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Mike Watt – Hyphenated-Man

Mike Watt – Hyphenated-Man

Hyphenated-Man is not an opera. I’m sorry, Mike. I know what you do is important. The music you make, the fiercely independent spirit you championed with the Minutemen, fIREHOSE and, recently, with the Second- and Missingmen is some of the most inspired and inspiring of the last three decades so...

By Charles
New Beastie Boys Single Released – “Make Some Noise”

New Beastie Boys Single Released – “Make Some Noise”

The Beastie Boys have some new music out. The beat is kinda hot, but I’m pretty sure you can guess what the song sounds like. So you may or may not be into this; depending how stiff your Beastie Boys boner is of course. Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise...

By PPM News
Scale The Summit – The Collective

Scale The Summit – The Collective

I first heard of Scale the Summit through an online metal thread inhabited, mostly, with progressive rock fans. This fact of the story is only important as the level of imperative worry is so much greater with progressive rock fans. Albums that are missed or not given enough attention bring...

By Kaptain Carbon
Drive By Truckers – Go Go Boots

Drive By Truckers – Go Go Boots

Being a long-time, dedicated Drive By Truckers fan, it’s hard not to compare a new album with their previous work. For a band that has put out 4 of my favorite albums during their 13 years of recording, I’m always hoping for a new favorite. With an impressive 9 studio...

By Daniel G
Video: AutoErotique – “Turn Up the Volume”

Video: AutoErotique – “Turn Up the Volume”

The song is “Turn Up the Volume” from the Canadian duo’s Freak EP. Watch it with the sound muted and it has a pretty cool “Black Hole Sun” quality to it. But maybe everything weird that happens in slo-mo looks like the “Black Hole Sun” video. Either way, more lollipop...

By PPM News
SXSW 2011 Day 4 – Photos

SXSW 2011 Day 4 – Photos

Finally over our SXSW hangover, Pinpoint Music would like to present our final installment of our photo coverage of SXSW 2011. We’d like to thank Austin, everyone at SXSW, those two punk kids that gave me a ride home just in time to make my airport shuttle; and we’d like...

By Big Ben