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SXSW 2017 Gallery: SPIN Portraits with Danny Brown, Kelela, Mastodon, Lil Yachty, and More

For five days and nights at SXSW 2017, SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum hosted the Mazda Studio at Empire, featuring dozens of stand-out performances from established…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

The 24 Best Bands We Saw in Austin (And Some Dogs, Too)

We just got home from SXSW, and saw more than 50 bands in the span of five days. Here's the best of what we saw.
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

SXSW 2017: Mastodon, Kelela, and More from SPIN’s Closing Day at Mazda Studio at Empire

It was the perfect storm of party convergence. SXSW, spring break and St. Patrick’s Day all collided on the final Friday of Austin’s annual music…
Scott T. Sterling / March 18, 2017

SXSW 2017: The Best Live Music We Saw Friday, Featuring Kelela, Broncho, More

As South By Southwest collided with St. Patrick's day on Friday, the SPIN staff spent the day hopping between official showcases, and our Empire Garage &…
SPIN Staff / March 18, 2017

SPIN SXSW 2017 Showcases at Mazda Studio at Empire: Mastodon, Danny Brown, Lil Yachty, and More

SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum (in conjunction with Mazda) have united to celebrate artistry and innovation in music and technology at the 2017 SXSW conference in…
SPIN / March 7, 2017

Stream Solange’s New Album, A Seat at the Table, Featuring Lil Wayne, Q-Tip, Sampha, Kelela

Last night, Solange dropped her new album A Seat at the Table. The long-awaited follow-up to 2012's True EP is 21 songs long, and features contributions…
Charles Innis / September 30, 2016

Clams Casino Calms Things Down With Kelela on ‘A Breath Away’

After linking up with Vince Staples for the doomsaying anthem "All Nite," Clams Casino decides to loosen up the atmosphere and add some tropical percussion to…
Brian Josephs / June 30, 2016

Sigur Rós, Ice Cube, Young Thug, and More to Perform at Treasure Island Music Festival

Festival season is considered mostly over by October, but those with a severe hankering for live outdoor music events have this year's Treasure Island Music Festival to…
Brian Josephs / June 14, 2016

Elysia Crampton Shares Silky ‘Horizon of Racialized Sciencism’ Featuring Kelela

It's hard not to be endlessly fascinated by the noisy pop mashups of Elysia Crampton, and her latest offering, "Horizon of Racialized Sciencism" featuring superlative L.A. singer…
Harley Brown / March 31, 2016

SXSW 2016: The Five Best Things We Saw on Day Five

A massive, city-wide festival like South By Southwest leaves a lot of room for surprises, whether it's a week of sweltering heat followed by a temperature…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2016

Kelela Announces ‘Hallucinogen Remixes,’ Shares Sensual Rework of ‘All the Way Down’

Kelela's gorgeous R&B trap-estry, the Hallucinogen EP, is one of SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2015, and it's about to get even better: The Los Angeles singer announced that…
Harley Brown / December 22, 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

Hear AraabMuzik’s Ghostly New Track With Kelela, ‘Final Hour’

UPDATE: Kelela claims her vocals on this track are from a two-year-old demo that she never finished. See her response to AraabMuzik: SO…
Brennan Carley / October 24, 2015

Review: Kelela Cuts Open Her Soul 4 Us on Lustrous ‘Hallucinogen’ EP

"I like the view from on top," Kelela taunts on the ghostly trap-noir track "Gomenasai" off of the new Hallucinogen EP, her voice floating higher until it disappears like…
Harley Brown / October 5, 2015

Kelela Shares Strobe-Lit Video for ‘Rewind’

Kelela is set to release a head-spinning EP called Hallucinogen on October 9 on Warp Records, and today she's shared a clip for her striking…
Colin Joyce / September 17, 2015
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