Single Day Tickets Go On Sale, for the
18th Annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival
Punk Rock Bowling is pleased to announce single day tickets will be going on sale tomorrow, February 6th at 12pm Pacific Standard Time. The festival stage lineups are all set for the 18th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival to take place in Las Vegas, NV from May 28-30 and the inaugural debut of PRB East, taking place in Asbury Park, NJ from June 10-12, 2016.
Single Day tickets will be available for purchase at https://punkrockbowling.queueapp.com.
Want your Punk Rock Bowling Club Show Tickets Early?
All Weekend Pass and VIP Pass Buyers receive 4 hour club show pre-sale.
Buy your weekend pass before they run out and take advantage of this opportunity.
Get to the front of the line and ensure you get the tickets you want!
Pre-sale will begin March 11th at 12pm Pacific Standard Time.
Learn more at http://punkrockbowling.com/pages/pre-sale-club-show-tickets.
DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS, NV
May 26-30, 2016
Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas takes place downtown near Fremont St. The event will kick off on Thurs. May 26 with club shows running every night through Mon. May 30. The outdoor festival stage takes place on Sat. May 28 through Mon. May 30 and runs from 3pm -11pm on Sat. and Sun. and 2pm – 10pm on Mon. with club shows taking place after the festival is over in various clubs downtown all within walking distance of the festival and hotels. The festival is all ages, but you must be 21 yrs. of age to attend the club shows.
Single Day Tickets: $45 / On Sale Sat. Feb. 6 @ 12pm (pst)
3 Day Festival Pass: $120
3 Day VIP Fest Pass: $350 / SOLD OUT
Bowling registration and PRB Hotel Specials available NOW!
Club Shows announced March 2016
Saturday, May 28th Festival Stage
The Damnit Jims
Sunday, May 29th Festival Stage
The Sainte Catherines
Be Like Max
Monday, MAY 30th Festival Stage
Face To Face
Off With Their Heads
ASBURY PARK, NJ
June 10-12, 2016
Due to overwhelming demand from our East Coast brethren that just can’t make the cross country trek to the City of Sin, we will celebrate our 18th Birthday on both coasts for 2016. The Asbury Park festival will take place by the infamous Asbury Boardwalk at the The Stone Pony Summer Stage from 2pm – 10pm on Sat. June 11 and Sun. June 12. Club shows will take place Fri. and Sat. nights in various venues around the boardwalk. For accommodations, please check the Punk Rock Bowling website for a list of hotels in the area.
Festival Single Day Tickets: $50
Bowling registration is now available
Club Shows announced March 2016
Saturday, June 11th Festival Stage
88 Fingers Louie
Lost In Society
Sunday, June 12th Festival Stage
Off With Their Heads
More announcements, including Club Show lineups and other events, will be coming soon for the 18th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival. Go to www.punkrockbowling.com, and the new redesigned website, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates and news around the festival.
ABOUT PUNK ROCK BOWLING:
Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival was started back in 1999 by brothers Shawn and Mark Stern, owners of the long standing independent record label BYO Records, as a way to bring the independent music community together for an annual party. It has since grown into a 5-day festival in downtown Las Vegas that brings out fans and bands alike from all over the world. 3 days of outdoor festivals, 5 Nights of Club Shows, a 2-day bowling tournament, Hotel Pool Parties, a Punk Rock Poker tournament, movie screenings and comedy shows to boot, all wrapped up into one amazing weekend in the city that never sleeps. And now, we welcome our fans, friends and family to our first trip east, to Asbury Park as well, in 2016.
TRAVIS BARKER PRESENTS MUSINK
THREE-DAY TATTOO CONVENTION, CAR SHOW AND CONCERT
MARCH 4, 5 AND 6 AT OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER
IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
WITH PERFORMANCES FROM
SNOOP DOGG, DEFTONES, CIRCA SURVIVE AND MORE
The 9th annual MUSINK, presented by Travis Barker, is set for March 4, 5 and 6, 2016 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA. The three-day tattoo convention, car show and concert—Southern California’s premier tattoo and music lifestyle event—will host over 300 world renowned tattoo artists and will feature performances from headliners Snoop Dogg, Deftones, Circa Survive along with Taking Back Sunday, Atreyu, The Transplants, Face To Face and more.
