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Jason Pettigrew

Position: Editor-In-Chief, "old media"

HQ: Cleveland, OH

Pettigrew was a surly Pennsylvania record store employee a la High Fidelity  for many years before discovering AP at a show in Cleveland back when fax machines were de rigeur. He has worked full-time for AP nearly two decades, and has amassed a whole bunch of memories that would mean absolutely nothing to most people, yourself included—but they're his, so leave him alone. He remains cooler than your parents, aunts and uncles, because unlike them, he can wax rhapsodic about everything from My Chemical Romance to the Dillinger Escape Plan to Rene Hell to Pulled Apart By Horses. He has no tattoos or piercings and prides himself on not having substance abuse issues, social diseases or restraining orders taken against him—all things anybody in this line of work have been saddled with at least one moment in time.

TOP FIVE TOTALLY, HELLISHLY OVERRATED ALBUMS EVER

  1. Pearl Jam - Ten
  2. Third Eye Blind - Blue
  3. Radiohead - OK Computer
  4. Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
  5. Bruce Springsteen - Anything except Nebraska

Recent Contributor Posts

  1. Underoath return with urgent comeback single, “On My Teeth”

    Underoath return with urgent comeback single, “On My Teeth”

    [Photo by: Nick Fancher] In the past few years, fans of metalcore masters Underoath have had a lot to rejoice over. 2016 was an amazing year for the band, reconvening for their Rebirth tour,...

  2. Sleep On It bassist talks medical troubles to instill fighting ethic in others

    Sleep On It bassist talks medical troubles to instill fighting ethic in others

    [Photo credit: Alex Smith/Anam Merchant]If you’ve ever seen Chicago-based pop-punk outfit Sleep On It play live, you’ll see bassist AJ Khah happily holding down the low end, bringing the...

  3. American Nightmare’s love letter to hardcore

    American Nightmare’s love letter to hardcore

    Hardcore aficionados rejoiced when word was received that Boston hardcore unit American Nightmare would put new music back into the world. There was much rejoicing to be had: AN—frontman Wes...

  4. Ash Costello asks the internet: “Who uses an anonymous account to do good?”

    Ash Costello asks the internet: “Who uses an anonymous account to do good?”

    On the fifth episode of Backstage Pass, Mike Shea (along with his bulldog familiar Paulo) welcome Ash Costello to the podcast. When not taken by Paulo’s snoring, the frontwoman from New Years...

  5. Billy Johnson former Reggie And The Full Effect drummer dies

    Billy Johnson former Reggie And The Full Effect drummer dies

    Billy Johnson, former drummer for Reggie And The Full Effect, died Tuesday night (Feb. 13). The cause of death is currently unknown. In addition to playing with Reggie for 10 years, Johnson was a...

  6. Check out the Faim, Wentz and Feldy’s new favorite band

    Check out the Faim, Wentz and Feldy’s new favorite band

    [Photo by: Max Fairclough]What’s that? You say your favorite movie is Black Swan, and you’re waiting for the postman to deliver yet another colored-vinyl variant of M A N I A? Well,...

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Recent Contributor Blogs

  1. See you next fall. And the one after that. And the next one. And…

    See you next fall. And the one after that. And the next one. And…

    Apologies for not getting back to you. Things are just crazy here, what with getting the new issue done, preparing for the AP Fall Tour, editing 157,000 words off the last installment of the AP oral...

  2. The Meme of “Extreme”

    The Meme of “Extreme”

    When discussions ensue about alleged extremity in the current scene of Loud Music Played With Guitars (that phrase sums up everything nicely, doesn’t it?), the same buzzwords and phrases...

  3. Sharing Is Blaring

    Sharing Is Blaring

     When I was a child, there used to be this television commercial that I’d constantly get bombarded with. I think it was one of those feel-good Latter-Day Saints PSA’s that...

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