Our correspondent's list of best St. Louis concerts of the year

stltoday.com: Daniel Durchholz: 29th December 2011

1. Elvis Costello & the Imposters at the Pageant, July 1: Costello chose the set list via his "Spectacular Spinning Songbook" game-show wheel, injecting an element of chance into a show that was otherwise a sure thing. Added bonus: a surprise appearance by Eddie Vedder.