MXPX The Starting Line
#183.1 – March 2010
A.P. Publisher Mike Shea learns how adventures with Christ, cola and the cred police helped make Bremerton, Washington’s finest punks even stronger.
THE STARTING LINE
What do mud pits, internet stalking, knife threats and exhaustion have to do with this nice bunch of suburban Philadelphia boys? Cara Lynn Shultz fires the starter’s pistol.
A STATIC LULLABY
Chino, California’s premier hardcore delegation enjoy Hot Topic and major labels and significantly rock harder than 90 percent of America’s scene police.
SAVES THE DAY
For the creation of their new disc, STD have weathered shifts in their ranks, their label, their music and in some cases, personal health. Leslie Simon charts the changes. 96 S.T.U.N. L.A.’s newest art-punk contenders remind you that it’s not “cutting edge” if nobody bleeds.
PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES
Could it be that the level of great music from Seattle is equal to the number of people in bands with children and jobs in the service sector? Hey, it can happen…
These SoCal punks prove that 80,000 downloaders and the Foo Fighters’ producer can’t be wrong.
THE FALL, GUYS: A.P.’S GUIDE TO THE SEASON’S BEST STUFF
Who cares if the weather’s dropped a few degrees, school’s back in session and there’s a new Limp Bizkit disc on the horizon? We’ve busted our butts to find the best fall discs, tours, games, movies and DVDs that will make you live for today, and not reminisce about summer.
We preview the latest from the Dismemberment Plan, the Gossip, the Lawrence Arms, Matmos, Morbid Angel and the Rapture; go In The Studio with Against Me!, the Blood Brothers and the Von Bondies; and list over 100 discs set to drop this fall.
The A.P. Poll asks whether you can really recover from addiction; From Autumn To Ashes decide major-label waters aren’t so warm after all; The Sounds turn to the left in Disclothesure the Vans Warped Tour creates a Punk Rock Holocaust; Green Day’s early classics get the reissue treatment; Taking Back Sunday come back swingin’; Superjoint Ritual give us a contact high; and we learn why England’s Screaming. All that plus pro skaters, couch potaters and old-school innovators.
Shia LaBeouf moves beyond the wonderful world of Disney; Jordan Ladd looks great wearing flesh-eating bacteria in Cabin Fever; meanwhile, Now Showing checks out the hottest flicks invading theaters and DVD players.
The Bled learn; Spitalfield turn; and Cauterize burn. Plus, nine more bands you need to know in the Lowdown.
Step into the A.P. Record Store for the scoop on new releases from Rancid, Saves The Day, Andrew W.K., My Morning Jacket, Arch Enemy, Spiritualized and more; check out In-Store Sessions with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Killing Joke and Sick Of It All; plus Reissues, and the sounds that get our editors through crunch time in Listening Station.
10 ESSENTIAL FOR $10
We visited our local used-CD store with a $10 allowance and walked out not only $1 under budget, but 10 albums richer as well. So, why are we giving it all away this month?