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Punk Begins at 30: A Titus Andronicus Story in Five Acts

Two years after his personal and professional low point, Patrick Stickles, mastermind of Titus Andronicus, has crafted his most ambitious album yet. Now that he’…
Andrew Unterberger / August 20, 2015

Vince Staples: Calm In the Hour of Chaos

It’s a Friday night in late June and I’m at a barbecue restaurant in Los Angeles with Vince Staples, who’s trying to help me retai…
Drew Millard / July 28, 2015

Miguel’s F**king Music

Miguel isn’t a big man but he knows how to fill the space that he’s in. That’s not a metaphor — not yet, at least…
Chris Martins / June 29, 2015

Kurt Vile: Lost in the Stars?

In Philadelphia, city of murals and Brotherly Love, there is a piece of wall art hidden from public view, down a cobblestoned alley off of…
David Bevan / June 18, 2013

The SPIN Interview: Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme

Sitting on a bed in a midtown Manhattan hotel room two days after the release of Queens of the Stone Age's …Like Clockwork (Matador), Josh…
David Marchese / June 13, 2013

Splashdown! The Breeders’ Cannonball-Like Re-Entry

In 1990, Kim Deal, bassist for the Pixies, and Tanya Donelly, singer-guitarist in Throwing Muses, ganged up for a new project with Deal as frontwoma…
Amanda Petrusich / May 15, 2013

We Do It Properly: Coast to Coast With Phoenix

1. THE FOCUS: “I love this one.” Two young women are studying Phoenix through a glass window. “Do I know any songs by them?”…
David Marchese / April 22, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Get Free

“It’s not the strongest, nor the most intelligent species that survive, but the one most adaptable to change.” Those words are printed in white block…
Caryn Ganz / April 2, 2013

Mr. Grohl’s Cabinet of Wonder

So, this happened: Stevie Nicks, microphone in hand, accompanied by Dave Grohl on acoustic guitar, performs “Landslide” to a packed house in Park City, Utah,…
Chris Martins / February 20, 2013

No Fear of Heights: Tegan and Sara Aim for the Top

For the sake of this interview, Tegan and Sara and I are going to get incredibly high — but first we must clear security. A…
Jessica Hopper / January 17, 2013
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