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    Local Natives Play Surf Lodge in Montauk!

    This past Sunday in the beachy town of Montauk, New York, the Surf Lodge hosted Los Angeles-based outfit Local Natives.The intimate concert was part of the Surf Lodge Summer Music Series, presented by Havaianas and SPIN. Performing at sunset on the Surf Lodge's deck overlooking Ford Pond, the band played a full set of songs from their debut album Gorilla Manor. Just one day prior, Local Natives sold out a 3,500-capacity concert at Governors Island in New York City. Havaianas also set up shop at the Surf Lodge with a pop-up store that featured on-site beach towels and colorful flip flops for the event's 200 plus attendees. Guests staying at the Surf Lodge received special in-room gift bags, courtesy of SPIN and Havaianas.

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    Green Room Interview: The Whigs

    Sunchips is debuting a fully compostable chip bag this spring and SPIN is celebrating the sustainable initiative through a series of video interviews called, The Green Room. The second installment of the series features garage-rockers The Whigs.Guest host Trace Crutchfield caught up with the Atlanta natives before a recent show at The Music Hall of Williamsburg. The boys talk about the perks of touring with Grammy nominees Kings of Leon, meeting Rhianna, and David Letterman's tooth-gap. The Whigs goofed off during their interview but they take sustainability seriously. "We recycle water bottles and reuse towels as many times as we can get away with at hotels" bassist Tim tells Trace about staying green on the road. Watch the video here:

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    Green Room Interview: The Temper Trap

    Sunchips is debuting a fully compostable chip bag this spring and SPIN is celebrating their sustainable initiative through a series of video interviews called, The Green Room. SPIN enlisted Trace Crutchfield to host the series, and discover how bands stay green on the road. In the first video of The Green Room series, Trace caught up withThe Temper Trap, who are finishing up a sold out U.S. tour in support of their debut album, "Conditions". The band tells Trace that sustainability is taken very seriously down under. Every house is outfitted with a recycle bin and they conserve water by taking "3 minute showers" regulated by an egg-timer. Impressive! Watch the video here to see what else the Temper Trap to say about their tour:

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    Interviews at Stubb's: Rogue Wave

    Rogue Wave brought a little left coast love to the SPIN stage atStubb's in Austin this past Friday (March 19), performing songs from their justreleased fourth album, Permalight.SPIN.com's Peter Gaston caught up withfrontman Zach Rogue and drummer Pat Spurgeon after their performance,to chat about the tour and the music scene in their hometown --Oakland, California. Rogue Wave has just wrapped up the first leg of their tour supporting Permalight.Theband will begin touring again in April, and have enlisted hometownfriends Man Miracle to open for them.Cited by Zach and Pat as "agreat young band from Oakland," Man Miracle will be playing all WestCoast dates with Rogue Wave. Watch the interview here:

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