The annual Vans Warped Tour is a great summer music and skate festival across North America that takes place in huge parking lots outdoor with multiple stages and bands playing at once. For 15 years, it became the most important summer event for several reasons. First of all, at a relatively cheap price, fans can see more bands play than they usually do at a concert. Other than that, bands on the tour only play a thirty minute set every day and for the rest of the time they are either having signings or walking around chatting with fans or doing press, for fans that like to meet their favorite musicians, Warped Tour is the place to be. Since the tour features so many stops, it makes it much easier for smaller bands to get their music to new fans! And Misunderrated handpicked a few awesome bands from this year’s Warped Tour that you all MUST know… because they WILL get big 😀
There For Tomorrow
There For Tomorrow
If you are sick of bands such as All Time Low, Boys Like Girls and The Maine with their pop punk sound, you need to check out a band from Florida call There For Tomorrow. TFT separates themselves from the rest of the bands in this generation with their special sound created with their lead singer’s unique vocals and powerful guitar riffs. Their debut album A Little Faster came out earlier this year under Hopeless Records and you can check out their music on their MySpace. There For Tomorrow was one of the first bands that played when the doors of Warped Tour opened at 11! I was fortunately quick enough to catch their set, although I have seen the band played when they came with We The Kings back in March, it’s a different experience because they played new songs! There For Tomorrow puts up an amazing and energetic set to kick off the day for me.
There For Tomorrow: MySpace | PureVolume | Hopeless Records
Just because they have a female lead singer doesn’t mean they sound like Paramore or Hey Monday, in fact, it is probably the only thing these three bands have in common. Although the band is one of Fueled By Ramen’s newest additions, VersaEmerge proves themselves through their music that they are different from the rest of their label mates. If their lead vocalist Sierra Kusterbeck’s mesmerizing vocals do not have your attention upon first listen, their exceptional style of music will. VersaEmerge has a heavier sound than most pop punk female fronted bands.
VersaEmerge: MySpace | PureVolume | Fueled By Ramen
If you are interested in synth-pop, definitely go check out Toronto’s own LIGHTS. Her hit singles such as Drive My Soul and February Air have been getting her a lot of recognition since last summer and this year she joined the line up of Warped Tour. On stage, LIGHTS plays the keytar and the keyboard. Although I live in the same city she does, it was my first time seeing her play and it was evident that the crowd loves her and she is really grateful of her fans and just love playing music.
LIGHTS: MySpace | Doghouse Records | Underground Ops
Text and photo by Jessie Lau