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Jason Derulo Sets His Sights on Pop’s Throne

Jason Derulo is, first and foremost, an editor. The 25-year-old Miami native edits his torso in a gym routine so rigorous that it won him…
Dan Weiss / June 17, 2015

The Lookouts’ Larry Livermore Made Us a Mixtape Featuring Green Day, MC5, the Supremes, and More

Earlier this month, Don Giovanni Records released Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories), a compilation disc by California pop-punk forefathers the Lookouts. Cherry-picking songs from every…
Rachel Brodsky / March 30, 2015

SXSW Lone Stars: Mitski Stole the Show

Of all the performances we witnessed last week at Austin's annual South By Southwest festival, one show stealer was particularly arresting: Mitski. The famously dressed-down…
Rachel Brodsky / March 25, 2015

SXSW 2015: YG, John Legend, and More Play AXE White Label Collective Day Party

On Saturday morning, fans flocked to the AXE White Label Collective's SXSW day party — powered by SPIN — to witness an awe-inspiring line up including James Davis, ASTR, Lolawolf, YG, and…
SPIN Staff / March 24, 2015

SXSW 2015: Run the Jewels, Courtney Barnett, and More Take the Stubb’s Stage

On Friday morning, crowds flocked to Austin's famous Stubb's for the annual SPIN day party at South By Southwest. Featuring massive talent such as Run…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2015

SXSW 2015 Royal Roast: HOLYCHILD, Best Coast, Tove Lo, and More Celebrate With SPIN

To celebrate the end of a bombastic showcase, SPIN invited an impressive roster of guests to our annual Royal Roast, a taco and tequila filled…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2015

SPIN’s SXSW Showcase at Stubb’s: An Artist-By-Artist Recap

Those South by Southwesters who braved the elements at Stubb's yesterday were treated to gigs by nine of our favorite artists working right now, ranging…
SPIN Staff / March 21, 2015

SPIN Electronic Report: Levon Vincent Makes a Splash, DJ Sotofett Blurs Genre Lines

If the first couple of months of 2015 are any indication, this year's quality dance albums are going to make 2014's seem like a hazy,…
Steve Mizek / March 18, 2015

‘Blurred Lines’ Isn’t Even the Biggest Marvin Gaye Ripoff This Decade

Update: Indeed, the heirs of late "Let's Get It On" co-writer Ed Townsend are filing a lawsuit against Ed Sheeran, citing "Thinking Out Loud" as stealing…
Andrew Unterberger / March 11, 2015

Express Yourself: What Is Madonna’s Greatest Era?

As we prepare for — and, in some cases, reorganize — Madonna's 13th studio album, Rebel Heart, it's tough not to refect on the 56-year-old…
SPIN Staff / March 9, 2015

Review: Björk’s MoMA Retrospective Digs Deep, Despite Technological Glitches

If any late-20th-century pop star was going to land her work in a hallowed institution of contemporary art, it was always going to be Björk.
Colin Joyce / March 5, 2015

A Queer Feminist Hears Sleater-Kinney for the Very First Time Live at Terminal 5

Much to the dismay of a large portion of my friends, I had never seen or listened to Sleater-Kinney until last night at Terminal 5…
Rebecca Weinberger / February 27, 2015

Who Is Cashmere Cat? A Primer

Ty Dolla $ign recently linked up with Charli XCX and Tinashe for the rubbery synth-pop burner "Drop That Kitty" — a ridiculous, candy-coated confection that features production…
Brennan Carley / February 25, 2015

Slow Change May Pull Us Apart: The Oral History of Simple Minds’ ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’

This February marks the 30th anniversary of The Breakfast Club, director John Hughes' classic teen-angst flick about five archetypal high school students (a brain, an…
Andrew Unterberger / February 24, 2015

Read an Excerpt From Robert Christgau’s Memoir ‘Going Into the City’

You probably wouldn't be reading this publication if Robert Christgau didn't largely invent rock criticism as we know it. Since 1967, the lifelong New Yorker…
SPIN Staff / February 23, 2015
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