Alt Press "229.2 Warped Tour 2007 (8/07)"
FEELING LUCKY, PUNK? WARPED TOUR’S LUCKY 13TH
This summer, THE VANS WARPED TOUR is 13 years strong. In addition to features on THE UNSEEN (p. 138), PARAMORE (p. 144) and TIGER ARMY (p. 150), we had members of BAD RELIGION, AS I LAY DYING, THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS, STRAYLIGHT RUN and BAYSIDE tell us about their personal brushes with luck (good, bad or dumb), as well as their thoughts on this summer’s tour. In addition to having Warped staffers dish on their own experiences, founder Kevin Lyman reveals his personal secret for Warped’s success. (Hint: He takes winter vacations.)
VIDEO GAMES AND MUSIC
Video games and music go together like peas and carrots, peanut butter and jelly, chicken fingers and ice cream... Man, we’re getting hungry. Before we stuff our face, we’d like to direct your attention to our annual homage to video games and the music that scores ’em. Geek out with Rock Band, Guitar Hero III, Madden NFL ’08 and more!
PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIAL/CONTEST WINNER
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much are a ton of pictures and some words worth? For AP contributing photographer RYAN RUSSELL, it’s worth letting us tag along for 14 days to witness the flashy life of a shooter to the stars. For our D.I.Y. PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS (p. 40), getting their photos into your grubby hands is pretty much priceless.
THE ORAL HISTORY OF MXPX
With the release of their blistering seventh album, Secret Weapon, Pacific Northwest pop-punk institution MxPx have come around again, working with original producer Aaron Sprinkle, as well as reuniting with Tooth & Nail, the label that launched them 15 years ago.
When this Canadian post-screamo unit should’ve been celebrating the success of all the hard work they had put in, they were shaken by the death of both loved ones and important relationships. They coped by making the best record of their career thus far.
BOYS LIKE GIRLS
What you would call a loss, BLG frontman Martin Johnson would refer to as a precious opportunity. Which is probably why his band’s sunny, optimistic emo-pop is resonating with fans all over the country.
- Boys Like Girls