Top 10 Photos of 2018 (Photographer Picks)

We asked our good friend and longtime faithful photographer, Jeffrey Neubauer of Neubauer Media, what he thought were the Top 10 Photos of 2018.

Here you can see each of his picks and learn a bit more about the shots through the lens of the cameraman himself.

Wayne Coyne bounces around the crowd at The Flaming Lips show while singing  “Space Oddity”.
I was lucky to be at the right place at the right time for this shot.

The Flaming Lips
KettleHouse Amphitheater – June 4
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This photo was taken at the end of a song called “The shape I’m In” by The Band. (One of my favorite songs of all time).
I think it captures one of the many high points of the show.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
KettleHouse Amphitheater – Aug. 9
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This photo was a full circle moment. Seeing how this band has grown through the years has been amazing. 
They’re also one of the first bands to play all 3 Logjam venues. 

The Lil Smokies
opening for Trampled by Turtles

KettleHouse Amphitheater – July 21
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RKS sold out the Top Hat so it got moved to the Wilma… then they sold out the Wilma.
 I hadn’t listened to the band much but knew I was in for something special. They did not disappoint. WILDEST STAGE PRESENCE EVER!

Rainbow Kitten Surprise
The Wilma – May 1
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When UM makes it to town, it’s always a good time. This past year was no different.
I’ve seen this band over 10 times and I can still never tell what they are going to do.
Plus, they have one of the best lighting designers in the business, Jefferson Waful.

Umphrey’s McGee
The Wilma – March 14
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It’s always fun shooting an artist interacting with the crowd up close and personal.
You get cool moments like this from time to time. The kid knew every word to every song.

Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly
The Wilma – Sept. 23
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One more from the RKS show. For me personally, this is one of my favorite photos. Simple and to the point. 

Rainbow Kitten Surprise
The Wilma – May 1
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Finally got a chance to photograph a member of the Grateful Dead. Bob Weir! Bobby! The Kid! Life List: Check!

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros
The Wilma – Oct. 24
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It was a pretty big year for electronic music in our town and I think this photo conveys how Missoula feels about it. 

Black Tiger Sex Machine
The Wilma – Oct. 7
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Shakewell is such a fun band to shoot and this night was out of control at the Top Hat.
Another right place right time moment… Cove on base dueling Emmit on guitar. It was a funk party!

The Top Hat – Apr. 27
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As always, big thanks to Neubauer Media for helping us capture these amazing moments…and of course, thanks to all of you for helping us create them! 

Don’t forget, you can peruse all of our photos on the galleries page here.