100 BANDS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN 2009
No AP editors were killed during the creation of our ninth annual guide to the year’s best new noise. Granted, there were deeply hurt feelings, full-blown character assassinations, flesh wounds and a violent attack with a table leg (ask Tim Karan why he got moved over to altpress.com). We’re passionate about music, and we know you are, too. Now fire up your browser, because it’s time to feed your hard drive...
Colorado’s crunk-core ambassadors are clearly the smartest dudes in the room. Their imitators simply suck.
FAMILY FORCE 5
Everyone’s invited to the party these dirty Southerners are throwing. Bring your pink crocodile shoes, but please, don’t feed the drum machine.
These Arizona-based pop princes accomplished more in two years than most major-label acts did before getting signed. Check it out: It’s called a “work ethic.”
OP-ED: AMANDA PALMER
NEW RELEASES & IN THE STUDIO
Featuring advice and inside information from GYM CLASS HEROES, AS I LAY DYING, THE ACADEMY IS... and more.
ZERO BOUTIQUE, plus the latest rain gear.
Starring JASON SEGEL and MARTHA MacISAAC.
Instead of waiting until the end of the month, The AP Record Store is roaring into March with new albums from New Found Glory, Ace Enders And A Million Different People, Lamb Of God, Riverboat Gamblers, A Day To Remember, the Number Twelve Looks Like You, MC Lars, Superdrag, Neko Case, Bomb The Music Industry!, God Forbid, Asobi Seksu, August Burns Red and more.
10 ESSENTIAL 6/8 SHOWSTOPPERS