October 19-21, 2011 -- SPIN helped curate PUMA Social Sessions, a series of free, daytime shows during the CMJ Music Marathon. While music fans browsed PUMA's Union Square shop, checking out fresh styles like the Lazy Slip and GV Special, some of CMJ's top talent took the stage.
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »