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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. 11 Celtic punk songs to blast on St. Patrick’s Day

    11 Celtic punk songs to blast on St. Patrick’s Day

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! We’re not asking you to put a mint rinse in your hair, dirty up your drinks with green food coloring or drive the snakes out of your hometown by blasting...

  2. Releases rumored from All Time Low, Avenged Sevenfold, Thrice, more for Record Store Day

    Releases rumored from All Time Low, Avenged Sevenfold, Thrice, more for Record Store Day

    April 22 marks the 10th year of Record Store Day, that awesome of days where we celebrate all of the greatness and community that comes with shops that still sell music in physical form. Diehard and...

  3. Geoff Rickly on upcoming tour: “I feel like maybe we can gain what we’ve lost in Thursday”

    Geoff Rickly on upcoming tour: “I feel like maybe we can gain what we’ve lost in Thursday”

    [All photos: Keeahtay Lewis] After a few festival dates last summer (starting with Atlanta’s Wrecking Ball fest), post-hardcore heroes Thursday have returned. It was announced earlier this...

  4. 17 artists to watch in 2017

    17 artists to watch in 2017

    People who tell whine and moan that “there was no good music this year” are either too boring to hang with or too busy Snapping to have a real barometer of what’s happening in the...

  5. Old Wounds reveal new vocalist

    Old Wounds reveal new vocalist

    [Photo by Aaron Kudler] It’s official: Drummer Brandon Gallagher will move from behind the kit to front New Jersey hardcore hellions Old Wounds. Fans can see Gallagher throw down...

  6. 20 albums we can’t believe turn 10 this year

    20 albums we can’t believe turn 10 this year

    Life was different 10 years ago: Neon pop punk was on the rise, physical CDs were still cool and updating your Myspace profile was the only thing that truly mattered. Musically, it was a different...

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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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