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L to R: CJ Ramone Doing a Tattoo; Robb Flynn of Machine Head.
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THE PUNK ROCK MUSEUM ANNOUNCES SPECIAL PROGRAMMING TAKING
PLACE OVER PUNK ROCK BOWLING & MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKEND, JUNE
PUNK ROCK TOUR GUIDES, “THE SHOP” TATTOO PARLOR
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LAS VEGAS (May 2023) – The Punk Rock Museum announces special programming taking place over Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival weekend, June punk rock tour guides, the opening of “The Shop” tattoo parlor and other upcoming happenings.
Bryan Ray Turcotte Book Signing
On Saturday, May 27, Punk Collective member, author, curator and musician Bryan Ray Turcotte of Kill Your Idols Books will be hanging out, signing books and giving away rare surprises. Back by popular demand in a new paperback edition “Punk is Dead: Punk Is Everything,” the follow up book to “Fucked Up + Photocopied,” exposes the lasting impact of punk on visual culture worldwide.
Hundreds of flyers, photos, set lists, vintage fashions and other ephemera from punk’s favorite bands are jammed into this menacing volume. “Punk is Dead” is massive, featuring a wide spectrum of bands that initially ignited the scene and later fueled its global expansion. Contributing writers such as Wayne Kramer, Arturo Vega, Kid Congo Powers, David Yow, Malcolm McLaren, Annie Anxiety, Tony Alva, Don Bolles, Trudie and Pat Smear flesh out the visual assault. It also features a hard hitting interview with Ian Mackaye, one of the most respected voices of the DIY music underground.
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes Museum Takeover During Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival Weekend
The Punk Rock Museum announces special programming taking place during Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival weekend. As one of punk’s most legendary bands, members of Me First And The Gimme Gimmes will be taking over the museum. In between playing bass and drums with The Gimmes, CJ Ramone and Andrew “Pinch” Pinching will be offering guided tours from Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29.
In addition, there will be a special surprise by The Gimmes on Friday, May 26. On Sunday, May 28, guests are also invited to a liquid brunch with Spike, including a solo singing performance with the ukulele at The Triple Down. Lastly, CJ Ramone will be a guest tattoo artist in “The Shop” tattoo parlor. Availability is limited, so guests are encouraged to book faster than they can say “1-2-3-4!”
June Tour Guides
“The Shop” Tattoo Parlor Now Open
The museum’s tattoo parlor, “The Shop,” officially opened on Monday, May 15. As the only tattoo parlor operating in a museum of this kind, “The Shop” contributes to the museum’s tactile, hands-on experience. Guests can now book tattoo appointments at www.thepunkrockmuseum.com.
As the museum moves into its second month, the Punk Collective continues to keep busy with artifact submissions and new programming added to the event calendar. The Triple Down Bar is also keeping guests hydrated by slinging drinks, including the already notorious “Fletcher” (a cocktail served in a Pringles can).
For more information or to purchase general admission or guided tour tickets, visit thepunkrockmuseum.com.
ABOUT THE PUNK ROCK MUSEUM
The Punk Rock Museum is the world’s most comprehensive attraction dedicated to the history, culture and absurdity of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s bastard stepchild. Located in Las Vegas, it houses not only artifacts and memorabilia from across the world’s punk scene—such as handwritten lyrics, instruments, clothing, photos, flyers and artwork—but also a bar, wedding/wake chapel, tattoo parlor, punk merch shop and more. Encompassing 12,000 square feet at 1422 Western Ave., between the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown, the museum celebrates the genre’s substantial cultural impact over the last half-century. For more information about The Punk Rock Museum, go to thepunkrockmuseum.com and follow on Facebook and Instagram @thepunkrockmuseum.
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