My favorite and most anticipated part of the Punk Rock Bowling weekend are the club shows. The club shows are by far the most intimate way to see legendary bands play in small, Downtown Las Vegas venues on Fremont street. All the club shows take place after the headlining bands finish their sets at the festival.
The club show lineups were announced today and once again, there are some sick fucking shows taking place at night after being in the sweltering heat of the festival all day. GBH, The Dickies, The Weirdo’s, Strung Out, Pulley, The Crowd, Cadillac Tramps, 7 Seconds, Frank Turner and the English Beat are just a few of the announced bands that have been slated to play underrated downtown venues like The Fremont Country Club, Backstage Bar and Billiards, The Country Saloon and Beauty Bar. This year, The Stern brothers and BYO have also added The Bunkhouse Saloon as a new club show venue.
As always, you can expect surprise guests like last year’s Cock Sparrer surprise set at Backstage Bar.
I also noticed that the band No Parents has made it on the bill for a club show. No Parents have been making their rounds in The Burger Records pool of young indie bands in LA and Orange County. I am interested to see them step outside that environment of gentle young fans into the more bruising environment of the Punk Rock Bowling faithful. I think they’ll step up to the challenge.
Tickets to club shows go on sale this Saturday, March 14th and can be purchased directly on the Punk Rock Bowling Website.
Here is the full lineup of bands and venues.
Friday, May 22
GBH, Infa-Riot, Abrasive Wheels, Schleprock, Evacuate at Fremont Country Club – Tickets $20, doors @ 9pm
7 Seconds, Street Dogs, The F.U.’s, The Applicators, Anti -Social at Las Vegas Country Saloon – Tickets $17, doors @ 9pm
Aggrocats, The Interrupters, The Bohunks, Gonzo at Backstage Bar and Billiards – Tickets $20, doors @ 9:30pm
The Humpers, The Hangmen, Los Creepers, Revolutions Pride at Beauty Bar – Tickets $17, doors @ 9:30pm
Saturday, May 23
Frank Turner, Laura Jane Grace, plus more tba – The Bunkhouse Saloon – Tickets $20, doors @ 9pm
The Rezillos, The Dickies, The Weirdos, The Crowd, Danger Friends at Fremont Country Club – Tickets $18, doors @ 10pm
The Templars, The Beltones, Bishops Green, Booze & Glory, Straight Outta Luck at Las Vegas Country Saloon – Tickets $17, doors @ 10pm
Cadillac Tramps, Hagfish, Johnny Madcap & The Distractions, The Drakulas at Backstage Bar and Billiards – Tickets $20, doors @ 10:30pm
Mobtown, The Champions, DJ Gonzo at Beauty Bar – Tickets $17, doors @ 9:30pm
Sunday, May 24
SURPRISE GUEST, English Beat, The Skints, Chris Murray at The Bunkhouse Saloon – Tickets $20, doors @ 10pm
Cheap Sex, The Unseen, Clit 45, False Cause at Fremont Country Club – Tickets $15, doors @ 10:30pm
Strung Out, 88 Fingers Louie, Pulley, Avenues at Las Vegas Country Saloon – Tickets $17, doors @ 10:30pm
Icons of Filth, Krum Bums, No Parents, Anti-Vision at Backstage Bar and Billiards – Tickets $18, doors @ 10:30pm
Tim Barry, Dave Hause, Kevin Seconds, Darius Koski at Beauty Bar – Tickets $15, doors @ 10:30pm
Monday, May 25
Punk Rock Karaoke, Tartar Control at Las Vegas Country Saloon – Tickets $5, doors @ 10pm