The Vans Warped Tour still has another three weeks of killer shows planned, but we are all out of material. This year was our first Warped Tour, and we loved it, as you can see in the attached links. Interviews, Photos, Tips, Reviews, and more…
Dash Ten Interview
“The Army’s been great and I would never try to subtract this chapter from my life, and it’s been a really great chapter…”
There are not many groups of individuals who I generally have more respect for than aspiring musicians, but one of those groups are the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. When I learned about Dash Ten and their blending of both traits, I was instantly drawn to the band. Before their fun pop rock set at Vans Warped Tour, I sat down with lead singer and bassist Corrin Campbell to learn more about the band, the US Army, her mentors, and purple hair… shocking, bright, purple hair…
Ghost Town Interview
When I saw the Vans Warped Tour lineup reveal a few months ago at Full Sail University, one of the bands I was most interested in seeing was GHOST TOWN. As luck would have it, the quirky last minute scheduling practice on the tour cost me that opportunity, as I was committed to interviewing another band at that time, but a few hours later, the tables were reversed and I got a chance to talk with singer Kevin McCullough and guitarist Alix Koochaki about their friends on tour, their Ghostly fans, and their distinctive marriage of visual and audible art.
Gus Wood Interview – Young Guns
“Good music isn’t quantifiable by how many people are watching, it’s quantified by how good the music is.” – Gustav Wood, Young Guns
A few hours before they took the stage for a late afternoon set at the Orlando Vans Warped Tour stop, I had a chance to sit down backstage and chat a little bit with frontman Gus Wood from Young Guns. He’s a super-friendly artist with a refreshing outlook on the music scene. Check out the second of five Warped Tour conversations, in our week of Warped Tour interviews.
“I feel like the art of being a DJ is dead; no one cares anymore.” Tyler Szalkowski, State Champs
At this year’s Orlando Vans Warped Tour stop, we snuck backstage long enough to snag a few interviews with this year’s most compelling bands. Over the next five days, we’ll feature a different band from those sessions, starting with the red hot State Champs from Albany, NY.
Evan Taylor Jones Interview
I had a chance to check-in with local soulful rocker Evan Taylor Jones in advance of his upcoming show at House Of Blues in Orlando on July 30th. He’s a super-talented and driven guy and we’ve got some free tickets to the show, but first get to know the former contestant from The Voice, and strap your seatbelts to his unexpected answer regarding the recent tragedies in our City Beautiful.
Fit For Rivals are a talented band out of Jacksonville, who have toured the world and had their fair share of hit songs. They’re about to release a new album, and we were lucky enough to corner their charismatic vocalist Reneé Phoenix at a recent festival.
Adam Kury Interview
At this year’s fantastic Welcome To Rockville, we sat down with Adam Kury, bassist with Candlebox for the past decade, and picked is brain, on the new album, the next steps for the band, and touring with the new lineup.