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Beyonce’s Humanity Is Her Greatest Strength

I told them it was in New Jersey. "Just a train ride away," I said, which was a lie but, after spending an hour hitting…
Rozzi / February 24, 2021

Cleveland Still Rocks

Cleveland's Coventry Village, a neighborhood lined with vintage shops, restaurants and bars was once the hippest area in the city. Located in leafy Cleveland Heights on the…
Daniel Kohn / February 24, 2021

A Day in the Life of…Evan Stanley

L.A-based musician Evan Stanley may be the son of KISS guitarist Paul Stanley, but his signature sound—a lighthearted blend of '60s psychedelic, '70s singer-songwriter, and…
Liza Lentini / February 24, 2021

It’s a Boston Thing

Ken Casey and I are rivals. No, not really. But our high schools were, less than eight miles apart or about 20 minutes away—if you…
Liza Lentini / February 23, 2021

Cameo Is the New Meet-and-Greet for Musicians and Fans

One of 3OH!3's fans met his wife at one of the duo’s concerts. Years later, he proposed to her while their favorite song from their…
Trey Alston / February 22, 2021

SPIN Daybreaker: 19 Songs for Your Soul

Welcome back, Daybreakers. We're cruising back into your life this week with an incredibly soulful roundup of artists that are sure to catch your attention.
Eleni Rodriguez / February 19, 2021

My Morning Jacket’s Patrick Hallahan on New Cooking Show, Food-Themed Songs

As Patrick Hallahan calls up SPIN, the My Morning Jacket drummer is gearing up for a full-blown blizzard — 12 to 18 inches of snow…
Ryan Reed / February 19, 2021

Faithless Remain Blessed

In a decade since their last studio album, The Dance, renowned UK dance artists Faithless reemerged in 2020 with All Blessed, their seventh studio album…
Marcus Harewood / February 19, 2021

Dinosaur Jr’s Green Mind Turns 30

There’s a valid reason why Dinosaur Jr.’s most allegiant fans allude to Green Mind as frontman J Mascis’ inaugural solo offering: He not only produced…
Chris Harris / February 19, 2021

The Extraordinary Harper Lee

When I was growing up, interesting young female protagonists were thin on the ground, especially ones who looked and thought and sounded like me. Enter…
Rhonda Shook / February 19, 2021

Remembering Umberto Eco Five Years Later

The celebrated Italian intellectual, Umberto Eco, died five years ago today. During his time, he was the preeminent expert in the field of semiotics, the…
Logan Blake / February 19, 2021

Remembering Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk was a misfit, even inside music. The avant-garde jazz pianist had always naturally been the aberrant one, the outsider – an intrinsic aspect…
Logan Blake / February 18, 2021

An Open Door From a Closed-Down World

"I like the crowds at the really big shows. People touching people that they don’t even know, yo!" So sings Craig Finn of the Hold…
Jon Schwartz / February 18, 2021

A Day in the Life of…Badlands

In listening to Swedish producer/composer/sound designer Catharina Jaunviksna’s (a.k.a Badlands) new upcoming album, it’s impossible not to notice that the music embodies all the ethereal…
Liza Lentini / February 17, 2021

Madison Beer’s Moment of Truth Has Arrived

Madison Beer had been lying for way too long. She wasn’t trying to. It was completely subconscious. But for a moment in time,…
Brenton Blanchet / February 17, 2021
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