mavis staples

Run the Jewels’ RTJ4 Is Driving Music for a Cop Car on Fire

Run the Jewels don’t make a reviewer’s job easy because everything that’s great about them is the stuff we’re supposed to ignore to get to…
Dan Weiss / June 5, 2020

Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy Want to Uplift You With ‘All In It Together’

Despite today's trying times, Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy are working together again and want to throw you some positivity. And they're doing it with…
Emily Tan / April 2, 2020

Watch David Byrne & Mavis Staples Sing The Talking Heads At Her 80th Birthday Show At The Apollo

David Byrne and Mavis Staples are two legends who come from vastly different musical traditions, but they’ve got a long history with each other. And…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / May 10, 2019

Pitchfork Music Festival 2019: Robyn, Haim, Sky Ferreira, Isley Brothers, and More

Pitchfork Music Festival announced its full 2019 lineup via Twitter this morning. Featured acts include Haim, Mavis Staples, Earl Sweatshirt, Low, Soccer Mommy, Julia Holter, Sky Ferreira, Jeremih,…
Will Gottsegen / March 6, 2019

Video: Mavis Staples – “If All I Was Was Black”

Last year, the soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples teamed up with producer Jeff Tweedy for her album If All I Was Was Black. Today, she’s…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / February 12, 2018

Mavis Staples – “Ain’t No Doubt About It” ft. Jeff Tweedy

Since the announcement of her upcoming album If All I Was Was Black, soul legend Mavis Staples has been slowly teasing the album with several heartfelt singles,…
Arielle Gordon / November 14, 2017

Watch Mavis Staples Perform “Build a Bridge” With Jeff Tweedy on Colbert

Soul music legend Mavis Staples took the stage at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to perform "Build a Bridge," a new single from her…
Arielle Gordon / November 8, 2017

Watch Tom Waits Join Mavis Staples for a Rare Live Performance

Tom Waits hasn't released an album of original material in five years and, according to NME, he hasn't played a live set in two years. However,…
Brian Josephs / September 13, 2017

Mavis Staples Announces New Album If All I Was Was Black Produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy

Soul legend Mavis Staples has announced a new album titled If All I Was Was Black, which is produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. The two have been collaborating…
Brian Josephs / September 11, 2017

Mavis Staples and Arcade Fire Cover Talking Heads’ “Slippery People”

Three years ago, at a massive 75th-birthday all-star tribute concert in her Chicago hometown, the soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples covered the Talking Heads…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / April 14, 2017

New Music: Gorillaz – “Let Me Out” ft. Pusha T and Mavis Staples

Gorillaz have recruited a wide cadre of artists for their upcoming album Humanz, and two of them—Pusha T and the legend Mavis Staples—appear on their latest…
Brian Josephs / April 6, 2017

Arcade Fire’s New Song “I Give You Power” Features Mavis Staples [UPDATE]

Following months of rumblings, Canadian indie superstars Arcade Fire return this afternoon with a new single, "I Give You Power," filled with reverberating bass, brooding organ,…
Anna Gaca / January 19, 2017

Watch: The Eagles, James Taylor, and Mavis Staples Honored With Star-Studded Covers at Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors, hosted by Stephen Colbert in Washington D.C., aired last night on CBS, and featured tributes to three musical figures: The Eagles,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 28, 2016

Eaux Claires Festival 2016: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Eaux Claires, the festival curated by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner, celebrated its second annual event in Vernon's hometown of Eau Claire,…
SPIN Staff / August 15, 2016

Mavis Staples Launches ‘Livin’ on a High Note’ Album Cycle With a New Single

Mavis Staples has had a career both longer and also more storied than most others, and the 76-year-old living legend shows no signs of stopping,…
Brennan Carley / January 7, 2016
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