Local festival celebrates pop-punk music

A local music festival called the Pop Punk Emporium kicked off July 6 at 2441 Lyndale Ave. S., offering pop-punk themed fun for anyone who wants to stop by through July 11.

The event is part of the Storefront-in-a-Box project – an idea to rent out a storefront to anyone who wishes to use it for one week. For more information on store-front-in-a-box, go to http://tiny.cc/cfuxn.

Sponsored by Extreme Noise Records and Radio K’s Out of Step punk rock radio show, the Emporium will feature the following:

July 7: Pop Punk Dance Party

-Dance to local bands covering pop punk heroes Screeching Weasel, the Queers, and other artists.
-Free admission, begins at 8 p.m.

July 8: Pop Punk Trivia, Pop Punk Puppet show

-Eat some free pizza while you show off your pop punk knowledge. Entertainment (puppet show) by Alex Stillman, who is well-known for her performances at Bedlam Theatre.
-Free admission, begins at 8 p.m.

July 9: Pop Punk Time Machine, Mike Faloon, and more

-Enjoy a reading from the WORST ZINES OF ALL TIME
-Mike Faloon reads from his new book, The Hanging Gardens of Split Rock
-James Ray reads from his new book of poems, The Journeyman
-Rock out to a Pop Punk cover show featuring The Queers, Jawbreaker, Groovie Ghoulies, and much more
-$7 admission, begins at 6:30 p.m.

July 10: Gateway District

-Local punk band Gateway District will headline a non-cover-band show
-$7 admission, begins at 8 p.m.

The Pop Punk Emporium is located at 2441 Lyndale Ave. S and will be open from noon until Midnight (or later) from July 6-10.

For more information, songs from their cover set and more, visit facebook.com/poppunkemporium.