We list a lot of shows (5,514 this year in L.A., 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 Los Angeles in 2016.
They worked hard this year. It takes hustle. It takes heart.
Please note #1: There are bands who have played more shows in L.A. 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.
Please note #4: If you're in a band and you've read the first three notes and you still complain about this list we suggest sitting quietly in a chair for a few minutes every day -- make sure your posture is good so you can fully breathe.
#1 French Vanilla - 28 Shows Listed In 2016
Solid post punk goodness. You can dance to it, too!
Oh, yeah. Best sax of your life.
#2 Feels - 25 Shows Listed In 2016
Super good garage psych post punk!
Feels play with the best bands.
#3 Melted - 25 Shows Listed In 2016
Dirty surf punk!
Goes great with burgers and lollipops.
#4 Janelane - 25 Shows Listed In 2016
Lo-fi doo wop pop!
It's easy. It's breezy. It's good sh*t.
#5 Roses - 24 Shows Listed In 2016
These solid indie popsters were #1 on this list last year.
The number five position smells just as sweet tho!
Every band is a winner on this thing. Every single one.
#6 Ramonda Hammer - 22 Shows Listed In 2016
Grunge-y alt pop that you can totally sing along too if you have have a lovely singing voice like I do.
First time on this list for RH and probably not the last.
They have hustle and plenty of ❤︎❤︎❤︎.
#7 Moaning - 22 Shows Listed In 2016
Fuzzy noisy crunchy goodness!
Come for the blitz - stay for the synths.
#8 Colleen Green - 22 Shows Listed In 2016
Colleen Green rules. Never grow up, please.
Now let's go smoke some weed!
#9 SadGirl - 21 Shows Listed In 2016
Lo-fi / garage / psych / post spaghetti western / surf rock!
Please note: I don't know what "post spaghetti western" means, I thought you did.
#10 Wild Wing - 21 Shows Listed In 2016
Cow garage punk!
Works best if you blast it.
Rounding Out The Top 20:
#11 Jurassic Shark (20 shows)
#12 Beach Bums (19 shows)
#13 The Paranoyds (19 shows)
#14 Cellars (18 shows)
#15 The Buttertones (17 shows)
#16 Adult Books (17 shows)
#17 Upset (17 shows)
#18 The Pesos (16 shows)
#19 The Side Eyes (16 shows)
#20 Drinking Flowers (16 shows)
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