Five stars of Punk Rock Bowling

Illustration: Doug MacDonald

Hot Water Music The reunited progressive post-hardcore band—which features complex rhythms and the combined gravelly vocals of Chuck Ragan and Chris Wollard—has one U.S. stop scheduled: Vegas. May 7, 8:50 p.m.


Punk Rock Bowling
May 7-9; doors 4:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday; day passes $20-$35, festival pass $80.
Sunset Station Amphitheater
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Fucked Up If you’ve never been in a real mosh pit before—think blood, sweat and fat men—here’s your chance. The hardcore Canadians’ live shows are definitely one of a kind. May 7, 7:50 p.m.

Against Me! Scream with one fist in the air. Longtime fans of the anthemic folk-punk outfit can check out new drummer George Rebelo, of Hot Water Music fame. May 8, 8:50 p.m.

Riverboat Gamblers Pop-punk done right. The Texans have the hooks to keep the casual listener interested, and the toughness to satisfy diehards. May 8, 6:55 p.m.

The Adolescents Without these legendary Orange County punks, we might be pulling on bell-bottoms for Disco Bowling weekend. May 9, 6:30 p.m. –Laura Davis


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