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Loren's last content update – April 23, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

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Nadir - Collecting Misery album cover

Nadir

Collecting Misery, 2019

7.0 / 10

From the start of Collecting Misery it’s clear that Nadir is one of those bands fronted by someone who is usually on a different instrument. Sure, the DIY production also ...

Coathangers - The Devil You Know album cover

Coathangers

The Devil You Know, 2019

8.5 / 10

Much of what I listen to on the regular is of the three-chord punk variety. While I want the bands in that field to switch up their sound, to develop ...

Nightmarathons  - Missing Parts album cover

Nightmarathons

Missing Parts, 2019

7.5 / 10

Nightmarathons are a tough band to pin down. Sure, they fit somewhere under that ever-widening punk umbrella, but it pulls from different areas without fitting neatly into any single substyle. ...

Various Artists - The Bananas/Rivers Edge - split album cover

Various Artists

The Bananas/Rivers Edge - split, 2018

7.5 / 10

It had been a long time since I’d listened to The Bananas – and I have to ask myself why. It’s that peppy, poppy, yet underproduced DIY thing that I ...

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NIET

One Question Interviews NIET

Posted April 17, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Ivo (NIET – vocals/guitar) SPB: How do you choose your album art?    Ivo: Well, we didn't choose the artwork but we have choosen the artist. We really like to ...

Lazerbeak

One Question Interviews Lazerbeak

Posted April 17, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Lazerbeak (Doomtree) SPB: What strikes you as the biggest evolution in your production since you started to today? Lazerbeak: When I first got into producing my biggest concern was always ...

Darko

One Question Interviews Darko

Posted March 27, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Rob Piper (Darko-guitar) SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show?  Piper: When I first started playing live in my early teens, I got so scared that I ...

The Pretty Flowers

One Question Interviews The Pretty Flowers

Posted March 25, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Noah (The Pretty Flowers) SPB: What do you listen to in the van?    Noah: We started doing a band-approved music playlist on Spotify this year called Sounds from a Sony ...

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SPB eBook anniversary giveaway

Site News SPB eBook anniversary giveaway

A lot has happened since 2003, when SPB first launched onto the worldwide web. Three-fourths of the site founders moved on to new projects. People graduated from college, got married ...

Power Trip tour and festival dates

Tours Power Trip tour and festival dates

Posted April 23, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

The always busy Power Trip have a slew of upcoming live dates. The band kicks off a tour with Red Death today, as well as a support slot playing with ...

POWER TRIP:
4/23/2019 89th Street - Oklahoma City, OK w/ Red Death4/24/2019 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO w/ Red Death4/25/2019 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA w/ Red Death4/27/2019 Allstate Arena - Rosemont, IL w/ The Original Misfits, Fear, Venom Inc. [info]4/28/2019 Ready Room - St Louis, MO w/ Red Death5/18/2019 3 Floyds Brewing - Munster, IN @ Dark Lord Day w/ High On Fire, Nuclear Assault5/30/2019 Paper Tiger - San Antonio, TX w/ Bitter End, Hardside, Saintpeeler6/01/2019 Trouble N' Texas Fest - Dallas, TX w/ Bitter End6/16/2019 Donnington Park Circuit - Derby, UK [info]6/23/2019 Plein Air - Dessel, FR [info]6/28/2019 Suvilahti - Helsinki, FI [info]7/12-13/2019 Sound & Fury Festival - Los Angeles, CA w/ Have Heart, Fury, Fiddlehead8/16-18/2019 Psycho Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV w/ Yob, High On Fire, Glassjaw10/12/2019 Exit 111 Festival - Manchester, TN w/ Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Mastodon

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Cro-Mags and Cro-Mags "JM"

Bands Cro-Mags and Cro-Mags "JM"

Posted April 22, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Founding Cro-Mags member and bassist Harley Flanagan has reached a settlement with John Joseph (vocals) and drummer Mackie Jayson (drums) over use of the band name Cro-Mags. Going forward, Flanagan ...

Cro-Mags (Flanagan) Opening for MisfitsJune 29, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium

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PUP, on tour now with more dates to come

Tours PUP, on tour now with more dates to come

Posted April 20, 2019, 11:02 a.m.

PUP, who are currently on tour in Europe in support of the new Morbid Stuff (Little Dipper/Rise), have announced another significant jaunt across North America this fall, including dates ...

