The Riverfront Times' 31 Best Concerts of 2010: #20-11

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(This is part two of our 31 Best Concerts of 2010 countdown. If you missed part one, #31-21, you can view that here. The final ten are here.)

20. Todd Rundgren, Roberts Orpheum Theater, September 10, 2010 "Finally the curtain came down, but the last song wasn't over -- the band kept playing, and when they finally stopped, the audience continued singing the chorus for another few minutes a cappella." -- Mike Appelstein Review

19. Menomena, Luminary Center for The Arts, October 11, 2010

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"It was impossible not to enjoy Menomena's gentle raging and understated bombast." -- Diana Benanti Review 18. Black Keys, The Pageant, June 10, 2010 "At last night's sold-out Pageant performance, there were clearly many, many fans happy to bang heads, pump fists and sing loudly with the Akron, Ohio duo." -- Christian Schaeffer Review

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17. Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sheldon Concert Hall, October 20, 2010 "Every voice lifted, every foot stomped until the seats shook." -- Robin Wheeler Review

16. Adam Lambert, The Pageant, August 8, 2010

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  • Todd Owyoung

"Glam, disco, synthpop, rock, goth and dancepop collided in a well-executed, enjoyable show." -- Annie Zaleski Review Slideshow

15. Rush, Verizon Amphitheater, August 22, 2010

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  • Todd Owyoung

"The prog innovators delivered exactly the kind of set its die-hard fans have come to expect." -- Annie Zaleski Review Slideshow 14. Deer Tick, Off Broadway, August 5, 2010 "The night ended with a pretty awesome/cathartic feedback dirge on a guitar that had dried blood on its pickups." -- Roy Kasten Review

13. Dead Weather, The Pageant, April 24, 2010

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  • Jason Stoff

"After a day of tornado sirens, the Dead Weather raged inside the Pageant last night with howling grooves from the deep and dark." -- Katie Moulton Review Slideshow

12. Flaming Lips, The Pageant, September 17, 2010

TODD OWYOUNG
  • Todd Owyoung

"Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd and friends left a sardine-packed Pageant full of grins, a few tears and pure-fucking-joy with all of their typical theatrics, some new tricks and treats and a high-energy show." -- Chrissy Wilmes Review Slideshow

11. Avett Brothers, The Pageant, September 24, 2010

JASON STOFF
  • Jason Stoff

"After ten years and probably a thousand shows with a band that started as -- and has grown into -- a family, the Avett Brothers have a thing or two to say about what they've learned." -- Katie Moulton Review Slideshow

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