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The Wire Creator David Simon and Steve Earle Have Talked About Making a Baltimore Musical

David Simon—who was recently seen tweeting his way through saying "nigga"—could possibly return to the source material that's made him famous. According to a New York…
Brian Josephs / April 11, 2017

From Big Little Lies to Twin Peaks: Here Are Our Favorite TV Soundtracks of All Time

Television’s hot-button drama of the moment has been the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies, which was helmed by veteran TV writer David E. Kelley…
SPIN Staff / April 4, 2017

Mack Wilds: Brash Soul Crooner, ‘Wire’ Alum, Channels ’90s New York

Who: Tristan Paul Wilds, 24, most immediately recognizable as Michael from David Simon's Dickensian drug trade epic, The Wire, or, if you prefer lighter TV fare,…
Brandon Soderberg / December 3, 2013

Van Halen ‘Tattoo’ the Sunset Strip in First New Video With David Lee Roth

Trent Reznor isn't the only rocker with his mind on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Van Halen has posted a video unveiling their first…
Marc Hogan / January 10, 2012

Jack White’s ‘Rome’ Track Turns Into a Frantic Animated Video

Did you remember producer Danger Mouse and film composer Daniele Luppi put out a "sumptuous" Spaghetti Western-inspired album last year titled Rome that we swear…
Marc Hogan / January 9, 2012

Watch First Aid Kit’s Gorgeous ‘Emmylou’ Video

Hey, if you've got it, flaunt it. Swedish folkies First Aid Kit came to prominence a couple years back with their much-watched video for their…
David Marchese / January 6, 2012

Spellbound! Watch a Supercut of 50 Rappers Spelling Their Names

Check out this inspiring piece of rap dorkery, as the crew from internet culture vultures Slacktory cut up the long history of rappers spelling their…
christopherschultz / January 4, 2012

Watch Youth Lagoon’s Bloody ‘July’ Video

For those who wonder how Trevor Powers has somehow escaped getting lumped in with the recently dispersed chillwave movement, look no further than the latest…
Marc Hogan / January 4, 2012

Timewarp! See an Awesomely Awkward 1994 Thurston Moore and Beck MTV Interview

Buzzfeed recently dug up a grainy 1994 segment ofMTV's 120 Minutes featuring guest host Thurston Moore interviewing an extremely awkward and baby-faced Beck back when…
David Marchese / January 4, 2012

Watch the ‘Unsinkable’ Guided by Voices Rock ‘Letterman’

A precious few indie bands are as unashamed of onstage theatrics as Guided byVoices. The reunited Ohio rockers brought out all their rambunctious glory last…
Marc Hogan / January 4, 2012

See Ra Ra Riot Perform ‘Boy’ in the Moog Sound Lab

You've seen Little Dragon, Twin Shadow, and the Antlers reinvent tunes in the Moog Sound Lab — the spot in Asheville, North Carolina devoted to…
SPIN Staff / January 3, 2012

Watch Air’s Vintage ‘Sonic Armada’ Video

On February 7, French duo Air will release an expanded soundtrack to French cinema pioneer Georges Méliès' 1902 silent film Le Voyage Dans La Lune.
Marc Hogan / January 3, 2012

Watch Rihanna’s ‘Clockwork Orange’-Inspired ‘You Da One’ Video

With all the rape and ultra-violence, Stanley Kubrick's 1971 movie adaptation of A Clockwork Orange seems an unlikely match for a lilting, lighter-than-air love ditty…
Marc Hogan / December 23, 2011

Watch Jonsi’s New Video and Help Buy a Zoo

Cameron Crowe's latest full-length feature, the unfortunately titled We Bought a Zoo, is landing in theaters tomorrow. And as NPR pointed out last month, the…
David Bevan / December 22, 2011

Watch Drake Hit the Bay With Lil Wayne in ‘The Motto’

Drake recently played a tiny part in Bay Area sports history, as the San Francisco 49ers danced to the hip-hop smoothie en route to clinching…
Marc Hogan / December 22, 2011
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