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SPIN’s 30 Years Told in 30 Stories: An Introduction

Thirty years ago, SPIN launched with a self-deprecating but sincere introduction from founder Bob Guccione Jr. “The world needs a lot of things before it…
SPIN Staff / June 11, 2015

Mark Kozelek and Feminist Guilt: Why I Won’t Boycott Sun Kil Moon

Let’s state the obvious: Career musicians can be dicks. Anyone consistently lauded by sycophants and basking in critical adulation would be and music journalists are keenly aware of this. (Writers ca…
Rachel Brodsky / June 10, 2015

Watch Work + Play: Elliot Moss

We’ve teamed up with Gibson and Tiger Beer to present a new video series, Work + Play, where we invite our favorite artists to come…
SPIN Staff / June 10, 2015

Nozinja ‘Gambles With His Talent’ on Major-Label Debut, ‘Nozinja Lodge’

When journalist and photographer Wills Glasspiegel discovered shangaan electro — a hyper-sped-up, synthesizer-ized interpretation of traditional African music forms like kwaito house and tsonga disco — it…
Harley Brown / June 9, 2015

Governors Ball 2015: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

This weekend’s Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City brought rising talent and well-established stars to four stages on Randall’s Island, just off the…
SPIN Staff / June 8, 2015

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s Many Costume Changes at Governors Ball 2015

“Weird Al” Yankovic was a bit of a left-field addition to the 2015 Governors Ball lineup, but few acts could match the 55-year-old satirist’s showmanship and…
James Grebey / June 8, 2015

Giorgio Moroder: Disco Kingpin, Reluctant Solo Artist

You won’t meet a lot of 74-year-old musical innovators friendlier than Giorgio Moroder. Despite maintaining a distant persona during his heyday as the disco geniu…
Andrew Unterberger / June 5, 2015

You and 500 Friends: How Micro-Festivals Are Doing More With Less

At midnight on a seasonably cool evening in September 2013, four musicians gathered in the cavernous main room of Basilica Hudson, a 19th-century factory-turned-performance-space i…
Harley Brown / June 4, 2015

VERITE: Not Your Average Applebee’s Waitress

For its brand-new bi-weekly column All Eyes On, SPIN rounds up the young and the restless (or just very talented) musicians you might not have heard…
Rachel Brodsky / June 3, 2015

Tove Styrke’s Guide to Swedish Summering

June signals the start of summer: dripping ice cream cones, blown-out car speakers, and unsophisticated debauchery ensue, but for the animated Swedish singer-songwriter (and former Swedish Idol…
Brennan Carley / June 3, 2015
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