New Orleans' Voodoo Music Experience has become a Halloween weekend tradition, bringing some of the biggest artists on the map to the Big Easy for a three-day throwdown. This year, Jack White played one of only a handful of dates with the Raconteurs, Snoop Dogg did some big pimpin', Odd Future did some inappropriate slapping, and festival mainstays like Soundgarden, My Chemical Romance, and TV on the Radio delivered reliably epic sets. SPIN was on the scene grabbing the best shots — and yes, flipping through this gallery counts as a SPIN-approved way to celebrate Halloween.
Ask John Lydon: Anger is an energy, but disco is a weapon. Like so many other first-wave punks and post-punks — Wire, Joy Division, the Clash and Blondie, just to name a handful — Johnny Rotten eventually discovered that setting his shredding guitars and caterwauling vocals to a dance-floor thump gave his music a power… More »