"Alison Mosshart is amazing to watch," says SPIN photog Alex Crick. "She walks around the stage like she's possessed." Did she make our lensman forget Jack White was behind her on drums? "Just about. I've seen bands where the drummer was a lot more of the focus -- Do you know the Honey Brothers? Adrian Grenier [from Entourage] plays drums for them. You can tell no one is really focusing on the other guys in that band."
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 »