Top Concerts of 2016


Some would have you believe that Beyoncé or Coldplay or maybe even Radiohead put on the best shows in 2016 (probably a couple for LCD Soundsystem, too). If they’re talking about making money, then yes, those artists definitely did. But, judging shows purely on the music, these were my 10 favorites of the year.

Titus Andronicus at Bottom Lounge

Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins at Chicago Theatre

Conor Oberst at Thalia Hall

Mountain Goats at City Winery

The Thermals and Summer Cannibals at Lincoln Hall

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Ezra Furman at Lincoln Hall

Ike Reilly at Double Door

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Brian Fallon at House Of Blues

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The Felice Brothers at Schubas

Cousin Dud/Molehill/Benny Bassett at Beat Kitchen for Music.Defined. 5th anniversary

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