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Top 10 concert photos of the summer so far

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It's been a rainy start to our summer so far, but that hasn't stopped Twin Cities fans from busting out their ponchos and going outdoors to take in live music. Between Rock the Garden, Soundset, the Warped Tour, and shows at the Minnesota Zoo's amphitheater, concertgoers have had plenty of chances to unwind under the setting sun (or drizzling clouds) this season. What follows are some of our staff's favorite shots, taken both outside and in the clubs, from this summer's first concerts.

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The Black Keys at Roy Wilkins AuditoriumPhotos by Erik Hess | Review by Erik Thompson
Booker T at Rock the Garden 2011Photos by Nick Wosika | Review by Jeff Gage
Taylor Swift at the Xcel Energy CenterPhotos by Steve Cohen | Review by Peter Scholtes
Venus and All the Pretty Horses at Rock for PussyPhotos by Erik Hess | Review by Andrea Swensson
Rihanna at the Target CenterPhotos by Erik Hess | Review by Andrea Swensson
Astronautalis at the Guthrie TheaterPhotos by Erik Hess | Review by Andrea Swensson
Mötley Crüe and Poison at the Target CenterPhotos by Erik Hess | Review by Danny Sigelman