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Freeball Friday! Freedom Ain’t Free

Freeball Friday! Freedom Ain’t Free

Jack White – “Freedom at 21” Thank you Jack White. Thank you for showing us all what it means to be a rock star. Not an Mega-DJ or an electro-star or pop whatever the fuck. This video is exactly why we all want to be motherfucking rock stars – guitar...

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Dr. John – Locked Down

Dr. John – Locked Down

Generally, I wouldn’t consider myself a Dr. John “fan.” He is an artist that has dozens of records, and I’ve heard a mere four or so. He does, however, hold a special distinction for me: the first time hearing his music shook me in ways that are hard to describe....

By Daniel G
Ticket Giveaway! Aretha Franklin @ Nokia Theatre 7/25

Ticket Giveaway! Aretha Franklin @ Nokia Theatre 7/25

The “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin is undoubtedly one of the crown jewels in American music history. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She’s won 18 Grammys over a period of 40 years. She has Honorary Doctorates of Music from Yale, Princeton,...

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Aesop Rock – Skelethon

Aesop Rock – Skelethon

Shit. I really like Aesop Rock but I always feel so unprepared and uncertain when talking about hip hop. Unlike metal, I am more uncertain regarding historic styles and periphery elements which would influence the creation of albums. Perhaps I can only fuel my review off emotion and elemental taste....

By Kaptain Carbon
Aesop Rock @ The El Rey – 7.13.12

Aesop Rock @ The El Rey – 7.13.12

Words and Photos by Justin Wise – http://www.justinwisephotography.com What do hardcore hip-hoppers, suburban white dudes, a girl in need of a haircut and Skrillex have in common? The answer is apparently good taste as they all attended last night’s Aesop Rock show at The El Rey. Joined on stage by...

By Justin Wise
Video: Hot Chip – “Look At Where We Are”

Video: Hot Chip – “Look At Where We Are”

Hot Chip has a new album that my friend Aida really likes. I still haven’t had a chance to listen to it, or, more accurately, I haven’t been in that kind of mood – to listen to the album that is. Maybe it’s not fair to the band and my...

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Tape Wyrm XXVII: Baroness – Yellow & Green

Tape Wyrm XXVII: Baroness – Yellow & Green

This is a review of Baroness’s 2012 record Yellow & Green. This review, however, is at the end of a lengthy reevaluation of the band’s discography. This article is not rooted in some blind praise for the band and everything they have done. In fact, the spectrum of emotions experienced...

By Kaptain Carbon
Freeball Friday! Frid-Ye the 13th

Freeball Friday! Frid-Ye the 13th

Kanye West – “Through The Wire” I came across this video today in some pop-culture blog about the Kanye-Kim Kardashian live-action publicity stunt and something was kinda shaken within me; this dude actually likes her. Not to get all gossipy and shit, but Kanye West really has nothing to gain...

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Justin Townes Earle – El Rey Theatre – 6/28/12

Justin Townes Earle – El Rey Theatre – 6/28/12

Photos by Scott Dudelson Words by Aaron Justin Townes Earle walked, alone, out onto the stage at the El Rey and opened by dedicating a song— the country-folk, Americana-filled, “They Killed John Henry”—to his grandfather. It was a fitting beginning to a show that felt intimate, personal, tied to the...

By Aaron
Ticket Giveaway! Screeching Weasel @  Fonda Theatre 7/15

Ticket Giveaway! Screeching Weasel @ Fonda Theatre 7/15

We’re excited to give away a few pairs of FREE TICKETS to Screeching Weasel, at The Fonda Theatre on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Rules on how to enter are below. First: – Follow @pinpointmusic on Twitter and/or – Follow Pinpoint Music on Facebook then… To Enter the contest via Twitter...

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Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…

Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…

Ed. Note: The full title of this album is, in fact, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. Words by Juliet Hope Wayne, Photos by Ben Irwin It starts with the cover, a self-portrait...

By Juliet Hope Wayne
Fun Fun Fun Fest 7 Announces Lineup

Fun Fun Fun Fest 7 Announces Lineup

Late last night (in a fit of Bingo, we are told) Fun Fun Fun Fest announced the full lineup for this year’s three-day binge. Running November 2-4 and, once more, at Auditorium Shores this year’s lineup includes a robust list of reformed headliners including Refused, Public Image Ltd. and (GASP!)...

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