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Ben’s Top Albums of 2013

Ben’s Top Albums of 2013

Top Artwork by Phillip Manning This unordered list is representative of the thoughts and tastes of Editor-in-Chief Ben Irwin; Make sure to See Managing Editor Charles’ Top of 2013 picks as well I’m perpetually awestruck and humbled by the inexorable link between music and the human condition, or at the very least...

By Big Ben
Reverend Horton Heat / Dale Watson / Two Tons of Steel @ Emo’s – 12.21.13

Reverend Horton Heat / Dale Watson / Two Tons of Steel @ Emo’s – 12.21.13

Photos by Maggie Boyd // Maggie Boyd Photography Ed. Note: Way way back in the long long ago we heard about this Reverend who spread the great gospel of gas guzzling rock and roll excess with a drunkard’s passion and a mystic’s aplomb and so we put our dancing shoes...

By Maggie Boyd
Charles vs. The 11 Best Records of 2013

Charles vs. The 11 Best Records of 2013

We’re closing fast on the end of the year here and the Pinpoint Offices are bustling with rotgut strychnine buzzes, mimeographed editorial genitalia contests, intern “death” matches and some damn Japanese ghost girl giggling in the air vents so, yeah…it’s the perfect environment to safely assess the rock (and not)...

By Charles
Hi Ho Silver Oh // The Far Country // The Native Sibling – Bootleg – Dec 5th

Hi Ho Silver Oh // The Far Country // The Native Sibling – Bootleg – Dec 5th

Photos by Michelle Shiers // Michelle Shiers Photography (Ed. Note) Over the past few years Hi Ho Silver Oh has captivated us here at Pinpoint Music. We’ve spent time with them all across the US but somehow when listening to their music we always feel right at home. Subtle Majesty...

By Michelle Shiers
Fitz and the Tantrums @ The Moody Theater (ACL Live) – 12.12.13

Fitz and the Tantrums @ The Moody Theater (ACL Live) – 12.12.13

Photos by Maggie Boyd // Maggie Boyd Photography Ed. Note: When we first heard Fitz (and his Tantrums), we glibly thought “Well, isn’t that nice for Darryl Hall?” and then we got to worrying about the future prospects of John Oates and his emphatic moustache and then – somehow –...

By Maggie Boyd
Dealer’s Choice – Exploding in Sound Edition

Dealer’s Choice – Exploding in Sound Edition

Every day, we get loads and loads and LOADS of music sent to us here at the Pinpoint Music World Headquarters which we have done our best, through the years, to wade through with an open mind and tender ear. Over the last few months, we’ve been getting a lot...

By eds.
HOLY CRAP! BUKU Music + Arts Project Announce Initial (STELLAR!) Lineup

HOLY CRAP! BUKU Music + Arts Project Announce Initial (STELLAR!) Lineup

Let me just say right off the bat that I will likely be unable to attend the BUKU Music + Arts Project 2014 Festival because it comes one short week after the vainglorious debacle of SXSW that usually lands me chugging Cipro and praying for deliverance which is a serious...

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Late Dispatches from Afropunk 2013

Late Dispatches from Afropunk 2013

Ed. Note: On the weekend of August 24th, we sent Charles to Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NY to cover the 9th iteration of the Afropunk Festival. We expected him to get back to us with another one of his endless (if reasonably enjoyable) postmodern gonzo experiential tomes but as...

By Charles
Bill Callahan – Dream River

Bill Callahan – Dream River

I wish I could build a fire. I wish I could build a fire in the pine woods by the lake where my father spent his summers learning to scale trout and flirt with soft, forgotten girls, naked under the light of an august moon. I wish I could build...

By Charles
Fanfarlo Offer an Early Valentine, ‘Let’s Go Extinct’ (due 2.11.14)

Fanfarlo Offer an Early Valentine, ‘Let’s Go Extinct’ (due 2.11.14)

Maybe it’s just the poisoned turkey talking up deep from my routinely ill humor but there’s something that’s just fetching about a band releasing an experimental krautrock electro pop extravaganza whose concept dizzies around the curios of human evolution in the great glitter of an uncertain future three day’s shy...

By PPM News
Ticket Giveway: Hi Ho Silver Oh // The Far Country // The Native Sibling – Bootleg – Dec 5th

Ticket Giveway: Hi Ho Silver Oh // The Far Country // The Native Sibling – Bootleg – Dec 5th

Over the past few years Hi Ho Silver Oh has captivated us here at Pinpoint Music. We’ve spent time with them all across the US but somehow when listening to their music we always feel right at home. Subtle Majesty is Hi Ho Silver Oh’s stock-in-trade. No one builds songs...

By PPM News