Your mohawk starting to limp a little bit? Then get an all-day musical dose to cure what ails you when the Vans Warped Tour Monster decides to tear things up a bit on Wednesday as it inches just a few more shows (four more actually) towards wrapping things up. That’s right, it’s that time of year again—Warped is finally coming to town. For those who are going to go nuts anyway, Warped is your opportunity to get your butt out of Hot Topic and get a look at the real, gritty punk stuff served up by the Warped bands that will be bursting with musical eargasms. With flavors and genres varying from rock, punk, pop-punk, post-hardcore, hardcore and metalcore (and more), it’s safe to say that Warped’s got enough sonic pleasures for all, from the mall metal kids to the punk-rock-or-die sumbitches. This year’s line-up is top sirloin, that’s for sure: Never Shout Never, Everclear, Reel Big Fish, plus some great tuneage provided by Sum 41, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Alkaline Trio. So if you haven’t already spent all your summer moolah on burger meat, buns and sunscreen with an SPF rating of 1,000, cancel your plans for mid-week and get your butt over the biggest mosh pit Pomona’s seen since, well, last year’s Warped.
Vans Warped Tour at the Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111; www.vanswarpedtour.com, www.fairplex.com. Wed, Aug. 11. 1PM.