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Q&A: Rae Sremmurd on SXSW, New ‘Trail Mix’ Tape, and Donald Trump

Alright, so maybe it’s no mistake that South by Southwest's yearly music session happens to coincide with most colleges’ spring break, but you have to hand…
T.M. Brown / March 22, 2016

SXSW 2016: CHVRCHES, D∆WN, Beach Slang, and More Join SPIN at Stubb’s

SPIN threw its annual South by Southwest party at Stubb's presented by Harley-Davidson and Bud Light last week, featuring performances by CHVRCHES, Deftones, Vince Staples, D∆WN, Baio,…
SPIN Staff / March 21, 2016

Dean Blunt: A Primer on the Shapeshifter’s Uncompromising Art

It's a Thursday night in March, I'm at Bushwick DIY stronghold Market Hotel, and the thermostat is set to 80 degrees; the space is so saturated with…
Harley Brown / March 21, 2016

Q&A: D∆WN Talks SXSW 2016 and Her ‘Red Era’

The sun was beating down plenty on SPIN's Stubbs showcase at South by Southwest on Friday, but D∆WN (a.k.a. Dawn Richard) still brought her own…
T.M. Brown / March 21, 2016

SXSW 2016: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Now that Austin's 30th annual South by Southwest festival is officially a wrap, it's time to wax nostalgic for all of the great performances SPIN saw last week.
SPIN Staff / March 21, 2016

Fear and Loathing at Kanye’s Pop-Up Shop Opening

"There goes Kanye!" The desire to falsely shout out Mr. West's arrival at his pop-up fashion store in downtown Manhattan is strong, though doing so…
Evan Siegel / March 19, 2016

Goodbye to Those Darlins: The Snaggle-Tooth Mamas Hang It Up

Formed in Nashville ten years ago, Those Darlins began as an all-female country trio with fuzz around the edges, and ended as a two-guy, two-gal…
Dan Weiss / March 18, 2016

Jukebox Jury: The Range Selects His YouTube Hall of Fame

Brooklyn-based electronic producer James Hinton is quickly becoming as closely associated with YouTube as Rebecca Black or Tay Zonday, thanks to his second album as…
Andrew Unterberger / March 18, 2016

Junglepussy: The Rapper Sliding Into Your DMs

No, Junglepussy's father wasn't aware of his 24-year-old daughter's alter ego, which is brazen even for rap. In late 2013, the East New York native…
Dan Weiss / March 17, 2016

‘We’re the Junkie F**king Band!’: Bobby Gillespie on Ten Weird Primal Scream Songs

Over their 30-plus-year career, Scottish rock'n'roll wild bunch Primal Scream have covered more ground than entire scenes' worth of bands. They've dipped into hippie, acid-house utopianism…
Andrew Unterberger / March 17, 2016

Tiga: From Montreal to ‘Planet E’

Mid-February marked the first time Tiga had to cancel a show in two decades. When we speak over the phone, it's apparent he’s sick — his voice subdued,…
Evan Siegel / March 15, 2016

Frankie Cosmos Is Ready to Be Herself

Greta Kline needs a haircut. When we meet in early February at a Williamsburg coffee shop, the Frankie Cosmos frontwoman bounds in and suggests a change in evening plans: Instead of…
Rachel Brodsky / March 15, 2016

The SPIN Interview: Underworld

It's been 20 years since the future that legendary electronic group Underworld faced was shining its brightest. The long journey of Karl Hyde and Rick…
Andrew Unterberger / March 11, 2016

Q&A: Miike Snow Weren’t Sure Whether They’d Ever Make a Third Album

Andrew Wyatt is unnecessarily apologetic when I mention that I was at Miike Snow's New York concert last Thursday. "Oh, you were at the terrible one,"
James Grebey / March 10, 2016

Damien Jurado Lists His Seven Favorite Albums

Damien Jurado is modest. Since the mid-1990s, the 43-year-old Seattle songwriter has built a steady audience on the strength of his wintry voice and anxious, evocative lyrics, but he's never quite…
Anna Gaca / March 10, 2016

Transgender and Black, Searching for an Audience

Thirty-seven-year-old ShaGasyia Diamond and 27-year-old Genuwine Beauty are spending Halloween afternoon at a recording studio with music producer Idris Swatts. It’s a makeshift set-up: a…
Brian Josephs / March 8, 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets: Everything That You’ve Come to Expect — and a Little Less

The Last Shadow Puppets are exhausted. Splayed on a couch in the lobby of Manhattan's Bowery Hotel, Alex Turner and Miles Kane resemble a couple of…
Rachel Brodsky / March 8, 2016

Photos: Major Lazer’s Historic Performance in Havana, Cuba

On March 6, Major Lazer became one of the first large-scale American acts to perform in Cuba since both countries' diplomatic ties were restored in 2015.
SPIN Staff / March 7, 2016

Paul Westerberg: Throwing Out the Past

He’s gonna cancel on me. A blizzard is on the way, and the first flakes have started falling on this nervous Friday morning, two days…
Drew Fortune / March 7, 2016

Q&A: Anna Wise Imagined She Was a Robot on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘untitled unmastered.’

Anna Wise is very good at keeping secrets. The Berklee-trained singer knew Kendrick Lamar's surprise release of To Pimp a Butterfly-era demos, untitled unmastered., was coming for two…
Harley Brown / March 5, 2016
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