Bands You Know
Less Than Jake Embarking on their eighth Warped Tour since 1997, Florida’s ska-punk veterans have polished up their horns, released their first record in five years (See the Light) and are ready to show the kids how it’s done.
Bayside The New York emo-punk rockers recently released sixth album Cult, and the heartbreak and hooks are as present as ever. Lead singer Anthony Raneri will also perform an acoustic set.
Mayday Parade Performing high-powered-pop, the Tallahassee natives have achieved their most successful release to date with 2013’s Monsters in the Closet, packed with boy-band harmonies.
The Devil Wears Prada The hard-touring Ohio outfit has mastered heavy, dark metal full of double kicks, chugging guitar and screaming.
Breathe Carolina Blurring the lines between electronic-pop and hard rock, this Denver act—now sans co-founder Kyle Even—is comfortable in a nightclub or on a punk tour.
Bands You'll Soon Know
Echosmith This LA-based pop quartet has begun to separate from the pack with their radio hit “Cool Kids.”
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Never accused of taking themselves too seriously, these Frenchmen are known for chugging more than guitars during their onstage party sets.
Survive This! Representing Las Vegas by way of Pahrump, the Epitaph-signed act has cut its teeth with frequent touring over the past few years, honing a style that toggles between heavy growl and catchy-as-hell.
We the Kings Last year’s Somewhere Somehow was a stylistic departure, dropping punk infusion for full-on radio pop, rapidly expanding the Floridians’ fanbase.
Vanna This fast Boston metal outfit released fifth full-length Void this month, continuing to champion dissonant chords and angst.
Bands You Should Know
Ice Nine Kills One of the most memorable acts from last year’s lineup, Boston’s INK combines a layered sonic foundation with a dual-vocalist scream/sing attack.
State Champs Vintage pop-punk out of Albany, New York, offering infectious leads, tongue-in-cheek turns of phrase and melody-driven rock.
Stray From the Path This Long Island quartet, which makes use of punk drumming, hardcore screams and weird noises, might be ready to break out—2013’s Anonymous was the group’s most cohesive release to date.
Watsky A hipster-rapper with a lisp and an almost spoken-word delivery, the San Francisco native has an exciting sound you won’t find anywhere else on the Tour.
Young Statues This Philly foursome’s lyrical refrains and ambient guitars might seem out of place among the surrounding screams, but expect the barely 2-year old band to draw a crowd anyway.
Vans Warped Tour June 19, gates open at 11 a.m., $34. UNLV Intramural Fields, vanswarpedtour.com.