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SXSW 2012 – Day 4

SXSW 2012 – Day 4

Rather than talk about the music of the last day of SXSW I wanted to take a chance and try to articulate what the final day is like. 2012 marks the 3rd consecutive year that Pinpoint has covered SXSW, and Day 4 (the last day) of SXSW is always one...

By Ben
Video: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Hysterical”; Confirms Spring Tour

Video: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Hysterical”; Confirms Spring Tour

Hysterical from CYHSY on Vimeo. I didn’t get a chance to see these guys out in Austin, but hey, a video is the next best thing right? Who knows. Either way, they’ve confirmed an upcoming U.S. tour, which is good news, because now I can go check out girls and...

By PPM News
Tape Wyrm XIX: The New Doom

Tape Wyrm XIX: The New Doom

Early 2012 Doom Doom technically predates all existing styles of metal. The transition from hard rock to heavy metal was marked by a dark lyrical change as well as a sonic embrace of low end. These characteristics are still the signposts of doom. Before metal splintered into the grandchildren of...

By Kaptain Carbon
SXSW 2012 – Day 3

SXSW 2012 – Day 3

We seem to be starting our days later and later here in Austin. Each day and night brings less sleep, erratic eating habits, and weird random people bed-hopping till well, around 2pm local time. It’s food time. I have less to say, mainly because I feel like everyday is three...

By rowe
SXSW 2012 – Day 2

SXSW 2012 – Day 2

Are you kidding me, was this only Day 2? I’ve gotten used to being hungover, I’ve gotten use to my feet and back hurting, I’ve even gotten used to my roommate snoring like a damn Buggs Bunny cartoon character; but now I have aching glands I didn’t even know existed...

By Ben
Cold War Kids @ Bottom of the Hill – 3/7 San Francisco, CA

Cold War Kids @ Bottom of the Hill – 3/7 San Francisco, CA

Last week, deep in the cuts of Potrero Hill the Cold War Kids took to the stage and owned the crowd. Inside the L shaped blue-lettered sign straight out of a Beavis and Butthead cartoon is the dark, indie, yet almost charming venue, Bottom of the Hill; attracting a most...

By Laura
SXSW 2012 – Day 1

SXSW 2012 – Day 1

It was muggy as hell on the first official of day of the SXSW 2012 Music Festival and our arm pits, camera lenses and upper lips can attest to that. Some of us drank a little too much, some of us saw a little too much tranny-butthole and I saw...

By Ben
SXSW 2012 – Day 0

SXSW 2012 – Day 0

We got up early our first full day in Texas and took care of business. And by business I mean drank beer and drank some Ecuadorian watermelon liqueur. We skipped our meaty gut-bomb at The Salt Lick began the rocking a little early. Day 1 at SXSW starts Wednesday, today;...

By Ben
Tin Ear Tuesday – Tape Wyrm v. SXSW Edition

Tin Ear Tuesday – Tape Wyrm v. SXSW Edition

Alright first of all thank Metalsucks for taking the name “South By South DEATH” for their showcase as that was the original title for this article. Goddamn it. This is why we cant have nice things. Well hello Tin Ear Tuesday subscribers, this is Kaptain Carbon from Tape Wyrm here...

By Kaptain Carbon
SXSW 2012 Hip Hop Prospectus

SXSW 2012 Hip Hop Prospectus

With thousands of artists and bands, a highly condensed downtown area and people everywhere, there are probably as many ways to take in SXSW as there are band t-shirts and dudes who run blogs. It’s overwhelming to think about without a plan or jump off point for each day. Doing...

By Delicious
The 2 Bears – Be Strong

The 2 Bears – Be Strong

The 2 Bears are Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell – club promoter and DJ. Having written and recorded Be Strong over a shared love of disco and house music, it’s clear that the duo have certainly had a good time making this record. After a few listens, another...

By Lemon
SXSW 2012 Artist Spotlight – Of Monsters and Men

SXSW 2012 Artist Spotlight – Of Monsters and Men

I’ve grown to really kinda love Of Monsters and Men’s EP Into The Woods over the last month or so, and when I saw they were playing out in Austin for SXSW, I made a mental note that I definitely didn’t want to miss this these guys. They have that...

By PPM News