In attendance at the party: several of the SPIN: Greatest Hits contributors, including Chuck Klosterman and Tom Sinclair and SPIN editorial staffers Doug Brod, Charles Aaron, Steve Kandell and David Marchese.
Other notable attendees included Kevin March, drummer with Guided by Voices and Shudder to Think; Larry "Ratso" Sloman, who wrote "Scar Tissue" with Anthony Kiedis and "Private Parts" with Howard Stern; Sonic Youth and Jeff Buckley biographer David Browne, and novelist Bob Fingerman, author of "Pariah" and "Bottomfeeder."
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 »