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by Ashleigh Thompson: celebrates anniversary with acoustic show April 18 will be celebrating its one year anniversary on April 18 with a special acoustic show featuring the folk punk stylings of Gloucester, MA’s Jeff Rowe and locals Bennett Mains (of Holding Onto Sound) and singer/songwriter Jesse Pino.

What: Punks in Vegas One Year Anniversary Show
When: Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. sharp
Where: Alternate Reality Comics, 4110 South Maryland Parkway #8
Who: Jeff Rowe, Bennett Mains and Jesse Pino
Cost: The show is FREE but any donations will go to Jeff Rowe to get him to his next gig and will be greatly appreciated.

Founded by Steven Matview, started as a place for local show listings but quickly developed into a hub for concert photos, interviews, archives of releases from classic Vegas bands, acoustic “Stripped Down Sessions” and more.


Gloucester, MA’s Jeff Rowe has spent time in many a punk band over the years, but we think his folk punk endeavors really allow the strengths of his songwriting to shine. His full length, Barstool Conversations manages to be personal and honest, but also relatable. We’re very excited to have him coming through Vegas.

You may remember Jesse Pino from the time he spent in much-loved local alternative rock band Left Standing. But you’d better take another look. He’s currently doing pretty amazing solo work reminiscent of Dan Andriano, Dave Hause and Joey Cape. Pino released “The Burn EP” in 2011 and is currently writing music for his first full length.

Bennett Mains is best known as the lead singer from hard-working and categorically awesome Vegas punk band Holding Onto Sound. Lately, he’s being dipping his toe in the acoustic pool, and we must say, to great success.

Alternate Reality Comics is Las Vegas’ oldest comic shop. It is known for its large selection of indie titles and the smiling face of its owner, Ralph Mathieu. If you’re coming out to the show, be sure to check out his shelf of recommended reads and pick one up. He has never failed us.

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