No Country’s Top Shows of 2016

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We are wrapping up 2016 at No Country, and have already presented our Top 10(ish) records of the year from both a national and local perspective. To finish off our retrospective, we’re letting our individual freak flags fly and spotlighting the top 10 shows we caught this year from a select few of our individual contributors.  Head below to see our lists, and let us know your favorite show of 2016 in the comments section below.

Jacob Ryan

10: Kurt Vile & The Violators w/ Xylouris White – Marathon Music Works, 2.25.16
9: Lasso Spells, The Beech Benders, Ian Ferguson – The Basement, 5.19.16
8: Rebirth Brass Band w/ Opposite Box – 12th & Porter, 11.17.16
7: Pearl Jam – Bonnaroo, 6.11.16
6: Phish – Ascend Amphitheater, 10.19.16
5: Bully, Twin Peaks, Blank Range, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Study Hall – Freakin’ Weekend @ Exit/In, 3.10.16
4: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard w/ The Murlocs & Buffalo Rodeo – Mercy Lounge, 5.4.16
3: Dead & Company – Bonnaroo, 6.12.16
2: Thee Oh Sees, Amplified Heat, Ron Gallo – Mercy Lounge, 11.7.16
1: LCD Soundsystem – Bonnaroo, 6.10.16

Lorie Liebig

10: Garth Brooks – The Ryman Auditorium, 9.8.16
9: Sam Outlaw w/ Whitney Rose & Stationwagon – The High Watt, 3.26.16
8: The Wild Feathers w/ Jamestown Revival – The Ryman Auditorium, 6.25.16
7: The Wombats w/ Royal Teeth & Pop Etc. – Mercy Lounge, 11.30.16
6: Vinyl Thief w/ JMR & Kaptan – Mercy Lounge, 8.26.16
5: Jenny Lewis – The Ryman Auditorium, 2.6.16
4: Kacey Musgraves w/ Sugar + the Hi-Lows – The Ryman Auditorium, 9.24.16
3: St. Lucia w/ KIND – Cannery Ballroom, 9.16.16
2: Carly Rae Jepsen – Cannery Ballroom, 3.14.16
1: Kanye West – Bridgestone Arena, 9.24.16

Mary-Beth Blankenship

10: Bleached w/ No Parents – The High Watt, 4.8.16
9: Garbage w/ Kristin Kontrol – Ryman Auditorium, 7.20.16
8: Heart, Joan Jett, Cheap Trick – Ascend Amphitheater, 9.19.16
7: Santigold w/ Donmonique – Marathon Music Works, 4.22.16
6: Julien Baker – Hound Dog Commons, 10.7.16
5: White Reaper, JAWWS, & Datenight – The End, 6.7.16
4: Diarrhea Planet w/ NOTS, Big Ups, Growwing Pains, Savoy Motel – Freankin’ Weekend @ Exit/In, 3.12.16
3: Jenny Lewis – The Ryman, 2.6.16
2: Bully – Live On The Green, 9.3.16
1: Beyoncé – Nissan Stadium, 10.2.16

Matt Hall

10: Misty Marathon Hop – Marathon Music Works, 12.29.16
9: No Country Christmas Carol Show – The 5 Spot, 12.17.16
8: Andrew Bird w/ Boogarins – The Ryman Auditorium, 3.30.16
7: Neil Young – Ascend Amphitheater, 4.28.16
6: Band Of Horses, The Wild Feathers, Rayland Baxter, Nikki Lane, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Josh Farrow, The Sheepdogs – Live On The Green, 9.2.16
5: Pearl Jam – Bonnaroo, 6.11.16
4: Beck – Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, 9.24.16
3: Car Seat Headrest w/ The Lemon Twigs – Mercy Lounge, 9.7.16
2: Jim James – The Ryman Auditorium, 11.23.16
1: LCD Soundsystem – Bonnaroo, 6.10.16

Meredith Galyon

10: Titus Andronicus w/ A Giant Dog – The High Watt, 9.15.16
9: Thrice w/ La Dispute, Nothing Nowhere – Cannery Ballroom, 9.29.16
8: PVRIS w/ Lydia, CRUISR, & Beach Weather – Cannery Ballroom, 5.11.16
7: Beyoncé – Nissan Stadium, 10.2.16
6: Warpaint w/ Goldensuns, VS Colour – 3rd & Lindsley, 11.12.16
5: Drake w/ Future – Bridgestone Arena, 8.14.16
4: Bloc Party w/ The Vaccines – Cannery Ballroom, 5.23.16
3: Brand New & Modest Mouse – Ascend Amphitheater, 7.19.16
2: Local Natives w/ Charlotte Day Wilson – Ryman Auditorium, 10.14.16
1: Savages w/ Head Wound City – Exit/In, 5.14.16

Philip Obenschain

10: PUP w/ Rozwell Kid, Pkew Pkew Pkew – The High Watt, 6.18.16
9: twenty one pilots w/ Mutemath – Ascend Amphitheater, 8.7.16
8: FLAG w/ War On Women, The Dirty Nil – Exit/In, 7.5.16
7: Jenny Lewis – Ryman Auditorium, 2.6.16
6: Brand New & Modest Mouse – Ascend Amphitheater, 7.19.16
5: Guns N’ Roses w/ Chris Stapleton – Nissan Stadium, 7.9.16
4: LCD Soundsystem – Bonnaroo, 6.10.16
3: Carly Rae Jepsen – Cannery Ballroom, 3.4.16
2: Kanye West – Bridgestone Arena, 9.24.16
1: Beyoncé – Nissan Stadium, 10.2.16

Wes Davenport

10: MYZICA – Acme Feed & Seed, 8.30.16
9: R.LUM.R w/ Phangs, Camm – The High Watt, 12.3.16
8: Escondido w/ Birdtalker – Mercy Lounge, 4.22.16
7: Jenny Lewis – Ryman Auditorium, 2.6.16
6: Kacey Musgraves w/ Sugar + The Hi-Lows – Ryman Auditorium, 9.24.16
5: LANY w/ Transviolet – Cannery Balllroom, 11.9.16
4: St. Lucia w/ KIND – Cannery Ballroom, 9.16.16
3: Vinyl Thief w/ JMR, Kaptan – Mercy Lounge, 8.26.16
2: Carly Rae Jepsen – Cannery Ballroom, 3.4.16
1: Kanye West – Bridgestone Arena, 9.24.16

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