Alkaline Trio

Alkaline Trio

Together Pangea, Sharp Shock

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

6:00 pm

$25.00 - $29.00+

This event is 18 and over

$25.00 General Admission, $29.00 General Admission (day of show) 

All guests must have a valid government/state issued ID for entry to the venue. No refunds.



All general admission tickets are standing room only.




Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is excited to offer special room discounts via Caesars Hotels & Resorts for traveling fans. For hotel rooms use promo code: BRB15 at applicable for rooms at The LINQ Hotel and the Flamingo.


*Advertised times are for doors -- show time not available*

Alkaline Trio
Alkaline Trio
Melodic punk band from the USA, formed by guitar/vocalist Matt Skiba in late 1996. The band released most of their early material on Asian Man Records before eventually signing to Vagrant Records. The original lineup consisted of Matt Skiba (ex. Jerkwater), Glenn Porter (ex. 88 Fingers Louie), & Rob Doran. In 1997, Dan Andriano (ex. Slapstick) replaced Rob Doran on bass. Later, in early 2000, Glenn Porter left the band and was replaced by Mike Felumlee (ex. Smoking Popes) on drums. Mike Felumlee was replaced by Derek Grant in 2003.
Together Pangea
Together Pangea
In Fight Club, Edward Norton laments, “I’m a 30-year-old boy!”You don’t have to grow up all the way, do you? On their latest full-length album and first for NETTWERK, Bulls and Roosters, Together Pangea managed to hit a sweet spot between writing rock ‘n’ roll songs worthy of being hummed twenty years from now and maintaining the brash and ballsy bite fans know and love. The Los Angeles quartet—William Keegan [guitar, vocals], Danny Bengston [bass, vocals], Erik Jimenez [drums], and Roland Cosio [guitar]—essentially get louder by dialing the volume down. “It’s important to never make the same album twice,” William asserts. “If there’s any concerted effort from us, that’s it. We wanted to try new things and experiment with making music that wasn’t so aggressive or fast. Rather than worrying about any expectations, we were like, ‘Fuck all that. Let’s be as honest as we can possibly be.’ Sure it’s growth, but there’s still a brattiness to it.”Since they began jamming back in William’s Santa Clarita bedroom, Together Pangea have continually challenged themselves with each subsequent offering. Jelly Jam [2010] poured the gasoline, Living Dummy [2011] struck the match, and Badillac [2014] lit the fire with its revved up nineties rock-inspired flames. Along the way, fan favorites like “Sick Shit,”“Badillac,”and “Offer”would rack up millions of Spotify streams. “Snakedog” became a plot point in a bonkers episode of NCISand “Sick Shit” soundtracked a trailer for HBO’s Animals, while the group received support from Consequence of Sound, Pitchfork, MTV, Stereogum, and more. Prior to the 2015 release of The PhageEP, produced by The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, one month tested their mettle like never before. “Within a couple of weeks, we got dropped from our label, management, and booking agent,”sighs Danny. “We started writing though. We were still like kids when we made Badillac. It’s a breakup record with a lot of angst reflective of the recklessness and partying in our day-to-day lives at the time. Rather than a flash-in-the-moment garage punk album, we aimed to do something a little more memorable. We had a lot less to lose.”In between European tours, the musicians holed up in Golden Beat Studios with longtime friend and collaborator Andrew Schubert. Co-producing the album together with mixing by Chris Coady [TV On The Radio, Beach House], Together Pangea tracked to two-inch tape for the first time. Throughout the process, everyone progressed not only as far as chops go, but in terms of vision as well. “There are more instrumental spaces,” William explains. “I felt more comfortable letting the guitars breathe. On Badillac, we were worried about losing the audience’s attention. Every note was like a reminder. We’re giving the fans credit and letting parts repeat without feeling the need to scream something to wake everyone up.”The first single “Better Find Out” gallops along on a propulsive and powerful riff before turning on a dime with a chanting hook and surf-inspired lead. “I wrote the lyrics in the studio, which I never do,” he goes on. "The song is about being frustrated with touring and confused about being at home but also that people shouldn't look to entertainers for answers."
Elsewhere on Bulls and Roosters, the jangly swagger and bombastic beat of “Sippy Cup” spirals into the bold declaration of youth, “I got a sippy cup, you’ve got your wedding gown.”“The Cold”illuminates that aforementioned use of space with its delicate buildup and calculated tempo as “Money On It” ponders the nature of relationships with a soulful swing. “Kenmore Ave.” proves to be a special moment as it marks the first of three songs—including “Alison”and “Southern Comfort”—that Danny penned for Together Pangea. “I went to rehab in September 2015,” he recalls. “It was time for a change, and I’m thankful to MusiCares. While I was there, I had an acoustic guitar, and I began writing ‘Kenmore Ave.’ It was big for me.”Inspired by a John Baldessari painting named “Tips for Artists Who Want To Sell” William saw in the downtown L.A. museum The Broad, Bulls and Roosters speaks to the balance the band artfully wrangles. “These two competing ideas, commercial success and expression, are always in the back of my mind,” he admits. “The album has a lot of that conflict in it. The piece argues that paintings of bulls sell better than paintings of cows, and paintings of roosters sell better than paintings of chickens. We have D.I.Y. roots and punk ethics, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have strong hooks and melodies. It’s a push-and-pull.”It pays off in the end as Bulls and Roosters represents Together Pangea at their boldest, brightest, and best to date. “We wanted it to just be a good rock ‘n’ roll record people could enjoy,” concludes Danny. “We’ve grown up, yet we’re still the same dudes. It was time to sprinkle a little sunshine in there without everything being so heavy and dark.”“I hope people have some connection,” William leaves off. “We’re just being as honest as ever.
Sharp Shock
Sharp Shock
Have you ever heard the inarguable sound of what materializes when you let fate direct the future? What if that sound was influenced by twenty years of British and American punk cultures colliding? For the members of Sharp Shock, growing up with the bands that defined music with an honesty and passion that can be rarely found in modern times, cleared a very obvious path for what they wanted to do with their own lives. Sometimes in music, the storybook tale of determination, sacrifice and despair can be thrown around hastily. To some, those three things describe a reality that very few can truly understand, and for the members of Sharp Shock, they are only a few attributes that make up their unique story.

