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."
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 »