PUNK ROCK BOWLING FULL 2018 LAS VEGAS LINEUP

PUNK ROCK BOWLING AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES FULL 2018 LAS VEGAS LINEUP

INCLUDED IN THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP ARE: RISE AGAINST, AT THE DRIVE IN, NOFX, MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, L7, AGAINST ME!, CRASS, TURBONEGRO & MORE TICKETS NOW ON SALE.

20TH ANNUAL PUNK ROCK BOWLING & MUSIC FESTIVAL – MAY 25-28, 2018

(December 7, 2017, Las Vegas, NV) – For the past 20 years, no music festival has carved out as distinct a niche as Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival. Started in 1999 by Shawn and Mark Stern, the brothers behind BYO Records, as well as founding members of the legendary Los Angeles punk band Youth Brigade, Punk Rock Bowling is one of the few events where the music is just as important as camaraderie—and a little friendly competition. And for its 20th-anniversary celebration, Punk Rock Bowling is going for broke.

“We never even thought about it going two years,” says Mark Stern about the festival’s longevity. “We just set up a party for all our friends in bands and labels, and since everyone had such a great time the first year, more people wanted to come out, so we did it again next year.” That spirit has been carried into each year of Punk Rock Bowling, and the 2018 iteration, which takes place in Las Vegas from May 25-28, shows that it’ll be bigger, better, and a bit more eccentric than years past. Starting on Friday, May 25, Punk Rock Bowling kicks off the weekend with intimate late night club shows that also run all weekend long after the festival stage lets out which runs Sat. May 26 through Monday, May 28.

But what would Punk Rock Bowling be without its adopted sport of choice? In addition to all the bands, there will be an amateur bowling tournament with over 800 participants on Saturday, May 26, offering a series of cash prizes and other assorted goodies before the finals on Sunday, May 27. And if bowling isn’t your thing, on Friday, May 25, there will be a winner-take-all Texas Hold ‘em poker tournament at the Golden Nugget. Never mind the fact there will be pool parties, free comedy shows, punk rock movie screenings, and punk rock lounge acts all scattered throughout the four-day weekend. “I think a lot of the reason that it has continued to grow is because it’s a lot different from a normal festival,” says Mark. “Plus, it’s in Vegas, where there is no curfew. So it just never ends if you don’t want it to.”

The 20th anniversary of Punk Rock Bowling will feature a who’s who of punk bands from all eras of the genre’s storied history. Headlining this year will be Chicago’s Rise Against, a band that’s taken melodic hardcore to new heights with every one of their albums. This is the band’s first time at Punk Rock Bowling, but they’re not the only band new to the festival. In 2018, a an entire wave of first-timers will be taking the stage at Punk Rock Bowling, with a very rare appearance from the elusive At The Drive In, L7, Steve Ignorant performing early CRASS songs, The Marked Men, The Partisans, and British sensation, Slaves (UK) all getting in on the action. “I’m constantly looking for new bands to add to the older reunion type lineups to give young bands a chance and introduce them to our audience,” says Mark. And while Punk Rock Bowling does a bang-up job in that regard, they’ve invited some old friends back to Vegas, with bands such as one of PRB’s main staples, NOFX, along with Against Me!, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Turbonegro returning this year.

It’s a cavalcade that’s befitting of the Sterns’ initial vision, which was to make an event that was less of a music festival and more of a social gathering. Built on the DIY ethos that has informed every part of the Stern brothers’ careers, Punk Rock Bowling is pulling out all the stops for its 20th anniversary, making it the kind of punk rock cornucopia that has a little something for everyone. “Our goal is to make people want to come back. We want them to have a great time and not feel like they’ve been had,” says Stern. “After all, if it wasn’t for the fans, this weekend would never exist.”

Three-day tickets for Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival are $150 and are on sale now.
Single-day tickets and the daily lineups will be announced in 2018.

For more information, visit www.punkrockbowling.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates and news around the festival.

19TH ANNUAL PUNK ROCK BOWLING & MUSIC FESTIVAL
MAY 25-28, 2018
Downtown Las Vegas Event Center
200 S 3rd St. Las Vegas, NV 89101

Rise Against
At The Drive In
NOFX
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
L7
Against Me!
Turbonegro
Steve Ignorant / CRASS ’78-’84
The Partisans
GBH
Marked Men
Angelic Upstarts
The Briefs
Swingin’ Utters
Slaves (UK)
DOA
Noi!se
Larry And His Flask
Buster Shuffle
Crazy & The Brains
Resistance 77
Birth Defects
Father Figures
The Atom Age

