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Top 61 Concert Photos of 2008 

61 photos from the shows of 2008. Know that these photos will make you long for the hot days of summer music festivals instead of freezing rain.
By David Atlas
St. Louisan Chuck Berry was one of the performers at the Virgin Mobile Festival in August in Baltimore. See more photos from the Virgin Mobile Festival.
By Mark C. Austin
Real Texans know Lone Star tastes better out the side of the can. Check out more photos from Austin City Limits, held in September.
By Mark C. Austin
Robert Plant performed at Bonnaroo. Check out photos from the music festival, held back in August.
By Christopher Victorio
MIA performs in April at Coachella music festival in sunny southern California. See more photos from Coachella.
By Todd Owyoung
Mastodon was one of many acts on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, which swung through town on July 23. Here, Mastodon shakes loose the cobwebs. See more Rockstar Mayhem Festival photos.
By Mark C. Austin
By Lauren Winchester
Attendees of the RFT Music Showcase on June 1 voted the Midwest Avengers as the "best hip hop/rap" group. See more Music Showcase Winners.
By SF Weekly
Independence Day is a chance to celebrate our freedom of speech, right? Check out the 20 most unpatriotic album covers of all time, published on July 4.
By Todd Owyoung
The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, rocked for more than three hours on August 23 at the Scottrade Center. See more Bruce Springsteen photos.
By Sarah Paradoski
Neil Diamond performed on November 2 at the Scottrade Center after postponing two previously scheduled appearances. And when he came, he. was. amazing. See more Neil Diamond photos.
By Jennifer Silverberg
St. Louis rapper Rockwell Knuckles was profiled in our February 27 issue. Read "Fist City: Rockwell Knuckles aims to punch through St. Louis hip-hop's glass ceiling" by Keegan Hamilton.
By Sarah Paradoski
Throngs of New Kids on the Block fans, many in neon garb that recalled the early '90s, flocked to the Scottrade Center on November 10. See more New Kids on the Block photos.
By Todd Owyoung
Sammy Hagar played two consecutive, sold-out shows on November 18 and 19. Only in St. Louis. See more Sammy Hagar photos.
By Jennifer Silverberg
St. Louis rock band Ludo was profiled in our February 19 issue. See more photos of Ludo.
By Todd Owyoung
The Faint performed on December 12 at the Pageant. See more photos of The Faint.
By Todd Owyoung
Cobra Starship, back after a stop here on Warped Tour, were at Pop's in October. See more Cobra Starship photos.
By Nick Lucchesi
The Hold Steady performing on July 19 at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Read more about Pitchfork on A to Z, the RFT's music blog.
By Clay Awsumb
Dirty twang band Kentucky Knife Fight during its video shoot in October. See more Kentucky Knife Fight photos.
By Todd Owyoung
Metallica played a kick-ass show on November 17 at the Scottrade Center. See more Metallica photos.
By Kenny Williamson
Lil Wayne puts on the robe at the end of his August 30 show at Chaifetz Arena. See more Lil Wayne photos.
By Sarah Paradoski
Fall Out Boy played a rare club show on December 3 at the Creepy Crawl. See more Fall Out Boy photos.
By Sarah Paradoski
Just a few days before Halloween, Dimmu Borgir and Danzig performed at the Pageant. See more photos of metalheads in Halloween costumes.
By Todd Owyoung
The Raconteurs rocked the Pageant on June 12. See more Raconteurs photos.
By Sarah Paradoski
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and Blizten Trapper performed on November 1 at the Pageant. See more Stephen Malkmus photos.
By Keegan Hamilton
Dan Deacon performed on April 12 at the Billiken Club at Saint Louis University. See more Dan Deacon photos.
By Lyle Whitworth
Parrotheads populated the parking lot of Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on April 24 for the night's Jimmy Buffet concert. See more parrothead photos.
By Todd Owyoung
Scott Weiland, along with the Eagles of Death Metal and Cold War Kids, performed on December 17 at the Pageant. See more Scott Weiland, Eagles of Death Metal and Cold War Kids photos.
By Todd Owyoung
Of Montreal and its ridiculously colorful and theatrical stage show was performed on October 24 at the Pageant. See more Of Montreal photos.
