AGAINST ME! Comes to Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, 8/22
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is thrilled to announce AGAINST ME! live at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2014. Doors 5:30 PM, Show 6:30 PM. Tickets are available ONLINE AT WWW.TICKETFLY.com. ALSO AT vegas.brooklynbowl.com or to CHARGE TICKETS BY PHONE, CALL 877-987-6487. Tickets available at the BROOKLYN BOWL LAS VEGAS box office open EVERY DAY AT 12:00 PM.
General Admission tickets are $18 plus applicable service charges. Ages 16+ with ID welcome.
ABOUT AGAINST ME!: Fronted by Laura Jane Grace, AM!'s much-anticipated latest offering, "Transgender Dysphoria Blues", was released January 2014. The title of their sixth album offers a direct nod to news that shocked fans and shook up the rock world when it was dropped-Grace is a transitioning transgender person.
Formerly known as Tom Gabel, she revealed her story in the May 12, 2012 issue of "Rolling Stone" (readers curious to learn more about the transition can check out Laura Jane's "My First Year as a Woman" journal online in Cosmopolitan).
Because "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" marks the band's first release with Grace as a woman, there are a lot of misconceptions: The record is neither a radical stylistic departure nor a "concept album." Rather, it's just another bold step forward for an artist doing what she has always done-forging her own path by processing the highs and lows of life through music.
Against Me! began as an anarchist solo act in Gainesville, Florida in 1997. After transforming into a traditional four-piece a few years later with the crucial addition of guitarist James Bowman, they quickly became a driving force in the punk scene-despite facing an abundance of unsolicited danger.
2013 saw another career milestone for Grace, as she co-wrote a song ("Soulmates to Strangers") with rock royalty Joan Jett for Jett's Unvarnished album. Against Me! is set to tour behind the new record in 2014 with an attitude perhaps best summed up by these lines: "No more troubled sleep. There's a brave new world raging inside of me."
ABOUT BROOKLYN BOWL:
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is the brand's third location. The original location opened in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in 2009 in the former Hecla Iron Works building (built in 1882) and was the first L.E.E.D. certified bowling alley in the world. The second Brooklyn Bowl location opened in January 2014 at the O2 in London, and was hailed by the London Evening standard as a "...wonderland of food, drink, music and pins".
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has hosted a diverse range of acts; including punk rock bands Fishbone, Primus and Gogol Bordello. In 2014, the venue will also see performances from Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Brooklyn Bowl New York has been named Zagat's "Best Music Venue - New York City" for three consecutive years (as well as "Best Bowling Alley" and "Best Brooklyn Venue") and one of the best clubs in America by Rolling Stone. Eater described their menu as "epic," while the New Yorker hailed the club's unprecedented combination of top-flight music, beer, bowling, and food as "like nailing a spare on a four-ten split."