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Outside Lands – Day 1 2012

Outside Lands – Day 1 2012

Words by Aaron Lavine // Photos By Ben Irwin PAPA After fighting through the throngs of people coming into what seems like it’s going to be a packed and energetic festival, even at noon, we decide to catch one of Pinpoint’s standouts from SXSW, PAPA.  I’m torn, because I really...

By Aaron
Planes Mistaken for Stars @ St. Vitus – 8.8.12

Planes Mistaken for Stars @ St. Vitus – 8.8.12

Photos by Charles. Ed. Note: We, at Pinpoint, feel that it’s important to maintain a certain degree of intellectual objectivity when recounting the live experience which is why we make it our aim to send, at least, two people to any given show that we cover. However, For the recent...

By Charles
FREE YR RADIO Broadcast Lineup for Outside Lands

FREE YR RADIO Broadcast Lineup for Outside Lands

Free Yr Radio has been supporting independent radio across the U.S for 6 years running now. As a special treat this year they’ll, in partnership with KSZSU- 90.1 FM, host three days of live broadcasts from Outside Lands as well as a week-long, social media-driven fundraising campaign to benefit independent...

By PPM News
Outside Lands 2012 Spotlight: Dispatch

Outside Lands 2012 Spotlight: Dispatch

You ever do that thing with people where you ask if they’re going to the big music festival that everyone has just started talking about and instead of some “too cool for school” response (ie. asking anyone from LA anything), they get super stoked and want to pull out their...

By PPM News
Psy –  Psy 6 甲 Part 1

Psy – Psy 6 甲 Part 1

And this is how my career at Pinpoint ends. Not with a bang but with the calculated bass beat of K Pop and K Hip Hop. Alright where to begin? Lets start two days ago when my wife and I were watching YouTube videos on popular Kpop artists and how...

By Kaptain Carbon
Ticket Giveaway! Alabama Shakes @ Fox Theater Pomona 8/15

Ticket Giveaway! Alabama Shakes @ Fox Theater Pomona 8/15

Win tix to @Alabama_Shakes @foxtheater on 8/15...

By Ben
Outside Lands 2012 Spotlight: PAPA

Outside Lands 2012 Spotlight: PAPA

Up until the Pinpoint Music gang arrived in Austin for our annual clusterfuckedness that is SXSW, my only experience with PAPA had been a single track on some “Best of” mix CD someone had made me. First off; mix CD? mix CD! Second, the song “I Am the Lion King”...

By PPM News
Ticket Giveaway! The Kills @ The Mayan Theatre – 8/14

Ticket Giveaway! The Kills @ The Mayan Theatre – 8/14

Celebrating their 10th Anniversary The Kills (Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart) have continued to make waves this year. From videos with Oscar nominated actress Samantha Morton (watch below) to a beautiful six-minute documentary filmed in London by Giorgio Testi. In the past year, the band have performed at Lollapalooza (2011) and...

By PPM News
Real Estate @ The Fonda Theater – 8.3.12

Real Estate @ The Fonda Theater – 8.3.12

Word by Bryce, Photos by Big Ben. Coming off the success of their 2011 release, Days, Real Estate performed for what was their largest Los Angeles crowd to date last Friday at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Not only was the audience big, they were enthusiastic. Loyal fans sang, hummed...

By Bryce
Ticket Giveaway! Tennis @ The El Rey Theatre – 8/12

Ticket Giveaway! Tennis @ The El Rey Theatre – 8/12

Denver-based Tennis just kicked off their summer U.S. tour in Chicago and now are set to play the West Coast, including dates with Sharon Van Etten. You’ve got a chance to see one of their select headlining shows at The El Rey Theatre while they’re bouncing around the country playing...

By PPM News
Outside Lands 2012 Spotlight: Two Gallants

Outside Lands 2012 Spotlight: Two Gallants

By my count, there are exactly three ways to discover new music in the post-Doritos Tacos Locos world we live in; Internet circle jerks, friend recommendations and the live concert experience. If you’re reading this then you know the joy of finding a new band or artist you can’t get...

By PPM News
Tin Ear Tuesday – Run with the Bears

Tin Ear Tuesday – Run with the Bears

Tin Ear Tuesday – Run with the Bears from pinpointmusic on 8tracks. The good Kap’n reminded me the other night (over goat’s blood shots on the BJ highway) that it’s been a little over a year since Tin Ear Tuesday first took shape in a dilapidated (albeit much beloved and...

By Charles