Vote for "The Best Concert Photo of 2009"

Welcome to the first annual Prefix Concert Photo Contest!
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Prizes (Based on most votes):

  • 1st $300
  • 2nd $200
  • 3rd $100
  • Max size: 200K
  • Max dimensions: 500px by 333px or 333px by 500px
  • One entry per user
  • One vote per user

Voting for this contest starts on December 8, 2009

Contest ends on December 31, 2009

  • "coke live music festival (50 cent)"

    50 Cent @ poland

    photo by super50
    coke live music festival in Poland 21/08/2009 50 CENT
  • "The Hands of Doom"

    Tony Iommi/Heaven and Hell @ Bank of America Pavilion

    photo by Tim Bugbee
    A close-up the battered Gibson SG, expertly operated by Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, the man who wrote 'Hand of Doom' and so many other classic songs. I lucked out w/ this shot in that he got right up to the front of the stage on the final song I was allowed to shoot, and the light was enough so that I was able to stop down enough to get most of the image in focus. Such a small image size doesn't do this image justice, but the 20" x 30" print I had made does.
  • "glastonbury"

    Blur @ Glastonbury Festival 2009

    photo by Hannah Wood
  • "James and Kurk"

    Metallica @ O2

    photo by Verity Burgess
    At the Death Magnetic launch gig at the O2 earlier this year
  • "Ida Maria @ Webster Hall in NYC"

    Ida Maria @ Webster Hall

    photo by Bryan Kremkau
    Ida Maria posing for cameras at Webster Hall in NYC. This shot was taken in March 2009.
  • "Little Boots"

    Little Boots @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

    photo by Olga Bas
    Ms. Hesketh performed in the round for an appreciative audience.
  • "Levitation"

    Mika @ United Palace Theatre

    photo by Natasha Ryan
  • "Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs"

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Radio City Music Hall

    photo by Kathryn Yu
    September 23, 2009 -- Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs performs at Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York. © 2009 Kathryn Yu. All rights reserved.
  • "Amanda Blank at Terminal 5"

    Amanda Blank @ Terminal 5

    photo by Hannah Rad
    Amanda Blank kicked off her series of tour dates as Peaches' opening act at New York City's Terminal 5 on November 14, 2009.
  • "Let There Be Rock"

    AC/DC @ Giants Stadium

    photo by Bao Nguyen
    Angus Young of AC/DC performs at Giants Stadium.
  • "Ted Leo and the Pharmacists @ the Suffolk"

    Ted Leo and the Pharmacists @ The Suffolk

    photo by Ryan Muir
    Ted Leo and the Pharmacists perform at the Suffolk in New York City's Lower East Side during the 2009 CMJ Music Festival. October 23rd, 2009. Shot on assignment for <A href=""></a>.
  • "a place to bury strangers "

    A Place to Bury Strangers @ Middle East Club

    photo by Chris Becker
  • "Kap Bambino at The Studio at Webster Hall"

    Kap Bambino @ The Studio at Webster Hall

    French duo Kap Bambino perform at The Studio at Webster Hall on November 14, 2009. Copyright Kyle Dean Reinford.
  • "black flips"

    The Black Lips @ williamsburg waterfront

    photo by sam horine
    jared swilley of the black lips does a front flip into the crowd at jelly nyc's pool parties in williamsburg brooklyn.
  • "Nick Zinner"

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ All Points West 2009

    photo by Chad Kamenshine
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs at APW 2009
  • "Thee Oh Sees @ The Bell House"

    Thee Oh Sees @ The Bell House

    photo by Jonny Leather
    Because grimy, grainy, black & white photography, and raw gritty rock and roll are dying arts.
  • "Perry Farrell & Dave Navarro Rocking"

    Jane's Addiction @ Lollapalooza

    Jane's Addiction closing Lollapalooza 2009. Grant Park, Chicago. Showmanship at its finest. Copyright 2009 Margarita Gonzalez. All Rights Reserved.
  • "Yeah Yeah Yeahs"

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Electric Factory

    Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs onstage at Electric Factory in Philadelphia.

