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  • Interview: Greg Jacks of The Dukes ‘We don’t want to be a copy or a fraud’

    Interview: Greg Jacks of The Dukes ‘We don’t want to be a copy or a fraud’

    The craft of originality has been lost in rock and roll for many years, but French art-rock duo, The Dukes is trying to change that. The twosome found life in 2010 when vocalist/guitarist Francois ‘Shanka’ Maigret and former Superbus drummer Greg Jacks joined forces. The two brought in friends to...
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    Photos: Warped Tour wraps up for another year

    It’s been another successful year at the annual Van's Warped Tour, with the summer’s most popular tour wrapping up its 23rd year. Throughout the years, Warped Tour has evolved into one of the biggest music events of the year and the longest running touring festival in North America. This year it ran...
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    Vans Warped Tour recap: San Antonio

    The annual Vans Warped Tour ended Sunday night in Pomona, Calif. marking another successful run for the summer extravaganza that launched in 1995. Not to be outdone was the July 29 stop in San Antonio on the asphalt of the AT&T Center, as 67 bands performed on seven stages while temperatures...
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    Vans Warped Tour spotlight San Antonio: Municipal Waste

    The asphalt of San Antonio's AT&T Center became a wasteland last Saturday for a band that didn't waste time laying waste in various ways on the Vans Warped Tour. Virginia thrashers Municipal Waste, performing a slew of songs that clocked in at less than three minutes, and sometimes less than 6...
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    Vans Warped Tour spotlight San Antonio: j and the 9s

    If the Vans Warped Tour could be considered the summer festival version of the NCAA basketball tournament, j and the 9s would have been the last artist to get in among the 68-team field. Because while 67 bands enjoyed performing on seven stages across the AT&T Center parking lot last Saturday...
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    Vans Warped Tour spotlight San Antonio: Hatebreed

    Hatebreed has been coming to San Antonio for the better part of its two decades' worth of music, including once earlier this year. But the Connecticut metalcore band's visit last Saturday had a distinctively different Warped feel to it. A large reason the 2017 Vans Warped Tour may have had the...
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    Vans Warped Tour spotlight San Antonio: Shattered Sun

    For a band with plenty of pent-up anger aching to be released every day on stage, Shattered Sun was more than happy to unleash it at the closest show to its city of origin Saturday during the annual Vans Warped Tour. Eight days after the release of sophomore album The Evolution of Anger...
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    Vans Warped Tour spotlight San Antonio: Gwar

    Those vulgar creatures from outer space brought their brand of terrorizing metal to the AT&T Center's parking grounds Saturday night. But there was nothing ordinary about Gwar's latest San Antonio undertaking at the annual Vans Warped Tour.   Somewhere, Kathy Griffin is wondering...
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    Vans Warped Tour spotlight San Antonio: Barb Wire Dolls

    The Sunset Strip metal scene in Southern California may be a shadow of its former 1980s self. But that hardly matters to a punk band whose performance there two years ago tipped off an icon within the metal scene who's no longer with us. Lemmy Kilmister's vision, however, which spurred him to sign...
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    Vans Warped Tour spotlight San Antonio: Bad Cop/Bad Cop

    Known as a haven for discovering bands of various styles, the annual Vans Warped Tour rolled into the parking grounds of San Antonio's AT&T Center yesterday, unveiling many acts that were just as on fire as the 106-degree conditions through which they played. And via which their new, and perhaps...
  • Pete Roche

    Fans flock to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio for 2017 Vans Warped Tour

    “Always be yourself!” exuded vocalist A.J. Channer at Blossom Music Center yesterday. “Don’t be who they tell you to be!  You don’t have to love someone else’s lifestyle, but you have to respect them as a fellow human being!” Channer and his band—the heavy-hitting Fire From the Gods—are one of...
  • Barb Wire Dolls cut third album, join 2017 Vans Warped Tour

    Barb Wire Dolls cut third album, join 2017 Vans Warped Tour

    Barb Wire Dolls had a hard time getting word out about their life-affirming punk rock aesthetic. But when two of the ears you manage to reach belong to late great Motorhead bassist Lemmy Kilmister, you’re doing something right. Having issued a pair of EPs and a single indie album before signing with...
  • The Ataris kick it old school at Warped Tour stop on Long Island

    The Ataris kick it old school at Warped Tour stop on Long Island

    About a decade ago, Kris Roe and The Ataris made the decision to ditch their signature pop punk style to explore alternative, ambient rock. The band's 2005 release, Welcome the Night, was a far cry from the sound that made them famous in the early 2000s. Roe, now 40, introduced instruments such as...
  • CREEPER release video for new version of ‘Misery’

    CREEPER release video for new version of ‘Misery’

    Southampton’s goth-punk band, CREEPER, have revealed a new music video for the single version of their vital anthemic track “Misery.”  A cut off their recent full-length debut album, Eternity, In Your Arms, “Misery”—a carry-over from last year’s EP, The Stranger—is the last in a trilogy of music...
  • Top 5 bands to see on  this summer's Vans Warped Tour

    Top 5 bands to see on this summer's Vans Warped Tour

    The Vans Warped Tour is returning, celebrating its 23rd year bringing together a plethora of musical artists on a U.S. summer tour. The largest traveling and longest running touring festival in the United States, the Vans Warped Tour once again teams up with like-minded music lovers, emerging and...
  • Interview: Alestorm founder Chris Bowes talks 'No Grave But the Sea'

    Interview: Alestorm founder Chris Bowes talks 'No Grave But the Sea'

    Ten years into their collective mission to pillage, plunder, and violate earholes worldwide, Scotland’s Alestorm have returned with their latest album, No Grave But the Sea.. The disc is the band’s fifth full-length studio affair, and marks the debut of new guitarist, Máté Bodor. This week, AXS...
  • Vans Warped Tour announce Dallas date, location, and band lineup

    Vans Warped Tour announce Dallas date, location, and band lineup

    The Vans Warped Tour announced their city list last month, and to no one’s surprise, Dallas was on the list of cities for the yearly festival. Live Nation reported this week that the tour announced its line-up and dates and the Vans Warped Tour will hit Dallas at the Starplex Pavilion on July 2...
  • Mayday Parade, The Juliana Theory, Story of the Year added to Warped Rewind at Sea

    Mayday Parade, The Juliana Theory, Story of the Year added to Warped Rewind at Sea

    Back in December, the inaugural Warped Rewind at Sea was announced. The music-centric cruise would take all the good aspects of the annual punk rock music festival known as the Vans Warped Tour and place it on a boat instead of a hot parking lot. During the announcement, it was also revealed that...
  • Vans Warped Tour announces 2017 schedule

    Vans Warped Tour announces 2017 schedule

    The tour that started over two decades ago is ready for another go around. The Vans Warped Tour announced the dates and times for the 2017 circulation, getting fans amped up for what’s sure to be another successful pass. The 2017 season will kick off on June 16 in Seattle and will close out in Los...
  • Vans Warped Tour to hit the high seas in 2017

    Vans Warped Tour to hit the high seas in 2017

    What’s more fun than getting all your friends together to spend 12 hours in the heat as you watch some of your favorite bands perform? How about doing the same exact thing, except this time the fun will take place on a boat in the middle of the ocean during the week of Halloween? On Wednesday (Dec...
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