IN THE RAG >>>
THE STATE OF THE SCENE
What do the music industry and the contemporary punk scene have in common? Theyâ€™re both in a constant state of flux. This monthâ€™s cover story addresses the state of things, from the myths bands buy into to the realities of DIY to what the future is going to sound like. We spoke with up-and-coming acts as MIKE POSNER, STEREO SKYLINE and YOU, ME AND EVERYONE WE KNOW to learn how theyâ€™re operating into the music businessâ€™ ever-changing world; checked in with some bands who are making their own rules, such as THE RED JUMPUIT APPARATUS, OK GO and ACE ENDERS; went forward cautiously and backward fondly with members of SAY ANYTHING, MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK and SAVES THE DAY; and checked in with both industry pundits and fans along the way.
Equally adored and hated, the Ohio metal contingent might be the accidental progenitors of â€œpolarity rock.â€
THE SECRET HANDSHAKE
Luis Dubuc traded his laptop for a stack of â€™60s soul records. Was it a good deal?
THE ORAL HISTORY OF AP PART TWO
Now with approximately 47 percent more despair, attitude problems and burnout, the second installment of APâ€™s sordid past takes us through the end of alt-rock as we know it to the multi-headed hydra of nÃ¼ metal, ending up around the first week of September 2001. And you thought Matt Skibaâ€™s new solo record was depressingâ€¦
REAL GUITAR HEROES
Six strings, no waiting: Itâ€™s an AP photo special dedicated to some of the sceneâ€™s best axe-wielders. Tear your faves out, glue â€™em to the inside of your guitar case and see if the greatness rubs off.
OP-ED: REV. PEYTONâ€™S BIG DAMN BAND
NEW RELEASES & IN THE STUDIO
Featuring advice and inside information from MATES OF STATE, LAND OF TALK, FOUR YEAR STRONG and more.
COLOUR REVOLT, FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, MISS MAY I and more.
Youâ€™re not truly settled into your dorm room until you pay a visit to THE AP Record Store and stock up on new releases from ANBERLIN, BAD RELIGION, INTERPOL, JIMMY EAT WORLD, TORCHE, VALIENT THORR, SUPERCHUNK, FUCKED UP, of montreal, terror, helmet, serj tankian, les savy fav and more.
OUR BACK PAGES: 25 Years Through The Lens Of AP
Featuring FALL OUT BOY (AP 207, OCTOBER 2005)
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