Having all played in bands from a young age, the work ethic it takes to move your life around the world just isn’t something that most people possess. Playing in garages to arenas and back again, sleeping on floors and in vans for the better part of the last fifteen years, they found their way to Southern California and were pushed only by that dream so many end up letting slip away.

Singer/Guitarist Davey Warsop (Beat Union, Suedehead) and bass player/vocals Dan Smith (The Dear & Departed) are UK exports. Smith by way of New Zealand and also widely known for his achievement in the tattoo world, they both moved to California in the early 2000’s without knowing each other. Korey Kingston (The Aggrolites/Suedehead), a San Diegan drummer raised on a healthy diet of Reggae, Ska and a West Coast view on that same upbringing, would end up completing this trio perfectly. Despite their different geographical beginnings, they quickly realized they were all very much from the same place. “The timing couldn’t have been better” says Smith. “As the story goes, both myself and Korey reached out to Davey by way of text message, coincidentally within a minute of each other, suggesting we start something. We hadn't even met, so i think Davey saw that as some kind of synchronicity, perhaps too much of a coincidence for him to ignore. Then before we knew it, we were already in the studio recording”.

It was only a matter of time before the hiatus they were all experiencing and this coincidence would essentially bring them together. Musically, it is exactly what you might expect kids schooled early on The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers would sound like. Then, submerse that in the sun drenched beach cities of Southern Californian surf,skate and punk culture and the sounds of The Descendents or early Green Day and you will find Sharp Shock. The way the band formed can only be described as organic and after some time away from playing and being rather disheartened with the machine of the music industry and not knowing where they fit in, they all agreed to take much more of a DIY approach this time. Warsop, having produced and engineered countless records over the years at Hurley studios shortly after moving to the US, was a key piece in the productivity of self producing the debut album. “We tracked the majority of this record live, to keep the performances honest and fun. Like our name suggests, we’re trying to keep everything about this band direct and to the point. From the songwriting being short and snappy, to us being a trio…we don’t want to overcomplicate anything.” says Warsop. Sharp Shock had their first record under their belt within a very short amount of time and it would be no surprise if a second wasn’t too far away. “This feels like it did when i was covering my favorite bands in my garage as a kid. We are doing only what we know…and doing it from the heart” say Smith.

Unlearn Everything will be released via Heart & Skull Records this summer.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV, 89109

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