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Ticket Giveaway! Justin Townes Earle & Tristen @ El Rey 6-28

Ticket Giveaway! Justin Townes Earle & Tristen @ El Rey 6-28

Nashville’s own Justin Townes Earle seems to have been born destined for country and folk greatness. Justin is the son of perennial music award winner Steve Earle and named as a tribute to iconic country purist (and site favorite) Townes van Zandt. By his teens he was already playing and...

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Ticket Giveaway! Liars @ The Fonda LA 6-22

Ticket Giveaway! Liars @ The Fonda LA 6-22

Liars have consistently done one thing throughout their career, change. They’ve changed genre, changed labels, and changed countries. New York Post-Punk, Art Rock, Electronic, or Experimental; trying to nail down Liars sound is impossible, and that’s entirely the point. Liars are touring in support of their new album WIXIW (pronounced...

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Japandroids – Celebration Rock

Japandroids – Celebration Rock

It has been difficult first half of 2012. Music which once interested me has been drying up. The bands which I once annoyed friends with now are carcasses littered on dusty interstates. This is what happens when you leave a genre and then return to find a ghost town and...

By Kaptain Carbon
Ticket Giveaway! Vans Warped Tour 12′ – Irvine / Orange

Ticket Giveaway! Vans Warped Tour 12′ – Irvine / Orange

The first time Warped Tour came to San Diego was 1996, I remember seeing Rocket from the Crypt, NOFX, Unwritten Law, and Face to Face play. At age 13, and as the first music festival I had ever been to, it was enough to short the wiring in my brain....

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Cloud Nothings Ready Live Record, Announce Festival Appearances

Cloud Nothings Ready Live Record, Announce Festival Appearances

Rock and roll wunderkinds and easy contenders for Pinpoint’s band of the friggin’ year, Cloud Nothings, today announced they would be releasing a limited white label 12″ entitled Live at Grog Shop. The album, recorded (duh) live at the Grog Shop in the band’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio will be...

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Japandroids @ Echoplex 6-15

Japandroids @ Echoplex 6-15

Japandroids made no excuses as they brought their unadulterated party rock to the Echoplex Friday night and turned Echo Park, LA into a dance party. On the first leg of a worldwide tour (dates below) that will last into winter these Canadians invaded our southern lands for one night of...

By Big Ben
Freeball Friday! J Dilla – Rebirth of Detroit Edition

Freeball Friday! J Dilla – Rebirth of Detroit Edition

Along with a grip of MC’s you’ve never heard of, J Dilla has another Tupac-hologram album here to stream for you to get your Friday started off with the proper side-hat swagger you know you...

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The Great GoogaMooga – Lost Dispatch

The Great GoogaMooga – Lost Dispatch

Several weeks ago, Pinpoint sent Charles to go cover The Great GoogaMooga expecting him to return in short time with a comprehensive report on the “amusement park of food and drink” which featured 75 food vendors, 35 breweries, 30 wineries and 20 bands. What we received instead were several rambling...

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Tenacious D – Rize of the Fenix

Tenacious D – Rize of the Fenix

Sigh. It comes with great reservation that I write this review. Listen, it is not like I do not like to laugh. I am a funny guy. Ask Charles. I can be jolly and even whimsical if the moment calls for it. Things do not have to be serious all...

By Kaptain Carbon
Tin Ear Tuesday – Gimme that RAT!

Tin Ear Tuesday – Gimme that RAT!

Tin Ear Tuesday – Gimme that RAT! from pinpointmusic on 8tracks. Hoy shit, a double dipper! Sorry kids. Not sure what I was thinking but after five days of keeping tabs on dog shit and not making the efforts to engage in any sort of face to face interaction (eye...

By Charles
Freeball Friday! Bonnaroo Livestream Edition

Freeball Friday! Bonnaroo Livestream Edition

Welcome to the Official Bonnaroo Livestream! Everyday, for the next three days, this feed will feature live(!) performances from the festival starting at 12:30 CDT. So prepare yourself for the chance to check out three days of great bands, June 8-10, and tell anyone who gives a shit that it’s...

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Beach House Premieres New Video For Lead Single – “Lazuli”

Beach House Premieres New Video For Lead Single – “Lazuli”

Beach House is fine and all, but I can’t be the only one who imagines the live experience with a band (assuming I haven’t seen them yet) and incorporates that thought into all my assumptions moving forward – right? Well, I do that, so, whatever, Beach House seems boring as...

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