The 2012 Sundance Film Festival is underway in Park City, Utah, and the Bing Bar continued to be a hot spot for all sorts of hangouts. SPIN kicked off its SPIN Sessions series last night with a sizzling set from bluesman Gary Clark Jr. -- check the full schedule, including live-streams, here -- while Wiz Khalifa (pictured), Nick Valensi of the Strokes, and more filled out the Bing Bar bill.
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »