Best of 2013: Our favorite live music photos from coast to coast

We're spoiling you now: Our pick of shots from the year's most dazzling concerts and music festivals

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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick

Paramore

United Center  |  Chicago  |  May 9, 2013

 Paramore concert photos: Live at the United Center (Time Out Chicago)
 Paramore concert photos: Live at Madison Square Garden (Time Out New York)
 Download Paramore on iTunes    Download Paramore on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Depeche Mode

Austin City Limits 2013  |  Austin, TX  |  October 4, 2013

 Depeche Mode concert photos: Live at Austin City Limits 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Delta Machine on iTunes    Download Delta Machine on Amazon

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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick

Ellie Goulding

Lollapalooza 2013  |  Chicago  |  August 3, 2013

 Ellie Goulding concert photos: Live at Lollapalooza 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Halcyon Days on iTunes    Download Halcyon Days on Amazon

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Photograph: Jeremy Witteveen
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Photograph: Joshua Mellin

Kanye West

United Center  |  Chicago  |  December 18, 2013

 Kanye West concert photos: Live at the United Center (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Yeezus on iTunes    Download Yeezus on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Deadmau5

Made in America Festival 2013  |  Philadelphia  |  August 31, 2013

 Deadmau5 concert photos: Live at Made in America Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download > album title goes here < on iTunes    Download > album title goes here < on Amazon

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Photograph: Taso Hountas
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen
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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick

Rihanna

United Center  |  Chicago  |  March 22, 2013

 Rihanna concert photos: Live at the United Center (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Unapologetic on iTunes    Download Unapologetic on Amazon

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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick

Arctic Monkeys

Riviera Theatre  |  Chicago  |  September 23, 2013

 Arctic Monkeys concert photos: Live at the Riviera Theatre (Time Out Chicago)
 Download AM on iTunes    Download AM on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Firefly Music Festival 2013  |  Dover, DE  |  June 22, 2013

 Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert photos: Live at Firefly Music Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert photos: Live at SXSW 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download Mosquito on iTunes    Download Mosquito on Amazon

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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick

Fall Out Boy

Riot Fest Chicago 2013  |  Chicago  |  September 13, 2013

 Fall Out Boy concert photos: Live at Riot Fest Chicago 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Save Rock and Roll on iTunes    Download Save Rock and Roll on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Robin Thicke

Virgin Mobile Freefest 2013  |  Columbia, MD  |  September 21, 2013

 Robin Thicke concert photos: Live at Virgin Mobile Freefest 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Robin Thicke concert photos: Live at Taste of Chicago 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Blurred Lines on iTunes    Download Blurred Lines on Amazon

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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick
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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick
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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick

M.I.A.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2013  |  Chicago  |  July 21, 2013

 M.I.A. concert photos: Live at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Matangi on iTunes    Download Matangi on Amazon

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Photograph: Kenny Rodriguez

The xx

Governors Ball 2013  |  New York City  |  June 9, 2013

 The xx concert photos: Live at Governors Ball 2013 (Time Out New York)
 The xx concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download Coexist on iTunes    Download Coexist on Amazon

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Photograph: Bill Whitmire

Mumford & Sons

Lollapalooza 2013  |  Chicago  |  August 3, 2013

 Mumford & Sons concert photos: Live at Lollapalooza 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Babel on iTunes    Download Babel on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen
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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
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Photograph: Taso Hountas

Alicia Keys

Global Citizen Festival 2013  |  New York City  |  September 28, 2013

 Alicia Keys concert photos: Live at Global Citizen Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Alicia Keys concert photos: Live at the United Center (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Girl on Fire on iTunes    Download Girl on Fire on Amazon

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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

The Cure

Austin City Limits 2013  |  Austin, TX  |  October 5, 2013

 The Cure concert photos: Live at Austin City Limits 2013 (Time Out New York)
 The Cure concert photos: Live at Lollapalooza 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Greatest Hits on iTunes    Download Greatest Hits on Amazon

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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Janelle Monáe

Coachella 2013  |  Indio, CA  |  April 20, 2013

 Janelle Monáe concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download The Electric Lady on iTunes    Download The Electric Lady on Amazon

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Photograph: Bill Whitmire

Muse

United Center  |  Chicago  |  March 4, 2013

 Muse concert photos: Live at the United Center (Time Out Chicago)
 Download The 2nd Law on iTunes    Download The 2nd Law on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Dragonette

Firefly Music Festival 2013  |  Dover, DE  |  June 21, 2013

 Dragonette concert photos: Live at Firefly Music Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Bodyparts on iTunes    Download Bodyparts on Amazon

