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How Nina Simone Made Lauryn Hill’s Rebirth Possible

On June 1, 2015, guests in Harlem's historic Apollo Theater were perched at the edge of their seats. The house lights were up, and the credits from the premiere…
By: Rachel Brodsky / July 14, 2015

Leon Bridges Used to Secretly Listen to Ginuwine But Now Wears a Tuxedo

Tonight, Leon Bridges is not wearing his usual attire of high-waisted trousers, a starch-collared striped shirt, and a cardigan; instead, the unfailingly stylish Texas soul…
By: Alejandra Ramirez / July 13, 2015

What the Boss’ Blues Shouting Means for the Young Folk of America

This is the Final Part of SPIN's November 1985 cover story on Bruce Springsteen. (Check out the others, by Glenn O'Brien, Richard Meltzer, and Tama Janowitz, respectively.)…
By: Amiri Baraka / July 9, 2015

No Excuse for Bruce After Punk

This is Part Three of SPIN's November 1985 cover story on Bruce Springsteen. (Check out the others, by Tama Janowitz, Glenn O'Brien, and Amiri Baraka, respectively.)…
By: Richard Meltzer / July 9, 2015

‘Oh No, You Too?’: Convincing Myself, In Favor of the Odds, to Like Bruce Springsteen

This is Part Two of SPIN's November 1985 cover story on Bruce Springsteen. (Check out the others, by Tama Janowitz, Richard Meltzer, and Amiri Baraka, respectively.)…
By: Glenn O'Brien / July 9, 2015

SPIN’s 1985 Cover Story: Confessions of a Number One Bruce Springsteen Groupie

This is is Part One of SPIN’s November 1985 cover story on Bruce Springsteen. (Check out the others, by Glenn O'Brien, Richard Meltzer, and Amiri Baraka, respectively.)…
By: Tama Janowitz / July 9, 2015

Mac DeMarco Copes With Fans and Franks Because ‘Salad Days Are Gone’

It's only been a little over a year since Mac DeMarco released his third full-length Salad Days, but he hasn't exactly taken his sweet time with…
By: Margaret Farrell / July 9, 2015

Daft Punk Really Did Get Turned Away From Clubs, and More Secrets from ‘Eden’

A recently released trailer for Eden, a film about the so-called French touch scene (a house subgenre indebted to American disco) of the '90s, features a…
By: Harley Brown / July 7, 2015

Desaparecidos Are the Band Who Reunites After 13 Years and Somehow Gets Better

Now that we have two albums to go by, one of the best things about a Desaparecidos record is how the Omaha five-piece sticks to…
By: Dan Weiss / July 7, 2015

‘The O.C.,’ ‘Gossip Girl’ Music Supervisor Lists Her Fave T.V. Musical Moments

You may not have heard of music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, but you've probably heard her, or at least the influence she's had on some of the…
By: Harley Brown / July 3, 2015
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