Wednesday night at the intimate New York City club Don Hill's, SPIN celebrated the year in music with a party featuring three of the hottest acts of 2010: Brit rockers Florence and the Machine, Florida indie quintet Surfer Blood, and Brooklyn psychedelic outfit Yeasayer.
At the event, presented by New Era and sponsored by mike's HARD PUNCH® and Rdio, Florence Welch (above) wowed the audience with a stripped-down set backed only by acoustic guitar, harp, and keyboard. For more about the night, start the photo gallery below.
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