Celebrating One Year of The Punk Rock Museum with Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake / The Inevitables)

About the Guest(s):

Vinnie Fiorello is a key figure in punk music's history and evolution. As a co-founding member of the ska-punk band Less Than Jake, Vinnie has left an indelible mark on the music scene.

His contributions extend beyond performing; he co-founded the influential record label Fueled By Ramen, which has been instrumental in the careers of multiple acclaimed bands.

Adding to his impressive résumé, Vinnie has also been a driving force behind the Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas, integrating his deep connection with punk culture into a tangible experience for fans and enthusiasts.

Episode Summary:

In this vibrant exchange with Vinnie Fiorello, we plunge into the nostalgic waves of punk's past and the dynamic present of punk culture. Isaac Kuhlman reminisces about the transformative power of punk music, specifically the iconic moments with Less Than Jake that bridged inner-city punk to the suburbs.

As we fast forward to the present, Vinnie takes us behind the scenes of the Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas, which is on the cusp of marking its one-year anniversary. The conversation is a riveting journey through the origins of the museum, exciting exhibits, and the upcoming celebration event.

The museum's guided tours allow visitors to immerse themselves in the stories told by punk legends, bringing the genre's history to life.

Vinnie shares anecdotes of how the museum's artifacts were sourced, including high-profile donations, which allow fans to interact with the instruments of their punk heroes.

The anniversary event includes a concert headlined by The Vandals, with a rich lineup of punk acts and a free day at the museum.

Additionally, Vinnie touches on his continued creative expression through his current band, The Inevitables, and tattoo art, illustrating his enduring passion for punk culture.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vinnie Fiorello co-founded Less Than Jake and the groundbreaking label Fueled By Ramen, and plays a crucial role in the Punk Rock Museum.
  • The Punk Rock Museum is a curated experience of punk history, housing priceless artifacts and offering an interactive journey through the genre.
  • Scheduled to celebrate its first anniversary on April 1st, 2024, the museum hosts a special concert with legendary and emerging punk bands.
  • Vinnie's current musical project, The Inevitables, is on hold amidst his busy schedule but promises a future release.
  • Despite challenges and initial rejections, Vinnie emphasizes the importance of persisting and embracing the DIY spirit central to punk ethos.


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Resources from this Episode:

The Punk Rock Museum's Website - https://www.thepunkrockmuseum.com/



00:00 - Intro

01:10 - How did The Punk Rock Museum come about & what was Vinnie

16:40 - What cool shit will be going on for the one-year anniversary celebration of The Punk Rock Museum?

20:47 - How did Vinnie get involved in tattoos, graphic design & helping to get the tattoo shop in the Punk Rock Museum?

27:04 - When will the new album from The Inevitables come out?

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