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Fat Mike Presents Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival Wraps With Nearly 50,000 In Attendance During 6-City Run

October 28 Punk ‘N Brew Date In Huntington Beach, CA
Sells Out With 10,000 On Hand At SeaLegs Live At Bolsa Chica State Beach

Fat Mike Presents Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival, featuring the best in punk rock music and regional craft beer, wrapped a 6-city Western U.S. run of festival dates on October 29, hosting nearly 50,000 punk rock and craft beer fans in total over its 6 dates. The Saturday, October 28 KLOS, Fat Mike & P.I.D. Present Punk ‘N Brew show at Punk ‘N Brew at SeaLegs Live at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, CA was SOLD OUT, with 10,000 in attendance. NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Strung Out, The Dickies, D.I., Ignite and more performed on a state-of-the-art stage on the beach, just a few feet from the Pacific Ocean.

Check out a video of Punk ‘N Brew at SeaLegs Live here:

Created from the mind and liver of NOFX’s frontman Fat Mike, the Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival included 3 hours of craft beer tastings with over 100 craft beers, including some of the West Coast’s best, plus performances from some of the best punk rock bands. Fat Mike joined forces with premier music event producer/promoter Synergy Global Entertainment and respected craft beer event production powerhouse Brew Ha Ha Productions to produce this new festival.

Cameron Collins, Co-Founder & Director of Events at Brew Ha Ha Productions said, “When Fat Mike, [John] Reese and I decided to do this tour, we knew we were on to something special and we knew it was going to be the first of its kind. Last weekend was one of the coolest events to ever take place in Southern California. We had over 200 craft beers and half a dozen legendary bands like NOFX, Bad Religion and The Dickies perform live all just a few feet away from the Pacific Ocean…It literally doesn’t get better than that!”

Named for NOFX’s classic Punk In Drublic album, which has sold over one million copies, Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival also included stops in Tacoma, WA, Boise, ID, Sacramento, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Concord, CA. NOFX co-headlined each date of Punk In Drublic, with music lineups varying slightly by market.

“This went so well, we want to take it around the world! Details to come! Fat Mike’s liver lives on.” – Producer John Reese of Synergy Global Entertainment

To celebrate the Punk In Drublic Festival, Fat Mike teamed up with craft beer pioneers Stone Brewing to brew their very own Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager, which was available in cans in the festival markets. This collaboration was a huge show of support by Stone, marking the first time ever that Stone worked with a musician for a can release.:

“The environment was laid back, people were having a great time, and the music was energetic and lively from start to finish. As a skate kid growing up in Pennsylvania, seeing bands like Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, Flogging Molly, and NOFX when they were in town, or when they played a Warped Tour stop within driving distance, was my first real exposure to the counterculture scene. Having them all on one bill in 2017, along with the discovery opportunities to see Get Dead and Bad Cop, Bad Cop, was something I wouldn’t have missed for anything.”
–Mike Stalter, Juxtapoz, 10/17/17

Punk ‘N Brew Craft Beer & Music Festival With NOFX, Bad Religion, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Goldfinger, Strung Out, Ignite, The Dickies, D.I. & More

KLOS, Fat Mike & P.I.D. Present Punk ‘N Brew
Craft Beer & Music Festival

Saturday, October 28
At SeaLegs Live At Bolsa Chica State Beach In Huntington Beach, CA
Featuring Co-Headliners NOFX & Bad Religion,
Along With Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Goldfinger, Strung Out,
Ignite, The Dickies, D.I. & More

Tickets On Sale Thursday, August 31

The music lineup for KLOS, Fat Mike & P.I.D. Present Punk ‘N Brew Craft Beer & Music Festival at SeaLegs Live At Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, CA on Saturday, October 28 has been announced. The show will feature performances from co-headliners NOFX and Bad Religion, along with Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Goldfinger, Strung Out, Ignite, The Dickies, D.I., and more performing at Bolsa Chica State Beach as the waves of the Pacific Ocean crash on the nearby shore.

Created from the mind and liver of NOFX’s frontman Fat Mike, Punk ‘N Brew is the Southern California stop of Fat Mike’s touring P.I.D. Craft Beer & Music Festival, which features the best in punk rock music and regional craft beer.

Fat Mike teamed up with craft beer pioneers Stone Brewing to brew their very own Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager, which will be available in cans only in the festival markets. This collaboration is a huge show of support by Stone, as it marks the first time ever that Stone has worked with a musician for a can release. They’ve even included the festival tour dates on the back of each can. This is a first-of-its-kind level of commitment from a brewery partner for a festival tour.

Tickets for Punk ‘N Brew Craft Beer & Music Festival go on sale Thursday, August 31 at 10:00 AM PT and start at $49 + fee for General Admission. There will be three VIP ticket options (listed below). The VIP SeaLegs Live Lounge will feature a private performance by Guttermouth, as well as comedy acts during main stage band set changes.

VIP Lounge + Early Entry: $99 + fee

*1 Festival Admission Ticket for craft beer tastings and music
*1 Hour Early Entry for 4 hours of craft beer tastings (Noon entry)
*VIP Entry Lane into the event
*VIP laminate
*VIP SeaLegs Live Lounge access, which includes:
-Private performance by Guttermouth
-Comedy during set changes
-Exclusive craft beer tastings
-Cash bar
-Private cash food vendors
-Private Restrooms
-Shaded areas to sit and relax
-Adirondack chairs, fire pits and cabanas

VIP Lounge + Meet & Greet + Early Entry: $199 + fee

*1 Festival Admission Ticket for craft beer tastings and music
*1 Hour Early Entry for 4 hours of craft beer tastings (Noon entry)
*VIP Entry Lane into the event
*VIP laminate
*Meet & Greet with Punk ‘N Brew bands at designated time
*VIP SeaLegs Live Lounge access, which includes:
-Private performance by Guttermouth
-Comedy during set changes
-Exclusive craft beer tastings
-Cash bar
-Private cash food vendors
-Private Restrooms
-Shaded areas to sit and relax
-Adirondack chairs, fire pits and cabanas

KLOS Frosty, Heidi & Frank VIP Lounge + Meet & Greet Package: $249 + fee

*1 Festival Admission Ticket for craft beer tastings and music
*1 Hour Early Entry for 4 hours of craft beer tastings (Noon entry)
*VIP Entry Lane into the event
*VIP laminate
*Meet & Greet with KLOS’ Frosty, Heidi & Frank at designated time
*Punk ‘N Brew collector’s edition poster signed by Punk ‘N Brew artists
*Buffet meal
*VIP SeaLegs Live Lounge access, which includes:
-Private performance by Guttermouth
-Comedy during set changes
-Exclusive craft beer tastings
-Cash bar
-Private cash food vendors
-Private Restrooms
-Shaded areas to sit and relax
-Adirondack chairs, fire pits and cabanas

Visit www.PunkInDrublicFest.com for details on all VIP and Early Entry ticket options.

Punk ‘N Brew is open to those 21 years old and up. During VIP early entry tastings (from Noon – 4:00 PM), and general admission tastings (from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM), attendees will enjoy unlimited craft beer tastings with over 100 craft beers, including some of the West Coast’s best and local favorites, plus access to watch the music stage.

Punk ‘N Brew is produced by Fat Mike, premier music event producer/promoter Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), and respected craft beer event production powerhouse Brew Ha Ha Productions.

The Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival dates are as follows:

Saturday, September 16 – Tacoma, WA – America’s Car Museum (on sale now)
Sunday, September 17 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater (on sale now)
Saturday, October 14 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion (on sale now)
Sunday, October 15 – Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo (on sale now)
Saturday, October 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Fear Farm Festival Grounds (on sale Thursday, August 31)
Saturday, October 28 – Huntington Beach, CA – Punk ‘N Brew at SeaLegs Live At Bolsa Chica State Beach (on sale Thursday, August 31)

More info

Website: www.PunkInDrublicFest.com
Facebook: @PunkInDrublicFestival
Instagram: @PunkInDrublicFestival

It’s Not Dead indeed!

It’s Not Dead Festival
The San Manuel Amphitheater Fairgrounds
San Bernardino
Saturday, October 3, 2015
By Terry James

Punk Update 2015: Definitely Alive…and Kicking!

It's Not Dead
It’s Not Dead

In the 1960s, the music of the day spoke for America’s youth, and it seemed to say, “Hey world, I don’t get you!” In the 1970s, that innocence turned to disillusionment, and the new musical voice of American youth was punk music, and later its shinier cousin, New Wave. Now the war cry was more like, “F*** you world! You don’t get me!” That attitude was carried on by bands for decades to follow.

Some forty years later, the punk movement finds itself in a culture whose general statement seems to be “WTF?” But, rather than flounder in mediocrity and ineffectiveness, the punk scene of the New Millennium definitely has a pulse, and it is pounding. To prove this, Warp Tour promoter Kevin Lyman, put together an all-day festival called “It Not Dead” which rocked the Inland Empire this past Saturday, and its colorful title was fully in evidence all day long.

Beneath an unforgiving summerlike sky, a sunbaked crowd clung to patches of shade like tattooed and mohawked lichen on a desert rock, as a string of punk bands – new and old, upstarts and icons – lined up to give the pierced and plaid clad people what they want…great music!

With over thirty bands on three stages, it proved impossible to see every act, and as always happens at these type of events, you end up missing a fave here and there. Our first casualty, punk legends Agent Orange, who for some infuriating reason played first on a side stage while we were still securing press credentials. Grrrrr!

One of the early acts we caught was Fishbone, whose high-velocity frivolity, Addams Family bass lines, and sassy horns made it very clear that the party is still going strong at Ground Zero. Lead singer Angelo Moore may have lost some hair, but not one bit of his quick wit, vocal prowess, and saxophone sass.

Goldfinger was up next, sporting pop-slick vocals and a crispy edge. Their set featured a grab bag of pop, punk and ska; they even had the Reel Big Fish horns sittin’ in on a tune or two. Unfortunately tech problems left lead singer John Feldman mute for half the first tune and buried guitar and horns deep in the mix, putting the kabosh on what could have been a cool cameo by the RBF crew. Overall, though, the band was mean, meaty and mighty.

We caught a bit of Pulley’s set, and it was solid old-school slam, veritable veteran cool. Then the Untouchables arrived. Slinking in on creeping bass lines, they whipped up a ska swing fest with solid sexy soul and precision grooves, including classics like “I Spy,” “Free Yourself,” and “Wind Me Up!” Though they may have been one of the oldest bands on the bill, these gents proved that their sound is timeless.

CJ Ramone cranked out high-powered covers in the warm California sun and Total Chaos was a musical demon growling and scrambling for higher ground. Throughout their sets, we found ourselves frantic for fluids as we all but evaporated in the grueling inferno.

Then seminal punk paladins the Dickies strutted up to the mike. The rattled off rapid-fire 2 minute slices of whip-wire vocals, metal-tinged guitar and pure punk posture. Front man Leonard Graves Phillips was literally kicking ass! Their set included their smokin’ Sabbath cover, frantic flailing, weird-ass warbling, a pornographic dance with a blowup doll, a diver’s mask, hand puppets and hyper- violent pantomime. It was punk rock vaudeville, bring your own popcorn! Damn, what a treat!

Later, we caught the end of Reel Big Fish, and hung out in their happy hoppin’ horny hullabaloo. Lead singer Aaron Burnett was cracking the kids up with a musical bit where the band would play the same song in a variety of musical styles, Funny stuff. The closed with a cover of Aha’s 80s hit “Take On Me,” which had the whole crowd swaying.

Anti-Flag kicked of their round with a crowd-surfing Donald Trump piñata – it didn’t even make it through the first tune before it was decimated by the crowd. Aggressive, raspy, ripsaw riffs with shrill staccato vocals and gut punch drumlines define this band’s powerful sound, with lyrics decrying pervasive corporatism and rampant greed. Despite their nihilistic overtones, a surprisingly hopeful streak ran through their set, as front man Justin Sane declared “punk rock isn’t about records or t-shirts its about empathy… Yeah, you’ve got ink, but you also have a heart. So everyone make a new friend here today!” Couldn’t have said it better myself.

We wandered back over to the side stage to catch the Interruptors. These new kids were all black-and-white skinny tie supercharged ska. Their frantic energy and fun-fueled tunes got the sun-drenched crowd moshing and skanking. You can lead or you can follow, but all you are is white noise to me….

Seasoned pros TSOL assaulted the crowd with their signature brand of musical mayhem, highlighted by the roar of Joe Wood’s relentless guitar and Greg Kuehns Phantom of the Opera b3 riffs. Lead singer Jack Grisham berated crowd for throwing half full beers, “If you can’t drink like an alcoholic you might as well go the f*** home right now! That’s like having a mohawk on the weekends and combing it flat on Monday! Unreal! Never let go of the beverage!” With all the mojo on display, this was definitely a mainstage act crammed on a side stage!

As the sun sank behind the scorched Southland hills, Less Than Jake dropped a finely-tuned set of jams punctuated by their punchy horn section and clever lyrically-driven tunes. Bouncing Souls stepped up next and did all they could to deliver their best despite finding themselves on a main stage that had been plagued with sound problems all day. I’m willing to forgive a misstep here or there, but from a purely technically standpoint, this end of the venue was an unforgivable fustercluck the entire day. Eventually things came together and it was on! Lead singer Greg Attonito encouraged the crowd to chant along to their anarchic anthems. Hold on to what you got!

