lollapalooza 2011

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Maynard James Keenan, lead singer for the rock bands A Perfect Circle and Tool, has played Lollapalooza five times, he informed the early-evening audience at…
SPIN Staff / August 1, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: L.A.’s Grouplove Howl on New Tune

The Black Keys channeled the spirit of packs of wild animals with their Brothers song "Howlin' For You," but artsy L.A. quintet Grouplove take the…
Nate Brennan / July 25, 2011

Friendly Fires Drop Hot Lady Gaga Cover

On their excellent new album Pala, Friendly Fires deliver a set of white-hot club-wreckers, jittery Afropop, and Talking Heads-style dance funk. So it makes sense…
Kevin O'Donnell / July 22, 2011

Portugal. The Man., ‘In the Mountain in the Cloud’ (Atlantic)

On their sixth album in as many years, but first for a major label, these Alaskans have erected an impressive glam-psych cathedral. It's just not…
David Marchese / July 20, 2011

Ximena Sariñana, ‘Ximena Sariñana’ (Warner Bros.)

This Mexican singer-songwriter is a well-knownactress at home, so it's no surprise how easily Sariñana slips between roles on her English-language debut. Trilling sweetly over…
Mikael Wood / July 17, 2011

Black Lips Fly High in New Clip

On their latest album Arabia Mountain, garage punks (and SPIN cover stars) Black Lips hired debonair producer Mark Ronson to develop a more polished, sophisticated…
Allie Lee / July 15, 2011

WATCH: Cults Rock SPIN’s Rooftop

It was a gorgeous summer night when we invited Cults, fronted by the buzzed-about duo of Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, to play a roofop…
Peter Gaston / July 13, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: My Morning Jacket Cover the Muppets

For the next Muppets movie, Disney has cooked up an ace tribute set titled Muppets: The Green Album, which features top artists like Weezer, Paramore,…
Kevin O'Donnell / July 12, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Mayhem in Atlanta With the Black Lips

Riding mattresses down the street and lighting guitars on fire may be wild shenanigans for the average Joe. But for Atlanta's Black Lips, a band…
Nate Brennan / July 11, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner Unplugs

Arctic Monkeys have never been much for acoustic performances, preferring to deliver their taut Brit rock plugged in -- and loud. But at the band's…
Peter Gaston / July 6, 2011

Beirut Set for First U.S. Tour in Four Years

Globally-influenced indie rockers Beirut, led by New Mexico native Zach Condon, will tour the U.S. around the release of their third studio album, The Rip…
Peter Gaston / June 30, 2011

A Perfect Circle Kick Off Six-Week Tour

Dropping "An Evening With" in front of a band's name is usually a good indicator that there will be no opening acts. There's a slight…
Mark Lore / June 30, 2011

Watch Coldplay’s Colorful First Single

Coldplay are a colorful bunch. The Brit band lit up the music world with the fuchsia-friendly, Sgt. Pepper's-esque paramilitary uniforms designed for their last album,…
William Goodman / June 29, 2011
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