MUSINK tickets go on sale Friday, January 22 and are available for a single day or for the full three-day event. Attendees can choose to purchase tickets with access to the full event (music concert, tattoo convention, car show, and vendor midway) or tickets without concert access. Visit www.musink.org for details.
The current music lineup for MUSINK is as follows:
Friday, March 4: Snoop Dogg, The Transplants
Saturday, March 5: Deftones, Taking Back Sunday, and more
Sunday, March 6: Circa Survive, Atreyu, Face to Face, and more
Snoop Dogg says, “I’m excited to join my homie Travis at MUSINK this year. Catch me live while u kick back and check out the dope tattoos and cars at the festival. It’s always a good time there and this year u don’t wanna miss it!”
MUSINK producer Travis Barker says, “I’m beyond excited to have my friend Snoop on the lineup for MUSINK this year. His contribution to music, tattoos and car culture make him a perfect fit for MUSINK. This year’s lineup is gonna be one of our best yet.”
The MUSINK tattoo convention will feature over 300 world renowned tattoo artists, including Robert Atkinson, Nikko Hurtado, Oliver Peck, Franco Vescovi, Carlos Torres, Norm, Baba, Corey Miller, GTC’s Tattooland, and many more. In addition, the MUSINK vendor midway will include hundreds of vendors.
MUSINK attendees are invited to check out Famous Stars and Straps presents the Low and Slow Car Show, which will feature some of the best classic cars in Southern California on display. The car show will even include some of Travis Barker’s very own classics. Daily tattoo contests will take place in at the car show as well.
Another MUSINK attraction is the Miss MUSINK competition. The top inked beauties will compete for the title of Miss MUSINK 2016 and a spot as the next official “Sullen Angel.” For full details, visit www.musink.org.
Multiplatinum artist, actor and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg is at the forefront of popular culture with award-winning albums and songs, multiple films, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts, and digital ventures, including his YouTube original series “GGN News.” Snoop Dogg has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and received multiple Grammy® nominations.
Since Deftones’ inception, the multiplatinum, Grammy-winning alternative rock band from Sacramento, CA have quietly been pursuing two paths, delivering songs defined by churning, double-fisted aggression while also testing the boundaries of music by incorporating elements of psychedelia and shoegaze. Deftones have released seven albums to date and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.
In their decade-plus career, critically acclaimed progressive rock band Circa Survive have continued to challenge themselves and test the boundaries of musical genres. With each album they’ve gone outside their musical comfort zone, jumping between post-rock, psychedelic, prog, post-hardcore and shoegaze, creating a sound that’s uniquely theirs yet has the power to connect with a wide swath of music fans.
Tickets for MUSINK go on sale Friday, January 22 at 10:00 AM PT at www.musink.org. Ticket prices are as follows:
Single Day General Admission Tickets
$25 — Tattoo Convention + Car Show + Vendor Midway
$45 — Music Concert + Tattoo Convention + Car Show + Vendor Midway
Single Day VIP Tickets (Music Concert + Tattoo Convention + Car Show + Vendor Midway)
$99 — VIP Lounge with free beer & signature cocktail
$149 — Front Of Stage Viewing Pit + VIP Lounge with free beer & signature cocktail
$299 — Travis Barker Meet & Greet, Limited Edition Signed Poster, Front Of Stage Viewing Pit + VIP Lounge with free beer & signature cocktail
3-Day General Admission Tickets
$60 — Tattoo Convention + Car Show + Vendor Midway
$120 — Music Concert + Tattoo Convention + Car Show + Vendor Midway
3-Day VIP Tickets (Music Concert + Tattoo Convention + Car Show + Vendor Midway)
$225 — VIP Lounge with free beer & signature cocktail
All ages are welcome, and kids 7 years old and under get in free.
MUSINK begins at 3:00 PM on Friday and Noon on Saturday and Sunday. Music is scheduled for 6:00-10:00 PM each night.
MUSINK 2016 is produced by Bill Hardie, Travis Barker, John Reese of Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), and Sean Akhavan. MUSINK partners include KROQ, Rockstar Energy Drink, Famous Stars and Straps, Tecate, Johnny’s Saloon, Second Floor, and Golden Crown Barber Shop.
