SXSW 2013

SXSW 2013 Spotlight: Indians

SXSW 2013 Spotlight: Indians

I think Indians should play at dawn when you have missed every opportunity at sleeping and the chill of morning mixes with the glimmer of warmth from the rising sun. Indians is the work of Søren Løkke Juul who supposedly spent a considerable amount of time playing backup for Danish...

Review by PPM News
SXSW 2013 Spotlight: The Protomen

SXSW 2013 Spotlight: The Protomen

Alright, so I have seen The Protomen a handful of times. I am going to say probably around 5 or 6 times. Before I came to work at Pinpoint I traveled around to various video game conventions and always ended up seeing this Tennessee based 9 piece who did rock...

Review by PPM News
SXSW 2013 (not so) Short List: O-Z

SXSW 2013 (not so) Short List: O-Z

Holy fucking hell in a bacon wrapped handbasket, I did it. I DID! I listened to close to 3,000 bands and did all I could to say something reasonably sensible (or incendiary) about them and now, today, this day of days I’M FUCKING DONE! Of course, I’ve barely scratched the...

Review by Charles
SXSW 2013 Spotlight: The Littlest Viking

SXSW 2013 Spotlight: The Littlest Viking

Oh. Ouch. Yes. Really. Sweet. Fuck Yeah. From the bright and blistering lands of California comes The Littlest Viking, a 2 piece math/prog/punk stacked deck of cards which has been built to deliver brain scrambling enjoyment. Take this and drizzle irreverent humor ontop of their song titles and one has...

Review by PPM News
SXSW 2013 Spotlight: Palma Violets

SXSW 2013 Spotlight: Palma Violets

I am super leery of buzz bands. Doubly so of any buzz band blessed by the NME and sent to our post-colonial shores to take back the youth rebellion we built on the scars of ten thousand shameful trades. I’ve just been burned too many times. Burned BAD! Remember Bloc...

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Tape Wyrm XXXIX: SXSW Bonanza

Tape Wyrm XXXIX: SXSW Bonanza

The Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy Shootin'...

Review by Kaptain Carbon
SXSW 2013 Spotlight: Gap Dream

SXSW 2013 Spotlight: Gap Dream

Yes. Yes. Yes. I currently have a patent on the phrase “dream garage” just in case there are more bands like Gap Dream and just in case they decide to form a movement. I can not think of a more potent example of dream pop’s elasticity or the blurring of...

Review by PPM News
SXSW (not so) Short List: G-N

SXSW (not so) Short List: G-N

Part 2, dudes! You still in the mood? Lord knows that I am! I mean. YEAH! WHOOOOOHOOOO!!! Let’s keep with the maximum rock and rolling and seemingly ENDLESS exploring of the SXSW swarm and scrum because if we don’t do it, then who? WHO?!? Exactly. Rockit. G A L P...

Review by Charles