Archives

Charles v. SXSW 2015 (an absentee perspective)

Charles v. SXSW 2015 (an absentee perspective)

So, this year I didn’t attend SXSW and the more I think about it, the more it bums me out because lord KNOWS when I’ll be able to catch CHRISTEENE, B L A C K I E and The Dillinger Escape Plan on the same day over hot pork and...

By Charles
Coal Chamber / Filter / Combichrist / American Head Charge @ The Regency Grand – 3.8.15

Coal Chamber / Filter / Combichrist / American Head Charge @ The Regency Grand – 3.8.15

Ed. Note: Whoa, man. Just…whoa. With the sweat and the beef and the lights and tats and the hair and what is it about girls playing bass that is so goddamn titillating to men like me that came of swooning age in tandem with the rise of the drop-d monsters...

By Todd Sipes
Belle and Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

Belle and Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

Belle and Sebastian are back for the first time in five years. The acclaimed Scottish group have recorded a dance album this time around. Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance is a much different route than their earlier releases. Though, the band retains their trademark knack for long, cool album...

By Carlos Zerzan
SXSW 2015 – Days 4 & 5

SXSW 2015 – Days 4 & 5

Ed. Note: If I had my druthers, the only photo to be included in the entire summation of SXSW 2015 would be that one right there of Snoop Dogg in the Game of fucking Thrones chair (I know it has a name but I don’t watch that show and I...

By Maggie Boyd
Taking Back Sunday / letlive. / The Menzingers @ The Warfield – 3.1.15

Taking Back Sunday / letlive. / The Menzingers @ The Warfield – 3.1.15

Ed. Note: I swear ta GAWD! it’s like you blink sometimes and suddenly all those rail-worn warriors that used to break your heart in all the ways that she never could are grown up from the (late) late-teenage maelstroms you played over and over again in your head, half drunk...

By Todd Sipes
SXSW 2015 – Day 3

SXSW 2015 – Day 3

Ed. Note: It’s snowing in NYC. Did you know that? Because it totally is even though it’s the first goddamn day of Spring and also an eclipse and mom’s birthday and I just took a buck-seventy cut in my take-home so, yeah…would life be better in Texas right now? Fuck...

By Maggie Boyd
SXSW 2015 – Day 2

SXSW 2015 – Day 2

Ed. Note: El Jefe asked me today if I was missing the madness of SXSW and I said “Yes, goddamnit. Real life is a pain in the ass and the grand delusion of rock and roll boiling over one town like a quantum foam where all the boom light goes...

By Maggie Boyd
SXSW 2015 – Day 1

SXSW 2015 – Day 1

Ed. Note: This is the first year in five that Pinpoint hasn’t rolled into Austin with a small army of friends, drunks and goddamn lunatics all serving to forge a patois of sonic experience to better understand the thousands playing SXSW and clue you into the panoply with a wild...

By Maggie Boyd
Courtney Barnett / Fraser A. Gorman @ Dilettante Arts – 3.13.15

Courtney Barnett / Fraser A. Gorman @ Dilettante Arts – 3.13.15

Ed. Note: There are times, precious times in this whirlwind gig we still got going here at Pinpoint when the privileges outshadow the pratfalls by a mile and you find yourself rubbing elbows with the cream of the pop in a shoebox of well-manicured taste, trends and ticky-tacks worth more...

By Big Ben
SXSW 2015 Short List (or 18 bands you’d be an idiot to miss)

SXSW 2015 Short List (or 18 bands you’d be an idiot to miss)

Due to a myriad of situations beyond our earthly control, we Eds. of Pinpoint Music will be unable to attend this year’s SXSW and that sucks because there’s so much to see, to hear, to eat and drink and flirt half-blind and three-quarters naked with over a swirling boil of...

By Charles
Lineup Announced for 8th Annual Roots Picnic, Party Assured

Lineup Announced for 8th Annual Roots Picnic, Party Assured

You know, I’ve never been to The Roots Picnic. Dunno why. Prolly something about finding a dog walker or being broke and hating fun of all shapes and sizes but this year, I’m hard pressed to find a legitimate excuse because the boys in the band just announced the lineup...

By PPM News
Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

Any album’s story that originates with the artist hopping in their van with “enough mushrooms to choke a horse,” and continues with them driving down the California coast in order to find their narrative voice, is bound to enflame one’s curiosity, if not flat out scorch it to the bare...

By Griffen Callahan