By Steve Truesdell
The Lot, Schlafly Beer's annual summer concert, got underway on August 23. It turned many otherwise cool musicians into sweat monsters. See more photos from The Lot.
By Todd Owyoung
Rancid performed on June 28 at Pop's. See more Rancid photos.
By Lauren Winchester
Van fuckin' Halen played on April 26 at the Scottrade Center. See more photos of Van Halen and their ass-kickin' fans.
By Lauren Winchester
Van fuckin' Halen played on April 26 at the Scottrade Center. See more photos of Van Halen and their ass-kickin' fans.
By Todd Owyoung
Teen sensation Metro Station brought their colorful pop music and style to Pop's in October. See more Metro Station photos.
By Brent Holzapfel
Death Cab for Cutie headlined an October 13 show at the Fox Theatre. See more Death Cab for Cutie photos.
By Sarah Paradoski
Alice Cooper performed on August 7 at the Pageant. See more Alice Cooper photos.
By Nick Lucchesi
Creepy cross-dressing disco singer Jeffree Starr, hero to androgynous teens with MySpace accounts everywhere, performs on May 8 at the Creepy Crawl. See more Jeffree Star photos.
By Brent Holzapfel
Stars performed on September 25 at the Pageant -- and hung out with fans after the show. See more Stars photos.
By Todd Owyoung
Jewel tried to save our souls on August 15 when she performed here. See more Jewel photos.
By Annie Zaleski
Thom Yorke of Radiohead. The band performed on May 14 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. See more photos of Radiohead.
By Tod Owyoung
Neko Case performed on September 24 at the Pageant. See more Neko Case photos.
By Sarah Paradoski
The many faces of Henry Rollins were on display on November 6 at the Pageant. See more Henry Rollins photos.
By Todd Owyoung
Melodic death metal pioneers -- from Sweden, of course -- In Flames performed on December 9 at the Pageant. See more In Flames photos.
By Brent Holzapfel
Screamy, poppy, not-really-hardcore band Story of the Year held its record-release show on April 22. See more Story of the Year photos.
By Sarah Paradoski
Riddle of Steel played their final show on September 27 at Bluebird. See more Riddle of Steel photos.
By Nick Lucchesi
Public Enemy performed on July 18 at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. See more Public Enemy, Flavor Flav included, photos.
By Keegan Hamilton
!!! performing on July 19 at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Read more about Pitchfork on A to Z, the RFT's music blog.
By Mark C. Austin
Fall Out Boy, along with The Black Crowes, Wilco, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against the Machine and thousands of music fans gathered Oct. 26-28 at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans. See more photos.
By Nick Lucchesi
Vintage Vinyl is the most popular venue for in-store performances. The record outlet proved it again in '08. Here Billy Bob Thornton keeps 'em laughing. See more Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters photos.
By Sarah Paradoski
Dolly Parton performed on August 14 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. See more Dolly Parton photos.
By Steve Truesdell
Motley Crue performed on July 20 in St. Louis. Lots of partying went down in the parking lot as well as on stage. See more Motley Crue party and concert photos.
By Lauren Winchester
Bunnygrunt performed on June 1 at the Delmar Lounge as part of the RFT music showcase. See more RFT music showcase photos.
By Annie Zaleski
Robert Pollard of Guided by Voices played a marathon set on October 10 at the Bluebird. See more Robert Pollard photos.
By Kristy Wendt
Alicia Keys performed on April 27 at the Scottrade Center. See more Alicia Keys photos.
By Todd Owyoung
The Smashing Pumpkins played some hits and lots of droning instrumentals during its show on November 26 at the Fox Theatre. See more Smashing Pumpkins photos.
By Kenny Williamson
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss performed on September 24 at the Fox Theatre. See more Robert Plant and Alison Krauss photos.
By Annie Zaleski
Warped Tour rolled through St. Louis again this year. See more Warped Tour photos.
By Todd Owyoung
311, those masters of neo-jam music and wicked bong rips, performed on July 12 in St. Louis. See more 311 photos.
By Annie Zaleski
Tegan and Sara performed on May 4 at the Pageant. See more Tegan and Sara photos.
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