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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. Exclusive: Ex-MCR drummer shares his memories of recording ‘The Black Parade’

    Exclusive: Ex-MCR drummer shares his memories of recording ‘The Black Parade’

    In 2004, BOB BRYAR replaced Matt Pelissier as the drummer in My Chemical Romance. He played with the band during the writing, recording and touring of The Black Parade before leaving in 2010. He...

  2. Read an exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming history of gothic-rock icons Bauhaus

    Read an exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming history of gothic-rock icons Bauhaus

    Post-punk/gothic rock icons BAUHAUS are the subject of a massively comprehensive book, Bauhaus Undead: The Visual History And Legacy Of Bauhaus. Drummer Kevin Haskins conceived, wrote and compiled the...

  3. Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley faces down death, drinking and… neon punk?

    Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley faces down death, drinking and… neon punk?

    [Photo credit: Joshua Halling] When Alternative Press calls up Keith Buckley, he’s in the throes of a major annoyance: the dreaded summer cold. Turns out the Every Time I Die frontman has never...

  4. “It doesn’t get stuck in your head; it haunts you”—We preview MCR’s unreleased ‘Black Parade’ demos

    “It doesn’t get stuck in your head; it haunts you”—We preview MCR’s unreleased ‘Black Parade’ demos

    My Chemical Romance fans won’t have long to wait until the release of The Black Parade/Living With Ghosts, the hotly anticipated reissue of the band’s classic 2006 album. Slated for...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

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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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