Eye On Annapolis Gets Warped

| July 25, 2011
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Tomorrow, Eye On Annapolis will be covering the Vans Warped Tour 2011 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia! We will have several photographers and will be live tweeting from the all day festival. Be sure to follow us and look for the #VWT hashtag to follow us complete with commentary and live photos!

Tickets are still available online today for $36.  Gates open at 11am and the music continues on several stages until 10:30pm. The Vans Warped Tour is a day long festival featuring dozens of bands. They play one city and move onto the next. The tour started on June 24th in Dallas, TX and will end on August 14th in Hillsboro,  OR. The tour will play 43 cities in 51 days.

One of the sponsors is “To Write Love On Her Arms”

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. It exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Since its start in 2006, they have donated over $850,000 directly into treatment and recovery and have answered over 160,000 emails in over 100 countries. TWLOHA has one of the largest online audiences of any non-profit on both MySpace and Facebook, and was recently featured in Rolling Stone and founder Jamie Tworkowski won an MTVU Woodie Award. Considering the number of suicides in our area over the past years, this is a very worthwhile movement!

Some of the lineup for tomorrow includes (courtesy of last.fm):

  • Gym Class Heroes

    The original Gym Class Heroes formed in 1997 when Travis “Schleprok” McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley became friends during physical education class while at high school in Geneva, New York, and joined forces with guitarist Milo Bonacci and bassist Ryan Geise.

  • A Day To Remember

    A Day to Remember is a band that combines metalcore and pop punk from Ocala, Florida, United States formed in 2003. Their music generally consists of growled verses, clean pop-punk style choruses and breakdowns. Early years (2003-2006)

  • Relient K

    Relient K is an American rock band formed in 1998 in Canton, Ohio by Matt Thiessen (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Brian Pittman (bass), and Matt Hoopes (guitar, backing vocals), during the band’s junior year in high school and their time at Malone College.

  • Less Than Jake

    Less Than Jake is a ska-punk band formed in 1992 in Gainesville, Florida. They were recently released from their contract with Warner Brothers.

  • The Devil Wears Prada

    The Devil Wears Prada is an American metalcore band from Dayton, Ohio, formed in 2005. They are currently signed to Warner Music Group. The Devil Wears Prada is a Christian band, consisting of members Mike Hranica (vocals), Chris Rubey (lead guitar), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, vocals), Andy Trick (bass), Daniel Williams (drums) and James Baney (keyboards), all of whom are Christians.

  • Enter Shikari

    Enter Shikari are a four-piece post-hardcore band from St Albans, Hertfordshire, England formed in 2003. The band is well known for their powerful live performances and energetic breaks and interludes during sets.

  • August Burns Red

    August Burns Red is a metalcore band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US. “We had our name because in high school, one of our best friends, Jon Hershey, was also our vocalist at the time.

  • Pepper

    Pepper is a reggae, ska band formed in 1996 originally from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States recently having moved to Southern California. They play a mix of reggae, dub, ska, and punk and are best known for their 2006 single “No Control” which was a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.

  • A Skylit Drive

    A Skylit Drive is a six-piece post-hardcore band from Lodi/Galt California. They released their first EP, titled She Watched The Sky, with Tragic Hero Records in January 2007 and the follow-up full length album Wires… and the Concept of Breathing on May 20, 2008. Now signed to Fearless Records, the band has released their second full length, Adelphia, on June 9, 2009.

  • We Came As Romans

    We Came As Romans is a post-hardcore band formed in 2005. Hailing from Troy, Michigan, We Came As Romans are pushing the envelope, combining influences such as the intertwined singing/screaming vocals of Underoath, the theatrical…

  • Set Your Goals

    Set Your Goals are a San Francisco, California based pop punk band with hardcore influences and dueling vocalists formed in 2004. The band name comes from melodic hardcore band CIV’s first album, Set Your Goals.

  • Big D and the Kids Table

    Big D and the Kids Table is a third-wave ska/punk band formed in October 1995 in Allston Village, Boston, Massachusetts signed to Springman Records. Members of Big D …

  • Every Avenue

    Dave – Vocals, Piano Josh – Guitar, Backup Vocals Jimmie – Guitar, Backup Vocals Matt – Bass, Backup Vocals Dennis – Drums

  • The Word Alive

    The Word Alive is a six-piece post-hardcore band from Phoenix, Arizona, United States. This band is formerly Calling Of Syrens. In March 2009, they signed to Fearless Records and released a 6 song EP on July 21st. The Word Alive released their debut full length album on August 31, 2010.

