The Riverfront Times' Ten Best Concerts of 2010

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(This is the last part of our 31 Best Concerts of 2010 countdown. If you missed part one, #31-21, you can view that here; part two, covering #20-11, can be found here.)

10. Jonsi, The Pageant, November 2, 2010

TODD OWYOUNG
  • Todd Owyoung

"Catharsis. That's the first word that comes to mind." -- Annie Zaleski Review Slideshow

9. Mary J Blige at Lilith Fair, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, July 16

JON GITCHOFF
  • Jon Gitchoff

"Wearing a jumpsuit with a strapless top that threatened to become a wardrobe malfunction - she even had to go offstage for more tape to hold it up at one point - the R&B diva had the entire pavilion up and dancing." -- Annie Zaleski Review Slideshow 8. Tool, Family Arena, June 26, 2010

JASON STOFF
  • Jason Stoff

"Hearing Tool in concert made you realize how much its songs, often so dense and recursive, are about waiting and deferred gratification." -- Matthew Jackson Review Slideshow

7. Mumford & Sons, Off Broadway, June 15, 2010 "Bringing a polished version of rollicking bluegrass and heartbreaking harmonies, Mumford & Sons led a leather-shoe-stomping hoedown." -- Katie Moulton Review

6. Jay-Z, Scottrade Center, March 19, 2010

JON GITCHOFF
  • Jon Gitchoff

"People of all ages, races, and backgrounds piled into the Scottrade Center last night to watch one of the biggest names in music perform." -- Calvin Cox Review Slideshow 5. The National, The Pageant, September 30, 2010

JASON STOFF
  • Jason Stoff

"They debated the meaning of songs, picked each other's nits, and when one brother went one mock too far, the other told him to "shut up."" -- Roy Kasten Review Slideshow

4. Phoenix, The Pageant, August 9, 2010

TODD OWYOUNG
  • Todd Owyoung

"The already lively songs proved to be ever-evolving organisms; Phoenix consistently altered structures, inserted unexpected fills, accentuated tensions and glorified releases." -- Ryan Wasoba Review Slideshow

3. Pearl Jam, Scottrade Center, May 4, 2010

JON GITCHOFF
  • Jon Gitchoff

"In the end, the concert was just what you would want from a Pearl Jam show: no-frills rock, enough hits to please casual fans and enough surprises to satisfy the die-hards." -- Annie Zaleski Review Slideshow 2. LouFest, Forest Park, August 28 and 29, 2010

JON GITCHOFF
  • Jon Gitchoff

"Under gorgeous, sun-filled skies, eighteen acts performed in front of mellow, appreciative crowds." -- Diana Benanti Recap LouFest reviews

1. Lady Gaga, Fabulous Fox, January 7, 2010 Scottrade Center, July 17, 2010

TODD OWYOUNG
  • Todd Owyoung

"Anyone who came to Scottrade Center last night as a Lady Gaga enthusiast left a disciple." -- Diana Benanti Scottrade Center review Scottrade Center slideshow Fabulous Fox review

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