October 22, 2011 -- SPIN & Ray-Ban teamed up for a CMJ closing-night party, packing the DCTV Firehouse in Lower Manhattan for an exclusive bill featuring Crystal Castles, the Rapture, and A-Trak. Guests -- many of whom scored free passes through a series of promotions throughout the previous week -- sipped Kanon Organic Vodka cocktails throughout the night, as Ray-Ban celebrated the launch of their new Flip Out collection.
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 »