  • Dance Gavin Dance

    Dance Gavin Dance is an American post-hardcore/progressive rock band formed in Sacramento, California in 2005. It was formed out of the dissolution of several other bands including Farewell Unknown, Ghost Runner on Third, and Five Minute Ride. Discography:

  • The Expendables

    An award-winning, California-grown, surf culture band that’s established itself as a vital part of the Santa Cruz, CA music scene.

  • There For Tomorrow

    There for Tomorrow is a band from Orlando, Florida that combines alternative rock/post-hardcore music with adrenaline filled lyrics. Featured members are Maika Maile (rhythm guitar/lead vocals), Christian Climer (lead guitar/backing vocals), Jay Enriquez (bass/backing vocals), and Chris Kamrada (drums). They are currently signed to Hopeless/Sub City Records.

  • Miss May I

    Miss May I is a metalcore band hailing from Troy, Ohio. The band has been around since 2006, playing local shows and steadily gathering a loyal fan base. In 2007, they released their first EP, Vows for a Massacre which contained five songs. 2008 saw the release of their demo EP, Demo 2008.

  • Family Force 5

    Lineup: Soul Glow Activatur – Vocals, Guitar Fatty – Bass, Vocals Crouton – Drums, Vocals Nadaddy – Keyboards, Vocals Chap Stique – Guitar

  • Street Dogs

    Street Dogs is a punk rock band hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. The lead singer is Mike McColgan, former lead singer of Dropkick Murphys.

  • Attack Attack!

    Attack Attack! is a four-piece post-hardcore band from Columbus, Ohio. Attack Attack! consists of Caleb Shomo (Vocals/Synth/Keys), Andrew Whiting (Guitar), John Holgado (Bass), and Andrew Wetzel (Drums). They are currently signed to Rise Records.

  • Passafire

    Since its formation in 2003, the reggae-rock band Passafire has captivated people everywhere with their unique, magnetic style and fresh original songs.

  • Winds of Plague

    Winds Of Plague is a Symphonic Deathcore band from LA, USA. The band was originally named “Bleak December”, but changed their name in April 2005, getting their name from the lyrics in Unearth’s song “Endless”, from their 2002 EP of the same name.

  • The Acacia Strain

    The Acacia Strain is a metalcore/hardcore band from Chicopee, Massachusetts, US that formed in 2001. The band have since undergone numerous changes in their lineup. To date, they’ve released five studio albums, as well as two split albums. The Acacia Strain have said they dislike genre labels and instead describe themselves as “heavy.

  • Yelawolf

    Yelawolf (A.K.A. Catfish Billy) was born in Gadsden, Alabama. He spent much of his childhood in various locations around the southern United States, including Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Atlanta, Georgia, and Antioch, Tennessee. Atha is half white and Cherokee, and the name Yelawolf is a reference to his Native American roots.

  • Lucero

    There is more than one artist with this name. 1) Lucero is an American punk/country infused rock band that is based in Memphis, Tennessee. 2) Lucero, Mexican actress and singing sensation.

  • Moving Mountains

    Moving Mountains is a New York-based indie rock band. Combining emotional vocals with elements of post-rock and emo, the band has often been compared to The Appleseed Cast.

  • Asking Alexandria

    Asking Alexandria is an English post-hardcore/metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire, formed in 2007. Founded when rhythm guitarist Ben Bruce contacted old friends after moving back to England from Dubai, the current line-up consists of Bruce, vocalist Danny Worsnop, lead guitarist Cameron Liddell, bass guitarist Sam Bettley and drummer James Cassells.

  • MC Lars

    MC Lars, real name Andrew Nielsen, (born October 6, 1982 in Berkeley, California) is an American rapper. He is the self-proclaimed originator of “post-punk laptop rap”.

  • The Dangerous Summer

    The Dangerous Summer is an alternative rock band from Ellicott City, Maryland. The band consists of four members, AJ Perdomo (vocals), Cody Payne (guitar, backup vocals), Bryan Czap (guitar), Tyler Minsberg (drums).

  • The Wonder Years

    The Wonder Years are 6 dudes from the Keystone State that play their own brand of realist Pop Punk. Since 2006 they have released a split EP with Bangarang!, a full length entitled “Get Stoked On It!,” a 7″ named “Won’t Be Pathetic Forever,” and a split 7″ with All or Nothing called “Distances,” along with 2 tour EP’s.

  • The Aggrolites

    The Aggrolites are a reggae band from Los Angeles, California. The Aggrolites are an amalgamation of two previous Los Angeles reggae and ska bands, the Vessels and the Rhythm Doctors, and were originally formed in 2002 as an in-concert backing band for reggae icon Derrick Morgan.

