The Top 50 Shows of 2017 - Oh My Rockness

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The Top 50 Shows of 2017

These shows had the most saves this year!

December 04, 2017
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Below are the Top 50 Shows in NYC in 2017 A.D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wait.

What does that even mean?

Great question!

It means that these fine shows that happened this calendar year had the 'most saves' by all you wonderful My Rockness users.

In other words, we didn't decide the order of this list.

You did!

Please enjoy this chill trip down music memory lane and tell us how many of these shows you saw on Twitter or something!

note: My Rockness is totally free and if you don't have an account yet, you should totally get one and save a bunch of shows so your exceptional preferences can influence next year's list


The 50 Most Popular NYC Shows of 2017 A.D. (source: Oh My Rockness)


Photo courtesy of CityParks Foundation SummerStage - by Eliana Rowe


1. Yo La Tengo at Central Park Summerstage on July 17th. (148 saves)

Person: "Who has the top slot this year?"

Yo La Tengo: "I have it!"



Photo courtesy of CityParks Foundation SummerStage - by Michael Seto


2. PJ Harvey at Central Park Summerstage on July 19th. (104 saves)

Congratulations to Ms. Polly Jean and Central Park Summerstage for holding down #2.



Photo courtesy of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival - by David Andrako


3. The Shins at Prospect Park Bandshell on June 15th. (103 saves)

This band will change your life, Sam.



4. Ty Segall at Warsaw on on 5/19. (101 saves)

Ty is the best.

Bye bye!


5. Yeasayer at Prospect Park Bandshell on June 22nd. (91 saves)

Clap your hands say yea for this band getting the 5th spot!


6. Fleet Foxes at Prospect Park Bandshell on August 1st. (88 saves)

Whatever happened to their old drummer anyway?


7. Interpol at Forest Hills Stadium on September 23rd. (87 saves)

If Interpol was still stuck in their tour bus by the side of the road in that Buffalo snowstorm they would've been stuck there 1,111 days!

#PrayForInterpol


8. Real Estate at Brooklyn Steel on May 21st. (84)

This ranking is not fake.

Oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

It's real.


9. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at Kings Theatre on May 27th. (83 saves)

Cave is King of the Theatres.


10. Thee Oh Sees at Bowery Ballroom on September 11th. (82 saves)

The Three Best Bands Ever:

Thee Oh Sees

Oh Sees

OCS


11. Animal Collective at Brooklyn Steel on May 23rd. (80 saves)

When creatures collaborate good things happen.


12. Andrew Bird at Prospect Park Bandshell on July 28th. (79 saves)

If we're remembering correctly, tickets really flew for this one.


13. Courtney Barnett at Beacon Theatre on November 1st. (77 saves)

Good thing they have chairs at Beacon Theatre because sometimes I sit and think and sometimes I just sit.


14. Panorama Fest at Randall's Island on July 29th. (75 saves)

Randy comes up big allowing Panorama to use his island again this year.

Thanks, Randy!


15. The xx at Forest Hills Stadium on May 20th. (75 saves)

queenzz coming up huge on this list so far.


16. Whitney at Prospect Park Bandshell on August 11th. (73 saves)

The Greatest Love of All.

I Will Always Love You.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

Big fan of Whitney's entire catalog.


17. The War on Drugs at Central Park Summerstage on September 22nd. (72 saves)

Just try not to love this band.

D.A.R.E you.


18. Pixies at Brooklyn Steel on May 25th. (66 saves)

Here comes your band.


19. Tibet House Benefit at Carnegie Hall on March 16th. (64 saves)

Iggy / Patti / Sufjan / Bernard / Laurie. What do they all have in common?

They practiced, practiced, practiced.


20. Cloud Nothings at Webster Hall on February 1st. (63 saves)

This band rules. Thanks for remembering.


21. Grizzly Bear at Brooklyn Steel on November 2nd. (63 saves)

G

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B

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FOREVER.


