The Academy Is… Mayday Parade The Secret Handshake Set Your Goals The Swellers You Me At Six Converge
#256.1 – February 2010
Stepping out at THE AP FALL BALL
Forget about the economy, political fear-mongers and the G20 Summit: We’ve got a sweet, sweet tour happening! This month’s issue is dedicated to the moshers and shakers of our “fall formal.” Get your tickets now or end up lying about why you weren’t there to whatever friends you manage to keep…
THE ACADEMY IS…
Really, it’s not like TAI were ignoring us for most of the year. Between familial obligations, physical therapy and pondering their future, they weren’t answering many phone calls or emails…
The ambitious Florida pop contingent no longer have to worry about selling their discs out of their van, but it doesn’t mean they’ll be kicking back and chillaxing anytime soon.
SET YOUR GOALS
Be careful: SYG have perfected their pop hooks and mosh mechanics. We don’t want you blowing out a knee in the pit while they’re playing.
THE SECRET HANDSHAKE
Luis Dubuc learned early on that there are only two kinds of music: good and bad. He hopes you understand that, as well.
YOU ME AT SIX
These British pop punks are coming for the scene. It’s outsourcing we can get behind.
After years of tenuous travails, Max Bemis has found love, spirituality and a renewed sense of purpose. No, we’re not kidding. Explain it to ’em, Max…
THAT’S A RIOT: AP’s (Amazingly Hilarious) Annual Comedy Special
Get your giggle on with this year’s installment of seriously funny people, featuring PATTON OSWALT, ALIA SHAWKAT, JOEL McHALE and more.
OP-ED: Mark Sanchez of Make Beats Not Beat Downs
NEW RELEASES & IN THE STUDIO
Featuring advice and inside information from FOUR YEAR STRONG, STRUNG OUT, PLAIN WHITE T’S and more.
THE SWELLERS, OWL CITY, DEAR LANDLORD and more.
It’s almost Halloween, which means THE AP RECORD STORE is getting ready to bob for some musical apples from CONVERGE, THE FALL OF TROY, STRIKE ANYWHERE, BARONESS, LUCERO, HORSE THE BAND, MAYDAY PARADE, SAY ANYTHING, THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, RUSSIAN CIRCLES, FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS, THE BLACK HEART PROCESSION, NOTHINGTON and more.
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