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Here’s 20 iconic guitar riffs from the 2000s you’ll recognize immediately
Here’s 20 iconic guitar riffs from the 2000s you’ll recognize immediately
What's that old saying? "What goes around comes around?" All we're saying is that plenty of new things grow out of old soil. We saw how the '90s grunge scene killed the hair-farming aspects of '80s metal. So it was inevitable that the next gen of rockers would marry sick riffs with expanded guitar shredding...
Documentary featuring tons of scene favorites is Kickstarter’s Project Of The Day
Documentary featuring tons of scene favorites is Kickstarter’s Project Of The Day
Bleeding Audio, a documentary about the Matches that provides a look at the music industry’s shift to online distribution, has officially started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to finish the project. The documentary features interviews from the likes of Kevin Lyman, Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T's, Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack and more. Check ou ...
10 horrible Halloween costumes inspired by our favorite bands
10 horrible Halloween costumes inspired by our favorite bands
Halloween is soon, and if you don’t already have a costume (or you need something super easy to put together), fear not. We’ve got your back with these 10 suggestions based on some of our favorite musicians in the scene. All of these costumes require minimal effort, and all of them will win you at least one eye roll or groan. Read more... Read More ...
There’s going to be a documentary about the Matches, and it looks awesome
There’s going to be a documentary about the Matches, and it looks awesome
Some brilliant souls have decided to make a documentary about the Matches, and it looks like it's gonna be amazing. The movie is called Bleeding Audio, and it's all about the Matches, their career and break up, and about how they’ve been able to navigate the digital age of music with their reunion. Chelsea Christer ...
Exclusive: After a decade, the Matches finish, release “Little Maggots” video
Exclusive: After a decade, the Matches finish, release “Little Maggots” video
After a decade of lying unfinished in the Matches’ archives, the video for “Little Maggots” premieres today, exclusively with Alternative Press. It all started a little over 10 years ago when the Matches frontman Shawn Harris was having a moment with some crows in a Warped Tour parking lot. That was the imp ...
The Matches take a look back on the scene in “Life Of A Match” video (exclusive)
The Matches take a look back on the scene in “Life Of A Match” video (exclusive)
The Matches are teaming up with AltPress for a premiere of their retrospective lyric video for “Life Of A Match.” The clip takes snippets from classic scene videos and molds them together for the ultimate nostalgia rush. “We hope you enjoy this video, share it with your friends, pull out old albums by all your favorite bands, support them when they come to your town and support the bands they have
“Honestly, we had no idea people would give a sh*t”—The Matches’ Shawn Harris on their reunion
“Honestly, we had no idea people would give a sh*t”—The Matches’ Shawn Harris on their reunion
Like any good reunion, it all started with an innocent Instagram post. When AP editors noticed Bay Area pop-punks THE MATCHES were becoming active on social media after a prolonged period of dormancy following their 2009 breakup, we hit up frontman SHAWN HARRIS to see what was going on ...
Exclusive: the Matches announce ‘E. Von Dahl Killed The Locals’ 10-year anniversary show
Exclusive: the Matches announce ‘E. Von Dahl Killed The Locals’ 10-year anniversary show
The Matches have teamed up with AP to announce their reunion show at Slim’s in San Francisco, California on Saturday, November 8. The band’s original lineup—Justin SanSouci, Jon Devoto, Matt Whalen, and Shawn Harris—are reuniting for this one-time-only show to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their debut album, E. Von Dahl Killed The Locals, ...
Premiere: Maniac, “Pride Of Lions”
Premiere: Maniac, “Pride Of Lions”
Check out the premiere of Maniac's "Pride Of Lions."  The song is found on the band's Sons Of Summer 2 EP. Maniac tour dates: Mar-24       Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA Mar-25       North Star Bar - Philadelphia, PA Mar-26       The Met Cafe - Pawtucket, RI Mar-27       The Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY Mar-29       Higher Ground - Burlington, VT Mar-30       Valentine's -
Maniac – Mania
Maniac – Mania
Maniac Mania One part Wham!, one part Prince and a whole lot of pop-tastic inhibition are the main ingredients in Mania, the full-length debut from Maniac, the brainchild of former Matches frontman Shawn Harris and Something With Numbers vocalist/guitarist Jake Grigg ...