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FYF Fest 2013 – Day 2

FYF Fest 2013 – Day 2

Words by Griffen Callahan, Photos by Rob Schell “Those of us that had been up all night were in no mood for coffee and donuts, we wanted strong drink. We were, after all, the absolute cream of the national sporting press.” – Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las...

By Griffen Callahan
Watch Lonnie Holley’s Mad, Psychedelic Soul Unfold in “Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants”

Watch Lonnie Holley’s Mad, Psychedelic Soul Unfold in “Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants”

There was so little I’d known about the man called Lonnie before the other day when there was rumblings of inclusions of Black Lips and Deerhunters on his upcoming LP, Keeping A Record Of It. I’d heard something like “outside artist,” “errant poet,” or was it “enfant inspiré”? Whose to...

By PPM News
Dealer’s Choice – Mals Totem / Death Lens / The Left Arm of Buddha

Dealer’s Choice – Mals Totem / Death Lens / The Left Arm of Buddha

I: Recently, I’ve learned that there’s just no good way to get fiberglass out of your fingers. Best you can do is get real cold, down some Robo and pass out before the trip kicks in and you’re overtaken by the urge the ride the ferry all night while exploring...

By eds.
FYF Fest 2013 – Day 1 Reviews and Pictures

FYF Fest 2013 – Day 1 Reviews and Pictures

Words by Griffen Callahan, concert photography by Scott Dudelson As our photographer and I hoofed our way through L.A.’s China Town, the mid-day sun breaking on our heads, the excitement began to creep its way up my spine.  We were both rookies to FYF fest, and really didn’t know what to expect. ...

By Griffen Callahan
Medicine / Weekend @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – 8.16.13

Medicine / Weekend @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – 8.16.13

You may be wondering exactly what took me so long to get to telling you about the Weekend/Medicine gig (I missed Leverage Models, but a fat bald man mumbled something bitterly to a lanky kid about you being dancy and poppy and punky and multi-instrumentally which kinda sounds like a...

By Charles
[Tin Wyrm] 005

[Tin Wyrm] 005

I want to thank everyone for the cake and also reading Tape Wyrm’s 50th article on metal elitism. Though I did hope for more bottles being thrown, I feel everything went orderly. Only one person went to the hospital and that was for minor lacerations. Now that all the champagne...

By Kaptain Carbon
Afropunk 2013 Artist Spotlight: Mykki Blanco

Afropunk 2013 Artist Spotlight: Mykki Blanco

We had a whole little hyperliterate treatise on post-gender art vis a vis the pioneering sexuality of Anais Nin and the brutal humanism of GG Allin that we are fairly confident Ms/Mr Bianco would have enjoyed (albeit briefly) but since reading the following Youtube comment (from user DamienLewd) amended to...

By Charles
FYF Fest 2013 Artists Spotlight: FLAG

FYF Fest 2013 Artists Spotlight: FLAG

There once was a band called Black Flag and they played punk rock music. They practiced a lot, played a lot of shows and put out a bunch of records most of which were so blindingly pissed off and snarlingly anti-authoritarian the band is often remembered less fondly as punks...

By Charles
Tonight’s Show You Ought to Know: Charles Bradley @ The Belly Up, San Diego

Tonight’s Show You Ought to Know: Charles Bradley @ The Belly Up, San Diego

We, at Pinpoint, love Charles Bradley. The Screaming Eagle of Soul has swooned us into a sweaty sense of sweet pain and stone-cold sexiness time and again for a few good damn years now and has become a principle staple of the daily staff diet ever since Ben introduced us...

By eds.
Dealer’s Choice – Psychic Teens / Cripple and Casino

Dealer’s Choice – Psychic Teens / Cripple and Casino

I believe the last installment of Dealer’s Choice we introduced Area Man which along with Kaptain Carbon makes up the the music podcast Champions of the Universe. Dealer’s choice is an important feature as it not only highlights some terrific Bandcamp releases but it also stands as evidence for there...

By eds.
Afropunk 2013 Artist Spotlight: Unlocking the Truth

Afropunk 2013 Artist Spotlight: Unlocking the Truth

When we talk about punk, we often talk mohawks, violence, boredom and bygone days. When we talk about metal, we usually grumble on some deep, dark annals of cryptic European pain. When we talk Brooklyn, we’re usually drunk and pissed off. I’m pretty sure we’ve never EVER talked preteens. So...

By Charles
FYF 2013 Artist Spotlight: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

FYF 2013 Artist Spotlight: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Let’s take a journey way back into antiquity; back to Friday, April 12th, 2013, on the polo fields of Coachella, California.  At about 9pm, in front of the main stage, shame started to wash over me.  A dirty…sticky…film of shame.  Who was this band transmitting electricity straight into my frontal...

By Griffen Callahan