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Vinyl Saved My Life: A Tribute to Biz Markie

I envisioned an overcrowded Chinatown, and those glazed shiny ducks rotating around in the display windows of the restaurants. I remember feeling mournful for the…
Pharoahe Monch / July 28, 2021

Blue Chips: Fatboi Sharif

​​​​Blue Chips is a monthly rap column that highlights exceptional rising rappers. To read previous columns, click here. There’s nothing inherently wrong with…
Max Bell / July 28, 2021

Difficult Fun: July 2021’s Best Punk

Welcome to the fourth edition of Difficult Fun! Each month, SPIN will spotlight the best punk on the planet and discuss it here,…
Maria Sherman / July 27, 2021

Bands and a New Trend Brewing

Todd Ahsmann isn’t sure if he’s ever seen live music without a beer in his hand. The Goose Island president and former music…
Matt Sigur / July 26, 2021

Alex Lifeson on Solo Music, Envy of None, ‘Really Cool’ Upcoming Rush Reissue

Alex Lifeson didn't have some grand master plan for all of this: the glossy-looking website, the big rollout of new music, the subsequent parade of…
Ryan Reed / July 26, 2021

15 Minute Live Performances: AJ Smith

This week’s edition of 15 Minute Live Performances features rising singer-songwriter AJ Smith. Earlier this year, we got a glimpse into what a day in the life of Smith was…
Daniel Kohn / July 23, 2021

How Jimmy Eat World Fought Their Way Out of ‘The Middle’

Jimmy Eat World were only two albums into their deal with Capitol Records when they were dropped by the label. After receiving…
Cam Lindsay / July 23, 2021

Yola Walked Through Fire to Stand for Herself

There’s a staggering sentence in the bio that accompanied the sample of singer-songwriter Yola’s sophomore album, Stand For Myself. In discussing a perspective shift since…
Erica Campbell / July 23, 2021

5 Albums I Can’t Live Without: Matt Sorum

Name Matt Sorum Best known for Playing rock ‘n roll drums...but just as well known for drinkin’ and scallywaggin’!! Musical groups were…
Liza Lentini / July 23, 2021

There’s a Riot Goin’ on: A Look Back on the 1990s Rave Riots in Los Angeles

Wade Randolph Hampton and Tef Foo's "Seventh Heaven" party hadn't even gotten to midnight when the shit hit the fan. It was New Year’s Eve…
Jeff Gage / July 22, 2021

The Rebirth of Tommy Genesis, Fetish Rap’s Royal Highness

Tommy Genesis’ upcoming album, Goldilocks x, is a loaded fairytale.  There’s a track with a banging house beat; another she…
Brenton Blanchet / July 22, 2021

Rewatch Our Live Twitch Interview With Descendents Ahead of the Release of 9th & Walnut

Almost exactly two months ago, Bill Stevenson and Milo Aukerman of the Descendents joined our Twitch stream for a very special episode of our weekly…
Josh Chesler / July 22, 2021

SPIN Sessions Presents: The Lazy Eyes

The Lazy Eyes are the psychedelic wonder-boys hailing straight from Australia that without a doubt, should be on your personal 'Ones To Watch' list. As…
SPIN Staff / July 21, 2021

A Day in the Life of…Tommy Newport

Born in Manchester, England and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Tommy Newport began playing guitar as an escape from teenage boredom. His new EP Ultra Mango…
Liza Lentini / July 21, 2021

SPIN Sessions Presents: Genesis Owusu

Equal parts musical shape-shifter, limitless creative beast, badass, humorous and undefined, Genesis Owusu is a little bit of everything and everyone. This Daybreaker has come…
SPIN Staff / July 20, 2021
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