The Bouncing Souls My Chemical Romance Icarus Line Killswitch Engage Tsunami Bomb Offspring Bad Religion Thursday Taking Back Sunday Good Charlotte New Found Glory The Casualties Avenged Sevenfold The Used Lars Frederiksen

#191.2 – May 2010

The history! The bands! The catering! The mistakes! AP wishes a happy 10th birthday to the VANS WARPED TOUR, the event that saves us discerning music fans from those crappy, radio-sanctioned festivals that pop up every summer. Members of Thursday, Taking Back Sunday, the Casualties, the Bouncing Souls, New Found Glory, Avenged Sevenfold and Good Charlotte stop by to blow out the candles, while tour founder Kevin Lyman talks us through the highs (and lows) of the punk-rock tour that has no contenders.


The Offspring are too young to be old school, too old for new school, but still big enough to not fall through the cracks of the greater punk-rock consciousness.

Nick 13, Geoff Kresge and Fred Hell learn the hard way that what doesn’t kill you makes you rock harder.

You think your life moves fast? We’ve been running faster than Fred Durst at a strip-club opening to bring you the coolest discs, tours, movies and fashion of the summer, way before anyone else. It’s okay; you can thank us later.

We go In The Studio with Sum 41, Flogging Molly and Atreyu; preview new music from Bad Religion, Pedro The Lion, Sonic Youth and more; and list 100-plus more CDs you’ll be mowing lawns overtime to afford this summer.

The AP Poll asks if winners never cheat and cheaters never win; Matchbook Romance and the All-American Rejects’ metalcore side project sweep Low Profiles; Thursday go back to the basement; Murder By Death give us cello lessons; Rufio hit the road with new energy; and punks of all sizes team up for Rock Against Bush. All that plus games, gear and the gossip we hear-and that’s just scratching the surface.

Emile Hirsch goes from altar boy to Z-boy; Heather Matarazzo forecloses her Dollhouse; Eye Candy grabs its weapon and heads into the Punk Rock Holocaust; Now Showing battles the toughest group of cinematic adversaries invading theaters and DVD players.

Come by the AP Record Store to preview new releases from New Found Glory, Mission Of Burma, Sigur Rós, RJD2, Division Of Laura Lee, Tortoise and more; chat with Killswitch Engage and the Icarus Line during their In-Store Sessions; get retro with essential reissues and boxed sets in Collector’s Corner; and learn which eight discs should be in your CD changer all summer in this month’s Listening Station.10 ESSENTIAL PROG-EMO ALBUMS Coheed And Cambria may’ve done prog-emo best, but they’re hardly the first. Strap on your Yes discography and your Say Anything tattoo for this month’s study in contrasts.