It's about damn time this year ended. But before it does, we're taking a look back at your favorite stories of 2009. Here, the ten most popular concert reviews from the Backbeat blog. 10. Last Night's Show: The Church with Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody at the Gothic 9. Last Night: Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails at Fiddler's Green 8. Last night: Leonard Cohen at Red Rocks 7. Over the weekend: Bryan Adams at the Paramount Theatre 6. Over the weekend: Vendetta Festival 5. Last night: The Dead at the Pepsi Center 4. Mile High Music Fest Live Reviews: Day Two 3. Mile High Music Fest Live Reviews: Day One 2. Monolith 2009, Day One: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Girl Talk, Of Montreal, the Walkmen and more 1. Monolith 2009, Day Two: The Mars Volta, Chromeo, Monotonix, Phoenix and more
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