The OC Fair & Event Center is centrally located in Southern California, just off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. The venue is conveniently accessible to all in Orange County, as well as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. John Wayne Airport in Irvine, CA is also nearby for those traveling from other parts of the U.S. and the world.
What is it like touring with In This Moment, Papa Roach and FFDP?
Chris – It has been great, the crowds have been awesome, real responsive. The bands have been real hospitable and everyone has been real friendly with us, so it has been a blast.
Tim – Everyone has been super great to us and treating us like we are one of their own. We are honored to be on the bill and to be treated the way they are treating us is absolutely amazing.
What can fans and new listeners expect next from FATN?
Chris – We have a few things in the works, but can’t talk about a bunch of it right now, but we do have a full length album coming out called “Day One” which will be out sometime around February.
Tim – Our song “Through It All” just hit radio stations a few days ago so check your local stations for “Through It All”. Sirius Octane has been playing us very regularly, and they have been very good to us so you can find us on there. “Day One” early next year is when our release date is for our full length album.
What is the name of the full CD that you are releasing and what does the title mean to the band?
Chris – For me it is like our start, our beginning. Visually just see an apocalyptic world, like the day one of starting over, so starting fresh.
Tim – The name From Ashes To New came from all of our previous bands that we were in individually kind of falling to the wayside or burning to ashes and this new band is the new, so From Ashes To New. This is our first full length album so it’s kind of the post-apocalyptic ashes burning simile turning into the beginning of what we hope is a long new beginning for us.
What bands would you say FATN pulls from for influence to your style / sound?
Chris – For influences we use life for at least lyrical content, for me personally with my style, I would say Glassjaw, Alexisonfire, Sevendust, and 36 Crazyfists for some of my influences growing up.
Tim – The influences for me was Joey Jordinson from Slipknot made me want to start playing and I become obsessed with The Rev from Avenge Sevenfold. I actually have a replica tattoo of his on my shoulder. You know the staples like Vinnie Paul from Pantera, Travis Barker from Blink 182, but the list is too long to go on, but those are the big staples and influences personally.
So as a band how do you collaborate on creating new music without stepping on each other’s toes?
Chris – It usually starts out with Matt and Brandon they come and lay down either electronic or guitar riff or something and then start building off of that. I am kind of there to just say what I like and don’t like and alright that works for someone to bounce ideas off of and then I come in and help Matt with the lyrical content.
Tim – It is kind of like this thing that is cut out for us so there really is not someone arguing over their spot in what they do in the band. We already know what are role is and how we do it, so there is very little toe stepping when it comes to the writing process.
With two EP’s under your belt how has the band evolved for the new album?
Chris – We didn’t try to stray too far from the first EP, but I think we all grew as musicians and songwriters so I hope that shows through on the new album.
Tim – The new EP “Downfall” actually the four songs that are on it will be on the new album “Day One” so that is like a taste of what’s to come for the record. There is definitely something you probably wouldn’t expect from us on the record on a couple different songs so it will be interesting for new and old fans.
What do you guys like to do for fun while on the road?
Chris – Make a lot of Planet Fitness stops and do a lot of working out. Other than that we are on social media working talking to all the fans.
Tim – Planet Fitness is just convenient, but anytime we can hit a gym that is my idea of fun. If I can get a chance to cook I am usually pretty happy to cook.
What do you like to cook?
Tim – I always make breakfast for some reason; I am always enjoying bacon and eggs, bagels, but I like to make homemade pasta sauce and pasta.
If you had a choice to pick someone to tour with next who would you want that be?
Chris – I would probably have to say Of Mice and Men.
Tim – Probably Avenged Sevenfold, I mean how could you say no to that?
From the Downfall or Day One CD, what is your favorite song off the album?
Chris – My favorite song would have to be “Through It All”, it’s a song that really hits home for me right now with what’s going on in my personal life that is the song that I feel the most on stage.
Anything that you would like to add?
Chris – We couldn’t do it without the fans, they have helped us so much over the years, through the life of FATN (From Ashes To New) to help us get requested on Sirius Octane and local radio stations now.
Tim – Just want to say thank you and their support has been absolutely unreal and if it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be where we are and where we are is a pretty awesome place to be. We just hope we can keep growing through their help and we get a bigger family as this goes along.
