All Time Low Street Dogs Leathermouth Family Force 5 We The Kings Matt And Kim

#247 – February 2010

ALL TIME LOW

All Time Low are pop-punk boogers: The AP readership picked them for band of the year, and we flicked ’em on this month’s cover. Annie Zaleski caught up with the boys during their victory lap of America to learn what’s next. 



SPECIALS

HOMETOWN HEROES

Wanna know who’s gonna be the “next big thing” taking up space in your hard drive? Well, so do we. That’s why we asked our readers to send us suggestions for the best unsigned bands out there logging van miles and friend requests. 



HOT N COLD: 2008 READERS POLL 

You have spoken, and we have listened: Our 2008 Readers Poll lays out who ruled, sucked and/or rocked your worlds in some fashion or another. If the results stain your psychic big-girl blouse, don’t blame us. Of course, feel free to gripe about the editors’ choices in LIST OFF. Go ahead, we can take it…





SECTIONS 



INCOMING

WIRETAPPING

OP-ED: THE ROCKET SUMMER’s BRYCE AVARY 

AP POLL

NEW RELEASES & IN THE STUDIO

AP:DIY 


Featuring advice and inside information from FAMILY FORCE 5, WE THE KINGSMISERY SIGNALS and more. 



AP RECOMMENDS

KAY KAY AND HIS WEATHERED UNDERGROUNDFORGIVE DURDENO PIONEERS!!! plus four more. 



AP STYLE 

BLOOD IS THE NEW BLACK, plus perfect (anti)Valentine’s swag. 



SCREENING 

Starring MAGGIE GRACE and ODETTE YUSTMAN



REVIEWS 

Cash in those leftover gift certificates at The AP Record Store and pick up new albums from Franz Ferdinand, Leathermouth, Matt And Kim, the Appleseed Cast, Kid Sister, Ben Nichols, Japanther, Lords, Franz Nicolay, Andrew Bird, the Stiletto Formal, Atmosphere, Paramore, Look Mexico and more. 



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