Recent articles written by Michelle Shiers

Fitz and the Tantrums – Hollywood Palladium – 04-5-14

Fitz and the Tantrums – Hollywood Palladium – 04-5-14

Photos and Words by Michelle Shiers Photography Fronted by Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs, Fitz & The Tantrums performed to a sold out crowd at Hollywood’s Palladium on April 5th, 2014. The 18-song set, opening with “Get Away” was a night-long test to see who had more dance-umph to give...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Hi Ho Silver Oh // The Far Country // The Native Sibling – Bootleg – Dec 5th

Hi Ho Silver Oh // The Far Country // The Native Sibling – Bootleg – Dec 5th

Photos by Michelle Shiers // Michelle Shiers Photography (Ed. Note) Over the past few years Hi Ho Silver Oh has captivated us here at Pinpoint Music. We’ve spent time with them all across the US but somehow when listening to their music we always feel right at home. Subtle Majesty...

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Kate Nash @ The Fonda – 11.23.13

Kate Nash @ The Fonda – 11.23.13

Photos by Michelle Shiers // Michelle Shiers Photography Ed. Note: The longer our teeth get, the softer our hearts become for coy sirens with regional accents and a knack for the go go rock and roll beach style that’s made LA such a haven for fashionable dirtbags…again. So, of course,...

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Sparks @ The Fonda – 11-11-13

Sparks @ The Fonda – 11-11-13

Photos by Michelle Shiers // Michelle Shiers Photography Ed. Note: Four decades in the making Sparks continue to be innovators. Brothers Ron and Russell Mael always seem to be just beyond their peers. As the rest of us are just discovering a genre Sparks is putting a neat little bow on their...

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Tim Kasher / Laura Stevenson @ The Echo – 10.18.13

Tim Kasher / Laura Stevenson @ The Echo – 10.18.13

Words and Photos by Michelle Shiers // Michelle Shiers Photography Laura Stevenson Part shoegaze, part folk, Long Island native, Laura Stevenson took the stage at The Echo on October 18th, 2013. Stevenson and her backing band The Cans performed rock-meets-accordion-meets-Party-of-Five-soundtrackish songs with sweet aggression and both delicate and soaring vocals....

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