Favorite Concert Photos of 2018

By Will Oliver, December 30th 2018 2018 Best Of List

When I started this blog 10 years ago (yes, it’s really been that long), my goal was just to share some new music with my friends and anyone that would listen. It turns out a few people ended up wanting to listen. But the goal was never more than that, which makes our transition to live music photography and coverage such a surprising development, even today. It’s funny to think that we primarily operate in that format now.

Thinking back at those days running this on Blogspot, I never saw any of this in the plans, let along anyone else joining the team, as it was just me. But here we are in 2018 and we now have over 20 photographers who contribute to the site – a number that is spectacular and stunning.

This isn’t a way to pat ourselves on the back, but rather a way to celebrate all the hard work and passion that all of these people have put into this site. We covered a lot of ground in 2018, more so anyone, including myself, ever thought possible.

Below you can find a huge selection of photos from throughout the year posted in chronological order, some of our favorites photos that were taken by our tired shutters throughout 2018. A huge thank you to all the photographers on our team, we look forward to whatever 2019 brings our way.

Passion Pit at Terminal 5 (January 13)

Overcoats at Brooklyn Steel (January 23) by Anthony Bauer

St. Vincent at Mastercard House (January 23)

MØ at Brooklyn Steel (January 25) by Eric Han

Black Pistol Fire at Irving Plaza (February 15) by Omar Kasrawi

Frightened Rabbit at Music Hall of Williamsburg (February 24)

The Presets at Music Hall of Williamsburg (March 1) by Dana Pacifico

Diet Cig at Elsewhere (March 1) by Joe Saturday

Boulevards at Brooklyn Steel (March 2) by Qbertplaya

Bully at House Of Vans (March 16) by Qbertplaya

Kelly Lee Owens at Elsewhere (March 16)

Shabazz Palaces at Elsewhere (March 19) by Dave Scholten

Four Tet at National Sawdust (March 20) by Anthony Bauer

Mount Eerie at Knockdown Center (March 22) by Eric Han

Lucius at Town Hall (March 22)

Idles at Rough Trade NYC (March 24)

Gang Of Youths at Bowery Ballroom (March 25) by Nick Karp

Dan Auerbach at The Capitol Theatre (March 28) by Anthony Bauer

The Lone Bellow at Town Hall (March 30) by Ross Bernhardt

Caroline Rose at Rough Trade NYC (April 3)

Dr. Octagon at Brooklyn Bowl (April 5) by Qbertplaya

Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Brooklyn Steel (April 11) by Nick Karp

Ty Segall at The Capitol Theatre (April 14)

The Nels Cline 4 at Le Poisson Rouge (April 16) by Bryan Lasky

Franz Ferdinand at Brooklyn Steel (April 16)

Pharoah Sanders at Le Poisson Rouge (April 19) by Qbertplaya

The Mystery Lights at Market Hotel (April 20) by Dave Scholten

Cults at Monty Hall (April 20) by Ross Bernhardt

Kevin Morby at Bowery Ballroom (April 22) by Anthony Bauer

Lily Allen at Music Hall of Williamsburg (April 23)

The National at National Homecoming (Day 2 – April 29)

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia at Town Hall (May 3) by Collin Quinlivan

John Maus at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park (May 4) by Qbertplaya

Car Seat Headrest at Market Hotel (May 8)

Arctic Monkeys at Brooklyn Steel (May 9)

Hinds at Warsaw (May 10) by Nick Karp

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at White Eagle Hall (May 11) by Anthony Bauer

Alice Glass at Music Hall of Williamsburg (May 13) by Collin Quinlivan 

Pussy Riot at Elsewhere (May 17) by Omar Kasrawi

The Kills at House Of Vans (May 18) by Anthony Bauer

King Tuff at Music Hall of Williamsburg (May 18)

