Frank Turner + Laura Jane Grace Stun Fans With Acoustic Club Show at Punk Rock Bowling 2015
Punk Rock Bowling was started back in 1999 and has since grown into a huge, three day festival in downtown Las Vegas, complete with pool parties, a bowling tournament and late night club shows.
Frank Turner headlined the night, with a 1AM set that opened with his new song "Get Better," and then concentrated primarily on his older tunes, treating the crowd to acoustic versions of "If I Ever Stray," "Losing Days," "Tattoo," "Glory Hallelujah," "I Am Disappeared," "Photosynthesis," "The Road" and "Recovery," as well as a heartbreaking new "Song for Josh," written for Josh Burdette from the 9:30 Club. He ended the night with an impressive cover of Queen’s "Somebody to Love," followed by "I Still Believe."
When Laura Jane Grace took the stage around midnight, an admirer in the audience yelled out, “I love you, Laura,” to which she replied, “You don’t even know me.” She then proceeded to turn in a blistering set, accompanied by Against Me!’s drummer, Atom Willard. She played several songs off of Against Me!’s newest album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, with "True Trans Soul Rebel" and "Black Me Out" being particular stand-outs, as well as a cover of the Replacements' "Androgynous," which she recently performed on video with Joan Jett and Miley Cyrus.
The show was opened by Bob Log III, who performed a set of slide guitar blues punk while wearing a motorcycle helmet wired to a telephone receiver. It was quite the spectacle.
Check out our exclusive shots from the night below: