- Punk Rock Bowling
- Festival May 25-27, 7th St. & Mesquite Blvd.
- Club shows May 24-26; venues, times & prices vary
You’re probably already familiar with Bad Religion, The Damned, Bouncing Souls and 7 Seconds. And hopefully, by now you've read our interviews with Flag, Devo, Lagwagon and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. But don't stop there. Here are a few more bands from this weekend's mammoth Punk Rock Bowling lineup you won't want to miss:
Sean and Zander: A two-man show—Sean Wheeler of Throw Rag and Zander Schloss of Circle Jerks—blending folk and outlaw country. Friday, 11:30 p.m., Bunkhouse.
The Lawrence Arms: Chicago’s third-wave power-trio effectively balances grit and wit. Friday, 12:30 a.m., LVCS.
Andrew Jackson Jihad: The folk-punk provocateurs might offend you, but it’s best to take them with a heavy dose of irony. Friday, 12:30 a.m., Bunkhouse.
Swingin’ Utters: The Bay Area punks are back (sans Spike Slawson) after a seven-year hiatus, and have released two new albums in the past three years. Saturday, 6:55 p.m., festival stage.
The Business: British punks influential in the Oi movement, known for drinking songs and football anthems. Saturday, 12:30 a.m., Fremont Country Club.
Surrounded by Thieves: Las Vegas’ SquidHat Records will be represented by these recent signees, along with The Dirty Panties (outdoors on Saturday) and Guilty by Association (Friday at Fremont Country Club). Sunday, 3:30 p.m., festival stage.
Turbonegro: Frontman Hank von Helvete might have left this Norwegian band in 2010, but Turbo’s death-punk party rock always makes for a good time. Sunday, 8:55 p.m., festival stage.
Wanda Jackson: The queen of rockabilly was punk before punk existed. She’s has been burning down clubs since 1958 and showing no signs of slowing down. Sunday, 12:30 a.m., Backstage Bar & Billiards.
Manic Hispanic: Chicano rockers famous for reimagining punk standards and incorporating Latino influences and comedy (see: “Get Them Immigrated,” a play on The Offspring’s “Come Out and Play”). Sunday, 12:30 a.m., Beauty Bar.
MDC: Best known as Millions of Dead Cops, currently billed as Multi Death Corporation, they stir controversy almost as frequently as they change band members. Sunday, 1:15 a.m., Bunkhouse.
The Casualties: Fast, hoarse and fun, these New Yorkers first made a name for themselves with 1997’s gloriously street-punky For the Punx. Monday, 6:05 p.m., festival stage.
Subhumans: Britain’s anti-everything riot punks have been on again/off again for 33 years now, and as they frequently remind us, they “don’t care what you say, f*ck you.” Monday, 7 p.m., festival stage.