Each month, SPIN Music Editor Charles Aaron handpicks five acts worthy of breaking out to a larger audience. June's selections: Composer (and political science professor) John Maus, New Jersey hip-hop producer Clams Casino, sensitive Boston chanteuse Marissa Nadler, Atlanta garage rockers Balkans, and South African rapper-DJ Spoek Mathambo. Find out more about these emerging artists and hear their music inside!
Ask John Lydon: Anger is an energy, but disco is a weapon. Like so many other first-wave punks and post-punks — Wire, Joy Division, the Clash and Blondie, just to name a handful — Johnny Rotten eventually discovered that setting his shredding guitars and caterwauling vocals to a dance-floor thump gave his music a power… More »