Prior to the holidays, the fat American kind at least, I caught a sweet gig featuring The Smith Street Band and The Front Bottoms thanks to SideOneDummy. When this tour was announced, I couldn't wait to go. Everyone loves The Front Bottoms, especially the kewl Tumblr teens, but I was extra excited to catch The Smith Street Band in this particular hemisphere on their long journey from home, Melbourne.

The show did not disappoint. Catch a few shots as well as a gallery link after the jump.
Caitlin DeWeese on 11/30/15 - 05:31 PM
Last week, we gave Minus the Bear a shot at our Disposable Diaries series (pun intended). They not only documented their time backstage, but were awesome enough to also snap some photos during their performance! Check the replies for a few highlights and view the full album on the AbsolutePunk Flickr.

Hereís the show review/photoset in case you missed it:
Photos & Show ReviewsMinus the Bear (11/20/2015) - Santa Ana, CA (Angelica Abalos)
Angelica Abalos on 11/28/15 - 11:36 AM
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!
Angelica Abalos on 11/24/15 - 02:22 PM
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.
Photos & Show ReviewsStalking Gia & Scavenger Hunt (11/18/2015) - Santa Ana, CA (Angelica Abalos)
Angelica Abalos on 11/23/15 - 04:06 PM
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!
Angelica Abalos on 11/22/15 - 04:58 AM
Staff ReviewsGuitar Hero Live (Joe DeAndrea)
MUTEMATH - Vitals (Craig Ismaili)
Fall Out Boy - Make America Pyscho Again (Jake Jenkins)
Joe DeAndrea on 11/19/15 - 09:45 AM
Blasť, blasť, blasť, blasť.
Staff ReviewsJustin Bieber - Purpose (Ryan Dennehy)
Boston Manor - Saudade EP (Blake Solomon)
Ryan Dennehy on 11/18/15 - 05:04 AM
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....
Caitlin DeWeese on 11/17/15 - 06:05 PM
"I feel a change in the weather, I feel a change in me, the days are getting shorter and the birds begin to leave."
Staff ReviewEric Church - Mr. Misunderstood (Craig Manning)
Frame and Mantle - While Our Fields Lie Fallow (Aaron Mook)
Boston Manor - Saudade (Blake Solomon)
Craig Manning on 11/16/15 - 08:51 AM
But I'm only a man, and I do what I can.
Staff ReviewsGrimes - Art Angels (Charlie Joseph)
Charlie Joseph on 11/13/15 - 11:18 AM
"Everything is doomed and nothing will be spared, but I love you, honeybear."
InterviewsJulien Baker (Aaron Mook)
Aaron Mook on 11/10/15 - 08:53 AM
Future love don't fall apart
Staff ReviewsFoxing - Dealer (Jake Jenkins)
Yearbooks - Hanging By A Thread (Shana Davidson)
Jake Jenkins on 11/09/15 - 12:00 AM
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.
Charlie Joseph on 11/06/15 - 05:41 AM
"You're my living, breathing poison"
Staff Reviews The Great Heights Band - Songs In Eastern Standard Timing (Becky Kovach)
Beach Slang - The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us (Zac Djamoos)
Staff InterviewsA Will Away (Craig Ismaili)
Becky Kovach on 11/05/15 - 04:59 AM
"My private eyes *clap* are watching you *clap clap*"
Staff Reviews EL VY - Return to the Moon (Aaron Mook)
City and Colour - Sometimes (10th Anniversary Retrospective) (Craig Manning)
Aaron Mook on 11/02/15 - 07:31 AM
I know when that hotline bling
Staff ReviewsThe Saddest Landscape - Darkness Forgives (Zac Djamoos)
Mayday Parade - Black Lines (Drew Beringer)
Drew Beringer on 10/27/15 - 10:52 AM
"I'll own up to the mistakes that I made."
Staff ReviewsState Champs - Around The World And Back (Becky Kovach)
Julien Baker - Sprained Ankle (Aaron Mook)
Becky Kovach on 10/23/15 - 05:54 AM
"I know myself better than anybody else, and you're gonna run."
Staff ReviewsPentimento - I, No Longer (Aaron Mook)
Aaron Mook on 10/22/15 - 06:55 AM
I thought that you might like this because it's got a shine to it.
Staff ReviewsCity and Colour - If I Should Go Before You (Craig Manning)
Show ReviewsDanzig, Superjoint Ritual, Doyle - Worcester, MA (Alex DiVincenzo)
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/21/15 - 06:15 AM
When Basement toured the UK last month with Brand New, I caught them up in Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland. Check out some of my favourites below and the full album on the AbsolutePunk Flickr.
Charlie Joseph on 10/20/15 - 10:43 AM
"I feel invincible with my headphones on."
Staff InterviewsMatt Nathanson (Craig Manning)
Marianas Trench (Joe DeAndrea)
Staff Photos Basement at Usher Hall, Edinburgh (Charlie Joseph)
Craig Manning on 10/20/15 - 07:47 AM
"And I know you're trying to buy a little time to work it out, but this time it's not working out."
Staff InterviewsLydia (Craig Ismaili)
The Maine (Anna Acosta)
PhotosPalmas' Release Party (Staci Altomari)
Craig Ismaili on 10/14/15 - 11:24 AM
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.
Craig Ismaili on 10/08/15 - 07:44 AM
"Iíve been watching your cues and I know all the right moves to get you ornery."
Staff ReviewsHead North/Microwave - Split (Aj LaGambina)
Show ReviewsCHVRCHES at Electric Factory (Craig Ismaili)
Aj LaGambina on 10/08/15 - 06:18 AM
This past Friday night, I caught Frank Turner breaking in the brand new Fillmore in Philadelphia with Skinny Lister and Beans on Toast.

