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The 20 Best Concert Photos of 2011

Broken Social Scene at the House of Blues
Broken Social Scene at the House of Blues
Mike Mezeul

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.

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

 

Against Me! at Trees
Ally Jayne Hoffman
The Barry Kooda Combo guitarist Jonathan Lacey's hand started bleeding halfway through his set. He played on. From the Frankie 45 Memorial at Club Dada
The Barry Kooda Combo guitarist Jonathan Lacey's hand started bleeding halfway through his set. He played on. From the Frankie 45 Memorial at Club Dada
Danny Fulgencio

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