Our Time Out photo team and critics hit the concert halls each week to bring you the best band images, crowd shots, crazy fans and, occassionally, laser shows. We hit the arenas, bars and festivals. Yeah, tough job. (Well, it can be when Jack Johnson comes to town.) Stay tuned to our blog for fresh concert photographs every week.
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Wilco at Riviera Theatre
Wilco kicked off its six-night stand at the Riv, taking requests and digging into its back catalog
St. Vincent at Chicago Theatre
From SNL to album of the year accolades, St. Vincent had a fantastic 2014
Usher at United Center
Dancing R&B don glides across the stage in leather and red light
Freaky Deaky VI Halloween party at Aragon
Costumed revelers party at the Aragon for Freaky Deaky VI and headliner Flux Pavilion
Foo Fighters at Cubby Bear
Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters tear through the past for HBO at the Wrigleyville club
Jack White at Chicago Theatre
The guitar hero rips into old hits, cover song and solo tunes in a marathon three-hour concert.
Riverwest Music Festival
With canceled shows, inaccessible acts and extra costs, the inaugural EDM event had issues.
Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival
Logan Square gets down to a horde of local acts.
Chive Fest at Soldier Field
So many bros.
Vampire Weekend at UIC Pavilion
Ezra, Rostam and the two Chrises bring 'Modern Vampires' to our city.
Die Antwoord at Riviera Theatre
Ninja, Yolandi and DJ Hi-Tek premiere bonkers hip-hop from their new 'Donker Mag'.
Haim at Riviera Theatre
We came for Este's bass face and stayed for the Beyoncé cover.
Lana Del Rey at Aragon
The controversial chanteuse eschews 'Ultraviolence' to stick with her hits amidst wicker furniture, flowers and teen screams.
The Knife at Aragon
The beautifully bonkers Swedish group blends aerobics, space cults, gender politics, glitter and drums.
Iggy Azalea at House of Blues
The rising Australian rapper brought a bit of Miami to Chicago and did "Work" with fresh hits from debut album 'The New Classic'.
Schoolboy Q at Metro
Hip-hop's "Man of the Year" delivered hits from 'Oxymoron' to a packed house and cloud of smoke.
Sam Smith at Vic Theatre
The soulful U.K. singer ended the American leg of his tour with a preview of new songs from debut album 'In The Lonely Hour'.
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The National at Chicago Theatre
The sharp-dressed gentlemen bring 'Trouble' to the historic venue on State Street for the first show of a four-night stand.
Phantogram at Riviera Theatre
The New York duo brings pop hooks, hip-hop beats and a boatload of strobes to a sold-out crowd.
Bastille at the Riv
Dan Smith brought huge hits like "Pompeii" and big hair to a crowd of screaming fans.
Dum Dum Girls at Empty Bottle
Sub Pop's gothic girl group rocked a sold-out show with its black bubblegum pop. Check out shots of the band.
Warpaint at Metro
The all-female quartet whipped up eerie harmonies and dark grooves from its mesmerizing new record
Lorde at Aragon
The 17-year-old gothic pop sensation sings 'Royals' under chandelier light
Miley Cyrus at Allstate Arena
Bedazzled weed swimwear is the least weird thing on the Bangerz tour
Kings of Leon at United Center
The Followill boys bring the Southern garage boogie of strong comeback album Mechanical Bull to the home of the Bulls
Justin Timberlake at United Center
A massive career-spanning set (well, minus 'N Sync) from JT
Broken Bells at Vic Theatre
James Mercer and Brian Burton tour a second album of sci-fi pop, After the Disco, in a very Logan's Run stage set.
Public Service Broadcasting at Schubas
J. Willgoose, Esq. and Wriggleworth meld old radio and post-rock.
Pixies at Riviera Theatre
Different bassist, new songs. Same old awesome Frank Black.
2 Chainz at Chicago Theatre
While his lyrics and stage show will not force Kanye West to lose any sleep, the man can bark about the baller lifestyle with wit.
Kanye West at United Center
Yeezus on the mountaintop
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Our favorite moments and faces in the crowd
Chance the Rapper at Riviera Theatre
The hip-hop success story of 2013 hits Uptown
Cut Copy at Riviera Theatre
Aussie house-pop kings shake the Riv. Literally
Drake + Miguel at United Center
Hey, girl. Drake has a ring for you
Zeds Dead at Aragon
Madeon joins in for an end of 2013 blowout
Midlake at Schubas
The Texas act channels the lush prog-rock of groups like Pink Floyd and Camel
Pink at United Center
So she is basically Cirque du Soleil now
Jay Z and Justin Timberlake at Soldier Field
Two of the biggest stars in pop, together, on their suit and tie shit
Icona Pop at Metro
The Swedish pop duo sport lamp hats and serve up catchy cuts from This Is… Icona Pop
She & Him at Aragon
Zooey D. and M. Ward dish out more adorable retro pop
Paramore at Chicago Theatre
Hayley Williams is a bundle of energy
Big Boi at Park West
Outkast is reunited, but Daddy Fat Stacks can get it done on his own