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Music, Year in Review 2016

Year in Review: The Best Concert Photos of 2016

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Callie Craig
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Artist: Seu Jorge
Venue: Thalia Hall
City: Chicago
Date: November 16
Photographer: Brigid Gallagher 

As a fan of Seu Jorge, Wes Anderson, and David Bowie, I believe this photo encapsulated a beautiful moment during Seu Jorge’s tribute concert. This photo creates a dialogue between the artist and the audience that, even if you’re not a fan of Seu Jorge, is extremely relatable.

Seu Jorge performs at Thalia Hall in Chicago on November 17, 2016. (Photo: Brigid Gallagher/Aesthetic Magazine) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: Florence And The Machine 
Venue: Molson Amphitheatre
City: Toronto 
Date: June 11
Photographer: Janine Van Oostrom 

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine is indescribable on stage. Her energy and elegance are so tightly intertwined, she resembles something magical as she dances across the stage. This photo captures her exact essence, as well as conveying what watching her perform is like.

Florence And The Machine performs at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto on June 10, 2016. (Photo: Janine Van Oostrom/Aesthetic Magazine)

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Artist: FKA Twigs 
Venue: Pitchfork Music Festival 
City: Chicago 
Date: July 18
Photographer: Kari Terzino 

Watching FKA Twigs perform is nothing short of a theatrical experience. Her ethereal stage presence is a combination of factors; including her dancing, singing, lighting, and costumes. Photographed here at Pitchfork Music Festival, FKA Twigs manages to mesmerize her entire audience.

FKA Twigs performs at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago on July 17, 2016. (Photo: Kari Terzino/Aesthetic Magazine)

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Artist: The 1975
Venue: Meadows Music Festival 
City: New York City
Date: October 4
Photographer: Saidy Lopez  

On their recent tour for their album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, The 1975 have certainly been known for their stage production. Their lighting and visual effects are not easily captured on film, however, this photo seems to be exactly what the band had in mind for their desired effect. Lead singer Matty Healy’s emotional draws you in, and the set production only enhances the scene.

The 1975 performs at the Meadows Music Festival at Citi Field in Queens, New York on October 2, 2016. (Photo: Saidy Lopez/Aesthetic Magazine)

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