For more than 15 years, the Vans Warped Tour has united the best in punk, hardcore, metal, and indie for one of the most consistently potent annual touring lineups.
As the 2010 edition winds towards the West Coast for its conclusion, we asked Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba, whose band is one of the biggest draws on this year's bill -- along with All American Rejects, Motion City Soundtrack, and dozens more -- to pick his favorite acts on the tour.
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »