About the author  ⁄ Jazmin Boulton

Just a broke college kid with an affinity for ska/punk and writing. @alaSKApunk

The last time I went to Warped Tour was three years ago, when I was 17 and the lineup, the venue, and my excitement levels were all drastically different. This year, I was confused about the festival layout and ambivalent about the majority of the bands playing- TMI, but I didn’t even bother putting on makeup or shaving my legs beforehand. And I wouldn’t normally be caught dead at a show without makeup, but I digress. I felt a bit like a mom, as our photographer, Margaret, had to show me around the Hard Rock Hotel and explain to me who a bunch of the musicians were. But honestly? Despite feeling out of place at times, I had a lot more fun than I thought I would (I know, I know- don’t tell anyone). And now I know the Hard Rock Hotel much better than I ever wanted to. We ...

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Finally, the headlining band of the night, the Interrupters, launched into “A Friend Like Me” with little delay. The sudden energy from the band and the crowd proved to be more than a short burst, as it continued throughout the rest of their set. I saw The Interrupters at Viva Ska Vegas last year, where they were awesome, but seemed kind of like “Aimee Interrupter and her back-up band.” ...

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Jeff Rosenstock is playing the Asian Man 20th Anniversary Party, June 15 - June 19 at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, California. But first, the singer/songwriter/producer stopped in Las Vegas during his West Coast tour with Upset, and I was lucky enough to interview him after the show at 11th Street Records. ...

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