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Courtney Barnett Plays Smoky ‘New Speedway Boogie’ on ‘Fallon’

Courtney Barnett visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to play "New Speedway Boogie," her contribution to the National's all-star Grateful Dead tribute project, Day of the Dead. The 59-song…
Anna Gaca / May 28, 2016

Hangout Fest 2016: The Weeknd, Vince Staples, and Jason Isbell Shine After Hours-Long Weather Delay

This past weekend, Hangout Fest returned to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for its seventh go-round, boasting an eclectic lineup and, thanks to its ocean-front location, some…
Dan Reilly / May 23, 2016

‘Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party’ When You Can Watch Courtney Barnett on ‘SNL’ Instead

Was there a party last night? Did you go? Nobody really cares if you did, not when you could have stayed in and watched Courtney Barnett…
Anna Gaca / May 22, 2016

Hear the National, Courtney Barnett, the War on Drugs, and More Cover Grateful Dead

The National's long-in-the-works Grateful Dead tribute project will at last be released to the public. Titled Day of the Dead, the 59-song box set will feature…
Rachel Brodsky / March 24, 2016

Here’s Jeff Tweedy and Courtney Barnett Covering David Bowie’s ‘Queen Bitch’

Friendly guitar dad Jeff Tweedy is on tour with his son, Spencer Tweedy, and his other band, also called Tweedy. Last night in Melbourne, Australia,…
Anna Gaca / March 21, 2016

The National’s Grateful Dead Tribute Album Features Courtney Barnett, Wilco, the Flaming Lips, and More

The National announced their Grateful Dead tribute album all the way back in 2011, but now it's finally coming out, and based off of the…
James Grebey / March 17, 2016

Courtney Barnett Reminds Us ‘Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party’ on ‘Colbert’

Australia's premiere songwriter Courtney Barnett brought to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party," confirming once again…
Harley Brown / February 18, 2016

The Ten Things About the 2016 Grammys That Are Gonna Piss Everyone Off

If righteous indignation isn't the reflexive reaction for most folks when watching the Grammys, it's probably at least their preferred mode of viewership. Because really,…
Andrew Unterberger / February 12, 2016

Grammys 2016: Who Should Win, Who Will Win, and Who Was Snubbed?

With the 2016 Grammys coming up this Monday, the SPIN staff takes a look at ten of the biggest categories to determine who should will, who…
SPIN Staff / February 12, 2016

Mountain Jam 2016 Lineup: Beck, Wilco, the Avett Brothers, and More

Hunter, New York's annual Mountain Jam music festival has announced its 2016, with headliners that include Beck, the Avett Brothers, and Wilco. Held from June…
Brennan Carley / January 13, 2016

Courtney Barnett Declares Her Love of Instant Ramen on ‘Three Packs a Day’

Milk! Records, label of SPIN's 2015 Songwriter of the Year Courtney Barnett, is set to release their second compilation, Good For You, next month, and it features a…
James Grebey / January 11, 2016

Courtney Barnett Gives the Backstory to ‘Depreston’ on New ‘Song Exploder’

SPIN's Songwriter of the Year, Courtney Barnett, was the latest guest on the acclaimed music podcast Song Exploder to discuss one of the standout tracks…
James Grebey / January 7, 2016

Andrew Unterberger’s 25 Best Albums of 2015

To finish out the year, we’re offering the top 25 albums from various SPIN staffers. Here we have Associate Editor Andrew Unterberger. My…
Andrew Unterberger / December 24, 2015

Courtney Barnett Is 2015’s Songwriter of the Year

The first time A&R manager Jaimie Hodgson heard Courtney Barnett's single "Avant Gardener" in 2013, he had to play it again. "My girlfriend got so,…
Rachel Brodsky / December 15, 2015

The 25 Best Music Videos of 2015

Whether you were Asleep in the Deep or busy practicing your Dope Walk, we're betting that you carved out time this year to watch some…
SPIN Staff / December 10, 2015

Grammy Nominations 2016: Taylor Swift, the Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, and More

The Grammy Award nominations for 2016 have just been announced, and predictably, Taylor Swift's 1989 and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly have racked up many of the proceedings'
Brennan Carley / December 7, 2015

The 50 Best Albums of 2015

If you're reading this, it's late 2015. To complement our list of the year's 101 Best Songs, we've collected the 50 Best Albums from the…
SPIN Staff / December 1, 2015

Stream Our Playlist of the 101 Best Songs of 2015

After you've read our list of the 101 Greatest Songs of 2015 — listen to our accompanying Spotify playlist, rewinding our way through the best…
Andrew Unterberger / November 30, 2015

The 101 Best Songs of 2015

The Hills were alive with the sound of music in 2015, a period dominated by pop monoliths — the year started with Mark Ronson and…
SPIN Staff / November 30, 2015

Courtney Barnett Covers Patti Smith’s ‘Redondo Beach’

Patti Smith's seminal album, Horses, turns 40 next month, and Courtney Barnett is not one to let the upcoming anniversary go unnoticed. The Aussie singer-songwriter, who recently…
James Grebey / November 18, 2015
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