2009 Year in Show Photos!

After sifting through all of our 2009 show coverage, damn we covered a lot of hot shows and festivals. From Wanderlust to Austin City Limits, and venues such as the El Rey Theatre and the Echo in Los Angeles all the way to the Fox Theatre in Oakland, our staff photographers captured some epic shots of the best musicians out there. I originally had 55 live shots to represent our 2009 Year in Shows review, but knew I couldn’t pick that many ( I cant’ stand any number over 25 when it comes to lists). With that said, check out these 25 amazing shots from all the concerts we attended in 2009! We have Dan Auerbach, Them Crooked Vultures, Peaches, Andrew Bird, Common, Spoon and a whole lot more!

Which ones are your favorites!?

Band of Skulls at The Troubadour, Los Angeles
Photo: Craig Parker

The Creepy Creeps at the Royal Dive, San Diego
Photo: Big Swig

Little Dragon at the El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles
Photo: Craig Parker

Peaches at the Wiltern, Los Angeles
Photo: Craig Parker

Fanfarlo at the Echo, Los Angeles
Photo: Craig Parker

io Echo at the El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles
Photo: Craig Parker

Them Crooked Vultures at the Fox Theatre, Oakland
Photo: Kara E. Murphy

The Big Pink at the El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles
Photo: Craig Parker

Disco Biscuits at 4th & B, San Diego
Photo: Big Swig

Fool’s Gold at Kia Soul Collective, Siren Studios, Los Angeles
Photo: Craig Parker

Janel Monae at KIA Soul Collective, Siren Studios, Los Angeles
Photo: Craig Parker

Matt & Kim at LA 101, Universal Amphitheater
Photo: Craig Parker

White Rabbits at the El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles
Photo: Craig Parker

Local Natives at the El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles
Photo: Craig Parker

Dan Auerbach at Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
Photo: Q. Manning

B52’s at Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
Photo: Q. Manning

Them Crooked Vultures, Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
Photo: Paul Gandersman

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
Photo: Paul Gandersman

The Dodos at Amoeba Music, San Francisco
Photo: Kara E. Murphy

Mika Miko at FYF Fest, Los Angeles
Photo: Kara E. Murphy

Andrew Bird, Wanderlust, Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe
Photo: Kara E. Murphy

Spoon, Wanderlust, Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe
Photo: Kara E. Murphy

The Honey Brothers, Wanderlust, Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe
Photo: Kara E. Murphy

Girl Talk, Wanderlust, Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe
Photo: Kara E. Murphy

Common, Wanderlust, Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe
Photo: Kara E. Murphy

9 thoughts on “2009 Year in Show Photos!

  1. Kristine G

    I am having the toughest time deciding which photos are my fave. Kara, Manning, and Parker are all so talented, each with their own styles, but I love them all! 🙂

  2. Kara

    I must say, I love that shot of Peaches! Brings back all the good memories with showgoing buddies this year. Here’s to 2010 being even more fun.

    BTW, getting my flight in the next week for SXSW. I’m going to both Interactive and Music. Music is 17-21, FYI, and I’m sure we can stay with a friend that lives there but I’ll double check.

  3. Desiree G.

    Holy shit Sandy! These are excellent. I had no idea how much you covered. You have some really good photographers.

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