Summer is in full swing, which means one thing here at SPIN: it's time for some live music. Artists of all types -- young divas to classic rockers, punks, rappers, and beyond -- are packing up their gear and hitting the road. And this season is shaping up to become one of the best in recent memory.
Here, SPIN picks the summer's must-see shows, digging up the essential info so you can pick your ultimate live experience, whether it's a head-banging metal show or a good times hippy jam fest. Read on, Rock on!
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 »