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Miley Cyrus brings her Bangerz tour to Allstate Arena with openers Icona Pop, March 7, 2014.
Photographer: cousindaniel.comMiley Cyrus brings her Bangerz tour to Allstate Arena with openers Icona Pop, March 7, 2014.

Concert reviews and pictures

Browse photo galleries of the most notable recent live music shows and festivals in Chicago

Zach Long
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Zach Long
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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 for more fresh concert photos.

RECOMMENDED: See our complete list of new and upcoming concerts in Chicago

Wilco at Riviera Theatre

Wilco at Riviera Theatre

Wilco kicked off its six-night stand at the Riv, taking requests and digging into its back catalog

Lana Del Rey at Aragon

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 Knife at Aragon

The beautifully bonkers Swedish group blends aerobics, space cults, gender politics, glitter and drums.

Iggy Azalea at House of Blues

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

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

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'.

Bastille at the Riv

Bastille at the Riv

Dan Smith brought huge hits like "Pompeii" and big hair to a crowd of screaming fans.

Warpaint at Metro

Warpaint at Metro

The all-female quartet whipped up eerie harmonies and dark grooves from its mesmerizing new record

Lorde at Aragon

Lorde at Aragon

The 17-year-old gothic pop sensation sings 'Royals' under chandelier light

Broken Bells at Vic Theatre

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.

2 Chainz at Chicago Theatre

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.

Midlake at Schubas

Midlake at Schubas

The Texas act channels the lush prog-rock of groups like Pink Floyd and Camel

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