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Loren

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Loren's last content update – Sept. 17, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

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Lost Balloons - Hey Summer album cover

Lost Balloons

Hey Summer, 2017

7.0 / 10

By now it feels like hitting repeat, but for the uninitiated, Lost Balloons has to be introduced through the Marked Men timeline. The beloved Texas garage-punk band went on hiatus sometime back, ...

Rancid - Trouble Maker album cover

Rancid

Trouble Maker, 2017

7.5 / 10

It’s strange to me to realize that Rancid just released their ninth album. It’s a mark of age, not to mention that they haven’t been the most productive band on ...

Whiskey & Co. - Ripped Together, Torn Apart album cover

Whiskey & Co.

Ripped Together, Torn Apart, 2017

7.8 / 10

Whiskey & Co. are something of an outlier on the No Idea Records roster, but it’s still a cultural fit. Their boozy, swaying country may not be in the same ...

P.O.S. - Chill, Dummy album cover

P.O.S.

Chill, Dummy, 2017

8.0 / 10

A new kidney hasn’t made P.O.S soft and introspective. On his return to action album Chill, Dummy, he’s as angry and pointed as ever. The album rages, with moments of reflection ...

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The Feederz

One Question Interviews The Feederz

Posted Aug. 13, 2017, noon

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 Arizona. Thomas at Slope ...

The Bigger Empty

One Question Interviews The Bigger Empty

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

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 them over the ...

Tomber Lever

One Question Interviews Tomber Lever

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

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! Not only is it a ...

Hellmouth

One Question Interviews Hellmouth

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

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 releases to come to ...

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SPB exclusive: Dark/Light - Kill Some Time

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”). Titled Kill Some ...

 
Pre-orders are available now via Dirt Cult.
 

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Upcoming solo album by Nahko

Records Upcoming solo album by Nahko

Posted Sept. 17, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

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. Set for an Oct ...

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 ...

Sciatic Nerve are:
Luke RayChris MatulichTony TeixeiraKyle Lindauer

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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 ...

For details about Hart's musical history and background, check out this write-up at The Current.

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Loren's most recent blogposts

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

Loren's personal URL

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pirate-Zesto/116564622468

Loren's SPB contributions

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