The Punk Rock Museum was founded by The Punk Rock Collective, a group of hundreds of punks who lived and created this history and counterculture. It will exhibit artifacts from all over the world representing 5 decades of punk.
Punk Rock is arguably the most significant style of music. Punk Rock shifted the paradigm about what it means to be a musician or to be in a band, by showing the world you didn’t need to be a great musician to play great music!
Look at some of THE BIGGEST rock bands in the world:
Foo Fighters-Dave, Nate, Chris, and Pat all started in seminal punk bands. Green Day- started and are still a punk band. Guns and Roses – Duff was in the Fartz, the Fastbacks, and 10 Minute Warning. Red Hot Chili Peppers- Flea was in Fear and the Circle Jerks. My Chemical Romance – is a punk band. Blink 182, The Offspring, Rise Against…the list of the biggest modern rock bands is full of punks.
On January 13th, 2023 The Punk Rock Museum opens its doors in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a museum that was built and is run by the very people who lived, breathed, and created the history that is on display. This collective of hundreds includes musicians, friends, family, road crew, managers, labels, and everyone else from every corner of punk rock. This museum is a sacred place for all to bask in the incredible and absurd history of our people. This is our church, our Mecca, and our community center! This isn’t just for punk bands that have made a big impact or sold a lot of records. This is for every punk band that has ever been on a flyer, played in a basement, or recorded a demo tape. This is an all-inclusive museum dedicated to Punk Rock for punks and looky-loos alike!
What Makes This Museum Unique?
On the wall of “Insignificant and Unknown Bands” a modern band from Indonesia can see their photo next to a band from England from 1977. The Jam Room is where you can play the guitars from bands like Pennywise, Rise Against, NOFX, and Sick of it All, through the original amps they used. If they get broken…we will try to fix them! You can smell the history through the leather jackets worn by Iron Cross, The Casualties, and Rancid. There will be daily tours by Casey Royer (DI), Roger Miret (Agnostic Front), Eric Melvin (NOFX), Louich Mayorga (Suicidal Tendencies), Stacey Dee (Bad Cop/Bad Cop), Angelo Moore (Fishbone), and dozens of others. You can get the real stories from the legends that were there when they happened! At our tattoo shop, you can get a tattoo from Fletcher of Pennywise, Mike from TSOL, or Brian from the Bouncing Souls. You can get married at our wedding chapel by Jack Grisham or El Hefe.
THIS IS WHAT PUNK ROCK IS!!!!!
Every exhibit is meticulously and lovingly designed by Bryan Ray Turcotte, Fat Mike, Fletcher Dragge, Lisa Brownlee and all the core team members. From the Germs to The Linda Lindas and all the punk bands that fit somewhere in between, every decade of punk will be represented.
Punk Rock finally has a home where it truly belongs. In a 12,000 square foot, thirty year old building at 1422 Western Ave. Right next to the Las Vegas strip…club Little Darlings. In one of the best, affordable neighborhoods of downtown Las Vegas, is where you will find The Punk Rock Museum. On January 13th, 2023 we’re opening our doors, our bar, our tattoo shop, our wedding/wake chapel, and most importantly, our hearts on our sleeves.
Most people will never understand what punk rock really is… and that’s the real beauty of it.