Now in its 17th year, the Vans Warped Tour is a traveling summertimerite of passage for young music fans -- and loads of young bands. To give you aninsider's preview of this year's 44-date jaunt, which kicked off Friday in Dallas, we asked Craig Owens of D.R.U.G.S. (photo top left), one of the tour's main stage bands, to name the acts he's most excited to see.
If you pay attention to the sort of media that reasonably expects its audience to scroll through a list of 300 albums, you already know the fetching story of Shamir Bailey. A 20-year-old, male-pronoun-approving, gender-fluid African-American who grew up in Vegas and played country music until enough bizzers told him they didn’t know how to… More »