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Bring Me the Horizon / Of Mice and Men / letlive / Issues @ The Warfield – 3.21.14

Bring Me the Horizon / Of Mice and Men / letlive / Issues @ The Warfield – 3.21.14

The American Dream Tour featuring Issues, letlive, Of Mice and Men, and Bring Me The Horizon descended upon San Francisco on March 21st. Taking place at The Warfield, the bands sold out one of the largest venues here in the Bay Area. Consisting of attendees primarily under 21 years old,...

By Todd Sipes
Fanfarlo @ The Troubadour 3-25-14

Fanfarlo @ The Troubadour 3-25-14

Photos by Michelle Shiers // Michelle Shiers Photography Ed. Note Letting those genres bleed like $1 watercolors Fanfarlo brought their wall of sounds to a sold out Troubadour in Los Angeles this week. We’ve called the album a krautrock electro pop extravaganza but the live show is best summed up as...

By Michelle Shiers
Ben vs. SXSW 2014 Day 1 (a pictorial)

Ben vs. SXSW 2014 Day 1 (a pictorial)

We approached SXSW 2014 a little differently than in years past. Trying to explore more of the conventions, see more shows, and in general provide more thoughtful coverage instead of the quickest coverage we could. Over the next couple weeks you’ll see our favorite photos and hear whatever thoughts we...

By Big Ben
How to Dress Well – The Roxy – 3-19-14

How to Dress Well – The Roxy – 3-19-14

Photos by Michelle Shiers // Michelle Shiers Photography Ed. Note: Let me be the first to admit that the synthetic R&B lullabies of How to Dress Well do not appeal to me in the slightest to the point that I question the fabric of young America when I hear so many...

By Michelle Shiers
Maggie Boyd vs. SXSW 2014 (a pictorial)

Maggie Boyd vs. SXSW 2014 (a pictorial)

All photos by Maggie Boyd. Ed. Note: Now that we’ve shaken the bounds of the Pinpoint house, the dwindling streets of Austin, TX we can all breathe a little easier. Look back with fondness at the days that were live and alight with song and dance and drink beyond measure....

By Maggie Boyd
SXSW 2014 – Day 3

SXSW 2014 – Day 3

Ed. Note: Yesterday was rough. Like, rougher than all the fucks that have passed and will pass through this one-horse boomtown, busty from the first midnight mistake to the last dying day of man’s great stand against…whatever ya got. And we should’ve seen it coming and I’m sure we probably...

By eds.
SXSW 2014 – Day 2

SXSW 2014 – Day 2

Ed. Note: There’s a joke about Manchaca Stew that’s only funny because it’s true and something we should never ask another soul to endure but after a day of Willie drinking on the outskirts of fucking Nowhere, Texas we made friends and those friends had friends and suddenly it’s 2am...

By eds.
SXSW 2014 – Day 1

SXSW 2014 – Day 1

Ed. Note: In light of last night’s horrific events, we were seriously debating whether or not it would be appropriate to share a post here extolling the virtues of excess and the pressing assurance of rock and roll in these days of insecurity. We wondered if it might be best...

By eds.
Benefit for Esther LaVonne – The Satellite – 3-2-14

Benefit for Esther LaVonne – The Satellite – 3-2-14

Photos by Michelle Shiers // Michelle Shiers Photography Perhaps saying that everything can change in the blink of an eye is a platitude, but clichés like that exist because it’s easier to explain the unexplainable as randomness than having to acknowledge the true fragility of the human condition. Three weeks ago,...

By Michelle Shiers
SXSW 2014 (not so) Short List: Q-Z

SXSW 2014 (not so) Short List: Q-Z

Below is the last of the big list, kids and I should feel some sense of accomplishment at having bored through the hundreds of names of showcasing artists at SXSW 2014 but I don’t because I know that I’ve only just begun to scratch and eke my way through the...

By Charles
Lord Huron @ the Fillmore – 2-25-14

Lord Huron @ the Fillmore – 2-25-14

Photos by Misty Dawn We 1st ran into Lord Huron back in 2011 out here in Los Angeles before the band debuted their critically lauded album Lonesome Dreams (out now on IAMSOUND Records). Back then the band was still in its formative stages (we found out about them because one...

By Misty
SXSW 2014 (not so) Short List: G-P

SXSW 2014 (not so) Short List: G-P

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) This time, next week, I’ll be in Irving with my pops bolstering my stores of beer and bacon and...

By Charles