. 23 on Don Giovanni Records. In addition to the record, the ... read more

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Shows: Roadburn 2018 announces more sets

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 1:04 p.m.

Shows: Roadburn 2018 announces more sets

Roadburn 2018, a a four day festival in The Netherlands from April 18-22, 2018, has announced more artists and unique sets for this year's event. ... read more

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Tours: Flogging Molly March tour

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

Tours: Flogging Molly March tour

Irish punks Flogging Molly will tour this March, celebrating both St. Patrick's Day (at Hollywood Palladium) and also celebrating their 20th anniversary. Dates are included ... read more

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Records: Lemuria to release Recreational Hate in Feb

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Records: Lemuria to release Recreational Hate in Feb

Lemuria are back with a new album named Recreational Hate, out on Feb. 2 on their own label, Turbo Worldwide, and distributed through Asian Man Records ... read more

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Records: American Nightmare return

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 11:05 a.m.

Records: American Nightmare return

American Nightmare have announced a new full-length, due this coming February. The Boston band has released two previous records, and the upcoming, self-titled album is ... read more

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Records: 20th anniversary remaster of One King Down

Posted Dec. 16, 2017, 10:45 a.m.

Records: 20th anniversary remaster of One King Down

Twenty years ago, One King Down released their Bloodlust EP. Yesterday Equal Vision releesed a remasted, limted edition vinyl version to mark the anniversary. It's also streaming ... 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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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: 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