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"And you never ended up coming home, you just became something like some smoke I tried too hard to hold."
Staff InterviewsBrian Fallon (Craig Manning)
Simple Plan (Joe DeAndrea)
Craig Manning on 02/08/16 - 08:05 AM
"You can dream in vain, but you just might die alone."
Staff ReviewsAubrie Sellers - New City Blues (Craig Manning)
Craig Manning on 01/29/16 - 08:23 AM
"The low, electric glow – static snows in the lobby. Dull TV, magazines, waiting rooms can't hide me"
Staff InterviewsStephen Christian, Anchor and Braille & ex-Anberlin (Craig Ismaili)
Staff ReviewsBrothers Osborne - Pawn Shop (Craig Manning)
The Boy from the Crowd - Where the Bees Come From (Craig Manning)
Craig Ismaili on 01/27/16 - 08:13 AM
What if I say that I'll surrender - then would you stay with me forever?
Staff ReviewsPanic! At The Disco - Death of a Bachelor (Aaron Mook)
Like Torches - Shelter (Becky Kovach)
Becky Kovach on 01/21/16 - 06:20 AM
I got to see the wonderful Panic! At The Disco at the O2 Brixton Academy in London earlier this week. 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 01/15/16 - 07:51 AM
Do you gauge your life by fleeting moments that pass you by?
Show ReviewsA Loss for Words (Final Show), Pvris, Therefore I Am, Junction 18, Vanna, Transit, more - Worcester, MA [Photos] (Alex DiVincenzo
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/05/16 - 07:05 AM
The Academy Is... has reunited for their Almost Here 10 year anniversary tour in which they are performing the album in its entirety. On the night after Christmas, the band was supported by PARTYBABY and Le Swish at The Observatory OC and gave a performance to remember. Check the replies for some of the highlights from the show!
Angelica Abalos on 12/27/15 - 10:09 PM
I caught Our Last Night on their last stop of the Younger Dreams Tour. They put on an intense final show with supporting acts Palisades, Hail the Sun, and Picturesque at Chain Reaction in Anaheim on December 12. Check the replies for some of my favorite highlights from the show!
Melanie Kim on 12/23/15 - 10:26 PM
Staff ReviewsTy Dolla $ign - Free T.C. (Ryan Dennehy)
Punchline - Thrilled (Becky Kovach)
Ryan Dennehy on 12/16/15 - 09:01 AM
Shock me, I needed a surprise
Staff ReviewsBaroness - Purple (Jake Jenkins)
Jake Jenkins on 12/13/15 - 11:16 PM
If anything's good, there's a rare amount, so stop giving me songs that I don't care about.
Show ReviewsFall Out Boy, Elle King, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Jamie Lawson - Boston, MA [Photos] (Alex DiVincenzo)
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/11/15 - 08:28 AM
I think I've finally decided to stay.
ReviewsMoving Mountains / Prawn - Split (Blake Solomon)
The Cardboard Swords - The Cardboard Swords (Aj Lagambina)
Blake Solomon on 12/03/15 - 10:47 AM
"Come on Chelsea, speak a little French to me, heard you spent two whole semesters drinking wine, while I was stuck in Jersey trying to save some money, I guess I'm just another thing you left behind."
Show ReviewsThe Front Bottoms' Back on Tour Philadelphia, PA (Craig Ismaili)
Craig Ismaili on 12/02/15 - 08:33 AM
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.

Here’s 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
Blasé, blasé, blasé, blasé.
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
"I’ve 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
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