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Loren's last content update – Feb. 22, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

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Mind Spiders - Furies album cover

Mind Spiders

Furies, 2018

7.8 / 10

While I’ve always enjoyed Mind Spiders, they’ve kind of felt like a side project, an idea that hadn’t really grown into a full-fledged band yet. On each of their releases ...

The Dwarves - Take Back the Night album cover

The Dwarves

Take Back the Night, 2018

7.0 / 10

Take Back The Night isn’t one of those experiment Dwarves records, like the industrio-tinge of Come Clean. On their latest offering, the long-running band alternates styles consistently between their unique and twisted ...

City Mouse - Get Right album cover

City Mouse

Get Right, 2017

8.8 / 10

The Fest is a pretty cool event. The first time or two I went, I went to see the headliners on the big stages, packing a day of well known ...

Ann Beretta - Old Scars, New Blood album cover

Ann Beretta

Old Scars, New Blood, 2017

7.3 / 10

There’s a lot of analysis when listening to Old Scars, New Blood. When singer Rob Huddleston sings, “Nothing ever changes/ Nothing ever stays the same” in “Fairweather,” it seems to epitomize ...

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Becca Richardson

One Question Interviews Becca Richardson

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

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 video of her daughter singing ...

Broken Bellows

One Question Interviews Broken Bellows

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

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 of all time. That is ...

Fallow Land

One Question Interviews Fallow Land

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

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 writing it ...

Shilpa Ray

One Question Interviews Shilpa Ray

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

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

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SPB exclusive: Positions Of Power by Runt

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 Un Mus on 12 ...

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Photo by Simon Marsham

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Radiohead come to North America

Tours Radiohead come to North America

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

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 band last released A Moon ...

RADIOHEADNorth America 2018
Sat-Jul-07 - Chicago - United CenterTue-Jul-10 - New York - Madison Square GardenWed-Jul-11 - New York - Madison Square GardenFri-Jul-13 - New York - Madison Square GardenMon-Jul-16 - Montreal - Bell CentreTue-Jul-17 - Montreal - Bell CentreThu-Jul-19 - Toronto - Air Canada CentreFri-Jul-20 - Toronto - Air Canada CentreSun-Jul-22 - Detroit - Little Caesars ArenaMon-Jul-23 - Columbus - Schottenstein Center Wed-Jul-25 - Cincinnati - US Bank ArenaThu-Jul-26 - Pittsburgh- PPG Paints ArenaSat-Jul-28 - Boston - TD GardenSun-Jul-29 - Boston - TD GardenTue-Jul-31 - Philadelphia- Wells Fargo CenterWed-Aug-01 - Philadelphia - Wells Fargo Center

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Man Mountain release "Illumination Rings"

Bands Man Mountain release "Illumination Rings"

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

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 album, mastered by Mike Kalajian ...

Two upcoming releases from Black Moth Super Rainbow

Bands Two upcoming releases from Black Moth Super Rainbow

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

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 7" as part ...

THU 5/31 WASHINGTON, DC Black CatFRI 6/1 PHILADELPHIA, PA Union TransferSAT 6/2 NEW YORK, NY Music Hall of WilliamsburgSUN 6/3 BOSTON, MA Brighton Music HallTHU 6/14 CINCINNATI, OH Urban ArtifactFRI 6/15 DETROIT, MI El ClubSAT 6/16 CHICAGO, IL MetroSUN 6/17 COLUMBUS, OH Skully's Music DinerFRI 8/10 PITTSBURGH, PA Mr. SmallsSAT 8/11 LOUISVILLE, KY HeadlinersSUN 8/12 ASHEVILLE, NC Orange PeelTUE 8/14 AUSTIN, TX MohawkWED 8/15 HOUSTON, TX White Oak Music HallFRI 8/17 ATLANTA, GA Masquerade (Hell)SAT 8/18 NASHVILLE, TN Mercy Lounge
Track List:
Panic BloomsBaby's in the VoidRip on ThroughOne More EarBad Fuckin TimesNew BreezeAerosol WeatherJune July 28Bottomless FacePermanent HoleTo the Beat of a CreeperWe Might Come BackHarmlesslyBackwashSunset CursesMr No One
 Black Moth Super Rainbow / Ariel Pinksplit 7"Street Date: March 16, 2018Limited to 1000, only avail. in record stores
Track List:
A: Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Mr. No One"
B: Ariel Pink & TOBACCO - "Willing & Able" / "Bogalusa"

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Loren's most recent blogposts

Triple Rock - Last Show Ever

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

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 ...

Descendents @ First Avenue

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

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 ...

Fat Wrecked 25 @ The Myth

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

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 ...

Radioactivity @ Triple Rock

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

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 ...

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