It’s not an exaggeration to say I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing now if it wasn’t for Rancid. Hearing “Roots Radical” from the band’s seminal album …And Out Come the Wolves on the radio in 8th grade led me to the local Blockbuster Music to purchase my first Punk-O-Rama comp and subsequently discovering a plethora of my favorite bands. (Also, how much of an Oldhead does this intro make me?) The Berkeley punk rock band kicked things off with “Radio.” The song’s refrain of “When I got the music, oh I got a place to go” sounded particularly sublime with the Downtown Events Center (location of the most recent Punk Rock Bowling) packed with punks enthusiastically singing at the top of their lungs with Tim Armstrong and company. From there the focus shifted squarely to Wolves with “Roots Radicals,” “Journey to the End of the East Bay,” “Maxwell Murder” ...

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The Punk Rock Bowling 2015 news keeps rolling in, but this time it’s not about bands or dates. Taking a cue from Riot Fest, who had 10 bands perform 10 albums in full, Punk Rock Bowling announced that headliners Rancid will be performing their landmark ...And Out Come the Wolves album in its entirety during their PRB appearance. ...

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Las Vegas gets skipped by a lot of touring bands, but Rancid never fails to make a stop in our desert home. The punk rock mainstays have played here, with very few exceptions, once a year since I started listening to them back in the mid-90s, most recently as headliners of 2012’s Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival. For their 2013 appearance at the House of Blues, the band decided to keep things in the family, with Rancid side-project The Transplants opening up as well as The Interrupters, who are currently signed Tim Armstrong’s Hellcat Records. ...

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The first batch of bands playing this year's Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival have been announced. Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise, the Adicts and the Briefs are all set to appear at the festival, which takes place May 25-28 in downtown Las Vegas. More band announcements and ticket info are still to come. ...

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