ALL NEW FALL TOUR DATES:
September 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall ^September 12 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 ^September 13 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live! ^September 14 - Richmond, VA - The National ^September 16 - Jacksonville, FL - 1904 Music Hall ^September 17 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum ^September 18 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room ^September 19 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham ^September 21 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse ^September 22 - Birmingham, AL – Saturn ^September 23 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom ^September 24 - St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall ^September 26 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre ^September 27 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall ^September 28 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall ^September 29 - Grand Rapids, MI - Elevation at the Intersection ^October 7 - Victoria, BC - Capital Ballroom +October 9 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre +October 11 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall +October 13 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina +October 14 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre +October 17 - Kingston, ON - The Ale House +October 23 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial BellOctober 25 - Halifax, NS - The Marquee Ballroom (Halifax)October 26 - St. John's, NL - Club OneNovember 6 - Amsterdam, NE - Melkweg OzNovember 7 - Cologne, DE - LuxorNovember 9 - Copenhagen, DK - LoppenNovember 10 - Hamburg, DE - KnustNovember 11 - Berlin, DE - Bi NuuNovember 13 - Vienna, AT - ChelseaNovember 14 - Munich, DE - Backstage HalleNovember 15 - Milan, IT - OhiboNovember 18 - Paris, FR - Trabendo November 21 - London, UK - Electric BallroomNovember 22 - Bristol, UK - SWXNovember 23 - Birmingham, UK - Academy 2November 25 - Leeds, UK - StylusNovember 26 - Glasgow, UK - The GarageNovember 28 - Newcastle, UK - The RiversideNovember 29 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy 2November 30 - Southampton, UK - The Loft^ with support from Illuminati Hotties+ with support from Charly Bliss
CURRENT TOUR DATES:
4/20/19 - Cologne, DE @ MTC Club ! **SOLD OUT**4/21/19 - Amsterdam, NE @ Upstairs @ Paradiso ! **SOLD OUT**4/25/19 - Boston, MA @ Royale # ^ **SOLD OUT**4/26/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel # ^ **SOLD OUT**4/29/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer # ^ **SOLD OUT**4/30/19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ REX Theater $ ^ **SOLD OUT**5/1/19 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom $ ^ **SOLD OUT**5/3/19 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom $ ^5/4/19 - Chicago, IL @ Metro $ ^ **SOLD OUT**5/5/19 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe $ ^ **SOLD OUT**5/6/19 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater $ 5/8/19 - Dallas, TX @ Trees $ ^5/9/19 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk $ ^5/10/19 - Houston, TX @ Rockefeller's $ ^5/11/19 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks $ ^5/13/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West $ ^ **SOLD OUT**5/14/19 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle $ ^5/15/19 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle $ ^5/17/19 - Washington, DC @ The Black Cat $ ^ **SOLD OUT**5/18/19 - Boston, MA @ Royale $ ^ **SOLD OUT**5/19/19 - Sainte-Therese, QC @ Santa Teresa Festival5/21/19 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom $ ^5/22/19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts $ ^5/23/19 - Chicago, IL @ Metro $ ^ **SOLD OUT**6/7/19 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall # **SOLD OUT**6/8/19 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall # **SOLD OUT**6/19/19 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic + ^6/20/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom + ^ **SOLD OUT**6/21/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom + ^ **SOLD OUT**6/22/19 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore + ^ **SOLD OUT**6/24/19 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom + ^ **SOLD OUT**6/25/19 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox + ^6/27/19 - Boise, ID @ The Olympic + ^6/28/19 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue + ^6/29/19 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre + ^7/1/19 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf + ^7/2/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom + ^7/3/19 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory + ^7/6/19 Ottawa, ON @ RBC Bluesfest7/21/19 - Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach ~8/9/19 - Tolmin, SI @ Punk Rock Holiday8/14/19 - Bellaria-Igea Marina, IT @ Bay Fest8/16/19 - 8/18/19 - Grosspösna, DE @ Highfield Festival8/17/19 - Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop8/20/19 - Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol8/21/19 - Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade Nottingham **SOLD OUT**8/23/19 - Reading, UK @ Reading Festival8/24/19 - Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival# - with support from Diet Cig^ - with support from Ratboys ! - with support from Milk Teeth% - with support from Gender Roles$ - with support from Casper Skulls+ - with support from Beach Bunny~ - with support from Twin Peaks & Charly Bliss& - with support from BRASS= - with support from Pkew Pkew Pkew? - with support from The Drew Thomson Foundation

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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 ...

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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.

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