This event promises to go out with a big fucking bang. After all, the Vans Warped Tour is still the United States’ biggest traveling rock festival and its oldest. There is absolutely no way it doesn’t go out on top.
Bursting of adrenaline inducing thumpers, Wax Chattels’ debut record is anything but ordinary. This Auckland outfit’s sound is akin to a dark underground-like riot; way of auditory-wrecking drums, a musically empowering bass-line, zippy array of keys, and an enthralling fuck-off attitude of epic proportions.
Led by front-man Skyler McKee, Super Whatevr is the spawn of McKee’s affinity for poetry and a desire to further express this thoughts and lyrics in a positive manner; in spite of topic severity.
The Sum 41 chaps are a can’t-miss act. Their pageantry is pure gold! It’s a raging time very few can measure up to. Their on-stage presence is engaging and they seem to honestly enjoy their fans’ company.
If you are into deep thought-out lyricism, then make time to read up on Sadie Dupuis. If you’re into deep thought-out lyricism and bad-ass tunes, then make time to listen to Speedy Ortiz. If you’re into deep thought-out lyricism, bad-ass tunes, and amazing live music, then make time to catch Speedy Ortiz on their You Hate The Title Tour.
Indeed, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino is the Sheffield foursome in brand-spanking new form. Cosmically driven keys lead the metamorphosis, Alex Turner’s delivery has attained a new height of seduction, his lyricism triumphantly cunning, the Arctic Monkeys have poked holes on all expectations.
Led by shaggy-haired Bardo Martinez, this quartet produces soulful concoctions with a flair for Latino tunage. Their sound is funky-soothing and aphrodisiac-like, their presence feels like a throwback to a time of awesome, and their fans fucking dig it!
For three days Atlanta lived and breathed music. For three days all the worries were left behind, and Shaky Knees brought the city together for the love of tunes.
Ultimately, Be More Kind is a delightful record and, more importantly, Frank Turner finds his song-writing prowess at its best in quite a while. Although we live in turbulent and scary times, Turner has found a way to channel the negativity into an uplifting positive – and that’s quite a talent.
The boys of Skeletonwitch surpass what you’d expect at a death-metal showing. Yes, they have the long hair, scruffy beards, patched-up vests, and bad-ass guitars. However, additionally, they possess a flair for conjuring up a perception that as the show carried on, nothing else mattered!