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Loren's last content update – Oct. 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.

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Petty Larcenists - Stolen Chords and Lifted Riffs album cover

Petty Larcenists

Stolen Chords and Lifted Riffs, 2019

8.0 / 10

You’ve heard of no depression music? I’m coining a new term here: depression punk.Opening song “Loud and Ugly” might be a good description of vocalist Jesse Thorson’s approach in general. ...

Kira Jari - Spooky Freaky EP album cover

Kira Jari

Spooky Freaky EP, 2019

7.0 / 10

Spooky Freaky is a good debut from an intriguing new-ish band from Texas. Even if the EP name makes me think of “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” each time I read it.The band ...

Billy Liar - Some Legacy album cover

Billy Liar

Some Legacy, 2019

7.3 / 10

I don’t know much about Billy Liar, but Red Scare has rarely turned out a bad release so I picked Some Legacy out of the pile with some hope -- and it ...

Reunions - Winter Heart, Summer Skin album cover

Reunions

Winter Heart, Summer Skin, 2019

7.8 / 10

I must have slowed down over the years. At least I hope my recent interest in bands like Reunions or Nightmarathons reflects my now 40 years-old perspective more than it reflects of ...

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The Hussy

One Question Interviews The Hussy

Posted Oct. 15, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

Bobby Hussy (The Hussy, Fire Heads, Cave Curse) SPB: Are you partial to a specific model of guitar?  Bobby: I am partial to a few guitars depending on the project ...

Frank Turner

One Question Interviews Frank Turner

Posted Oct. 11, 2019, 9:21 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Frank Turner SPB: What guitar do you play and what do you like about it when performing solo, versus with a full band? Turner: I play Martin D45 acoustic guitars ...

Ann Beretta

One Question Interviews Ann Beretta

Posted Oct. 7, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Rob Huddleston (Ann Beretta) SPB: Did you use a different model guitar on the recordings of your old material (Old Scars, New Blood) than on the original recordings? How did ...

The Vandoliers

One Question Interviews The Vandoliers

Posted Oct. 5, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Joshua Fleming (The Vandoliers) SPB: How do you describe your sound to strangers?  Fleming: It’s Texas Music.

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Exclusive: GRIDFAILURE - Psychological Badlands: Henchpersons Instrumentals

Records Exclusive: GRIDFAILURE - Psychological Badlands: Henchpersons Instrumentals

Psychological Badlands: Henchpersons Instrumentals is the sixth new release from Gridfailure in 2019. While Gridfailure has already released five records this year, Psychological Badlands: Henchpersons Instrumentals stands out as an ...

Gridfailure also plans to launch part 2 of the five-album Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery series, collaborative albums with Fyrhtu, Pornohelmut, Feel Happiness, Megalophobe, Chrome Waves in the near future.

Psychological Badlands: Henchpersons full instrumentation and track listing:
Fluid Explosive Tectonics
David Brenner – Keyboards, Analog Drum Machine, Effects, Samples
BJ Allen – Analog Drum Machine, Effects
Lane Oliver – Guitar 
Get To The Door
David Brenner – Bass, Effects, Percussion, Field Recordings, Samples
Benjamin Levitt – Analog Synth, Analog Drum Machine
Richard Muller – Electronic Drums, Percussion
BJ Allen – Analog Drum Machine, Effects 
Tie Off The Bleeders
David Brenner – Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drums, Analog Drum Machine, Effects, Field Recordings
Lane Oliver – Guitar, Percussion, Effects 
Stalking Through The Ceiling
David Brenner – Keyboards, Xylophone, Electric Drums, Percussion, Effects, Field Recordings, Samples
Richard Muller – Electronic Drums, Percussion
Pete Tsakiris – Guitar 
When All Clocks Stopped
David Brenner – Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion, Effects, Field Recordings
BJ Allen – Analog Drum Machine, Effects
Pete Tsakiris – Guitar
Lane Oliver – Guitar 
Smolderhead
David Brenner – Keyboards, Percussion, Effects, Field Recordings, Samples
Benjamin Levitt – Analog Synth, Accordion, Effects
BJ Allen – Analog Drum Machine, Percussion 
Badlands Inversion
David Brenner – Bass, Keyboards, Percussion, Effects, Field Recordings
Steve Truglio – Drums/Percussion
Lane Oliver – Guitar 
Subduction Becoming
David Brenner – Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion/Contact Percussion, Effects
Pete Tsakiris – Guitar, Effects 
Buttercup/Greased Rat
David Brenner – Guitar, Bass, Analog Synth, Electronic Drums/Percussion, Effects, Field Recordings, Samples
Benjamin Levitt – Keyboards, Accordion, Effects
Richard Muller – Electronic Drums, Percussion
Event Horizon Meditations
David Brenner – Guitar, Bass, Analog Drum Machine, Percussion, Effects, Field Recordings
Pete Tsakiris – Guitar, E-Bow, Analog Drum Machine, Effects
Joe D'acci – Guitar, Effects
BJ Allen – Analog Drum Machine, Percussion, Effects
Cadaver Angels
David Brenner – Guitar, Keyboards, Analog Drum Machine, Percussion, Effects, Field Recordings
Pete Tsakiris – Guitar, Analog Drum Machine, Effects

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Wish Granters (Mike Watt) debut in November

Bands Wish Granters (Mike Watt) debut in November

Posted Oct. 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.

On Nov. 15, Recess Records and Water Under the Bridge Records will release the debut record from Wish Granters. The new project features Mike Watt, plus members of Pale Angels ...

Wish Granters is:
Jamie Morrison - guitar / vocals
Mike Watt - bass
Vince Meghrouni - sax / harmonica
Mike Felix - drums
s/t track listing:
1. Still Thinking of You2. Secrets from God3. You Were Gone4. Gone Too Long5. Already Dead

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Body Stuff EP 3

Records Body Stuff EP 3

Posted Oct. 15, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

On January 10, Curran Reynolds and Ryan Jones will release Body Stuff 3. The duo features former members of Today Is The Day, with Reynolds as primary songwriter and vocalist ...

Track list:
1) Spies2) On the Run3) Inches4) New York in the Rain5) Words
 

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New song from Mark Lind, new LP to come

Records New song from Mark Lind, new LP to come

Posted Oct. 15, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

Featuring the former Ducky Boys frontman Mark Lind, the aptly dubbed Mark Lind and The Unloved have announced they will relase a new album named The Last Bastion on Nov ...

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The Hold Steady @ SurlyFest

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

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 ...

Surly Darkness Day 2018 (Saturday)

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

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

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 ...

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 SPB contributions

466 reviews 679 features 5767 news posts 15 blogposts
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