  • I Set My Friends On Fire

    I Set My Friends On Fire, a post-hardcore duo hailing from Miami, Florida, United States, are the end result of a sonic mind-meld of Nabil Moo and Matt Mihana.

  • Black Veil Brides

    Black Veil Brides is an American Post-Hardcore/ Glam Rock band based out of Hollywood, California and formed in 2006 in Cincinnati, Ohio .

  • Go Radio

    JASON LANCASTER – Vocals, Guitars, Piano MATT “BURNS” POULOS – Bass STEVEN KOPACZ – Drums ALEX REED – Guitar   It’s a truly rare occasion when a debut by a band is met with the kind of feverish fan anticipation that has encircled LUCKY STREET, the full-length debut by Tallahassee, Florida melodic rockers GO RADIO. But then again, none of those other groups have JASON LANCASTER at the helm.

  • The Ready Set

    The Ready Set is the solo project of 21 year old Jordan Witzigreuter, started November 17th, 2007.

  • Stephen Jerzak

    Stephen Jerzak is an American singer-songwriter. In 2009, he began to receive a large amount of popularity on MySpace Music for his songs, most notably is the song “Cute.

  • Of Mice & Men

    Of Mice & Men is a metalcore/post-hardcore band from Costa Mesa, California, United States formed in 2009 by Austin Carlile and Jaxin Hall. Their current line-up consists of Austin Carlile (ex. Attack Attack!), Shayley Bourget (ex. Covette), Phil Manansala, Valentino Arteaga (ex. Lower Definition) and Alan Ashby.

  • illScarlett

    illScarlett is a four-member band from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.They recently released their third major studio album 1UP following the success of their last full length All Day With It.

  • Woe, Is Me

    Emerging from the rubble of various local and signed bands, Woe, Is Me builds its self on an ever expanding experimental level of musicianship. Being signed before even their first show, and only weeks after being “public” from Atlanta’s local scene, these kids pack a powerful punch easily seen behind their catchy choruses, and punchy break downs.

  • Sick of Sarah

    Sick Of Sarah began in Minneapolis, MN in April 2005 as an all-female band with catchy hooks, unique lyrics and thoughtful, well-crafted music. The band displays talent, passion, and an ever-present sense of humor that shapes many of their songs. They combine sympathetic acoustic moments with driving electric rock, often in the same song.

  • Middle Class Rut

    Middle Class Rut play a visceral brand of alternative rock that echoes the intensity of Jane’s Addiction and Refused, the pummeling backbone of Rage Against The Machine and the anthemic post-punk core of The Foo Fighters.

  • Blood on the Dance Floor

    Blood On The Dance Floor is an electronica group that formed in 2006, In Orlando Florida. The group’s original line up is Dahvie Vanity & Jayy Von Monroe.

  • Freshman 15

    With intricate harmonies and catchy rhythms, Freshman 15 has been hitting the Southeast with an infectious pop-punk sound that has been known to energize crowds and leave you with a song stuck in your head. Originally formed in 2001, Freshman 15 has gone through a lot of changes and struggles over the years.

  • The Narrative

    The Narrative is: Suzie Zeldin | Keys & Vocals Jesse Gabriel | Guitar & Vocals Please visit us on our website at http://www.thenarrativemusic.com , and our merch store at http://thenarrative.storenvy.com/ If you’ve discovered us on last.fm and want to help us out, please tell a friend about us! Thanks so much =)

  • Abandon All Ships!

    They have shared the stage on tour with some great bands such as Blessed By A Broken Heart, Miss May I, These Sihlouettes, Hometown Beatdown, Buried and Breathing and many more to come. Playing and touring throughout eastern Canada Abandon All Ships has acquired many fans throughout the country and is increasingly becoming more popular in the United States and all over the world.

  • Big Chocolate

    American multi-platform music producer and recording artist, Big Chocolate’s style ranges from Drum and Bass, Electro, and Dubstep.

  • Sharks

    Born and raised in Royal Leamington Spa, Midlands UK. SHARKS are a British rock group with absolute heart, that embellish their hardcore D.I.Y ethics with the raw power of the soul.

  • D.R.U.G.S.

    D.R.U.G.S. (Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows) is a post-hardcore band created by Craig Owens in 2010 after his departure from Chiodos in 2009.

  • Veara

    Veara is a pop punk 4-piece from Augusta, GA since December 2003. The band now consists of Bradley Wyrosdick as lead vocals (replacing Ian Reese), and continues to have Patrick Bambrick as Vocals/Guitar, Bryan Kerr on Bass/Vocals, and Brittany Harrell on Drums.

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