Cover Story

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

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

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

Turnstile Are the Real Thing

On a chilly weeknight in late January, I meet Turnstile at Studio 4, a recording complex tucked away in the basement of a nondescript bar…
Zoe Camp / February 23, 2018

Nirvana: The 2004 Cover Story, ‘The Ghost of Saint Kurt’

Romanticized, ripped off, and never quite forgotten, Kurt Cobain still haunts us like no other rock star. But ten years after his controversial suicide, as…
Chris Norris / February 20, 2018

Ben Sinclair: High Maintenance Man

Ben Sinclair’s favorite pick-me-up is an oat milk latte, because of the beneficial qualities of that particular dairy substitute: better for you than soy milk,…
Andy Cush / January 30, 2018

2017: The Year in Review

If 2016 was a year largely spent in anticipation of catastrophe, 2017 marked its arrival: chaos that threatened to settle into normalcy with whiplash speed.
SPIN Staff / December 21, 2017

Our December 1992 Cover Story: “Family Values”

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love have weathered a media storm this year, fueled by rumors of the couple's prenatal indulgences. Longtime friend Jonathan Poneman finds…
Jonathan Poneman / December 12, 2017

Win Butler and Bruce Springsteen’s 2007 Cover Story: On the Early Days, the Glory Days, and the End of Days

"Welcome, Canadians!" Even at soundcheck, Bruce Springsteen treats a New Jersey venue like his home, and Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne are honored…
Steve Kandell / December 4, 2017

OutKast’s 2001 Stankonia Cover Story: The End of the Ice Age?

Two days before Thanksgiving, Manhattan's Beacon Theatre is teeming with upscale teenage white girls sandwiched into their best Britney Spears getups—tight, pocketless jeans, gold nameplates,…
Sacha Jenkins / October 31, 2017

Sting’s November 1987 Nothing Like the Sun Cover Story: Invisible Son

"Dire Straits did Brothers in Arms here you know," says Sting. We are standing on the terrace outside of George Martin's Air Studios on…
Vic Garbarini / October 13, 2017

Public Enemy’s October 1992 Cover Story: Black Noise, Black Heat

The supposed hook for this meeting with Public Enemy is Greatest Misses, a new Public Enemy album containing six new songs and six remixes of…
Vivien Goldman / October 12, 2017

Jessie Ware Is Still London’s Best Kept Secret

When we meet at her Manhattan hotel one breezy afternoon in August, Jessie Ware has been vegan for six days. Six days vegan, but she’s…
Emma Carmichael / October 11, 2017

No Doubt’s 1996 Tragic Kingdom Cover Story: Get Happy!

I guess the correct term is "Gwennabees." Smatterings of breathlessly excited, blonde-streaked, sparkle-lashed 14-year-olds litter the backstage area of San Francisco's fabled Fillmore. Oblivious to…
Jonathan Bernstein / October 10, 2017
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