Given the dizzying array of musical acts that tramp through San Francisco every year, and the number of those shows our hard-working photographers attend, it was no easy feat to round up their best shots. What follows is a sampling of some of the most exciting, interesting live music photos All Shook Down and SF Weekly captured in 2010, starting with Lady Gaga at the HP Pavilion.
X Japan at the Fox Theater
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros at Bimbos
Faith No More at the Warfield (Opener Jello Biafra pictured.)
Aerosmith at Oracle Arena