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.
Indie rock’s favorite merry prankster — the Bizkit-covering, self-violating, gap-toothed, boy-king Mac DeMarco — has another collection of chewy guitar-pop treats to share. And for his next trick: normalcy. The Canadian-born and New York-based songwriter has always played harder with sincerity on record than his public persona would suggest; he’s growing up, getting… More »