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Fun Fun Fun Fest – Yellow Stage Preview

Fun Fun Fun Fest – Yellow Stage Preview

As we mentioned the other day there is a SHITLOAD to see, hear and experience over at Fun Fun Fun Fest next weekend and I am going to do my absolute damnedest to show and tell you a little something about each and every one of your options because with...

By Charles
Win Tickets: Family of the Year @ 98.7-FM Performance Space (Private Show)

Win Tickets: Family of the Year @ 98.7-FM Performance Space (Private Show)

One of our favorite bands to play the Pinpoint Music SXSW Party in 2011 was Family of The Year. If you haven’t had a chance to indulge in their folk-pop sound you’re missing some of the better sunny day music that’s come out recently. Pinpoint Music is giving away a...

By PPM News
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

My wife once said the greatest thing about M83 was every song sounded like the ending to every great 80’s movie. There is some truth in that sentiment as the French project by Anthony Gonzalez drips a certain nostalgia and starry eyed optimism. The later work of electronic/dream pop act...

By Kaptain Carbon
Phantogram Streaming New EP – Nightlife

Phantogram Streaming New EP – Nightlife

Phantogram’s new EP Nightlife, out Nov. 1, is now streaming on their Facebook page for your listening pleasure. I’m now reading it might be out Oct. 25th. So, either way, listen now and buy yourself the luxury of being able to tell your friends you heard it first. Phantogram’s Facebook...

By PPM News
Walls – Coracle

Walls – Coracle

Coracle, Walls’ second album proper, sees London-based duo Alessio Natalizia (Banjo Or Freakout) and Sam Willis (Allez Allez) flesh out the sounds that they began to craft on last year’s eponymous debut. Whilst that record touched on electronic beats with krautrock influences, Coracle sees the pair expand these ideas into...

By Lemon
Fun Fun Fun Fest Announces Final Lineup, Set Times and Fun Fun Fun Nites!

Fun Fun Fun Fest Announces Final Lineup, Set Times and Fun Fun Fun Nites!

We’re just going to go ahead and say that Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 is going to be the biggest, baddest, boldest balls to the wall music event of this or most any recent year. 3 days, 4 stages and almost 200 artists will be heading out to Auditorium Shores...

By PPM News
Video: Future Islands – Give Us the Wind

Video: Future Islands – Give Us the Wind

Future Islands have unfurled the latest video of one of Pinpoint’s favorite albums this year On the Water. The video is for the song “Give Us The Wind” which is personally my top track of the album. “Influenced by the black-and-white simplicity of old Friend pop videos from the ’70s,...

By PPM News
PAPA – EP Release Show – Bootleg Theater

PAPA – EP Release Show – Bootleg Theater

The deeper I’ve gotten into the music scene over the years the more I’ve realized how many ridiculously talented bands and musicians go unnoticed by the general public. I’m not going to launch into a diatribe on the music industry but talent without exposure and intensely hard work won’t make...

By Big Ben
Tin Ear Tuesday – 13 Days to Halloween (the creep)

Tin Ear Tuesday – 13 Days to Halloween (the creep)

Oh, how I love Halloween. The costumes. The candy. The creep (not the razorblade Snickers so much as the doomed come back to traumatize the living with blood and spite and the dead dread of night). That being said my first trip towards this most venerated of goth holidays (some...

By Charles
The Roots Release Single From Upcoming Concept LP – “Make My”

The Roots Release Single From Upcoming Concept LP – “Make My”

The Roots officially announced the December 6th release of their latest LP, undun on Island Def Jam. A sort of novel in audio form, undun is “an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999).” The concept album begins with Redford’s death, moving backward in time to...

By PPM News
REJECT the “Protect IP Act (PIPA)”

REJECT the “Protect IP Act (PIPA)”

REJECT the “Protect IP Act (PIPA)” – Follow this link to email your congressperson. Readers of Pinpoint Music we try not to get political too often. But please visit this link and urge your congressperson to reject the “Protect IP Act (PIPA)” due to receive a floor vote by Senate....

By PPM News
Primus – Green Naugahyde

Primus – Green Naugahyde

Primus’ reign over the better part of the 1990’s taught us two things. One is that a mixture of funk, metal and general silliness could be made and two, it could be done so well. Even further, we saw it could be done with the support of the mainstream. Looking...

By Kaptain Carbon