Future, Cloud Nothings, Against Me!, and More Lead SPIN’s Stubb’s SXSW 2014 Party

SPIN's annual South By Southwest day party at Stubb's always showcases a wildly diverse lineup, and this year's — our 12th! — is no exception.
SPIN Staff / February 27, 2014

Oscars 2014 FAQ: There’s Music at the Academy Awards This Year!

The 86th Academy Awards are Sunday, March 2, and this year there's a bunch for music fans to sort through ahead of the big night.
Marc Hogan / February 25, 2014

Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Skrillex, Jack White, Frank Ocean

Bonnaroo will return to Manchester, Tennessee, on Thursday, June 12, and run through Sunday, June 15. That's four days to fill, but organizers apparently had no…
Chris Martins / February 20, 2014

Trent Reznor Says the Grammys Were an ‘Utter Waste of Time’

Trent Reznor has explained Nine Inch Nails' F-bomb-inducing Grammy performance. But first, above, watch video of a live NIN song that isn't cut off early…
Marc Hogan / February 18, 2014

Bad Romance: The 35 Bitterest Songs Ever

Murder! Suicide! Murder-suicide! In time for Valentine's Day, a compendium of pop's most genius works of staggering heartbreak, with sentiments just caustic enough to make…
SPIN Staff / February 13, 2014

Charles Aaron’s Greatest Hits

Last week marked the first that SPIN has been without Charles Aaron editing and galvanizing its pages full-time since 1998 — it wouldn't be maudlin to say…
SPIN Staff / February 11, 2014

Brooklyn’s Pussy Riot Tribute Show Was an Earnest But Tepid Mess

Amnesty International welcomed Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, the two formerly jailed members of Russian feminist collective Pussy Riot, to the United States last night…
Claire Lobenfeld / February 6, 2014

Elliott Smith’s EDM Tracks With Mike Doughty Tantalize and Frustrate in Equal Measure

Elliott Smith wrote some of the most bittersweet music of the past 20 years, so perhaps it's only fitting that the revelation of three new…
Philip Sherburne / January 29, 2014

The Best and Worst Moments From the 2014 Grammys

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the longest of all possible times. Gay marriage was validated; Kendrick…
SPIN Staff / January 27, 2014

The 25 Most Inexplicable Wins in Grammy History

Honoring music can be a fun task, but it also can be an unenviable one — the sheer number of records released every year means…

Nine Inch Nails, QOTSA, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham to Perform Grammy Awards Finale

Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and special guest Lindsey Buckingham will give the closing performance at the 56th annual Grammy…
Jem Aswad / January 21, 2014

Is Beats Music All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Imagine your favorite song; now ask yourself why it's your favorite. Some reasons are quantifiable — the musical key, the genre, the tempo, the release…
Garrett Kamps / January 16, 2014

Sundance 2014: The Definitive Music Guide

The Sundance Film Festival returns to Park City, Utah, this month, running January 16 through 26. Though movies are the main event, there are always…
Chris Martins / January 14, 2014

Coachella 2014: OutKast, Beck, Skrillex, Arcade Fire, Muse, Pharrell, and More

The poster for Coachella 2014 has been released and the rumored OutKast reunion is confirmed. Muse and Arcade Fire are the other headliners, followed by…
Chris Martins / January 9, 2014

50 Albums You Gotta Hear in 2014

Hey, 2013: Don't let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya! And no, we're not quoting a member of the Cyrus family.
SPIN Staff / January 7, 2014
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