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Green Day Turn Back Time at the House of Blues

Besides the Foo Fighters' Record Store Day gig, the most in-demand ticket in Northeast Ohio this week was Green Day's Thursday…
By: Annie Zaleski / April 17, 2015

Q&A: Nobody Puts Wire in a Corner

Shape-shifting art-punks Wire have no desire to be just any one thing. Best known for their wildly different first three albums, released betwee…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 17, 2015

Ten Essential Damon Albarn Recordings That Aren’t By Blur

Damon Albarn's spirit of curiosity helps define Blur, the legendary British quartet he's fronted for a quarter-century, but fittingly, he has trekked the furthest whe…
By: Marc Hogan / April 17, 2015

SPIN 30: Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace Looks Back on ‘New Wave’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 15, 2015

Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch Has No Advice for Anyone

Built to Spill's Doug Martsch isn't an upbeat person. Super-personable, yes, but not very optimistic. "A huge part of any creative process, I think,…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 14, 2015

SPIN 30: System of a Down Revisit Nu-Metal’s Greatest Album, ‘Toxicity’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful…
By: Dan Weiss / April 14, 2015

Q&A: Say Lou Lou on Finally Wrapping Their ‘Lucid Dreaming’ Period

It's been a long couple of years for Australia-via-Sweden twin duo Say Lou Lou in trying to get their debut album Lucid Dreaming out the…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 14, 2015

Will TIDAL Be a Success? The Streaming Industry Responds

When TIDAL rolled out a couple of weeks ago, it was met with some short-term excitement (Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna, Jack White, Deadmau5,…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 13, 2015

Coachella 2015: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Coachella's eventful first weekend has come to a close. SPIN was there recapping the festival for everyone who couldn't make it to the…
By: SPIN Staff / April 13, 2015

SPIN 30: Your Hard Drive Reminisces About Beating ‘Kid A’ and a Simpler Time Before Tidal

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful…
By: Theon Weber and Dan Weiss / April 13, 2015

SPIN 30: Cornershop Flash Back to ‘When I Was Born for the 7th Time’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 10, 2015

Try to Make Yourself a Work of Art: Liturgy’s Extra-Metal Ambition

Even when he’s not really trying, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix tends to deal in grandiose imagery. On one of those bitterly cold and unbearably bright late-January afternoo…
By: Colin Joyce / April 9, 2015

SPIN 30: Moby Recalls His ‘Everything Is Wrong’ Phase

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 9, 2015

SPIN 30: Liz Phair Returns to ‘Exile in Guyville’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 8, 2015

Q&A: The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Talks Pro Wrestling-Themed New Album ‘Beat the Champ’

John Darnielle is this indie-rock generation's poet laureate, strumming too hard and singing too passionately to be a mere folkie, despite much of his catalog…
By: Dan Weiss / April 7, 2015

Q&A: Foo Fighters’ Nate Mendel Enlists as Lieutenant on His First Solo Album

Nate Mendel is not used to the spotlight. "I've always been really comfortable being a sideman — a part of the band," the former…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 7, 2015

SPIN 30: Teenage Fanclub Talk Unlikely Breakout Album, ‘Bandwagonesque’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful of records that…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 7, 2015

SPIN 30: Ice Cube Reflects on His Back-Against-the-Wall Debut, ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we're revisiting a handful of records that the…
By: Kyle McGovern / April 6, 2015

Q&A: Death Cab for Cutie Unpack Chris Walla’s Departure and New Album ‘Kintsugi’

Earlier this week, Death Cab for Cutie returned with Kintsugi, the band's eighth album and first since 2011's Codes and Keys. That intervening four-year…
By: Kyle McGovern / April 3, 2015

Q&A: Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter on Becoming a Band for All Seasons

With Lower Dens' third album, Escape From Evil, the Baltimore-based outfit is pulling quite the Houdini act: Escaping the "cold and dark" place they'd found themselve…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 2, 2015
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