In addition to my regular Warped Tour updates, I'll be featuring a handful of bands working the line. You know the ones: eager to please with iPod and headphones in hand and CD's to sell in the backpack. Our first featured band is Sparks Will Fly. You can read more about their Warped experience and stream a song from their album, The Soundtrack, here.
Starting Tuesday, I will be on Warped Tour with East Coast Indiecovering a few bands you love and a few more you love to hate. So, more specifically, what bands would you like to hear from? What aspects of the tour interest you? Where would you like to see AP.net dig their trenches? Let us know and we'll do our best to treat your curiosity.
In celebration of the summer, Warped Tour and general awesomeness, Zambooie, Glamour Kills, Rock For Health and AP.net have thrown in our collective resources to stock up an Unsigned Band Super Contest. The winning band will receive free merch and screen-printing, free health care, exclusive lovin' from AP.net, and that's just the beginning. Find out how to enter the contest and see full prizing in the replies.
Shore Alternative and Rock For Health have set up a Warped Tour contest to aid their quest in covering this year's festival. They'll be picking fans to help them interview bands - all the information can be found here.
Pull The Pin would like you to see them on Warped Tour. Be the 100th person to comment their myspace and you'll win passes to see them play at the Virginia Beach, VA date of Warped Tour and a copy of their new EP, Anyone In The Universe... Other Than Me (out July 7th). See more dates and contest details in the replies.
Rock for Autism will have a booth at this summer's warped tour and are looking for two volunteers in every city to help out. If you're looking for a wristband and a good cause email email@example.com. Any bands with ties to autism can email as well to get involved.
Pull The Pin will release Anyone In The Universe... Other Than Me on July 7th, from which they've posted a new song on myspace. The band will also be playin' it up on Warped Tour this year. Dates are in the replies.
For all of you that ever thought, "Man, I sure would love to bowl a few frames with my favorite band," now's your chance. The 2nd annual Vans Warped Tour/TJ Martell Foundation Bowling Tournament is open and you can bid for your chance to win. Full details can be found in the replies.
Drummer Chachi Darin of The AKAs will be giving drum lessons on Warped Tour. Click here for details. Also, the band plans to use Twitter this summer to keep fans in the loop about pool parties, secret sets, and all kinds of other stuff. Add them here, and when they hit 1,000 followers, expect a tweet with a link to download the Dance/Destroy remixes of "Everybody Make Some Noise."
If your band is looking to play the Kevin Says Stage on Warped Tour in your hometown, the submissions for the Earn It Yourself spot in each city are now open. The tour staff will pick the "hardest-working independent band from each region that are successfully building their own careers from the ground up." For more details, head over to EIY and good luck to all the bands who enter.
Continuing our Warped Tour ticket giveaways with Atticus Clothing, today you can win a pair of tickets to the Chula Vista, CA show (Thursday, August 14th). First person to reply to this post who can provide their own transportation to the venue will win the tickets Sorry, tickets are gone. This will be the last giveaway in our contest!