• Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

Day 3 of Punk Rock Bowling 2019 was certainly an epic day. The ZRockR Team were exhausted, sweaty, and hungover. I know I started out the day with a few PBRs and hung under the tent watching the bands with my friends.

All of us that were in attendance and have been covering it for the past few years are majorly bummed this year. Punk Rock Bowling is something we all look forward to.

For me, last year was the first time I was able to attend. I have been anxiously counting the days until Memorial Day 2020. We knew the inevitable would happen due to the COVID-19 virus. I still held out hope though. We all did.

I was stoked on the thought of shooting Circle Jerks and Madness, as well as seeing Anti-Flag again. A good chunk of the bands from 2020 have been confirmed for 2021. Hopefully those who cannot make it for 2021 can be there for 2022.

Since we can’t all be together right now, we figured some photos from Day 3 would help make everyone smile.

Dirk Vermin & the Hostile Talent.

The bands that played the festival that day were ones I didn’t expect to ever see. Highlights for me personally were Dead Boys, The Undertones, Mystery Actions, locals Dirk Vermin & the Hostile Talent, and main stage headliners The Specials.

Mystery Actions.
The Radiator Rattlers.
Night Birds.
Faz Waltz.
Shame.
Ravagers.
The Undertones.
The Toasters.
The Stranglers.
Teenage Bottlerocket.
The Hives.
Dead Boys.

If you had told any of us that as The Specials played the last song of the festival, “You’re Wondering Now”, that we wouldn’t be standing on the grass at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in 2020, we never would’ve left.

The Specials.
On to 2021.

All of us on the ZRockR Team look forward to seeing everyone next year. We hope that we can jump in a pit or drink a beer with every single one of you. As soon as hotel rooms open up, we will be booking so we can make sure we are there to bring you the coverage of the pool parties, main festival, kick it and drink at the after shows, and drink some more at the Golden Nugget.

For information on what to expect for next year, tickets, lineup, hotels, etc. check out the festival’s website here.

In the meantime, stay tuned for our thoughts on the Punk Rock Bowling Locked In & Stripped Down sessions. See you in 2021!

Previous Punk Rock Bowling Coverage.

2014: The Dickies Kick-Off Show
Streetlight Manifesto 2015
GBH 2015
Cadillac Tramps 2015
Murder City Devils 2015
Anti-Flag Interview 2015
Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L. Interview 2015
2017 Festival Coverage
Svetlanas Interview 2018
$wingin Utter$ Interview 2018
2018 Festival Coverage
2019 Day 1 Coverage
2019 Day 2 Coverage

PHOTO CREDIT: All photos of Punk Rock Bowling 2019 for ZRockR by Christina Rosenfeld, Courtney Ware, and Stephy Hayward. All Rights Reserved.

By Stephy Muzio

Stephanie " Stephy " Muzio (formerly Hayward) - Public Relations / Writer/ Photographer and Co-Founder of ZRockR Magazine Co-host of ZRockR Magazine LIVE! Stephy was raised on rock and roll. Originally from Illinois, Stephy is the daughter of an aspiring metal guitarist and a former rock n roll radio dj. Stephy’s first concert at the tender age of 8 was Rob Zombie at the original Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, where she happily threw horns up and sang along to "Dragula" with the best of them ( she incidentally loves horror films too!) . She performed with the VGA choir at the 2007 Video Game Awards show at Mandalay Bay when it was hosted by Samuel L Jackson, sharing the stage with the likes of Foo Fighters as well as Kid Rock. An LVA alum, when she isn’t singing or playing herself (she plays a few different instruments), she is out in support of the local scene and at her friends gigs around the southwest and even when she is back home in Illinois! She has written as well as done some photography previously for a couple of smaller zines including Vegas SoundZ when it was in print. Stephy takes the adage of ” If it’s too loud that is just too damn bad! ” to heart- after all- she was raised around screaming guitars, thunderous drums, production studios and only Led Zeppelin and Nirvana played extremely loud would put her to sleep as a kid! Stephy is a large part of the backbone of ZRockR.

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