Over two nights in NYC, record label Fueled By Ramen celebrated 15 years in business with performances by some of its biggest bands, from Paramore to Cobra Starship to the Academy Is..., and more.
After the show, SPIN called up label founder John Janick to chat about his label and how it all came together, from his days as a ramen-eating, penny-pinching college student at the University of Florida in Gainesville to the big bash.
Will Butler has always been an outlier. As Arcade Fire's second-most-famous Butler, he's always made being weird seem just as alluring as fitting in. During the band's live shows, the multi-hyphenate artist (synthesizer, bass, guitar, clarinet, and hell, even the glockenspiel) avoids the spotlight while throwing out enough manic energy — howling in one moment,… More »