Orlando's best concert moments of 2017 

OW’s music writers weigh in on the shows that moved them the most this year

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click to enlarge Sheer Mag - PHOTO BY JEN CRAY
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Sheer Mag Will's Pub, May 18

The night Sheer Mag burned Will's Pub to the ground might go down in some hall of fame as the collectively sweatiest Orlando has ever been. Despite the tightly packed room, warm bodies did their damnedest to move, move, move – pushing and shoving and even real-life dancing, the latter a sight often unseen at shows under the "punk" umbrella. Part of that must be because Sheer Mag is a band that just feels like a good time, but I think it can also be chalked up to how lucky we all felt to be there, bearing witness to the group's first-ever Florida show. Cross my heart and hope to die: The next time Sheer Mag cross into the Sunshine State, they'll be headed straight for its biggest arenas. – Madeleine Scott

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