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9th annual MUSINK, presented by Travis Barker 1

The 9th annual MUSINK, presented by Travis Barker
TATTOO CONVENTION, CAR SHOW AND CONCERT
AT OC FAIR AND EVENTS CENTER, COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA
FRIDAY MARCH  4, 2016

Musink is one of our favorite Southern California shows.  It’s an  event that is also a lifestyle -music and ink  are famous bed-fellows, throw in some car culture and you got yourself on hell if a weekend. The first of the three-day events took off this year with  Yelawolf (his second year). The band come on with Travis barker drum kit placed up front/off center. Always great when a band decides to do that since most of the time your lucky to catch a gimps of the drummer at all.  Yelawolf, who introduced himself as Catfish Billy, played a few songs before technical issued took out the band’s DJ. They unfortunately, cut their set short. But while they were on the audience and myself were reminded why this act got to where they are.  The man is damn good at what he does.

Yelawolf

The second band of the night was the Transplants. They owned the room with their brand of rough and rowdy  rap-fueled punk. Tim “Timebomb” Armstrong leading with a demeanor of a street hooligan spitting words in your face along-side  Skinhead Rob who is the ultimate verbal instigator delivering words in a knotted snarl. They  put on a good set with fans getting everything they could expect out of this out of control band. Some highlights of their set were  “Gangsters and Thugs”, “Tall Cans in the Air” and, of course, “Diamonds and Guns”.

Transplants

In a twist in genre (for the punk-heavy show),  superstar rap artist, Snoop Dogg claimed the stage and put on a hell of a show. Some rap acts lose something in a live show. For the most part, this is not the case with Snoop Dogg. He is 100% of what you’d expect him to be and delivers all the smooth, slick, ultimate pimp cool any audience could handle doing hits like “Nuttin’ but a G Thang”,  “P.I.M.P”, “Gin and Juice” and “Who am I (What’s My Name?)”. The set was near perfect, except for a couple of moments where there was some unnecessary “filler”. Snoop playing some tunes from other artists as a tribute, where he mostly spoke over the DJ’s tracks, but the set of his work alone was enough. This was a small complaint because the rest of the set more than makes up for it. And there is just  something to be said for the man’s swagger and charisma. Near the close of his set came off part Snoop D-O-double-G, part Snoop Lion, bringing day one of the 9th annual Musink  to an end in style.

Snoop Dogg

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TRAVIS BARKER PRESENTS THE 9TH ANNUAL MUSINK FESTIVAL AT THE OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER

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Yes, it’s that time of year again. Are you ready for the premiere tattoo convention, music festival, and car show? Orange County is host to the Southland’s most exciting and unique lifestyle festivals.

  • Friday, March 4: Snoop Dogg, Transplants, Yelawolf
  • Saturday, March 5: Deftones, Taking Back Sunday, Plague Vendor
  • Sunday, March 6: Circa Survive, Atreyu, Face To Face

General admission and VIP tickets for MUSINK are on sale now at www.musink.org.

The MUSINK tattoo convention will feature over 300 world-renowned tattoo artists, with featured artists including Paul Booth, GTC’s Tattooland, Spotlight Tattoo, Freddy Negrete, Shamrock Social Club, Nikko Hurtado, Royal Peacock Tattoo, Gold Rush Tattoo, Oliver Peck, Nspired1, Robert Atkinson, OC Tattoo, Corey Miller, Baba, Franco Vescovi, Boog, BJ Betts, Carlos Torres, Norm, Little Linda, Carlos Rojas, Dan Smith, Shaun Topper, Rich Pineda, Yushi, and many more. In addition, the MUSINK vendor midway will include hundreds of vendors.

Check out some of the amazing tattoo work by a few of the artists who will be attending. Afterward, scroll down for more info on the show and artists.

Robert Atkinson

Nikko Hurtado

Oliver Peck 

Franco Vescovi

Carlos Torres

Corey Miller

GTC’s Tattooland

 

Famous Stars and Straps presents the Low ‘N’ Slow Car Show will feature American classics and lowriders, including some from Travis Barker’s own collection. Also represented will be cars from acclaimed photographer/director Estevan Oriol and noted car clubs including Elite CCDuke’s Orange County, Beatniks Koolsville, Pegasus, Duke’s Kustom Chapter, plus Hillview Customs, an Instagram contest winner chosen by Travis Barker, music from DJs Funk Freaks and more.

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Another MUSINK attraction is the Miss MUSINK competition. The top inked beauties will compete for the title of Miss MUSINK 2016 and a spot as the next official “Sullen Angel.” For full details, visit www.musink.org.

Multiplatinum artist, actor and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg is at the forefront of popular culture with award-winning albums and songs, multiple films, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts, and digital ventures, including his YouTube original series “GGN News.” Snoop Dogg has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and received multiple Grammy® nominations.

Since Deftones’ inception, the multiplatinum, Grammy-winning alternative rock band from Sacramento, CA have quietly been pursuing two paths, delivering songs defined by churning, double-fisted aggression while also testing the boundaries of music by incorporating elements of psychedelia and shoegaze. Deftones have released seven albums to date and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.

In their decade-plus career, critically acclaimed progressive rock band Circa Survive have continued to challenge themselves and test the boundaries of musical genres. With each album they’ve gone outside their musical comfort zone, jumping between post-rock, psychedelic, prog, post-hardcore and shoegaze, creating a sound that’s uniquely theirs yet has the power to connect with a wide swath of music fans.

Alabama-born Yelawolf’s sophomore release, 2015’s Love Story, debuted atop the BillboardR&B/Hip-Hop album chart and earned rave reviews, including from Rolling Stone, which praised his “stronger embrace of his Southern roots” and “slow-burn ballads.”

With influences ranging from At The Drive-In to Liars to The Cramps, Plague Vendor’s self-described “voodoo punk” is a dance-fueled rock aesthetic tinged with shadowy darkness. The Whittier, California band’s new album BLOODSWEAT is due March 25 on Epitaph.

MUSINK begins at 3:00 PM on Friday and Noon on Saturday and Sunday. Music is scheduled for6:0010:00 PM each night.

MUSINK 2016 is produced by Bill Hardie, Travis Barker, John Reese of Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), and Sean Akhavan. MUSINK partners include KROQ, Rockstar Energy Drink, Famous Stars and Straps, Tecate, Johnny’s Saloon, Second Floor, and Golden Crown Barber Shop.

The OC Fair & Event Center is centrally located in Southern California, just off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. The venue is conveniently accessible to all in Orange County, as well as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. John Wayne Airport in Irvine, CA is also nearby for those traveling from other parts of the U.S. and the world.

Website: www.musink.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/musink
Instagram: http://instagram.com/musink_tatfest
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Musink_TatFest

Check out some of our coverage from Musink 2015

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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