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Robyn and Royksopp Light Up New York’s Pier 97

Robyn and Röyksopp brought their hybrid electroni-pop and laser light show to Pier 97 last night, the musicians' only New York City date in support…
By: Brennan Carley / August 21, 2014

What We Learned From 15 Minutes With VMA Headliner Jessie J

When "Bang Bang" was released in late July, it immediately landed in the Billboard Hot 100's Top 10 while debuting at #1 on iTunes' digital…
By: Puja Patel / August 20, 2014

Q&A: So So Glos’ Alex Levine Talks Growing Up Punk and Hating Selfies

After a whirlwind year for the So So Glos — which saw the Brooklyn punks release a critically acclaimed new album,…
By: Killian Young / August 20, 2014

Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers Isn’t a Side Project. So We Played Him Some Famous Ones, Anyway.

Jack Antonoff's new band is all about revisiting his past. Raised in the suburbs of Bergenfield, New Jersey, the songwriter and fun. guitarist…
By: Puja Patel / August 20, 2014

Why Sharon Van Etten May Quit Playing Music (and Become a Shrink)

Sharon Van Etten knows what it is to voice her feelings. Through three albums of saturnine folk and indie-rock, the 33-year-old raven-haired, mahogany-eyed singer-songwriter ha…
By: David Bevan / August 18, 2014

Choosing Sides: Bey-Z vs. KimYe (A Roundtable)

In light of all the Kim/Kanye and Beyoncé/Jay Z fireworks over the past month, we've assembled a…
By: Puja Patel / August 12, 2014

Outside Lands 2014: SPIN’s Best Portraits

At last weekend's Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, SPIN hosted some of music's best and brightest talent in the Toyota Soundwave tent for a three-day…
By: Jolie Ruben / August 12, 2014

Q&A: Wayne Coyne Talks Miley, Ke$ha, and Flaming Lips’ ‘Sgt. Peppers’ Tribute Album

Over the course of their serpentine, three-decade career, proud Oklahomans the Flaming Lips have been an upstart punk rock act, one-hit-wonders (with their…
By: Garrett Kamps / August 11, 2014

Toyota and SPIN Present Soundwave at Outside Lands 2014

"The coolest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco," said Mark Twain. Concertgoers traveling to Outside Lands 2014 knew better…
By: SPIN Team / August 11, 2014

Outside Lands 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Nestled in the woods of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, Outside Lands prides itself on its sylvan aesthetic, sprinkling artisan food booths, a…
By: SPIN Staff / August 11, 2014

Pickathon 2014: SPIN’s Best Photos

SPIN photographer Todd Cooper spent the weekend in scenic Happy Valley, Oregon with Mac DeMarco, Warpaint, Diarrhea Planet, the War on Drugs, SPIN…
By: SPIN Staff / August 6, 2014

Q&A: RAC Keeps Indie Rock Up All Night

André Allen Anjos is known as RAC, but only because the name Dr. Feelgood was taken. The Portland-based producer (by way of Portugal…
By: Vivian Host / August 6, 2014

Naomi Punk Thrives With Minimalist Edge and Maximal Sound

When speaking about oft mythicized hometown of Olympia, Washington, caustic surf-scum trio Naomi Punk agrees that the concept of a punk-rock utopia i…
By: Paula Mejia / August 6, 2014

Q&A: David Yow on Cats

David Yow is not the first guy you’d expect to be emotionally invested in cats. As a live performer, the former Jesus Lizard antagonist ha…
By: Camille Dodero / August 5, 2014

Lollapalooza 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

From Rihanna's cameo during Eminem's Friday night headlining set to the Chance the Rapper and R. Kelly duet that closed out…
By: SPIN Staff / August 4, 2014

Photos: Lil BUB and Her Famous Friends

Lil BUB is one of the most famous cats on the planet. She has her own documentary, online talk show, hardcover book, primetime…
By: SPIN Staff / August 1, 2014

25 Celebrity Cats Who Are Not Lil BUB

In ancient Egypt, cats were venerated to such a degree that punishment for killing one was a death sentence. Eras later, we now…
By: Krista Schlueter / July 31, 2014

Q&A: Sarah Silverman, Whitney Cummings and Other Stars of Oddball Comedy 2014 Talk Sexxx, Drugs, and Comedy Stools

Kind of like television dramas and the career of Chris Hardwick, stand up comedy never went away, it just sucked for awhile (lookin' at you,…
By: SPIN Staff / July 31, 2014

The Best Scenes We Saw at the 2014 Gathering of the Juggalos

For the 15th year in a row, Insane Clown Posse hosted their annual underground music festival, the Gathering of the Juggalos. This time, the…
By: Jolie Ruben / July 28, 2014

Merge Records Turns 25: A Timeline of the Beloved Label’s History

Merge Records turns 25 this year, and the North Carolina label is celebrating its milestone birthday in grand fashion: there's the ongoing, bimonthly subscription-based…
By: SPIN Staff / July 25, 2014
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