I hear it every year about the Warped Tour from people: I'm not going because the bands suck and it's hot. I'm not going to argue with the heat and the amount of bands that only play for 15-year-old girls, but it's not something I'm one to completely shun. For this year's feature, I focused on Evan Weiss, aka, Into It. Over It. I also recommended five acts you shouldn't miss if you're going.

Also, while a lot of people are talking about their favorite records of the year so far, my editor Audra thought it would be cool to focus on best local releases. I did a small piece on Bad Design's self-titled record.