13 acts to catch at Warped Tour this Friday

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Chris Bitonti

Bring Me the Horizon British metalcore troupe whose performance may include one or more of the following: mosh, dance, party, riot.

Chiodos One of several Michigan-based hardcore groups on this year’s bill. The band recently reunited with original singer Craig Owens and drummer Derrick Frost and is at work on a new studio album.

Emily’s Army Combining fun and angst like only youth can, this Bay Area band recently released second CD Lost at Seventeen, produced by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, whose son mans the drum kit.

We Came as Romans These Michigan metalcorers boast more than great guttural screaming; their catchy mid-growl melodies are what really set them apart.

Like Moths to Flames The name could be a commentary on the way this Ohio-based hardcore band has amassed such a large following in its brief existence.

Chiodos is one of 92 acts playing Vans Warped Tour at the Silverton this Friday.

Chiodos is one of 92 acts playing Vans Warped Tour at the Silverton this Friday.

MC Lars This gramatically correct white rapper spits like nobody’s business ... or is it of which whose business nobody’s is?

Sleeping With Sirens These Michigan-by-way-of-Florida-based high-pitched hard workers are jumping up to the Warped main stage this year.

August Burns Red A Pennsylvania metalcore group with songs heavy on melody and with deeper layers than the genre might suggest.

Forever the Sickest Kids Despite their apparent illness, these Texas power-poppers have kept their chins up since 2006—and released a third album of snot-nosed, catchy rock this week.

The Black Dahlia Murder Michigan’s answer to Swedish death metal—heavy, dark and fast.

The Wonder Years The Pennsylvania pop-punksters’ 2013 album, The Greatest Generation, might be their best to date. Daniel Stern voiceover not included.

The Story So Far East Bay outfit blurring the line between pop-punk and hardcore but never straying too far from a hook.

Attila Don’t let your parents catch you listening to these Atlantans … unless they’re fans of party-themed deathcore, in which case get them to buy you new album About That Life.

Vans Warped Tour June 28, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., $30, all-ages. Silverton parking lot, vanswarpedtour.com


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