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This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I came across Shore Acres Drive, a one man acoustic emo/punk band. Taking inspiration from the likes of Modern Baseball and Into It. Over It. and then adding an acoustic twist, the band's debut single "I Adjust" is both catchy and perfect for any angsty moment. Check out the single and a cover of Modern Baseball's "The Weekend" on the band's Bandcamp as 'name your price'. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Kelly Doherty on 10/27/13 - 11:03 AM
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Ryan Gardner on 10/27/13 - 08:33 AM
This week marked my 11th year anniversary on AP.net, which means that I have spent almost half of my entire life being an active member around here. This website has been, hands down, one of the most consistent things in my life over the past decade. Little did I know that signing up on that one punk website that covered all my favourite bands (I'm looking at you, The All-American Rejects, Fall Out Boy, Something Corporate... and literally every other pop-punk band that existed in 2002), would change my life forever. Without it, I would now probably be in some library killing brain cells with law school books instead of working in an industry that I'm passionate about. And more...
Lueda Alia on 10/25/13 - 09:00 PM
This week Mark Rose (Spitalfield) and Bob Nanna (Braid) stop by to talk about music, the industry, and their musician centric "song shop" like website downwrite.com.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, RSS, or streaming/downloading the mp3 in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes on iTunes and SoundCloud. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Jason Tate on 10/25/13 - 03:29 PM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 10/25/13 - 10:00 AM
This week's Fest 12 feature was going to be a huge playlist that I created on Spotify featuring bands playing this year but then I kind of realized that someone else had already done a way better job of creating such playlists, and that's the man who organizes Fest himself, Tony Weinbender. Tony has curated a host of playlists six to be exact featuring 20-25 songs each. Additionally, one of the other wonderful people who help make Fest happen, Sarah Goodwin, has her own playlist thrown into the mix. You can check out all seven playlists enough to last you until Fest starts on Thursday, basically over on Bandcamp. Take a listen to the bands you've never heard of, because that's...
Thomas Nassiff on 10/25/13 - 08:24 AM
Today's interview comes from Rhoda May, and you can read it here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/24/13 - 07:05 PM
Out of Sacramento, Wrings have only been together for just over a year. However, they've already been on the road with the likes of The Neighbourhood and AWOLNATION in that time. The band recently released a new EP, Phases, and we're excited to stream a track from it - "Before I Went Away." Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear it.
Ryan Gardner on 10/23/13 - 06:25 AM
Today's interview is from pop-punk three-piece Courage My Love - check it out.
Zac Djamoos on 10/22/13 - 06:56 PM
In case you've been living in a cave for the last few weeks, AbsolutePunk.net and its AbsoluteVoices sites are sponsoring this month's South By So What?! festival in Grand Prairie, TX, this weekend October 25th and 26th. Over the last few weeks, we've done a festival spotlight along with a festival playlist. Today, I am highlighting the five must-see acts during the two-day festival. So check that out in the replies (along with our other featured content) and don't forget that tickets are still available.
Drew Beringer on 10/22/13 - 02:16 PM
We've got an interview from Vinny Vegas today, read it here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/21/13 - 06:44 PM
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Ryan Gardner on 10/20/13 - 04:02 PM
Today's interview is from the interesting Johnny Neutrino and the Secret Weapon, and can be read here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/18/13 - 05:37 PM
This is absolutely one of the best conversations we've had yet on the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast. A few weeks ago, Jason and I had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Devine about his two new albums, Bulldozer and Bubblegum, the recording of said albums, crowd-sourcing, and more.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions below), or streaming/downloading the mp3 in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes on iTunes and SoundCloud. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Drew Beringer on 10/18/13 - 01:17 PM
In case you've been living in a cave for the last few weeks, AbsolutePunk.net and its AbsoluteVoices sites are sponsoring this month's South By So What?! festival in Grand Prairie, TX, on October 25th and 26th. Over the last few weeks, we've done a festival spotlight along with a festival playlist. Check those out and don't forget that tickets are still available. We're also giving away two pairs of passes this weekend, so enter our contest.
Drew Beringer on 10/18/13 - 12:45 PM
Were now less than two weeks away from the greatest punk festival in the world The Fest. Now in its 12th incarnation, Fest will host almost 400 bands in Gainesville this year, spread out over roughly 15 venues in a 10-block area of the city (watched by about 6,000 people wearing all black). In celebration of this wonderful weekend which is now four days instead of three! well be posting a few Fest-related features before it starts. Head to the replies to read our list of 12 things you cant afford to miss at Fest 12 and check their website for all the info you need.
Thomas Nassiff on 10/18/13 - 10:28 AM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 10/18/13 - 10:00 AM
On Tuesday, Kevin Devine released his seventh and eighth full-length albums (check Ryan Dennehy's Bulldozer review and my Bubblegum review). In continuing with our Kevin Devine Week, I am counting down my five favorite KevDev releases and opening up a discussion thread about the man's discography - what are your favorite releases and songs from one of the best songwriters in the scene? So check out my list in the replies and stay tuned for our podcast with Kevin tomorrow.
Drew Beringer on 10/17/13 - 01:02 PM
Today we've got an interview from Crazy Arm, which can be read here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/16/13 - 08:26 PM
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for the class of 2014, and the list is a rather illustrious one. Nirvana, The Replacements, Peter Gabriel, and KISS, as well as Cat Stevens, N.W.A., Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt, Yes, LL Cool J, Chic, Deep Purple, The Zombies, The Meters, Link Wray, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, are all up for induction.

