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Loren

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Loren's last content update – March 20, 2017, 7:01 p.m.

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Dead Bars - Dream Gig album cover

Dead Bars

Dream Gig, 2017

8.0 / 10

Reading that Dead Bars never meant to be a band explains a lot of things. They started as a one-off project to go on a tour rather than to share ...

Strange Relations - Going Out EP album cover

Strange Relations

Going Out EP, 2016

7.0 / 10

Admittedly, I’m a little leery of a press kit that features more band photos than songs. Then again, this is an EP, so it’s probably me yakking about something inconsequential ...

Career Suicide - Machine Response album cover

Career Suicide

Machine Response, 2017

7.9 / 10

Sometimes I love the predictable unpredictability of punk. You hear the name Career Suicide and think a certain sound and, well, they’re right in line with that. Here on Machine ...

Mind Spiders - Prosthesis album cover

Mind Spiders

Prosthesis, 2016

8.0 / 10

Mind Spiders continues to be a very accurate name as the sound evolves.The one-time “solo” Mark Ryan project was to be his creative space for worlds outside of the garage-punk ...

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Badlands

One Question Interviews Badlands

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

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 people ended. I had been ...

Just Friends

One Question Interviews Just Friends

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

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 the cause, 100% without ...

Known Cowboy

One Question Interviews Known Cowboy

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

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! God, I love Hunky Dory ...

Four Lights

One Question Interviews Four Lights

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

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 big fans of theirs and ...

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New EPs on 6131 Records

Labels New EPs on 6131 Records

Posted March 19, 2017, 12:26 p.m.

6131 Records has announced two new EPs coming out next week on March 24. The label will co-release Codist's Porcelain Boy EP and American Clay's Sky Hooks EP ...

The Slackers 20th anniversary special edition

Records The Slackers 20th anniversary special edition

Posted March 19, 2017, 10:34 a.m.

Redlight, long out of print, it returning to circulation this year in a 20th anniversary pacakge with three bonus digital tracks. Originally released by Hellcat Records in 1997, the new ...

TRACK LISTING:A Side1. Cooking For Tommy2. Watch This3. Married Girl4. I Still Love You5. Solider6. Fried Chicken / Mary, Mary
B Side1. You Must Be Good2. Redlight3. Tin Tin Deo4. She Wants To Be Alone5. Rude And Reckless6. Come Back Baby
Bonus Digital Tracks:1. When I Find A Place Where I Belong2. Calypso Jazz (Iron Bar)3. Come Back Baby (Glen Adams Mix)
THE SLACKERS' TOUR DATES:March 10 - Riverside, CA - RomanosMarch 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Skankin Reggae FestivalMarch 12 - Oakland, CA - Skankin Reggae FestivalMarch 22 - New Smyrna, Fl - Beachside TavernMarch 23 - Jupiter Beach, FL - GuanabanasMarch 24 - Miami, Fl - ChurchillsMarch 25 - Orlando, Fl - BeachamMarch 26 - Jacksonville, Fl - Jack RabbitsMarch 31 - Winchester, VA - Bright BoxApril 1 - Washington DC - Rock and Roll HotelApril 5 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music HallApril 6 - London, ON - Rum RunnersApril 8 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe TavernApril 9 - Syracuse, NY - Funk & WafflesApril 22 - Garwood, NJ - CrossroadsApril 26 - Yuma, AZ - AlementApril 27 - Phoenix, Az - Crescent BallroomApril 28 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch PadApril 29 - El Paso, Tx - Rockhouse BarApril 30 - Tuscon, Az - 181 TooleMay 2 - Denver, CO - Marquis TheaterMay 3 - Denver, CO - Marquis TheaterMay 19 - Montreal, QC - Pouzza FestMay 27 - Las Vegas, NV - Punk Rock BowlingJune 16 - Boston, MA - Boat CruiseJune 23 - New York, NY - Rocks Off Cruise

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Rancid, Dropkick Murphys tour

Tours Rancid, Dropkick Murphys tour

Posted March 19, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

Rancid and the Dropkick Murphys have schedule a run of co-headlining dates for this summer, being joined on selecte dates by Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers), The Bounsing Souls, The ...

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Brother Ali tour dates

Tours Brother Ali tour dates

Posted March 18, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

Brother Ali has announced a tour this May and Junei n support of his upcoming new album, All the Beauty in This Whole Life. Sa-Roc and DJs Last Word and ...

The Own Light Tour Dates:May 2 - Omaha, NE - Waiting RoomMay 5 - Denver, CO - CervantesMay 6 - Salt Lake City, UT - ComplexMay 8 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne TheatreMay 9 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound ClubMay 10 - Seattle, WA - NeumosMay 12 - Oakland, CA - New ParishMay 13 - Fresno, CA - Strummer'sMay 15 - San Diego, CA - Observatory North ParkMay 16 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey TheatreMay 17 - Santa Ana, CA - ObservatoryMay 19 - Phoenix, AZ - Club RedMay 20 - Albuquerque, NM - LaunchpadMay 22 - St. Louis, MO - FirebirdMay 24 - Chicago, IL - MetroMay 28 - Saint Paul, MN - Soundset FestivalMay 31 - New York, NY - Bowery BallroomJune 2 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. SmallsJune 3 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll HotelJune 4 - Philadelphia, PA - FoundryJune 6 - Montreal, QC - BelmontJune 7 - Toronto, ON - Adelaide

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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 ...

Ex Hex, Tweens @ Triple Rock

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

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 ...

Loren's bio

I started writing for the site in early 2008. I also work for a publishing company and do freelance writing on the side. I occasionally use the twitter here: https://twitter.com/lorenmgreen.

Loren's favorite bands

Dillinger Four, Arrivals, Brokedowns, Tim Version, Weakerthans, Broadways, The Blind Shake, Tiltwheel, Fugazi

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