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Music, Year in Review 2016

Year in Review: The Best Concert Photos of 2016

Kristen Fisher 

Artist: Sumo Cyco 
Venue: Cherry Colas 
City: Toronto 
Date: May 7
Photographer: Francesca Ludikar 

First off Sumo Cyco, needless to say are in the top five bands to photograph live. Francesca knew exactly where to place the lens for Sumo Cyco’s outrageous moments.

Sumo Cyco performs at Cherry Colas in Toronto on May 7, 2016. (Photo: Francesca Ludikar/Aesthetic Magazine)


Artist: Daughter 
Venue: Massey Hall 
City: Toronto 
Date: November 16
Photographer: Brendan Albert 

Brendan Albert went for a sheer atomic pull with these shoots of Daughter and Vancouver Sleep Clinic. Each photograph bares a story as well as mystery that Albert responded too. Not only was this a concert no one should have missed, but Albert reinforces that exact question with a singular answer ‘Yes’.

Daughter performs at Massey Hall in Toronto on November 16, 2016. (Photo: Brendan Albert/Aesthetic Magazine)


Artist: Hinds
Venue: Adelaide Hall  
City: Toronto 
Date: October 26
Photographer: Rick Clifford 

Three bands, three collective photography shoots are one gig by Rick Clifford in a matter of speaking showcases exactly what “going to show” is said to believe. The unreal photographic nature of these three bands playing to a crowded hall, venturing between black/white and color shots.

Hinds performs at Adelaide Hall in Toronto on October 26, 2016. (Photo: Rick Clifford/Aesthetic Magazine)


Artist: Drowners 
Venue: Think Tank  
City: Newcastle, UK 
Date: October 18
Photographer: Kelly Hamilton 

I am not going to even lie any live photography shots of the Drowners, I love. After seeing them live multiple times, being able to witness a type of relentless energy the band possesses easily becomes fascinating for a photographer.

Whether the room is packed with hundreds or merely 25 people, the Drowners ceaseless presences never goes unnoticed.

Drowners performs at Think Tank in Newcastle, UK on October 18, 2016. (Photo: Kelly Hamilton/Aesthetic Magazine)


Artist: The Vaccines 
Venue: The Mod Club 
City: Toronto 
Date: May 26
Photographer: Janine Van Oostrom 

One of the best bands to photograph live. Not only have the crowds been enigmatic but the band throws back just as much energy. Also, The Vaccines are one of the hardest working bands in the business, no doubt about that.

Janine Van Oostrom clearly understood what actions would take place on that stage. With an effortless style Oostrom captured legendary shots each and every time.

The Vaccines perform at the Mod Club in Toronto on May 26, 2016. (Photo: Janine Van Oostrom/Aesthetic Magazine)

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