#298 – March 2013
Not only did we get the lowdown on the making of Paramore’s best record yet, our first-ever Cool Issue details the sweet things in culture, style, tech and sports. Plus interviews and stories with the Summer Set, Senses Fail, Cartel and so much more…
The loss of two founding members didn’t set Paramore down a spiral of uncertainty: It ramped up their incessant desire to reinvent themselves. Either get in their car or stand by the side of the road, out of their way.
THE COOL SPECIAL
Let other magazines worry about what’s “hot.” Our contributors have developed the cure to cultural global warming, with picks regarding this year’s music, style, entertainment, technology and sports trends. Forget the A/C and your sunblock SPF 50—it’s positively cool in here…
The dread of lawsuits, resigning members, or creative stasis will never stop Buddy Nielsen & Co. from their appointed rocking.
The Atlanta outfit decided to ditch the major and indie labels and worry about their own.
A ROCKET TO THE MOON
Are the Boston-based popsters trading Warped Tour for the Grand Ole Opry?
THE SUMMER SET
The Arizona pop delegation felt some growing pains: growing bored, growing crazy and most importantly, growing up.
OP-ED: GUSTAV WOOD of YOUNG GUNS
THE AP POLL: Do a band’s religious views influence what you think of them?
Tips, tricks and advice from members of THE ALMOST, HOT WATER MUSIC and more.
THE AP CATALOG
Welcome the warm weather with some new tees and kicks.
KOJI, THE COLOR MORALE, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING and more.
The AP Record Store is primed for the Record Store Day rush (April 20, folks) with new releases from FRANK TURNER, TRANSIT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ALKALINE TRIO, TERROR, THE DEAR HUNTER, !!!, THE FLAMING LIPS, COLD WAR KIDS, HIM, FACE TO FACE, LAURA STEVENSON, SHARKS, THE THERMALS and more.
10 ESSENTIAL CLOSING TRACKS
Most albums peter out before the final song. These 10 absolutely do not.