Best of the Year: Top 10 Photos of 2018 by Mark C.

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Sarah Shook fronts The Disarmers at Pearl Street Warehouse on Sept. 12, 2018. Mark Caicedo chose a picture from this show (but not this one) as one of his Top 10 of 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

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.

Women have long been major influences in music history, going back to the jazz greats like Nina Simone Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald; through country legends Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly; pop icons like Bette Midler, Madonna, and Cyndi Lauper; and the rock and blues greats Janis Joplin, Joan Jett, Deborah Harry and Chrissie Hynde.

Today, while female musicians like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Pink, and Adele continue to break boundaries, local and regional bands feature women whose talent, drive and influence is just as powerful as the superstars.

My Top 10 concert photos of the year salute 2018 as the Year of Women.

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Music Park: Sarah Shook & The Disarmers @ Pearl Street Warehouse — 9/12/18

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Sarah Shook fronts The Disarmers at Pearl Street Warehouse on Sept. 12, 2018. (Photo by Marc Caicedo)

I was expecting Lucinda Williams meets Dwight Yoakam when Sarah Shook & The Disarmers took the stage at Pearl Street Warehouse recently. Well, I got that… and a whole lot more.

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Music Park: Sarah Shook & The Disarmers @ Pearl Street Warehouse — 4/26/18

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Sarah Shook performs at Pearl Street Warehouse on April 26, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers rocked the house with their style of take-no-prisoners country music. The high-energy set turned up the volume on classic country themes like drinking, breakups, and breaking up and getting drunk. A raucous crowd packed into the Pearl Street Warehouse Thursday to hear it.

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Don’t Miss: Sarah Shook & The Disarmers @ Pearl Street Warehouse, 4/26/18

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Sarah Shook and The Disarmers (Photo by John Gessner)

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers released Years, their second full-length album, on April 6 via Bloodshot Records. The country music singer and her band are on tour with a stop at Pearl Street Warehouse on April 26.

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