Battle for Vans Warped Tour Finals at M3 Live August 6


Acropolis Records and Skinnie Magazine Present: 11th Annual Battle for Vans Warped Tour Finals at M3 Live August 6 

Acropolis Records and Skinnie Magazine invite you to attend the Battle for Vans Warped Tour Finals on August 6, 2016 at 5:00pm. The finals have been hosted at the House of Blues for the past 10 years but due to the relocation of the Anaheim House of Blues, the final battle will be held at a different location. This year, the finals will take place at the M3 Live event center in Anaheim, CA on August 6. Eight bands will be competing for a chance to win a spot on the Vans Warped Tour in Pomona on August 7. The lineup includes: Devastation, Hooray for Our Side, The Cellspringers, The Unsung Heroes, Obsidian, The Skidmark Kids, Crimson Apple, and Raised on TV.

The final eight bands have triumphed in the first two rounds of the competition and are ready to leave it all on the stage at the final show before Warped Tour. The winning band from the finals on August 6 will perform again the following day at the Pomona Fairplex on August 7, 2016. The Battle for Vans Warped Tour is a live competition in Southern California that takes place over the course of four months. Skinnie Magazine and Acropolis Records have been organizing the Battle for Vans Warped Tour for over ten years.

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Bands We Love: Raised on TV

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Raised on TV

Based from LA, Raised on TV will be competing at the Battle for Vans Warped Tour Finale on August 6th 2016. The band consists of Keaton Rogers (vocals/guitar), Kacey Greenwood (drums) and Ryan Weiss (bass). This rock trio is influenced by classic bands such as The Beatles and Pink Floyd to 90’s bands like Nirvana, Green Day and Blink-182.

Raised on TV’s music can be mostly described as an alternative indie rock band blended with the style of the sixties and nineties. Their music is mostly about life experiences such as childhood memories, maturing and “love in the digital age.” One of the biggest challenges they face is balancing adult life with that of a rock star. You can see them battle it out live for their spot at this year’s Vans Warped Tour.

Make sure to check out their Facebook and official site: You can also listen to their EP The Pilot EP at their soundcloud:

Bands We Love: Obsidian



From LA, Obsidian will be competing at the Battle for Vans Warped Tour Finale on August 6th 2016. Composed of Carlos Calavera (lead vocals/bass), Frank Bera  (guitar/ Backing vocals), and Mike Lopez (drums), these guys are ready to rock out with their “army of darkness.” Their influences are mostly classic metal bands; Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Megadeth and etc.

Founded in 2011, Obsidian have found much success with a loyal fan base and interstate touring. They have been able to stand on their own among the over-saturation of thrash metal bands in the local scenes. Their advice to aspiring musicians who want to be successful is to “stay humble, know what you want, start with small goals and then build up.” Experience their energy and musicianship at the Battle for Vans Warped Tour Finale.

Follow them on Facebook and don’t forget to visit their website http://WWW.OBSIDIANMETAL.COM/. Make sure to listen to their album Army of Darkness, available on Spotify.

Bands We Love: Hooray for Our Side

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Hooray for Our Side

Orange County based band Hooray for Our Side will be competing at the Battle for Vans Warped Tour Finale on August 6th 2016. The band is assembled of Katon Guinen  (guitar), Branden Herron (sousaphone), Kevin Heydman ( bass), Drew Pedersen (trombone), Keith Roberts (drums), Corey Simmons (trombone) and  Evan Wohrman (lead vocals).

They have a diverse range of influences from Less Than Jake, Bruno Mars, Frank Turner to classics such as Oingo Boingo, The Beach Boys etc. Their lyrics mostly deal with everyday life occurrences but sometimes dwell in politics. While music is their main passion and driving force, some members of the group also have a passion for education; drummer and Keith and bassist Kevin both have or are mastering in nutrition and music respectively. Even though they have a loyal and large fan base, one of their major challenges is dealing with naysayers who only have negative opinions to say about the ska genre. But with their energy and craftsmanship, not only do they aim to prove those pessimists wrong, but to also win their spot in one of the most famous traveling rock festivals; the Vans Warped Tour.

Make sure to follow them on Facebook and visit their official website: Their album Overture is also available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and more.