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Scraper Subvert San Francisco Gentrification With Snarling Punk Assault

Who: Scraper first took shape in 2011, when frontman Billy Schmidt joined forces with bassist Noah Charnow and drummer Chelsea Woodard at Wizard Mountain, a…
By: Sam Lefebvre / April 7, 2014

Blood Orange Plays Private Show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Last night Blood Orange's Dev Hynes, his girlfriend Samantha Urbani, and a five-piece backing band performed a short set of lovely, pop-adorned soul at a…
By: Jolie Ruben / April 3, 2014

Nirvana: The 1994 Cover Story on Kurt Cobain’s Death, ‘Into the Black’

(This article was originally published in the June 1994 issue of SPIN.) Seattle bid goodbye to Kurt Cobain on April 10 in true…
By: Gina Arnold / April 3, 2014

Kurt Cobain in Photos: A SPIN Scrapbook

This was originally published in April of 2010.
By: SPIN Staff / April 2, 2014

Scenes from Red Bull’s Winter Music Conference Party

For this year’s Winter Music Conference, Red Bull sponsored its own pool-partying Guest House. Over the course of four days, the Gale South Beach encampment…
By: Jolie Ruben / April 1, 2014

Backstage Pass: Hurray for the Riff Raff Take Us to Willie Nelson’s Ranch

Last month Willie Nelson hosted his Third Annual Heartbreaker Banquet at his private ranch in Austin, Texas.
By: SPIN Staff / April 1, 2014

Anti-Pop’s Hprizm Draws a New Map for Fourth-World Boom Bap

Kyle Austin is on a mission. Or, as he puts it, "a caffeinated mission," to be precise. Trying to navigate a transatlantic time difference, we…
By: Philip Sherburne / March 27, 2014

Miami’s Cashy Matches Quirky Trap With Unbeatable, Reverent Hooks

"I'm not trying to sound cocky, but I'm kind of on my own in South Miami," Cashy quietly explains. "I'm bringing something different." When we…
By: Brandon Soderberg / March 26, 2014

The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn Talks Female Characters, Catholicism, Drinking

Craig Finn is not quite "America's Storyteller" but he's spent six albums with the Hold Steady scratching at all the misery and lust that lurk…
By: Jessica Hopper / March 26, 2014

Hashtags and Heartbreak: Iamsu!, Sage the Gemini, and the Bay Area’s New Rap Revolution

Sudan Williams sounds like a particularly aggressive GPS navigator as he rolls through East Oakland on a late-October afternoon. The 24-year-old rapper is slumped into…
By: Andrew Nosnitsky / March 25, 2014
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