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CAMP ANARCHY: 3 Day Punk Rock Campout To Feature The Offspring, Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion, Pennywise and More!

CAMP ANARCHY: 3 Day Punk Rock Campout To Feature The Offspring, Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion, Pennywise and More!

Camp Anarchy: 3 Day Punk Rock Campout — a new camping, craft beer and punk music festival — will take over Legend Valley, just outside Columbus, OH, this spring, on Friday, May 31, Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2. Camp Anarchy will feature performances by The Offspring, Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion, Pennywise, X, Suicidal Tendencies, Less Than Jake, Fear, and more, along with craft beer tastings (available for purchase), and a slew of attractions including a Dodgeball Arena, Fair Games, Flea’s Market Vendor Village, and much more. This one-of-a-kind destination event is the only punk rock campout in the country, and will host NOFX’s first US performance in over one year.

John Reese, Camp Anarchy co-producer and founder of Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), says Camp Anarchy is, “A punker’s dream…three days of the best bands and so much to do while camping under the stars in Ohio. What could be better?”

Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise says, “Super stoked to be taking part in the first ever Camp Anarchy music and camping fest next year!!! Looks like Legend Valley will become ground zero for some serious punk rock debauchery and musical mayhem. The Offspring, Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion, Pennywise, X, Suicidal Tendencies, Less Than Jake, Fear? What the f*ck? Does the lineup get better? Craft beer tastings, shit to buy, shit to eat, booze to drink, and camping chaos till all hours? There is no question that this is gonna be a f*cking crazy good three days!!! Not to mention, this will be NOFX’s first performance in America in over a year…who the f*ck is gonna miss that shit?! I’m not!! See you in the pit f*ckers! That’s where I’ll be!!”

The daily band lineup for Camp Anarchy is as follows (subject to change), with more bands to be announced:

Friday, May 31: The Offspring, X, Fear, Sick Of It All, Strung Out, and Death By Stereo
Saturday, June 1: Rancid, Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, The Damned, Off!, The Suicide Machines, A Wilhelm Scream, and Voodoo Glow Skulls
Sunday, June 2: NOFX, Bad Religion, Less Than Jake, T.S.O.L., and The Bronx

Attendees are also invited to participate in a number of other activities and attractions going on throughout each day, including:

• CRAFT BEER TASTING AREA: What most of you are here for…a massive craft beer sampling area offering tastings from local and national breweries with more than 150 craft beers to choose from. Columbus has quietly become a craft beer mecca, at the heart of a state that now boasts over 200 craft breweries producing more than 1.3 million barrels of beer annually. (Must have a Tasting Pass and be 21+)

• THE DODGEBALL ARENA: Hosting Fans Against the Bands dodgeball games…don’t forget your sweatbands for these epic battles.

• FAIR GAMES: This is where the freaks are unleashed. Come play games of chance to win a teddy bear that will probably end up in a box in your garage, or watch a guy pierce his eyeball. THE unFAIR boasts our spin on our summer camp favorites, like Postcards From The Edge where you can get a collector’s postcard and send it out from camp to your friends and family, and big ass games.

• FLEA’S MARKET VENDOR VILLAGE: Full of stuff you probably don’t need but know you will want.

• OVERSIZED GAMES: Beer Pong, Jenga, Cornhole & more.

• SCAVENGER HUNTS

• S’MORES STATION

Attendees 21+ with festival tickets can purchase a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday craft beer Tasting Pass in advance for only $17.50 (plus fees). The Tasting Pass will allow entry into the Craft Beer Tasting Area, where during the tasting, attendees can enjoy 15 3 oz. craft beer tastes, choosing from over 150 craft beers from dozens of top breweries. Some of the participating breweries include BrewDog, Rhinegeist, Great Lakes, Fat Head’s, Revolution Brewing, plus many more local and national breweries.

General Admission tickets, VIP ticket packages, and camping options for Camp Anarchy will be available for purchase Friday, December 14 at 10:00 AM ET, starting at the following prices (plus fees). Visit www.CampAnarchyFest.com for details on all ticket and camping packages.

General Admission tickets are $49.50 (plus fees) for Single Day and $99.50 (plus fees) for Weekend. A limited number VIP packages will also be available for purchase, with Single Day starting at $129.50 (plus fees) and Weekend VIP (which includes a Tasting Pass) starting at $279 (plus fees). VIP tickets include one VIP admission ticket to Camp Anarchy, a dedicated VIP entry lane into the venue, one hour early entry for craft beer tastings (for those 21+) starting at 12:00 PM, and one tasting pass, good for up to 20 tastings. VIP ticket holders also receive access into the VIP Lounge which includes:

• Views of the stage from the VIP Lounge
• Comfortable areas to sit and relax
• VIP restrooms
• VIP bar
• VIP food options (available for purchase in lounge)

Weekend (Friday — Monday) camping add ons start at $129.50 (plus fees) for Tent Camping (for up to 4 people) and $199.50 (plus fees) for dry RV Camping (for up to 4 people). All camping options are for Friday, May 31 through Monday, June 3 and do not include admission to the festival unless otherwise noted. (Festival tickets must be purchased prior to camping passes.)

Camp Anarchy partners include: Rockstar Energy Drink, Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, and more to be announced.

Legend Valley is a historic outdoor concert venue and campground that has been hosting music festivals and athletic events since the 1970s, including the award-winning four day camping festival Lost Lands. Legend Valley is located at 7585 Kindle Rd, just off I-170 on Route 13 in Thornville, Ohio. The venue is located about 25 miles east of downtown Columbus, OH, just a short drive from many parts of the Midwest. John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) is also easily accessible for those traveling from other parts of the U.S. and the world.

For more information on Camp Anarchy, visit:
http://www.campanarchyfest.com
http://www.facebook.com/campanarchyfest
http://www.instagram.com/campanarchyfest

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Wilmington, Rock City: A Night with Less Than Jake!

Wilmington, Rock City: A Night with Less Than Jake!

What’s that? A show in Delaware? I’m sure it’s just some pop country act or a novelty one-hit wonder band. No? It’s a lineup filled with a few of the best acts in the current punk/pop punk scene? Get right out of town!

Alright, cheesy intro over. Delaware jokes never get old though. Listen, I’m doing my best not to offend natives of the first state, but let’s be honest, who comes to Delaware? That’s why when I found out one of my all-time favorite bands were playing a show at The Queen in the rarely visited state, I had to go.

Less Than Jake is a band that has ruled the ska punk scene for almost 3 decades! Not only, are they quickly approaching that 30 year mark but they’ve done it whilst still retaining their signature sound and a majority of their original members. Their up tempo, feel good tunes have allowed them to remain in the hearts of many over the years and, by the end of this show, they pretty much solidified themselves as my favorite band…period. So let’s stop screwing around and let’s get into this review.

Its Friday, February 16th. Hell, I’m giving this bonus points for being a show going into the weekend. Too often am I dreading attending a show simply because I have to work the next morning. So yeah, as I pull into the city of Wilmington, the hype level is over 9000. I’m joined by one of my best buddies, Manny Soto, who you might remember from our “Bowling for Soup” review. After getting felt up by security, hey man I understand the need especially in today’s society, we make our way to the barricade and park it.

The venue itself has changed quite a bit since the last show I attended. Five years prior to this night, I had attended a Reel Big Fish show at the formerly “World Café Live”. At this time the venue was almost restaurant first, concert venue second. Tables and chairs took up half of the dancing space; it looked more like a dinner theatre than a venue. That all being said, that show was great so I expected similar results for the show I was now attended. Fast forward 5 years, the venue has changed hands and is now known as The Queen. While the aesthetic remains the same, the tables and chairs are gone.