Thunderpussy at Elsewhere (Zone One) (May 18) by Omar Kasrawi

Rostam at Brooklyn Steel (May 24) by Dutch Doscher

Dirty Projectors at Public Arts (May 30) by Eric Han

Ash at Baby’s All Right (May 30) by Anthony Mulcahy

Post Animal at Rough Trade NYC (May 30) by Dave Scholten

Cut Copy at Brooklyn Bowl (June 1) by Eric Han

The Longshot at Baby’s All Right (June 1)

Jay Electronica at Governors Ball (Day 2 – June 2)

Moses Sumney at Public Arts (June 3) by Eric Han

Sylvan Esso at Governors Ball (Day 3 – June 3)

Eels at Brooklyn Steel (June 9) by Dutch Doscher

Of Montreal at Le Poisson Rouge (June 12) by Bryan Lasky

Jennifer Vanilla at Le Poisson Rouge (June 12) by Bryan Lasky

The Horrors at Le Poisson Rouge (June 13)

Action Bronson at House Of Vans (June 14) by Dave Scholten

Arcade Fire at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (June 18) by Bryan Lasky

Meg Myers at Mercury Lounge (June 18) by Omar Kasrawi

Moaning at Elsewhere (Zone One) (June 21) by Matt Esposito

Dropkick Murphys at Forest Hills Stadium (June 22) by Nick Karp

Delicate Steve (playing with Amen Dunes) at Brooklyn Steel (June 23) by Anthony Bauer

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at Le Poisson Rouge (June 27) by Matt Esposito

My Brightest Diamond at Public Arts (June 28) by Joe Saturday

Slowdive at House Of Vans (June 30) by Anthony Bauer

Natalie Prass at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival (July 7) by Qbertplaya

Foo Fighters at BB&T Pavilion (July 7)

Oh Wonder at Summerstage NYC (July 9) by Dana Pacifico

Phoenix at Brooklyn Steel (July 9)

Radiohead at Madison Square Garden (July 11)

Mourn at Captured Tracks (July 18) by Dutch Doscher

Charli XCX at Public Arts (July 22) by Nick Karp

Courtney Barnett at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival (July 25) by Anthony Bauer

Bermuda Triangle at Music Hall of Williamsburg (July 26) by Qbertplaya

Alan Braufman at National Sawdust (August 3) by P Squared

Rob Zombie at Xfinity Center (August 8) by Bryan Lasky

Cold War Kids at Brooklyn Steel (August 13) by Anthony Bauer

The Flaming Lips at The Strand Theatre (August 22) by Bryan Lasky

Interpol at House Of Vans (August 24) by Anthony Bauer

Fishbone at Brooklyn Bowl (August 24) by Qbertplaya

Ex Hex at The Bell House (September 7) by Qbertplaya

Mac DeMarco at Summerstage NYC (September 8) by Dave Scholten

Superorganism at Brooklyn Steel (September 10) by Dana Pacifico

True Blue at Bowery Ballroom (September 12) by Matt Esposito

Okkervil River at Music Hall of Williamsburg (September 13) by Matt Esposito

Childish Gambino at Madison Square Garden (September 14) 

FIDLAR at Terminal 5 (September 15) by Nick Karp

David Byrne at Forest Hills Stadium (September 15)

Courtney Marie Andrews at Rough Trade NYC (September 19) by Anthony Mulcahy

Paul Simon at Flushing Meadows Corona Park (September 22)

Idles at Music Hall of Williamsburg (September 22) by Dutch Doscher

Willie Nelson and Neil Young at Outlaw Music Festival (September 23) by Bryan Lasky

Dream Wife at Knitting Factory (September 25) by Dutch Doscher

Yves Tumor at Summerstage NYC (September 26) by Collin Quinlivan

Twin Peaks at Sea.Hear.Now Festival (September 30) by Dave Scholten

Future Islands at Forest Hills Stadium (September 30)

The National at Forest Hills Stadium (September 30)

Tom Morello at Le Poisson Rouge (October 1) by Dutch Doscher

Slaves at Alphaville (October 3)