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Photograph: Erica Gannett

The Darkness

Vic Theatre  |  Chicago  |  January 27, 2013

 The Darkness concert photos: Live at the Vic Theatre (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Hot Cakes on iTunes    Download Hot Cakes on Amazon

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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

MGMT

Virgin Mobile Freefest 2013  |  Columbia, MD  |  September 21, 2013

 MGMT concert photos: Live at Virgin Mobile Freefest 2013 (Time Out New York)
 MGMT concert photos: Live at FYF Fest 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 MGMT concert photos: Live at the Aragon Ballroom (Time Out Chicago)
 Download MGMT on iTunes    Download MGMT on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Elton John

Madison Square Garden  |  New York City  |  December 4, 2013

 Elton John concert photos: Live at Madison Square Garden (Time Out New York)
 Download The Diving Board on iTunes    Download The Diving Board on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen
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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Phoenix

Made in America Festival 2013  |  Philadelphia  |  August 31, 2013

 Phoenix concert photos: Live at Made in America Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Phoenix concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Phoenix concert photos: Live at Lollapalooza 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Bankrupt! on iTunes    Download Bankrupt! on Amazon

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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Local Natives

Greek Theatre  |  Los Angeles  |  September 13, 2013

 Local Natives concert photos: Live at the Greek Theatre (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Local Natives concert photos: Live at the Vic Theatre (Time Out Chicago)
 Local Natives concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download Hummingbird on iTunes    Download Hummingbird on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

La Roux

Coachella 2013  |  Indio, CA  |  April 14, 2013

 La Roux concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 La Roux concert photos: Live at Electric Daisy Carnival (New York City) (Time Out New York)
 Download La Roux on iTunes    Download La Roux on Amazon

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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

LL Cool J

Greek Theatre  |  Los Angeles  |  July 7, 2013

 LL Cool J concert photos: Live at the Greek Theatre (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download All World on iTunes    Download All World on Amazon

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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Ed Sheeran

Madison Square Garden  |  New York City  |  November 7, 2013

 Ed Sheeran concert photos: Live at Madison Square Garden (Time Out New York)
 Download + on iTunes    Download + on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen
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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick

Blink-182

Riot Fest Chicago 2013  |  Chicago  |  September 14, 2013

 Blink-182 concert photos: Live at Riot Fest Chicago 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Neighborhoods on iTunes    Download Neighborhoods on Amazon

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Photograph: Marielle Solan

Talib Kweli

CMJ Music Marathon 2013  |  New York City  |  October 16, 2013

 Talib Kweli concert photos: Live at CMJ Music Marathon 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Prisoner of Conscious on iTunes    Download Prisoner of Conscious on Amazon

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Photograph: Joshua Mellin
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Photograph: Kenny Rodriguez
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Photograph: Taso Hountas

Kings of Leon

Global Citizen Festival 2013  |  New York City  |  September 28, 2013

 Kings of Leon concert photos: Live at Global Citizen Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Kings of Leon concert photos: Live at Governors Ball 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Mechanical Bull on iTunes    Download Mechanical Bull on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Questlove

Afro-Punk Fest 2013  |  New York City  |  August 25, 2013

 Questlove concert photos: Live at Afro-Punk Fest 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Undun by the Roots on iTunes    Download Undun by the Roots on Amazon

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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

The Melvins

FYF Fest 2013  |  Los Angeles  |  August 25, 2013

 The Melvins concert photos: Live at FYF Fest 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download Tres Cabrones on iTunes    Download Tres Cabrones on Amazon

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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Grinderman

Coachella 2013  |  Indio, CA  |  April 19, 2013

 Grinderman concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download Grinderman 2 on iTunes    Download Grinderman 2 on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

The Lone Bellow

Newport Folk Festival 2013  |  Newport, RI  |  July 27, 2013

 The Lone Bellow concert photos: Live at Newport Folk Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 The Lone Bellow concert photos: Live at Austin City Limits 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download The Lone Bellow on iTunes    Download The Lone Bellow on Amazon

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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Band of Horses

Coachella 2013  |  Indio, CA  |  April 12, 2013

 Band of Horses concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download Mirage Rock on iTunes    Download Mirage Rock on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Firefly Music Festival 2013  |  Dover, DE  |  June 22, 2013

 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert photos: Live at Firefly Music Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Greatest Hits on iTunes    Download Greatest Hits on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Tegan and Sara

