At this weekend's Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilion, 40,000 fans got free tickets to see a diverse lineup of bands, headlined by M.I.A. and LCD Soundsystem, and featuring Jimmy Eat World, Joan Jett, Pavement, Yeasayer, Ludacris and more. Read SPIN's full festival review here.
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »