LA's Hardest-Working Bands of 2015 - Oh My Rockness

Random Rockness

LA's Hardest-Working Bands of 2015

December 21, 2015
Hardestworkingla2015_625

We list a lot of shows (4,230 on the L.A. site 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 Los Angeles in 2015. They worked hard this year.

It takes hustle. It takes heart.

Please note #1: There may be bands who have played more shows in LA 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 LA 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 ROSES - 26 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

Roses wins. Yay! Roses is the winner. Way to go! The solid indie popsters had 26 shows listed on Oh My Rockness (LA) this year, more than any other band this year. Read more about them here.

Good job, Roses! You did it!

Bands they played with: Girlpool, Cherry Glazerr, Wild Nothing

Most-played venues: The Smell, The Echo, Bootleg

#2 MELTED - 24 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

More fuzz punk like this, please. Thank you.

Sincerely,

My melted FACE

Bands they played with: Plague Vendor, Tomorrow's Tulips, No Age

Most-played venues: The Echo, The Smell, The Observatory

#3 FEELS - 23 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

Feels play solid garage punk with riffs, yelps and fuzzy jingle jangle. Party time. Excellent.

Bands they played with: Ty Segall, King Tuff, Cat Power

Most-played venues: The Echo, The Smell, The Observatory

#4 SADGIRL - 21 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

Easy breezy pop gaze made by three dudes.

Bands they played with: Best Coast, Iceage, The Lovely Bad Things

Most-played venues: Non Plus Ultra, The Smell, The Echo

#5 MICHAEL VIDAL - 20 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

Lo-fi electronic pop from an Abe Vigoda guy. Let's get chill and set adrift on memory bliss, y'all.

Bands they played with: Yonatan Gat, Media Jeweler, Girlpool

Most-played venues: Pehrspace, Non Plus Ultra, The Smell

#6 GHOST NOISE - 20 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

Dark, synth driven ice pop that you can sing/shiver right along to.

Bands they played with: Media Jeweler, Roses, The Lovely Bad Things

Most-played venues: Pehrspace, The Smell, All Star Lanes

#7 THE FONTAINES - 19 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

Catchy little ditties they call "New-Wop." And since they made it, they'd know.

Bands they played with: Quarterbacks, Street Joy, Emerson Star

Most-played venues: Harvard & Stone, The Virgil, Silverlake Lounge

#8 GIRL TEARS - 19 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

2015: the year fuzz punk broke..... again.

Bands they played with: Warpaint, DIIV, Upset

Most-played venues: The Satellite, Silverlake Lounge, The Echo

#9 NO PARENTS - 18 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

Heavy lo-fi punk that pops. I gotta have my pops! Read more about them here.

Bands they played with: FIDLAR, Drowners, Weezer

Most-played venues: The Observatory, The Echo, The Smell

#10 RUDY DE ANDA - 17 SHOWS LISTED IN 2015

This chill lo-fi pop situation ain't hurtin' NOBODY.

Bands they played with: Retox, Yonantan Gat, Bass Drum of Death

Most-played venues: Alex's Bar, Non Plus Ultra, The Echo


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

#11 Wild Wing (17 shows)

#12 Winter (17 shows)

#13 So Many Wizards (16 shows)

#14 Summer Twins (16 shows)

#15 Death Valley Girls (16 shows)

#16 Kim and The Created (16 shows)

#17 Upset (15 shows)

#18 Tennis System (15 shows)

#19 The Lovely Bad Things (15 shows)

#20 Joel Jerome (15 shows)

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

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER!

Get new LA announcements, free show info, ticket giveaways and more...