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The Top 20 St. Louis Concerts of 2013 

RFT music editor Daniel Hill counts down the top twenty concerts of 2013. (Click on the headline to read the original story about the show.)

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"20.  Har Mar Superstar Gets Sexy at the Firebird

Har Mar shook the Firebird with new songs from recent release Bye Bye 17,
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"19.  Chance the Rapper at the Pageant 12/8/13

Chance came out at 9:30 p.m. to play an hourlong set. His own outfit was simple: a
Daniel Hill
"18.  Masked Intruder Steals Everything From the Parking Lot Around Cicero's

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"17.  The Melvins at the Firebird, 7/23/13

After a looped and warped intro of the cough from the beginning of Black Sabbath's "Swee
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"16.  The Mountain Goats at the Old Rock House, 6/20/13

At the Old Rock House in June, the Mountain Goats played to
Todd Owyoung
"15.  Iron Maiden and Megadeth at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 9/8/13

The lights went down, a bunch of shit exploded, and then the
Kristan Lieb
"14.  Method Man Kicked Me in the Face While Holding My Friend's Hand

A healthy-sized crowd (600 at the door, according to the prom
Publicity photo
"13.  Bob Dylan and Dawes at the Peabody Opera House, 04/23/13

For Bob Dylan's visit to St. Louis in
Jon Gitchoff
"12. Earl Sweatshirt's First Appearance in St. Louis: Review and Photos

Odd Future's premiere wordsmith Earl Sweatshirt finally made an
Steve Truesdell
"11.  Pokey LaFarge at Casa Loma and Third Man Records HQ, 5/31 and 6/1

Outside the Casa Loma Ballroom in early June, storm sirens
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"10.  Alabama Shakes' Commanding and Powerful LouFest Set Belied Its Youth

Just as the sun was starting to set at LouFest in Septemb
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"9.  Bunnygrunt's Twentieth Anniversary Show: Review and Photos

Bunnygrunt rocked Plush for the band's twentieth anniversary in Mar
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"8.  Taylor Swift Red Tour at the Scottrade Center 3/18/13

Seated with an acoustic guitar on a small platform near the rear of the aren
Kendrick Lamar performing live, courtesy of L.A. Weekly. Photo by Timothy Norris.
"7.  Kendrick Lamar Brings the House Down at the Chaifetz Arena 4/17/13

Compton's new "King of West Coast Hip-Hop" (so dubbed by th
Steve Truesdell
"5.  "I Didn't Get Any Sex" - Things Overheard During the National's Set at LouFest

There were so many people saying downright biza
Publicity photo by Audrey Jarrett
"4.  Saint Vitus Returns to St. Louis After Nearly Thirty Years: Recap

Fuzzy distortion, feedback, and a colorist's wet dream of gr
Todd Owyoung
"3.  Nine Inch Nails Triumphantly Comes Out of Retirement at Chaifetz Arena 10/1/13

Reznor didn't speak much at all during the Octo
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"2.  Jeff Mangum at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 1/16/13: Review and Setlist

After a quiet, politely-received set from New York guit
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"1. Bob Reuter Memorial Show: A Review in Photos

When legendary local musician, writer and photographer Bob Reuter died suddenly in August, friends and loved ones
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"20.  Har Mar Superstar Gets Sexy at the Firebird

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