Punk Is Dead

Do you ever wish Andrew W.K. would just die? Well, thanks to the creators of Punk Rock Holocaust, which screens Friday, July 8, at the Paper Heart, you can watch the W.K. and several bands on the 2003 Vans Warped Tour be murdered in disgusting, bloody, and all-around violent ways. Bands to be slaughtered during the Phoenix première of the flick include Rancid, Pennywise, The Used, Atmosphere, Dropkick Murphys, Tsunami Bomb and more. Will this year's Warped bands meet the same fate if they fail to entertain? We can only hope.

Phoenix's own Cut Throat Freak Show, along with local bands Reburn & The Skidmarks, and ETTS, will shred the stage to get the crowd ready for the blood and mayhem of Punk Rock Holocaust.

The Cut Throat Freak Show has a couple surprises up its sleeve, but we can let you in on a few choice shockers. Princess Anna holds the current record for the bed of nails -- you may have seen her on Ripley's Believe It or Not -- and her highness will happily show you why. Also, if you've ever wondered why mothers across the nation said no to BB guns, Levi Jones will take a shot to the forehead to help you understand. And what kind of freak show would it be without someone tossing sharp objects in the air? Cut Throat members don't disappoint; they'll perform hatchet juggling.

CTFS's Jeremy "Cut Throat" Kinison was in charge of the blood for Punk Rock Holocaust. That's quite a task, because with 110 on-screen kills and crowd massacres, literally hundreds of bodies had to be bloodied. Since the filming actually took place at the 2003 Warped Tour, those who hit up the yearly fest are extras, so don't be surprised if you or someone you know shows up on the silver screen, drenched in blood and screaming with delight.

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Chelsea Mueller
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