This Ain’t No Picnic on the Rose Bowl

This Ain’t No Picnic on the Rose Bowl: A forged lineup of indie, punk and post-punk takes over the Rose Bowl  for 2 days, best a few months after the similar venue hosted the ’80s-themed Merciless International Fest.

This time, the highlights come with headliners LCD Soundsystem and the Strokes, plus Circle Jerks, Descendents, Sparks, Mike Watt + the Missingmen, and Le Tigre.

Again in April all through a Bikini Kill interview, Le Tigre’s Kathleen Hanna instructed us that this band is reforming as a result of, “They requested us.”

Invoice Stevenson of the Descendants instructed us remaining 12 months that, “We’ve transform what I’d name a dad band in recent times, the place we fly out on a Wednesday evening and meet the excursion bus after which play Thursday to Sunday in several towns. Then we come house at the Monday, and lick our wounds.”

And in a canopy tale this previous Would possibly, Keith Morris of the Circle Jerks instructed us, “I had a pal come to me and say ‘Keith, I’m keen to guess that you haven’t any retirement plan. ‘I mentioned, ‘I believe I do know what you’re getting at’. See, the Circle Jerks a very long time in the past had been presented a ton of cash to play Coachella. This is able to were proper when Coachella began doing two weekends back-to-back. I used to be deep into the OFF! Scenario, and I didn’t need to do it. At the moment I used to be very offended and sour towards my fellow bandmates, so I mentioned no. I instructed a reserving agent, ‘don’t wave any longer carrots in entrance of the blokes – that’s no longer truthful.’ He mentioned, ‘It’s my activity and I’ve to do it.’ OK, do no matter you’re gonna do. Attempt to guide no matter you’ll attempt to guide. I’m no longer enjoying with the Circle Jerks.”

This Ain’t No Picnic on the Rose Bowl: The development takes position on Saturday August 27 and Sunday, August 28. All information at


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Updated: August 23, 2022 — 4:05 pm