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    Watch Highlights from Stone Temple Pilots' Reunion Gig!

    In a secret performance at magician Harry Houdini's mansion, tucked away in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills, Stone Temple Pilots returned to the stage for the first time in over seven years, slamming shut frontman Scott Weiland's recent fallout with Velvet Revolver, and opening yet another chapter for the alt-rock mavens -- and SPIN.com was there to document it all. Check out footage of "Plush," Vaseline," and "Interstate Love Song" below, and then readGregg LaGambina's lengthy review of STP's exclusive, landmark set, one which evidently brought as much magic to the table as the venue itself. Now Watch This: "Plush"Video by Mark Haefeli Productions "Vasoline"Video by Mark Haefeli Productions

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    Artists Celebrate adidas Originals in 'Left-Right Project'

    As part of adidas Originals' new initiative, Celebrate Originality, which invites sneakerheads worldwide to express their creativity in web films throughout the year, New York City's Surface2Air (Gordon Hull, Daniel Jackson, and Alexia Stamatiou) and San Francisco's Upper Playground (Sam Flores) have joined forces to honor their favorite kicks -- adidas Originals' shell-toed icon, the Superstar. Collaborating on a video titled The Left-Right Project, the bi-coastal creatives were supplied with exact SUV-sized replicas of the shoe -- right down to the fire-hose shoelaces.

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    New MP3: Tim Fite, "Yesterday's Garden"

    From an imaginative storybook fairytale about Beans, to an acoustic ditty describing "a wife taking man," Tim Fite's artistic mind has interpreted a smorgasbord of topics, and "Yesterday's Garden," a tune off his forthcoming record Fair Ain't Fair (out May 6 via Anti-), locates a happy medium in his assorted oeuvre with a humorous, confessional recollection of an automobile mishap. "I guess you know that yesterday / I ran your garden over girl," Fite tunefully admits as jolly ivories pluck in the background, and gleeful backing vocals of "yesterday" collide against yodelayeehhheees, ironically punctuating his destructive blunder.

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    Video Vault: Superchunk

    You may have noticed that SPIN.com is entirely brand new this month. One of the big differences: our on-demand video section. With this new regular feature, we'll be dipping into our vast, growing video vault to show off some of our best clips. Today's (April 16) clip recalls the scorching yet festive and leisurely Sundays of last summer spent at Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool Parties. In a rare one-off performance, Chapel Hill, NC-based indie mainstays Superchunk kick off the music-filled season ahead with a sugary dose of tunes from across their prolific catalogue. Watch video of frontman Mac McCaughan and crew belting out riff-heavy classic "Driveway to Driveway," off 1994's Foolish, and the emoting, power-chord laden "Seed Toss," from 1991's sophomore set No Pocky for Kitty.

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    Vampire Weekend, Hold Steady Play Seattle's Block Party; U2 to Re-Release Albums

    Vampire Weekend, the Hold Steady, and Les Savy Fav top the bill for Seattle's 11th annual Capitol Hill Block Party, slated to hit the city's Broadway area July 25-26.Girl Talk, Chromeo, Kimya Dawson, the Dodos, and Jay Reatard will also perform, among many others. Tickets for the weekend event, which will also showcase scores of local acts, go on sale April 18 at 10 A.M.

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    AT&T blue room to Rebroadcast Coachella 2007 Highlights

    Are you simply unable to bear the remaining 10 days until Coachella 2008 kicks off in the arid desert of Indio, CA? Well, if so, sate your jones with highlights from the festival's 2007 installment courtesy of AT&T blue room, which will rebroadcast two hours of coverage from the event tomorrow (April 16) at 4 P.M. CST via attblueroom.com. Log on to watch live clips from Crowded House, Of Montreal, the Lemonheads, CSS, Tokyo Police Club, Tilly and the Wall, Junior Boys, Andrew Bird, and Ozomatli, among others. And if you're not heading to Coachella 2008 April 25-27, you can stream the festival live at attblueroom.com, and take in sets from across the vast bill from the comfort (read: A/C) of home. Be sure to check back to SPIN.com as we post video interviews with artists, live acoustic performances, reviews, daily recaps, and much more throughout the festival weekend.

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    Iron & Wine, Mudhoney, Wolf Parade Play Sub Pop's 20th Birthday Party

    Face it, you've attended many dreadful birthday parties -- no pizza, no cake, no balloons, no entertainment. But thankfully longstanding Seattle-based indie label Sub Pop certainly knows how to celebrate, and will honor their 20th birthday this summer with a fiesta of unmatched musical proportions -- and you're invited! Acts from across Sub Pop's tenure will surface for the event, slated for Seattle's Marymoor Park July 12-13. Grunge pioneers Green River, whose members went on to form Mother Love Bone and Pearl Jam, have reunited, while Red Red Meat, the Fluid, Beachwood Sparks, and Seaweed have reunited or ended long hiatuses especially for the party.

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    Available Today: April 15, 2008

    Here's a rundown of what's available online and in record stores this week. Click each album title to read Spin's review: Does it Offend You, Yeah?, You Have No Idea What You Are Getting Yourself Into: Disco-punk copycats do their Homework, make Discovery. M83, Saturdays = Youth: Andie and Duckie get lost on a Gallic new-age vacation. Plus, here's a list of albums released today that are reviewed in Spin's May issue.

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    New Stream: Wolf Parade, "Call It a Ritual"

    On a track off Wolf Parade's still-untitled forthcoming set (out June 17 via Sub Pop), the eerie qualities of frontman Spencer Krug's overpowering and ghoulish vocal tones wholly compliment the quartet's decided departure into ghost-town-saloon piano sounds and screeching, sputtering-into-the-ozone riffs. Though brandishing a middle-of-the-road crescendo, the song, however, is a fairly straightforward rhythmic assault led by the keys and carrying cymbal tantrums and Krug's warbling religious ramblings. Dramamine not necessary. Now Hear This: "Call It a Ritual"

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    Listen to Wale, Mark Ronson's Next Protégé

    Mark Ronson, the three-time Grammy Award-winning production mastermind behind much of Amy Winehouse's acclaimed album Back to Black, among many others, has announced the union of his Allido label with Interscope Records, an initiative focused on building a lengthy roster of up and coming artists, the first of which will be D.C.-based rapper Wale. "I've always tried to balance discovering brilliant new talent and producing great records," Ronson said in a statement. "Interscope is the perfect place for us to do that." Currently holed up in the studio, Ronson and Wale (pronounced wah-lay) are hard at work on the rapper's debut, expected out later this year. But to hold you over, here's a teaser -- the grooving, Seinfeld-sampling and instrumental-heavy throwback "The Perfect Plan," highlighted by Wale's lofty, rolling rhymes.

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