SPIN 20th Anniversary @ Webster Hall

Spin threw a huge party with a ton of great musical guests for their 20th Anniversary. The problem? Not publicized, expensive tickets, terrible venue. With bands like Public Enemy, Death Cab for Cutie, LCD Soundsystem, the list goes on, you’d think the place would be packed and crazy. Wrong. It was the worst crowd I’ve seen in a long time. Ok. now for the music.

The highlight was the surprise guest J. Mascis coming out solo with a guitar. He played 3 songs and quietly left the stage. He was actually quite good and loved the drony songs he played. Juliette Lewis was the host and was kinda annoying but at least she looked hot. DMC came on and did a few songs including “Walk This Way”. Death Cab was on next and unfortunately they were just awful. They had no energy and the songs sounded terrible. All the young emo kids were going crazy but I couldn’t handle it anymore. I just wanted Public Enemy to come on. They finally took the stage and couldn’t believe how empty the venue was! It’s fucking Public Enemy!! are you kidding me? All them white emo kids just came to see Death Cab! How sad. Well, at least I was able to get to the front row then. Needless to say, PE put on a killer show. Flava Flav came out after the 2nd song with his trademark clock necklace. For a guy who is in his 50’s, he can still rock, but boy is he such a trip. They played for over an hour and kept bringing out their friends. It was nearing 2 AM and the bouncers decided to leave. PE kept on playing and playing as the crowd got smaller and smaller. Great night of music and some decent pictures from the event.