2009 was an epic year for live shows -- and SPIN was there to capture the best and biggest of them, from Lady Gaga's Monster Ball extravaganza and Metallica's world tour to Paramore's headlining gig and Nine Inch Nails' last show ever. Click through the gallery to see photos from each concert and read our take, beginning with My Morning Jacket's mammoth New Year's show!
Indie rock’s favorite merry prankster — the Bizkit-covering, self-violating, gap-toothed, boy-king Mac DeMarco — has another collection of chewy guitar-pop treats to share. And for his next trick: normalcy. The Canadian-born and New York-based songwriter has always played harder with sincerity on record than his public persona would suggest; he’s growing up, getting… More »