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Ecstasy, Fake LSD, and Sort-Of Magic Mushrooms: The Future of Dance Music’s Drugs

"Many people are experimenting with the drug ecstasy. I heard you say once that a lie is sweet in the beginning and bitter in the…
Harley Brown / October 30, 2015

‘It’s Not Easy’: How Guy Gerber Charms His Way Through Laptop Woes and Ibiza Party Shutdowns

"Good morning!" says Guy Gerber with a big smile. It's 5 p.m. "You're looking cheerful!" He’s kidding. The two people on staff at…
Michaelangelo Matos / October 30, 2015

Fifth Harmony’s Dinah Jane Hansen Says ‘5H2′ Is Better, Bolder, and Realer

When the girl group Fifth Harmony formed in 2012 on the U.S. version of Simon Cowell's immensely popular British hit, The X-Factor, nobody quite understood what a…
Brennan Carley / October 30, 2015

Loco Dice Looks Back to Move Forward on ‘Underground Sound Suicide’

Loco Dice is just heading in from a surf session at Venice Beach. The DJ and producer born Yassine Ben Achour, known for fusing techno and…
Ashley Zlatopolsky / October 29, 2015

Noonie Bao, Songwriter to the Stars, Is Ready to Sing for Herself

Noonie Bao is one of those artists that you’ve definitely heard — you just might not know it. The fiery haired Swedish singer-songwriter has spent…
James Grebey / October 28, 2015

Where Will You Be in 15 Years? Spotify, BOSE, Third Man Records, and More Look Ahead

The future of the music business has never been fuzzier. While Apple and YouTube enter the fray of the Great Music Streaming Wars and nightly…

Nick Jonas Douses His New Album With R&B Heartache

It's late August when Nick Jonas releases "Levels," the lead single from his upcoming, as-yet-untitled new album. Though the former JoBro only just released his self-titled solo debut…
Brennan Carley / October 27, 2015

Carrie Brownstein: ‘Celebrity Culture Is Not Something That I’m Attracted To’

Carrie Brownstein, in her New York hotel room, is working on a Saturday. But she's had her coffee and is running on West Coast time, so…
Rachel Brodsky / October 27, 2015

Music Apps That Don’t Exist Yet (But Should)

For the next week, SPIN will be venturing into the great unknown to attempt to answer some questions (or at least hazard some guesses) about…
Rachel Brodsky / October 26, 2015

Today’s Top Pop Producers Look Ahead to the Future of Music

Nobody decides the sounds of the future quite like the producers and songwriters of the present. We saw the standard for present-day pop set last…
Brennan Carley / October 23, 2015

Modern Baseball Swing for the Fences on Upcoming Album (and New Surprise EP)

It's Week Three of recording for Modern Baseball at their Philadelphia studio, and singer/guitarist Brendan Lukens is pissing off the rest of his band. He's…
Andrew Unterberger / October 22, 2015

Holding Out for a Guitar Hero: The Uncertain Future of the Six-String

For the next week, SPIN will be venturing into the great unknown to attempt to answer some questions (or at least hazard some guesses) about…
Andrew Unterberger / October 22, 2015

Eartheater: The Former ‘Barefoot Freak’ Making Time-Traveling Folk Music

At the entryway of Alexandra Drewchin's apartment building in Ridgewood, Queens, an art installation is starting to stink. A latticework of bricks made out of…
Colin Joyce / October 21, 2015

Back to the Future of Music: Taking a Second Look at Some Old Predictions

For the next week, SPIN will be venturing into the great unknown to attempt to answer some questions (or at least hazard some guesses) about…
James Grebey / October 21, 2015

The Future of Music

For the next week, SPIN will be venturing into the great unknown to attempt to answer some questions (or at least hazard some guesses) about…
SPIN Staff / October 21, 2015

CMJ 2015: Neon Indian Enters a Laser-Lit Jungle at ‘VEGA INTL. Night School’ Show

Ever since the Internet allowed anyone with ears and fingers to be able to scout new music, CMJ Music Marathon has ceased being predominantly about…
SPIN Staff / October 19, 2015

Colin Hanks Wants to ‘Put a Human Face’ on Tower Records

The idea was simple: Buy a store, fill it with records, and hire your friends and family as employees. For more than 40 years, until…
Stephanie Dubick / October 16, 2015

Q&A: Chaka Khan on Earning Her First Solo Nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The 2016 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced yesterday — a diverse group of greats that includes trailblazing rap group N.W.A.,…
James Grebey / October 9, 2015

SPINfighting: Who’s the Best Musical Cat?

As the roundtable format has grown into an effectively direct way for a publication to think out loud for its readers’ perusal, we present SPINfighting,…
SPIN Staff / October 9, 2015

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016: Who’s Gonna Get In?

Earlier today, this year's nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 were announced. And surveying the list of the 15…
Andrew Unterberger / October 8, 2015
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