Credit: Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Meat Puppets are currently on a co-headlining tour with their fellow titans of the ’80s and early ’90s Soul Asylum, and it seems that their recent show at New York’s… More »


It’s Wednesday — that means we’ve got another cluster of albums ready for streaming. Strap on a pair of headphones and dive in: 1) Phoenix, Bankrupt!. “The band concocted a delightfully varied… More »

Meat Puppets, the pioneering punk’n’western Arizona cactus-kickers, are returning this month with their 14th(!) album, Rat Farm, out April 14 (via Megaforce)The band said they were gonna play it kindMore »

The Meat Puppets are returning this spring with what frontman Curt Kirkwood has dubbed “real blown-up folk music.” (For what it’s worth, we described the Phoenix punks sound as a fusion… More »


To celebrate the new generation of shredders profiled in our May/June “Loud Issue,” the SPIN staff decided to find some wheedle in a haystack, taking on the impossible task of… More »

SPIN’s August issue pays tribute to the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind, and as part of our package we tapped some of our favorite contemporary artists to cover the influential… More »

All Tomorrow’s Parties, a three-day festival held this weekend at the family-oriented Butlins Resort near Minehead on the west coast of England, couldn’t have been better summarized by iconoclast noise-makers… More »


Meat Puppets, ‘Lollipop’ (Megaforce)

“I could probably do it better,” admits frontman Curt Kirkwood at the end of “The Spider and the Spaceship,” the acoustic sci-fi country ditty that concludes this re-reunited trio’s 13th… More »


Though lately spoken of as a mere stepping stone toward the more restrained, and commercially viable, alt-country scene of the ’90s, cowpunk of the ’80s took hick licks in the… More »

Meat Puppets, ‘Sewn Together’ (Megaforce)

The second album since siblings Curt and Cris Kirkwood reunited their iconic alt-rock outfit continues the tug-of-war between charmingly askew country rock and mildly deranged psychedelia that marked their ’80s–’90s… More »


Every fantasy you ever had of exploring the resort hotel from Dirty Dancing, every furtive wish that you’d someday get the chance to say hi to J Mascis face-to-face, and… More »