May 05,2017 | by Editorial Intern
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
- Pearl Jam - Ten
- Third Eye Blind - Blue
- Radiohead - OK Computer
- Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
- Bruce Springsteen - Anything except Nebraska
Recent Contributor Posts
April 28,2017 | by Editorial Intern
April 21,2017 | by Editorial Intern
[Photo credit: Willie Toledo (Matt Skiba), Dod Morrison (Dave Vanian)] Alkaline Trio founder/Blink-182 guitarist Matt Skiba has one sticker on his car, a logo of original groundbreaking British punk...
April 20,2017 | by Caitlyn Ralph
The third Saturday in April means one thing: The 10th annual Record Store Day, where vinyl junkies and discerning collectors (as well as the inevitable POS eBay “flippers”) converge upon...
April 07,2017 | by Editorial Intern
March 17,2017 | by Editorial Intern
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...
Recent Contributor Blogs
October 12,2010 | by Jason Pettigrew
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...
September 10,2010 | by Jason Pettigrew
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...
September 07,2010 | by
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...