    Incubus @ Ford Amphitheatre

    photo by Jason Wilder
    Photo of Brandon Boyd of Incubus taken on 08/15/09 in Tampa Florida at the Ford Amphitheatre.
  • "Joshua Third"

    The Horrors @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg

    photo by Leah Marchesano
  • "Florence and the Machine Headlines New York"

    Florence + The Machine @ Bowery Ballroom

    photo by Anthony Cuellar
    This picture was taken at Bowery Ballroom on 10/27/09 during Florence + The Machine's very first headlining show in New York! She was absolutely great to photograph!
  • "Nine Inch Nails @ The Bowery Ballroom"

    Nine Inch Nails @ Bowery Ballroom

    photo by Matthew Drazin
    I took this shot at the insanely packed and absurdly hard to get into Bowery Ballroom to celebrate one of the last ever shows on Nine Inch Nails.
  • "A Place To Bury Strangers"

    A Place To

    uploaded by Valerio Berdini
    A Place To Bury Strangers, Brooklyn shoegazers live in UK.
  • "Grace Jones"

    Grace Jones @ Hammestein Ballroom

    photo by Matt Gross
    Grace Jones @ Hammerstein Ballroom. July 2009.
  • "Lost In The Music"

    Maps @ Cargo

    photo by Will Hines
    10/27/09. Mercury nominated Maps (aka James Chapman) played a triumphant homecoming gig in London.
  • "I'm Ready"

    Jack's Mannequin @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

    photo by Amy Willard
    Andrew McMahon of Jack's Mannequin leaps from atop of his piano during the June 16, 2009 performance at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.
  • "Punk Goes Metal"

    Travis Clark @ The Norva in VA

    photo by Adam DeAngelis
    Travis Clark from We the Kings.
  • "keep on rockin'"

    Paramore @ Merriweather Post

    uploaded by Kelli Brown
    Hayley Willams of Paramore at MTV's Ulalume Festival.
  • "Allison Mosshart of The Kills"

    The Kills @ Webster Hall

    photo by Meg Clark
  • "Stars of Track and Field"

    Stars of Track and Field @ Sonar

    photo by Tanya Gelman
    At Sonar in Baltimore, MD
  • "Jay Reatard's New Band"

    Jay Reatard @ The Earl

    photo by Molly Bassett
  • "Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello"

    Gogol Bordello @ Sasquatch Music Festival, The Gorge WA

    Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello performs at The Sasquatch Music Festival 2009.
  • "Schizophrenia"

    Brokencyde @ Warped Tour-Invesco Field

    photo by Chase Baker
    Denver, Colorado Warped Tour 2009.
  • "That's what I'm talking about!"

    Wolfmother @ Music Hall of Wiliamsburg

    photo by Carlheinz Bayer
    Wolfmother in NY. I had a blast!
  • "good HEALTH"

    Health @ East River Park, Brooklyn

    photo by Lara Longo
    Jake Duzsik of LA's HEALTH. Brooklyn, 2009.
  • "Stephen O'Malley"

    Gravetemple @ Institute of Contemporary Arts

    photo by Dave Knapik
    Taken at Gravetemple's November 16, 2009 gig at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts, here we see guitarist Stephen O'Malley emerging from the fog.
  • "Ra Ra Riot"

    Ra Ra Riot @ Webster Hall

    Alexandra Lawn of Ra Ra Riot at Webster Hall, April 4 2009.
  • "Wow Yow!"

    The Jesus Lizard @ Fun Fun Fun Festival - Austin, TX

    photo by Chad Wadsworth
    David Yow of Jesus Lizard gets horizontal at Austin's Fun Fun Fun Festival
  • "World/Inferno "

    World/Inferno Friendship Society @ Webster Hall

    photo by Lauren Goldberg
    Jack Terrycloth at the start of their show on January 9th.
  • "Phoenix"

    Phoenix @ Hammerstein Ballroom

    Phoenix at Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC, 12/2/09
  • "So So Glos @ Market Hotel"

    The So So Glos @ Market Hotel

    photo by Roger Kisby
    The So So Glos perform onstage at the Market Hotel on May 23, 2009 in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Roger Kisby)
  • "Astronautalis in Maine"

    Astronautalis @ Bubba's Sulky Lounge

    photo by Bryan Bruchman
    Though Astronautalis is an indie rapper based in Seattle, he loves to make the trip all the way across the country to play crazy shows in Portland, Maine. In this case, it was his second time back with Boyfriends, Inc. partner Bleubird inside a year, and the last time they came around and played at Bubba's Sulky Lounge (a dive bar with hidden rooms, taxidermy, and two light up disco dance floors) had become the stuff of legends and made for an excellent show. He's currently touring Europe with Tegan & Sara.
  • "Atsuo of Boris with Crowd"

    Boris @ Kutsher's Country Club

    photo by Dave Surgan
    Boris's drummer at ATP NY 2009
  • "Boys Like Girls"

    Boys Like Girls @ Town Ballroom

    Martin Johnson, of Boys Like Girls, performing on the first day of their Op Tour, in Buffalo, NY (at Town Ballroom).
  • "Metallica"

