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Nathan G. O'Brien

Senior Staff Writer

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Nathan G. O'Brien's last content update – April 24, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

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S.H.I.T. - i EP album cover

S.H.I.T.

i EP, 2017

7.0 / 10
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After making some waves around ye olden DIY hardcore scene circa 2014, these Toronto-ians took a little hiatus from recorded output (sans a couple live tapes). But now they’re back ...

Rata Negra - Oido Absoluto LP album cover

Rata Negra

Oido Absoluto LP, 2017

8.0 / 10
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This is some killer punk out of Madrid, Spain on that throwback tip. If you had told me this was some recently excavated ‘80s gem getting the reissue treatment I’d ...

Corrective Measure - Demo 2015 album cover

Corrective Measure

Demo 2015, 2015

5.0 / 10
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Five song ripper from this quartet out of Maine. If the cover art is any indication these guys wear a lot of Nike. A cartoonish drawing of a baldy wearing ...

Various Artists - Post Teens / Rose Cross - split 7" album cover

Various Artists

Post Teens / Rose Cross - split 7", 2015

7.0 / 10

Nice little split 7” here from Dead Tank that I’ve admittedly been sitting on way too long. Technically this is a 2014 release, although I don’t think it started hitting ...

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Scene Point Blank - Andy

One Question Interviews Scene Point Blank - Andy

Posted June 1, 2016, 3:31 a.m.

Andy SPB: How much does the music you listen to shape you as a person - is it difficult to separate yourself from the music, or is it who you are ...

Afraid of the Basement

One Question Interviews Afraid of the Basement

Posted Jan. 21, 2016, 11:56 p.m.

Elias (Afraid of the Basement) SPB: Your label and zine seems to take pride in nice-looking product. Talk about the difficulties funding such consistently aesthetically pleasing product at the DIY ...

DJ Trackstar

One Question Interviews DJ Trackstar

Posted July 11, 2015, 12:12 a.m.

DJ Trackstar SPB: Do you feel the value of a DJ has diminished in present day hip-hop? If so, do you see a resurgence on the horizon?  DJ Trackstar: Compared ...

Vexx

One Question Interviews Vexx

Posted April 11, 2015, 7:14 p.m.

Ian (Vexx) SPB: How much does location and history (specifically Olympia, WA) influence you? Ian: I grew up in Singapore but the majority of my extended family lives in Washington ...

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Mannequin Pussy gets Romantic

Records Mannequin Pussy gets Romantic

Posted July 28, 2016, 1:21 p.m.

Philadelphia's Mannequin Pussy will release a new album on Oct. 28, Romantic. Out on Tiny Engines, it's the band's second full-length and a follow-up to 2014's ...

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JUL 25 - Gainesville, FL @ The Nest
JUL 27 - Orlando, FL @ SpacebarJUL 28 - Saint Petersburg, FL @ The BendsJUL 29 - Miami, FL @ Greg Knows WhereJUL 30 - Saint Augustine, FL @ Shanghai Nobby’sJUL 31 - Atlanta, GA @ The Sewing RoomAUG 01 - Nashville, TN @ Third Man RecordsAUG 02 - Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox RecordsAUG 03 - Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
Romantic - Track Listing
1. Kiss
2. Romantic3. Ten4. Emotional High5. Pledge6. Denial7. Everything8. Anything9. Meatslave One10. Hey, Steven11. Beside Yourself

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Shows Wrestlepalooza IV Set For June 14th

Posted May 13, 2014, 5:06 p.m.

Minneapolis, MN-based pro wrestling promotion F1RST Wrestling have announced the fourth installment of Wrestlepalooza will take place on June 14th at legendary downtown club First Avenue. Wrestlepalooza is a semi-regular ...

June 14th, 7:00 PM, First Avenue
"The Anarchist" Arik Cannon
Colt Cabana
"Playboy" Pete Huge
Zero Gravity
Horace The Psychopath
Sheik Ariya Daivari
The Crime Fighting Feline: Wildcat
The Charasmatic Canine: Yellow Dog
The North Star Express: Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz
Banner Pilot live & much more.
More information and tickets available here.

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Records Murder City Devils Announce New Album, Tour Dates

Posted May 13, 2014, 3:31 p.m.

The Murder City Devils have announced a new album slated for release this August. The famed garage punk band, which was born out of the ashes of hardcore acts Area ...

8/17 - Portland, OR
8/20 - San Jose, CA
8/21 - San Francisco, CA
8/22 - San Francisco, CA
More dates TBA

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Videos Rich Newly Debuts Cali POV Video

Posted March 7, 2014, 12:25 p.m.

California emcee Rich Newly debuts his new video for "Cali POV." The video, which was directed by Barz N Art, provides a look into what winter life is like on ...

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Run The Jewels @ First Ave

Posted Oct. 27, 2015, 9:54 a.m. by Nathan G. O'Brien

Run The Jewels First Avenue Minneapolis, MN October 23, 2015 “I’ll apologize now. If you are wearing glasses, you might want to put those away. If you hate being slammed ...

Babes in Toyland @ Rock the Garden

Posted June 24, 2015, 12:13 p.m. by Nathan G. O'Brien

Babes in Toyland Rock the Garden Minneapolis, MN June 21, 2015 It’s difficult for me to write about Babes in Toyland without sounding at least a little bit gushy. Like ...

Belle and Sebastian @ Rock the Garden

Posted June 22, 2015, 11:03 p.m. by Nathan G. O'Brien

Belle and Sebastian Rock the Garden Minneapolis, MN June 20th, 2015   As a hot and humid day began its turn towards much needed cooler temperatures, Scotland’s baroque pop sweethearts ...

White Lung @ 7th St. Entry

Posted June 12, 2015, 1:26 p.m. by Nathan G. O'Brien

White Lung 7th St. Entry Minneapolis, MN June 11, 2015 Abandoning my beloved NBA Finals, I bounced somewhere during the third quarter and rushed downtown to catch White Lung. Upon ...

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