The 17th annual Warped Tour -- one of SPIN's must-see summer fests -- kicked off Friday at Dallas, TX's 19,000-person Gexa Energy Pavilion, and SPIN shutterbug Andrew Williams was in the pit and onstage shooting exclusive photos of all the action. "People were going wild," Williams says. "It was all positive energy and the pit was intense."
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »