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Music, Year in Review 2016

Year in Review: The Best Concert Photos of 2016

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Daniel Hager
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Artist: Kanye West
Venue: The Forum
City: Los Angeles  
Date: October 27
Photographer: Andrew Gomez  

One of the more insane stage shows with some seriously intense lighting can be pretty difficult to photograph. Andrew Gomez just hit this out of the park and did an amazing job capturing the visual insanity that was the Life of Pablo tour.

Kanye West performs at The Forum in Inglewood, California on October 26, 2016. (Photo: Andrew Gomez/Aesthetic Magazine)

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Artist: NOFX
Venue: Commodore Ballroom
City: Vancouver
Date: November 5
Photographer: Timothy Nguyen 

Capturing punk rock icons like NOFX is always a pleasure for any photographer. Even at their age they continue to rock like teens and that energy and spirit shows in these images.

NOFX performs at The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on November 4, 2016. (Photo: Timothy Nguyen/Aesthetic Magazine)

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Artist: Mariah Carey
Venue: Hudson’s Bay/Saks Fifth Avenue 
City: Toronto 
Date: November 4
Photographer: Angelo Marchini 

One of the few divas in this world that I personally consider a true diva in all her ways, Mariah Carey looks like a damn princess in these amazing images. Few artists careers could withstand the ups and downs Mariah’s has but after all these years she is still on top.

Mariah Carey performs at Hudson’s Bay / Saks Fifth Avenue in Toronto on November 3, 2016. (Photo: Angelo Marchini/Aesthetic Magazine)

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Artist: Die Antwoord
Venue: Rebel Nightclub 
City: Toronto 
Date: October 17
Photographer: Anthony D’Elia 

I’ve personally photographed these lunatics before and even though their show is absolutely amazing they are known to hate the media and photographers and their show is often times very difficult to shoot. These are some awesome snaps of what I’m sure was an overall hard show to photograph.

Die Antwoord performing at Rebel Nightclub in Toronto on October 16, 2016. (Photo: Anthony D'Elia/Aesthetic Magazine)

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Artist: STRFKR
Venue: Project Pabst 
City: Portland 
Date: August 29
Photographer: Kevin Tosh 

Great pics that help to accentuate the kind of stage show that you get when you see STRFKR live. I photographed this show and I’m envious of some of these pics and how they captured all the fun the backup astronauts had.

STRFKR performing at Project Pabst Portland on August 27, 2016. (Photo: Kevin Tosh/Aesthetic Magazine)

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