Best of the Year: Top 10 Concerts of 2018 by David

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LP performs at the 9:30 Club, one of the best concerts of the year, on March 5, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2018 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.

As we are nearing 2018’s finale, I have to say that this past year brought with it some of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time. From the big production shows in large theaters to completely packed club shows, there was an intensity to most of the performances this past year that I’ll remember for years to come! Here are my 10 best shows of the year.

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Music Park: Jen Cloher @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 2/1/17

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Jen Cloher plays to a packed Rock & Roll Hotel on Feb. 1, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Jen Cloher, a singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia, has been writing, performing, and releasing brilliant folk pop gems since 2005, but last year’s tour opening for Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett was her first US tour. Jen came to visit DC again on Thursday in her own headlining show at Rock and Roll Hotel.

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Don’t Miss: Jen Cloher @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 2/1/18

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Jen Cloher (Photo courtesy Grandstand Media)

Australian singer-songwriter Jen Cloher released her self-titled fourth album recently via Marathon Artists/Milk! Records. After supporting Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile on tour last year, Jen is returning to DC on a headlining tour with a show at Rock and Roll Hotel on Thursday, Feb. 1.

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