August 5-8, 2011 -- SPIN set up shop at Lollapalooza, inviting bands, friends, and press inside of our backstage tent to grab the latest gear from our partners and cool down with ice cold beer and cocktails. Festival artists, including Deadmau5, Tinie Tempah, Cage the Elephant, the Naked and Famous, Pretty Lights, and Beirut were a few of the bands who stopped by and also posed for portraits with SPIN photog Jason Robinette.
Special thanks to Silver Jeans, Splat Hair Color, Thermos, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and Budweiser, as well as Pringles and White Castle for providing the snacks!
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »