The 20 Best Dallas Concert Photos of the Year (So Far, Anyway)

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Sara Kerens
My Chemical Romance at House of Blues in May
Here we are at the midway point of the year, or something. The heat's at blow-torch temperatures, The Rapture's well on the way (not the 2012 one), and DOMA's gonna rear it's wicked head soon.

In honor of this half-year-ish thing, we'd like to share with you our favorite concert shots of 2011 so far. Between Slash's smoldering looks and New Kids on the Block in the shadows of their diminishing fame, it was a damn tough decision to pick from the archives of our crackpot/genius photographers.

Let's get to it, in no particular rank or order mind you (they're all too damn good):

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Andrew Shepherd
Fleet Foxes at the Palladium
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Justin Namon
Cee Lo at the Axe during Super Bowl Weekend
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Stephen Masker
Lady Gaga at the American Airlines Center
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Mike Mezeul
Linkin Park captures some light at the AAC
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Rachel Parker
New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys in June
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Stephen Masker
Dominique Young UniqueAt 35 Conferette in Denton
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Andrew Shepherd
Eisley's in-store at Good Records
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Stephen Masker
Ethereal & The Queer Show at 35 Conferette in Denton
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Mattie Stafford
Neon Indian at the Palladium during Super Bowl Weekend
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Rachel Parker
Rihanna at the American Airlines Center in July
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CY
CY

Love Ethereal and the Queer Show's pic!

Roger
Roger

If these are the top 20 of the year so far, man it has sure been a lousy year. 

Travis Brooks
Travis Brooks

Most of these pictures are excellent!  However; with all the lights and sights at EDC, how did a picture of of a couple of random festival goers make it into the top 20?  Seems a little out of place given all of the other pictures have at least a little bit of the artist in them...

Douglas Hicks
Douglas Hicks

Re: 35C pics...That's Dominique Young Unique, not Colour Revolt.  Their stages/times got swapped.The "At 35 Conferette" pic is Ethereal & The Queer Show (give 'em some pub!). 

Nick R.
Nick R.

Updated: thanks Douglas.

Sarita
Sarita

love these. nice roundup.

Jonathan Toles
Jonathan Toles

A photo from the Guitar Wolf show should've been up here.  Those were the best photos of this year so far.

Mbrooks
Mbrooks

thanks Jonathan :),

Mike

Nick R.
Nick R.

Totally agree that those photos should be up. I added a bonus 21st. Thanks Jonathan!

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