Photos and Interview by Jonathan Heier
Interview with Keith St. John
Keith tell us how the Ronnie Montrose Remembered got started?
When Ronnie passed in 2012, it came as a completely leveling ‘left hook’ to all of those that were close to him. There were no signs, and in fact he had seemed to be in really good spirits in the short interim leading up to his passing. In the aftermath, shortly after his death, a memorial concert was organized in the Bay Area at the Regency Ballroom. Thing is…it was all so quick back then that myself, Ronnie’s wife, and most of those whose hearts were really close with Ronnie were still reeling in total shock when that show occurred… and it was so surreal feeling (and kind of thrown together) that I think it was impossible to really connect with it then. I wasn’t really thinking about it so much when I was asked by this venue back in August if I had a show I’d like to do during the NAMM convention this year. Two seconds later a little voice inside me said out loud over the phone, “Yeh, ya know there is something
I’d really like to do! I feel like it’s time to do a real memorial tribute to Ronnie Montrose here in Southern California and give L.A. rockers as well as people coming from all over the world an opportunity to finally celebrate the man!!!”
Being the Lead singer for Montrose after Ronnie, this show must mean even more to you. Tell us about what it means to you to be able to be part of this event to honor him?
Most of this music we’re gonna play was previously unknown to me before meeting Ronnie. Since he played this stuff for me and we started jamming it over 15 years ago, it was synergy and just felt easy and right to me so much so that now it’s like a big part of my being and reminds me of tons of history of my life on and off stage… and of course lots’a time spent with R.M. It feels a little bit like an important responsibility of mine ito do this somehow…I guess
especially to the “later” Montrose fans who loved what we were doing and followed us all those years!
Who do you have performing? How did they become involved?
Each performer’s participation is borne from a different story which basically depends on our relationship. It goes from one player I’ve never played with before who heard about it through a mutual friend to some guys I’ve been in bands with who have the raw talent themselves to come and honor such an iconic player….who I asked a couple months ago… and they said YES! And then of course….some players from the past incarnations of Montrose who played with
Ronnie and I will be there. Performers include Brad Whitford, Steve Stevens, Brad Gillis, Gilby Clarke, Tracii Guns, Derek St Holmes, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Young, Carmine Appice, David Ellefson, Jeff Scott Soto, Robert Mason, Brad Lang, Marc Bonilla, Ed Roth, Jimmy Paxson, Chris Frazier, and more!!
Which songs are you looking forward to playing the most?
I’m going to have to let that question be revealed the night of the show who are lucky enough to get tickets before they’re sold out! Seriously I’ve heard we’re almost at sell out!
Ronnie Montrose Remembered: a NAMM concert to be remembered
Ronnie Montrose will be saluted by a stellar lineup of rock stars and professional peers whose own careers were influenced by the legendary and powerful Montrose sound at Ronnie Montrose Remembered —one of the most talked about shows of NAMM 2016.
The celebratory concert, highlighting Montrose’s career, includes hit tunes from early Montrose, Edgar Winter, Gamma and more. Set for Saturday, Jan. 23 at The Observatory, 3503 Harbor Blvd. in Santa Ana, doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $25 at www.observatoryoc.com/event/nammjamm2016. This once in a lifetime event will sellout and extra VIP tickets were just released. Press passes are available on approval.
The line-up includes featured performers: Brad Whitford, Aerosmith; Steve Stevens, Billy Idol; Keith St John, Montrose; Carmine Appice, Vanilla Fudge; Brad Gillis, Night Ranger; Gilby Clarke, Guns ‘n’ Roses; Tracii Guns, LA Guns; Doug Aldrich, Whitesnake; Derek St. Holmes, Ted Nugent; David Ellefson, Megadeth; Brad Lang, Y & T; Jeff Young, Megadeth; Robert Mason, Warrant; Ed Roth, Annie Lennox; Chris Frazier, Foreigner and Edgar Winter; Mitch Perry, Edgar Winter and Michael Schenker; Joe Travers, Duran Duran and Zappa Plays Zappa; Toshi Yanagi, Jimmy Kimmel; Jimmy Paxson, Stevie Nicks: Travis Davis, Keith Emerson; Jimmy Degrasso, Black Star Riders; and Jeff Scott Soto, Trans Siberian Orchestra.
