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Music, Year in Review 2017

Year in Review: The Best Concerts of 2017

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Melanie Escombe
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Artist: Paramore
Venue: The Greek Theater
City: Los Angeles
Date: Sept. 26

Paramore performs at Riot Fest in Chicago on September 17, 2017. (Photo: Katie Kuropas/Aesthetic Magazine)

Lead singer Hayley Williams commanded the minimal stage set with an unbridled spirit. I wish more front-women were as ballsy as her.

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Artist: Edgar Winter/Alice Cooper/ Deep Purple
Venue: Budweiser Stage
City: Toronto
Date: Sept. 2

Alice Cooper performs at Budweiser Stage in Toronto on September 2, 2017. (Photo: Rick Clifford/Aesthetic Magazine)

I was lucky enough to catch this tour when it came to Los Angeles – three mighty performances, but it was Alice Cooper who stole the show for me with his killer stage antics.

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Artist: Tom Petty
Venue: Rogers Arena
City: Vancouver
Date: August 18

Tom Petty performs at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on August 17, 2017. (Photo: Timothy Nguyen/Aesthetic Magazine)

Non-stop hits from start to finish from one of rock’s finest.

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Artist: Metallica 
Venue: Rogers Centre
City: Toronto
Date: July 17

Metallica performs at Rogers Centre in Toronto on July 16, 2017. (Photo: Lisa Mark/Aesthetic Magazine)

Stunning stage set-up, and great set list full of classic hits and new tracks.

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Artist: Dreamcar
Venue: The Roxy
City: Los Angeles
Date: April 12

Dreamcar performs at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, California on April 12, 2017. (Photo: James Alvarez/Aesthetic Magazine)

Davey Havok killed it with his soaring vocals, and characteristic command of the stage.

 

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