#264.1 – May 2010
IN THE RAG >>>
OLDER AND BOLDER: AP’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Check it out: AP survived well-funded competitors, nü metal, the internet and even ourselves to get to this, our 25th anniversary. We know you’re bummed we couldn’t get Kitchens Of Distinction, Pale Saints and the Verve to reconvene for the multiple covers of our birthday celebration, but sensing we were in a bind, 3OH!3, ESCAPE THE FATE and THE MAINE stepped up to help us celebrate.
ENVY ON THE COAST
Collateral damage be damned, the Long Island, New York, quartet had to reinvent themselves in no uncertain terms.
SING IT LOUD
Can a highly focused dude and his freewheeling, party-hearty songwriting partner find fame, fortune and eternal happiness at the helm of a Midwestern pop band?
THE ORAL HISTORY OF ALTERNATIVE PRESS, PT. 1
Ever wondered about what kind of aggravation we had to go through to stick around for a quarter of a century? Think of this compacted history of AP’s first 10 years as a combination of documentary, cautionary tale and the answers to a particularly long-ass FAQ.
FORWARD INTO THE PAST! HISTORIC AP COVERS REVISITED
AP’s elite cadre of photographers drag some of the scene’s notable characters-including, but not limited to members of UNDEROATH, ALL TIME LOW, PARAMORE and BRING ME THE HORIZON-into the past to pay homage to some of the covers from AP’s last two-and-a-half decades.
OP-ED: AP Founder and President Mike Shea
NEW RELEASES & IN THE STUDIO
Featuring advice and inside information from THRICE, WORN IN RED, WE THE KINGS and more.
FOXY SHAZAM, THE WONDER YEARS, TITUS ANDRONICUS and more.
THE AP Record Store is fully stocked for our 25th anniversary shenanigans, with new releases from THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, GOOD OLD WAR, TRAVIE McCOY, HOT HOT HEAT, PIERCE THE VEIL, THE YOUNG VEINS, DANZIG, EYES SET TO KILL, THIS IS HELL, AMERICAN HI-FI, DAVID CROSS, WHITECHAPEL, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS and more.
OUR BACK PAGES: 25 Years Through The Lens Of AP
Featuring SMASHING PUMPKINS (AP 61, AUGUST 1993)