Stepdad: Show Preview

The Warped Tour launched in 1995 as the skate-punk counterpart to Lollapalooza's increasingly commercialized “alternative” acts. Seventeen years later, it's the premiere summer showcase…

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The Sword: Show Preview

Austin's The Sword makes the case for a more inclusive interpretation of the term “stoner metal.” Unlike most of the genre's, uh, torchbearers, it…

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Kick-Ass

Tired of being mugged by high school thugs in a Manhattan that's notably scummier than the real thing, the teen hero of Kick-Ass wonders,…

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El Presidente

During the last American presidential election, a group called Amigos de Obama encouraged Latinos to vote — shaking the sleeping giant's shoulder, so to…

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