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Pillar Point of No Return

Pillar Point is the new project from Throw Me the Statue's Scott Reitherman



    Do you ever fall in love with a band and then don't hear from them for awhile? The band doesn't release new material, they stop touring and eventually you find yourself wondering what ever happened to them. Well, just the other day I was wondering what happened to Throw Me the Statue, and lo and behold, my friend tells me that I have to check out a new project called Pillar Point. "Yeah," he said, "it's the guy from Throw Me the Statue and he's playing at the Soda Bar on Sunday. You should write about it." Well, I've listened to the album nonstop since I found it and you can be sure I'll be at Soda Bar tonight. It's got more electronic and dance elements to it than Throw Me the Statue, but it still has that gorgeous melancholy rawness that Scott Reitherman is known for. Check it out if you love sweet indie-rock with an electronic vibe.

    Sunday, May 4:

    • Cinco De Mayo Festival @ Old Town (11 a.m.-6 p.m.)
    • Pillar Point, Soft Swells, Rey Pila @ Soda Bar
    • Soda Bar presents: Tiny Moving Parts, Frameworks, Gates, My Iron Lung @ Che Cafe
    • Manic Hispanic, the Fink Bombs, Homeless Sexuals @ Casbah
    • Halcyonaire, Sean Davenport & Greg Thielmann (Hills Like Elephants) @ Sycamore Den
    • Night Music with Anishka and Maria @ Sunset Temple (4 p.m.)
    • Violet and the Undercurrents, Sinem Saniye @ Lestat's
    • Rat Sabbath feat/ DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
    • MarchFourth Marching Band, Diego's Umbrella @ Belly Up
    • Rip Carson, Roy Rapid & the Rhythm Rock Trio @ Lafayette Hotel Pool
    • Intervention Sunday feat. SIZE N/A Tour- Max Vangeli, Third Party, Qulinez @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel
    • Hot Club of Cowtown @ AMSD Concerts
    • Lawrence Upchurch @ Croces Park West
    • Michael Feinberg, Joshua White, Phil Dizak, Dan Schnelle @ Dizzys
    • Robin Henkel, Jason Weber @ Humphrey's
    • The Bad Plus @ The Loft
    • Karaoke @ The Merrow
    • Ricky Nelson @ Sycuan
    • Destructo Bunny (2:00 p.m.) @ Winstons
    • Jose Sinatra hosts O.B.-o-ke @ Winstons

    Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and The North Park Theatre, and writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.