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."
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 »