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Ashley Monroe Is on a Winning Streak

Ashley Monroe made the mistake of getting thirsty in Times Square. “When we went to Duane Reade,” the 28-year-old Knoxville, Tennessee native tells me, “There…
Dan Weiss / August 12, 2015

Myrkur: The Homesick, Danish Metal Aesthete

With four candles flickering in front of her on a table at New York’s hallowed Electric Lady Studios, Denmark-based songwriter Amalie Bruun talks about her…
Colin Joyce / August 12, 2015

Behind The Scenes: Kopecky Follow Their Inner Cult Calling In ‘Talk To Me’ Video

“So, it’d be Tabula Rasa: ‘To begin as if you’ve never begun.’” Gabe Simon, horn player, singer, and guitarist for Nashville’s Kopecky, looks pensive as he finalizes hi…
Margaret Farrell / August 11, 2015

Omar Souleyman Embraces Love, and Relaxation, on ‘Bahdeni Nami’

Expressionless and inscrutable behind his sunglasses and underneath a red keffiyeh, Omar Souleyman betrays little — lighting a cigarette and gesturing slightly with his hands i…
Harley Brown / August 10, 2015

Roundtable: How Often Are You Still Using Apple Music?

On June 30th, Apple Music debuted to much fanfare as the newest entrant in the increasingly crowded fight for the streaming allegiances of the music-listening…
SPIN Staff / August 7, 2015

I Sang ‘Torn’ With Natalie Imbruglia at Karaoke

The week before I met Natalie Imbruglia for karaoke, I had “Torn” stuck in my head every morning. “I thought I saw a man brought to life,”…
Rachel Brodsky / August 7, 2015

Band of Brothers: The Bridgeable Divide Between Rap and Emo

If anyone in the almost completely 21-and-under crowd of 15,000 at Long Island’s Nikon Jones Beach Theater on the evening of June 25 was still surprised that…
Harley Brown / August 6, 2015

What Should the New Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Album Sound Like?

Yesterday, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released their first brand-new music in years: “Growing Up (Sloane’s Song),” an ode to the rapper born Ben Haggerty’s two-month-old…

We Won a Tube of Preparation H at the Gathering of the Juggalos

I have never seen a Montana license plate until today. We’re in the parking “lot” of Legend Valley, a grassy farmland in Thornville, Ohio, a…
Dan Weiss / August 4, 2015

Kacey Musgraves, Woman Without a Country

“I’m thinking of wearing the sparkly tights today,” Kacey Musgraves says in late June as she speculates about what type of sunlight she’ll get during…
Brennan Carley / August 4, 2015
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