Special acoustic and cameo performances will also include special guest stars. The show will come to riveting climax, when guitarists will each rotate onto the stage, performing the lead section of Bad Motor Scooter in their own style.
Former Montrose lead singer and event producer St John says new names are being added to the line-up literally every day. St John was with Montrose for 13 years. The band was on top of the charts in the 1970s when Sammy Hagar was vocalist, with tunes like Rock Candy, Bad Motor Scooter and Rock the Nation. When St John teamed up with Montrose they continued to entertain until right before his death, filling clubs and festivals around the world. St John wrote many unreleased tunes with Ronnie Montrose, some performed at concerts throughout the years.
It has been almost four years since Montrose ended his life and St John wants the guitar greats’ legend to continue. “Since Ronnie’s unforeseen passing, the dust has finally settled enough for those of us who loved him and his music to come together and simply celebrate the man for his beautiful contributions,” St John remarks.
One of the featured guitar players Steve Stevens, of Billy Idol fame, says this about Montrose: “So many of my early musical heroes were 70’s players coming out of the UK. I was almost a British snob, strange for a kid from New York City. One exception was our very own Ronnie Montrose. I always felt Ronnie was our Jeff Beck. His debut album is now widely considered a rock masterpiece. I always attribute much of the sound and approach of the debut Van Halen record to Montrose. Ronnie could bring severe rock chops as well as play expressive melodic solos. I was fortunate to see Ronnie play with Gamma in 1979. That cemented my love of him as a great American guitar player.”
Also a special recognition to two young guitar players will be presented by Guitar Player magazine. The Rock the Nation award was created for young guitarists who exude “a star quality though his or her expression on the instrument.” It was established by magazine editor-n-chief Michael Molenda and Montrose’s widow Leighsa Montrose in 2014 and honors the guitar hero who loved to share tips, techniques, and lessons with young players. Jess Araten, 17, of Gwyned, Penn. and Geddy Franco, 15, of Pacifica, Calif. have been selected as the 2016 winners and will perform on stage with their rock idols.
Updates to the performer list are being made daily at the event website at www.ronniemontroseremembered.com and on the event’s Facebook page. For more information, call 714-957-0600.
A donation from concert proceeds will be made to the charity Sweet Relief, which aids musicians worldwide with special attention to medical needs. Montrose was an advocate and donor to the organization that has helped many with many needs such as housing.
Arthur Gonzales started off in many local level bands while working in live production & worked his way into promoter & started landing opening slots randomly for different artists. After the recording a Christmas song with 5 time Grammy nominated guitarist, Russ Hewitt & vocalist Zac Stevens (Circle 2 Circle/Trans Siberian Orchestra), “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” for the US military started making calls & sending messages to friends & fellow musicians to carry on with an idea of a group that could create various styles of music. He called it, Mr Creepy.
He first enlisted, Michael G Clark. The studio & live guitarist had wrote & recorded a song called, “Just like a Angel.” It sold 3.6 million copies, and all the proceeds went to victims of Drunk Driving in Michael’s home state of New Mexico. He’s also in demand as a studio guitarist for his ability to play so many styles fluidly.
Next was Jasmine Cain, bassist & vocalist from the south. Winner of NIMA Awards Best Alternative Rock Band. Current and 4 time MCMA Female Rock Vocalist. Current JPF Female Rock Artist. She’s a power house!
Shane Gibson soon joined. He was best known for his time with Korn from 2007-2010 and Jonathan Davis’ solo band. Sadly Shane passed away on April 15, 2014, of complications from a blood clotting disorder. His music lives on with recordings & with his loyal fans, friends and family.
Mike Froedge was the last to hit the ranks with the group. His career span has him wearing lots of hats, producer, writing & mixing albums. Here is mad man behind the drums & his experience is valued greatly! Having been in bands like Doubledrive & Black Label Society, he is a true pro & can play anything at any given notice!
The music is primarily written by Arthur Gonzales & Michael G. Their first song release, “Strap You Down”, from the the self titled EP landed in the award winning short film, “Missing” by Joey Medina.
2016 will see the release of new singles as well as free releases of songs as well as music recorded with the late Shane Gibson. Mr Creepy will conquer new ground!