Last January, SPIN moved to a new loft space at one of NYC's busiest downtown intersections: Broadway and Canal. Soon after, we launched our revamped SPIN Sessions, which saw great bands like Noisettes, Phoenix, and Metric (left to right, above) stopping by to play intimate acoustic sets for staff and a few lucky friends. Here, we collect video from our 12 favorite performances for your enjoyment.
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »