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Tampa Bay's best concerts of 2012 (reader picks): Red Hot Chili Peppers, One Direction, Avett Brothers, Die Antwoord and more

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(For the past week on Soundcheck, our contributors have been looking back at the best local concerts of 2012. Today, we're switching things up a bit. We asked our Twitter followers on @tbtsoundcheck to name their favorite local concerts of the year. Here are some of the best responses. Click the links for reviews and photos.)

Mike Lortz (‏@JordiScrubbings): Aesop Rock in Oct at State Theater. On leave from Afghanistan and needed the break. Saw an awesome show and cleared my mind!

Zeynep ‏(@Zippy715): by far - @youngthegiant at the Ritz. They are always worth the show.

Jim Swift ‏(@bomble): Journey, live at the RNC.

Okie Tilo ‏(@Okesene): @DIEANTWOORD brought a high-energy & unpredictablely wild set to a sold-out crowd at @TheRitzYbor in October!

Mark Vidreiro ‏(@markvphotos): Rammstein. Nothing else even comes close. pic.twitter.com/AYkNm7LQ

Lindsey ‏(@lrlupfer): Definitely @theavettbros at @clearwaterjazz. They were tight, energetic, and pleased an unsuspecting crowd.

Gina Morales (@HardRockinGirl): had so much fun at the @97Xonair Next Big Thing, great vibe, great music, beautiful day.

michelle (‏@mmichelleely): One Direction ! It was amazing. 2nd largest crowd on tour and tons of energy !! plus i got to meet the boys :)

BrnzBarbie ‏(@BrnzBarbie): @ChiliPeppers ! Hall of Fame worthy and worth the wait since it was delayed by Anthony Keidis’ foot!

Debbie Viveiros ‏(@LilDebs143): chili peppers

Don G ‏(@scrufynurfherdr): Rush in Tampa nov 3. Played lots of tracks from new album clockwork angels, their best in years

Brian Mahar ‏(@BrianMahar): Best performance of the year goes to @JKENZO (UK) for his set @TURBOTUES in St Pete. Cutting edge bass.

Chris Ressler (@CMRchitect): feral babies, new bruises and crimcult at the bricks ... was as #punx as it got this year. Fantastic show.

Corbitt ‏(@spdrparker): It was @HMBSMS (He's My Brother, She's My Sister) at Heatwave. Seen em before but they were absolutely electric during that set.

Sara Dooley ‏(@SaraDooleyy): jingle ball! I get to meet the amazing Ed sheeran! :) along with Kesha, walk the moon and more!

Krystin ‏(@gearhartk): my favorite was #jingleballTB concert @933FLZ did an amazing job and seeing @justinbieber live made me a #belieber #goodtimes

Haley Rouse (@WolffHaley): #JingleBallTB defiantly !!!!!!!!

43 DAYS 43 DAYS ‏(@BiebsBandits): #JingleballTB DUH! 933 is the best radio station ever...seriously. <3 <3

Aya Aya ‏(
@Faeriegoddess): Blue October at Jannus. Absolutely amazing!

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PREVIOUSLY ON THE BEST TAMPA BAY CONCERTS OF 2012

Jay Cridlin’s picks: Fun., Mutemath, Coldplay, Fiona Apple, Rubblebucket, 97X Next Big Thing, 97X Memorial Day Backyard BBQ

Sean Daly’s picks: The Kills, The Civil Wars, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor

Stephanie Bolling's picks: Radiohead, The Ventures, Fun., Antiwarpt Music Festival, Andrew Bird

Carole Liparoto's picks: Bon Iver; Florence and the Machine; SBTRKT; The Weeknd; Best Coast; Explosions In the Sky; Earth, Wind and Fire; 97X Memorial Day Backyard BBQ

Luis Santana's picks: Lil Kim, KISS, Psy, Machine Gun Kelly

Andrew Carlton's picks: Def Leppard, Morbid Angel, Origin

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:06am]

    

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