Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The Punk Rock Museum Hosts Musician-Led Tours + Programming

Hot off the heels of its first anniversary, Las Vegas’ Punk Rock Museum has curated a raucous list of musicians to serve as tour guides and provide special programming through June. Each guide will share their stories, industry insights and adventures from the punk rock world with guests as they take them through the museum. 

The tour guide schedule includes:

  • Steve Ignorant of Crass (May 10th-12th)
  • Mitch Harris of Napalm Death (May 17th-19th)
  • Roger Miret of Agnostic Front (May 23rd-24th)
  • Jake Kolitis of Casualties (May 23rd-24th)
  • John Reis of Rocket From The Crypt (May 24th-27th)
  • Dez Cadena of Black Flag (May 24th-27th)
  • Vic Ruggiero of The Slackers (May 25th)
  • Jason Navarro of Suicide Machines (May 25th)
  • Karl Alvarez of Descendants (May 26th)
  • Stacey Dee of Bad Cop/Bad Cop (May 26th)
  • David Rodriguez of Casualties (May 27th-28th)
  • Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello (May 28th-29th)
  • Jake Kiley of Strung Out (May 28th)
  • Rick Thorne of Good Guys In Black (May 30th)
  • Kid Congo of The Cramps/Bad Seeds (June 7th-9th)
  • Jonny Two Bags of Social Distortion (June 14th-16th)
  • Monkey of Adicts (June 21st-23rd)
  • Matt Caughthran of The Bronx (June 28th-30th)
Photo Courtesy of Brooke Smith

On May 23rd from 7-9PM, the Brooke Smith photography exhibition will open and Smith will be on-site for a book signing. The book, Sunday Matinee, documents the Hardcore punk scene of Manhattan’s Lower East Side in the 80s through the lens of Smith’s Minolta. The 160 page book will be available for purchase in the gift store.

Additionally, the museum will have special events the week of the Punk Rock Bowling Festival, which takes place May 24th-27th. Things will kick off May 22nd with the “Not A Boys Club” show featuring live sets from Las Nalgonas and DJ Dani Darks. On May 23rd, Jake Kolatis will DJ at the Triple Down beginning at 9PM. During the festival, the parking lot of the museum will transform into a Punk Party Plaza, featuring activities like the Wheel of Misfortune, Mohawk cuts from Sinister Salon and Girls Rock Vegas will perform. During this time, the Punk Rock Museum will also feature new exhibits, surprise performances and interactive experiences. After the festival, the museum will host more events with details to be announced at a later date.

Photo Courtesy of Punk Rock Museum

From May 24th-27th, there will also be a variety of events planned with Swami John Reis (Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu, Rocket From The Crypt, PLOSIVS and more). Reis is releasing a new Swami and the Bed of Nails single, “Privacy”, and will debut the new record at a listening party at the museum. He will DJ at the museum’s bar, the Triple Down, and has a few tricks up his sleeve for his guided tours. The “Privacy” 7” will be available for sale and to be autographed at the museum. To purchase tickets for a guided tour with Reis, click here

A Gogol Bordello Takeover will happen from May 28th-29th. Singer Eugene Hütz will give guided tours both days. The new Gogol Bordello documentary, Scream of My Blood: A Gogol Bordello Story, will be screened on May 29th. The documentary is an intimate portrait of Ukrainian immigrant Eugene Hütz, including the band’s rise and the singer’s defiant return to his home country. After the screening, there will be a Q&A with Hütz and Sergey Ryabtsev. An afterparty with DJ Hütz and NYC progressive art punk band Mary Shelley will follow. For film tickets, click here

For more information on the Punk Rock Museum, its programming or to grab tickets, visit https://www.thepunkrockmuseum.com.

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