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SXSW 2017 Gallery: SPIN Portraits with Danny Brown, Kelela, Mastodon, Lil Yachty, and More

For five days and nights at SXSW 2017, SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum hosted the Mazda Studio at Empire, featuring dozens of stand-out performances from established…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

Diet Cig Talk Growing Up and Making Swear I’m Good at This

Diet Cig is the irreverent but hopelessly sincere duo of Alex Luciano, 21, and Noah Bowman, 24, who started making scrappy lo-fi music together after meeting…
Anna Gaca / March 20, 2017

The 24 Best Bands We Saw in Austin (And Some Dogs, Too)

We just got home from SXSW, and saw more than 50 bands in the span of five days. Here's the best of what we saw.
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

SXSW 2017 Gallery: Behind the Scenes at Mazda Studio at Empire

From heavyweights Rick Ross and Mastodon to shining new artists like Vagabon and Diet Cig, the Mazda Studio at Empire was a hotbed of activity…
SPIN / March 20, 2017

Hanson on 20 Years of ‘Middle of Nowhere’ and Why They’ll Never Break Up

Hanson have never left. Twenty years after the three brothers from Tulsa, Oklahoma recorded that indelible chorus to "Mmmbop," Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson—now 36, 34, and 31—are still writing,…
Anna Gaca / March 18, 2017

Your Old Droog Isn’t Nas, and That’s the Way He Likes It

"It was out of my hands," Your Old Droog tells me, nursing a Stella Artois. "People think I somehow manufactured that. That’s not the case.
Pete Tosiello / March 17, 2017

SXSW 2017: A Jovially Drunk Mike WiLL Made-It and 2 Chainz Were the Best Part of Last Night

Perhaps the most unapologetically 2 Chainz moment during his SXSW headlining appearance at Emo’s came when he queued up his latest single "It’s a Vibe,"
Brian Josephs / March 17, 2017

SXSW 2017: Saba on Personal Loss and Instilling Hope Through Hip-Hop

Saba is an exciting young voice—literally speaking, his dulcet tone is entrancing, and you'd have to make an effort to not be pulled into the melodic…
Brian Josephs / March 17, 2017

SXSW 2017: Kweku Collins Talks Upcoming grey EP, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Being a Black Introvert

With the reality of the internet, "scenes" and "genres" feel like they're becoming increasingly outdated concepts. Consider Lil Uzi Vert's quest to blend hip-hop and emo signifiers…
Brian Josephs / March 16, 2017

The Very Real Ghosts Are the Least Unsettling Thing About the Masterful Personal Shopper

Oliver Assayas has been making films for over 30 years, and even for well-versed fans, his movies are consistently perplexing. His latest movie, Personal Shopper, is in…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 15, 2017

Digital Crate Digging: Jacques Greene on Flute Rap, Acid House, and Synths That Sound Like Ecstasy

The word "producer," in the context of dance music in 2017, usually brings to mind a solitary man or woman, cranking out tracks with a…
Andy Cush / March 14, 2017

Jeopardy! Head Writer Billy Wisse On Those Viral Music Questions and Making Alex Trebek Rap

Alex Trebek doesn't actually know everything. Behind the Jeopardy! host, of course, is a staff of writers coming up with the clues that Trebek reads so astutely,…
Brian Josephs / March 10, 2017

Pissed Jeans: Men Against Boys

Matt Korvette has only been to Big Gay Ice Cream in South Philadelphia once before. It’s 8 p.m. the evening after Valentine’s Day and the…
Maria Sherman / March 9, 2017

The Notorious B.I.G.: The Surreal Afterlife of a Hip-Hop Hero

This piece first ran as the cover story of the January 1998 issue of Spin. We are republishing the story in remembrance of the 20th anniversary…
Charles Aaron / March 9, 2017

Hurray For the Riff Raff’s Alynda Segarra on Beating Fear as An Activist Musician in the Age of Trump

Alynda Segarra is a musician and activist from New York City. As the singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist for the folk-rock band Hurray for the…
Alynda Segarra / March 8, 2017
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