Bearings

It’s 7:10 and the first band takes the stage. It’s Bearings, a pop punk band out of Ottawa, Ontario. Let me start off by being 100% honest, this is a band that 5 years ago I would’ve hated. Their sound is more in tune with the modern day “easy core pretending to be pop punk sound” that ruled the Vans Warped Tour in more recent years. That being said, once I took off my bitter glasses, I found a genre that has a lot to offer and I began to appreciate it. Not all pop punk bands need to have that skate punk influence…and that’s okay. If I can get passed it, so can you. Alright, back to Bearings. These dudes completely destroyed the stage and got a crowd full of “old heads” moving! They put out a new EP last year titled “Nothing Here is Permanent”, and I’ve been listening to it nonstop since the show. If these guys come to a venue near you then you need to go see them. They’re a young group of talented musicians and I look forward to what’s up next as they move forward.

Direct Hit

My excitement is building. Anyone that knows me knows how much I love the next band, Direct Hit. Formed in 2007, Direct Hit is a punk band that has gone through multiple changes within the line-up, but retain those fast paced catchy tunes. My first experience with this band is when they released a split with one of my favorite bands, Mixtapes (RIP). Their video for “Werewolf Shame” led to the discovery of one of my current favorite bands that are keeping the scene alive. If you think good punk music is dead, I implore you to check out three bands: Direct Hit, PEARS, and Teenage Bottlerocket. I also swear I’m not a shill for “Far Wreck Chords”, however, I could talk for days about current and past bands on that label. That’s a story for a different time though. Back to the concert, “Fuck you, Get Pumped!” rings out through the crowd and we’re blasted through a roller coaster of fast riffs and the catchiest lyrics in the scene. All members of this band deserve respect and appreciation for continuing to kill it, so I’m just going to list them: Nick Woods (vocalist/guitar), Danny Walkowiak (drums), Devon Kay (guitar/vocals), and Steve Maury (bass/vocals)…I salute you!

Direct Hit

 

Four Year Strong

Next up is a band that was one of the originators of that “easy core” genre I mentioned above. While that means I should dislike them for influencing the plethora of acts that followed, and masqueraded as “pop punk”, I can’t help but admit that I’ve loved these guys since the beginning. Four Year Strong has remained an unstoppable force in the alternative scene since the release of “Rise or Die Trying” in 2007. On this night, they showed how they’ve held up over the years. The chugs and beards remain, these guys killed it. While I’m a little disappointed we didn’t get to sing along to some of their 90’s cover jams, they played a set that spans their four full length albums. I’ll admit, I bowed out on this band around album 3, “In Some Way, Shape, or Form”. It wasn’t on purpose, I just lost track and found myself listening to other bands. However, if this show made me realize anything, it’s that I need to get back on board with these dudes. Plus, they put out an acoustic record last year that’s totally been my jam since putting it on!

Four Year Strong

 

Less Than Jake

The main event…a band that was born the same year as I…ladies and gentlemen… LESS THAN JAKE! What more can I honestly say about this band that hasn’t been said before?! They’ve been killing it for over 2 and a half decades, and they show no signs of stopping. With 8 full length records, and a ton of EP’s under their belt, they’re a band that has retained their signature sound while also making slight adjustments to stay fresh. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing these guys twice before, and the show never gets old. They have enough tracks under their belt that, while the main tracks remain intact, the setlist changes each time. While I was a bit disappointed to not hear more tracks from my two favorite records, “Losing Streak” and “Hello Rockview”, it was an eclectic mix that spanned their almost 30 year career. From toilet paper laced leaf blowers to beach balls, these guys know how to keep a crowd engaged. Nothing will ever change, if these guys are in your area, that’s where the party will be. They will continue to be one of my favorite bands of all time.

Less Than Jake

While this tour is just about wrapping up, Less Than Jake is heading out with the boys in Face to Face for a co-headlining spring tour. Be sure to get tickets soon, as shows are already selling out!

