2016 is upon us, but before we flip the calendar, let’s take a moment to reflect on all the great music of 2015 (you can check out my “best of 2015” list here). Great music and great albums lead to great live shows, and 2015 was no exception. Living in LA allows me to check out live music whenever my little heart desires, and my husband and I attended our fair share of shows and festivals this past year. Punk Rock Bowling was a highlight, as usual, and I also had the privilege of attending both the inaugural It’s Not Dead Fest and the Fat Wreck 25th Anniversary show here in Southern California. I had the pleasure to see many of my favorite bands as well as discover some new ones, both in and out of the photo pit.
In terms of photography, I had the opportunity to shoot Bad Cop/Bad Cop (multiple times, including some of their promo shots for their debut album, Not Sorry), The Bombpops, Good Riddance, A Wilhelm Scream, Bombshell Rocks, Anti-Flag, TSOL, Sick Of It All, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Rancid, Laura Jane Grace (of Against Me!), Frank Turner, Avenues, Pulley, 88 Fingers Louie, Strung Out, Ten Foot Pole, Unwritten Law, Decent Criminal, toyGuitar, PEARS, Masked Intruder, The Flatliners, Swingin’ Utters, Lagwagon, Face To Face, NOFX, Success, Millencolin, Social Distortion, Guttermouth, Tsunami Bomb, and The Vandals.
Narrowing down these shots for this gallery proved to be difficult, but you can see some of my favorites below! See you in 2016!