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BVChicago’s favorite Live Music Photos of 2012 ——————- (that we took)

The Antlers @ Do Division — 6/03/2012 (photo by Sarah Frankie Linder)

We covered over 200-concerts in the past year on BV Chicago(!). Most of that coverage included pictures from the show, shot by a slew of contributing photographers. Today, the last full day of 2012, we’re listing our favorite live music photos of the year, snapped by names that frequently appear on the site. You may have met some of these folks at shows; they’re all fantastic people and huge music fans, who do their best to discreetly document live performances. Our favorite live music photos of 2012 continue below.

Neurosis’ Scott Kelly @ the Empty Bottle — 1/04/2012 (photo by Carmelo Espanola)

The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser @ Metro — 1/14/2012 (photo by John Yingling)

Portlandia Live @ the Hideout — 1/18/2012 (photo by James Richards IV)

Die Antwoord’s Ninja @ Metro — 2/15/2012 (photo by James Richards IV)

First Aid Kit @ Lincoln Hall — 4/06/2012 (photo by Sarah Frankie Linder)

Perfume Genius @ Schubas — 4/10/2012 (photo by Sarah Frankie Linder)

Parenthetical Girls @ Schubas — 4/10/2012 (photo by Sarah Frankie Linder)

Merchandise’s Carson Cox @ the Mousetrap — 4/25/2012 (photo by Jimmy Farabi)

M83’s Anthony Gonzalez @ the Riv — 5/04/2012 (photo by James Richards IV)

St. Vincent’s Annie Clark @ the Vic — 5/11/2012 (photo by James Richards IV)

Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley @ the Vic — 5/22/2012 (photo by Sarah Frankie Linder)

Roger Waters’ The Wall @ Wrigley Field — 6/08/2012 (photo by James Richards IV)

Radiohead @ First Midwest Bank Amp. — 6/11/2012 (photo by James Richards IV)

Wilco’s Nels Cline @ Fifth Third Bank Ballpark — 7/08/2012 (photo by Matt Ziegler)

St. Vincent @ The Chicago Theatre — 9/18/2012 (photo by Chase Turner)

Grizzly Bear’s Ed Drose @ the Riv — 9/30/2012 (photo by Grant MacAllister)

Angel Olsen @ Schubas — 10/06/2012 (photo by Grant MacAllister)

Smashing Pumpkins @ Allstate Arena — 10/19/2012 (photo by Jimmy Farabi)

Japandroids’ David Prowse @ Metro — 12/13/2012 (photo by Matt Ziegler)

Andrew Bird @ Fourth Presbyterian Church — 12/19/2012 (photo by Sara Pieper)

Happy New Year!

See you in 2013!

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