SPIN photog Ian Witlen shares the stories behind some of his best recent Miami-area concert shots.
"I wasn't expecting their show to be as energetic as I'd remembered from a few years ago," says SPIN's Miami-based photographer Ian Witlen of the pop-punk Canucks' set at the 2,600-seat venue. "A one point, Derrick Whibley plays guitar holding his pick in his teeth, but their tour manager wouldn't let me shoot that."
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »