SXSW

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...

Review by Charles
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...

Review by Maggie Boyd
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...

Review 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...

Review 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...

Review by Maggie Boyd
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...

Review by Charles
SXSW 2014: Charles’ Artifacts and Anecdotes (abridged)

SXSW 2014: Charles’ Artifacts and Anecdotes (abridged)

My week in Austin started with a car crash and ended with a cinnamon bun and in between there was the 2014 SXSW Music Conference. It was fun. It was awkward. It was drunk. There were Germans and half-naked strangers. Pork and drugs and freakouts and no sleep until sweet...

Review by Charles
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...

Review by Big Ben