Pandora's Holiday Discovery Den at the Grand Ballroom  |  New York City  |  December 7, 2013

 Tegan and Sara concert photos: Live at Pandora's Holiday Discovery Den at the Grand Ballroom (Time Out New York)
 Tegan and Sara concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Tegan and Sara concert photos: Live at Lollapalooza 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Heartthrob on iTunes    Download Heartthrob on Amazon

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Photograph: TOR3Y

The Killers

Lollapalooza 2013  |  Chicago  |  August 2, 2013

 The Killers concert photos: Live at Lollapalooza 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Direct Hits on iTunes    Download Direct Hits on Amazon

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Photograph: Virginia Rollison

Bat for Lashes

Webster Hall  |  New York City  |  August 30, 2013

 Bat for Lashes concert photos: Live at Webster Hall (Time Out New York)
 Bat for Lashes concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download The Haunted Man on iTunes    Download The Haunted Man on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Hot Chip

Coachella 2013  |  Indio, CA  |  April 13, 2013

 Hot Chip concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download In Our Heads on iTunes    Download In Our Heads on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Kate Nash

Terminal 5  |  New York City  |  November 9, 2013

 Kate Nash concert photos: Live at Terminal 5 (Time Out New York)
 Download Girl Talk on iTunes    Download Girl Talk on Amazon

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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Deltron 3030

The Fonda Theatre  |  Los Angeles  |  November 24, 2013

 Deltron 3030 concert photos: Live at The Fonda Theatre (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download Event II on iTunes    Download Event II on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Two Door Cinema Club

Coachella 2013  |  Indio, CA  |  April 13, 2013

 Two Door Cinema Club concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Two Door Cinema Club concert photos: Live at Lollapalooza 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Beacon on iTunes    Download Beacon on Amazon

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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick

Krewella

Aragon Ballroom  |  Chicago  |  November 16, 2013

 Krewella concert photos: Live at the Aragon Ballroom (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Get Wet on iTunes    Download Get Wet on Amazon

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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Coachella 2013  |  Indio, CA  |  April 21, 2013

 Red Hot Chili Peppers concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Red Hot Chili Peppers concert photos: Live at Firefly Music Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download I'm With You on iTunes    Download I'm With You on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Newport Folk Festival 2013  |  Newport, RI  |  July 28, 2013

 Ramblin' Jack Elliott concert photos: Live at Newport Folk Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download The Essential Ramblin' Jack Elliott on iTunes    Download The Essential Ramblin' Jack Elliott on Amazon

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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick

AFI

Riot Fest Chicago 2013  |  Chicago  |  September 15, 2013

 AFI concert photos: Live at Riot Fest Chicago 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Burials on iTunes    Download Burials on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

The Joy Formidable

Austin City Limits 2013  |  Austin, TX  |  October 5, 2013

 The Joy Formidable concert photos: Live at Austin City Limits 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Wolf's Law on iTunes    Download Wolf's Law on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

The Milk Carton Kids

Newport Folk Festival 2013  |  Newport, RI  |  July 27, 2013

 The Milk Carton Kids concert photos: Live at Newport Folk Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download The Ash & Clay on iTunes    Download The Ash & Clay on Amazon

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Photograph: Joshua Mellin

She & Him

Aragon Ballroom  |  Chicago  |  June 29, 2013

 She & Him concert photos: Live at the Aragon Ballroom (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Volume 3 on iTunes    Download Volume 3 on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Alabama Shakes

Firefly Music Festival 2013  |  Dover, DE  |  June 22, 2013

 Alabama Shakes concert photos: Live at Firefly Music Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Boys & Girls on iTunes    Download Boys & Girls on Amazon

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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick

The Rolling Stones

United Center  |  Chicago  |  May 28, 2013

 The Rolling Stones concert photos: Live at the United Center (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Grrr! on iTunes    Download Grrr! on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen
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Japandroids

Firefly Music Festival 2013  |  Dover, DE  |  June 22, 2013

 Japandroids concert photos: Live at Firefly Music Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Celebration Rock on iTunes    Download Celebration Rock on Amazon

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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick

Cat Power

Lollapalooza 2013  |  Chicago  |  August 4, 2013

 Cat Power concert photos: Live at Lollapalooza 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Sun on iTunes    Download Sun on Amazon

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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Pusha T

Coachella 2013  |  Indio, CA  |  April 20, 2013

 Pusha T concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download My Name Is My Name on iTunes    Download My Name Is My Name on Amazon

