Our 15 best live music GIFs of 2012

Yeah! It's time to run down the year in live music GIFs. This Black Sabbath fan from Lollapalooza this summer embodies how psyched we are to share these with you.

With help from photographers Erik Hess, Anna Gulbrandsen, and Stacy Schwartz, this was a year for the already excellent visual representations from live events to take on a more, ahem, active role. Here are 15 of our best GIFs of 2012.

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Minnesota Joe:


Here, Erik Hess captured the acrobatics of extraordinaire Minnesota Joe performing a move he called Cannonball as a companion to our cover story about local b-boy stars. Maybe this isn't your textbook definition of "live music," but it's far more active than most shows we attended this year.

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10 gorgeous GIFs of Minnesota Joe's best b-boy moves
Twin Cities b-boys represent: How unlikely Minnesota breakdancing stars took the world by storm

Rock the Garden at Walker Art Center, 6/16/12:



This was Erik Hess' first collection of GIFs for City Pages, and it immediately showed his attention to the wild ways that bodies move. At top, we see 89.3 the Current's Mark Wheat flying through the air to introduce Doomtree, and then Sims, Dessa and P.O.S. showing how to get down.

See Also:
10 gorgeous GIFs from Rock the Garden 2012
Review: Rock the Garden at Walker Art Center, 6/16/12


Amon Tobin at Orpheum Theatre, 9/6/12:


Photographer Anna Gulbrandsen got in on the GIF action too with this flowing piece that shows how elaborate Amon Tobin's live visuals were during his show at the Orpheum in September.

See Also:
Amon Tobin at Orpheum Theatre, 9/6/12


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13 comments
hannebrockhoff
hannebrockhoff

@rasmusardahl @JonasVillumsen Fedt!! Godt nytår til mine favorit fodbolddrenge btw :-)

annag02
annag02

@gimme_noise @fivesixzero @Staciaann Hell yeah. I'm going to hone my GIF-making skills for 2013.

Staciaann
Staciaann

@gimme_noise oh whew! I thought it was one I was in from @SlingshotAnnie's party. Heh... @NeilDiamond is much better!!

gimme_noise
gimme_noise

@Staciaann @fivesixzero @annag02 oh yes!

Erik Hess
Erik Hess

Already looking forward to next year's summer GIF season.

JonasVillumsen
JonasVillumsen

@hannebrockhoff @rasmusardahl Jaaaa, godt nytår! :)

fivesixzero
fivesixzero

@gimme_noise @Staciaann @annag02 Most of mine should come with a seizure warning. :/

cinatyte
cinatyte

@fivesixzero What is even happening in your Dave Matthews one? He looks like he's delivering a sermon in There Will Be Blood.

gimme_noise
gimme_noise

@fivesixzero @LocalCurrent @cinatyte I'm just glad it's silent.

fivesixzero
fivesixzero

@LocalCurrent @cinatyte I think it was at that moment that I fully understood the form. GIFs make the creepy even creepier.

LocalCurrent
LocalCurrent

@fivesixzero @cinatyte SUPER CREEPY. I can't look away.

fivesixzero
fivesixzero

@cinatyte That was his first gesture of greeting to his adoring fans. Was creepy, off putting, egotistical. So I gif’d it, for posterity.

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