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Governors Ball’s Gambit: Founders Entertainment Brings Country Festival to the Big Apple

It was raining by the time thousands of bodies started streaming onto Randall’s Island on June 8, 2013, the first day of New York City’…
By: Brennan Carley / May 21, 2015

HOLYCHILD: Brat Pop for the Masses

It's not exactly hard to spot HOLYCHILD in a cafe on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Chances are they're the ones wearing the leather jackets i…
By: Andrew Unterberger / May 20, 2015

We Binged on Red Bull for Seven Nights (and One Day) of Red Bull Music Academy Events

This year marked the third iteration of Red Bull Music Academy Festival, which touches down in New York City for a series of shows almost every…
By: Harley Brown / May 19, 2015

SPIN’s 30th Anniversary Readers’ Poll: Results

SPIN turned 30 this year, and we've been celebrating in a number of ways, including revisiting the artists behind some of our past Albums of the Year,…
By: SPIN Staff / May 19, 2015

Hangout Fest 2015: Best Live Photos

The 2015 Hangout Fest took place this past weekend, and a bunch of great acts — including the Foo Fighters, Tove Lo, TV on the Radio, and…
By: SPIN Staff / May 18, 2015

Savages Are Planning to Unleash a ‘Beast of a Record’

Last January, whirling skirmishes Savages decided to road-test their new material in the United States, “where life is harder in some kinds of ways,” vocalist Jehnny Beth tell…
By: Harley Brown / May 18, 2015

Q&A: ‘God-Fearing’ Torres Says Johnny Cash Is Her ‘Style Icon’

For Brooklyn singer-songwriter Torres, family plays an important role in her music. Mackenzie Scott named her musical project after her mother’s maiden name, paying homage to…
By: Ilana Kaplan / May 15, 2015

Jukebox Jury: Unknown Mortal Orchestra on Dad Sax and Competing With Tame Impala

The title of Unknown Mortal Orchestra's latest LP, Multi-Love, may be an explicit reference to the complicated three-person live-in relationship frontman Ruban Nielson spent a year…
By: Andrew Unterberger / May 14, 2015

Nate Ruess Is the Happiest He’s Ever Been on Solo LP

The first sound on Nate Ruess' debut solo LP, Grand Romantic, is the sound of raspy, maniacal laughter: the kind of deliberately articulated cackle that makes it…
By: Harley Brown / May 14, 2015

Q&A: Mac McCaughan Revisits ’80s Growing Pains on ‘Non-Believers’

Over the past 25 years, Mac McCaughan has built an impressive resume: singer-guitarist of Superchunk, arguably the hardest-working band in indie-rock history, whose tenth (and most…
By: Kyle McGovern / May 14, 2015
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