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Q&A: Sleigh Bells Have No Illusions About Their Difficult New Album, Jessica Rabbit

Derek Miller is his own worst critic. There's a genuine intensity to the 35-year-old guitarist and producer—who makes up one half of the frenetic noise-pop duo…
Kyle McGovern / November 15, 2016

Remembering Leonard Cohen, A Singular Musician and Poet

Leonard Cohen died Monday, but it was not announced until yesterday, on the day that he was buried in his Montreal hometown. His passing, sadly, was…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 11, 2016

Q&A: Open Mike Eagle on “New Negroes” Comedy Show, and Being Soft While Black

This past Thursday was a big one for art-rapper Open Mike Eagle for two reasons—one scheduled, the other by surprise. For the past year, the…
Brian Josephs / November 8, 2016

Krist Novoselic on Election Reform

With the most important election of this generation looming–and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns continuing…
Krist Novoselic / November 8, 2016

Esperanza Spalding on Knowing Your Ballot

With the most important election of this generation looming–and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns continuing…
Esperanza Spalding / November 7, 2016

Vijay Iyer on Musical and Ethnic Identity

With the most important election of this generation looming–and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns continuing…
Vijay Iyer / November 4, 2016

Celebrating Pop Poetics: 25 Poets Who Draw Inspiration From Music Icons

Last month, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, which sparked a lot of questions of whether music could be considered poetry or…
Andy Emitt / November 4, 2016

Downtown Boys on Immigrant Rights

With the most important election of this generation looming–and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns continuing…
Downtown Boys / November 4, 2016

Priests on Welfare Reform

With the most important election of this generation looming–and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns continuing…
Katie Alice Greer / November 3, 2016

November 2016: What’s Going On?

With the most important election of this generation looming—and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns heightening…
SPIN Staff / November 2, 2016

Big K.R.I.T. on Police Violence

Nearly 900 people have died at the hands of the police in 2016. According to the Washington Post, 800 of those people were shot to…
Big K.R.I.T. / November 2, 2016

Meet Two Dudes Who Drove 24 Straight Hours to See Tool in 2016

There’s an epigraph at the beginning of Weiner, the sad and hilarious documentary about Anthony Weiner's failed New York City mayoral campaign. It’s a quote…
Andy Cush / November 1, 2016

Q&A: Cakes da Killa Is a Part-Time Pink Moscato Connoisseur and a Full-Time Rapper

To be a rapper is to be constantly walking a tightrope, balancing commercial ambitions with the genre's traditional sensibilities (read: bars). It's no secret that there isn't…
Brian Josephs / November 1, 2016

Here’s Every Time Vine Made Us Love a Song

The death of the Vine is the death of an art form. The six seconds allotted wasn't a limiter, but a well of endless possibilities.
Brian Josephs / October 28, 2016

Q&A: Miniature Tigers Bask in the Sun on I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy

Like its titular Western hero, Miniature Tigers’ I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy is unpolished. Frontman Charlie Brand, 31, recorded pieces of his band’s fifth album…
Anna Gaca / October 28, 2016
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