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Outside Lands 2015 – 1 Line Previews of Day 1

Outside Lands 2015 – 1 Line Previews of Day 1

One of my favorite things we do here at Pinpoint is our annual SXSW coverage. I love the anticipation, the arrival and the live accounts of the descent into the despicable life. When I can’t make it myself, I’m constantly checking the news, the social feeds and seeing who the...

By Delicious
WATCH! Publicist UK Serenade the Heavy Hell in “Away”

WATCH! Publicist UK Serenade the Heavy Hell in “Away”

Okay, so you won’t really be watching Publicist UK do anything in their new clip for “Away” (except for briefly, maybe?) as the video is a brooding amalgam of high contrast/concept visions of abandonment, assorted witchy shit and circles but – whatever, dude – it works well and proper to...

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Creepoid / Marriages @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – 7.24.15

Creepoid / Marriages @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – 7.24.15

Ed. Note: Charles was supposed to go to a Philadelphia last Friday. He was supposed to see friends he hadn’t seen in AGES. He was even supposed to roller skate. But he didn’t. No sir nor ma’ams. Last Friday night, rather than cozying up between a Lager and his lady...

By Charles
The Regressives – The Regressives

The Regressives – The Regressives

If you pine for the sounds of straight up, no frills, fist-pumping street punk that was so ubiquitous in the 90s, look no further than The Regressives. The NYC band plays a hard-hitting ode to ’77 style punk on their self-titled LP. The fourteen-track album keeps your attention as it...

By Carlos Zerzan
Planes Mistaken for Stars @ St. Vitus – 7.19.15

Planes Mistaken for Stars @ St. Vitus – 7.19.15

I guess that, in some ways, I was long overdue for a forearm to my the throat. There’s been a whole lot of shows, in the twenty-odd years I’ve been going, where violence swarmed and cracked around me and, sure, sometimes I got hurt. I’ve been bruised, dazed and bloodied....

By Charles
Self Defense Family – Heaven Is Earth

Self Defense Family – Heaven Is Earth

Oh, man. Danny would fucking hate this record. HATE IT! Hate it so hard he might finally punch me in the face like I asked him to a few years back except without the values of being wasted and having Kwame segue “Straight Outta Compton” into the Indana Jones theme...

By Charles
Various Artists – Don’t Think That I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll OST

Various Artists – Don’t Think That I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll OST

Don’t Think That I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll is the soundtrack to John Pirozzi’s documentary about one of Cambodia’s often-overlooked musical movements. After winning independence from France in the late 1950’s, young musicians from Cambodia’s countryside swarmed to the city of Phnom Penh, eager to start bands and...

By Juliet Hope Wayne
Veruca Salt / The Muffs @ El Rey Theater – 7.11.15

Veruca Salt / The Muffs @ El Rey Theater – 7.11.15

Ed. Note: Has it really been twenty years since I saw Veruca Salt at The Academy? Holy shit, it must be. That was a weird gig, man. The band called all the boys in the crowd “savages…GODDAMN SAVAGES!” for moshing (because, you know, that’s just kinda what you did at...

By Big Ben
SOAK @ The Swedish American Hall (SF) – 7.8.15

SOAK @ The Swedish American Hall (SF) – 7.8.15

SOAK made her San Francisco debut last week at the Swedish American Hall. Straight from the UK, by way of LA, she took to the stage with a sweetly shy presence, self-admittedly jetlagged and clad in all black. Throughout the night she cooed her soft melodies to a mixed audience...

By Misty
The Hate My Day Jobs – Mouth on Fire

The Hate My Day Jobs – Mouth on Fire

Ms. Mitzi’s been on my ass for MONTHS to talk about this record and she’s been right to ride me ragged because this motherfucker is so good, so tight, so goddamn OUTTASIGHT! it makes me want to punch my dick in the face. And that’s saying something because anyone who...

By Charles
WATCH! Coheed and Cambria Play Hard the Bitter Triumph in “You Got Spirit Kid”

WATCH! Coheed and Cambria Play Hard the Bitter Triumph in “You Got Spirit Kid”

I have never cared for Coheed and Cambria because I don’t like prog no matter how postmodern it can get between the punks and the metalheads in a McLuhanian bro off and I also can’t handle Rush (though, thanks in no small part to the Trailer Park Boys, I have...

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WATCH! the Mice Rise and Brunch in Eternal Summers’ “Come Alive”

WATCH! the Mice Rise and Brunch in Eternal Summers’ “Come Alive”

I tell people, sometimes, that I used to be a rat catcher. This is a lie. I’ve never caught or killed a rat in my life and even if I had the chance, I’d probably skip it because rats are kind of awesome. Mice on the other hand? Fuck a...

By PPM News