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New trailer for 'The Hobbit'

The second trailer for the much-anticipated The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is now out. You can view the trailer below. The film, which hits theaters December 14, is the prequel to the famous Lord Of The Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. Peter Jackson, who directed all three of the Lord Of The Rings movies, will also direct […]

Deadmau5 and Kat Von D are dating

AP's editor-in-chief, Jason Pettigrew, sat down with Deadmau5 for the upcoming issue, but it looks like the outspoken musician kept a little something to himself. The electronic wunderkind was spotted yesterday in Los Angeles with his new main squeeze, Kat Von D, the tattoo artist who's famous for her television show LA Ink and for […]

'The People's Choice Awards 2013' will air January 9, 2013

For those looking to get their pop culture fix, the wait is over. Well… almost. CBS announced today that the People's Choice Awards 2013 will air live January 9 from the Nokia Theater L.A. at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a delayed airing on the west coast. The award show, which covers film, music and television, is the […]

Sex, Squats And Soundgarden: Green Day When They Were 20

(photo credit: Jonathan Weiner) Crawling up from the underground in the early ’90s, Nirvana and the entire grunge movement shoved their unusually soiled flannels in the mainstream’s face. Though Green Day were still bouncing around in crappy vans, loading their own gear and playing the DIY punk-club circuit, it was a palpably energized time for […]

20 Musicians With More Twitter Followers Than The Vice President

With the presidential election cycle in full swing, we thought it’d be fun to put together a quick list of musicians who carry more social weight online than our very own vice president, Joe Biden. Below you can find 20 twitter accounts from various musicians in our music scene who have more followers than Mr. […]

We Shot The Moon - Love And Fear

We Shot The Moon Love And Fear Piano-driven modern pop hasn’t been an anomaly since the Fray wrote the ridiculously catchy “Cable Car (Over My Head).” If a band are going to write this kind of music, they’ve got to be either extremely radio-friendly (the Fray, Owl City) or a little kooky (fun.). We Shot […]

Journalism Ethics 101: What not to do when you call a band a white power group

Yesterday, Lonnie Nasatir, Director of the Anti-Defamation League's Upper Midwest Region, wrote this opinion piece for CNN.com about white power music. The article was a response to Sunday’s shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple which many have labeled a hate crime. (The shooter Wade Page was in two white supremacist bands.) In the article, Nasatir […]

Anchor & Braille - The Quiet Life

Anchor & Braille The Quiet Life When Anchor & Braille—Anberlin frontman Stephen Christian’s side project—released their debut album, Felt, in 2009, those expecting a one-man version of Anberlin were disappointed. The album paired Christian’s subdued vocals with haunting lyrics and distinct instrumentation. The album was light years away from Anberlin’s guitar-driven rock, but it was […]

El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

El-P Cancer 4 Cure This review originally ran in AP 287. Like clockwork, El-P delivers new material every five years. From Company Flow’s Funcrusher Plus, to his solo debut, Fantastic Damage, and again with I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead, the Brooklyn rapper/producer has been reliable since 1997, setting a ridiculously high bar for himself. Cancer […]