The 20 Best Concert Photos of 2011

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Mike Mezeul
Broken Social Scene at the House of Blues
The number of good shows and exciting, inspiring, heartbreaking moments in the Dallas music scene this year were, to put it SO very mildly...numerous. It probably can go with out saying. Except we're going to say it. We're going to talk about it. Hard. Dude, we're, like, already talking about it so hard.

Anyway, a few weeks ago we combed through the many, many good slide shows of the year in music, including Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Britney Spears, Kid Rock, Willie Nelson and sweet fancy Moses, so much more. We narrowed it down to 50, and now, for this fancy blog we run, we're picking our favorite 20 shots. Below, in no particular order: the top 20 shots of 2011.

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Andrew Shepherd
Fleet Foxes at the Palladium Ballroom
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Sara Kerens
Arcade Fire
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Danny Fulgencio
The Toadies at Energy Square for the St. Patrick's Day Parade
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Stephen Masker
Lady Gaga at the American Airlines Center
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Mattie Stafford
Neon Indian, before the Flaming Lips at the Palladium Ballroom
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Rachel Parker
Who knew the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys could be so ominous (via)
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Rachel Parker
Polyphonic Spree at the DMA
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Stephen Masker
Erykah Badu at the House of Blues for the Observer Music Awards
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Mike Brooks
A night in Deep Ellum at the Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase
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Paul Adams
Paul Adams

Going through those shots I kept thinking, HOW could they not post Lacey's bloody guitar... that shot's got soo much story in it.

But you saved the best for last!

MattL1
MattL1

Hey, I was at some of these!  Albeit with a shittier view than the picture takers.

Lee
Lee

Wow, that Barry Kooda Combo picture is intense.

Steve
Steve

So we got Willie, Motley, Toadie, Poly, Lady, and a bunch of assholes.

Allan
Allan

FYI "Barry Kooda Combo's guitarist" is Jonathan Lacey, also known as Johnny Tone of Club Wood.

Nick R.
Nick R.

Thanks Allan, I added his name to make it more clear. 

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