Our 180 Favorite Shows of 2014.

Welcome to Ranked, our recurring column in which we take a long, hard look at oddly specific things pertaining to Dallas and tell you the order in which you should care about them.

Looking back, we covered quite a lot of ground in 2014 — well, at least musically. To wit: We reviewed 180 different concerts last year, several of which were multi-day affairs.

In order words: We were basically out at a show every other day in 2014.

Fortunately, all but a handful were pretty killer. That Pizza Underground debacle at Dada was pretty much the only real, one hundred percent stinker of the bunch. Still, some were more killer than others. And that’s why we’ve decided to go ahead and rank every last one of those suckers for your perusal.

To that end, here’s the list in full, including links where you can find reviews chronicling just how each show earned its place in the queue — and, in most cases, with a nice little photo recap, too.

Here’s to more awesome shows in 2015.

180. The Pizza Underground at Dada
179. DMX at Trees
178.Tiffany at Vista Ridge Mall
177. Ellie Goulding at South Side Ballroom
176. Tech N9ne, Freddie Gibbs at House of Blues
175. KXT’s Summer Cut w/ Death Cab For Cutie, The Hold Steady and more at Gexa Energy Pavilion
174. El Ten Eleven at Sons of Hermann Hall
173. Migos at South Side Music Hall
172. Dirty Heads, Pepper, Aer at South Side Ballroom
171. Clearfork Festival w/ The Black Angels and more at Panther Island Pavilion
170. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at Granada Theater
169. Warpaint at Trees
168. Trees’ Five-Year Anniversary Bash w/ Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, The Soft White Sixties and more at Trees
167. Tycho at Granada Theater
166. Yuck at Trees
165. Julianna Barwick at City Tavern
164. Blonde Redhead at Granada Theater
163. Leagues at The Loft
162. Egyptian Lover at Crown and Harp
161. Deltron 3030 at Trees
160. Big Folkin’ Fest Night One w/ The Birds of Night, The Texas Gentlemen, Seryn, The Banditos and more at The Prophet Bar
159. Baths, Young Fathers at Dada
158. The Digital Wild, BLXPLTN at The Grotto
157. Smoked Festival w/ Sarah Jaffe, The Tontons, Bob Schneider, Black Joe Lewis and more at Main Street Garden Park
156. The Octopus Project at The Prophet Bar
155. Into It. Over It. at Sons of Hermann Hall
154. Com Truise at Dada
153. Tennis at Dada
152. Superchunk at Trees
151. Neon Trees at House of Blues
150. Skaters at Dada
149. The Front Bottoms at Dada
148. Gunplay at Trees
147. Touche Amore, mewithoutyou at The Prophet Bar
146. Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger at Dada
145. Hawthorne Heights, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at The Prophet Bar
144. Rageville Festival w/ Travis Scott and more at The Prophet Bar
143. Yung Lean at Trees
142. Foster the People at South Side Ballroom
141. 16Bars.XXX Showcase w/ Jarvis Hodges, Brandon Ford, ThatKidCam and more in East Dallas
140. Radfest w/ A.Dd+, The Orbans, Dustin Cavazos, Sam Lao and more at Panther Island Pavilion
139. The Neighbourhood at South Side Ballroom
138. Waka Flocka Flame at Trees
137. Protomartyr at The Foundry
136. London Grammar at Granada Theater
135. Say Anything at Granada Theater
134. Sango at Three Links
133. 97.9 The Beat’s 10th Annual DUB Custom Car Show w/ Bando Jonez, Tinashe, Rich Homie Quan at Dallas Convention Center
132. Paul Wall at The Prophet Bar
131. Dr. Dog at House of Blues
130. Nothing at Dada
129. Odonis Odonis at Dada
128. Band of Skulls at Granada Theater
127. Dom Kennedy at Trees
126. Scotty ATL at The Prophet Bar
125. Phantogram at South Side Music Hall
124. Eyehategod at Double Wide
123. This Will Destroy You at Kessler Theater
122. Failure at House of Blues
121. Turquoise Jeep at Dada
120. Dum Dum Girls at Dada
119. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at Trees
118. Portugal the Man, Grouplove, STRFKR at South Side Ballroom
117. Chromeo at House of Blues
116. RL Grime at South Side Music Hall
115. Old 97’s Hitchhike to Rhome 20th Anniversary Show at The Majestic
114. The Polyphonic Spree, Quaker City Night Hawks, Sam Lao at Dada
113. The Vans Warped Tour at Gexa Energy Pavilion
112. Gary Numan at Granada Theater
111. The Hold Steady at Granada Theater
110. The Internet at Trees
109. First Aid Kit at Granada Theater
108. Ab-Soul at The Loft
107. Pixies at South Side Ballroom
106. Gringo Star at City Tavern
105. Shonen Knife, The Phuss, Virgin Wolves, Skating Polly at Dada & Three Links
104. Alt-J at South Side Ballroom
103. Washed Out at Granada Theater
102. Baboon at Three Links
101. Untapped Festival: Dallas w/ Cake, Metz, Shovels & Rope, Deltron 3030, Leon Bridges and more at Gilley’s Complex
100. Soulja Boy at The Prophet Bar
99. Cut Copy at Granada Theater
98. Future at South Side Music Hall
97. Cloud Nothings, The Men at Dada
96. Yelawolf at Trees
95. Eagulls at Three Links
94. Sarah Jaffe Album Release at The Majestic
92. Mogwai at Granada Theater
91. Big Folkin’ Fest Night Two w/ The Misteries, Kirby Brown, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, The Roomsounds, The O’s and more at The Prophet Bar
90. Crosses at Trees
89. Darkside at Dada
88. Social Distortion at Gas Monkey Live
87. Chevy Woods at The Prophet Bar
86. The Last Resort With George Quartz vol. 2 at Vice Palace
85. Erika Wennerstrom, Chris Flemmons, Curtis Heath at Outpost American Tavern
84. Mayer Hawthorne at South Side Ballroom
83. North Oak Cliff Music Festival w/ Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians, South Dallas Funk Revue, Seryn and more at Lake Cliff Park
82. 16Bars.xxx Showcase w/ The Mohicans, Buffalo Black, KissedKilled, The Outfit, TX and Blue, The Misfit in East Dallas
81. Three Year Anniversary Bash Weekend w/ The Mohicans, Booty Fade, The Outfit, Dark Rooms, Sealion, War Party, Son of Stan and more at Dada
80. Untapped Festival: Fort Worth w/ The Joy Formidable, Quaker City Night Hawks, Lucius, People Under the Stairs, The Felice Brothers, Allan Stone and more at Panther Island Pavilion
79. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Dada
78. Homegrown Music & Arts Fest w/ Toadies, Trail of Dead, Sarah Jaffe, Son of Stan, Sam Lao, The Phuss and more at Main Street Garden Park
77. Neutral Milk Hotel at The Majestic
76. One-Year Anniversary Weekend w/ Off With Their Heads, Pinata Protest, Sealion, The Riverboat Gamblers and more at Three Links
75. Barrence Whitefield at Three Links
74. Tune-Yards at Granada Theater
73. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at Trees
72. Central Track’s Two Year Anniversary Party w/ Party Static, Analog Rebellion, Matchbox Tony at Dada
71. Nipsey Hussle at The Prophet Bar
70. Sarah Jaffe, Zhora, Sam Lao at Granada Theater
69. Da Mafia 6ix at Dada
68. Jello Biafra & Guantanamo School of Medicine at Three Links
67. Death From Above 1979 & MSTRKRFT at Granada Theater
66. Deer Tick at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
65. Little Dragon at South Side Music Hall
64. The Both at Kessler Theater
63. Charli XCX at Trees
62. Somebody’s Darling, Quaker City Night Hawks, Goodnight Ned at Three Links
61. Perfume Genius at Three Links
60. Turbo Fruits at Lola’s
