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Meg & Dia: Female-fronted alt-pop akin to the similarly named Tegan and Sara, but even more fitting for adult-contemporary radio.
Millionaires: Underage girls rapping about getting drunk. Somebody is a marketing genius.
P.O.S.: Self-deprecating Rhymesayers emcee with interesting beats and decent flow, but an unfortunate habit of screaming in his songs.
Phathom: Megadeth riffs meet Bad Religion's rally cries.
Scary Kids Scaring Kids: See Escape the Fate.
Senses Fail: Punky post-hardcore with melodic outbursts and metal tendencies.
Shad: Wordy Canadian rapper named after a fish, with jazz-sampling beats and flow comparable to Wale and Lupe Fiasco.
Sing It Loud: See the Maine.
Single File: Power-pop songs about girls, like a less-goofy Nerf Herder.
Streetlight Manifesto: The new band from the former Catch 22 frontman sounds an awful lot like his old band and even covers Catch 22's Keasbey Nights record in its entirety. Still, SM is perhaps the most interesting and proficient active ska band around.
Tat: Mid-tempo punk band with speed-metal rhythm guitars. I had to look up this band on Wikipedia to figure out its singer is a girl, and I'm still not totally convinced.
Therefore I Am: Gruff-voiced melodic punk with a hint of late '90s Midwestern emo-core. Not the heaviest band on Warped Tour, but it might be the most genuinely pissed off.
TV/TV: See InnerPartySystem.
Underoath: Semi-technical semi-Christian semi-hardcore. When asked the question "What Would Jesus Do?" the band answers, "Spin kicks."
Valencia: See Ivoryline, Madina Lake.
VersaEmerge: Dramatic emo. Aiden with a female vocalist.
We The Kings: See All Time Low.
Westbound Train: R&B- and traditional ska-influenced band, which fulfills Warped Tour's "one non-hippie reggae band" requirement.
The White Tie Affair: See All Time Low, We The Kings.
You Me at Six: See Hit the Lights, Every Avenue.
3OH!3: See brokeNCYDE.