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Review: Waxahatchee Crackles With New Energy on the Confident Out in the Storm

Katie Crutchfield has come a long way, baby, since the trembling hush of American Weekend. You can tell from the opening guitar blast of "Never…
Anna Gaca / July 19, 2017

The 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

It's safe to say none of us will be nostalgic for the first six months of 2017. Rarely has the national and global situation felt…
SPIN Staff / June 5, 2017

Watch Katie and Allison Crutchfield Cover Sleater-Kinney’s Classic “Modern Girl”

It's not quite a P.S. Eliot reunion, but close enough: Crutchfield sisters Katie (Waxahatchee) and Allison (formerly of Swearin', now a solo artist) appeared at New…
Andy Cush / May 26, 2017

SXSW 2017 Gallery: SPIN Portraits with Danny Brown, Kelela, Mastodon, Lil Yachty, and More

For five days and nights at SXSW 2017, SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum hosted the Mazda Studio at Empire, featuring dozens of stand-out performances from established…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

The 24 Best Bands We Saw in Austin (And Some Dogs, Too)

We just got home from SXSW, and saw more than 50 bands in the span of five days. Here's the best of what we saw.
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

SXSW 2017: DJ Esco, Danny Brown, Bibi Bourelly, and More Ignite SPIN’s Evening Showcase

Three days in and it felt like SXSW 2017 was about to hit its stride. It started innocently enough, with a hard-partying Tuesday night giving way…
Scott T. Sterling / March 16, 2017

SXSW 2017: The Best Live Music We Saw Wednesday, Featuring DJ Esco, A$AP Ferg, More

After an overhyped snowstorm kept the SPIN staff trapped in New York for the first two nights of South By Southwest, we finally made it to Austin…
SPIN Staff / March 16, 2017

SPIN SXSW 2017 Showcases at Mazda Studio at Empire: Mastodon, Danny Brown, Lil Yachty, and More

SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum (in conjunction with Mazda) have united to celebrate artistry and innovation in music and technology at the 2017 SXSW conference in…
SPIN / March 7, 2017

Priests, Downtown Boys, Screaming Females, More Sign Open Letter Regarding SXSW’s Deportation Clause

Dozens of bands and musicians have signed an open letter directed to the organizers of SXSW, demanding that the festival remove clauses from its contract regarding deportation…
Andy Cush / March 3, 2017

Review: Allison Crutchfield Finds Her Own Way on Solo Debut Tourist in This Town

Allison Crutchfield’s first full-length album as a solo artist opens with a resigned and comforting sigh. It’s a prologue that sounds like an elegy: "When…
Anna Gaca / February 3, 2017

Video: Allison Crutchfield – “I Don’t Ever Wanna Leave California”

Allison Crutchfield of Swearin' is preparing the release of her debut solo album, Tourist In this Town. We've already heard "Dean's Room," and today Crutchfield has a new…
Anna Gaca / January 12, 2017