Every year we pick the best SXSW acts to play SPIN's party at Stubbs BBQ. This years lineup featured Echo and the Bunnymen, Black Lips, Glasvegas, Passion Pit, Justin Hawkins' new band Hot Leg, and more. Click through to see the best pics from the show -- including this shot of Echo and the Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch singing the band's classic "Lips Like Sugar."
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »