James Reed’s Top 10 Concerts of 2012


1. Mary J. Blige with D’Angelo (Bank of America Pavilion, Aug. 21)

2. Alabama Shakes (Paradise Rock Club, April 15)


3. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band (Fenway Park, Aug. 14)

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4. Beach House (Wilbur Theatre, Oct. 15)

5. Fiona Apple (South by Southwest, Austin, Texas, March 14)

6. Dr. John (Paradise Rock Club, June 6)

7. Spirit Family Reunion (Newport Folk Festival, July 28)


8. Bettye LaVette (Wilbur Theatre, Oct. 25)

9. Patti Smith (opening for Neil Young) (TD Garden, Nov. 26)

10. The Remains (Brighton Music Hall, Jan. 13)