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The Best Concerts I Saw in Arizona in 2013

I'm sure you're burnt out on reading best of 2013 lists by now, but taking an extra two weeks to wrap up the best shows of the year list was productive. For one, it's tough to compare a small, intimate show like Jimmy Eat World's mini-Arizona tour against massive productions employed by the likes of Kanye West and Nine Inch Nails.

It's even more difficult because even though I probably went to more shows than you last year (81 total!), I still didn't get to see everything. I caught only glimpses of Fleetwood Mac, Kendrick Lamar, and The Who thanks to photo restrictions. There were plenty of scheduling conflicts where I may or may not have made the right call, and there is the fact that I missed most of September thanks to traveling -- but in the mean time, I was able to see the likes of My Bloody Valentine, The Breeders, The Replacements, Brand New, and more out of state, so I'd say it was productive.

Disclaimer- this is not an all-encompassing best shows of the year list. These are the 10 Arizona shows I enjoyed most in 2013 that are loosely in order.

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Melissa Fossum
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