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#219.1 – February 2010



COVER STORY: UNDEROATH

From high chart positions to personal lows, the members of Underoath had been trying to navigate the emotional spectrum before suddenly dropping off this year's Warped Tour. Tristan Staddon cuts through the rumors to find the band in a state of flux.

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TO THEM THESE STREETS BELONG: WARPED IN NEW ORLEANS
This summer, a contingent of band members, crew teams and administrative people from this year's Warped Tour traveled to New Orleans to do relief work. One of the volunteers, Rise Against's Tim McIlrath, kept a journal of his experience for AP.

MADE FOR TV: AP'S ANNUAL FALL TV PREVIEW
Whether you're a casual viewer or a full-on couch potato, we bet you're stoked about at least one new-or returning-show this upcoming TV season. In case you can't decide what to watch, allow us to introduce you to some of the fresh and familiar faces that'll be invading your living rooms this fall.

IDOL WORSHIP
Hawthorne Heights' Matt Ridenour bonds with former Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli over the more mind-numbing aspects of Southern Ohio.

IT'S ALL YOUR FALL: AP PREVIEWS THE REST OF THE YEAR
Loaded with the info on the best music, tours, movies and games, our annual Fall preview is the checklist for the rest of your year.

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NEW FOUND GLORY
Team NFG made the best record of their career, and all it took was a guy who produced both Bruce Springsteen and Ozzy Osbourne-and a freezing cold warehouse.

THE MATCHES
Nine cooks in the Matches' kitchen didn't spoil their tasty sophomore disc one bit.

SUGARCULT
When the drugs and booze are gone, and the last groupie standing has turned out the lights, things can get pretty empty. Would the members of Sugarcult kill for a quiet life?

MEWITHOUTYOU
With equal parts faith in God and themselves, these brave Philadelphians are finding answers to questions they haven't yet asked.

MASTODON
No element-or elephant man-is safe from the bludgeoning prog metal of these burly mountain men.

FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES
The members of FBTMOF don't listen to one kind of music exclusively, and they're hoping you don't, either.

STRIKE ANYWHERE
While most politi-punk bands find enlightenment in books, Strike singer Thomas Barnett carries his convictions with him 24/7-in his genes.

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INCOMING: LOVE LETTERS, HATE MAIL & SOUND ADVICE

OPINION
Make Believe's Tim Kinsella has an unorthodox message for all bands in Op-Ed; and we ask everyone from Sparta to Over It (and you, of course) what gives you the right to riot in the AP Poll.

NEW RELEASES/IN THE STUDIO
We preview new discs from Plain White T's, Lucero and more; and In The Studio peeks in on Fall Out Boy to see what they're working on.

WIRETAPPING
Our AP: DIY section is an exclusive guide for budding musicians, complete with even more exclusive pointers from rockers who've been around the block. This month, we get up close and personal with members of Circa Survive, Amber Pacific, Paramore, Transition, Murder By Death, the AllAmerican Rejects and As I Lay Dying, as well as the techs, personal trainers and other experts who keep 'em in shape-musically and otherwise. Elsewhere, we give the monthly Lowdown on the Oolahs, Kill Hannah, the Sleeping and others; Chalkboard Confessional talks inspiration with Dresden Dolls vocalist/keyboardist Amanda Palmer; learn about 25 years of Touch And Go Records in Label Profile; and Fuse VJ Steven pulls back the curtain on Warped Tour in his AP-exclusive Untitled Rock Column.

SCREENING
Dax Shepard isn't afraid to reveal his Idiocracy; Efren Ramirez cranks it up a notch in Crank; plus, Robin Tunney gets all Hollywoodland on our asses; and Now Showing checks out what's new in theaters and DVD players this month.

REVIEWS
The staff at the AP RECORD STORE have just finished watching Empire Records for the 111th time and are ready to dish on the latest discs from NORMA JEAN, MASTODON, OVER IT, WOLF EYES, SAOSIN, THE MARS VOLTA and lots more; INSTORE SESSION hosts BEN KWELLER, HEAVENS and THE FALCON; the grumpy night manager faces off against THE WHO, while the enthusiastic part-timer worships STIFF LITTLE FINGERS. Check out who got served when it came time to lay claim to the Emily Haines record in LISTENING STATION.

10 ESSENTIAL PUNK ALBUMS WITH GREAT LYRICS
Just because most old punks sang with marbles in their mouths doesn't mean they didn't have something to say. Here's 10 examples of bands with brains-and brawn.

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