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."
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »