Late last year, Vegas-based metalcore band Survive This! was embroiled in a quiet controversy across the punk internet (punkernet?) due to it graphic lyrical depiction of violence and misogyny.
Welcome to Vegas Archive, a feature where we re-release music from local bands that are gone, but certainly not forgotten. Today we’re bringing you the second part of our series with Boba Fett Youth, releasing their 1995 self-titled full length.
Punks in Vegas has teamed up with Pulsar Presents to give away a pair of tickets to see Waxahatchee (ex P.S. Eliot) April 19 at Eagle Aerie Hall with Dogbreth, Mercy Music, The Voice Unheard and Alexander The Terrible.
While there are still a few surprises yet to be revealed, the bulk of the 2014 Warped Tour has been announced and, like every Warped Tour of the past decade or so, the lineup has been met with a mixed reaction.
Images: The Peccadilloes, Unfair Fight, Sounds of Threat, Surrounded by Thieves, Bobby Meader January, 24 2014 at The Double Down Saloon
Over the past few years, Vegas-based SquidHat Records has collected an impressive roster of local punk rock talent. And in addition to helping out their own bands, they’ve made a positive impact by promoting non-SquidHat acts and organizing local showcases. So I was excited to support the label and see some of my favorite locals at the first day of their second anniversary festival, featuring The Peccadilloes, Unfair Fight, Sounds of Threat, Surrounded by Thieves and Bobby Meader Music. …read more →
It’s hard to imagine now that playing pop punk could turn you into a massive commercial success. But back in 2003, with Blink 182 and Fall Out Boy blaring from everyone’s radio, pop punk was big business. It was an era when bands like Saves the Day were filling up the House of Blues and New Found Glory could sell out the Thomas & Mack. It was a good time to be a pop punk band, and it was that was the year that Yellowcard, after years of relentlessly touring, caught fire with Ocean Avenue, a slice of summery fun that seemed to only exist in that time and place. …read more →
Images: Pulley, TheCore., Happy Campers, War Called Home January, 11 2014 at Backstage Bar and Billiards
If you grew up in the 90s and owned a set of Pig wheels and Independent trucks, it’s a safe bet to say you listened to Pulley. …read more →