For the past month, Minus the Bear has been touring around the US for their Menos el Oso Tour. I caught the band, with supporting acts Murder by Death and Aero Flynn, at The Observatory OC last Friday night. Check the replies for some of my favorite highlights from the show and view the full gallery on our AbsolutePunk flickr!
For this new series called Disposable Diaries, we will be giving bands a disposable camera to document what it is like for them backstage. To kick off the series, Stalking Gia and Scavenger Hunt give us a preview of their shenanigans before their Orange County show. Check out some of the highlights in the replies and view the full album on the AbsolutePunk Flickr.
More than just opening acts, Stalking Gia and Scavenger Hunt brought electrifying performances to the Constellation Room on Wednesday night. With acts like that, they might as well be headlining their own tours. Take a peak at some of my favorite show highlights from the show in the replies!
Better late than never right? Austin's FunFunFunFest weirded things up the first weekend of November, which is not an easy feat. Austin is known for being weird but has been losing it's weirdness lately, so FFF is always a welcome celebration. The lineup is always killer with curated stages: Black for punk, Blue for hip hop and electronic, Yellow for comedy, and Orange for indie and pop. This year was no exception, especially in the case of me just never leaving the Black Stage forever.
Unfortunately, due to both weather and illness, I was only able to hang out on Day 2 of the festival, but that meant Archers of Loaf, American Nightmare, American Football, Gogol Bordello, and NOFX....
On Tuesday, I went to see Mitski on the last date of her first UK tour. Head to the replies to check out a short review on why it was great and photos. You can check out the full album on the AbsolutePunk Flickr.
I was fortunate enough to attend the Electric Factory Philadelphia date of CHVRCHES fall tour supporting their new album Every Open Eye. Hit the replies to check out my review of the show as well as a few photos I took.
Last weekend, I was lucky enough to attend Riot Fest and Exposition in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. While the weekend turned out to be a muddy affair, it was still a tremendous experience and one that I will remember fondly for a very long time. I saw some really fantastic performance including those by Andrew WK, Thrice, and Weezer. Hit the replies to read about the exhausting and exciting weekend I had.
Absolute100 band Girlpool recently visited the UK to bring us their harmonic goodness so last Tuesday, I caught them at the Scala in London. Check out some of my favourites and you can also see the full albumAbsolutePunk Flickr.
The Riot Fest and Carnival in Chicago, the flagship festival of the Riot Fest brand, may be over, but the party hasnít yet ended. Toronto may as well be Europe, because itís the final countdown! (Sorry about that, I couldnít help myself). Riot Fest and Expo Toronto returns this Saturday, and myself and Lueda Alia will be on site bringing you coverage from the ground of the final weekend of Riot Fest. I thought it would be fun to kick things off, however with a countdown of the Top 10 Things to See and Do at Riot Fest Toronto. Hit the replies to see the list, and remember you can still pick up tickets to Riot Fest Toronto here.