Best concerts of 2012

My favorite concerts from the past year. Just 10 very memorable and outstanding performances of a hundred concerts I attended; there were so many other great ones…

1. Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Sept. 16 at Riot Fest (Humboldt Park). Blog post.

2. Glen Campbell, Jan. 26 at Rialto Square Theater. Blog post.

3. Ida, Jan. 29 at Saki. Blog post and photos.

4. Jeff Mangum, Feb. 8 at the Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee. Blog post.

5. Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Oct. 11 at the United Center. Blog post.

6. Willis Earl Beal, April 19 at the Hideout. Blog post and photos.

7. Patrick Watson, June 1 at Lincoln Hall. Blog post and photos.

8. Le Butcherettes, June 2 at Do-Division. Blog post and photos.

9. The Cairo Gang, Dec. 9 at the Burlington. Blog post and photos.

10. Eighth Blackbird and other musicians perform John Luther Adams’ “Inuksuit,” Aug. 26 at the Pritzker Pavilion. Blog post and photos.

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