The 17th annual Warped Tour -- one of SPIN's must-see summer fests -- kicked off Friday at Dallas, TX's 19,000-person Gexa Energy Pavilion, and SPIN shutterbug Andrew Williams was in the pit and onstage shooting exclusive photos of all the action. "People were going wild," Williams says. "It was all positive energy and the pit was intense."
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »