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Tour Diary #2: Timeshares

Downstate, NY-based Timeshares are sending AP updates from their east coast tour that's brought them to Stay Sweet Fest and back. Guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Hernandez's second entry is below. 4/10-4/12, West...

Under The Covers: Four Year Strong vs. Romance On A Rocketship

You think it’s hard to write an original song? Try finding a cover song that hasn’t been done before—it’s harder than you think. That’s why we bring you Under The...

Premiere: Dowsing, “Gengar! Gengar! Gengar!”

Check out this premiere of Dowsing's "Gengar! Gengar! Gengar!" The band's new album It's Still Pretty Terrible will be released in June on Count Your Lucky Stars...

Op-ed: Tim McIlrath (Rise Against) on rock’s role in homophobia

This op-ed originally ran in AP 282. AP 286, with McIlrath on the cover, can be purchased here. OP-ED, SPEAK OUT 282 One of the most powerful, moving songs on...

Premiere: Joie De Vivre, “I Was Sixteen Ten Years Ago”

Check out this premiere of Joie De Vivre's "I Was Sixteen Ten Years Ago." The band's new album We're All Better Than This will be released in June on Count...

Premiere: Burning Love, “Hateful Comforts”

Check out this premiere of Burning Love's "Hateful Comforts." It's from the band's upcoming full-length Rotten Thing To Say, out June 19 via Southern Lord. The lyrics can...

Premiere: For All Those Sleeping, “Mark My Words”

Check out this premiere of "Mark My Words" from For All Those Sleeping. It's the first single from their new album Outspoken, out later this year via Fearless...

Premiere: Skip The Foreplay, ‘Nightlife’

Check out this stream of Nightlife, the upcoming album from Skip The Foreplay. It's due out May 1 via Epitaph.

Premiere: Restorations, “A”

(Photo: Lucas Hardison) Check out this premiere of Restorations' "A." It's one of two new tracks that make up the band's upcoming A/B 7-inch, due out in June...

Track By Track: Rocky Loves Emily, “Secrets Don’t Make Friends”

Rocky Loves Emily vocalist Brandon James Ellis takes us through the band's new album for Tooth & Nail Records, Secrets Don't Make Friends. "I Don't Like You" I don't...