SXSW 2013

SXSW 2013 – Charles’ Tales from the Thick

SXSW 2013 – Charles’ Tales from the Thick

Ed. Note: 2013 marked Pinpoint’s third, official trip to SXSW (in 2010, Ben went rogue) and this year we did it bare bones. No interviews. No parties. No guns. No detractions. Just five days of rock and roll. It was a whirlwind, to be sure, and what follows is Charles’...

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SXSW 2013 – Day 4

SXSW 2013 – Day 4

It’s Saturday and our minds are melting, our wills are weak and our bodies are aching for the familiar sink of our couches and the wet brain fuzz of television. Isolation, maybe. QUIET! (certainly) But we persist in greeting this day with the grit of men half our age and...

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SXSW 2013 – Day 3

SXSW 2013 – Day 3

Day 3 of SXSW limped in like a lion and out like two young lovers and a ham. It was punker, in some ways, than so many of our other days and the introduction of Andrew WK into the revelry sure as shit made it that much more party (though,...

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SXSW 2013 – Day 2

SXSW 2013 – Day 2

I am writing you half blind and pretty well drunk from the welcome ashes of the Lightsey Sage House. Maximilian is sharing the wonders of his lost tracks over olive pizza and one last glittering Lone Star while BJ is off making her Latin (by way of Mass) magic somewhere...

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SXSW 2013 Spotlight: White Lung

SXSW 2013 Spotlight: White Lung

I am sorry. I wasn’t informed that White Lung had critically acclaimed record which Charles loved. Why wasn’t I told Sorry was so good. I didn’t know about these guys until very recently. There seems to be a breakdown in communication. I thought we had an agreement that I was...

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SXSW 2013 – Day 1

SXSW 2013 – Day 1

So the first official day of maximum rock and roll revelry has come and gone drunk stumbling through the weathered streets of Austin, TX and I’d like to tell you that the staff of Pinpoint that made this batshit annual trek (being, respectively, your humble editors Charles and Ben, honorary...

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SXSW 2013 Spotlight: Small Black

SXSW 2013 Spotlight: Small Black

Reformed chillwave conspirators Small Black have had a nominal ripple in the larger musical pool with their 2010 record New Chain. Since then. the band has moved away from the lo-fi atmosphere and embraced an 80’s cinematic atmosphere for a new record to be released in May. that…that is an...

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SXSW 2013 Spotlight: The Black Angels

SXSW 2013 Spotlight: The Black Angels

SXSWI think I have to give it to the Black Angels for being one of the first. This group of Texas based fuzz addicts pushed for a greater appreciation of garage psych without any sort of feeling of throwback or self awareness. There were no costumes in 2006’s Passover, there...

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