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Photograph: Joshua Mellin

Atoms for Peace

UIC Pavilion  |  Chicago  |  October 2, 2013

 Atoms for Peace concert photos: Live at the UIC Pavilion (Time Out Chicago)
 Atoms for Peace concert photos: Live at Austin City Limits 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Amok on iTunes    Download Amok on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Danny Brown

Afro-Punk Fest 2013  |  New York City  |  August 25, 2013

 Danny Brown concert photos: Live at Afro-Punk Fest 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Old on iTunes    Download Old on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Jimmy Eat World

Austin City Limits 2013  |  Austin, TX  |  October 4, 2013

 Jimmy Eat World concert photos: Live at Austin City Limits 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Damage on iTunes    Download Damage on Amazon

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Photograph: Joshua Mellin
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Blur

Coachella 2013  |  Indio, CA  |  April 12, 2013

 Blur concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download Blur: The Best Of on iTunes    Download Blur: The Best Of on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Pretty Lights

Pandora's Holiday Discovery Den at the Grand Ballroom  |  New York City  |  December 7, 2013

 Pretty Lights concert photos: Live at Pandora's Holiday Discovery Den at the Grand Ballroom (Time Out New York)
 Pretty Lights concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download A Color Map of the Sun on iTunes    Download A Color Map of the Sun on Amazon

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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Death Grips

FYF Fest 2013  |  Los Angeles  |  August 24, 2013

 Death Grips concert photos: Live at FYF Fest 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download No Love Deep Web on iTunes    Download No Love Deep Web on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Lionel Richie

Austin City Limits 2013  |  Austin, TX  |  October 6, 2013

 Lionel Richie concert photos: Live at Austin City Limits 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Tuskegee on iTunes    Download Tuskegee on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Neon Hitch

CMJ Music Marathon 2013  |  New York City  |  October 17, 2013

 Neon Hitch concert photos: Live at CMJ Music Marathon 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download "F**k U Betta" on iTunes    Download "F**k U Betta" on Amazon

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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

The Lumineers

Coachella 2013  |  Indio, CA  |  April 14, 2013

 The Lumineers concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 The Lumineers concert photos: Live at Newport Folk Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download The Lumineers on iTunes    Download The Lumineers on Amazon

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Photograph: Bill Whitmire

Crystal Castles

Lollapalooza 2013  |  Chicago  |  August 2, 2013

 Crystal Castles concert photos: Live at Lollapalooza 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download (III) on iTunes    Download (III) on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Made in America Festival 2013  |  Philadelphia  |  September 1, 2013

 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert photos: Live at Made in America Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert photos: Live at SXSW 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download The Heist on iTunes    Download The Heist on Amazon

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Photograph: Max Herman
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Miguel

Made in America Festival 2013  |  Philadelphia  |  September 1, 2013

 Miguel concert photos: Live at Made in America Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Kaleidoscope Dream on iTunes    Download Kaleidoscope Dream on Amazon

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Photograph: Joshua Mellin
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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick
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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Ice Cube

Greek Theatre  |  Los Angeles  |  July 7, 2013

 Ice Cube concert photos: Live at Greek Theatre (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download Ice Cube's Greatest Hits on iTunes    Download Ice Cube's Greatest Hits on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Deap Vally

Austin City Limits 2013  |  Austin, TX  |  October 5, 2013

 Deap Vally concert photos: Live at Austin City Limits 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Sistrionix on iTunes    Download Sistrionix on Amazon

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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

TV on the Radio

FYF Fest 2013  |  Los Angeles  |  August 24, 2013

 TV on the Radio concert photos: Live at FYF Fest 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download Nine Types of Light on iTunes    Download Nine Types of Light on Amazon

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Photograph: Jeremy Witteveen

Soundgarden

Riviera Theatre  |  Chicago  |  January 29, 2013

 Soundgarden concert photos: Live at the Riviera Theatre (Time Out Chicago)
 Download King Animal on iTunes    Download King Animal on Amazon

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Photograph: Joshua Mellin

Washed Out

Metro  |  Chicago  |  September 13, 2013

 Washed Out concert photos: Live at the Metro (Time Out Chicago)
 Washed Out concert photos: Live at FYF Fest 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download Paracosm on iTunes    Download Paracosm on Amazon

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Photograph: Kenny Rodriguez

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Governors Ball 2013  |  New York City  |  June 8, 2013

 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros concert photos: Live at Governors Ball 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on iTunes    Download Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on Amazon

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Photograph: Hallie Duesenberg
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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Sigur Rós

