Pinback Returns to Minneapolis on 4/22/23

Photo Credit: Drew Reynolds

The long awaited return of Pinback will commence on April 22, 2023 at the Fine Line in Minneapolis. Its been four years since the band made their way through the Twin Cities and it will be great to catch them live at the Fine Line once again. Disheveled Cuss will be opening the show for this tour which is the solo project of Tera Melos’ Nick Reinhart with Pinback’s Rob Crow and Chris Prescott.

Tickets for this 18+ show are available here, starting at $30.


The partnership of Armistead Burwell Smith IV and Rob Crow is at the heart of some of the most complex, postmodern indie pop happening on the West Coast. In the first few days of 1998, Smith (of San Diego-based Three Mile Pilot) and Crow (of Thingy and Heavy Vegetable) formed a part-time recording project under the name Pinback.

Pinback made their Touch & Go debut in fall 2004 with Summer in Abaddon, which saw the band members continue slowly to push themselves a bit further with complex song structures while maintaining their indie pop sensibilities. Two years later, the band issued Nautical Antiques, a collection of rarities and B-sides spanning from 1998 to 2001. Their second album for Touch & Go, Autumn of the Seraphs, followed in 2007. Though it would be five years before Pinback followed up, their 2012 album, Information Retrieved, found them easily settling into their melodic groove.