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Cutting Classes

In the opulent dressing room of Milwaukee's Rave Ballroom, Rivers Cuomo is sitting on a tapestry-covered couch, looking uneasy. The series of connected rooms is…
Laura Sinagra / May 16, 2017

Hell Raisin’

This is Mom's Place, a combination Jamaican restaurant/car service/pool hall on Hollis Avenue and 200th Street in Hollis, Queens, the middle-class black neighborhood where the…
John Leland / May 15, 2017

Butts, Gorilla Aerobics, and a Boring Winner: Everything That Happened At the Wonderfully Absurd Eurovision Song Contest

The annual spectacle of the Eurovision Song Contest brings a much-needed shot of absurdity-tinged sincerity to pop. Each year, countries from all over Europe—as well…
Maura Johnston / May 15, 2017

Norm MacDonald Is a Cosmic, Empathetic Goof in His New Netflix Special Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery

If you were paying the least possible amount of attention in the 1990s, Norm MacDonald was just Weekend Update’s driest, oddest host, and the guy…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 12, 2017

Jlin’s Rust Belt Modernism

With its thumping soul music, eager salespeople, and flashing lights meant to simulate a dance party, the DJ and electronic music section of the Guitar…
Andy Cush / May 11, 2017

Explore Jlin’s Expanding Universe of Collaborators and Friends

Jlin’s second album Black Origami at times feels like an hermetic universe built on complex martial rhythms, with an intense inward focus that seems…
Andy Cush / May 11, 2017

The Changing Man: How Paul Weller’s Solo Music Kept Evolving Long After the Jam

"You've got to be willing to move on and upset people along the way." Paul Weller may have uttered these words…
Stephen Thomas Erlewine / May 11, 2017

Rob Sheffield’s Dreaming the Beatles Is a Fresh Look at the Most Popular Band Ever

A few years ago, a mildly charming, mildly smug meme claiming Migos were better than the Beatles started circulating around the internet. Whether it was…
Jeremy Gordon / May 10, 2017

Revisit Our 2000 Profile of Modest Mouse, On the Cusp of Their First Major Label Album

This profile of Modest Mouse originally ran in the July 2000 issue of SPIN. In honor of the band's EP The Fruit That Ate Itself turning 20 on…
RJ Smith / May 9, 2017

Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli Talks New Album In Spades and Why He Knew Trump Was Going to Win

Greg Dulli killed Emo Nite LA so that it may live. As the Afghan Whigs frontman and I get reacquainted during our phone conversation,…
Ian Cohen / May 8, 2017

Björk Talks Volta In Our 2007 Interview

Björk's Volta turned 10 on May 1. To mark the album's anniversary, we've reproduced our interview with Björk about the album, which ran in our June 2007…
Phoebe Reilly / May 5, 2017

All 53 “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Music Videos, Ranked

"Weird Al" Yankovic is a national treasure. It's as simple as that. Going on four decades now, he's the strange uncle who shows…
SPIN Staff / May 5, 2017

Remembering Beastie Boy Adam Yauch

It’s been five years since Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch died at age 47 after a battle with salivary gland cancer. We’ll be blasting "B-Boy Bouillabaisse"
SPIN Staff / May 4, 2017

A User’s Guide to Every Radiohead Album

A daunting existential question resides deep in the psyche of every Radiohead fan: What would contemporary music sound like had the band never existed? Initially…
Stephanie Garr / May 2, 2017

25 Years Later, New Documentaries Show the Los Angeles Riots Are as Relevant as Ever

"This is happening every day. They just caught it on videotape," says Michael Winters, a resident of South Central Los Angeles, early in the A&E…
Andy Cush / May 1, 2017
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