The Menzingers/Jeff Rosenstock/Rozwell Kid

The Menzingers showcasing the masterpiece of After The Party? Check. Jeff Rosenstock worrying about nothing? Double check. Rozwell Kid sucking me in as a forever fan? Triple check. Every minute of this kick-ass show had me sure that the House of Blues in Cleveland was exactly where I was supposed to be that night. Shelbey Surgent

Stray From The Path/Counterparts/Comeback Kid/Gideon Canadian Tour

The only thing wrong with this tour is that it hasn't come to the US yet. This lineup is a hardcore kid's dream. Every one of these bands have had stellar new records come out in 2017 (arguably, some of the best releases of the year). —Taylor Markarian

Brand New/Nada Surf

With their long-awaited fifth album, Science Fiction, in tow, Brand New showcased just why they’re one of the most revered rock bands alive. The setlist was masterfully constructed, drawing heavily on new material, while the addition of Kevin Devine as a touring guitarist/vocalist added a richness to the band’s sound like never before. They primarily chose theaters for this run, enabling them to bring along the most spellbinding stage production of their career—including an LED-infused metal wall, behind which they performed much of the set. By the time the show-closing “Soco Amaretto Lime” rolled around, the reality of their final few months as a band really began to sink in. Enjoy these legends while we have them. —Evan Lucy

PVRIS/Lights/Party Nails/Flint Eastwood

There was no shortage of girl power during PVRIS' North American tour. Badass visuals and powerhouse performances combine to create an incredible and aesthetically pleasing tour that has us ready for round two. Whitney Paxton

I Prevail, We Came As Romans, The Word Alive, Escape The Fate – Rage On The Stage Tour

Having all of the most influential metalcore hard hitters of present day sharing one stage almost seems to call for the wrestling ring that adorned the surface during the Rage On The Stage tour. The newest band of the group, I Prevail, held the main headlining spot in support of their debut full-length, Lifelines, and killed their set night after night with a high-intensity show. Kaitlyn Ulrich 

The Maine/Dreamers/Night Riots – Modern Nostalgia Tour with Dreamers, Night Riots

With two back-to-back banger albums, the Maine is an independent force to be reckoned with. After winning over fans with American Candy, they come out with an album that surpasses fans’ expectations. This tour offers both albums, front to back, plus Night Riots and Dreamers. What more could you want? Tyler McFadden

Paramore/Best Coast Tour

By booking venues on the smaller side, Paramore put on intimate shows that correlated with the album’s melancholy tone. However, the performance was anything but with the bright colors of the ‘80s prominent throughout high-energy performances. It was a show that had old and new fans alike feeling so good to feel so sad. Christine Bolton

As It Is/ROAM/Grayscale/Sleep On It – Okay. U.S.A Tour

Pop-punk powerhouses combined to create a crowd-pleasing tour that kept you jumping up and down the entire night. From feel-good ballads to heartfelt anthems, this tour had something for everyone. Whitney Paxton