    Robert Trujillo @ MSG

    photo by Paul Bachmann
    Bassist Robert Trujillo performs with Metallica at Madison Square Garden , NYC (Nov 09)
  • "Friendly Fires"

    Friendly Fires @ Paradise

    photo by Jason Bergman
    Friendly Fires play at The Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA on 3/28/09 as part of the NME Tour
  • "Kele Okereke of Bloc Party Wailing"

    Kele Okereke @ Terminal 5

    photo by Faith-Ann Young
    Bloc Party's lead singer Kele Okereke has fierce, impressive presence on stage. He's so emotive with his face and hands, and always thrusting 100 % into each performance. Case in point.
  • "Maximo Park @ Le Cargo (France - Normandy)"

    Maximo Park @ Le Cargo

    photo by Solly
    This picture was taken with a canon eos 450D at one of Maximo Park's show in France during their latest European tour.
  • "Karens got a date with the night!"

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Crystal Ballroom

    photo by William Everson
    The Finale of their Portland Concert at the Crystal Ballroom
  • "pete seeger and friends at newport folk festival"

    pete seeger and friends @ fort adams state park

    photo by jennpelly
  • "Carl McCoy - Fields of the Nephilim"

    Carl McCoy - Fields of the Nephilim @ Amphi Festival 2009

    photo by Martin Black
    Carl McCoy - Fields of the Nephilim

    Spinnerette @ Call the Office

    Ex-Distillers queen Brody Dalle kicks arse and collects heads with new band Spinnerette in Ottawa, Canada. Kodak 800 film. Kate Yang-Nikodym, 2009.
  • "Kathy Foster of The Thermals"

    The Thermals @ Pitchfork Music Festival

    photo by Max Herman
    The Thermals put on one of the most energetic sets at Pitchfork, and Kathy Foster with her jumps was great to shoot.
  • "Give Me A Beat."

    Girl Talk @ House of Blues

    photo by Whitney Steere
    This was taken at the Girl Talk concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey at the House of Blues in The Showboat on November 28, 2009.
  • "Kevin Barnes (Of Montreal)"

    Of Montreal @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

    photo by Devyn Manibo
    taken on April 16th, 2009
  • "Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt"

    Lightning Bolt @ Above the Auto Parts Store

    photo by Leia Jospe
    Lightning Bolt play at Above the Auto Parts Store in Bushwick, Brooklyn on October 30th, 2009
  • "Brophy - A Prick 4 Life"

    The Pricks @ Galaxy Theater

    photo by Clayton Woodley
    Brophy, founder and lead vocals of The Pricks, gets up close and personal as thousands of fans scream inside the Galaxy Theater in Orange County, California.
  • "Gwen Stefani - No Doubt"

    Gwen Stefani @ The Woodlands Pavilion

    photo by Abel Longoria
    Gwen Stefani - No Doubt May 31, 2009 The Woodlands Pavilion Houston, Texas
  • "She Says @ Wiener Stadthalle"

    She Says

    photo by Philipp Hutter
    She Says @ Wiener Stadthalle
  • "Grooms @ The Whitney Museum"

    Grooms @ Whitney Museum

    Emily Ambruso of the band Grooms preforming at the Whitney Museum © 2009 Elaan Ventura Bourn. All rights reserved
  • "Bebel Gilberto at The Box NYC"

    Bebel Gilberto @ The Box

    photo by Joe Revitte
    We caught the lovely Bebel Gilberto at the intimate venue The Box in Manhattan in late September. There were so many fans packed in the tiny venue that the only possible to take a snapshot was through a mirror.
  • "Metallica Mic"

    Metallica @ MSG

    photo by Raynal R. Reyes
    Metallica at MSG Nov 09
  • "Touched by the hand of Moz"

    Morrissey @ Webster Hall

    photo by Ellen Lee
    Morrissey. Undeniably charming. You stand in line for hours, hoping for a mere touch by the man. Others are willing to trample you for the same moment of contact. The energy is all-consuming. [Morrissey @Webster Hall in New York City, on March 25, 2009]
  • "Mudhoney crowd surfer"

    Mudhoney @ Slabtown

    photo by Jason Quigley
    Mudhoney playing at Slabtown, a small bar in Portland, Oregon.
  • "If I can't dance to it, its not my revolution"

    My First Earthquake @ Cafe Du Nord

    photo by Amber Gregory
    Rebecca Bortman of My First Earthquake performing in one of San Francisco's best, tiniest, sweatiest venues in November 2009. What a fantastic show. This was one of those special moments of connection that all concert photographers strive for. Beautiful :D
  • "Clapping along with Rooney"

