Favorite Concert Photos of 2019

By Will Oliver, December 18th 2019 — with 1 comment Best Of List

Mac DeMarco at Brooklyn Steel (September 19) by Will Oliver

From January to December, we cover quite a few shows here on this blog. It’s funny to think back to when we were simply blogging about music, without ever intending to ever enter the concert coverage game. But now it’s our primary focus.

Our team of photographers spend many nights a year out in the biggest and smallest rooms in New York, in the confines of a photo pit or surrounded by our fellow music lovers. Our cameras and shutters take a collective beating year in and year out and so it’s only fitting for me to go through the wide variety of shows that we covered this year and picked all of my favorite shots of the year.

But mainly, this is a way for me to thank our great team of photographers for their hard work and for wanting to share their collective talents with us. It’s amazing to even be able to say “team of photographers” at this point. We’ve come a long way and I just want to say thank you to anyone and everyone who has been a part of this journey.

Without further ado, here are some photos we enjoyed publishing in 2019:

Matt and Kim at Avant Gardner (January 12) – Photo by Nick Karp

MØ at Hammerstein Ballroom (January 19) – Photo by Dana Pacifico

Boy Harsher at Elsewhere (February 2) – Photo by Will Oliver

Interpol at Madison Square Garden (February 16) – Photo by Will Oliver

St. Paul and The Broken Bones at The Capitol Theatre (February 17) – by Anthony Bauer

Tyler The Creator at iiiPoints by Dana Pacifico

Vince Staples at Hammerstein Ballroom (February 21) by Dave Scholten

Liz Cooper and The Stampede at Rough Trade NYC (February 27) by Dutch Doscher

Deerhunter at Brooklyn Steel (February 27) by Will Oliver

The C.I.A. at Trans-Pecos (March 6) by Brianna DiGioia

The Blue Stones at Pianos (March 6) by Dutch Doscher

Fontaines D.C. at Union Pool (March 7) by Will Oliver

Aurora at Brooklyn Steel (March 7) by Qbertplaya

The Ninth Wave at Arlene’s Grocery (March 9) by Will Oliver

Reignwolf at Baby’s All Right (March 10) by Dutch Doscher

Weezer at Madison Square Garden (March 12) by Will Oliver

Daughters at Warsaw (March 13) by Brianna DiGioia

Tom Morello at SXSW by Bryan Lasky

Billy Idol at Town Hall (March 27) by Omar Kasrawi

Better Oblivion Community Center at Bowery Ballroom (March 29) by Will Oliver

Maggie Rogers at Hammerstein Ballroom (March 29) by Dana Pacifico

Japanese Breakfast at White Eagle Hall (April 7) by Qbertplaya

Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden (April 12) by Will Oliver

Rival Sons at Brooklyn Steel (April 21) by Omar Kasrawi

Fucked Up at Music Hall of Williamsburg (April 21) by Nick Karp

Hot Chip @ Elsewhere (April 29) by Will Oliver

Sharon Van Etten at Webster Hall (May 4) by Will Oliver

Katie Toupin at Baby’s All Right (May 9) by Killian Young

Tierra Whack at Rainbow Room (May 10) by Qbertplaya

Idles at Brooklyn Steel (May 10) by Will Oliver

The Who at Madison Square Garden (May 13) by Will Oliver

Tom Morello at Irving Plaza (May 14) by Will Oliver

Teyana Taylor at Hammerstein Ballroom (May 15) by Dana Pacifico

Black Pistol Fire at Music Hall of Williamsburg (May 15) by Omar Kasrawi

Broken Social Scene at Webster Hall (May 18) by Anthony Bauer

Molly Tuttle at Mercury Lounge (May 20) by Taryn Alper

Shame at Boston Calling by Dutch Doscher

Kevin Morby at Town Hall (May 31) by Anthony Bauer

Glen Hansard at Beacon Theatre (June 1) by Anthony Mulcahy

Kacey Musgraves at Governors Ball by Will Oliver

Mountain Man at National Sawdust (June 5) by Brianna DiGioia

Local Natives at Brooklyn Steel (June 7) by Will Oliver

Wu-Tang Clan at Coney Island Boardwalk (June 16) by Will Oliver

Khruangbin at The Capitol Theatre (June 19) by Anthony Bauer

Kishi Bashi at Murmrr Theatre (June 19) by Qbertplaya

U.S. Girls at Union Pool (June 2) by Joe Saturday

Japanese Breakfast at Summerstage in Central Park (June 24) by AnnaLee Barclay

Chvrches at Radio City Music Hall (July 11) by Killian Young

Cautious Clay at The Guggenheim (July 16) by Dave Scholten

Carly Rae Jepsen at Hammerstein Ballroom (July 17) by Dutch Doscher

The Struts at Pier 17 (July 27) by Brian Berson

If I Had A Song at Newport Folk Festival by Will Oliver

Molly Burch at Rough Trade NYC (August 7) by Joe Saturday

Rubblebucket at Summerstage in Central Park (August 8) by Anthony Mulcahy

My Morning Jacket at Forest Hills Stadium (August 10) by Brian Berson

High Waisted At Sea 5 (August 16) by Will Oliver

Thunderpussy at Brooklyn Bowl (August 9) by Omar Kasrawi

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at Summerstage in Central Park (August 28) by Will Oliver

Future Islands at White Eagle Hall (August 30) by Will Oliver

Tash Sultana at Central Park Summerstage (September 4) by Anthony Mulcahy

Vampire Weekend at Madison Square Garden (September 6) by Will Oliver

Mitski at Summerstage in Central Park (September 8) by Brianna DiGioia

Deerhunter at Webster Hall (September 10) by Qbertplaya

PUP at Terminal 5 (September 12) by Killian Young

Ride at Brooklyn Steel (September 21) by Matt Esposito

Andrew Bird at Brooklyn Steel (September 18) by Anthony Bauer

Sigrid at Brooklyn Steel (September 20) by Joe Saturday

Vulfpeck at Madison Square Garden (September 28) by Anthony Bauer

K. Flay at Brooklyn Steel (September 24) by Dutch Doscher

Brian Wilson at The Beacon Theatre (September 26) by Krystena Patton

Guided By Voices at Industry City (September 27) by Brian Berson

Ladytron at Brooklyn Steel (October 2) by Matt Esposito

Ty Segall at Bowery Ballroom (October 2) by Will Oliver

Frank Turner at White Eagle Hall (October 11) by Ross Bernhardt

Les Savy Fav at Elsewhere (October 12) by Will Oliver

Wilco at Brooklyn Steel (October 13) by Anthony Bauer

The Black Keys at Wells Fargo (October 14) by Will Oliver

Bishop Briggs at Webster Hall (October 15) by Joe Saturday

Oh Sees at Warsaw (October 18) by Will Oliver

IDLES at Terminal 5 (October 18) by Dutch Doscher

Cigarettes After Sex at Webster Hall (October 23) by Dutch Doscher

Jenny Lewis at Kings Theatre (October 24) by Brianna DiGioia

The National at Agganis Arena (October 24) by Will Oliver

Starcrawler at Music Hall of Williamsburg (October 25) by Dutch Doscher

Jukebox The Ghost at Webster Hall (October 26) by Killian Young

Kishi Bashi at Brooklyn Steel (November 2) by Will Oliver

Hollerado at Baby’s All Right (November 6) by Brianna DiGioia

Toro y Moi at Brooklyn Steel (November 9) by Will Oliver

Slayer at Madison Square Garden (November 9) by P Squared

Moon Duo at Warsaw (November 12) by Brianna DiGioia

Charly Bliss at Webster Hall (November 13) by Dutch Doscher

The Gories at Brooklyn Bazaar (November 13) by Taryn Alper

We Are Scientists at Elsewhere Zone One (November 13) by Will Oliver

TOOL at Prudential Center (November 16) by Dutch Doscher

Karen O at Kings Theatre (November 14) by Will Oliver

Black Mountain at Bowery Ballroom (November 15) by Matt Esposito

Danny Brown at Warsaw (November 18) by Will Oliver

Alice Merton at Music Hall of Williamsburg (November 20) by Joe Saturday

Allah-Las at Brooklyn Steel (November 20) by Anthony Bauer

Gesaffelstein at Kings Theatre (November 22) by Dana Pacifico

Pip Blom at Rough Trade NYC (November 22) by Will Oliver

Phish at Dunkin’ Donuts Center (November 29) by Bryan Lasky

Devendra Barnhart / Jello Man at Brooklyn Steel (December 5) by Anthony Bauer

Twin Peaks at Webster Hall (December 6) by Kevin McGann

She & Him at Kings Theatre (December 6) by Joe Saturday