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Monday, December 20, 2010

The Riverfront Times' Best 31 Concerts of 2010: #31-21

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After looking over the (very helpful) comments to my blogpost asking for the year's best concerts, I started perusing our show review archives. I got as far back as July before the archives ended -- which meant that in the past six months alone, we've done over 100 concert reviews. I realized then that choosing ten -- or even twenty -- top concerts from the year was going to be impossible. And so over the next few days, we're going to be counting down the top 31 St. Louis concerts of 2010. (Why 31? Well, there was an extra show or two I just couldn't omit.) Look for the rest of the concerts to be unveiled in lists going live tomorrow and Wednesday right here on A to Z. Part two of this list, #20-11, is here; the top ten is found at this link.)

31. Polysics, The Firebird, February 9, 2010 "Reference points include feeling trapped inside a game of Dance Dance Revolution; being in a room full of anime fans freaking out over J-Pop; Super Mario Brothers 2's soundtrack; fizzy keyboard-punk tunes from Scotland's Bis or fellow Japanese cute-core act Puffy Amiyumi." -- Annie Zaleski Review

30. Tegan & Sara, The Pageant, April 2, 2010

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"The only people having more fun than the Pageant's audience last night were Tegan and Sara Quin." -- Annie Zaleski Review Slideshow

29. OK Go, Old Rock House, April 18, 2010

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"OK Go wowed the crowd with a spectacular array of bells and whistles piled on top of a sturdy foundation of tight musicianship." -- Bob McMahon Review Slideshow

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