Our blind taste test of this year’s Warped Tour lineup.
The Warped Tour is less like a fine wine than a gummy bear
stuck in a car’s ashtray: The more it ages, the more unrecognizable it
becomes. If you’re of a certain generation and grew up with a
A short documentary film on Warped Tour fans at the Portland Expo Center.
It’s been exactly a decade since I last moshed with teenagers in a parking lot. I was a teenager myself back then, but even at the tender age of 19, I felt the winds of change blowing off the Cuyahoga River and onto the Vans Warped Tour. The pogo-pits and the power-pop that gave them life were quickly yielding to a rising “post-hardcore” scene that was too interested in haircuts, tight pants ...
Reel Big Fish (pictured)Ska is overdue for another ironic revival, but until it
actually happens, the average Warped-goer is going to wonder what the
paunchy Ace Ventura impersonator playing music
Who’s playing Warped Tour? Beats us. So we went to the mall to find out.
Nothing makes a 30-year-old music writer feel like a
decrepit, out-of-touch sack of dust more than scanning a Warped Tour
lineup. The hordes of pierced, tatted and asymmetrically coiffed
What listening to 17 Warped Tour compilations in a row tells us about punk rock.
The Warped Tour—that musical ball pit of scrubbed and
shiny punk sounds for teenagers—finally turns 18 this year. It is old
enough to go to college. To vote. To move out of the house. To royal
The most compelling band on this year’s Warped Tour isn’t a
tried-and-tested old-school punk act, a guyliner-sporting American emo
band or even the token hip-hop dude (sorry, Yelawolf). The most