ABOUT THE EVENT:
PRB in its entirety goes from Friday, May 25 – Monday, May 28, 2018, in Downtown Las Vegas (view festival site map)
The Outdoor Music Festival runs Saturday, May 26 – Monday, 28 (3 Days) *All Ages
Late Night Club Shows Friday, May 25 – Monday, May 28 (4 Days) *All Club shows are 21+
Legit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament goes down at the Golden Nugget! Friday, May 25
Amateur Bowling Tournament complete with cash prizes happens before the festival Saturday, May 26, finals on Sunday.
Killer (free!) Pool Parties with bands & DJs- Saturday, May 26 through Monday, 28 (3 Days)
Plus:  Free comedy and punk rock lounge acts, punk rock movie screenings, titillating food trucks, merch vendors, art show and more!PUNK ROCK BOWLING AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES FULL 2018 LAS VEGAS LINEUP

INCLUDED IN THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP ARE: RISE AGAINST, AT THE DRIVE IN, NOFX, MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, L7, AGAINST ME!, CRASS, TURBONEGRO & MORE TICKETS NOW ON SALE.

20TH ANNUAL PUNK ROCK BOWLING & MUSIC FESTIVAL – MAY 25-28, 2018

Lawnmower Deth and 80s pop star Kim Wilde team up for anti-Christmas single

Thrash legends Lawnmower Deth have collaborated with 80s pop star Kim Wilde for the anti-Christmas track F U Kristmas – out tomorrow
UK thrash icons Lawnmower Deth have teamed up with 80s pop star Kim Wilde to record an anti-Christmas song.

It’s titled F U Kristmas and it’ll officially launch tomorrow (December 1) via Wildflower Records.

Wilde joined Lawnmower Deth onstage at Download 2016 – and says that a collaboration was “bound to happen” as a result of that performance, which she calls “a personal highlight of my career.”

Lawnmower Deth covered Wilde’s 1981 hit Kids In America back in 1991, which Wilde has previously said was her favourite version of the song.

JAYA THE CAT Release New Album ‘A Good Day For The Damned’

Out Now on LP, CD & Digital Download via Bomber Music

Order Your Copy Here: http://store.bombermusic.com/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1TUGruCKtWlIQ6iQDQAtjr
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2j2Zl06
iTunes: http://apple.co/2zHA2LJ

 

Amsterdam-based drunk-reggae-punks, Jaya The Cat, have today released their new album ‘A Good Day For The Damned’ through Bomber Music.

Commenting on the album’s release, vocalist Geoff Legadec said “After five years of late nights and questionable life decisions, we’re happy to announce that today is a good day for the damned. Our fifth studio album is out now online and in discerning record stops everywhere. We hope you love it as much as we love you!”

The band, who are part way through an extensive run of German shows, will visit the UK in early December, including a show at the world-famous Camden Underworld.

Jaya The Cat on tour in the UK – presented by Vive Le Rock Magazine and Signature Brew:

Dec. 05 London (UK) – The Underworld
Dec. 06 Huddersfield (UK) – The Parish
Dec. 07 Newcastle (UK) – Think Tank?
Dec. 08 Bradford (UK) – The Underground
Dec. 09 Edinburgh (UK) – Smash
Dec. 10 Bristol (UK) – Xmas Ska Fest @ The Fleece

Tickets on-sale now: http://phonocaster.com/artist-roster/jaya-the-cat

 

More info:

Originating in Boston, Massachusetts in 1998, Jaya the Cat promptly relocated to Amsterdam, Netherlands after their first European tour. With a crew of diverse and international musicians, they continue perfecting the art of making that pure musical cocktail to get you through this night and on to the next – With equal parts reggae, punk, ska, a splash of electronics and a sprig of dub with a shot of whiskey on the side.

‘A Good Day For The Damned’ is a natural progression of Jaya The Cat’s unique and upbeat sound. Winding down city streets and across moonlit beaches, staggering past carnivals and drunken sunrises, come 15 new tales of heartbreak and happiness, political confusion (and who hell isn’t confused nowadays with that orange haired maniac running things), existential madness, but in the end, overall optimism.

Jaya The Cat are:

Geoff Lagadec – Vocals and Guitar
Karl Smith – Guitar , Keys, Backing Vocals
Jan Jaap Onverwagt – Bass, Keys
Dave “The Germ” Germain – Drums, Percussion

Jaya The Cat online:

http://jayathecat-band.com/
https://www.facebook.com/JayaTheCat
https://twitter.com/jayathecat

Material Remains – Demo


I’ve got a new demo (released September 2017) cued up at the moment. Let me tell you about it. The inconspicuously titled “Demo” by Material Remains holds five tracks of 80s flavored noisey, garagesque punk rockings. There’s not much info on the band, but I’m going to assume they are from TX, and based on the lineup listed, I’m firmly convinced that they are a trio.

There’s a solid vibe to the tracks, very lo-fi, and if I had to pick some resemblance, right now it’s really making me think of Nerve Agents (who are fucking rad) but again, it has a way more 80s lo-fi garage style to it. It’s a demo though, so these things are to be both expected and enjoyed.