About The Writer: 
Dylan Lyles – Staff Writer
The Phenomenal Dylan Lyles is an obsessive fan of cinema, pro wrestling, horror, vinyl, and comic books. Bursting from the womb in 1992, Dylan’s surrounded himself with all things geek culture. Earliest memories include Wrestlemania 11, ‘The Death of Superman,’ and Jason popping out of the water. You may see him sharing his opinion on just about everything on the internet or maybe even working the MonsterMania Con on the east coast. You love him and he loves you!
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Fat Mike Presents “Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival”: Music Lineup Announced

Fat Mike Presents “Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival”: Music Lineup Announced

The music lineups for Fat Mike Presents Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival in Concord and Sacramento, CA have been announced. The Saturday, October 14 show at Concord Pavilion in Concord and the Sunday, October 15 show at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento will feature performances from co-headliners NOFX and Flogging Molly, along with Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Get Dead, and more.

Tickets for the Concord and Sacramento festival dates go on sale Friday, August 11 at 10:00 AM PTat www.PunkInDrublicFest.com.

Both shows are open to those 21 years old and up, and include at least 3 hours of 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. VIP tickets include 4 hours of tastings.

Tickets for the October 14 Concord show start at $39 + fees for General Admission and $99 + fees for VIP. Tickets for the October 15 Sacramento show start at $29 + fees for General Admission and $99 + fees for VIP, with multiple VIP and Early Entry ticket options.

Created from the mind and liver of NOFX‘s frontman Fat Mike, the Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival will debut in the Western U.S. this fall with five special events featuring the best in punk rock music and regional craft beer.

Named for NOFX’s classic Punk In Drublic album, which has sold over one million copies, Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival launches September 16 in Tacoma, WA, with stops in Boise, ID, Concord, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Huntington Beach, CA. NOFX will co-headline each date of Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival, with music lineups varying slightly by market.

As previously announced, Fat Mike has joined forces with premier music event producer/promoter Synergy Global Entertainment and respected craft beer event production powerhouse Brew Ha Ha Productions for the festival. In addition, to celebrate Punk In Drublic, 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.

Catch the Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival “stumbling through a town near you”:

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 Friday, August 11)

Sunday, October 15 – Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park (on sale Friday, August 11)

Saturday, October 28 – Huntington Beach, CA – Punk ‘N Brew at Bolsa Chica State Park (on sale Friday, September 1)

Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival is pleased to welcome Rockstar Energy Drink, Wienerschnitzel, Stone Brewing and Cosmic Fog as sponsors and supporters in its inaugural year. Sponsor activations vary by market.

Look for details on the other Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival shows in the coming weeks. Visit www.PunkInDrublicFest.com for more information.

Website: www.PunkInDrublicFest.com

Facebook: @PunkInDrublicFestival

Instagram: @PunkInDrublicFestival

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Fat Mike Presents Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival Featuring NOFX, Bad Religion and More!

Fat Mike Presents Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival Featuring NOFX, Bad Religion and More!

Created from the mind and liver of NOFX‘s frontman Fat Mike, the Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival will debut in the Western U.S. this fall with five special events featuring the best in punk rock music and regional craft beer.

Named for NOFX’s classic Punk In Drublic album, which has sold over one million copies, Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival launches September 16 in Tacoma, WA, with stops in Boise, ID, Concord, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Huntington Beach, CA. NOFX will co-headline each date of Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival alongside Flogging Molly in some markets and Bad Religion in others?, and every show will also feature four other? bands. Look for full details to be announced in August at www.PunkInDrublicFest.com.

Each Punk In Drublic festival date will feature up to four hours of craft beer tastings with over 100 craft beers, including some of the West Coast’s best and local favorites. Craft beer tastings are included with admission. Festival hours will be Noon – 9:00 PM.

Fat Mike has joined forces with premier music event producer/promoter Synergy Global Entertainment and respected craft beer event production powerhouse Brew Ha Ha Productions for the festival. In addition, to celebrate Punk In Drublic, 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.

When asked how Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager tastes, Fat Mike says, “It’s something to wash the noise away.” However, other slogans offered by Mike that were quickly turned down by Stone included, “It’s the beer of champagnes” and finally, “They say you can’t get beer from a stone…oh shit, we just did!”

