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Jason Pettigrew

Position: Editor-In-Chief, "old media"

HQ: Cleveland, OH

Pettigrew was a surly Pennsylvania record store employee a la High Fidelity  for many years before discovering AP at a show in Cleveland back when fax machines were de rigeur. He has worked full-time for AP nearly two decades, and has amassed a whole bunch of memories that would mean absolutely nothing to most people, yourself included—but they're his, so leave him alone. He remains cooler than your parents, aunts and uncles, because unlike them, he can wax rhapsodic about everything from My Chemical Romance to the Dillinger Escape Plan to Rene Hell to Pulled Apart By Horses. He has no tattoos or piercings and prides himself on not having substance abuse issues, social diseases or restraining orders taken against him—all things anybody in this line of work have been saddled with at least one moment in time.

TOP FIVE TOTALLY, HELLISHLY OVERRATED ALBUMS EVER

  1. Pearl Jam - Ten
  2. Third Eye Blind - Blue
  3. Radiohead - OK Computer
  4. Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
  5. Bruce Springsteen - Anything except Nebraska

Recent Contributor Posts

  1. Andy Biersack says Warped Tour ending “is like losing a friend”

    [Photo by: BVTV Music/YouTube]Right now, Andy Biersack, Black Veil Brides frontman and pop alter ego Andy Black is having a blast. BVB are currently out on tour behind their fifth album, the...

  2. Introducing the old-school US/UK punk axis of Professor And The Madman

    Introducing the old-school US/UK punk axis of Professor And The Madman

    Introducing the old-school US/UK punk axis of Professor And The Madman“I think the independent spirit of punk is all throughout this record. The thing I always loved about punk was the idea of...

  3. Silverstein’s new video will give you “Whiplash”

    Silverstein’s new video will give you “Whiplash”

    Silverstein premiered the video for "Whiplash," the latest single from their ninth album, Dead Reflection. Filmed in locales in California and Canada, the narrative of "Whiplash" is a continuation...

  4. Black Veil Brides want to write songs that turn people away from darkness

    Black Veil Brides want to write songs that turn people away from darkness

    [Photo by Jonathan Weiner]After previewing the making of it a year ago in our special issue AP 343 (Feb. 2017), Black Veil Brides’ much-anticipated album VALE is released today. Similar to the...

  5. Turnstile issue new track, “Moon,” announce new album pre-order

    Turnstile issue new track, “Moon,” announce new album pre-order

    [Photo by: Turnstile/YouTube]Maryland-based hardcore outfit Turnstile have issued “Moon,” the third track from their soon-to-be released album for Roadrunner, Time & Space....

  6. Alkaline Trio hint at forthcoming new music with release of epic vinyl box set

    Alkaline Trio hint at forthcoming new music with release of epic vinyl box set

    Acclaimed punks Alkaline Trio turn 21 this year and are celebrating by releasing a vinyl box set of their 2014 live recording Past Live, as well as hinting at new music. Says bassist/vocalist Dan...

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Recent Contributor Blogs

  1. See you next fall. And the one after that. And the next one. And…

    See you next fall. And the one after that. And the next one. And…

    Apologies for not getting back to you. Things are just crazy here, what with getting the new issue done, preparing for the AP Fall Tour, editing 157,000 words off the last installment of the AP oral...

  2. The Meme of “Extreme”

    The Meme of “Extreme”

    When discussions ensue about alleged extremity in the current scene of Loud Music Played With Guitars (that phrase sums up everything nicely, doesn’t it?), the same buzzwords and phrases...

  3. Sharing Is Blaring

    Sharing Is Blaring

     When I was a child, there used to be this television commercial that I’d constantly get bombarded with. I think it was one of those feel-good Latter-Day Saints PSA’s that...

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