There’s only 5 tracks, so you don’t get a big taste of the band, but I’m interested in how they’re going to progress. I’m hearing a solid foundation and I look forward to more. But don’t let me be the only voice you hear, listen for yourself: https://materialremainstx.bandcamp.com

Cheers!
Jerry Actually

Tracks:
1. Junkie’s Paradise 01:49
2. Broad Church 01:37
3. Dropout 01:49
4. Hate 02:41
5. Amerikkka 02:03

FRAUDS Address Lack of Societal Empathy in ‘Sandwiches’ Video

Debut Album With Morning Toast & Jam & Juice
Released 8th December 2017 via Till Deaf Do Us Party Records
Pre-order Now: http://tinyurl.com/fraudsalbum

 

Croydon based duo FRAUDS are pleased to reveal the video for their new single ‘Sandwiches’, the latest track to be taken from their debut album With Morning Toast & Jam & Juice set for release on Till Deaf Do Us Party Records on 8th December 2017.

Directed by visual artist David Sagberg, who also worked on the band’s video for ‘Suck Jobs’ video and a recent project for London rockers Vodun, the video was shot in the communal garden of a group of warehouses near Seven Sisters – politically outspoken as ever, the video sees the pair taking on the roles of a privileged fox and an downtrodden pigeon, in a short story about societal division.

Commenting on the track, the band said: “The song is a metaphor for and commentary on the divide and misunderstanding we seem to have grown accustomed to, a new world where empathy is a weakness and charity a waste of our resources.”

Available to preorder now on limited edition 12” vinyl, each copy of the debut album is a genuine one-off, coming with an individual instax photograph of Frauds, personally taken and hand-fixed onto each cover by the band. This run is never to be repressed with this artwork on reclaimed vinyl format, so every single record is completely unique.

Rapidly making their way around the circuit in London and beyond with the likes of Jamie Lenman and Future of The Left, they’ve also played with some of the underground’s most exciting names including Idles, Life, HMLTD, Tigercub, St Pierre Snake Invasion, Demob Happy, Kagoule, USA Nails, Slaves, Blacklisters, Queen Kwong, Youth Man and God Damn.

Turning heads and taking names at the likes of The Independent, Loud & Quiet, NME and The Needle Drop with their own particular brand of ear-battering, eye-gouging visceral punk n’ roll, this two piece have reignited a creative fire that’s burning more intensely than ever.

It’s angry, but it’s fun. It’s satirical, but it’s ridiculous. The only thing you can be sure about is that they’re heavy as fuck and they’re not gonna take it anymore.

Frauds’ debut album With Morning Toast & Jam & Juice is released 8thDecember 2017 via Till Deaf Do Us Party Records

See FRAUDS live:

02.12.17 – Mother’s Ruin – Bristol (10 Year Anniversary Show)
07.12.17 – The Waiting Room – London (album release show)
20.01.18 – The Green Door Store – Brighton (Gruesome Twosomes All-dayer)

Kalik – Disapproved


Currently rocking to “Disapproved” by Kalik. Kalick is a punk rock trio, evidently with a like for ska as well. The band hails from Denmark and has been putting the rubber to the road since 2005.

Disapproved is their new EP and it punches hard with five uptempo punk and ska-esque tracks. I have a tendency to like trios, for a variety of reasons, the efficiency being one of them. Kalik is no exception, the rhythms are terse and punchy and no effort is wasted. Tracks are done in English, which seems to be the norm. Something that sadly also seems to be the current norm is commentary on the sorry state of US politics and the current “commander in chief” (not naming any names, but you know)

I will often use the space to describe influence and points of reference to give you an idea of what you’re getting yourself into, but I’ll be damned if I’m coming up with anything very exacting. It’s punk rock. After damn near 40 years of punk, it kind of sounds like a lot of different things. I think a more important point is that it’s good. The tracks are played well, and the vocals aren’t devolved into a mass or strangled screams, so I declare it good to fucking go!

Cheers!
Jerry Actually

Tracks:
1. Black Brain 01:58
2. Polizia 02:41
3. Nothing There 02:35
4. Going Nowhere 02:36
5. Disapproved 00:59

LINK TO ALBUM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oazT0WBbvkY

LINK TO MUSIC VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfLYXIgaO8M

FIND KALIK ON FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/kalikofficial/

Wicked Bears – West Coast Tour

Wicked Bears, Utah’s best pop punk band, is going on a west coast tour in support of their new album, Tuning Out! The tour starts in Salt Lake on November 10th and concludes at 924 Gilman in Berkeley (with additional UT dates later in November).

Dates:
11/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Garth Haus
11/12 – TBA*
11/13 – San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
11/14 – TBA*
11/15 – Pomona, CA @ Characters
11/16 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Beach Club
11/17 – Woodland, CA @ The Stag
11/18 – Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman (HOLY WOW!)
11/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground
11/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
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