The Vandals stormed the stage next, bringing along their peculiar breed of silly-serious snark. Machine gun lyrics combined with wicked guitar worked to produce a witches brew of wonderful wonk. Solidly self-effacing and sarcastic, culminating in a spastic rendition of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” for an “encore” delivered to the crowds delight by guitarist Warren Fitzgerald. Great set!

A clever but somewhat annoying element was introduced by spinning the wheel to determine the next band. Round and round it went…

Next up – Lagwagon. Classic hammered-metal punk with an emotive drone. This is the music of the desperate and futile, lashing out at the heartless and cruel. Hardcore heartbreak. The Wheel o’ Punk served up the Descendants next. Their affable front man Milo Aukerman quipped his way through a set replete with hits like “Everything Sucks” and “If Only.” This time-tested team cranked good and hard, and delivered the quote of the day, “Thou shalt not commit adulthood!”

With things beginning to cool down atmospherically, the crowd had begun to recover from sunstroke and were now fueling up on cheap beer for the promise of full on fun to come. The Dial of Doom dropped NOFX in the laps of a crowd that was well into its second, or third, wind and ready to party! Sporting a kilt and an appropriate punk attitude, bassist Fat Mike traded quips with guitarist extraordinaire El Hefe, as this perennial favorite gave us just the high-energy shot in the arm we needed to get through what had turned out to be a very long, but jam-packed day. Their tunes ran the gamut from reggae-infused jam to straight-ahead punk slam. Oy! Oy! Oy!

As the revolving stage of It’s Not Dead rotated to the strains of Jesus Christ Superstar, lo it was revealed unto us, bathed in red light, the glory of Bad Religion. Crushing it in fine form, this bands’ band reminded everyone just what we were here for. Pure power. These punk prophets came out strong and only got stronger as their set progressed. Firing off each bite-sized beauty like tommygun rounds into the all-too receptive brains of the appreciative masses. My personal favorites: the Celtic-tinged “Build Me Up,” anger-driven “Against the Grain,” the downward-spiral wail “52 seconds,” and of course their monster hits “21st Century Digital Boy” and “You and Me.”

To cap off the evening punk powerhouse Pennywise was prepared to deliver, but once again the curse of the mainstage struck as, apparently, the giant turntable refused to revolve. Impatient fans were treated to 25 minutes of watching Bad Religion’s roadies clear their gear before Fletcher Dragge even got to strike his first chord. The road crew actually had to scramble to drag the Pennywise show to the other side of the stage so things could get underway.

Once things got moving, and after dealing with the umpteenth microphone fail of the day. Jim Lindberg and the boys proved that they were worth waiting for, as they proceeded to dive head first into a breathless set of hard-edged insanity spanning the length and breadth of their repertoire. Dogged fans who stuck it out to the end were treated to one almighty body slam of a show.

If It’s Not Dead is any true measure of the state of the American punk movement, we have nothing to fear. The vigor and vinegar pumping through the capacity crowd were evidence of a life force that is anything but flagging. Nope, Punk ain’t dead…not even close!

Check out the photo galleries from the show

ANTI-FLAG
BOUNCING SOULS
FISHBONE
LAGWAGON
THE DICKIES
THE INTERRUPTERS
THE UNTOUCHABLES
THE VANDALS

http://www.itsnotdeadfestival.com/

Travis Barker presents The 8th annual Musink Festival at the OC Fair & Event Center

Fri, March 20th – Rancid, Sick Of It All, The Interrupters

Sat, March 21st – Bad Religion, Off!, Ignite

Sun, March 22nd – Blink-182 with Matt Skiba, Yelawolf, Prayers

Are you addicted to ink? Looking to get a new tattoo or even your first tattoo? Maybe you’re also into good music played live, heavy and loud. If you also have a thing for hot bodies showing off their great work, then you need to get your tickets for one of Southern California’s best and most unique music festivals. The 8th annual Musink Festival comes back to the OC Fair & Event Center, in Orange County bringing great music and 300+ of the worlds best tattoo artists. Music+ink, contest, shopping and more are found at this one-of-a-kind, not to be missed event.

Check out the Instagram pages of a few of this years tattoo artists below. Don’t forget to look through our photo gallery from a previous years Musink, then get your tickets while there are still some left. It’s a guaranteed good time.You can still purchase tickets here on Ticketfly.

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