Best Live Acts of 2010: Paste Magazine

Editor Josh Jackson and his staff of writers over at Paste Magazine compiled their list of the Top 20 Live Acts of the Year, which is basically a best concerts of the year list. Two of their picks – Michael Franti & Spearhead and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – are both headed into Nippertown next month (on the same weekend, no less), so you can decide for yourself.

Here’s the Paste rundown:

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1. Janelle Monae
2. Atoms for Peace
3. Jonsi
4. Mumford & Sons
5. LCD Soundsystem
6. Bruce Springsteen
7. Arcade Fire
8. Titus Andronicus
9. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
10. Grinderman
11. The Avett Brothers
12. Sufjan Stevens
13. Frightened Rabbit
14. The Hold Steady
15. The National
16. The Roots
17. Phosphorescent
18. Michael Franti & Spearhead
19. Robyn
20. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings

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