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Remembering Aretha Franklin’s Most Important Musical Moments

In the beginning was the Voice, and the Voice was with God, and the Voice was God. My edition of the Book of John says…
Alfred Soto / August 16, 2018

After #MeToo: Accusers of R. Kelly, Jesse Lacey, and More on Enduring Fan Harrassment

Kitti Jones met R. Kelly after a show in Dallas in 2011, while she was working as a DJ for 97.9 The Beat, a local…
Andy Cush / August 14, 2018

Bill Hader on Barry and the Anxiety of Working on SNL

Much like Barry Berkman, the hitman turned aspiring thespian he plays on TV, Bill Hader loved heavy music as a kid. Judging by the Metallica…
Maggie Serota / August 1, 2018

Jon Hopkins on Psychedelic Meditation and Taking DMT to His Own Music

Shortly after the release of his breakout fourth album Immunity, Jon Hopkins started tripping. The celebrated British electronic producer had long been versed in various consciousness-expanding forms of meditation, practices he…
Andy Cush / July 26, 2018

Can Chromeo Stop Goofing Long Enough to Earn Critical Respect?

A group of beautiful people in ugly shoes is a fashion party, and tonight's is inside a galleria-like office grafted onto a discount department store.
Anna Gaca / July 11, 2018

DJDS Talk New Album Big Wave More Fire and What They Learned From Kanye

It still boggles the mind a little that a producer who named himself after an internet joke has become one of the most powerful and…
Dale Eisinger / July 5, 2018

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
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