Coachella 2013  |  Indio, CA  |  April 20, 2013

 Sigur Rós concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download Kveikur on iTunes    Download Kveikur on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Azealia Banks

Firefly Music Festival 2013  |  Dover, DE  |  June 21, 2013

 Azealia Banks concert photos: Live at Firefly Music Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download 1991 on iTunes    Download 1991 on Amazon

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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

The Flaming Lips

Warner Bros. Records Summer Sessions  |  Los Angeles  |  August 2, 2013

 The Flaming Lips concert photos: Live at Warner Bros. Records Summer Sessions (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download The Terror on iTunes    Download The Terror on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Beck

Newport Folk Festival 2013  |  Newport, RI  |  July 28, 2013

 Beck concert photos: Live at Newport Folk Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download "I Won't Be Long" on iTunes    Download "I Won't Be Long" on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Grimes

Coachella 2013  |  Indio, CA  |  April 14, 2013

 Grimes concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download Visions on iTunes    Download Visions on Amazon

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Photo: Hallie Duesenberg

Drake

United Center  |  Chicago  |  December 12, 2013

 Drake concert photos: Live at the United Center (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Nothing Was The Same on iTunes    Download Nothing Was The Same on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Rodriguez

Coachella 2013  |  Indio, CA  |  April 14, 2013

 Rodriguez concert photos: Live at Coachella 2013 (Time Out Los Angeles)
 Download Searching for Sugar Man on iTunes    Download Searching for Sugar Man on Amazon

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Photograph: Taso Hountas

John Mayer

Global Citizen Festival 2013  |  New York City  |  September 28, 2013

 John Mayer concert photos: Live at Global Citizen Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Paradise Valley on iTunes    Download Paradise Valley on Amazon

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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick

Violent Femmes

Riot Fest Chicago 2013  |  Chicago  |  September 14, 2013

 Violent Femmes concert photos: Live at Riot Fest Chicago 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Violent Femmes on iTunes    Download Violent Femmes on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

2 Chainz

Made in America Festival 2013  |  Philadelphia  |  August 31, 2013

 2 Chainz concert photos: Live at Made in America Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download B.O.A.T.S. II #Metime on iTunes    Download B.O.A.T.S. II #Metime on Amazon

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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick
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Tift Merritt

Newport Folk Festival 2013  |  Newport, RI  |  July 28, 2013

 Tift Merritt concert photos: Live at Newport Folk Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Traveling Alone on iTunes    Download Traveling Alone on Amazon

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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick

Blondie

Riot Fest Chicago 2013  |  Chicago  |  September 14, 2013

 Blondie concert photos: Live at Riot Fest Chicago 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Panic of Girls on iTunes    Download Panic of Girls on Amazon

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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Eric Church

Austin City Limits 2013  |  Austin, TX  |  October 6, 2013

 Eric Church concert photos: Live at Austin City Limits 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Download Chief on iTunes    Download Chief on Amazon

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Photograph: Daniel Klutznick

Moby

Spring Awakening 2013  |  Chicago  |  June 14, 2013

 Moby concert photos: Live at Spring Awakening 2013 (Time Out Chicago)
 Download Innocents on iTunes    Download Innocents on Amazon

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Photograph: Taso Hountas
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Phosphorescent

Newport Folk Festival 2013  |  Newport, RI  |  July 26, 2013

 Phosphorescent concert photos: Live at Newport Folk Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
 Phosphorescent concert photos: Live at SXSW 2013 (Time Out New York)
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Beyoncé

Made in America Festival 2013  |  Philadelphia  |  August 31, 2013

 Beyoncé concert photos: Live at Made in America Festival 2013 (Time Out New York)
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From NYC concerts at legendary venues such as the Apollo Theater and Radio City Music Hall to music festivals in the sweltering California desert, Time Out logged an unprecedented number of hours soaking up the country's best live music in 2013. Needless to say, we loved every minute of it. The elder statesmen of the American music festival scene—Coachella and Newport Folk Festival among them—delivered their reliable blend of hype-worthy bands and colorful characters. Meanwhile, young upstart fests like Firefly Music Festival and Jay-Z's Made in America Festival took their game to the next level.

Chicago continued to cement its status as one of the premier urban locales for hosting music fests—with Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Festival, Spring Awakening, Riot Fest and more in the mix, Chicagoans had themselves quite a summer. Unfortunately, Mother Nature wiped out NYC's hopes of being a contender—see Governors Ball, day one.

Along the way, we happily snapped away as our favorite artists delighted the masses. Here are our best concert and festival photos from a wild and wacky, always rockin' 2013.

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