Click the replies for a review and a few photos. Or head to Flickr for the full album.
Staci Altomari on 10/07/15 - 04:42 AM
"My confidence is in crisis mode, your fingertips well they know the code"
Staff InterviewsTurnover (Craig Ismaili)
Craig Ismaili on 10/06/15 - 09:00 AM
Staff ReviewsDeafheaven - New Bermuda (Jake Jenkins)
Jake Jenkins on 10/05/15 - 07:54 AM
Staff ReviewsNo Devotion - Permanence (Jake Jenkins)
Jake Jenkins on 10/02/15 - 07:34 AM
"Tell me, tell me you'll meet me. Will you meet me more than halfway up?"
Staff ReviewsCHVRCHES - Every Open Eye (Jake Jenkins)
Silversun Pickups - Better Nature (Craig Ismaili)
Staff InterviewsVince Staples (Jonathan Bautts)
Craig Ismaili on 10/01/15 - 06:53 AM
Jumpman, Jumpman, Jumpman, them boys up to something
Staff ReviewsThe World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Harmlessness (Drew Beringer)
Drew Beringer on 09/30/15 - 05:54 AM
Staff ReviewsLana Del Rey - Honeymoon (Jake Jenkins)
Jake Jenkins on 09/25/15 - 06:47 AM
"You were the perfect storm, but it's not enough, not enough."
Staff Reviewsourfathers. - Movements (Craig Ismaili)
Craig Ismaili on 09/24/15 - 06:36 AM
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.
Craig Ismaili on 09/23/15 - 07:44 AM
Staff ReviewsDrake & Future - What A Time To Be Alive (Ryan Dennehy)
Caspian - Dust And Disquiet (Blake Solomon)
Show ReviewsRiot Fest Toronto 2015 (Craig Ismaili)
Ryan Dennehy on 09/23/15 - 04:25 AM
Wish you were here.
Album ReviewsRyan Adams - 1989 (Craig Manning)
Post Season / Such A Mess - Greetings From (Becky Kovach)
InterviewsAtlas Genius (Jonathan Bautts)
Show PhotosGirlpool - London (Charlie Joseph)
Becky Kovach on 09/22/15 - 05:21 AM
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 album AbsolutePunk Flickr.
Charlie Joseph on 09/22/15 - 01:48 AM
So we say our goodbyes over messenger.
Album ReviewsLydia - Run Wild (Ryan Gardner)
Ryan Gardner on 09/21/15 - 04:54 AM
Staff ReviewsAtreyu - Long Live (Jake Denning)
Jake Denning on 09/18/15 - 11:25 AM
"I fell asleep watching Veronica Mars again."
Album ReviewsMotion City Soundtrack - Panic Stations (Craig Ismaili)
Staff InterviewsBaio (Jonathan Bautts)
Show ReviewRiot Fest Chicago 2015 (Jake Jenkins)
Craig Ismaili on 09/17/15 - 05:52 AM
"Ride or die, brothers for life, darkest days, coldest nights."
Staff InterviewsThe Front Bottoms (Craig Ismaili)
Thousand Foot Krutch
(Jake Denning)
Album ReviewThe Front Bottoms - Back On Top (Aj LaGambina)
Ben Folds and yMusic - So There (Aaron Mook)
Glen Hansard - Didn't He Ramble (Craig Manning)
Robot Garden - Robot Garden (Craig Manning)
Craig Ismaili on 09/16/15 - 06:41 AM
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.
Craig Ismaili on 09/15/15 - 07:00 AM
"How we gonna keep things running round here?"
Album ReviewsThe Money Pit - The Money Pit (Craig Ismaili)
Craig Ismaili on 09/09/15 - 05:36 AM
Staff ReviewsTravis Scott - Rodeo (Jake Jenkins)
Jake Jenkins on 09/04/15 - 08:25 AM
"The backseat I took to depression I defined, As the space between my center and my mind"
Staff ReviewsPost Modern - The Current (Craig Ismaili)
Craig Ismaili on 09/03/15 - 08:07 AM
My ears are back. My teeth are showing.
Staff ReviewsThe Wonder Years - No Closer To Heaven (Thomas Nassiff, for the last time)
Thomas Nassiff on 09/02/15 - 09:43 AM
"They say the first time that you die is when your heart stops, but you die again the last time that someone speaks your name."
Staff ReviewsDavid Ramirez - Fables (Craig Manning)
Staff InterviewsThe Spill Canvas (Craig Ismaili)
Mac Demarco (Aaron Mook)
Craig Ismaili on 09/01/15 - 06:10 AM
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