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Cat Power – Sun

Cat Power – Sun

We haven’t heard from Cat Power in a while. The Greatest was playing in a continuous loop back in a sea of fun times in an ocean of fraught times called 2006. Anytime I hear “Lived In Bars” I can still see the dust floating in the sunlight of my...

By Juliet Hope Wayne
Swans – The Seer

Swans – The Seer

My most recent memory involving Swans was in New York when I went to visit Charles. We were outside drinking in a concrete back yard. Charles was professing his adoration for Swans – quite loudly – at 3 in the morning. He was recounting an album by pounding his feet...

By Kaptain Carbon
Hydra Head Records – R.I.P.

Hydra Head Records – R.I.P.

It was with a tremendously heavy heart that we report that Hydra Head Records – which has played home to such metal/hardcore/noise luminaries as Botch, Isis, Neurosis, Cave In, Converge, Coalesce, Daughters, Sunn O))), Oxbow, Harvey Milk and even the friggin’ MELVINS! – will be closing their proverbial doors after...

By PPM News
Four Tet – Pink

Four Tet – Pink

Kieran Hebden’s ability to absorb and emulate new sounds and themes continues to amaze. His brilliantly eclectic taste in music (which takes in everything from techno and house to jazz and ambient) has been influencing his output as Four Tet for years now, but it was only on 2010’s There...

By Lemon
Ticket Giveaway! Swans @ Fonda Theatre 9-11

Ticket Giveaway! Swans @ Fonda Theatre 9-11

Internet snarkiness-be-damned, September 11th is a big deal for the United States and the world. We all said we’d unite and never forget and all that, but that only lasted for awhile. Despite collectively getting over the whole ‘coming together’ thing, the date still looms heavy – and what better...

By PPM News
Grateful Dead – Spring 1990

Grateful Dead – Spring 1990

From the weekly Pinpoint email logs: Kaptain Carbon: You think our readers would be enthusiastic about a new 6 disc Grateful Dead boxset highlighting a historic run in the 90s? I think so Charles: duh It is ridiculous how much I enjoy the Grateful Dead. Before metal and indie, my...

By Kaptain Carbon
Birds in a Row – You, Me & the Violence

Birds in a Row – You, Me & the Violence

Are you white? Are you pissed? Do you think Converge is the shit? Are you a male somewhere between the ages of – I don’t know – sixteen and twenty-seven? Do you have tattoos? Is one of them of an octopus? Do you hate violent movies because they insult your...

By Charles
Ticket Giveaway! Thee Oh Sees @ El Rey 9-9

Ticket Giveaway! Thee Oh Sees @ El Rey 9-9

Have you ever seen Thee Oh Sees live show? Do you still have apparitions of a guitar-chewing, speaker-smothering, tongue-wagging John Dwyer careening across your cranium? You know it’s the one where you’re chased by a wild-eyed wrecking crew that drives every last hook home like it’s a nail in the...

By PPM News
Animal Collective – Centipede Hz

Animal Collective – Centipede Hz

I unfortunately love Animal Collective. This fact has alienated many of my closest relationships. Some people find my positive opinions on this band insufferable and choose other company. It does not help that I am very adamant regarding my love for this band and their direction through contemporary music. I...

By Kaptain Carbon
Tin Ear Tuesday – Made Masquerade

Tin Ear Tuesday – Made Masquerade

Tin Ear Tuesday – Made Masquerade from pinpointmusic on 8tracks Radio. I initially thought of this here Tin Ear as a sorta pseudo would be end of summer bummer but I think I might be way of the mark with that assessment. Yes, it’s dark and it’s certainly long and...

By Charles
Ticket Giveaway! Beats Antique @ Club Nokia 9-7

Ticket Giveaway! Beats Antique @ Club Nokia 9-7

It is a rare day, indeed, at the Pinpoint Offices that we get excited about any band that employs the word “fusion” in their genre description but we make exception for Beats Antique. Perhaps that’s on account of their “fusion” being so accomplished as to incorporate all manner of electronic...

By PPM News
Tape Wyrm XXX: Interview with Derek Riggs

Tape Wyrm XXX: Interview with Derek Riggs

By now, most people know I am into album artwork. I made this point clear when I make it a talking point for some of my reviews. Album artwork does not factor into an overall judgement to a tyrannical level, yet the visual packaging on an album is apart of...

By Kaptain Carbon