PointDexter gives rock and roll a saxophone twist at Nooner

Vu Chau

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Even if a large and lively crowd did not exist at this week’s Nooner concert, four self-proclaimed nerds from PointDexter still gave a unique rock performance.

Formed in 2007, PointDexter is a local four-piece indie rock group that consists of Sacramento State alumnus Kevin Kinsella on lead vocals, saxophone, and keyboard; Brian Wood on guitar; Jarom Horner on bass and Paul bates on drums.

Kinsella said the band’s music is original and unique in the sense of different genres being blended together to create a more unified and, ultimately, more polished sound.

“We’re something that you may have never heard before,” Kinsella said. “We kind of blend a little bit of genres from a little of heavy rock to jazz and funk. People always compliment us on being that unique and for being something that is very hard to find.”

Wednesday’s performance marks the first of the last three Nooner concerts of this spring semester.

At the sunny outdoor show, PointDexter played a series of original songs from its 2010 debut album “Neoanomaly,” 2012’s “On The Surface” and 2015’s EP “Rocket Surgery,” as well as a few other newer tracks the band is working on.

PointDexter also brought with them another element that many people said makes them unique, a saxophone.

One of the most memorable moments from the concert was when Kinsella jumped off stage with the saxophone while playing George Michael’s 1984 hit “Careless Whisper.”

Kinsella made a trip around the small group of students who was sitting on the grass nearby the stage before returning to play alongside his band mates.

Even with a small size audience, PointDexter can still exude a sense of high-spirited energy and a passion for genre-fusing rock.

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