#277.2 – June 2011
WE ARE WARPED!
The Vans Warped Tour heads out on its 17th summer, ready to traverse the nation’s highways and parking lots with a cavalcade of bands in tow. But more importantly, this year’s summer campaign is all about uniting the tribes to foster a sense of community. We asked members of ASKING ALEXANDRIA, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, GO RADIO, THE READY SET, THERE FOR TOMORROW, WE CAME AS ROMANS, THE WONDER YEARS and others to share their stories about what makes them “Warped.” Because it ain’t where you’re from, it’s where you’re at…
THE ORAL HISTORY OF SCREECHING WEASEL
For two decades, Ben “Weasel” Foster has been a staple in America’s pop-punk underground. And the story of Screeching Weasel has more twist and turns than the average human being’s digestive tract.
The dance-pop duo will hunch over a laptop or launch themselves into a moshpit if it means getting you to move to their tuneage.
Those who don’t know history are destined to stand in this Boston hardcore unit’s shadow.
Who says you’re not supposed to have fun in a hardcore band?
Pete Wentz gets back to the thing that made him a successful label owner and entrepreneur: making music.
OP-ED: TEXAS IN JULY
bassist BEN WITKOWSKI
Featuring advice and inside information from YELLOWCARD, BAYSIDE, SILVERSTEIN and more.
With FOXY SHAZAM
ATTACK! ATTACK! U.K., LIVING WITH LIONS, TIDAL ARMS and more.
We have the scoop on new albums from PATRICK STUMP, BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE, SUICIDE SILENCE, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, ALKALINE TRIO, THE SUMMER SET, EARTH CRISIS, INCUBUS, OLD 97’S, HEARTSOUNDS, AFICIONADO, CHELSEA GRIN, WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE, JASTA, GET SCARED and more.
MUSICAL CHILD-LABOR LAW VIOLATIONS
We’d arrest all of these bands if these songs weren’t so darn good.