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.
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »