203.1 Warped Tour 2005
There’s no stopping the Vans Warped Tour, and frankly, we like it that way. This month, we’ve amassed a Warped roundtable starring members of THE STARTING LINE, FALL OUT BOY, UNDEROATH, TSUNAMI BOMB, MxPX, TRANSPLANTS, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and OFFSPRING, all sharing their insights about the summer’s best tour. Plus, our editors suggest 11 bands you should check out this year, as well as tips on how to get in if you’re light in the wallet and how to survive it once you’re in.
The Swedish punk delegation have returned to whack you over the head with some ’wood.
FALL OUT BOY
Having received the admiration of their hometown and the underground, the men of FOB are headed for the next level, involving the domination of red and blue states, a surprise hip-hop mentorship and near-emotional collapse.
THE STARTING LINE
Forget that they’re finally getting to release their second album after three years of waiting; Philadelphia’s brightest emo hope are still trying to get their heads around the idea that people realize they’ve matured.
What kind of screamo band takes three years to make a record? Ask Finch, who are slated to get their follow-up album released faster than Chinese Democracy.
These decade-old street-punks will tell you that punk isn’t a job or an adventure. It’s life.
Most bands feel anguish when their record leaks onto the internet before its release. But Chino Moreno and Todd Wilkinson took their time tweaking it all over again to get it right-or at least in a condition they could live with.
You love them now, and you loved them then. But Messrs. Skiba, Andriano and Grant want you to love them long after your discs have corroded and your tats have faded.