October 18, 2011 -- At the hot new Williamsburg, Brooklyn hangout Cafe de la Esquina, a new outpost of NYC's famed La Esquina, SPIN and Pacifico teamed up for a night of gratis beers and gratis tacos, as outer borough partygoers enjoyed a crisp autumn eve. Jesse Cohen of Tanlines spun a dizzying array of tunes, from old school faves like Fun Boy Three and Luscious Jackson to cuts from his band's upcoming LP.
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »