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No Age – Losing Feeling EP

No Age – Losing Feeling EP

Losing Feeling at first seems an odd choice of title for the latest EP by lo-fi indie rockers No Age, seeing as feeling and emotion are sewn liberally throughout. It’s a characteristically brief affair, with 2008’s critically acclaimed Nouns and their 2007 debut album Wierdo Rippers only lasting a touch...

By Lemon
Mariachi El Bronx – Mariachi El Bronx

Mariachi El Bronx – Mariachi El Bronx

Cuándo bebes toda la cerveza. Cuándo haces todos las drugas, Cuándo gastas todo el dinero. Cuándo está nada que hacer pero a poner en su cama de hotel y vigilas el sol arde a través de la grieta en la ventana. Sonres. Temblas. Amas el mano eso tú eres y...

By Charles
Part Chimp – Thriller

Part Chimp – Thriller

Heavy is a word that’s thrown around a lot nowadays. Every band that manages to squeeze a CHUN CHUN breakdown between each bar of music gets called heavy but I can only validate that as mindless and angry, not heavy. Even the trendy Drone artists are labelled heavy but it’s...

By Heard
Rodrigo y Gabriela – 4th & B – 10-10-09

Rodrigo y Gabriela – 4th & B – 10-10-09

Attending a Rodrigo y Gabriela show is like submitting your soul to a hot, sweaty musical threesome. Sometimes gentle and intimate, sometimes aggressive and raw it’s an experience that leaves your ears entirely satisfied while longing for more. Yes, they are a male and female classical acoustic guitar duo that...

By Wedsie
Idle Warship feat. Talib Kweli @ Yoshi’s – San Francisco, CA – 9/19/09

Idle Warship feat. Talib Kweli @ Yoshi’s – San Francisco, CA – 9/19/09

There has been a void in hip-hop for the last, oh, ten years – somewhere in between the thuggy, chain-tugging, champagne-spraying, dollar bill-counting video porn and the backpack-wearing head nodders; the sexiness I think Justin Timberlake has been talking about, was lost. But guess what J-Lake (that’s what I call...

By Delicious
Kings of Convenience – Declaration of Dependence

Kings of Convenience – Declaration of Dependence

On Declaration Of Dependence, Norwegian lounge crooners, Kings Of Convenience, attempt to follow up 2004’s dinner party classic, Riot On An Empty Street, with an album of even barer acoustic tunes. It’s been a steady journey for the Kings. Releasing their low key debut in 2001 to lukewarm reception, Erlend...

By Lemon
BATS – Red In Tooth & Claw

BATS – Red In Tooth & Claw

Remember in school, when the teacher would let you watch a Disney film to try and get a certain message across, some sort of lesson in morality. Or in science classes where you got to do a fun quiz that involved lots of shouting out answers and laughing. Red In...

By Lemon
Air Waves EP

Air Waves EP

It is 9:05 in the morning and I’ve posted myself up against a window at the Sacramento airport. As I’m sitting on the floor awaiting my flight back to San Diego I decide to start my review of the new self-titled Air Waves EP. I take out my laptop and...

By Bootsie
Cage the Elephant – Interview – Outside Lands 2009

Cage the Elephant – Interview – Outside Lands 2009

Check out the audio from the interview with Cage the Elephant below Cage the Elephant Interview by pinpointmusic Pinpoint music had the opportunity to speak with Daniel and Brad from Cage the Elephant after their Outside Lands performance on August 30th, 2009 in San Francisco, CA. The chance meeting may...

By Delicious
Pissed Jeans – King of Jeans

Pissed Jeans – King of Jeans

I probably don’t look hard enough, but I get the sense that the Indie Rock Conglomerate LLC has been skimping on the heavy shit lately. So the release of something like King of Jeans on a label like Sup Pop (didn’t those cats used to only release heavy shit?) will...

By Squeri
Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA  8/28 – 8/30

Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA 8/28 – 8/30

If you’ve been to one of these festivals before, you know, that although you’d love to see every great band there, its impossible. Don’t even try; it’s just dumb. The reality is, you’re going to have to make some tough decisions and compromises; a band you’re kinda into vs. a...

By Delicious