Yumi Zouma at Elsewhere (October 4)

King Khan & The Shrines at Knitting Factory (October 5) by Taryn Alper

Shame at Music Hall of Williamsburg (October 5)

Years and Years at Terminal 5 (October 8) by Dana Pacifico

Amyl and the Sniffers at Baby’s All Right (October 11) by Daniel Topete

White Denim at Brooklyn Bowl (October 12) by Dave Scholten

Molly Burch at Rough Trade NYC (October 13) by Joe Saturday

Gorillaz and Yasiin Bey at Barclays Center (October 13)

Public Image Ltd at Brooklyn Steel (October 15) by P Squared

The Vaccines at Music Hall of Williamsburg (October 16) by Collin Quinlivan

Phish at Times Union Center (October 17) by Bryan Lasky

Jessie J at Hammerstein Ballroom (October 19) by Dana Pacifico

Garbage at The Capitol Theatre (October 20) by Dutch Doscher

Holly Miranda at City Winery (October 25) by Joe Saturday

Mr Twin Sister at Elsewhere (October 25) by Matt Esposito

Avi Buffalo at Union Pool (October 28) by AnnaLee Barclay

Tune-Yards at Knockdown Center (November 2) by Qbertplaya

Caroline Rose at Bowery Ballroom (November 3) by Anthony Bauer

Iron & Wine at The Paramount (November 7) by AnnaLee Barclay

Yelle at Elsewhere (Zone One) (November 8) by Eric Han

Toro y Moi at Elsewhere (November 10) by Anthony Bauer

Pale Waves at Music Hall of Williamsburg (November 12) by Dutch Doscher

Tennis at Le Poisson Rouge (November 13) by Dave Scholten

Young The Giant at Brooklyn Steel (November 13) by Sophia Ragomo

Jim James at The Capitol Theatre (November 14) by Anthony Bauer

Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers at Brooklyn Steel (November 15) by Killian Young

Bob Weir and Wolf Brothers at Boch Center Wang Theatre (November 15) by Bryan Lasky

Slothrust at Music Hall of Williamsburg (November 16) by Omar Kasrawi

Tonstartssbandht at Pioneer Works (November 17) by Dave Scholten

Longwave at Bowery Ballroom (November 17) by Omar Kasrawi

Pixies at Brooklyn Steel (November 19) by AnnaLee Barclay

The Menzingers at Brooklyn Steel (November 23) by Killian Young

Tiny Moving Parts at Brooklyn Steel (November 23) by Killian Young

The Hold Steady at Brooklyn Bowl (November 28) by Brianna DiGioia

Middle Kids at Bowery Ballroom (November 30) by Dutch Doscher

Snail Mail at White Eagle Hall (November 30) by Joe Saturday

Peter Bjorn and John at Rough Trade NYC (November 30)

Neneh Cherry at National Sawdust (December 2) by P Squared

Mitski at Brooklyn Steel (December 2)


Soccer Mommy at Music Hall of Williamsburg (December 5) by Brianna DiGioia

Taylor Swift at Town Hall (December 5) by Joe Saturday

Scott Hutchison Tribute at Rough Trade NYC (December 5)

Florence and The Machine at Barclays Center (December 6) by Dana Pacifico

Chvrches at Barclays Center (December 6) by Dana Pacifico

Helena Deland at Elsewhere (Zone One) (December 7) by Matt Esposito

The Ballroom Thieves at Rough Trade NYC (December 8) by Anthony Mulcahy

Khruangbin at Brooklyn Steel (December 8) by Anthony Bauer

Parquet Courts at Hammerstein Ballroom (December 8)

My Brightest Diamond at Brooklyn Steel (December 10) by Qbertplaya

Darlingside at Bowery Ballroom (December 13) by Anthony Mulcahy

Glen Hansard at Vicar Street (December 20) by Anthony Mulcahy

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