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Jason Pettigrew

Jason Pettigrew

Position: Editor-In-Chief, "old media"

HQ: Cleveland, OH

 

Pettigrew was a surly Pennsylvania record store employee a la High Fidelity  for many years before discovering AP at a show in Cleveland back when fax machines were de rigeur. He has worked full-time for AP nearly two decades, and has amassed a whole bunch of memories that would mean absolutely nothing to most people, yourself included—but they're his, so leave him alone. He remains cooler than your parents, aunts and uncles, because unlike them, he can wax rhapsodic about everything from My Chemical Romance to the Dillinger Escape Plan to Rene Hell to Pulled Apart By Horses. He has no tattoos or piercings and prides himself on not having substance abuse issues, social diseases or restraining orders taken against him—all things anybody in this line of work have been saddled with at least one moment in time.

 

TOP FIVE TOTALLY, HELLISHLY OVERRATED ALBUMS EVER

  1. Pearl Jam - Ten
  2. Third Eye Blind - Blue
  3. Radiohead - OK Computer
  4. Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
  5. Bruce Springsteen - Anything except Nebraska

 

Recent Contributor Posts

  1. The top 14 moments that defined the 2016 APMAs

    The top 14 moments that defined the 2016 APMAs

    In case the rock you’ve been living under has really excellent air conditioning, the Alternative Press Music Awards went down Monday night in the fine city of Columbus, Ohio. Now amidst all of...

  2. Frank Iero and James Dewees bring catharsis with Death Spells’ debut LP

    Frank Iero and James Dewees bring catharsis with Death Spells’ debut LP

    There was more than just tears and sad resignation when My Chemical Romance decided to disband three years ago. There was DEATH SPELLS, the caustic electronic-rock reaction to both the breakup and the...

  3. How one girl’s fan art turned into a supergroup’s merch

    How one girl’s fan art turned into a supergroup’s merch

    The Giraffe Tongue Orchestra—the supergroup created by Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist/founder Ben Weinman—will finally have their debut album, Broken Lines, released September 23 via...

  4. How Twenty One Pilots were almost the next Mumford And Sons

    How Twenty One Pilots were almost the next Mumford And Sons

    Once there was a time where Tyler Joseph was fascinated by what it took to get one of his songs on the radio. But that was before the Twenty One Pilots frontman learned how twisted some of the...

  5. Beartooth’s ‘Aggressive’ a compelling statement for the validity of heavy rock music in 2016

    Beartooth’s ‘Aggressive’ a compelling statement for the validity of heavy rock music in 2016

  6. Watch the Wonder Years’ intimate performance for AP Sessions in 2011

    Watch the Wonder Years’ intimate performance for AP Sessions in 2011

    It was late spring of 2011 when pop-punk bar-raisers the Wonder Years pulled into the AP parking lot in Cleveland. Having generated some acclaim for their No Sleep Records release The Upsides, it was...

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Recent Contributor Blogs

  1. See you next fall. And the one after that. And the next one. And…

    See you next fall. And the one after that. And the next one. And…

    Apologies for not getting back to you. Things are just crazy here, what with getting the new issue done, preparing for the AP Fall Tour, editing 157,000 words off the last installment of the AP oral...

  2. The Meme of “Extreme”

    The Meme of “Extreme”

    When discussions ensue about alleged extremity in the current scene of Loud Music Played With Guitars (that phrase sums up everything nicely, doesn’t it?), the same buzzwords and phrases...

  3. Sharing Is Blaring

    Sharing Is Blaring

      When I was a child, there used to be this television commercial that I’d constantly get bombarded with. I think it was one of those feel-good Latter-Day Saints PSA’s that...

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