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Tim Karan

Tim Karan
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Position: Former AP Web Editor, current AP freelancer

HQ: Cleveland, OH

Funny how far you can go relying only on devastating good looks, a love of angular post-hardcore and the ability to turn anything into a self-referential commentary with the use of parentheses (it’s as easy as that).

 During the past decade, I’ve gone from assistant managing a chain record store (now a Mexican restaurant) in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh to writing obituaries for my hometown newspaper to overseeing entertainment coverage for a free weekly in Upstate New York to being Associate Editor of AP to running Altpress.com.

 In four years with Alternative Press, I’ve been lucky enough to meet and/or interview most of my heroes (J. Robbins, Chris Cornell, “Dwight” from The Office), tour through nearly every corner of the country, walk one red carpet in Hollywood, pen three cover stories (AP 242: Anthony Green, AP 260: 30 Seconds To Mars, AP 263: Circa Survive) and somehow manage to slightly offend at least one Beastie Boy (that I know of).

 

TOP FIVE ALBUMS EVER

  1. Brand New – The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me
  2. Radiohead – Kid A
  3. Thrice – Vheissu
  4. Jawbox – For Your Own Special Sweetheart
  5. Deftones – White Pony

Recent Contributor Posts

  1. Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals

    Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals

  2. Dustin Kensrue - The Water & The Blood

    Dustin Kensrue - The Water & The Blood

  3. Moving Mountains - Moving Mountains

    Moving Mountains - Moving Mountains

  4. “It’s an attempt to grow”: Casey Crescenzo on composing his symphony

    “It’s an attempt to grow”: Casey Crescenzo on composing his symphony

    It isn’t all that shocking to hear that CASEY CRESCENZO is writing a symphony. Everything he’s done from The Receiving End Of Sirens through THE DEAR HUNTER evokes a certain amount...

  5. Soundgarden - King Animal

    Soundgarden - King Animal

  6. Right Away, Great Captain! - The Church Of The Good Thief

    Right Away, Great Captain! - The Church Of The Good Thief

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Recent Contributor Blogs

  1. Goodbyes Stink

    Goodbyes Stink

    All of a sudden, I know what it must feel like to be Josh Farro. And to a lesser extent: Zac Farro. (Nobody thinks it was his idea.) After five years at Alternative Press, three cover stories and...

  2. If You Ain’t First, You’re Last: What Thom Yorke and Beyonce unintentionally taught me

    If You Ain’t First, You’re Last: What Thom Yorke and Beyonce unintentionally taught me

    I thought I was being so clever. This story transpired during a much simpler time: Jonny Craig had yet to check into detox, Japan was in exactly the same spot as the day before and Sammi had just...

  3. I’m Not Here, This Isn’t Happening

    I’m Not Here, This Isn’t Happening

    I was a disgruntled record store employee/recent college graduate when Kid A came out. If you were like me and an emotionally disenfranchised teenager when “Creep” hit MTV in 1993,...

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