Women of Metal

Heavy metal, back when bands actually shrieked about defiling groupies instead of Satanic surgical procedures, was always in the running for music's most misogynistic…
By: Chuck Eddy / July 1, 2011

10 Must-Hear Acts at Pitchfork Music Fest

Chicago's annual Pitchfork Music Festival takes place July 15-17 in Union Park, and there are a lot of great bands playing along with headliners Fleet…
By: Ken Bachor / June 30, 2011

10 Must-Hear Artists at Northside Festival

More than 250 bands will invade Williamsburg, Brooklyn, from June 16-19 for this year's edition of Northside Festival, a four-day party featuring some of the…
By: Matt Kiser / June 17, 2011

SPIN’s 30 Best Summer Tours

Summer means one thing here at SPIN: It's time for some live music! So before you make your concert plans, check out our picks for…
By: Ken Bachor / June 16, 2011

8 Toronto Acts You Should Hear Now

Over the past 16 years, Toronto's North by Northeast festival — a Canadian cousin to Austin's South by Southwest — has evolved from a showcase…
By: Ken Bachor / June 10, 2011

SPIN’s 24 Summer Albums That Matter Most

For music fans summer means booze-spiked ice tea, lively outdoor festivals, and hot new albums. To help you find the latter, we present our preview…
By: Ken Bachor / June 6, 2011

Prediction: The 10 Biggest Songs of Summer

Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Taio Cruz may have beat fans into submission last summer with their monster radio hits "Teenage Dream," "Alejandro," and "Dynamite"…
By: Kevin O'Donnell / June 3, 2011

SPIN’s 5 Best New Artists for June

Check out our picks for June, including their vital stats and new music. And be sure to come back next month for more!
By: SPIN Staff / June 1, 2011

Kiwi Pop

In 1981, Christchurch record-shop keeper Roger Shepherd started the Flying Nun label to support New Zealand's post-punk scene, which somehow produced prettier-sounding bands than anywhere…
By: Chuck Eddy / June 1, 2011

10 Best Moments of Rock on the Range

The fifth annual edition of Columbus, Ohio's mayhem-inducing metal festival Rock on the Range has wrapped, and it will surely go down as one of…
By: Ken Bachor / May 23, 2011
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