21 bands and solo artists, including Patti Smith, Calexico, and Bob Mould, celebrated the career and music of R.E.M. Wednesday night at New York's Carnegie Hall. Each musician covered a tune written by the Athens, GA, quartet. Here Michael Stipe and R.E.M. play "E-bow the Letter." To read SPIN's review of the show, click here. To see more of the night's artists, click "Next."
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »