Annual fiesta features
NOFX, Rancid, The Briefs, The Adicts and Pennywise. And beer.

By Randy Harward


Punk Rock Bowling. Insert lame Jerry Maguire joke.


It just sounds good. Loud, snotty rock ‘n’ roll + big balls
+ plus lubricated, passive lanes. Add beer. That’s a party.


Actually, it’s a music festival happening this Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28). Shawn and Mark Stern (founders
of Youth Brigade and BYO Records) started it in 1999 and it’s now a three-day
festival with five dozen bands. It starts outdoors in the late afternoon on Saturday, Sunday and Monday with
eight bands each day and late-night club shows every night – with some surprises. And get this: There’ll be pool
parties and Texas Hold ‘Em every day.


Oh, it’s also in Las Vegas.


And the first five bands announced? NOFX, Rancid, The
Briefs, The Adicts and Pennywise.


The only thing that’d be cooler is if the initials were PBR.


More info: www.punkrockbowling.com

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