watch Punk Rock Bowling’s virtual fest w/ Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, NOFX, Jello Biafra & more
Punk Rock Bowling was originally scheduled to be happening in Las Vegas this Memorial Day Weekend, but, it's been upended like just about every other show or festival, and it's now postponed to May 28-31, 2021. It's the first time in over 20 years the festival won't be happening, and to help fill the void left by its absence, organizers announced the Punk Rock Bowling "Locked In and Stripped Down Sessions" livestream.
It'll stream from Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25 on YouTube and Instagram, with sets from members of The Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, Roy Ellis, The Aggrolites, Anti Nowhere League, Riverboat Gamblers, Booze and Glory, The Restarts, Bad Cop Bad Cop, The Beltones, No!se, The Bombpops, Bridge City Sinners, Moscow Death Brigade, Playboy Manbaby, Svetlanas, The Last Gang, Starving Wolves, OC Hurricanes, Crazy and the Brains, L.A. Machina, Babe Patrol, DFL, Bad Waitress, Bloody Benders, Bowcat, Decent Criminal, Soliders of Destruction, and Dee Skusting & the Rodents, and appearances by Fat Mike and Eric Melvin of NOFX, Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise, Jello Biafra of Guantanamo School of Medicine, Trevor Keith of Face to Face, Daryl Smith of Cock Sparrer, Blag Dahlia of Dwarves, Stza Crack of Leftover Crack, Pete Curtis of A Global Threat, Gordy Carbone of Lars and the Bastards, David Rodriguez of The Casualties, Joe Sib of Side One Dummy, and Brett of Dune Rats. See the full schedule below.
As a bonus, organizers point out, "This festival is BYOB, completely free, and clothing is optional."
Meanwhile, The Bouncing Souls just released a new song yesterday, and they’re doing a benefit raffle with Hot Water Music for the bands’ shared road crew. Speaking of, Hot Water Music just played The Fest’s livestream yesterday, and you can watch an archive of their nearly-two-hour stream here.
UPDATE: The fest is a wrap. Watch archives of all the streams below. During his appearance, Jello Biafra revealed that he's working on a new Guantanamo School of Medicine album, Tea Party Revenge Porn.