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Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’: An Examination of Broken Relationships and Black Womanhood

The "On the Run" tour was too good to be true. In his review of the MetLife Stadium stop, Noisey's Jeff Rosenthal wrote that Beyoncé…
Brian Josephs / April 25, 2016

Fort Greene Goes Purple: Prince Fans Remember Legend at Spike Lee’s Block Party

The hundreds of people who gathered outside of the 40 Acres and a Mule headquarters in Fort Greene on Thursday night didn't plan on doing so…
Brian Josephs / April 22, 2016

Prince: Defender of His Legacy

"Record companies are run by men who think they run America. They think they’re the smartest but they’re not. They don’t know what’s going on…
Brad Shoup / April 22, 2016

Prince: The Oral History of ‘Purple Rain’

This article was originally published in the July 2009 issue of SPIN, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Purple Rain. In the wake of Prince’s death,…
Brian Raftery / April 22, 2016

Sorority Noise Come Down From 11 on Elegiac EP, ‘It Kindly Stopped for Me’

On a day off last summer in Redwood National Park, Sorority Noise singer-guitarist Cam Boucher received a piece of disturbing news: A close friend had commit suicide. When…
Natalie Caamano / April 22, 2016

Prince Never Fell Off

Prince won music. He was the best at playing, singing, writing, dancing, entertaining, performing masculine sexuality with respect, scoring hits, nailing bizarro concepts that could…
Dan Weiss / April 21, 2016

R.I.P. Prince, the Greatest Solo Artist of the Rock Era

Of all the many reasons why it seems impossible that Prince Rogers Nelson could possibly have passed away, you could probably start with this: He…
Andrew Unterberger / April 21, 2016

Remembering When Prince Brought the Rain to the Super Bowl

The NFL didn’t deserve Beyoncé, or Michael Jackson, or Whitney Houston. It didn’t deserve Prince. This league profits off men destroying themselves, sees a marketing…
Brian Josephs / April 21, 2016

Prince: The 1991 Cover Story, ‘Fresh Prince’

This article was originally published in the September 1991 issue of SPIN. In the wake of Prince's death, we're revisiting this story here. In…
Scott Poulson-Bryant / April 21, 2016

Ask Yourself the Same Question: An Interview With Parquet Courts

Suddenly it felt as if the show was scripted — you know, like that sensation of involuted meta-thought when you get way too high. There…
Jeremy D. Larson / April 21, 2016

Kristian Nairn Won’t Play ‘Game of Thrones’ Remixes When He DJs, But Thinks Hodor Would Listen to Dubstep

Of course Kristian Nairn has more to say than Hodor, the vocabulary-challenged character he plays on HBO's Game of Thrones. The Irish actor/musician doesn't mind being known…
James Grebey / April 20, 2016

Views From the Sidewalk: The 6 God Smiles on Drake’s Pop-Up Shop

When Drake calls, his fans come running — literally. On my way to the rapper's Lower East Side pop-up shop yesterday, I almost got trampled on…
Megan Bradley / April 19, 2016

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Alters the Rubin Museum

It’s The Garden of Earthly Delights in downtown Manhattan: home to halfway forms, magical creatures, and outlandish "cut-ups." Two wolf heads are rendered in taxidermy;…
Evan Siegel / April 19, 2016

Go South, Young Man: How Philly Rapper Lil Uzi Vert Won Over Atlanta

We’re 15 minutes into Lil Uzi Vert’s set at Philadelphia's Theater of the Living Arts, and one of the rapper’s onstage entourage-members has just doused…
Megan Bradley / April 18, 2016

Beach Slang Will Keep Doing That Thing They Do on Second Album

When Beach Slang frontman James Alex talks about recording his band's second album, he makes repeat reference to "the thing we do" — as in,…
Andrew Unterberger / April 18, 2016

Guns N’ Roses Welcome Coachella (Back) to the Jungle

Fans camped out at the Coachella stage on Day Two got the news just three hours before Guns N’ Roses showed up: Axl Rose to join…
Art Tavana / April 17, 2016

Too Much Love: LCD Soundsystem Reign Supreme Over Coachella

Standing in front of thousands of sand-beaten Coachellans with flowing dresses and swim trunks, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, 46, a chubby, pale New Yorker with…
Art Tavana / April 16, 2016

Told Slant: A Busy Drummer Making Heartrending Indie Rock

Felix Walworth performs herculean feats of limb-flailing and time management as a drummer in four Brooklyn-based indie-pop bands. They (Walworth uses gender-neutral pronouns) are an essential…
Colin Joyce / April 12, 2016

Dan Boeckner: Sound Politics

It’s a nice day because Dan Boeckner says Wolf Parade have written about six new songs and will put out some new music this year.
Jeremy D. Larson / April 11, 2016

3Pac: To Live and Die on 4chan

You could say that Ryan Harryman died twice. Or that he was two people, only one of whom was named Ryan. The other one was…
Drew Millard / April 7, 2016
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