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Vagabon Is Just Getting Started

There are no elaborate pretenses to Vagabon's music. Laetitia Tamko's technique begins with her own memories and vulnerabilities, which she pours into powerfully understated songs that feel…
Anna Gaca / March 22, 2017

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

Diet Cig Talk Growing Up and Making Swear I’m Good at This

Diet Cig is the irreverent but hopelessly sincere duo of Alex Luciano, 21, and Noah Bowman, 24, who started making scrappy lo-fi music together after meeting…
Anna Gaca / 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 Gallery: Behind the Scenes at Mazda Studio at Empire

From heavyweights Rick Ross and Mastodon to shining new artists like Vagabon and Diet Cig, the Mazda Studio at Empire was a hotbed of activity…
SPIN / March 20, 2017

Here Are the Best Puppies of SXSW

The best thing I did at South by Southwest on Saturday was pet some dogs. I waited almost 30 minutes in the sun to get…
Anna Gaca / March 19, 2017

Watch Lana Del Rey Debut “Love” Live at Intimate SXSW Show

In theory, Apple doesn't have to pay Lana Del Rey for endorsements at all--her presence alone can prompt everyone in a 30-yard radius to pull out…
Anna Gaca / March 18, 2017

SXSW 2017: The Best Live Music We Saw Thursday, Featuring Frankie Rose, Talib Kweli, More

As South By Southwest entered full swing on Thursday, the SPIN staff spent the day hopping between official showcases, the conference (where we saw Spoon's…
SPIN Staff / March 17, 2017

Spoon’s Britt Daniel Talks David Bowie and Recording Hot Thoughts at SXSW Songwriters Panel

Spoon listened to David Bowie "constantly" while recording their new album Hot Thoughts, frontman Britt Daniel said at a South by Southwest panel today. "I ended…
Anna Gaca / March 16, 2017

SXSW 2017: The Best Live Music We Saw Wednesday, Featuring DJ Esco, A$AP Ferg, More

After an overhyped snowstorm kept the SPIN staff trapped in New York for the first two nights of South By Southwest, we finally made it to Austin…
SPIN Staff / March 16, 2017

Carl Newman Doesn’t Know Why Anyone at SXSW Showed Up to See the New Pornographers Play at 9 A.M.

South by Southwest is happening right now in sunny Austin, where thousands of the music industry's movers and shakers have gathered to enjoy buzz bands…
Jeremy Gordon / March 15, 2017

U.S. Customs Issues Statement as SXSW Artists Are Denied Entry Into U.S.

At least seven artists hoping to play the annual South by Southwest music festival have been turned away at the U.S. border amid confusion over the…
Dave Brooks, Billboard / March 14, 2017

Multiple Bands Denied Entry Into the U.S. While Traveling to Play SXSW

Today is day one of the SXSW Music Festival, and already multiple artists have claimed that they've been turned away at the U.S. border on their…
Andy Cush / March 13, 2017

Austin Musician Shot and Wounded During First Weekend of SXSW

A local Austin musician was shot and wounded during an armed robbery the first weekend of SXSW, the Austin Chronicle reports. Guitarist Michael Sanders of…
Anna Gaca / March 13, 2017

Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, and Iron & Wine Were Cut From Terrence Malick’s Song to Song

Song to Song, the South by Southwest-inspired drama director Terrence Malick has been shooting since 2011, premieres at none other than than SXSW itself this Friday. As we already…
Anna Gaca / March 7, 2017
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