Where: Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale
When: Tuesday, May 10th
With a name like The Front Bottoms (TFB), it’s hard to know what to expect – yet the seemingly eclectic blend of folk, punk, and emo the band puts forth fits perfectly with their cheeky name. Forming almost a decade ago in 2007, The Front Bottoms have never really taken much of a tumble. Instead, the band have been scaling the underground, making Back On Top their latest proof of staying power.
Released on alternative rock record label Fueled By Ramen, The Front Bottoms’ fifth full-length album exhibits the band’s latest step closer to pop rock. Songs like “F*ck Jobs” and “Help” are incredibly accessible to even the most casual of listeners, yet The Front Bottoms haven’t let up on the sometimes self-destructive introspection and daydream-like scenarios long-time fans have so easily related to. It’s different, but it’s still somehow classically TFB, and Back On Top is such an incredibly fun album that it’ll inevitably translate well into a concert setting.
Supporting The Front Bottoms on this tour is Diet Cig, a two-person band with a sound reminiscent of ‘90s pop punk bands. The band comes from New Paltz, New York, a college town supposedly famous for churning out talented musicians and bands. And Diet Cig lives up to that: Their music is headbang-inducing, catchy, and different, all tinged with a bit of nostalgia and deeper meaning. Diet Cig’s presence on the tour is not only a treat – it’s a necessary contribution to the justified hype of it all.
Brick and Mortar are supporting the tour as well. The band, who now has eight years of experience and South By Southwest under its belt, formed in 2008 as an improvisational duo. Now, with a new album called Dead Moon slated for release in September, the dance-rock group is as ready for tour as anyone else.
And you should be, too.
Tickets are still available, but they’re sure to sell quickly. It’s a show perfect for letting loose and dancing like a freak – something everyone can enjoy, whether you know the bands or not.
By Carina Vo