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2006 Year in Pictures

Here is a stunning visual reflection of music in 2006 by photographer Hali McGrath.

Hali McGrath began shooting live music professionally while living in Sydney, Australia in 1993. Raised as a gypsy by her hippie mom, she's lived in 75 different places in both the United States and Europe. "I fell in love with music at an early age. Moving around so much I listened to music all the time - it was the one consistent thing in my world and it was often my main source of comfort in a chaotic lifestyle." Some of Hali's first introductions to music were George Harrison's 'Concert for Bangladesh,' 'Tommy,' 'The Song Remains the Same,' and 'Janis.' Other early musical icons who have shaped her life include John Lennon, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix. Bands such as The Who, Led Zeppelin and Sly & The Family Stone inspired a fascination with the co-operative aspects of making music. "I'm totally awestruck by the art of music and the people who make it. I love to see the interaction between the musicians and the audience - musicians are so generous. To play music in front of people is like being naked, baring it all in the name of passion."

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James Brown at Bimbos 365, San Francisco CA, 1/15/06

Cake at the Warfield, San Francisco, CA, 2/1/06

The Pretenders at SxSW '06, Stubbs, Austin TX, 3/18/06

Wolfmother at Coachella, Indio, CA, 4/29/06

Radiohead at the Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 6/23/06

NoFX at the Warped Tour '06, San Francisco, CA, 7/8/06

Gnarls Barkley at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, 7/19/06

Flaming Lips at Lollapalooza 2006, Chicago, IL, 8/4/06

Death Cab for Cutie at Lollapalooza 2006, Chicago, IL, 8/4/06

Flyleaf at Kron Family Values Tour / Marysville, CA, 8/20/06

Cyndi Lauper at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, 9/15/06

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at the Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA 9/29/06

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Download Festival, Mt. View, CA, 9/30/06

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