We spent twenty years at Punk Rock Bowling, getting loaded, twenty years, til our bowling balls exploded. Now, what’s FAT gonna do for Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival this year? Be like Bob, of course! Well, also, they gave us our own showcase! Good luck getting tickets though, as it’s already sold out…suckers! But don’t worry, we’re not JUST having a showcase this year; we’re also putting out this cosmic 10" sampler to celebrate twenty years of attending the most legit musical festival going. The track-list includes songs from bands in the 2018 festival lineup that have had FAT releases thru the years; some tracks have never been released on vinyl, and two tracks are previously unreleased, including NOFX (no, not THAT song) and Joey Cape! Swing by our merch tent at the festival and grab yourself a copy of this limited edition 10", with cover art by JP Flexner.
Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes the debut of Camp Punk In Drublic (Anarchy Camp)! From the mind and liver of NOFX’s frontman, Fat Mike, this one-of-a-kind destination event has punk music lovers and craft beer enthusiasts rejoicing. As the only punk rock campout in the country, Camp Punk In Drublic will feature performances by NOFX, Rancid, Lagwagon, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Mad Caddies, and more! Along with a weekend of music, there will be campfire stories from punk legends, and a slew of attractions, including Fatty’s Midnite Matinee late night movie theater, carnival games, and much more!
The current daily band lineup for Camp Punk In Drublic is as follows:
Friday, June 1 (Kickoff Party): Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, and Guttermouth, followed by Campfire Stories with Fat Mike and NOFX.
Saturday, June 2: NOFX, Pennywise, Goldfinger, Strung Out, Mad Caddies, face To face, and Bad Cop/Bad Cop, followed by Campfire Stories with Keith Morris, Jello Biafra, and friends.
Sunday, June 3: Rancid, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sick Of It All, Lagwagon, The Bouncing Souls, Street Dogs, and The Interrupters.
Alternative Press closes out Friday with the premiere of a new video by Strung Out! Head here to watch “Town of Corazon” off their upcoming EP, Black Out the Sky. Next, be sure not to miss Strung Out, as they have a slew of tour dates booked across Canada with Pennywise!
The Lawrence Arms’ new album, We Are The Champions Of The World, comes out next Friday, and is up for pre-order now! To get you keyed up, we are premiering a brand new song title, “Black Snow,” over at UPROXX! You’ll be able to catch THE LAWRENCE ARMS live, as they’ll be touring in support of their latest effort, throughout 2018. Not only will they be hitting parts of the United States they haven’t been to in years — alongside Sincere Engineer and Red City Radio — they’ll also be heading back to Europe for some festival dates this summer. Don’t miss them!
The owners of Fat Wreck Chords are not supposed to have band favorites. I confess that isn’t true. Fat Mike, well, he’s a tough one to pin down. However, co-owner Erin Burkett makes it no secret that her favorite band is Lagwagon. This should come as no surprise to people who pay attention. After all, she made her singing debut on ‘’E Dagger,’’ a song written for and named after her, off Lagwagon’s sixth album, Blaze! It doesn’t take much to convince Erin to travel for a Lagwagon show…add another FAT band to the bill, and she’s off! So, given Lagwagon’s recently announced touring schedule for 2018, it looks like the FAT office will have plenty of party time while the boss is away. Okay, maybe not party time, but we’re definitely coming in late; so thank you, Lagwagon! Here’s what they have cooking: In April (4/20), they’ll head to Miami to hop on the legendary Flogging Molly Salty Dog Cruise. Then in May (5/26), they’ll test their luck by heading to Vegas, where they headline the FAT showcase at Punk Rock Bowling! June (6/15) will see them in Canada, performing at the Montebello Rockfest. Finally, in August, they’ll jump the pond to tackle Europe. Lagwagon will be supporting their latest effort, Hang, and if you haven’t heard it, you can do so here!
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