    Rooney @ El Corazon

    photo by Abby Williamson
    This came as a complete accident. I was trying to focus on Rooney guitarist Taylor Locke, because he's just so damn charismatic, but because his mic stand got in the way, my lens decided to autofocus on the girl standing in front of me clapping along to "If It Were Up To Me." This Rooney/Tally Hall/Crash Kings show was my second foray into concert photography with my new 50mm f/1.8 lens, and I'm hooked.
  • "Bass Bombs"

    Rob Trujillo of Metallica @ Madison Square Garden

    photo by Cory Schwartz
    Rob Trujillo Killing it at the Garden!!
  • "HEALTH"

    Health @ Bowery Ballroom

    photo by Lauren Monaco
    HEALTH playing Bowery Ballroom in NYC on September 24, 2009.
  • "Screaming Females"

    Screaming Females @ Above the Auto Parts Store

    photo by Rebecca Smeyne
    The band and their fans meld into each other during the finale of Myopenbar's party Above the Auto Parts Store in Bushwick, Brooklyn, during this year's CMJ. I curated this show which also included JEFF: the Brotherhood, Surfer Blood and Sisters.
  • "Kid Canaveral"

    Kid Canaveral @ The Mill, Edinburgh

    photo by Edmund Fraser
    Kid Canaveral in Edinburgh
  • "No Age at Work/Sound"

    No Age @ Work/Sound

    photo by Nathan Backous
    Portland, OR - May 15th, 2009
  • "Phoenix @ ACL Fest '09"

    Phoenix @ Zilker Park, ACL Fest

    Phoenix singer Thomas Mars descends into the crowd during the band's encore at ACL Fest in Austin, Texas - October 2009.
  • "Karen O // Yeah Yeah Yeahs."

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Coachella Festival.

    photo by Guy Eppel
    Captured on the main stage at Coachella Festival 2009.
  • "reach for the stars"

    Tombs @ cake shop

    photo by paul birman
    ted patterson of 'burnt by the sun' brought his son along for their only US show. here he is rocking out on his grandpa's shoulders next to andrew hernandez of the local black metal heroes 'tombs'.
  • "Rammstein @ Bercy, Paris (France) | December 09th,"


    photo by Nicolas PATAULT
  • "Damon Albarn"

    Blur @ Hyde Park

    photo by Pooneh Ghana
    Blur // Hyde Park London // July 2nd, 2009
  • "Wavves"

    Wavves @ Babalu / Munich

    photo by Käthe deKoe
    Stephen Pope of Wavves gives all his energy to the music
  • "Grizzly Bear at Sunset"

    Grizzly Bear @ East River State Park

    Grizzly Bear played a jam packed East River State Park in Williamsburg Brooklyn, while Jay-Z, Beyonce and Senator Chuck Schumer watched. The sunset couldn't have been more perfect to accompany the music.
  • "Friendly Fires"

    Friendly Fires @ Atomic Café

    Guitarist Edd Gibson of Friendly Fires at a gig at the Atomic Café (Munich) in March 2009.
  • "Steel Panther @ 229 Great Portland Street 16.06.09"

    Steel Panther @ 229 Great Portland St.

    photo by Hannah Thomas
  • "Bring Me The Horizon"

    Bring Me The Horizon @ Leeds Met Uni

    photo by James Arnold
    Bring Me The Horizon at Leeds Met Uni (21/11/09).
  • "Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds"

    Nick Cave @ 4th & B in San Diego, CA

    photo by Shannon Thier
  • "RIP DJ AM"

    Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein @ Undftd surprise show

    photo by SheighZam!
    We lost many of the best this year. Adam was my favorite. May he rest in peace. Not entering to win, just to pay respect to an amazing DJ & humble man.
  • "Gabe Saporta - Cobra Starship"

    Cobra Starship @ House of Blues

    photo by Amanda Ortman
    Cobra Starship Orlando, FL House of Blues OP Tour
  • "Massive Attack @ Paris, Zénith | 10.11.2009"

    Massive Attack

    This picture is very graphic, so I think it can enter this contest. Not my best, but my favorite. Hope It can reach some place, as I upload it the 31th 02:41 am @ Paris ;)
  • "Alice Glass "

    Crystal Castles @ All Points West

    photo by Ken Bachor
    Alice Glass of Crystal Castles performs at the All Points West Music & Arts Festival, 2009.
  • "From The Darkened Woods"

    Antim Grahan @ GAA Hall, Kathmandu

    photo by Umes Shrestha
    Pankaj Shakya, guitarist for black metal band Antim Grahan from Kathmandu, Nepal plays while headbanging during Halloween IV Concert.