Last Thursday night, April 15, SPIN hosted a small shindig to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the magazine. French rockers, Phoenix played an acoustic set on the rooftop and guests enjoyed complimentary Coronas and AriZona Iced Tea. Despite a light drizzle, contest winners: Evan Nestor, Pauleen Coronel, Noah Singer, Zane Groshelle and Ryan Brown were able to shoot the band from the front row with their new Fujifilm Finepix Z70 Digital Camera's.
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »