We list a lot of shows (9,761 this year in NYC, to be exact) for lots of bands.
We crunched the year-end numbers and below is some super interesting show data we dug up.
The following 10 bands had the most shows listed on Oh My Rockness in New York City in 2016 A.D..
Please note #1: There are bands who have played more shows in NYC this year than those mentioned here -- we just didn't list them.
Please note #2: It's possible that the bands mentioned here played even more shows in NYC than what's indicated below -- we just didn't list them.
Please note #3: I don't know why we didn't list them -- we just didn't list them.
Please note #4: If you're in a band and you've read the first three notes (in bold, no less) and you still complain about this list we suggest sitting quietly in a chair for a few minutes every day until you start to feel a bit better about things -- make sure your posture is good so you can fully breathe.
#1 Thick - 45 Shows Listed in 2016
“Girlwave. Garage. Punk. Drunk."
Thick is a hella good band and they shred something sick.
#2 Fruit and Flowers - 35 Shows Listed in 2016
Moody post ____ psych punk.
Think swirls meets riffs meets all the feels.
#3 Surf Rock is Dead - 32 Shows Listed in 2016
Super solid jingle jangle pop!
Surf Rock is Dead made our Top 20 “Hardest-Working Bands of 2015" list too.
Still working hard - still hustling - still sweet!
#4 Stuyedeyed - 32 Shows Listed In 2016
Heavy psych rock meets the punk rock meets your wildest most blown out dreams.
(If we were doing the “Hardest Band Names To Spell of 2016" list this crew would be #1.)
#5 Surfbort - 29 Shows Listed In 2016
Heavy trashy sludge punk!
Not surf music.
Kim Gordon > Brian Wilson.
#6 Decorum - 29 Shows Listed In 2016
Dark chilly post ___ punk with pretty melodies.
I've goth* 99 problems but this band ain't one.
(*no sic U, dude)
#7 RIPS - 28 Shows Listed In 2016
Solid lo-fi rock 'n' roll, yo. Works best if you blast it.
This band should tour with Parquet Courts. I'd pay to see that show.
(If that happens can somebody put me on the guest list, please? Thx!)
#8 Haybaby - 27 Shows Listed In 2016
Guess what? Haybaby was in this exact same position (#8) on our “Hardest-Working Bands" list from last year. Ain't that the good coincidental shit!
Think quiet / loud / quiet / louder.
Please note: Haybaby rules.
#9 Sic Tic - 27 Shows Listed In 2016
Sludging swirling psych BOOMS.
Strap in tight now. It's a long and bumpy road to Mars, man.
#10 WALL - 27 Shows Listed In 2016
Allow me to direct you to something I wrote about WALL in March of 2016.
“I'm gonna go ahead and make a bold claim that WALL is a virtual LOCK to make our "Hardest Working Bands of 2016" list and if you don't know what the hell I'm talking about please read our 2015 and 2014 "Hardest Working Bands" features and then you will."
Such a prescient young music blob I was back then.
Rounding Out The Top 20:
#11 Best Behavior (26 shows)
#12 gobbinjr (26 shows)
#13 Bambara (26 shows)
#14 Navy Gangs (26 shows)
#15 Future Punx (25 shows)
#16 No Ice (25 shows)
#17 Parlor Walls (24 shows)
#18 Spit (24 shows)
#19 Yucky Duster (24 shows)
#20 Pill (23 shows)
Who were the hardest-working bands of 2015? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT >>