Thursday night in Atlanta, celeb blogger-turned-A&R-man Perez Hilton kicked off his U.S. tour, featuring his fave artists Ladyhawke, Ida Maria, and Semi Precious Weapons. The show -- held at the 1,200-person Variety Playhouse -- soon turned from rock concert to wild house party. "It's time to get drunk!" Perez began the festivites, adding, "I don't care how old you are, I approve of underage drinking as long as you don't drive." Read SPIN's full review of the show here.
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »