Arts Desk

The Points Have Broken Up

daspointsD.C.'s favorite party punkers posted the following on their Facebook page yesterday:

THANKS FOR THE GOOD TIME. OVER AND WAY OUT. THE POINTS.

I e-mailed the groups' drummer, Travis Jackson, for confirmation, and he responded:

YEAH, WE BROKE UP. THERE ARE NO PLANS FOR ANOTHER POINTS ALBUM. WE ARE MOVING ON TO OTHER PROJECTS.

More as I hear it, but this is truly a bummer. The group had been scheduled to play a Halloween show at DC9—which, clearly, won't be happening anyway. As of this summer, the group was making progress on its second album. If you don't own the first, you should probably make that happen. The group also released a 7-inch on Jackson's Windian Records last year.

UPDATE | 11:10 a.m.: A bit more from Jackson:

IT WAS JUST TIME. FIVE YEARS OF PEAKS AND VALLEYS...MOSTLY VALLEYS. IT SUCKS, WE LOVED THAT BAND, BUT ITS JUST DONE. PARTIED OUT. I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GOOD TIME.

WINDIAN RECORDS IS ALL I DO. 5 NEW SINGLES OUT NOVEMBER 30TH AND OUR FIRST LP OUT IN MARCH. I ALSO HAVE A BAND IVE BEEN WORKING ON CALLED SOCIAL PROBLEMS. IM NOT SURE WHAT [frontman] GEO IS DOING, I WAS TOLD HE IS MOVING SOMEWHERE TO RECORD A SOLO ALBUM. DANNY QUIT THE BAND A FEW WEEKS AGO, AND I HAVENT REALLY HEARD FROM HIM, SO I HAVE NO IDEA.

Most appropriate YouTube clip after the jump:

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  • MzFitz

    Does this mean that they'll have time for a Millionaire Reverend reunion?

  • GM

    Too bad - I only saw them a couple of times, at Quarry House and DC9, and they seemed to embody a lot of what the DC music scene is not (and that's a good thing). However, I gather they were an in-crowd thing, so if you weren't in the loop, you didn't hear about them or know where they were playing. (What the heck was/is Fight Club?) That's too bad too. I guess it's true that DC is a town of connections and contacts, even when it comes to the punk rock scene. If bands like the Points and the Shirks had more of a public presence, they could grow (or could have grown) more of a following and quit their day jobs.

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