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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. 10 Record Store Day Black Friday exclusives worth waiting in line for

    10 Record Store Day Black Friday exclusives worth waiting in line for

    Holidays should be treated as sacred moments to be with family. But sometimes you don’t want to hear your visiting aunts and uncles talk about the election with mouthfuls of mashed potatoes and...

  2. Andy Biersack unveils “The Andy Show” this week, here’s what he had to say about it

    Andy Biersack unveils “The Andy Show” this week, here’s what he had to say about it

    Black Veil Brides frontman ANDY BIERSACK is launching his internet talk show, The Andy Show, tomorrow through the auspices of The Patreon. For the cost of $2 a month, subscribers will get access to...

  3. Leonard Cohen’s music reaches across generation gaps, genres

    Leonard Cohen’s music reaches across generation gaps, genres

    Last night, this writer was walking to his car after a show when he heard two middle-aged men walking out of a brewpub. They were discussing the artistic contributions of Leonard Cohen, the...

  4. 10 bands that are actually terrifying

    10 bands that are actually terrifying

    If you routinely binge-watch horror movie franchises or attend entirely too many haunted house attractions this time of year, you’ll agree that the word “scary” is a relative term....

  5. Avenged Sevenfold’s sci-fi tinged ‘The Stage’ keeps the bar high for hard rock

    Avenged Sevenfold’s sci-fi tinged ‘The Stage’ keeps the bar high for hard rock

  6. Black Veil Brides wrap up work on their as-yet-untitled new LP

    Black Veil Brides wrap up work on their as-yet-untitled new LP

    Frontman Andy Biersack is ensconced at producer John Feldmann’s new SoCal studio wrapping up vocal tracks for Black Veil Brides’ as-yet-untitled album. Biersack checked in with Alternative...

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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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