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Loren

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Loren's last content update – Nov. 19, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

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Sciatic Nerve

Sciatic Nerve , 2017

8.3 / 10
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Sciatic Nerve is a band that doesn’t care what you think. They don’t have “band sound,” or so the press release claims. To get all meta on them, their stated ...

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The Capitalist Kids

Brand Damage, 2017

7.0 / 10

Even with a name like Capitalist Kids, the Austin band has always been more about love songs in the vein of Mr. T Experience and Lookout Records before hitting the political sauce. ...

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Worriers

Survival Pop, 2017

9.0 / 10

It seems like Worriers nailed down their sound on day one, when they rose from the ashes of The Measure S.A.. The Lauren Denitzio-fronted group plays a melodic and quirky style ...

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The Mons

Trust No One, 2017

8.0 / 10

Trust No One, The Mons’ second album isn’t subtle. But what do you expect of a band using that name? This is aggressive, 1980s-inspired hardcore with a penchant for fast ...

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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 ...

Illustrations

One Question Interviews Illustrations

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

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 by the artist. There is ...

Drip-Fed

One Question Interviews Drip-Fed

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

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 continues to be a frustrating ...

Fest 16

Music Fest 16

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

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 attending every festival from 2007-2014 ...

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Videos SPB premiere: King Zog's "Temple's Temple" video

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 ...

SPB exclusive: Spoil + Destroy from Fox Face

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. 3 on Dirtnap ...

Green Day's "Back in the USA" from greatest hits album

Videos Green Day's "Back in the USA" from greatest hits album

Posted Nov. 19, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

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 off the 22-song record ...


Track Listing1. 2000 Light Years Away2. Longview3. Welcome To Paradise 4. Basket Case5. When I Come Around6. She7. Brain Stew 8. Hitchin' a Ride9. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)10. Minority11. Warning 12. American Idiot13. Holiday14. Boulevard of Broken Dreams 15. Wake Me Up When September Ends 16. Know Your Enemy 17. 21 Guns18. Oh Love19. Bang Bang 20. Still Breathing21. Ordinary World (feat Miranda Lambert)22. Back In The USA

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Bloodshot and Southern Lord partner with Table-Turned

Music News Bloodshot and Southern Lord partner with Table-Turned

Posted Nov. 19, 2017, 10:02 a.m.

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 categories such as "Noise Rock ...

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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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