22. The National at Forest Hills Stadium on October 6th. (62 saves)

Fitting they played a stadium considering they used to be carried in the arms of cheerleaders.


23. Slowdive at Brooklyn Steel on May 9th. (61 saves)

Name a band that's had a more successful reunion after a long layoff than Slowdive.

It's cool. I'll wait..... for 22 years.


24. New Order at Radio City Music Hall on April 13th. (59 saves)

I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you

I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you

I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you


25. Japandroids at Brooklyn Steel on October 26th. (59 saves)

They'll sleep when they're dead.


26. Spoon at Brooklyn Steel on November 28th. (57 saves)

Remember forking over the cash for this one?


27. Deerhunter at Warsaw on May 21st. (56 saves)

This band rules but honestly I hope the deer got away.


28. Sigur Ros at Forest Hills Stadium on June 17th. (56 saves)

Besta hljómsveitin í heiminum, kúpti

29. Dirty Projectors at McCarren Park on June 88th. (55 saves)

Williamsburg has really changed. Why, I remember when McCarren Park was farmland as far as the eye could see.


30. PJ Harvey at Brooklyn Steel on April 20th. (55 saves)

See #2

31. Descendents at House of Vans on August 3rd. (54 saves)

Milo is on the 35 year college plan.


32. Father John Misty at Brooklyn Steel on May 12th. (54 saves)

See #6.


33. Sylvan Esso at Prospect Park Bandshell on July 26th. (54 saves)

Prospect Park is one of the best places to see an outdoor summer show.

This blob said it.


34. Arcade Fire at Madison Square Garden on September 12th. (54 saves)

Bought new flip-flops, a muscle shirt and jorts especially for this show.


35. Sufjan Stevens at Prospect Park Bandshell on July 18th. (53 saves)

Subaru Stevens, sing to me forever please.


36. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at Webster Hall on March 31st. (52 saves)

King Gizzard and the Washington Wizards. I'd see that barnstorming tour!


37. Parquet Courts at Elsewhere on November 19th. (52 saves)

Speaking of hoops, Boston Garden....err....TD Garden still has the coolest floor. This band should play there. It just makes sense.


38. The Jesus and Mary Chain at Brooklyn Steel on May 14th. (52 saves)

These amps go to 11.


39. The Flaming Lips at Terminal 5 on March 9th. (51 saves)

Superman was supposed to go to this show with me but I was waitin' for him forever and he never showed up.

Guess things were just too heavy.


40. Foxygen at Terminal 5 on March 24th. (49 saves)

Carbon Diosexide should've opened this show. That's my band. Carbon Diosexide.


41. Fleet Foxes at Prospect Park Bandshell on August 2nd. (49 saves)

See #6 / #32.


42. Thursday at McCarren Park on June 11th. (49 saves)

This show was on a Sunday. Oops. Pobody's Nerfect.


43. Conor Oberst at Prospect Park Bandshell on July 20th. (48 saves)

Before anyone did anything Commander Venus did everything.


44. Father John Misty at Brooklyn Steel on May 11th. (48 saves)

See #6 / #32 / #41.


45. The Drums at House of Vans on June 7th. (48 saves)

This band rules.

Forever and Ever.

Amen.


46. (Sandy) Alex G at Bowery Ballroom on July 7th. (48 saves)

(Sandy) Alex G (rules)


47. Royal Headache at House of Vans on July 12th. (48 saves)

Australian Tom Jones leading a punk band was one of the best free shows of the summer. #47 or no.


48. Mitski at Brooklyn Steel on April 29th. (46 saves)

Your Best American Show!


49. Digable Planets at Coffey Park on June 21st. (44 saves)

We jazz like dat

We freak like dat

We zoom like dat

We out...we out...


50. Governors Ball at Randall's Island on June 2nd - June 4th. (44 saves)

It was a ball fit for a governor.

Thanks again for the generous use of your island, Randy!



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