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#175 – March 2010

THE DISTILLERS

If no one’s even going to attempt to change the world, the Distillers’ Brody Armstrong might as well step up to the plate and give it a try. Tom Lanham braves a horde of suburban pinkies to get personal, political and pervasive with punk’s next torchbearers. 



FOO FIGHTERS

A.P. sent photographer Chapman Baehler to get in the faces, dressing rooms and lavatories of the Foo Fighters as they traipsed across America bringing joy, merriment and the Rock to audiences. But fear not, dear reader, for there’s not a stacked actor to be found. MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE Misunderstood by many, ripped-off by Missy and smarmier than Ministry, these fearless kings and queens of electro-snark-punk know that it takes a nation of geeks to plan the attack. HOT WATER MUSIC Gainesville, Florida’s finest were ready to close their guitar cases for good, but the combined power of friendship and great music set their asses straight. Jonah Bayer learns how HWM have lasted nearly a decade to throw Caution to the scene. 



DISCLOTHESURE SPECIAL: GOOD CHARLOTTE GOT IT MADE

This month, A.P. visits the inner workings of Made, the clothing line overseen by Benji and Joel Madden. We also let GC’s Billy take us to the next level; Level 27, that is. 



SPECIAL! THE 2002 A.P. READERS POLL

We gave A.P. readers the keys to the hype machine for an issue, and the collective roar was good (Charlotte) for punk fans, bad for Christina and Avril, and dead in the water for anything within 30 miles of Fred Durst. Remember: If you didn’t vote, you can’t complain.

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INCOMING LETTERS 



NEW RELEASES

We preview upcoming CDs from Joan Of Arc, Further Seems Forever, Grade 8, Richard Ashcroft, Cat Power and the Movielife; sneak into the studio with Blink-182, Brand New and Darkest Hour; and list over 100 new CDs you’ll want to spring for this winter. 



WIRETAPPING

Jawbreaker reissue their ’95 major-label breakout, indie style; director Darren Doane creates a new kind of hardcore video star; Zwan still won’t talk to writers, but we preview their album anyway; Café Tacuba are the Latin Radiohead; Black Flag reunite-sort of; highbrow rapper Sole gets literary on us; and BMX god Rick Thorne tries to be in more places at once than Tony Hawk. All that plus games, gossip and the usual BS posing as news. 



SCREENINGS

Recent X-Men recruit Aaron Stanford proves he’s the little Tadpole who could; plus reviews and previews of 10 new movies and DVDs. LOW PROFILES Interpol aren’t a group of ’80s post-punk revivalists; they just play one in the media. Meanwhile, Raveonettes will rock you, and Damone will power-pop your ch-ch-cherry bomb. Plus, we prove punk, metal and bedroom electronics can co-exist in the Lowdown. 



REVIEWS

We review new CDs from Reggie And The Full Effect, Loose Fur, Ted Leo’s Pharmacists, River City Rebels, The Sea And Cake, Dashboard Confessional, H20 and more; Self-Analysis probes the brains of Swedish fashion-punks (International) Noise Conspiracy and Neurosis frontman Steve Von Till; plus, our pals Anti-Flag review politically charged CDs in the inaugural edition of Guest List. 



10 ESSENTIAL NC-17 ALBUM COVERS

Take off your pants and jacket and prepare to stay a while, as we stick it to the men’s mags with 10 of the steamiest cover shots girls and guys have ever drooled over.