Utah bands to perform on Warped Tour

Punk rock summer camp hits the Utah scene August 8. The Vans Warped Tour, in its 15th year, is a summer music staple and includes as diverse a lineup as a punk-based tour can handle. Alongside classics such as Bad Religion, current favorites like 3OH!3 and wildcards like country singer Shooter Jennings, Utah groups will have their share of stage time.

Meg & Dia

From: Draper

Sounds like: Intelligent girl-fronted alternative rock

Check out: “Hug Me”

Fun fact: Several of their songs are based on works of literature like East of Eden and Brave New World.

Ivy League

From: Salt Lake City

Sounds like: Reggae and rock combo for a new generation

Check out: “Let It Burn”

Fun fact: Their music is featured on XBOX 360 game “Amped 3.”

Drop Dead Julio

From: Salt Lake City

Sounds like: Good old Warped-infected punk, 2009 style

Check out: “The Youth Are Disillusioned”

Fun fact: The drummer is actually named Julio.

A Cassandra Utterance

From: Salt Lake City

Sounds like: Poppy rock infused with piano
and synthesizer

Check out: “Hey Blue Eyes”

Fun fact: The band supports nonprofit Invisible Children.

What: Vans Warped Tour

When: August 8, 11:00 a.m. – evening

Where: Utah State Fairgrounds, 155 North 1000 West, Salt Lake City

Price: $28.60 in advance; $35 day of show.

Tickets: Can be purchased at SmithTix

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