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James Franco with Kalup Linzy And DJ/rupture – “Rising”

James Franco with Kalup Linzy And DJ/rupture – “Rising”

So basically this is a weird art-core, Chocolate Rain/Samwell hybrid with Franco being super handsome and cool. Man-crush levels are at an all-time high right now. Some sort of Franco/Kalup/rupture EP titled Turn It Up out July...

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Lonely Island – Turtleneck And Chain

Lonely Island – Turtleneck And Chain

In 2005, the comedy troupe known as the Lonely Island filmed a pilot for a sketch comedy shown called Awesometown. Like most start up comedy shows, the premise promised a mixture of sketches and scripted audience banter. Unlike most start-up comedy shows, “Awesometown” was funny and constantly veered off the...

By Kaptain Carbon
Tom Vek – Leisure Seizure

Tom Vek – Leisure Seizure

It’s now been six years since Tom Vek released We Have Sound, the well-received cult hit that borrowed from genres such as electro, rock, punk and disco to name but a few. In that time Vek has hardly been seen or heard from (save for a few concerts and a...

By Lemon
By Surprise – Mountain Smashers

By Surprise – Mountain Smashers

Do you remember Knapsack? It’s all right if you don’t. They played a reasonably straightforward strum und crunch emotive (no, not emo) rock that was the standard for labels like Alias Records during the gloriously indulgent abstractions of the 90s. What made them special, though, was this “DUN-un, DUN-un, DUN-un,...

By Charles
Video: Noah and The Whale – “Life Is Life”

Video: Noah and The Whale – “Life Is Life”

Not sure if I actually like this video or if im just completely over the tired “Jock/Cheerleader Vs. Nerd” archetype. Either way, cool song, makes me hate Monday morning conference calls less. www.NoahAndTheWhale.com www.facebook.com/NoahAndTheWhale www.twitter.com/NoahAndTheWhale...

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Com Truise – Galactic Melt

Com Truise – Galactic Melt

Com Truise is one of many pseudonyms for electronic music producer and visual art designer Seth Haley. Haley has been making music for the better part of ten years though his Com Truise releases started lat year with the very well received Cyanide Sisters EP. Pinpoint readers may remember Com...

By Kaptain Carbon
Tape Wyrm III: Mid Year

Tape Wyrm III: Mid Year

2011 [Mid Year Review] While dirt is being shifted and lives are being uprooted, I can always take time to stop, breathe and reflect about metal. One of the most exciting times in the year, for me, is the mid year review. In fact, the mid year review was a...

By Kaptain Carbon
Freeball Friday Special!  BBC: Once Upon a Time in New York – The Birth of Hip Hop, Disco and Punk

Freeball Friday Special! BBC: Once Upon a Time in New York – The Birth of Hip Hop, Disco and Punk

In it’s entirety, please enjoy the BBC Documentary, Once Upon a Time in New York – The Birth of Hip Hop, Disco & Punk. BBC: Once Upon a Time in New York – The Birth of Hip Hop, Disco and Punk (2/4) BBC: Once Upon a Time in New York...

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M△S▴C△RA – Silver Knight Gothic EP

M△S▴C△RA – Silver Knight Gothic EP

“Fads swept the youth of the Sprawl at the speed of light; entire subcultures could rise overnight, thrive for a dozen weeks, and then vanish utterly.” -William Gibson, Neuromancer. (1984) By now, I have talked at length about the contested electronic genres Witchhouse and Chillwave. To summarize, both genres were...

By Kaptain Carbon
Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson Troubadour 6-17-11

Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson Troubadour 6-17-11

Pictures from Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson Troubadour 6-17-11   Photos By Ben...

By Big Ben
Video: The Joy Formidable – “A Heavy Abacus”

Video: The Joy Formidable – “A Heavy Abacus”

Brand spankin’ from The Joy Formidable – off their upcoming EP, Rarities; due out July 12. Tracklist – Roarities EP: 1. Whirring – Innerparty System Remix 2. A Heavy Abacus – Live at Koko 3. Llaw = Wall – Live at Koko 4. Austere – Naked And Famous Remix 5....

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Atari Teenage Riot – Is This Hypperreal?

Atari Teenage Riot – Is This Hypperreal?

When I first heard Burn, Berlin, Burn! way back in 1997, I believed that Atari Teenage Riot, with their anarchic, sample-happy, speed-metal midi noise worship, would be the sexy Germanic sages to show us the bloody, blipping way of punk rock into the 21st Century and well the fuck beyond....

By Charles