It's been yet another busy week here at PV and our Week in Review is here to break it all down for you. Each Saturday, we'll be counting down the top features and exclusive content that hit our pages Monday-Friday, ensuring that you're up to date on all of the latest happenings before we head into yet another packed week. From Warped Tour video interviews and fan-based Q&A's to free downloads and awesome contests, here are the top stories from July 30 - August 3.
New Found Glory Doodle Contest & Prize Package: Like to doodle? Love NFG? Then bust out your crafting supplies and tweet us your best drawing of the band by August 15. They'll be hand-selecting the winners and will be giving away more than just their own work of art — they'll also be giving away a ton of signed band merch!
Miss May I Fan Q&A: Frontman Levi Benton answers your questions Warped Tour style — and with the help of some eager festival-goers turned interview hosts. Topics include: Benton's most embarrassing tour moment, how he preps his vocal chords before a show, and why his mom was moved to tears at one of his shows.
Yellowcard Video Q&A: We caught up with violinist Sean Mackin about the Warped Tour scene the band grew up with, why this year's tour has them mind-tripping back to 2004, and why the smallest of fan gestures mean so much to them.
Cherri Bomb Interview Lostprophets: The ladies of Cherri Bomb did such a great job interrogating New Found Glory last week, we wanted to give Welsh rockers Lostprophets a turn. This time around, they find out the most psychotic fan gift LP has received and if their tour bus is zombie proof. Both bands also jam out to a little George Micahel in an extended bonus video.
The Ugly Club Free Download: Adrian Grenier gives these NJ indie-rockers two thumbs up and we understand why after spinning new tune, "Under The Great Wave." Spin it for yourself to see what we mean, and then grab it as a limited download while you still have the chance.
10 Years Lyric Video Premiere + Contest: Not only did the boys premiere their new lyric video for "Backlash" with us, but they've teamed up with us to give you cool prizes for checking it out. Two lucky winners will recieve some autographed goods, so make sure you read the entry rules and details so you know how to enter.
Rookie of the Year Download: Ryan Dunson, the voice and main creative force behind ROTY, is getting ready to release a new acoustic album, and he's offering up two of the album's tracks as a free download to get you pumped. One track is a heartfelt, piano-led original, "Forever," and the other is a rendition of Goo Goo Dolls' classic "Black Balloon."
Heartless Bastards Interivew: Erika Wennerstrom talks to us about music festivals, songwriting, and the break-up that bred a new album, lineup and life.
Sleeping With Sirens Video Interview: The boys recall their favorite Warped Tour memories of the past and present in this quick video interview.