The Year in SD Music

Take a look at our most popular galleries, month by month, in 2011.

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Fluxx
Hip-hop star Nelly filled up downtown's Fluxx on Feb. 18.
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Fluxx
In January, nothing came close to matching the interest of our New Year's Eve coverage of Fluxx with Ryan Schekler & Co.
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Brian Bostrom
Our second most-clicked on gallery of January was Brian Bostrom's gallery from SoundDiego LIVE at the Double Deuce, with River City (pictured) and Hotel St. George.
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Vito Di Stefano
Leading the way in February traffic: SoundDiego LIVE at Anthology with Blackout Party (pictured) and Jesse LaMonaca.
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Eric S. Page
We took folks backstage at the music industry insiders conference Sunset Sessions at La Costa in February, where they got a peek at Stevie Nicks and others.
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Fluxx
SoundDiego fans got an eyeful of hip-hop star Nelly filling up downtown's Fluxx on Feb. 18.
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AP
Our most popular gallery in March was of Lady Gaga's Monster Ball, which made a stop at SDSU -- but you can't see 'em. She made us take down Anthony Tran's great photos. Sorry!
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Brian Bostrom
Also in March: Stevie Harris of Stevie and the Hi-Stax headlined the Beach stage during NBCSanDiego's celebration of authentically local music, art and fashion at the W Hotel.
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John Hancock
We Are Scientists and others kept 'em clicking John Hancock's Indiefest gallery in March.
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Vito Di Stefano
Folks checked out the Hard Rock Hotel Halfway to Halloween party gallery in April -- our No. 1 slideshow for the month featured coverage of a full-out celebration that featured four DJs on two levels.
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Getty Images
Kanye West and Coachella coverage lead the way in April among all our photo coverage.
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Brian Bostrom
Hundreds of music fans headed out to SoundDiego LIVE at Firehouse PB in April to hear Inspired Flight and Hyena's beats -- and thousand clicked on the gallery the next day.
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Fluxx
The Chicago rapper had them on their feet at the downtown club Fluxx in April -- and clicking as well!
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In May, superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold returned to the Hard Rock to kick off the summer -- and more than 200,000 page views.
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Local reggae stars Tribal Theory threw a CD release party on May 7 at the Del Mar Marriott Arterra pool -- and Tina "DJ Tiki" Antoine gallery came in No. 2 for the month.
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Dan Chusid
The Brit post-punk Psychedelic Furs lit up the stage -- and Dan Chusid's gallery on the web -- at the Belly Up in May.
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Vito Photography
Runners in the Rock & Roll Marathon -- and dozens of bands took to the streets of San Diego in June. It was our top gallery for the month.
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Vito Di Stefano
Rock icon Robert Plant Band of Joy captured San Diego in June onstage at Copley Symphony Hall and online.
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Jim Grant
The classic rockers of Rush brought their Time Machine Tour to SD County in June -- and brought fans to SoundDiego in June, thanks to Jim Grant's gallery.
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SoundDiego LIVE blew up at the House of Blues on June 30, thanks to amazing sets by Parker and the Numberman, Republic of Letters and Black Resume -- and it blew up on the site the next day when we posted our gallery.
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Matchbox Twenty played a sold-out show at Pechanga Casino's new open air venue on July 9 with the stage set by opening act Vanessa Carlton. Fans clicked hard on John Hancock's gallery that week.
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Marissa Carter
The singer brought a "Pocketful of Sunshine" to San Diego in July -- and fans to SoundDiego to see Marissa Carter's gallery.
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Vito Di Stefano
There were a lot of laughs, a lot of drama, and some unforgettable music at the San Diego Music Awards in August -- and music fans came to San Diego to see our coverage.
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SoundDiego LIVE popped off at Soda Bar in August -- and generated some great photos for fans.
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Dan Chusid
The original Delaware Destroyer, George Thorogood -- played Humphreys in August, much to the delight of SoundDiego fans.
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The IDentity Festival rolled into South Bay in September -- to the clicking delight of thousands who checked out Samaria Daniel's gallery.
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Jeff "Turbo" Corrigan
Jeff "Turbo" Corrigan was clicking when DJ Pauly D of "Jersey Shore" fame manned the turntables at Intervention at the Hard Rock on Labor Day weekend.
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Ryan Cowen
Grand Tarantula and the San Diego Music Thing was another popular gallery in September -- with photos coordinated by Ryan Cowen for SoundDiego and the SDMT
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Vito Di Stefano
Heaven and Helloween in the Gaslamp led our gallery coverage in October.
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Paul Parks
More than 1,000 local music fans turned out for a mini-festival called StreetBeat that was thrown by Anthology in October -- and a similar number clicked on Paul Parks' gallery a short time later.
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Endoxi headlined SoundDiego LIVE in October at the La Jolla Playhouse -- it was our No. 3 gallery for the month.
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Vito Di Stefano
Fluxx invited DJ Cobra to preside over its Sweet Shoppe launch party in November -- a bash that many were able to see on SoundDiego the next day.
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Marissa Carter
Marissa Carter's gallery of the Warrant/Skid Row show in November also had them clicking.
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Vito Di Stefano
Sure, they were sailing on November at the America's Cup Challenge in San Diego Bay, but when they get back on land, there was a party -- and Vito Di Stefano shot a gallery for SoundDiego.
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Vito Di Stefano
Nothing has come close in December to the popularity of our SoundDiego LIVE at the Bootlegger gallery.
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Marissa Carter
Though a lot of folks like looking at our coverage of 91X's Wrex the Halls shows.
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