The SPIN Shed provided an exclusive hideaway from downtown Austin's tumultuous streets, serving as an exclusive gifting area and talent lounge during the day and a packed, speakeasy-style hangout at night. Artists passing through in the daytime experienced the Sonos Music Lounge, where they learned about Sonos' wireless hi-fi systems and received complimentary speakers to take home while sampling refreshing, invigorating beverages provided by Neuro.
As the sun went down, the late-night party got started. Artists and VIPs stopped by to watch shows at Stubb's from a private viewing deck and stayed to tear up the dance floor to DJ sets from Chairlift, DJ Drama, Tennessee Thomas, and Ana Calderon. Beer was provided by Miller Genuine Draft while wines were poured by Red Diamond.
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 »