Touring behind their new album, Crash Love, frontman Davey Havok and the rest of AFI impressed SPIN shooter Ian Witlen, who took all the photographs in this gallery, with their maturation as a band. "I hadn't seen them play in a long, long time," Witlen says. "Their music has developed so much. It's not just screaming anymore. I think that's why they've gotten so much bigger in the last few years."
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »