The 2010 Warped Tour is bringing a powerful lineup of bands from today’s best genres. This year, the quality of music Warped Tour is producing is high enough to attract much more than the usual junior high emo kid.

Alesana

This is a newer band full of energy.  Stay away from them if you’re against a little screaming, but they are sure to put on an incredible show.

Alkaline Trio

I saw these guys back in 2002, and they put on a great show.  Especially if you aren’t into all the screaming of a lot of other Warped Tour bands, you need to see Alkaline Trio.  I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like them, and their music, old and new alike, is most exquisite.

Attack Attack

Come see Attack Attack if you want to see something new.  These guys are definitely different, but their show this year is bound to be epic.  Most of their songs rapidly change from intense screaming to ultra-rad, heavy techno.  Attack Attack is not for everyone, but I fell for them and am stoked to see their show.

The Bouncing Souls

I’m disappointed these guys aren’t coming to Salt Lake City, but if you are fortunate enough to live where they are playing- see list here– this is a must.  These guys have been around for just over twenty years and have been rocking the whole time.  Their music is about as timeless as it gets in the punk scene, and their show is highly recommended.

Dropkick Murphys

This is going to be one of the biggest shows at Warped Tour this year and one that is worth battling the crowd.  This American celtic punk group is guaranteed to be a crowd pleasure, and one you need to see

Emarosa

I found this band a year ago am excited to see them in action.  It’s a harder screaming band with a lot of energy.

Pennywise

Pennywise is a classic as far as the punk scene goes.  They’ve been around for a while and put on a lot of excellent shows.  If you haven’t seen them yet, you need to this year.

Pierce the Veil

This is the most emo band that made my list, and the most emo band I actually listen to.  I haven’t seen these guys play yet, but I am sure they’re going to rock.  I fell in love with their music and am looking forward to seeing them this summer.