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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. Blood Bank release new track “Overcast” to benefit anti-abuse organization—listen

    Blood Bank release new track “Overcast” to benefit anti-abuse organization—listen

    This Saturday, Aug. 12, Blood Bank, the duo of James Corbi (I Call Fives) and Wayne Wildrick (Man Overboard) will release their second track “Overcast” via Bandcamp. All the proceeds...

  2. Why Kevin Lyman won’t give up on punk rock

    Why Kevin Lyman won’t give up on punk rock

    In October 2015, Warped Tour founder/majordomo Kevin Lyman put together a one-day festival called It’s Not Dead, which, according to both young listeners and long-in-the-toof poonks, was a...

  3. Members of Man Overboard and I Call Fives come together as Blood Bank—listen to “Heaven”

    Members of Man Overboard and I Call Fives come together as Blood Bank—listen to “Heaven”

    [Photo by: William Knight] Former Man Overboard guitarist Wayne Wildrick is in no hurry to get his new band Blood Bank out on the road, onto streaming services or immersed into the world of...

  4. Frank Zummo remembers Chester Bennington: “I just really miss him”

    Frank Zummo remembers Chester Bennington: “I just really miss him”

    [Photo by: Blake Primes] The passing of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington sent shock waves all over the planet, with big stars and ardent fans taking to social media to acknowledge the...

  5. Korn honored for nearly 25 years of blowing our minds

    Korn honored for nearly 25 years of blowing our minds

    Stone Sour/Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor didn’t mince any words explaining why Korn were deserving of the Vanguard award at last night’s Alternative Press Music Awards show. Read...

  6. Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! achieves APMAs Icon status

    Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! achieves APMAs Icon status

    [Image credit: Steve Thrasher] PVRIS vocalist Lynn Gunn presented the Icon award to Laura Jane Grace, founder of strident punk band Against Me!, at the APMAs. Read more: And the 2017 APMAs...

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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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