Q&A: Waxahatchee Talks ‘Ivy Tripp’ and Resisting Liz Phair Comparisons

Katie Crutchfield, a.k.a. Waxahatchee, is not a fan of studios. Renting a snug house with her boyfriend and bandmate, Keith Spencer, the Alabama native recorded…
By: Rachel Brodsky / January 13, 2015

Q&A: Mark Ronson Looks Back on His 20-Year Journey ‘Uptown’

It took a couple of decades, and a sidewinding journey from DJ to producer to lead artist, but Mark Ronson is officially a pop star…
By: Andrew Unterberger / January 8, 2015

Q&A: Panda Bear Doesn’t Fear the ‘Reaper’

A little more than a decade ago, Noah Lennox left New York City and moved to Lisbon. In the time since, the man who record…
By: Kyle McGovern / January 7, 2015

Q&A: Mitski on Losing Glasslands and Watching ‘Simpsons’ Reruns

Although the beloved New York City venue Glasslands finds its 8-year run coming to an end this week, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Mitski's career is just beginning.
By: Ilana Kaplan / December 29, 2014

Connect Sessions — The Work

After a month in the hothouse, last week's live event at the Brooklyn club Verboten, finally saw the premieres of the Connect Sessions powered by…
By: SPIN Staff / December 23, 2014

Q&A: Tegan Quin on ‘So Jealous’ and Tearing People’s Hearts Out

Tegan Quin doesn't sound anywhere close to tired even though she's been on the phone all day. The famously loquacious half of indie-pop sibling duo Tega…
By: Rachel Brodsky / December 22, 2014

Connect Sessions — Boldfaced Names

The December New York winds let up long enough on Wednesday night that attendees of the live Connect Session powered by Microsoft were able to…
By: SPIN Staff / December 19, 2014

Feminism in 2014: More Than a Trend

The word "feminist" is in the cultural crosshairs. In 2014, seemingly every young woman on the precipice of fame has been pressed to clarify whether…
By: Rachel Brodsky / December 19, 2014

SPIN 2014 Exit Interviews: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

It's safe to say that you probably underestimate "Weird Al" Yankovic, or maybe at least you did to some degree before 2014. Once derided a…
By: Dan Weiss / December 19, 2014

Connect Sessions — Live/Wired

Among the qualities differentiating North Williamsburg dance-club Verboten from its chic-nightlife neighbors is a one-of-a-kind Martin Audio sound system that’s among NYC's best-kept secrets. O…
By: SPIN Staff / December 19, 2014
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