FALL OUT BOY
Chicago’s finest may be cleaning up on tour, at the bank and in the hearts of many, but they’ve got to tidy up their headspace first.
SPECIAL - MADE FOR TV: AP‘S FALL TV ROUND-UP
Want a reality check that doesn’t involve one-time D-List celebs and no-name common folk mugging for the camera? Then tune into the stars lighting up this fall’s television season. Better start setting your TiVo now...
Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath laughs with and learns from underground-rock avatar Steve Albini about fans, freaks and fools in the music industry.
From First To Last, Eighteen Visions, Hidden In Plain View and the Damned are waiting to be hung on your wall, locker or cubicle. Or you could just rest a cold drink on these pages. Hey, it’s your mag; you paid for it, so....
QUITE A FALL FROM HERE: OUR FALL PREVIEW SPECIAL
Because everyone should have at least one thing to look forward to before school temporarily breaks and the holiday shopping season begins, AP presents everything you need (besides a fistful of rocks to throw at Nickelback) to have a killer autumn: From My Chemical Romance’s American tour campaign to Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland; King Kong’s monkey love to H.I.M.’s love metal, all these things are on tap for fall, children.
Tom Gabel & Co. have recorded the finest album of their career. Do you want to hear it, or do you prefer the sound of your own voice talking about “the good ol’ days?”
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES
They’ve survived everything from creative blocks to fallen friends. Who will save FATA from themselves?
EVERY TIME I DIE
ETID are coming to your house to bring the rock. You want them to slam it down on top of that big pile of unopened metalcore discs you have over there?
Chicago’s finest smart-pop outfit continue to be cute and crazed on their new album-kind of like a Muppet with a meat cleaver lodged in its head.
Stephen Pedersen put his law career on hold to follow his muse. How much confidence have you had lately?
COHEED AND CAMBRIA
Is sci-fi metal seemingly teleported from 1976 the new punk? Thanks to C&C, you won’t have to dress like a Star Wars extra to find out.
Love Letters, Hate Mail & Sound Advice.
The AP Poll orders up a round of Drafts with Over It, Days Away and you; Big D And The Kids Table singer David McWane takes a brain-dump in AP Op-Ed.
NEW RELEASES/IN THE STUDIO
We preview upcoming discs from Cave In, the Juliana Theory and more; and In The Studio reveals what Saves The Day, Lagwagon and the Briefs are working on.
The Briefing gets to the bottom of things; Suburban Home Records gets saved-and profiled; Soundgirl is your one-stop shop for threads so sweet, you’ll need to brush your teeth after wearing them; AP gets the Lowdown on the Like, Paramore, Lords and eight other up-and-coming bands to watch; MLB does Warped, and we get front-row seats; A Life Once Lost, A Wilhelm Scream, Circa Survive and Smoke Or Fire let us browse their gig bags; and Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba gets a Cold Call.
Now Showing imagines it’s weightless in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by little tiny cinematic seahorses in theaters and DVD players this season.
Love it or hate it, The AP Record Store is the only place to get point-blank opinions on new discs from Against Me!, A Wilhelm Scream, Minus The Bear, Bane, Broken Spindles, Criteria, Paramore, Nada Surf, the New Pornographers and more; exclusive In-Store Sessions with Silverstein and My Morning Jacket; classic-rock lessons about acts fronted by a girl (X-Ray Spex) and a dude who just looks like one (T. Rex); and the sounds our staff is arguing over for stereo time in Listening Station.
10 ESSENTIAL SKATE-METAL ANALOGIES
What does death metal have in common with skateboarding? Besides this column, not much.