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SXSW 2014 (not so) Short List: Numbers, A-F

SXSW 2014 (not so) Short List: Numbers, A-F

Read all of Charles’s SXSW 1 line previews SXSW 2014 (not so) Short List: A-F SXSW 2014 (not so) Short List: G-P SXSW 2014 (not so) Short List: Q-Z (coming soon) Sweet Jesus, man. I’m not ready. I’m not ready. I’m not ready for Texas but in two weeks I’ll...

By Charles
The Devil Makes Three @ HOB, Hollywood – 2.15.14

The Devil Makes Three @ HOB, Hollywood – 2.15.14

All photos by Ben Irwin. Ed. Note: We love the old home twang here at Pinpoint. The steel string, upright cat gut hallows. The beards and gray mare death shake, rattle and roll over for a belly full of sweet whiskey hellfire stitching the stars and stripes on high which...

By Big Ben
WATCH! White Suns Molest and Stare, Ruin Everything in “Carrion”

WATCH! White Suns Molest and Stare, Ruin Everything in “Carrion”

You’re day sucked, right? Of course it did. But was it fucked? Oh, it was? FANTASTIC! You got six and a half minutes to spare? Because if you do and happen to have a passion (no pussy-ass passing yen) for discordant squall and rumble blast fuck bemoaning scoring the unfun...

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WATCH! Perfect Pussy Raise the Noise Punk Joy in “I”

WATCH! Perfect Pussy Raise the Noise Punk Joy in “I”

Wait. Why haven’t we told you about Perfect Pussy already? I mean, I know we talked mysterious femme noiseniks, Shoppers some TET way back but those are bygone days, baby and the new rage for Meredith Graves is Perfect Pussy which is nothing short of being the true hot lip...

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Gacha – When the Watchman Saw the Light

Gacha – When the Watchman Saw the Light

We remember the artist as a young man, pale and fretful, raising the dawn on a rooftop somewhere in the Foothills of San Gabriel. We remember him with a Big Gulp and a best friend beside him, saying nothing. Sighing, maybe. Pretending everything is going to be just fine because...

By Charles
King Washington @ The Satellite – 2.14.14

King Washington @ The Satellite – 2.14.14

Words and Photos by Madelynn Elyse. Street Tacos saved the day again. As my Civic dashed down Silverlake Boulevard, I kept one hand on the wheel while the other clawed desperately at the plate of veggie tacos on the passenger seat. When you’re late to a show and you have...

By Madelynn Elyse
Bleeding Rainbow – Interrupt

Bleeding Rainbow – Interrupt

You know that one song after your favorite song on the record? The one that’s pretty good, you guess but kinda pales in comparison to the blitz fucking brilliance of the previous track. The seeming sonic afterthought? The track that doesn’t necessarily indicate that the band just threw it in...

By Charles
The Casket Girls – True Love Kills the Fairy Tale

The Casket Girls – True Love Kills the Fairy Tale

Ed. Note: There’s no hope in dope. So, I took this pill a couple of hours ago to help with some something or other that I’d rather not explain too explicitly at the moment but it’s working which is great because that’s what pills are supposed to do and that...

By Charles
Frankie Rose @ The Soda Bar – 1.31.14

Frankie Rose @ The Soda Bar – 1.31.14

All photos by Ben Irwin. Ed. Note: Frankie Rose. Oh, Frankie Rose. What a desert dream you spin and yes, we must concede that we here in the decidedly cold and unblonde offices of Pinpoint HQ are brimming with envy that our Commander in Chief, El Jefe Irwin had the...

By Big Ben
LISTEN! to Death Keep it Alive with “North Street”

LISTEN! to Death Keep it Alive with “North Street”

Goddamn, did I cry big boy tears when I watched the hope spring that was A Band Called Death and even shed a few (though furtively) when I watched the band shred up the stage at Afropunk and now my eyes are welled again at the prospect that the band...

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The Regressives @ The Grand Victory – 2.8.14

The Regressives @ The Grand Victory – 2.8.14

Ed. Note: Charles went to The Grand Victory on last Saturday all hopped up on cough syrup and the dream of finally getting back at Fat Bastard for stealing all his beer at C Squat back in the aughts (maybe) and we were fine with that so long as we...

By Charles
WATCH! Pale Gone Static Operatic Weird in Rind’s New “Understudy”

WATCH! Pale Gone Static Operatic Weird in Rind’s New “Understudy”

Back when I was a teenage kick coming off the punk trip, I stumbled onto something called The Industrial Culture Handbook and in no short order my life was changed forever. I highly recommend the tome and any/all RE/Search Publications as delectable, often unbelievable treaties on the true joy terror...

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