Article by Andrés Alvarado
By now you should be aware that the final cross-country run for the famed Vans Warped Tour is in full effect. Trekking from city to city and bringing along nonstop pandemonium, the Vans Warped Tour is soon to land at the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, IN and LoudSound Magazine will be there to bask in the festival’s glory. While we are certain that every band on the schedule brings the best of themselves, time is tight and the day is long; as such, here are our picks for cannot miss acts for the July 24th extravaganza. Enjoy!
Every Time I Die.- The Buffalo metalcore outfit is the epitome of all things rock. Stage presence by the tons and tunes to blow some minds, the Keith Buckley-led quintet is most definitely bound to rile up those mosh-pit and crowd-surf aficionados. Believe us, you will not want to be absent for their pageantry.
Motionless in White.- From Scranton, PA with love. Hailing from the Electric City, this spooky goth-metal foursome carry both the anthems and showmanship to send your lame ass into full-fledged rock-out mode. While the band’s aesthetics is what first captures your attention, their melody is what grips you for the long run. Do yourself a favor and get to their presentation.
Frank Turner.- Among the biggest names on the bill — and well deserved. This British folk-punk maestro is one of the most sincere artists you will ever see on the live circuit. He lives through his tunes and always invites onlookers to join in. Just be warned, there are 3 rules to a Frank Turner showing: Don’t be an asshole, Make sure your version of fun isn’t stopping other fans from having fun, and lastly, have a fucking blast.
The Maine.- The fashionistas of the ceremony. This quintet may look GQ, but their harmonious shtick is as hard-hitting and in-your-face as any outfit at the party. With over a decade in the biz and a discography consisting of six albums, these cool-cats have quite a bit to offer.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.- Do we really need to tell you why? She is a fucking legend. Plus, Noblesville is the one lucky city that Ms. Jett will entertain during this summer run. Get there.
Trash Boat.- Though only 4 years old, this British skate-punk five-set have taken the sound-waves by storm with their new LP, Crown Shyness. The Warped Tour will be a perfect opportunity to showcase these new bangers.
As It Is.- Another set of young bucks taking the pop-punk scene to new levels. These Englishmen are set to release their new LP, The Great Depression, come August. Not to state the obvious, but maybe you should do yourself a solid and go check out those live early releases before the album hits the shelves.
There you have it, folks! Keep in mind that the Vans Warped Tour will showcase plenty of acts; all worthy of your attention. These are just our top seven of the day. So, please, if plan to attend any of these, don’t hesitate to stop by and say hello. Cheers!
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