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!
Written by William Goodman
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 »