2016 Year in Review Staff Picks- Ryan O’Shaughnessy

Everyday we will be posting a year end survey submitted by team members, they appear unedited with contributors told to interpret questions how ever they see fit. -Dakota, Music Editor

How long have you been with Live in Limbo and what do you do for the site?

2 years, mostly as a photographer, though sometimes I write.

What were your three favourite albums of 2016?

Anderson.Paak – Malibu

A Tribe Called Quest – We Got it from Here…Thank You

Holy Fuck – Congrats

What was the most underrated album of 2016?

Holy Fuck – Congrats

What was your favourite Canadian album of 2016?

Holy Fuck – Congrats

What were your three favourite songs of 2016?

Anderson.Paak – Put Me Thru

Kanye West – Ultralight Beam

Drive By Truckers – What It Means

How many concerts and/or festivals did you go to in 2016?

25, or somewhere around there

What were your three favourite concerts of the year?

Japandroids @ The Horseshoe Tavern

Your Boy Tony Braxton @ Mod Club (Opening for Tokyo Police Club)

Bruce Springsteen @ Air Canada Center

What was your favourite festival you attended of the year?


What festival had the best lineup (regardless if you attended or not)?


What/who was the biggest musical disappointment (live or album) for you?

Dinosaur Jr. @ House of Vans, only because the set was too short. Otherwise, it was an awesome show (and venue!)

In your opinion, what was the biggest music story?

Celebrity deaths. Prince, Bowie, Phife Dawg, Leonard Cohen. The list was just way longer than I can ever remember in a calendar year.

What band did you see live for the first time that really impressed you?

Chet Faker @ Wayhome.

What was your favourite new musical discovery of 2016?


Who were you disappointed to miss seeing live this year?

Anderson.Paak (multiple times L)

Who should we be looking out for in 2017?

The triumphant returns of Japandroids & Broken Social Scene.

Who’s going to be headlining (or at least playing) all the 2017 festivals?

Daft Punk. Look for Alive 2017 on iTunes in 2018/2019.

What was your favourite review or photo set you did for LiL this year?

My photos from this show

Is there anything else you want to say about 2016 or predict about 2017?

2016 was a pretty rough year on many counts, so I can only 2017 will be an improvement.


About author

Ryan started shooting concerts way back in 2006, and has had the priveledge of shooting for many different sites throughout the years, including his own, Tunes in T.O. With Tunes now used as a portfolio site, Ryan has offered his talents to Live in Limbo as a writer/photographer. Ryan loves hockey, the music of far too many artists to list, scotch and Toronto. To read about these, or see pictures of his dog, follow him on Twitter & Instagram @TunesinTO