“If you are a Trump supporter, fuck you, get the fuck out of our scene!” shouted an impassioned Fat Mike before taking a baseball bat to the Indecline “The Emperor Has No Balls” statue, treating it like an a disgusting piñata where the only prize is epic sadness. It was one of the many moments of political catharsis that took place during this year’s Punk Rock Bowling Festival. ...

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Dude, 90s nostalgia is hella in. The AV Club just wrapped up a week dedicated to 1994, there are currently two competing 90s some hit wonder tours (featuring Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and other bands we don't like to talk about here), there’s a new Clarissa Explains It All book on the way, people are circle pitting again and kids are actually paying money for cassettes. We're just a Columbia House subscription and a Lori Beth Denberg appearance away from a full blown renaissance! ...

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The second full day of Punk Rock Bowling was the one I was most looking forward to this year. Headliners Bad Religion are one of the bands that got me into punk, they’re coming off one of their best albums in a while with True North and it’s been about 7 years since I last saw them live. On top of that, I’m a huge Bouncing Souls fan (I do run a blog named after one of their songs) and I never tire of seeing Lagwagon. ...

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