Best of 2016: Paige K. Parsons’ favorite concert photos of 2016

Kanye West (By: Paige K. Parsons) Editor's note: One of the best photographers in the Bay, Paige K. Parsons is at shows year-round covering acts large and small and always with a great eye for a moment. Below are 22 of her favorite photos that she took of live music in the Bay Area from the last year that caught her eye, from acts as big as The Cure and Kanye West to local acts The Seshen at our own Phono Del Sol to Chance The Rapper at Outside Lands. Take a look at all these memorable photos.

You are what you love: Rob Goodman’s six favorite Bay Area shows in 2016

The Cure, May 2016 (photo: Rob Goodman) Year after year, I’m reminded that among all the chaos in the world — especially during this tempestuous time in the United States — there is one oasis of jubilation, one place to go to pause, to thrash, to meditate, or just...listen. Shows bring people together on a level you rarely feel in any other setting. There were times this year when I had hoped for a greater level of protest from the artists I admire most, but we’re only human, after all — processing the present the best we can. In retrospect, [...]

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