SECTIONS

ALTERNATIVE PRESS

Contributors

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. 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...

  2. A light that never goes out: Geoff Rickly on Thursday’s summer reunion

    A light that never goes out: Geoff Rickly on Thursday’s summer reunion

    When AP checks in with Geoff Rickly, he’s coming out of (wait for it) a gym. When this writer teases him about having gone health-goth, the frontman for acclaimed post-hardcore outfit Thursday...

  3. Bear Hands make electro pop and indie rock cool again (review)

    Bear Hands make electro pop and indie rock cool again (review)

  4. Here are our AP staff picks for Record Store Day 2016

    Here are our AP staff picks for Record Store Day 2016

    The third Saturday in April means one thing. That’s right, it’s the ninth annual Record Store Day, where vinyl junkies and discerning collectors (as well as the inevitable POS eBay...

  5. 11 songs you need to hear from January 2016

    11 songs you need to hear from January 2016

    Sometimes the rock world can get noisy, and we don’t just mean in decibels or static. Often the signal-to-noise ratio is more noise than signal. But no worries: We read, listen to and watch...

  6. 10 Songs You Need To Hear from December 2015

    10 Songs You Need To Hear from December 2015

    Sometimes the rock world can get noisy, and we don’t just mean in decibels or static. Often the signal-to-noise ratio is more noise than signal. But no worries: We read, listen to and watch...

LOAD MORE


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...

COMMENTS