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Boston Calling 2014: Lorde Mesmerizes, Nas Lights Up, and More Live Photos

At this weekend’s Boston Calling Festival (the fourth in 18 months), thunder and lightning threatened to overshadow the weekend’s stellar lineup. But save for two canceled…
Brennan Carley / September 9, 2014

FYF Fest 2014: Julian Casablancas, Future Islands, and Interpol Pose for Portraits

Last weekend’s FYF Fest in Los Angeles saw the Strokes return to the West Coast after their headlining Governors Ball slot, as well as stand-out performance…
SPIN Staff / September 3, 2014

Shopping With Zola Jesus: Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Social Media Anxiety

Zola Jesus finally feels like she might be strong enough to take on the music industry. “I struggle with feeling incredibly vulnerable at every point…
Brennan Carley / August 29, 2014

Q&A: Robyn and Röyksopp on Max Martin, Ziggy Stardust, and Bananas as the Perfect Food

When Robyn and Röyksopp (Norwegian DJs Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland) first went into a studio together in 2009, their resulting "Girl and the Robot"…
Puja Patel / August 28, 2014

10 Songs That Influenced the New Pornographers’ Power-Pop Gem ‘Brill Bruisers’

Lately, Carl Newman has been listening to a lot of music. That may not be surprising, considering that the 46-year-old has made a career out…
Kyle McGovern / August 27, 2014

D’Angelo and Ice-T Electrify 2014’s Afropunk Festival

This weekend’s edition of Brooklyn’s Afropunk Festival brought out big guns like the recently resurfaced D’Angelo, ?uestlove, occasional Willow Smith duet partner SZA, Trash Talk,…
Brennan Carley / August 26, 2014

Q&A: Run the Jewels on the Tragedy in Ferguson and Racist Idiots

It's been a hectic week for Run the Jewels. In the span of a few days, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P played a…
Dan Reilly / August 22, 2014

Robyn and Royksopp Light Up New York’s Pier 97

Robyn and Röyksopp brought their hybrid electroni-pop and laser light show to Pier 97 last night, the musicians’ only New York City date in support…
Brennan Carley / August 21, 2014

What We Learned From 15 Minutes With VMA Headliner Jessie J

When "Bang Bang" was released in late July, it immediately landed in the Billboard Hot 100's Top 10 while debuting at #1 on iTunes' digital…
Puja Patel / August 20, 2014

Q&A: So So Glos’ Alex Levine Talks Growing Up Punk and Hating Selfies

After a whirlwind year for the So So Glos — which saw the Brooklyn punks release a critically acclaimed new album, Blowout, play Lollapalooza (and…
Killian Young / August 20, 2014
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