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5 Best New Artists for May ’14

From grooving, Dilla-influenced dance to dub-infected folk, to sleazy rock, these are five artists to know right now. GARRETT KAMPS, KYLE MCGOVERN, PUJA PATEL, PHILIP…
By: SPIN Staff / May 2, 2014

DJ Rashad, R.I.P.: His Legacy Through Our Favorite Tracks

When Frankie Knuckles died, there was a sense that Chicago house music had lost an invaluable piece of its history. Juke and footwork innovator DJ…
By: SPIN Staff / April 28, 2014

SPIN’s 30 Best Musical Moments From TV’s Latest Golden Age

In the not-to-distant future, we won't even call it "TV." It'll be something else — some combination of "scripted," "serialized," and "awesome" that eschews the…
By: SPIN Staff / April 7, 2014

David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Joey Ramone, and More Remember Nirvana

Nirvana's brief but brilliant body of work inspired fevered devotion not just in its fans, but in the band's peers. Here, in SPIN's 1995 article,…
By: SPIN Staff / April 3, 2014

Nirvana: Read SPIN’s 1994 Kurt Cobain Eulogy, ‘Grain of the Voice’

(This piece was originally published in the June 1994 issue of SPIN.) In John Lydon's autobiography, Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, he…
By: Dennis Cooper / April 3, 2014

Nirvana: Read SPIN’s 1994 Essay on Kurt Cobain’s Punk Ethics, ‘Revolutionary Debris’

(This piece was originally published in the June 1994 issue of SPIN.) I still prefer to believe that Kurt Cobain's life was saved…
By: Eric Weisbard / April 3, 2014

Nirvana: Read SPIN’s 1994 Essay on Kurt Cobain’s Rise, ‘Out of the Blue’

(This piece was originally published in the June 1994 issue of SPIN.) "'I don't have the passion anymore,'" sobbed the recorded voice of…
By: Jonathan Gold / April 3, 2014

5 Best New Artists for April ’14

From a young Bay Area rap prodigy, to a pair of dream-weaving Los Angeles producers, to the disarmingly poignant bedroom recordings of a Midwestern linguistician,…
By: SPIN Staff / April 1, 2014

The 40 Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2014

While the tragedy of Wednesday’s car crash loomed large over this year's SXSW, the festival managed to carry on and was mostly business-as-usual afterward. SPIN'…
By: SPIN Staff / March 18, 2014

SXSW 2014: The Five Best Things We Saw Saturday

We are sleep-deprived. Everything we own is dirty. And we have not seen a vegetable for days. But SPIN's SXSW team also witnessed a bewildering…
By: SPIN Staff / March 16, 2014
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