“We know we’re crazy for letting Fat Mike in our brewery, but we’re doing it anyway,” says Greg Koch, Stone Brewing co-founder. “We have a lot in common in not only refusing to follow the status quo, but actively rejecting it. I have incredible respect for what he and Fat Wreck Chords have done for the independent music scene. Craft beer is currently in a similar open-your-eyes-to-the-man’s-corporate-obfuscation battle. Is independent craft beer punk rock? Very. And even more so now with this collab. See you in the pit!”

Cameron Collins, Co-Founder & Director of Events at Brew Ha Ha Productions explains, “Craft beer and punk rock are cut from the same cloth. Small, independent, and up against some big challenges: taking on BIG BEER, and local bands determined to do it their way, despite what might make them a quick buck. Punk In Drublic throws off the mantle of the ordinary to create an event unlike any other…a perfect pairing of craft beer and punk rock!”

Catch the Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival “stumbling through a town near you”:

Saturday, September 16 – Tacoma, WA – America’s Car Museum (on sale Friday, July 28)

Sunday, September 17 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater (on sale Friday, July 28)

Saturday, October 14 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion (on sale Friday, August 11)

Sunday, October 15 – Sacramento, CA – Bonney Field (on sale Friday, August 11)

Saturday, October 28 – Huntington Beach, CA – Bolsa Chica State Park (on sale Friday, September 1)

The Saturday, September 16 (Tacoma) and Sunday, September 17 (Boise) Punk In Drublic shows will feature performances from NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, Bad Cop / Bad Cop and more. Tickets forthese two shows go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10:00 AM local time at www.PunkInDrublicFest.com.

General Admission and VIP tickets for the Tacoma and Boise shows are priced as follows. Ticket details for other dates will be announced in August. All tickets include craft beer tasting and access to view the music stage for attendees 21 years or older.

General Admission: starting at $39

Early Entry + VIP Lounge: $99

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

VIP Tickets include access to a VIP Entry Lane and VIP Lounge, with:

– Exclusive craft beer tastings

– VIP viewing area of the stage

– Private restrooms

– VIP cash bar

– One hour early entry for craft beer tastings (for those 21+), starting at 12:00 PM

Look for details on the other Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival shows in the coming weeks. Visit www.PunkInDrublicFest.com for more information.

About Fat Mike:
Fat Mike is a musician, songwriter, producer, record label president, political activist, and champion bowler! Best known as the lead vocalist, bassist and songwriter for long-running punk rock band NOFX, Fat Mike is also bassist and arranger for supergroup cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. Additionally, Fat Mike is the co-owner of the Fat Wreck Chords record label in San Francisco. NOFX formed in Los Angeles in 1983, signed to Epitaph Records in 1989, and went on to sell over 6 million records worldwide including two records that went gold in the US and Canada. In 2004, Fat Mike founded Punkvoter.com in an effort to mobilize the punk community to vote, and in turn raised over a million dollars for the Kerry Campaign with the Rock Against Bush compilations. In 2016, NOFX released both a New York Times best-selling book (The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories) and their critically acclaimed 13th album (First Ditch Effort).

About Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc.:
Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. (SGE) specializes in producing music events and music marketing programs benefitting brands, artists, consumers, partners and attendees alike. SGE has produced thousands of branded music festivals, concerts, tours and events throughout the world playing to millions of applauding fans. www.sgeworldwide.com

About Brew Ha Ha Productions:
Brew Ha Ha Productions (BHHP) is California’s most successful craft beer event producer and creates award winning, often sold out, events. Its team brings years of successful event production and business experience along with an inside view of the craft beer industry and its enthusiasts. Fueled by a desire to promote craft beer, along with a vision of creating legacy beer fests and events, BHHP was conceived 10 years ago. BHHP produces multiple celebrated festivals with rave reviews annually including BRUFEST in Phoenix AZ, 91X’s BeerX in San Diego, Driftwood, Ye Scallywag ?and more.? Best known for their signature events like the ?OC ?Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Roundup, Brew Ho Ho ‘Holiday Ale Festival’, Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, and the award winning Brew Hee Haw at the OC Fair, BHHP is now expanding events to other cities and states including Arizona, Washington and Idaho? to enhance communities with fun and safe events along with helping to raise money for local charities?.

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