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Punk Rock Bowling 2015 Deep Thoughts and Sideshows

Punk Rock Bowling Festival LIneup

Punk Rock Bowling is starting to attract almost as many side gigs as Coachella. From L.A. to Las Vegas, bands both playing the official festival and club shows and bands that weren’t invited to this year’s festivities are all booking as many gigs as they can to take advantage of the busiest season in Punk Rock.  See the list of shows (below) across two states that seem to be the spawn of the biggest punk rock event in the country, maybe the world.

We asked some of your favorite punks and some young guns to talk about their experiences at Punk Rock Bowling.

TSOLJack Grisham- TSOL

How many times have you attended/played Punk Rock Bowling?

A: This will be my 2nd time attending, both of which have been in a performance roll–not a real roll

What’s your bowling average?

A: The highest i’ve ever rolled was a 264. it was a miracle. my average is shit.

What band are YOU most excited to see?

A: No one–i’m tired. i like the people though. i’m excited to see them

What’s your drink of choice?

A: $12 dollar waters and bitter, black, hot coffee

What’s the most money you have ever won in Vegas?

A: Seven grand, which I immediately spent on hookers and candy.

If you could resurrect any band/musician in history, who would it be?

A: Paul McCartney

Chris #2- Anti Flag

It’s your first time playing PRB, How many times have you attended?

A: ZERO! Which is why we’re so excited for the opportunity to finally

play it. The Sterns have been our dear friends for years. The festival

has grown so much and with our new record coming it’s really perfect

timing.

What’s your bowling average?

A: Very low. I don’t have the arm strength to bowl more than one game.

Damnit. Thanks for bringing it up!

What band are YOU most excited to see?

A: Rancid. Bosstones a close second.

What’s your drink of choice?

A: water pre/during show. Scotch post.

What’s the most money you have ever won in Vegas?

A: 350$ on my first roll at a craps table. It took 2 hands of poker

and 15 min with Fat Mike to lose it.

If you could resurrect any band/musician in history, who would it be?

A: The Clash. And they would take us on a never ending world tour. And

racism, sexism, homophobia and all bigotry would end. And the shows

would just be celebrations of the world that finally got on the same

level as the punk scene.

PunkRockKaraoke

PunkRockKaraoke

Greg Hetson- Punk Rock Karaoke/G.F.P./Circle Jerks/Bad Religion

when will GFP play PRB!?!?

How many times have you attended pRB?

A:  Probably 8

What’s your bowling average?

A: 135

What band are YOU most excited to see?

A: Turbonegro

What’s your drink of choice?

A: Diet Coke

What’s the most money you have ever won in Vegas?

A: $800

If you could resurrect any band/musician in history, who would it be?

A: Freddie Mercury

Tartar Control

Tartar Control

Robert Selander- Tartar Control

How many times have you attended/played pRB?

A: This will be our second time playing at Punk Rock Bowling but out 3rd year attending. We played in 2013, then went undercover last year, and are playing again this year.

What’s your bowling average?

A: Sean and I have always maintained an A- average. With 3.9 GPA’s. Robot is home schooled.

What band are YOU most excited to see?

A: There’s so many! Refused, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Pears, Swingin’ Utters, Rancid, Punk Rock Karaoke, but we’re most excited to see Tupac Shakur and Snoop Doggy Dogg on Fremont St. They always let you take pictures with them!

What’s your drink of choice?

A: Milk is the standard, but when things get crazy it’s always after a pint of Kern’s Nectar.

What’s the most money you have ever won in Vegas?

A: We don’t gamble but one time we earned over 5000 tickets at Chuck E. Cheese’s! We chose sweaters as our prizes.

If you could resurrect any band/musician in history, who would it be?

A: Jesus, even though we know he’s on his way back anyways. It’s been said that he plays a mean set of spoons.

Punk Rock Bowling Side Shows 

-Not associated with PRB-

Los Angeles and Orange County:

GBH, D.I., Bad Samaritans- The Roxy Thursday May 21st

The Rezillos, Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds- The Roxy Friday May 22nd

Laura Jane Grace- Hollywood Forever Cemetery Friday May 22nd

Streetlight Manifesto- Hollywood House of Blues Friday May 22nd

GBH, Conflict- The Observatory Saturday May 23rd

The Rezillos, Kid Congo- The Glass House Sunday May 24th

Refused, Turbo Negro, White Lung- The Observatory Monday May 25th

Refused- The Roxy Tuesday May 26th

Las Vegas:

Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Phenomenauts, Green Jello, Barb Wire Dolls-  Las Vegas Country Saloon Thursday May 21st

Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, The Delta Bombers, Doug C and the Blacklisted- Backstage Bar and Billiards Thursday May 21st

Streetlight Manifesto- Fremont Country Club Thursday May 21st

Squirt Gun, The Core, Illicitor, New Cold War, Caskitt-  Beauty Bar Thursday May 21st

The Maxies, Slow Children, The Nobody’s, Under 15 Seconds- OMD Friday May 22nd

Bloody Phoenix, Mohicans, Vihan Rytmi, Lifes Torment- TBA Friday May 22nd

Bob Log III- Rush Lounge at Golden Nugget Friday May 22nd

Anti-Flag (acoustic)- 11th Street Records Friday May 22nd

Frostbacks, Walk Proud, Gluegun, 13 Scars, When We Were Kids, Schism-  The Dive Friday May 22nd

The Tiki Bandits, Evil Beaver, Grand Scovell, Mad Mike and the Pistoleros-  Double Down Saloon Friday May 22nd

Yotam Ben Horan, Lawn Mower Death Riders, Alex and His Meal Ticker, Brock Frabielle- Beauty Bar Saturday May 23rd

Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington D.C. (Noon screening)- Backstage Bar and Billiards- Saturday May 23rd

Rumpshaker Fanzine: An Afternoon of Punk Storytelling (2:00pm)- The Writers Block Saturday May 23rd

The Faction, Guilty By Association, Bad Samaritans, Loose Change- The Dive Saturday May 23rd

Chris Murray (noon)- Rush Lounge at Golden Nugget Sunday May 24th

The Sorority, Jonny Manak and the Depressives (noon)- Beauty Bar Sunday May 24th

Red City Radio, The Stand Alones, Rayner- Beauty Bar Monday May 25th

The Bollweevils, Nobody’s, Guilty By Association, The Quitters- Fremont Country Club Monday May 25th

 

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