We Were There

Haim Fling Their Hair, Casually Transcend at the Fillmore

Are Haim a rock band? On the opening night of their headlining tour at the Fillmore, the first of two sold-out shows at the famed…
Barry Walters / April 10, 2014

Prince Electrifies, Exhausts Audience at Epic Four-Hour Hollywood Show

HOLLYWOOD — "Tonight, it's going to be a party — a non-stop party." So stated legendary old-school rapper Doug E. Fresh while serving as hype…
Matt Diehl / March 9, 2014

Fucked Up Premiere New Album at Toronto’s Long Winter Festival

It wasn’t exactly the surprise it could have been. Two days after announcing their new album Glass Boys via a video trailer, Toronto’s hardcore heroes…
Anupa Mistry / March 8, 2014

Tool Are Up to Their Old Pummeling, Mystifying Tricks at Spokane Tour Opener

The house lights drop, and the crowd erupts. A looping kick-drum line fades up, sounding like a beating heart. Blue and purple lights pulse their…
Luke Baumgarten / March 5, 2014

Vivian Girls’ Last Hurrah: Photos, Obituary From Trio’s Final Show

What follows is our obit for beloved Brooklyn garage-rock band the Vivian Girls; above, please enjoy photos from their farewell gig this past Sunday night…
Michael Tedder / March 3, 2014

Photos: Perfect Pussy Play Secret Show in Brooklyn

Those still mourning the loss of 285 Kent should take solace in the fact that Brooklyn will never want for rad places to see cheerfully…
Krista Schlueter / February 24, 2014

Photos: DIIV Hit NYC on Kurt Cobain’s Birthday

It's been a pretty odd couple of years for indie-rock dudes DIIV, but they're keeping at it, most recently via a vibrant NYC gig at…
SPIN Staff / February 21, 2014

Failure Shake Off 16 Years of Rust With Ease at L.A. Reunion Gig

Nearly 800 rabid Failure fans — an instant sellout when this reunion was announced back in November — packed L.A.'s El Rey Theatre last night…
Pamela Chelin / February 14, 2014

Hole Rock Cleveland: Read SPIN’s Somewhat Dismayed 1994 Live Review

Pale arms outstretched, offering herself up for crucifixion, or a pie in the face, or a big hug, Courtney Love exclaimed, "Fuck with me, fuck…
Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

Future Islands Regale a Sweaty Hometown Baltimore Crowd

Baltimore synth-pop crew Future Islands have a great new album, Singles, out next month — check out the video for opening track "Seasons (Waiting on…
SPIN Staff / February 10, 2014

Skrillex (and Dave Chappelle) Staged a Bay Area Takeover

Watching a skeptical music media attempt to wrap its head around EDM was one of last year's nuttier guilty pleasures: Detractors insisted the genre showed…
Garrett Kamps / February 10, 2014

Darkside Emanate Miasmal Light at the End of Terminal 5

Prog-dance duo Darkside's haunting 2013 debut Psychic, with its subdued narcotic haze, can feel like a headphones album. But Nicolas Jaar and multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington's…
Nicole Sia / February 10, 2014

Brooklyn’s Pussy Riot Tribute Show Was an Earnest But Tepid Mess

Amnesty International welcomed Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, the two formerly jailed members of Russian feminist collective Pussy Riot, to the United States last night…
Claire Lobenfeld / February 6, 2014

The Milli Vanilli Opera Is Alive and Lip-Syncing

The Brooklyn performing-arts crew BRIC has graced the world with WOW, a work-in-progress opera inspired by the comedy and tragedy that is the rise and…
SPIN Staff / February 5, 2014

TLC Honor Left-Eye and Their Greatest Hits at Rare NYC Performance

Last night T-Boz and Chilli gave Manhattan's Beacon Theater an hour of their most beloved songs as a part of VH1's Super Bowl Blitz. Accompanied…
SPIN Staff / January 31, 2014
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