The Year in SD Music

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

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Hip-hop star Nelly filled up downtown's Fluxx on Feb. 18.
In January, nothing came close to matching the interest of our New Year's Eve coverage of Fluxx with Ryan Schekler & Co.
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.
Vito Di Stefano
Leading the way in February traffic: SoundDiego LIVE at Anthology with Blackout Party (pictured) and Jesse LaMonaca.
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.
SoundDiego fans got an eyeful of hip-hop star Nelly filling up downtown's Fluxx on Feb. 18.
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!
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.
John Hancock
We Are Scientists and others kept 'em clicking John Hancock's Indiefest gallery in March.
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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Kanye West and Coachella coverage lead the way in April among all our photo coverage.
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.
The Chicago rapper had them on their feet at the downtown club Fluxx in April -- and clicking as well!
In May, superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold returned to the Hard Rock to kick off the summer -- and more than 200,000 page views.
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.
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.
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.
Vito Di Stefano
Rock icon Robert Plant Band of Joy captured San Diego in June onstage at Copley Symphony Hall and online.
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.
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.
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.
Marissa Carter
The singer brought a "Pocketful of Sunshine" to San Diego in July -- and fans to SoundDiego to see Marissa Carter's gallery.
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.
SoundDiego LIVE popped off at Soda Bar in August -- and generated some great photos for fans.
Dan Chusid
The original Delaware Destroyer, George Thorogood -- played Humphreys in August, much to the delight of SoundDiego fans.
The IDentity Festival rolled into South Bay in September -- to the clicking delight of thousands who checked out Samaria Daniel's gallery.
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.
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
Vito Di Stefano
Heaven and Helloween in the Gaslamp led our gallery coverage in October.
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.
Endoxi headlined SoundDiego LIVE in October at the La Jolla Playhouse -- it was our No. 3 gallery for the month.
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.
Marissa Carter
Marissa Carter's gallery of the Warrant/Skid Row show in November also had them clicking.
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.
Vito Di Stefano
Nothing has come close in December to the popularity of our SoundDiego LIVE at the Bootlegger gallery.
Marissa Carter
Though a lot of folks like looking at our coverage of 91X's Wrex the Halls shows.
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