Throughout the weekend at Bonnaroo, photographer Aaron Richter and SPIN's Peter Gaston & Jennifer Edmondson traversed Bonnaroo's dressing rooms, backstage bars, and parking lots to hang with some of the coolest acts performing at the Tennnessee fest. Check out Richter's intimate images of music stars including Florence Welch, Sam Beam, and Nathan Williams of Wavves plus, icons like filmmaker John Waters and basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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 »