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Treasure Island Music Festival 2012 – Day 1

Treasure Island Music Festival 2012 – Day 1

Photos by Misty Brewster // Words by Delicious Music festivals are fantastic aren’t they? You hear about the dates and location, you await the announcement of artists, acts, amenities and all around festivalstuffs. As soon as you can afford it, you buy your ticket and you wait. A good deal...

By Delicious
Video: Bon Iver – “Beth/Rest” + ACL Live Set

Video: Bon Iver – “Beth/Rest” + ACL Live Set

Everyone loves Bon Iver. I’m not saying Justin Vernon invented it, but Nap-Core is alive and well in the music world and festival scene. Check out the video for “Beth/Rest” from Bon Iver’s latest album Bon Iver. It’s beautiful, it’s touching and you can definitely listen to it with your...

By PPM News
Ticket Giveaway! Xavier Rudd @ The Fonda 10-15

Ticket Giveaway! Xavier Rudd @ The Fonda 10-15

The entrancing rhythms of didgeridoo and slide guitar often make it easy for Xavier Rudd’s albums to feel like pleasant background music but, while many of his albums can serve perfectly as ambience, his live shows are littered with electric moments and an energy that reveals what a well-rounded musician...

By PPM News
Tape Wyrm XXXII: Heavy Metal Singapore (1988-1996)

Tape Wyrm XXXII: Heavy Metal Singapore (1988-1996)

I have a habit of doing this. Just like the last article, this one started slightly different. I intended for this article to be a continuation of my global examination of heavy metal whereby a country is chosen and a handful of contemporary examples are profiled. I started to do...

By Kaptain Carbon
Our Newest Writer Reviews The New Green Day Album – ¡UNO!

Our Newest Writer Reviews The New Green Day Album – ¡UNO!

The very first compact disc I ever bought with my own money was Green Day’s Dookie. That was 1994. The adolescence in me loved the fast, hot-tempered punk rock as much as the adult in me loved Billie Joe Armstrong’s recent freak out at the I Heart Radio concert (although...

By Jason K
Treasure Island Music Festival 2012 Artist Spotlight – Best Coast

Treasure Island Music Festival 2012 Artist Spotlight – Best Coast

If deciding what direction to take on her band’s second studio album was in any way problematic for Bethany Cosentino, you certainly wouldn’t know it. Hers is, after all, a genre with a pretty short shelf life. Catchy, hook-filled pop songs about boys and the beach and being slightly mental...

By PPM News
Pig Destroyer – Book Burner

Pig Destroyer – Book Burner

Pig Destroyer are a radical action whose only limitations appear to be the ludicrous sinew that binds us all to this bullshit whirlwind of living. They are loud. They are fast. They are violent. They are a wrecking ball of ratcheted cultural antagonism whose work might be casually deposited in...

By Charles
McHank #12 – I JUST DON’T GET YOU, THE WALLFLOWERS.

McHank #12 – I JUST DON’T GET YOU, THE WALLFLOWERS.

So, I’ve never been into The Wallflowers. I mean like, I didn’t even know what to expect, going in to review this album. I was somewhat slightly familiar with the hit single, “One Headlight,” but I couldn’t really sing it to you, other than the titular hook. I know Jakob...

By McHank
Treasure Island Music Festival 2012 Artist Spotlight – Los Campesinos!

Treasure Island Music Festival 2012 Artist Spotlight – Los Campesinos!

Cardiff, Wales’ Los Campesinos! will be making their way back to San Francisco this weekend, playing the Treasure Island Music Festival for the first time. Live, the septet – who released their fourth studio album Hello Sadness late last year via Arts & Crafts – make their songs sound bigger...

By PPM News
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

Me: Godspeed just came out with a new album. Freind: I hope its a sprawling epic Friend: What is it called? Me: Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! Friend: You either made that up to sound like a Godspeed record or your are telling the truth. I discussed my sordid past with...

By Kaptain Carbon
Treasure Island Music Festival 2012 Preview

Treasure Island Music Festival 2012 Preview

Ok, the whole “Mondays Suck” thing has been beaten and buried, so Pinpoint Music is taking the positive approach and tickling your vitamin-deficient brains – reminding everyone that the 2012 edition of the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco is just FIVE DAYS AWAY! The festival includes can’t miss...

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Spook Houses – The Trying

Spook Houses – The Trying

Spook Houses are a rock and roll band that just put out a rock and roll record called The Trying. There’s a dog on the cover. The dog looks like a nice dog, like the dog you probably had when you were a kid (if your parents weren’t totally dicks...

By Charles