• Amoeba Music / Photo by Alice Baxley

    Wax Ecstatic: Photos of Record Store Day 2013's Insanity

  • Grimes / Photo by Lindsey Byrnes

    Coachella 2013: SPIN's Best Weekend Two Live Photos

  • Awesome Blur shot by SPIN photog Erik Voake

    Headed to Coachella? Submit Your Pic to #SPINFests Photo Contest

    Are you headed to Coachella Weekend Two? SPIN is already on the ground, ready for a second round of sunburns and sandstorms, but this weekend, we're also soliciting your help: Take some photos you think are SPIN-worthy and send them our way. We'll pick a winner who'll receive a $100 iTunes giftcard and also feature all the best shots in a gallery on SPIN.com. Here's how to enter: simply upload your photos to Instagram or Twitter and tag 'em with #SPINFests. It's that easy!We're handing the keys to our Instagram account over to our intrepid photographer Nathaniel Wood, so make sure to follow us at @SPINMagazine for inspiration and tag your photos with #SPINFests. And for all our up-to-the-minute Coachella updates, stick with @SPINfestivals on Twitter.Check out the gallery below from our awesome SXSW #SPINStubbs contest. This could be you, people!

  • Fashion Field Report: Coachella 2013's Most Stylish Weekend One Fans

    Fashion Field Report: Coachella 2013's Most Stylish Weekend One Fans

    We've told you about the 50 Best Things We Saw at Coachella 2013's first weekend, but the bands are only half the story — with 80,000 fans stalking the fest's Indio grounds, there's a bounty of impressively dressed folks catching our eye every day. We sent a photographer out to find the most stylish in the field — here's what he found (with a few hints for how to grab the looks).

  • The 20 Coolest Tributes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2013

    The 20 Coolest Tributes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2013

    Call us cynics, but in our world, there are cooler honors than having John Mayer guitar-face one of your songs in front of a bunch of industry vets in suits. While, yes, we will be watching as (we assume) Jerry Cantrell chugs out his best "Barracuda" and Dave Grohl totally doesn't slam out "Tom Sawyer" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony tonight in L.A. (which airs on HBO May 18), we just want to point out that the best tributes to this year's inductees — Public Enemy, Heart, Donna Summer, Rush, Albert King, and Randy Newman — have probably already happened. No shots, Paul Shaffer.

  • The 50 Best Things We Saw at Coachella 2013

    The 50 Best Things We Saw at Coachella 2013

    As usual, the 14th Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was an sunplosion of reunions, last gasps, buzz band coming-out parties, and Sahara Tent hotnights. Here are the best things we saw, heard, and smelled when we weren't coughing up a litter box worth of desert sand into our notebooks. CARYN GANZ, CHRIS MARTINS, and JORDAN SARGENT Don't miss our best live photos from Coachella's first weekend!

  • Photo by Chris Martins

    Coachella 2013 Sunday Field Notes: We Found Molly and the Inexplicably Popular 'Water Bar'

    This gigantic snail is actually moving in our midst. Beware, Coachella. You may get slimed.Ghost B.C. took the main stage at the height of the blazing afternoon sun completely covered in black shrouds. Frontman Papa Emeritus II, who wore his traditional cardinal outfit and skull mask, plus a pair of black gloves, wished us a good evening — at 1:30 p.m. — but, as a Nameless Ghoul explained post-show, the group is wickedly jet-lagged, having come to the fest direct from Sweden.Today's afternoon mosh pit brought to you by Cloud Nothings, fist-pumping ferocity imported to Coachella straight from Cleveland, executed by dudes whose T-shirts are fresh from the laundry pile.Someone tie weights to the legs of these wispy DIIV boys. They look like they're liable to blow away in this mild breeze.

  • Wu-Tang Clan / Photo by Erik Voake

    Coachella 2013: Wu-Tang Clan, Nick Cave, Rodriguez Lead Sunday's 5 Best Sets

    5. DisclosureTime will have its say when it comes to EDM-pop duo Disclosure's scoring legitimate crossover success in the U.S. — the British brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, neither old enough to drink here, have already scored two major pop hits in England — but their tightly wound and triumphant Gobi Tent-closing set proved they've already laid solid groundwork for building a steady Stateside following. The group played a handful of new tracks off their impending debut album, many of which leaned towards the jittery rhythms and swooning emotionality of UK garage. But when they dropped their big tracks, many in the crowd parroted every word, kept up with the hamster-wheel tempo of "White Noise" and shouted to the big, sweeping moments in "Latch." JORDAN SARGENT4.

  • Chi Cheng in 2006 / Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

    Founding Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng, 42, Passes Away

    Chi Cheng, a founding member of beloved alterna-metal romantics Deftones, has passed away at age 42. Paralyzed and partially conscious, Cheng had been recovering since a car accident in November of 2008.For years, the metal community has banded together to raise money for his family's astronomical medical costs through benefit shows and the family-run foundation oneloveforchi.com. In a post to the website, the bass player's mother, Jeanne "Mom J" Cheng wrote, "This is the hardest thing to write to you. Your love and heart and devotion to Chi was unconditional and amazing. I know that you will always remember him as a giant of a man on stage with a heart for every one of you. He was taken to the emegency room and at 3 am today his heart just suddenly stopped.

  • Johnny Marr / Photo by Erik Voake

    Coachella 2013 Friday Fieldnotes: Lindsay Lohan, Tears for Alt-J, the O.G. Yelling Goat

    This year the fest's wristbands include a chip that must be scanned when you're entering or leaving certain areas of the grounds. Being a music fan sometimes means feeling like a package of ground beef going through the supermarket check-out every few minutes.By 2:30 p.m. and some of the bead-wearing babies were already PLUR-ed out, taking deep grass naps in completely inopportune locations (middle of path, middle of crowd, middle of Coachella).Fashion update: Fake flower headbands are the new feather headdresses. Co-opting Native American culture is out, hippies are in. Hippies who are okay wearing pollutant-rich plastic representations of things that smell nice and help keep the world alive.Raise your hand if you were at Aesop Rock wondering where that pretty motherfucker with the gold teeth is at.

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