• Blunderbust: The 2013 Grammys' Highs and Lows

    Blunderbust: The 2013 Grammys' Highs and Lows

    Taylor Swift brought an insane clown posse. Rihanna brought a jackass. Nobody brought a freaking snare drum. SPIN separates Music's Biggest Night into its wildly entertaining moments and unfortunately painful embarrassments.

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    SPIN's 2013 Grammys Live Blog: channel SNORANGE

    Here we are! The SPIN staff is ready to blog music's biggest night and Twitter's most unbearable night: the 55th Annual Grammy Awards! Who will take home the little gold record player thingies that can't even play an MP3 or anything? Who will Chris Brown punch? Can it be the Lumineers?

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    Tweet the Grammys With SPIN, Win a Prize!

    The Grammys are the time when the best and brightest in the music industry (and the Lumineers) get together to celebrate each other and give out little gold Gramophones, appropriately an adorable likeness of a totally archaic way of listening to music. The snarkmaster generals at SPIN will be live-blogging the entire festivities here, screaming in joy for Frank Ocean and recoiling in fear at every band with a mandolin appears. We'll be posting our finest quips to Twitter and hope you join us. By the ceremony's end, the person who tweets the funniest thing with hashtag #SPINGrammys gets a $100 iTunes gift card. Finally you can catch up on hearing the six nominees for best New Age album (holler at us, Loreena McKennitt). See you on the big day! The show starts at 8 p.m. ET on CBS Sunday night, February 10!Want to remember last year's big show?

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    Ambient Music Titan Eluvium to Release Double CD 'Nightmare Ending'

    Following in the heels of Autechre, Swans, Baroness, and a whole year of artists going long, the sixth album from ambient blissmaster Eluvium is going to be a two-disc epic. Nightmare Ending, due May 14 on Temporary Residence, follows on the tail of 2010's Similes, an argument-provoking detour where Matthew Cooper started adding Eno-style vocals to his euphoric drones. Ending, seven years in the works, is a fully instrumental affair, and a press release promises it "encompasses everything remarkable about past Eluvium albums, executed more powerfully and poignant than ever before." Here's some cover art and track list featuring songs like "Warm," "Chime," and "Rain Gently" in case you were scared that dude might have discovered caffeine. Nightmare Ending track listDisc One 1. "Don’t Get Any Closer" 2. "Warm" 3. "By the Rails" 4. Unknown Variation" 5. "Caroling" 6.

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    The Bronx Steam Up New York's Tiny Bowery Electric: Photos

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    Saints: The Breeders Extend U.S. Leg of 'Last Splash' Tour

    If you tried to buy tickets to the Breeders' Last Splash anniversary show at Brooklyn's Bell House and were dismayed to find it sold out in less than 120 seconds, you may now consider traveling a little bit to see the Deal sisters playing their full 1993 album — like, to Pittsburgh, or D.C., or Detroit. Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson will be performing "No Aloha," "Flipside," and a little hit called "Cannonball" in many more U.S. cities than expected.Get pumped, people! Last Splash is one of our favorite albums of the past 25 years, and we'll be anxiously awaiting this reissue — as well as these 50 other releases — in the coming months.March 29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House May 3 - Pittsburgh PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre May 4 - Washington, D.C.

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    My Bloody Valentine's 'm b v': Our Impulsive Reviews

    On Saturday night, My Bloody Valentine dropped their first record in 22 years, m b v.

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    Deerhunter Introduce New Song at Surprise MOMA Show

    Nearly 24 hours after My Bloody Valentine surprised the nerdisphere with their first recorded material in two decades, Bradford Cox surprised a few hundred audience members at MOMA's PS1 in New York by taking the stage with Deerhunter. Originally billed as a solo performance following the premiere of Youth Museum, a charming, VHS-shot, Grant Singer-directed short film focused "on the physical spaces and everyday life of Cox," the event took an unexpected turn when members of the long dormant Atlanta ambient punk outfit appeared without their frontman to lock into the ornery beginning of what sounded to be a new song: six-minutes of searing rock'n'roll bookended by over a half hour of relentless, often punishing guitar noise.Cox, who made his way to the stage from the back of the museum's dome performance space accompanied by a young assistant wearing a glossy white mask, offered ver

  • 5 Best New Artists for February '13

    5 Best New Artists for February '13

    From a New York noise maven to a dream-weaving, Nashville-based guitar virtuoso to an intrepid South Bay rapper, here are five artists you should know. DAVID BEVAN, PHILIP SHERBURNE, and BRANDON SODERBERG

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    Enter Levi's 501 Private Show Flyaway Contest & Win a Chance to See M83

    Would you like to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles for two and a pair of tickets to a private show? Of course you would!Enter the Levi's® 501® Private Show Flyaway Contest for a chance to score airfare to L.A., two tickets to the concert going down on February 8, hotel accommodations for two nights, a little spending money, and transportation to and from the event. The rules? You've got to be 21+ to win this opportunity. The contest starts today (January 31) and a winner will be selected tomorrow (February 1).The show will feature a DJ set from M83 plus a Grammy-nominated artist. Who? It's a secret (for now). Levi's® is celebrating the new 501® and they want their fans to be a part of this special experience. So just take our word for it and enter!

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