Features

Ike’s Story: SPIN’s 1985 Feature on Ike Turner

In the very early days, right after we launched the magazine, and as the reality set in we had to do this every…
By: Edward Kiersh / June 11, 2015

Everclear’s Art Alexakis: ”Sparkle and Fade’ Was My Escape Route’

Art Alexakis is nursing a broken foot. Sustained "trying to dodge somebody in a doorway — I didn’t want to trip over them and I tripped…
By: Rachel Brodsky / June 11, 2015

Ash Are Ready to Go ‘Kablammo!’ Again

It's been a long way back to basics for Ash. The Irish trio became stars as teenagers in the U.K. for their ebullient pop-punk jam…
By: Andrew Unterberger / June 11, 2015

SPIN’s 30 Years Told in 30 Stories: An Introduction

Thirty years ago, SPIN launched with a self-deprecating but sincere introduction from founder Bob Guccione Jr. “The world needs a lot of things before it…
By: SPIN Staff / June 11, 2015

Mark Kozelek and Feminist Guilt: Why I Won’t Boycott Sun Kil Moon

Let's state the obvious: Career musicians can be dicks. Anyone consistently lauded by sycophants and basking in critical adulation would be and music journalists are keenly aware of this. (Writers ca…
By: Rachel Brodsky / June 10, 2015

Watch Work + Play: Elliot Moss

We’ve teamed up with Gibson and Tiger Beer to present a new video series, Work + Play, where we invite our favorite artists to come…
By: SPIN Staff / June 10, 2015

Watch FMLYBND Play a Set in the Middle of a Convenience Store

The Swisher Sweets Artist Project is an ongoing initiative that creates opportunities for both artists and fans—artists get the chance to share and pursue their passion,…

Nozinja ‘Gambles With His Talent’ on Major-Label Debut, ‘Nozinja Lodge’

When journalist and photographer Wills Glasspiegel discovered shangaan electro — a hyper-sped-up, synthesizer-ized interpretation of traditional African music forms like kwaito house and tsonga disco — it…
By: Harley Brown / June 9, 2015

Governors Ball 2015: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

This weekend's Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City brought rising talent and well-established stars to four stages on Randall's Island, just off the…
By: SPIN Staff / June 8, 2015

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s Many Costume Changes at Governors Ball 2015

"Weird Al" Yankovic was a bit of a left-field addition to the 2015 Governors Ball lineup, but few acts could match the 55-year-old satirist's showmanship and…
By: James Grebey / June 8, 2015
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