Top 10 Orange County Concerts of 2009, No. 5: Yeah Yeah Yeahs September 15, Fox Theatre, Pomona

There was good reason for frontwoman Karen O to look so happy during “Zero”–it's one of the best singles of the year, and didn't disappoint live, inviting the listener to truly “shake it like a ladder to the sun,” whatever that means. Their ubiquitous smash “Maps,” which got slowed down to a barely there acoustic affair, made for an excellent encore.

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