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Our Songs of the Summer

Summer isn't quite over yet, but it's at the point where you pretty much want it to be. Fall—with its cool breezes, red leaves, soups,…
SPIN Staff / August 17, 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 Hurray for the Riff Raff Recreate a Classic Ronettes TV Performance in “Be My Baby” Video

Back in February, Amazon's streaming service Amazon Music released a pair of lengthy Valentine's Day playlists called Love Me and Love Me Not. Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Segarra contributed a…
Anna Gaca / April 13, 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: The Best Live Music We Saw Thursday, Featuring Frankie Rose, Talib Kweli, More

As South By Southwest entered full swing on Thursday, the SPIN staff spent the day hopping between official showcases, the conference (where we saw Spoon's…
SPIN Staff / March 17, 2017

Hurray For the Riff Raff’s Alynda Segarra on Beating Fear as An Activist Musician in the Age of Trump

Alynda Segarra is a musician and activist from New York City. As the singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist for the folk-rock band Hurray for the…
Alynda Segarra / March 8, 2017

New Music: Hurray for the Riff Raff – “Hungry Ghost”

Hurray for the Riff Raff, the folk-rock outlet of New Orleans-based singer-songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra, is preparing the release of her new album, The Navigator. Today's single, "Hungry…
Anna Gaca / January 17, 2017

Latinx Musicians and Their American Identity in 2016

This year, the people of the United States elected Donald Trump president in an atmosphere of naked racism and xenophobia, much of it targeting Latinx…
Beverly Bryan / December 20, 2016

Watch Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Smoldering Take on ‘The Body Electric’ for ‘Letterman’

Hurray for the Riff Raff's Small Town Heroes LP recently landed on our list of the 50 Best Albums of 2014... So Far. If that's not proof…
Dan Reilly / June 26, 2014

Hurray for the Riff Raff Join Girl Gangs for ‘I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)’ Video

Hurray for the Riff Raff, whose latest LP Small Town Heroes made SPIN's picks for the 50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far, have long been…
Dan Reilly / June 3, 2014

The 50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

UPDATE: This is SPIN's mid-year report on 2014. For SPIN's end-of-the-year list, check out The 50 Best Albums of 2014. As 2014 approaches its midpoint,…
SPIN Staff / June 2, 2014

Backstage Pass: Hurray for the Riff Raff Take Us to Willie Nelson’s Ranch

Last month Willie Nelson hosted his Third Annual Heartbreaker Banquet at his private ranch in Austin, Texas.
SPIN Staff / April 1, 2014

SPIN’s Best SXSW 2014 Portraits

SPIN's photo team spent SXSW 2014 shooting a seemingly endless loop of live shows, but we also managed to track down many of this year's…
Jolie Ruben / March 19, 2014

See Photos From Americana Music Association’s SXSW Showcase

This year's South By Southwest featured a number of must-see showcases, not least of all was the Americana Music Association at Pandora Discovery Den. Many notable performers filled…
Jen Jamin / March 18, 2014
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