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

Fun Fun Fun 2013: Top 20 Things We Saw

The eighth-annual Fun Fun Fun Fest took over Austin this weekend with six stages of bands, comedians, celebrity DJs, airborne skateboarders, and the one and…
Christopher R. Weingarten / November 11, 2013

Fun Fun Fun 2013: Thee Oh Sees Inspire Giddy Pogoing and the 5 Best Things We Saw on Friday

5. Snoop Dogg Snoopzilla's DJ kicks the night off with the unmistakable G-funk fwiz-bang of MC Breed's "Ain't No Future in Yo' Frontin'," and suddenly…
Christopher R. Weingarten / November 9, 2013

Fun Fun Fun 2013: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Fun Fun Fun Fest's far-reaching lineup — M.I.A., Snoop Dogg, Body Count, Big Freedia, Johnny Marr, and many more — has presented us with agonizing conflicting-set-times…
SPIN Staff / November 9, 2013

Watch Ceremony Cover Violent Femmes’ ‘Kiss Off’

Ceremony have spent 2012 releasing their SPIN Essential'd Matador debut, Zoo, opening for a reunited Refused, providing insight for our recent essay on hardcore's recent…
David Bevan / July 24, 2012

FestWatch: FYF Announces Lineup, Plus Oya, End of the Road, and iTunes Additions

It's almost the end of June, but that hasn't stopped the festival lineup announcements from continuing their parade. The latest additions:…
Devon Maloney / June 19, 2012

Ceremony Don’t Want to Be Learned or Tamed on Ramones Cover

Earlier this year, reformed hardcore growlers Ceremony released a thoughtful album of acrimonious post-punk, titled Zoo, which we dubbed a SPIN Essential. Since then, we've…
Kory Grow / June 15, 2012

Rebooting Project Mersh: Hardcore Punks Threaten Indie Rock’s Hold on the Cutting Edge

"I've heard so many interviews with Dave Grohl saying, 'Nirvana is a punk band. Period.' But then you hear that Kurt [Cobain] was a huge…
David Bevan / June 11, 2012

Breaking Out: Ceremony

WHO: Seven years ago, a Bay Area teen named Ross Farrar started a hardcore band named Hammertime. For reasons both unfortunate and understandable, the band…
David Bevan / March 21, 2012

Ceremony Blow Up the ‘Burbs in ‘Adult’ Video

Much has been made of Ceremony's ongoing sonic move away from their hardcore roots, as heard most recently on their Matador debut, Zoo, the SPIN…
David Bevan / March 20, 2012

Best of SXSW 2012, Saturday: Sleigh Bells, Ceremony, Braid

SPIN stuck a camera in 50-plus artists' faces — don't miss our gallery of SXSW's best live shots!
SPIN Staff / March 18, 2012

Hear Ceremony’s Full, Feral ‘Zoo’ LP

No cage can hold Ceremony, despite the name of the forward-thinking California punk thrashers' thrilling new album. Like Fucked Up, No Age, Iceage, Pissed Jeans,…
Marc Hogan / February 29, 2012

Hear Ceremony’s Sabretoothed New Cut ‘Adult’

Ceremony make it look easy. On March 6, the Rohnert Park punk outfit will release Zoo, their Matador debut and a ferocious full-length explosion that…
David Bevan / February 21, 2012

Experience Ceremony’s Raucous Live Show in ‘World Blue’ Video

On February 4, Northern California hardcore boundary-pushers Ceremony performed at New York venue Le Poisson Rouge alongside special guests Pissed Jeans and several other rowdy…
Marc Hogan / February 16, 2012

Portishead’s Barrow Drops 2012 Invada Label Sampler

Today, Portishead's Geoff Barrow's kindly tweet-dropped a new streaming sampler featuring recent and upcoming releases from his eclectic Invada Records roster, including two new tracks…
Alyssa Noel / January 25, 2012
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