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Review: Bombino’s Red-Hot Guitar Sings the Desert Blues on ‘Azel’

Patriotism may be the last refuge of scoundrels, but musical censorship runs close behind. Be it plantation owners confiscating the drums of African-American slaves, or…
Jason Gubbels / March 22, 2016

Bombino Asks the Big Relationship Questions on Exuberant ‘Timtar (Memories)’

On his third David Longstreth-produced studio LP, Azel (out April 1 via Partisan Records), Niger-born guitar wrangler Bombino parlays a variation on his Tuareg music and…
Harley Brown / March 4, 2016

Phoenix, Wavves, Bombino and More Hit SPIN’s Outside Lands 2013 Portrait Studio

While some SPIN contributors hit Outside Lands 2013 hard — see the 40 Best Things We Saw gallery — others kicked back and let the…
SPIN Staff / August 13, 2013

The 40 Best Things We Saw at Outside Lands 2013

Although it boasted performances from Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Nine Inch Nails, San Francisco's 6th annual Outside Lands still had to deal…
SPIN Staff / August 12, 2013

Outside Lands 2013: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

The sixth annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is taking over San Francisco this weekend, featuring Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, the Red Hot…
SPIN Staff / August 10, 2013

30 Must-See Acts at Bonnaroo 2013

Once again, Bonnaroo has returned to bring good vibes, loud tunes, and environmentally responsible fun to the dusty and/or muddy expanses of Manchester, Tennessee. Here…
SPIN Staff / June 6, 2013