For some reason unbeknownst to me, or maybe anyone, someone decided to host a one-off show, “6 Rounds Of Punk,” featuring some of punk’s biggest names, for really cheap… and in Iowa. The show featured Misfits, Dead Kennedys, The Vandals, Strung Out, Guttermouth, and Total Chaos.
Let me just start by saying, even after living in the upper Midwest for 30 years, not only had I never thought of Council Bluffs, Iowa as a place for punk rock shows, I had never even bothered to go there. So I was definitely surprised/bewildered when I heard about this show, and figured it was worth the drive.
I’m going to spare you from listening to me ramble on about the minor details of the show, and just get right to the good stuff: check out the full photo gallery below. (My apologies to Total Chaos; we got to the show in plenty of time, but were stuck at the box office forever waiting for them to find our passes, so we missed out on most of their set, including the allowable photo-taking portion.)