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Music, Year in Review 2013

Year in Review: The Best Concert Photos of 2013

With rapidly changing technologies, there are more music fans than ever before who capture what are always fleeting moments at concerts to post on Instagram. Just look up at any concert to see not the performers on stage but a sea of artificial light.

Beyond that, we believe in the power of a great concert photo and below are what we think to be the best concert photos of 2013.

Click each name to view their picks or scroll down to view more:

Kayla Baker
Dale Benvenuto
Adam Harrison

Jason Hodgins 
Sasha Kalra
Dianna Lee
Stephen McGill
Sarah Rix
Mehek Seyid
Curtis Sindrey
Calum Slingerland
Patrick Topping

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Kayla Baker
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Band: July Talk
Venue: The Dakota Tavern, Toronto
Date: October 25, 2013

July Talk. (Photo: Stephen McGill/Aesthetic Magazine Toronto)

July Talk. (Photo: Stephen McGill/Aesthetic Magazine Toronto)

This picture rules for a few reasons.  I love the angle of this photo, the intimacy it portrays, and how it represents the passion and energy this band has when you see them live.

More photos & read the review here.

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Band: Diamond Rings
Venue: Adelaide Hall, Toronto
Date: September 8, 2013

Diamond Rings. (Photo: JJ Thompson)

Diamond Rings. (Photo: JJ Thompson)

I love a fisheye lens when used properly. It’s such a cool photo because it captures everything- the audience, the Festival Music House print in the back, part of the band, the singer staring into the lens, and the audience. He really captured a great moment.

More photos & read the review here.

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Artist: The Lumineers 
Venue: Downsview Park, Toronto
Date: July 31, 2013

Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers. (Photo: Neil Van/Aesthetic Magazine Toronto)

Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers. (Photo: Neil Van/Aesthetic Magazine Toronto)

The color and light surrounding the lead singer make this picture magical. I look at this and wish I had been there in that moment singing along.

More photos & read the review here.

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Band: The Strumbellas
Venue: The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
Date: December 1, 2013

The Strumbellas. (Photo: Neil Van/Aesthetic Magazine Toronto)

The Strumbellas. (Photo: Neil Van/Aesthetic Magazine Toronto)

I fell in love with this photo the moment I saw it. I love these intimate shots where you see the band interacting so closely with the fans. Capturing the joy on this girls face and getting such a fantastic shot of the lead singer; it’s great.

More photos here.

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Band: The Hives
Venue: The Phoenix, Toronto
Date: December 2, 2013

The Hives. (Photo: Stephen McGill/Aesthetic Magazine Toronto)

The Hives. (Photo: Stephen McGill/Aesthetic Magazine Toronto)

This is a ridiculous action shot, and makes me want to see the Hives live so badly.  This shot captures an intense amount of energy and emotion.

More photos here.

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