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    Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

    Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Islands' Nick Thorburn @nickfromislands Why You Should Follow: You'll soon be hearing much more from this singer-songwriter, who uses the stage name "Nick Diamonds" while fronting the Brooklyn-based art rock band Islands. He just joined forces with two other indie heroes -- Man Man's Honus Honus and Modest Mouse's Joe Plummer -- to form Mister Heavenly, and the band is already making news. They just embarked on a 10-date tour opening for Passion Pit, and their bassist on the road is none other than Scott Pilgrim vs.

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    Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

    Lots of musicians tweet--but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week--then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Bruno Mars@BrunoMars Who: Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) Why You Should Follow: This L.A.-based singer-songwriter and producer--best known for singing on tracks like B.o.B's "Nothin' on You" and co-writing hits like Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You"--recently released his debut album, Doo-Wops and Hooligans, and kicked off his first headlining tour in San Francisco. Needless to say, he's riding high on his success--his Twitter page is full of exclamations like "Wakin up in NYC!!

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    Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

    Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Fucked Up's Damian Abraham @leftfordamian Who: Fucked Up's Damian Abraham (@leftfordamian) Why You Should Follow: The larger-than-life frontman for hardcore punk band Fucked Up has an opinion on everything -- from Kanye West's comments about George W.

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    Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

    Lots of musicians tweet – but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week – then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Questlove @questlove Who: The Roots' Questlove (@questlove) Why You Should Follow: We've been longtime fans of his tweets, but this week the legendary Roots drummer and music producer reached new levels of Twitter cred when the President of the United States' account (@BarackObama) re-tweeted one of Questo's messages about voting. When he's not making political statements (or advocating that Obama should make the tongue-in-cheek What the Fuck Has Obama Done So Far?

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    Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

    Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Johnny Marr @Johnny_Marr Who: The Cribs' Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) Why You Should Follow: This legendary axeman -- who rose to fame as a member of the Smiths in the '80s, briefly toured and recorded with Modest Mouse, and now plays guitar for British indie rock band the Cribs -- recently liberated his Twitter page from the humdrum of daily press release-style tweets.

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    Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week: CMJ Edition!

    Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Reading Rainbow @RRphilly Who: Reading Rainbow (@RRphilly) Why You Should Follow: Reading Rainbow has all the right ingredients for indie success: They've got a cute back story (they're a husband-and-wife duo; she taught herself how to play drums); they're named after a popular children's TV show from the '80s and '90s; and their dreamy, lo-fi, garage rock tunes are downright infectious. They've got a fun presence on Twitter, too.

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    Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

    Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Cold War Kids @cwklbc Who: Cold War Kids (@cwklbc) Why You Should Follow: This Long Beach, CA, indie rock quartet recently announced plans to release a "big rock record" in January -- with help from Kings of Leon producer Jacquire King. Some fans have been skeptical -- tweeting their worries about a more mainstream sound -- but as the band members themselves put it, "Fear not. Fugazi is big rock in our book.

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    Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week: 'Glee' Edition!

    Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week, in honor of Glee's second season, which just started a few weeks ago, we're following some of our favorite New Directions show-stoppers. If you're looking for more cast members to follow, check out our previous Glee edition, featuring Chris Colfer, Dianna Agron, and Cory Monteith! Then watch the show when it airs every Tuesday at 9 p.m.

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    Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

    Lots of musicians tweet – but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week – then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Frankie Rose @MissFrankieRose Who: Frankie Rose (@MissFrankieRose) Why You Should Follow: She may have made a name for herself as a drummer - for bands like Crystal Stilts, Vivian Girls, and Dum Dum Girls - but Frankie Rose is comfortable being in the spotlight, too. She and her new band, the retro-pop girl group Frankie Rose and the Outs , just released their self-titled debut album, and in true frontwoman fashion, Frankie has been reppin' the band on Twitter. She posts Twitpics of L.A.

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    Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

    Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: The Vaselines @the_vaselines Who: The Vaselines (@the_vaselines)Why You Should Follow: Kurt Cobain was a huge fan of this Glasgow indie rock band, even naming his daughter, Frances Bean, after Vaselines singer and songwriter Frances McKee. They broke up in 1989, the same week that their only full-length album, Dum-Dum, was released, but began performing together again in 2006 and just last week released their second studio album, Sex with an X.

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