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Anthony Bourdain’s Essay on the 1977 NYC Music Scene: “Eat to the Beat”

This story originally appeared in the October 2007 issue of Spin. Don't let anybody tell you different: 1977 was not a good year.
Anthony Bourdain / June 8, 2018

Neko Case on #MeToo, Art History, and Becoming a Producer: The Spin Interview

The best Neko Case songs walk familiar paths to new realms. She’s recorded eight solo albums, a half-dozen more with the New Pornographers, plus notable side…
Anna Gaca / June 6, 2018

Oneohtrix Point Never Would Like to Be Excluded From the Narrative

At first, it was hard to identify the streaking blur of brown and gray pixels projected across the giant, irregularly shaped panels in Manhattan’s Park…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 5, 2018

Stephen Malkmus and Tim Heidecker in Conversation: Fleetwood Mac, Internet Trolls, and Hating Frank Zappa

Tim Heidecker is a Pavement fan. He started listening to them as a teenager in the early ‘90s, at around the time of their…
Andy Cush / May 30, 2018

Courtney Barnett Is Feeling Just Fine

Plenty of musicians sound completely different when talking than they do singing. Courtney Barnett is not one of them. We first meet at an outdoor venue a…
Andy Cush / May 24, 2018

Remembering Chris Cornell One Year After His Death

One year ago today, Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell died at the age of 52. His death was officially ruled a suicide by hanging after…
SPIN Staff / May 18, 2018

Iceage on Old Punks, Poets, and Rock’n’Roll Romantics: Jukebox Jury

When the Danish punks of Iceage emerged on the international scene in 2011, they looked and acted like the pissed off teenagers they were, glowering through promotional…
Andy Cush / May 1, 2018

Wyatt Cenac Wants to Solve America

It’s a crisp spring morning, and Wyatt Cenac’s staff are down to the wire prepping for the premiere of his new show, Wyatt Cenac’s Problem…
Matthew Trammell / April 19, 2018

Beyoncé Needs Beyoncé, Too

We live in a time where artists are expected to do less, and are celebrated for it: fewer interviews, fewer magazine covers, fewer award shows.
Jordan Sargent / April 16, 2018

Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham Goes His Own Way (Again): A Timeline

Just three years ago, when Fleetwood Mac was awash in good vibes after the return of Christine McVie, MOJO Magazine asked…
Stephen Thomas Erlewine / April 10, 2018

The Wonder Years Want to Find a Home Everywhere

Dan Campbell came out swinging from a south Philly basement seven years ago; now he’s trying to throw his arms around the world.
Ian Cohen / April 9, 2018

10 Great Drag City Releases to Hear Now That Their Catalog Is Streaming

On Sunday, the legendary Chicago label Drag City released the large majority of its catalog on Spotify and Tidal for the first time, ending its run…
SPIN Staff / April 3, 2018

Swingin’ on the Flippity Flop with Sub Pop: Our 1995 Feature on the Legendary Seattle Label

It's 9:30 in the morning, and--surprise!--all across Seattle the coffee is brewing. The sun has barely risen over America's newest rock capital, and I'm already…
Mike Rubin / April 2, 2018

How Kacey Musgraves Found Her Golden Hour

On a dreary afternoon in late March, Kacey Musgraves pulls up to a Walgreens in the town of Sioux City, which sits at the intersection of South…
Jordan Sargent / March 27, 2018

Q&A: Amen Dunes on the Meaning of Freedom

The first voice on Amen Dunes’ new album Freedom is a child delivering the pep talk from the 2004 hockey…
Anna Gaca / March 23, 2018
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