New York City's Hardest-Working Bands of 2015 - Oh My Rockness

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New York City's Hardest-Working Bands of 2015

December 09, 2015
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We list a lot of shows (8,367 this year, to be exact) for lots of bands, so it's always fun to crunch the numbers at the end of the year and see what cream rises to the top of the pops.

What you see below is the real show data we dug up.

These 10 bands played the most shows that we listed in New York City in 2015. They worked hard this year.

It takes hustle. It takes heart.

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, dude. We just didn't list them.


#1 PILL - 39 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

Skittish punk chaos wins 2015 and the gold medal we're never gonna make goes to Pill!

Listen to their EP below. It'll be the best sax of your life. Read more about them here.

Bands they played with: Yonatan Gat, Future Punx, Parquet Courts

Most-played venues: Palisades, Silent Barn, Alphaville


#2 TALL JUAN - 38 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

Super melodic garage punk that sounds likes _____ meets _____ meets The __mones. Read more about them here.

Bands they played with: Mac DeMarco, Air Waves, Beverly

Most-played venues: Shea Stadium, Baby's All Right, Good Room

#3 ACID DAD - 36 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

Melodic fuzz punk. Just press play. Works best if you blast it.

Bands they played with: Frankie Cosmos, Tall Juan, Moving Units

Most-played venues: Aviv, Shea Stadium, Baby's All Right

#4 HONDURAS - 31 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

Honduras made our Hardest-Working Bands list from last year too. You can't stop their fuzz pop goodness you can only hope to contain it.

HUSTLE. HEART.

Bands they played with: Blur (who?), Anamanaguchi, Cherry Glazerr

Most-played venues: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Rough Trade, Baby's All Right

#5 DREAMCRUSHER - 31 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

RIYL: NOISE

File Under: DOPE

Read more about them here.

Bands they played with: Wolf Eyes, James Chance, Yvette

Most-played venues: Trans-Pecos, Silent Barn, Alphaville

#6 FERN MAYO - 29 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

Melodic fuzz punk. Read more about them here.

Bands they played with: Arm Candy, Washer, Jawbreaker Reunion

Most-played venues: Palisades, Silent Barn, Shea Stadium

#7 GINGERLYS - 29 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

Solid swirls, pleasant strums and jubilant jingle jangles. Read more about them here.

Bands they played with: Expert Alterations, Diet Cig, Frankie Cosmos

Most-played venues: Palisades, Shea Stadium, The Gutter

#8 HAYBABY - 27 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

Another Hardest-Working Band from last year. Practice = good <--------- Haybaby. Read more about them here.

Bands they played with: Mr. Twin Sister, PWR BTTM, Cherry Glazerr

Most-played venues: Shea Stadium, Palisades

#9 THE YIN YANGS - 26 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

Sludge booms.

Bands they played with: Braid, Beach Slang, EZTV

Most-played venues: Palisades, Shea Stadium, Bohemian Grove

#10 THE BRITANYS - 26 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

Fuzz. Jingle. Fuzz. Jangle. Bounce. Bounce. Bounce.

Bands they played with: Total Slacker, Tall Juan, Nicholas Nicholas

Most-played venues: The Bowery Electric, Aviv, Baby's All Right


How about we round out the old Top 20 +1 for good luck.

#11 PWR BTTM (25 shows)

#12 Surfbort (25 shows)

#13 Dances (24 shows)

#14 Sharkmuffin (24 shows)

#15 Washer (24 shows)

#16 Parlor Walls (24 shows)

#17 Future Punx (23 shows)

#18 Vomitface (23 shows and please tour with Fartbarf)

#19 JDH & Dave P (23 shows)

#20 Surf Rock is Dead (23 shows)

#21 Frankie Cosmos (22 shows)


Who were the hardest-working bands of 2014? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT >>


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