Where can you simultaneously indulge in bowling, booze, buffets, gambling, and endless punk rock shows? Punk Rock Bowling. Duh! It’s why we make the trek to Sin City every year. This year we’re bringing our record store with us and for 3 days at the festival you can pick up our new 10" comp, Greetings From Punk Rock Bowling. We made exclusive artwork and color vinyl just for Punk Rock Bowling! Rollin’ Dice or Golden Nugget Pool Party color vinyl anyone? Plus, we’ll be selling our Fat Wreck Bowling shirts this year. So even if you’ve never won the whole tournament (like we did), at least you can dress like it. We have a ton of Fat bands playing again this year, so check out the Punk Rock Bowling website for all the details. See ya on the lanes!
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Friday @ Bunk House 12:05 am
Get Dead – Sunday @ Festival 4:05 pm
PEARS – Sunday @ Festival 4:40 pm
Darius Koski – Sunday @ Beauty Bar 11:00 pm
Strung Out – Sunday @ Country Saloon 1:15 am
Swingin’ Utters – Monday @ Festival 6:05 pm
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve signed New Orleans hardcore punk upstarts PEARS! We gave them a real contract and everything, hand-written by the boss man Fat Mike himself; check it out! We’ve been listening to their debut album, Go to Prison, ever since our buddy Ryan from Off With Their Heads told us about them and released the LP on his label Anxious and Angry last year. On July 24th Fat will be giving Go to Prison a worldwide re-release (with super fancy new cover art), to be followed by a brand new PEARS album in early 2016. But you won’t have to wait quite that long to hear some new tunes from these rowdy NOLA punkers. Stay tuned!
Back to Go to Prison, this killer record twitches back and forth between genuine old-school hardcore punk and catchy melodic sections without ever missing a beat. But check it out for yourself! You can catch them live this month and throughout the rest of the year. “We plan on continuing to tour pretty much non-stop, starting in May with some shows with Strung Out, Red City Radio and La Armada, to and from Punk Rock Bowling, which we are super excited to be playing. We’ll be out on the west coast again in August, and we’re doing a 3-4 week tour with Teenage Bottlerocket in September,” says guitarist Brian Pretus.
Time to get ready for summer and join toyGuitar on their first headlining tour in support of In This Mess, their awesome new record. Check out the dates below which focus on the West Coast but rest assured, they’ll be tackling the rest of the country and Canada this August on the Fat Wrecked for 25 years tour, so get ready!
Blast off to a brand new song from Bad Cop/Bad Cop: “Nightmare” is streaming at Alternative Press right now. This catchy number is the lead single from their upcoming full length, Not Sorry, out June 16th and available for pre-order right now! The band will be showcasing their new material next month with Good Riddance, then they’ll be hitting the road on the hottest tour of the summer: Fat Wrecked for 25 Years! Don’t miss it!
Good Riddance are off to Australia and New Zealand! Show them a good time!
Masked Intruder will be on Punknews at 5pm PST answering all your questions!
Ever wonder what our bands favorite Fat Wreck releases are? Wonder no more! We asked them for you! First up is Useless ID!
Fat Mike Reflects on 25 Years of ‘Quality Punk Rock’ with Exclaim!
Havana Affair! Here is a CJ Ramone interview straight out of Cuba!
Dying Scene has a Q&A with Swingin Utters, The Flatliners, toyGuitar and Bad Cop / Bad Cop!
toyGuitar stopped by Punks In Vegas for a quick stripped down session!
Masked Intruder and The Copyrights are hitting the road this fall. Substream has a teaser!