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Afropunk 2015

Afropunk 2015

Grace Jones is an ageless, unshakable muse. Lauryn Hill is a confusion of prestige, soul, pride, disdain and ego. Adia Victoria should be the one to rewrite the notion of blues as deep, dark and transparent beauty. Lion Babe are awful short in the tooth but they overcrowd their infancy...

By Charles
Motorhead @ The Warfield – 8.24.15

Motorhead @ The Warfield – 8.24.15

Ed. Note: Anyone who knows anything about rock and roll knows that Lemmy is no mere mortal nor has he been since he clipped the wings of Hawkwind and moved on to form the speed freak beast that is Motorhead long before most of you were even so much as...

By Todd Sipes
Rise Against / Killswitch Engage / letlive. @ The Masonic – 8.11.15

Rise Against / Killswitch Engage / letlive. @ The Masonic – 8.11.15

Ed. Note: I hasten to suggest that there is such a thing as too much rock for one night to bear because it makes me sound old and weary of the party people party sweat and raging on the brink of a beautifully ribald amplification liberation. Also, I worry such...

By Todd Sipes
Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Candiria

Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Candiria

What the WHAT?!?!? Dudes, this is for real. Way back when metal was first letting itself get made over with all manner of hardcore hysterics, rhythmic invention, hip hop approval and ambient worship (which would lead alternately to post hardcore and nu metal among other less headache inducing genres) there...

By Charles
Outside Lands 2015: Day 3

Outside Lands 2015: Day 3

Pics by Andrew Rowley // Rowlbertos Media I’m usually pretty torn on the last day of a festival like this. I’m happy to have made it through the weeds of physical and mental exhaustion, but that also means the better part of all that anticipation and excitement is behind as...

By Delicious
Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Young Paris

Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Young Paris

It’s easy to forget that revolutionary music can actually be enjoyable and that a voice of global consciousness can opine readily in the context of rhythm and melody over beats that send the body shivering to free the mind in communal ecstasy. And that’s funny because the best way to...

By Charles
Outside Lands 2015: Day 2

Outside Lands 2015: Day 2

Pics by Ben Irwin Day 2 at Outside Lands is in the books and I feel like absolute shit right now. Consumption was a big part of my day on Saturday, and although I am quite proud of myself for actually eating something; the only thing I put in my...

By Delicious
Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Adia Victoria

Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Adia Victoria

There’s such a cool cat strut that can come with blues. Cracked alley slink and prowl. You don’t see it much now that Lucille’s gone ghost for good and the dust’s traded its red roots for a polymer hue in the popular canon of passing chicanery but Adia Victoria, man…hot...

By Charles
Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Death Grips

Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Death Grips

Yeah, I know you don’t need me to hype Death Grips but I’m going to because no matter what the fuck all manner of petty punk nihilistic bullshit they’ve pulled over their brief career of high concept, low groaning histrionics, the fact of the matter is they’re one of the...

By Charles
Neurosis / Brothers of the Sonic Cloth / SUMAC @ Warsaw (BK) – 8.9.15

Neurosis / Brothers of the Sonic Cloth / SUMAC @ Warsaw (BK) – 8.9.15

Ed. Note: Four hours of metal is a lot of hours of metal especially when the fours hours of metal in question is of the cryptic volcano variety which it was last Sunday in Brooklyn (of course) when the watershed monolith that is Neurosis rolled like a dying leviathan through...

By Charles
Ticket Giveaway! Jason Isbell @ The Wiltern – 8/12

Ticket Giveaway! Jason Isbell @ The Wiltern – 8/12

We know it’s been a minute since we’ve taken the time to give something tangible back to you: the good, good people who make Pinpoint Music something well worth devoting all our free hours to, but today we’re going to make that up to you. TODAY! we, in partnership with...

By eds.
Outside Lands 2015: Day 1

Outside Lands 2015: Day 1

Pics by Ben Irwin If you did Day 1 at Outside Lands right, you may not be feeling great right now. You’re a head-pounding, filthy, tired mess, and your nose is full of dirty sand castle boogers. The soreness of walking god-knows-how-many miles is only a slight factor at this...

By Delicious