• Cloud Nothings

    Cloud Nothings' Dylan Baldi Talks Plans and Influences

    Last week in Austin, in between a marathon of SXSW gigs, Cloud Nothings stopped by the SPIN House and turned in an unhinged performance of "Our Plans," a standout from their 2012 SPIN Essential Attack on Memory. Baldi also sat down at the Sonos Studio down in Austin to chat with us about his utilitarian predilection for pop radio on the road, as well as his affinity for Wipers and how he's been mumbling his way through new songs likely to appear on the band's next LP. Watch on for Baldi's opinions on They Might Be Giants, Taylor Swift, and more.

  • Bleached's Jennifer Clavin / Photo by Rebecca Smeyne

    Kings (and Queens) of the Beach: SPIN's SXSW 2013 Swimsuit Edition

  • See the 10 Finalists for Our #SPINStubbs Photo Contest

    We asked you to share your best snapshots of the Austin music scene for a chance to win passes to SPIN's annual SXSW party at Stubb's (and an iPad mini!) and you delivered! Congrats to the 10 finalists, whose excellent pics can be seen right here:

  • Hannibal Buress (Getty Images) / Machinedrum (Tony Nelson)

    Hannibal Buress and Machinedrum Start Hilarious Twitter Beef at SPIN SXSW Party

    Hannibal Buress, one of our favorite comedians, and Machinedrum, one of our favorite DJs, apparantly did not get along when we invited them to our little party this weekend. While the DJ was roasting out in the sun, spinning rap and R&B at our amazing SPIN at Stubb's SXSW party, Buress decided to hold a one man Friar's Club Roast of Machinedrum's baggy T-shirt. The Twitter war that ensued was ugly, petty, and totally fucking hilarious. You two are totally welcome to drop by the SPIN office for a beer summit. See all our best SXSW '13 photos here!Djing spin magazine sxsw party (at Stubb's Bar-B-Q - @stubbsaustin w/ 91 others) 4sq.com/1573joQ— Machinedrum (@Machine_Drum) March 15, 2013Worst shirt ever? #SXSW #THENEXTBIGTHING twitter.com/hannibalburess…— Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess) March 15, 2013This dudes shirt lost a fight with a stronger shirt.

  • The 50 Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2013

    The 50 Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2013

    We somehow survived SXSW 2013, a weekend where we subsisted on little more than brisket, energy drinks, and our enthusiasm for Trinidad James. Here are the 50 best things we saw, heard, ate, and stumbled upon. CHARLES AARON, CARYN GANZ, DAVID MARCHESE, DAVID PEISNER, and JORDAN SARGENT

  • The Thermals / Photo by Jake Giles Netter

    SXSW 2013: SPIN House Gets Wake Up Calls From Cloud Nothings, the Thermals, Savages

  • Justin Timberlake / Photo by Getty Images

    The 5 Best Things We Saw at SXSW Saturday: Death Grips Via Skype, Justin Timberlake, More

    See all our best live photos from SXSW 2013 here5. Samantha Crain Bungalow, Thirty Tigers Showcase, 8:00 p.m. Samantha Crain will do what it takes to win new fans — including get into car accidents. Speaking from the small outdoor stage at Bungalow, the Oklahama singer-songwriter told a story about having a minor collision while she and her guitarist, bassist, and drummer were driving to Austin. Turns out that the woman in the other vehicle had the same destination, and wound up waving and cheering for Crain at a SXSW show earlier in the week. Thankfully, the silvery-voiced, raven-tressed singer has some more uplifting, less stressful methods for audience-building.Singing songs taken mostly from this year's Kid Face, Crain delivered a raft of warm, homespun melodies, her voice glinting and gliding over her bandmates' acoustic guitar leads, upright bass thump, and ambling drums.

  • Kendrick Lamar / Photo by Erik Voake

    SPIN at Stubb's: Kendrick Lamar, Trinidad James, Solange Heat Up SXSW 2013

  • Trinidad James / Photo by Ian Witlen

    The 5 Best Things We Saw at SXSW Friday: Trinidad James, Mystikal, Chelsea Light Moving

    See all our best live photos from SXSW 2013 here5. Chelsea Light Moving Mohawk outdoor stage, 12:15 a.m. Five years ago, Thurston Moore played on Friday night of SXSW at the Mohawk Patio. Last night, Moore did the same, but damn, what a difference five years makes. In 2008, a solo Moore set was simply an outlet for an extremely prolific icon of New York cool; now it's a perceived death knell for Sonic Youth, who've been unclear on their future since Moore and Kim Gordon split as a real-life couple in 2011.It took the band so long to set up, Moore had time for a little audience interaction. "I have some extra drink tickets," he declared from the stage, passing a wristband back "to the thirsty guy" before announcing fans would have to answer trivia questions to score the rest. "What is this guy's name?" he asked, gesturing to guitarist Keith Wood.

  • At Home on the Road With St. Lucia

    At Home on the Road With St. Lucia

    SPIN caught up with dance-pop dynamos St. Lucia at SXSW in Austin to talk about life on the road and growing as a band from one tour stop to the next.From tales of nerve-wracking van trips to tips for staying creative away from the studio, here's an intimate look at what the bandmembers' lives are like in the time between shows. Aspiring musicians, take note!See all of SPIN's festival coverage here.

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