Warped Tour 2014: The five most interesting bands on the lineup

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Christopher Morgan
Last year's Warped Tour
This summer's Vans Warped Tour will boast some impressive and eclectic artists to draw fans of punk, hip-hop and hardcore right alongside the inevitable Hot Topic zombies. The venerable festival, hasn't always evolved smoothly, but this year's Denver lineup -- the last stop on the tour -- is particularly impressive. It comes to Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 3, but the Tour is already in full swing. Here are our five must-see acts for this year's biggest parking lot party.

See also: Breathe Carolina takes a side trip with the Vans Warped Tour

Four Year Strong

Remember five years ago when everyone born after 1993 got really into A Day To Remember? That wasn't great -- Four Year Strong is their chance at doing it right. The band sounds like what the late 2000's pop-punk and emo should have turned into, and it plays sets marked by both ferocity and inspiration. If we're lucky, they will be one of the first bands of the day, because they know how to kick off an event with bolts of unprompted energy seldom seen elsewhere.


Enter Shikari

The uncategorizable quartet from the UK has a new, thus-far untitled album in the works to tack atop their already stellar live show. Taking inspiration from such dispirate sources as punk, hardcore, dubstep, trance and The Zeitgeist Movement, Enter Shikari has an eclectic cocktail of socially conscious songs. The band stops in Colorado only rarely, and deserves your full attention when it does.


Terror

Pure hardcore acts are few and far between on a tour that has kept Zumiez stores alive for the past decade. Terror's presence is even more impressive given the band's steadfast dedication to its genre and culture. And given that these guys are headed on an extended European stint after the Denver Warped date, this may be the last shot for a while to play musical Fight Club with some legends.

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Sports Authority Field at Mile High

1701 Bryant St., Denver, CO

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10 comments
Matt Pierce
Matt Pierce

Emilie Autumn is playing. That's about all I care about this year

Craig Hawkins
Craig Hawkins

No. Parkway Drive is about the only reason I'd go. Not worth it to deal with everyone else and the crowd.

Dakota Tolmich
Dakota Tolmich

Why did crizzly get removed from the denver date he was scheduled to be there and now is not so upset that was my highlight from last years

Ossama Hussein
Ossama Hussein

Got my VIP for riot fest. Punk isn't dead, it just don't have anything to do with pussy pop music

Ossama Hussein
Ossama Hussein

Because rancid, NOFX, penny wise, Guttermouth, anti flag will be there? No, they wont? Bahahahaaa

Quentin Hamilton
Quentin Hamilton

I counted and out of the 130 bands that are playing, I only care about 14. And most of them won't even be in Colorado. Warped has been shit for the last 3-4 years

Draven Lantz
Draven Lantz

Those are 5 reasons NOT to go to warped. As if you needed any other reason besides the fact that it IS vans warped tour.

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