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

20 Must-Hear Artists at Sasquatch! Festival

The annual Sasquatch! Festival gathers a top-notch array of talent at one of the most beautiful sites for live music in America: the Gorge, about…
By: SPIN Staff / May 20, 2011

Playlist: The 30 Greatest Instrumental Songs Ever

In the latest issue of SPIN, we caught up with Explosions in the Sky, the Texas-based band who've taken wordless music to unexpected heights. But…
By: SPIN Staff / May 6, 2011

SNEAK PEEK: 10 Rock Musicals to Watch Out For

Green Day's Broadway version of American Idiot, which closes this week, has pleased audiences and grossed more than $38 million, so it's no wonder that…
By: Dan Jackson / April 21, 2011

5 Must-Hear Los Angeles Electronic Acts

SPIN was there to check out five of the best artists from the scene, including Daedelus and Tokimonsta, who flexed a broad mixture of banging…
By: Ken Bachor / April 19, 2011

SPIN’s 5 Best New Artists for April

Check out our picks for April, including their vital stats and new music. And be sure to come back next month for more!
By: SPIN Staff / April 6, 2011

SPIN’s 25 Best Spring Tours

The temperatures are climbing and your Seasonal Affective Disorder is disappearing as fast as your snow boots and parkas. So let's properly welcome spring with…
By: Ken Bachor / April 4, 2011

Wall of Sound

Classical composers piled scores of instruments atop each other for centuries, and jazz bandleader Stan Kenton kept the "Wall of Sound" concept alive through the…
By: Chuck Eddy / April 1, 2011

SPIN’s 23 Spring Albums That Matter Most

It's time to shake off the doldrums of winter -- and what better way than by looking ahead to all the exciting music that's o…
By: Ken Bachor / March 29, 2011
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