It takes a lot to be America's No. 1 badass. "Rock puts all of his energy into his performances, and he had command of the audience from the first note," says SPIN.com contributing photog Ian Witlen, who took all the pics in this gallery. "It's a killer shot -- that expression on his face says it all."
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »