IR: The SoCal Sessions – “Insomnia is Warped – Mixtape ’07”

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In anticipation of the Warped Tour launching through Southern California this weekend, we figured it was time to compile a straight-forward hour-long collection of tracks, with artists from Michigan, Florida, Philly, Tennessee, Utah, Canada and many more locales..

The last Warped Tour I attended was in Chicago in the late 90’s, although it looks like you still have some of the same core bands. The sound has definitely changed to a large degree from that time frame, but there fortunately are still some solid groups to be found. The following is just a small sampling of those performing at various junctures of the tour, including “I Am Ghost” from Long Beach, “Pistolita” from San Diego, “Bad Religion” and “Fishbone” (LA), neighbors “Escape the Fate” from Las Vegas and “The Matches” and “Nothington” from the Bay Area:


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1) Vitamin String Quartet – Sorrow (Bad Religion Tribute – intro clip)
2) Escape the Fate – Not Good Enough for Truth in Cliche
3) Alkaline Trio – We’ve Had Enough
4) Meg & Dia – Monster
5) Big D & The Kids Table – Myself
6) *I Am Ghost – We Are Always Searching
7) The Matches – Papercut Skin
8 ) Circa Survive – Act Appalled
9) The Toasters – Pendulum
10) Natives of the New Dawn – People
11) Mayday Parade – Three Cheers for Five Years
12) *Pistolita – Oliver, Under the Moon
13) Paramore – Pressure
14) Valencia – Que Sera Sera
15) Nothington – Where I Stand
16) Throw the Fight – Our Horizons
17) The Real McKenzies – Smoking Bowl
18) *Bad Religion – Against the Grain
19) *Fishbone (feat. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs) – What’s New Pussycat (outro clip)


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Fishbone track from “Silencio= Muerte: Red Hot + Latin Redux” on Nacional Records
Nothington track from “All In” on BYO Records
Valencia track from “This Could Be A Possibility” on I Surrender Records
Vitamin String Quartet track from “The String Quartet to Bad Religion” on Vitamin Records