A Warped Perspective

Local bands were the main attraction at this yearís Warped Tour.

As entertaining as those masked marauders were, though, they had nothing on 3Oh!3, which took the stage just before 6 p.m. When Foreman and Motte finally appeared, armed with nothing but two mikes, the rabid mass of 3Oh!3 supporters went bananas, chanting along with every word and throwing up the act's hand sign. In response, the pair pulled out all the stops with a set that included an uproarious syncopated dance routine. Whether the act is the Warlock Pinchers for a new generation or a provincial novelty remains to be seen. Certainly it will be interesting to see how these guys translate outside of this area code.

All I know for sure is that when Single File — which is getting frequent spins on KTCL and releasing its debut EP on Warner Bros. this week — closed out the night after Bad Religion with a highly capable and energetic set in front of a large, enthusiastic crowd, I couldn't help but be proud of hailing from the 303.

I don't know — maybe I just have a warped perspective.

Upbeats and beatdowns: Congrats to Moccasin (formerly Nightingale), which is reportedly in the process of inking a deal with Buddyhead Records, the Los Angeles-based indie that's also home to Wires on Fire and Shat. The act, which is slated to appear at Vaux's farewell show on Saturday, July 28, at the Bluebird, also has a split ten-inch with Darker My Love due out on Dangerbird Records.

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