May 28-30, 2011 -- Punk was alive and well at the 13th annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Festival, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Presenters BYO Records dropped a lineup that boasted some of the biggest names in punk rock.
Dropkick Murphys, Stiff Little Fingers, Bouncing Souls, and the Descendents were some of the heavy hitters that headlined the music and bowling fest.The 15,000 plus attendees that converged on Fremont Street sporting mohawks, and bedecked in kilts and bondage pants came ready to mosh and roll.
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »