Stone Temple Pilots dropped into the Austin Music Hall during South by Southwest Thursday night to kick off their first U.S. tour behind the May 25 release of their self-titled reunion release. The Los Angeles alt-rockers debuted new tracks, rocked the hits -- and even brought a special surprise: Doors guitarist Robby Krieger!
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 »