59. La Luz, Pure Bathing Culture at Three Links
58. Black Lips, King Khan & BBQ Show at Granada Theater
57. South by So What w/ Ice Nine Kills, Volumes, We Came as Romans, Taking Back Sunday and more at QuickTrip Park
56. Centro-matic at Kessler Theater
55. Central Track Christmas Party w/ A.Dd+, Larry g(EE), Sealion at Dada
54. Temples at Trees
53. King Tuff, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires at Dada
52. In The Garage Alliance Benefit w/ Jacuzzi Boys, White Mystery, Ex-Cult, Sealion, Bummer Vacation at Dada
51. Isaiah Rashad at Trees
50. DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist at House of Blues
49. Temples at Dada
48. FKA Twigs at Trees
47. The War on Drugs at Granada Theater
46. Boris at Trees
45. Kaytranada at Trees
44. The Dwarves, The Riverboat Gamblers at Three Links
43. Melvins, Le Butcherettes at Trees
42. Peelander-Z at Three Links
41. Power Trip at Sons of Hermann Hall
40. Genitorturers at Trees
39. Thee Oh Sees at Hailey’s
38. The Polyphonic Spree’s 12th Annual Holiday Extravaganza at Lakewood Theater
37. Old 97’s Album Release at Strauss Square
36. Disclosure at House of Blues & It’ll Do Club
35. Elm Street Music and Tattoo Festival w/ Mugen Hoso, The Riverboat Gamblers, The Vandals, Reverend Horton Heat and more in Deep Ellum
34. Black Flag at Dada
33. Index Fest w/ Local Natives, Future Islands, Foxygen, Dilated Peoples, Dawes, Mutemath and more in Deep Ellum
32. Morrissey at The Majestic
31. Texas Rap Festival w/ The Geto Boys, Bun B, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Lil’ Keke and more at Gexa Energy Pavilion
30. Suburbia Fest w/ David Guetta, Alabama Shakes, J. Cole, Tegan and Sara and more at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve
29. Dia de los Toadies w/ Toadies, Old 97’s and more at Panther Island Pavilion
28. Booty Fade EP Release at The Travis
27. St. Vincent at House of Blues
26. Cake Jam w/ -topic, A.Dd+, Blue, the Misfit, Tunk, Mga-Czar at Dada
25. Burger Records Caravan of Stars w/ Natural Child, together PANGEA, Mozes & The Firstborn, AJ Davila & Terror Armor and more at City Tavern
24. Oaktopia w/ Baths, Immortal Technique, xxyyxx and Aesop Rock & Rob Sonic and more in Denton
23. HEALTH at Three Links
22. The Last Resort With George Quartz vol. 3 at Vice Palace
21. Gorilla vs Bear Showcase w/ Panda Bear, Sophie, Ejecta, Doss at Granada Theater
20. JEFF the Brotherhood at Dada
19. Drake vs Lil Wayne at Gexa Energy Pavilion
18. Fucked Up at Dada
17. Record Store Day w/ Midlake, Nervous Curtains, Son of Stan, Ice Eater, Air Review and more at Good Records
16. The Thanksgiving Eve Jam w/ Erykah Badu at The Prophet Bar
15. Kacey Musgraves at Granada Theater
14. Parquet Courts Album Release at Dada
13. High on Fire, Roky Erickson, The Riverboat Gamblers, The Derailers at Double Wide
12. Mad Decent Block Party w/ Jack U, Toy Selectah, Bro Safari, Big Gigantic and more at Club Zouk’s Parking Lot
11. The Party at It’ll Do Club
10. JMBLYA Festival w/ Chance the Rapper, Denzel Curry, Cashmere Cat, RiFF RAFF, A$AP Ferg at Main Street Garden Park
9. Run the Jewels at Trees
8. Mac Demarco at Lolas
7. Spillover Festival w/ Ty Segall, Dum Dum Girls, Har Mar Superstar, The Orwells, The Coathangers, Radkey, Diarrhea Planet, and more at Dada & Three Links
6. Noth Texas Hip-Hop Showcase w/ A.Dd+, Blue, The Misfit, Sam Lao, -topic and more at Granada Theater
5. Sturgill Simpson at Dada
4. Lights All Night w/ Armin Van Buuren, Skrillex and more at Dallas Convention Center
3. Le1f at Double Wide
2. Anamanaguchi, Wrestlers, Mystery Skulls at Trees
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