Reviews

Foals at the Hollywood Palladium 9-27-16

Foals at the Hollywood Palladium 9-27-16

Photos and Words by Natasha Aftandilians “Math rock” is something of a cute, albeit nerdy appellation that’s stuck to Foals’ music since they made their 2008 debut; for most of their career it seemed like an accurate label, but at the Hollywood Palladium last night, lead singer Yannis Philippakis and...

Review by Natasha Aftandilians
The Kills @ ACL Live – Austin, Texas, Sept. 8, 2016

The Kills @ ACL Live – Austin, Texas, Sept. 8, 2016

Photos and Words by David Brendan Hall One might assume that a duo rock act, by virtue of having fewer creative minds to reconcile, might be the swiftest sort of songwriters. Between 2003-2011, the Kills lived up to that notion, releasing four records during that span, one roughly every three...

Review by David Brendan Hall
Joanna Newsom @ ACL Live – Austin, Texas, Sept. 7, 2016

Joanna Newsom @ ACL Live – Austin, Texas, Sept. 7, 2016

Photos and Words by David Brendan Hall Joanna Newsom’s music isn’t the most accessible. Not everyone can vibe with the eccentric harp, and piano-based tunes laden with fairytale-esque lyrics, but her talent for spinning something superbly complex out of myriad seemingly simple elements is undeniable. During her Sept. 7th performance...

Review by David Brendan Hall
The Hate My Day Jobs @ Pianos – 6.4.16

The Hate My Day Jobs @ Pianos – 6.4.16

Author’s Note: I didn’t have a real good way to celebrate America today. I jerked off, did my laundry, looked at ACs. Simple stuff which I guess is banal and liberated as anything else USA! but I would’ve liked to have gotten drunk on a roof top with hot dogs...

Review by Charles
Pissed Jeans / Lydia Lunch Retrovirus @ Knitting Factory (BK) – 6.24.16

Pissed Jeans / Lydia Lunch Retrovirus @ Knitting Factory (BK) – 6.24.16

Editor’s Note: Charles claims he first really learned about himself when he was sixteen-years-old, lost and ravenous in a sweat-dreadful summer that saw him getting drunk in the streets of Los Angeles, sucking dick in a park blocks from his boyhood apartment, making out with a married woman in the...

Review by Charles
Wharf Cat Records Northside Showcase @ Union Pool – 6.11.16

Wharf Cat Records Northside Showcase @ Union Pool – 6.11.16

Author’s Note: If society is a hole, then Brooklyn is an abyss and I say this as a man whose family is born and bred in the borough, whose occupation takes him there on the irregular days that his profession demands his presence, whose friends have lived and rooted there...

Review by Charles
Perpetually Twelve #13 – The Fugazi Issue

Perpetually Twelve #13 – The Fugazi Issue

Perpetually Twelve issue Thirteen: FUGAZI PinpointMusic.com is proud to exclusively present issue thirteen of Perpetually Twelve zine, spotlighting the band, Fugazi. We are making this zine available completely free to all, in a variety of formats, including a high-res download of the printable, formatted zine, via the links below. I...

Review by McHank
Savages – Emo’s – Austin, Texas, April 12, 2016

Savages – Emo’s – Austin, Texas, April 12, 2016

Photos and Words by David Brendan Hall With their 2013 full-length debut Silence Yourself, Savages set the bar high – that head-on, post-punk blitz alluded to heavy influence from Psychedelic Furs, Bauhaus and Siouxsie and the Banshees while forging its own space among this era’s great heavy rock records. So...

Review by eds.