: Though Wired.com readers selected 10 excellent photos
in our music photo contest
, we here at the photo department like to fight for the underdog. Here are our 10 favorite submissions that we think deserved more attention.
Our next twice-monthly photo contest is Heat. It's cold outside this winter, and we need to warm our feet by your photographic fire. Check out the contest page
for more information.
Arcade Fire Encore
Submitted by Ryan Muir
"The Arcade Fire set up their in-crowd encore right in front of my face. Spotlights shining on them from a distance — thousands of people scattered around thinking the show was over. Took me by surprise as much as anybody else.... This was pretty much the most memorable concert-going experience of my life. So glad to have had my camera.”
: Gospel Groove
Submitted by Anonymous
"A group of young South Africans perform a special gospel set for me and a group of visitors to their school in the Cape Flats."
: 1898 Piano
Submitted by Dan Snyder
"In my backyard."
: Stephen Malkmus of Pavement — Houston, 1999
Submitted by Scot Ferguson
"Stephen Malkmus of Pavement — Houston, 1999, their last tour."
: Adding to the Noise
Submitted by throughHislens
"Music means a lot to me, so that's why it was saddening to see this on the ground. But, you can see this transition in music, in that the different mediums that make it up are slowly transitioning into something that was not available at the start. Bittersweet.”
: Barefoot Rock
Submitted by Casey Moore
"Land of Talk — SXSW 2008."
: Bunny Surf
Submitted by M. Young
"Taken at the Vans Warped Tour, Mansfield, Massachusetts, August 2008."
: Achtung Accordion!
Submitted by Fritz Speilemann
"Although far from my favorite instrument, this young dude played his instrument like a god!”
Submitted by Casey Cramer
"Drum in empty prayer room in Hunder Gompa, Nubra Valley, Ladakh, India"
: One-Man Band
Submitted by Elias
"Took this photo in Bath, England. This man was playing on the sidewalk, with both a violin and a guitar simultaneously. He had hooked up the guitar to a foot pedal that played certain notes as he turned the crank."
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