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Ticket Giveaway! Murder by Death @ The El Rey Theatre – 8/3

Ticket Giveaway! Murder by Death @ The El Rey Theatre – 8/3

There’s always going to be a place in my heart for bands that have built their name through energetic live shows. On album Murder by Death owns a sound that while full of life also displays delicate touch and measured pacing; the live show is a completely different experience. Seeing...

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Ticket Giveaway! Real Estate @ The Fonda Theatre – 8/3

Ticket Giveaway! Real Estate @ The Fonda Theatre – 8/3

Real Estate gets that gorgeous guitar music will never go out of style. For a band that puts out such a polished sound it’s nice to see their grit show through as it seems like these guys have been on the road non-stop since their October 2011 release of the...

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Ramona Falls – Prophet

Ramona Falls – Prophet

I know I talk a lot about myself and music. I find it important when relaying emotional experiences. This is especially important when talking about bands which have affected me deeply and stood as a large part of my life. Menomena is a Portland based indie rock band who released...

By Kaptain Carbon
Launch 2012: Artist Preview – The Joy Formidable

Launch 2012: Artist Preview – The Joy Formidable

If there is one band I would absolutely beg the people of Sacramento to check out, it would be The Joy Formidable. Unlike some of the more well-known headliners who can boast of careers that go back to the mid-1990’s and early 2000’s, The Joy Formidable is relatively new to...

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Twin Shadow – Confess

Twin Shadow – Confess

Every so often an album is released with cover art that is so completely indicative of the record itself, it’s quite surreal. One such example is Burial’s Untrue – one look at that album cover tells you all you need to know before you’ve even listened to it – dark,...

By Lemon
Launch 2012: Artist Preview – Future Islands

Launch 2012: Artist Preview – Future Islands

We really like Future Islands here at Pinpoint Music. We like them so much, we named their 2011 release On the Water one of our Top 25 Albums of 2011. We like them so much in fact, we named On the Water one of our top five albums in 2011;...

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Exclusive Video: Hi Ho Silver Oh – “Communion” at SXSW 2012

Exclusive Video: Hi Ho Silver Oh – “Communion” at SXSW 2012

Our second video recording of Hi Ho Silver Oh in the backyard of our eerily soothing backyard accommodations in Austin, TX at SXSW 2012. Hi Ho Silver Oh has an inspiring calm you don’t often find in bands or artists vying for attention and acclaim – and the moments captured...

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Launch 2012: Artist Preview – !!! (chk chk chk)

Launch 2012: Artist Preview – !!! (chk chk chk)

Hey Sacramento, did you know !!! – commonly pronounced “chk, chk, chk” is from right there in your backyard? And this Saturday, the first notable music festival exclusive to Sacramento – Launch 2012, will host !!!’s ass-smacking, face-slapping brand of dance party. That’s exciting because Pinpoint Music will be there...

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Ticket Giveaway! Big K.R.I.T, @ The El Rey Theatre – 7/30

Ticket Giveaway! Big K.R.I.T, @ The El Rey Theatre – 7/30

We’re excited to give away a few pairs of FREE TICKETS to Big K.R.I.T, at The El Rey Theatre on Monday, July 30, 2012. If you’ve heard of Big K.R.I.T. it’s because his efforts in the mixtape game have begun to pay off.  Aside from releasing several self-produced mixtapes and...

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Photo Gallery: Shabazz Palaces – Echoplex – 7-19

Photo Gallery: Shabazz Palaces – Echoplex – 7-19

The Shabazz Palaces guys took me backstage last Thursday night and told me they didn’t want any normal looking photos. That I should let loose and F around. This is the third time I’ve gotten to shoot photos of these guys and every show just gets moire fluid. Every so...

By Ben
Streaming: Flying Lotus feat. Earl Sweatshirt – “Between Friends”

Streaming: Flying Lotus feat. Earl Sweatshirt – “Between Friends”

Flying Lotus and Earl Sweatshirt are the latest featured artists on the Adult Swim Singles Program – releasing 12 tracks in 12 weeks. Artists featured in the previous weeks include The Hives, Wye Oak, The Field and...

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Future of the Left @ Europa (6.17.12) & St. Vitus (6.18.12)

Future of the Left @ Europa (6.17.12) & St. Vitus (6.18.12)

Words and Photos by Charles It’s been a month since Future of the Left tore ass through a two night Brooklyn stint (they also did an in store at Generation Records which I skipped on account of not wanting to appear like a slithering shutterbug/mouth-breathing superfan) and I’m just now...

By Charles