February 4, 2010 - The Bamboozle Festival will launch a Chicago edition on May 15 at the Charter One Pavilion. The first Chicago Bamboozle will feature Cobra Starship, 3OH!3, Travis McCoy, I Fight Dragons and Jump Smokers, with more acts to be announced, according to a press release.
August 7, 2008 - The 2008 edition of the long-running Vans Warped Tour is finally winding down. The festival sets up shop tomorrow (8/8) at the Boise area's Idaho Center Amphitheatre, with stops to follow in Washington, Oregon and California.
Fans will enjoy the usual heavy hitting punk and alt-rock fare, as well as Halfpipe Skate Ramp action. The tour's lineup has varied from location to location, but has included acts such as All That Remains, All Time Low, Charlotte Sometimes, Classic Crime, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes, Horrorpops, Motion City Soundtrack, Norma Jean, Relient K, Rise Against, Say Anything, TAT, Against Me! and The Bronx.
The award for most surprising act on the roster goes to Matisyahu, who played 3 dates in early July--though we shouldn't be surprised at all, since he's pretty much cornered the market on breaking stereotype.
SoundSpike writer/photographer John Voket attended Warped's July 28 stop in Englishtown, NJ, to write about the event and take some photos of the action.
July 29, 2008 - With the threat of rain being traded for reports of a hot and sunny New Jersey Monday, I headed for the parking lot at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ, armed with the necessities to cover the 2008 Van's Warped Tour.