Out @ Warped Tour
The Bouncing Souls: If you're lucky enough to catch these guys on tour, make sure you're Red Bulled-up in preparation. These Jersey boys brought pogo back. For those following along at home, make sure to check out �Candy� and their cover of �I Know What Boys Like.�
HorrorPops: Pop punk meets psychobilly, and a good time is had by all. Lead singer Patricia Day's sultry voice pulls you in, and the catchy tunes and rocking beat don't let go. A fantastic live band and a great addition to the tour.
Reel Big Fish: Ska punk in the best of the SoCal tradition, these third-wavers are a multi-generational guilty pleasure. Admitting to a familiarity with their discography may not win you any street cred, but it does show you know how to have a good time.
Against Me!: Florida anarcho-punk at its hard-rocking finest. Tom Gabel and his merry band of brothers uphold the finest in punk tradition, marrying relevant and biting lyrics with a driving beat that resonates from your head to your heart to your toes. Side bonus: They're cute, too.
Anberlin: Hauntingly gorgeous harmonies, meet compelling and thoughtful lyrics. Anberlin's third full-length release, Cities, has impeccable guitar work and along with lead singer Stephen Christian's clear voice and clearer vision, this band is well-poised for the success their talent merits.
Motion City Soundtrack: Unabashedly intelligent, nakedly confessional, and quirkily adorable -- that goes for both the music and the band. The members of Motion City Soundtrack wear their hearts on their sleeves and they work it like nobody's business.
Katy Perry: Exploding onto the scene with her delightfully naughty �UR So Gay,� and 2008's smash follow-up �I Kissed A Girl� -- both months before her debut album was even released -- Ms. Perry's warm bright voice is the only thing about her that's still gospel-pure. And guess what? We like it. [Read Out.com's interview with Perry here.]
Charlotte Sometimes: While the stage name comes from a children's book, her rich smooth vocals are anything but childish. The combination of artless vulnerability and sophisticated melody makes Charlotte Sometimes a pleasure without a hint of guilt.
Paige Wood: Brigitte Bardot by way of Joan Jett, this glossy blonde crooner knows when edge is more satisfying than polish. The breathy insinuating purr and eccentric jazzy orchestration of �Repetition� will leave you hungry to experience it all over again.
Be Your Own Pet: Delivering cheerfully snotty lyrics with a classic '70s punk flavor, Jemima Pearl's vocals are reminiscent of Sleater-Kinney or Cadallaca. If you're looking for candy-bright melody with an twist of crude to cut the sweetness, look no further.