The top five vote-getters will be inducted into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next April, and like last year, the public can vote for their favorites with a "fan ballot" at RollingStone.com. I wonder if Nirvana will make it.
Craig Manning on 10/16/13 - 06:01 AM
We've got an interview from Heaven Asunder tonight. Read it here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/15/13 - 08:03 PM
As many of you are aware, AbsolutePunk and its AbsoluteVoices sites are sponsoring this October's South By So What?! festival in Grand Prairie, TX on October 25th and 26th. Today we created a Rdio playlist featuring songs from some of the festival's main attractions - Sleeping With Sirens, Finch, Gwar, and more. So check out the festival playlist in the replies and don't forget to pick up your tickets!
Drew Beringer on 10/15/13 - 01:30 PM
Today's interview is from We Take Polaroids, and can be read here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/14/13 - 05:27 PM
Last year we asked you to submit questions in a news thread for our staff members, and we took those questions and answered them in a lengthy interview, broken into a couple parts. Well, that time has come again. We're asking the AP.net community to submit questions in the replies for us to answer. It's alright to submit questions for particular staff members, but do try to keep your questions broad. Have fun!
Jake Denning on 10/14/13 - 10:20 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 10/13/13 - 10:37 AM
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I saw that the wonderful Gatherer are looking for a new vocalist. The NJ band released the amazing Between A Rock And A Sad Place earlier this year and are one of the best up and coming post-hardcore bands around today. If you're interested in joining the guys, check out what you need to do here. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Kelly Doherty on 10/13/13 - 10:27 AM
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Ryan Gardner on 10/13/13 - 08:43 AM
This week on the 20th episode (wow we made it to 20!) of the AbolutePunk.net Podcast, Jason and I talk with Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail. Buddy has always been one of the most blunt and honest musicians I've ever talked to and on this episode we talk music, the industry, and the life of a band. Do you do it for the money? What happens after you get your one shot?

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions below), or streaming/downloading the mp3 in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes on iTunes and SoundCloud. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Drew Beringer on 10/11/13 - 11:10 AM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 10/11/13 - 10:00 AM
Today we have an interview from George Gadd, which can be found here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/10/13 - 02:20 PM
Ryan Gardner on 10/10/13 - 01:52 PM
Our interview with Electric Woodland can be read here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/09/13 - 02:46 PM
Haulix recently interviewed our very own Lueda Alia as well as Nick Stetina - both of Made Of Chalk.
Ryan Gardner on 10/09/13 - 12:53 PM
Today's review is from The Aeons and can be read here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/07/13 - 07:34 PM
At 7 PM EST, Steve Rennie, manager of Incubus and the brains behind Renman MB, will join us to chat with you guys. If you have any questions about the industry, how to try and get noticed, or know what "Fuck The Gatekeepers" means, this is the guy to talk to.

Update: Steve has wrapped things up. Thanks for taking the time out to chat!
Christian Wagner on 10/07/13 - 03:43 PM
Here's a friendly reminder that we'll be chatting with Incubus' manager and founder of Renman MB, Steve Rennie, tonight at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST.
Christian Wagner on 10/07/13 - 12:05 PM
I won't be vacant anymore.
Staff ReviewsDanny Brown - Old (Jake Jenkins)
State Champs - The Finer Things (Ryan Gardner)
Jake Jenkins on 10/07/13 - 09:20 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 10/06/13 - 06:10 PM
Nothing like a last minute chat to get your week started, huh? The fellas in Dance Gavin Dance are releasing a new record, titled Acceptance Speech, this Tuesday. They are also a part of the South By So What festival that we are sponsoring (tickets still available). So come hang out at 6 PM EST and talk to DGD about the new record, how Tilian is fitting in, the upcoming festival and tour, and more.

Update: The chat is now over - thanks to DGD for hanging out tonight with us. Pick up the band's new album this Tuesday!.
Drew Beringer on 10/06/13 - 02:49 PM
Dance Gavin Dance will be chatting tonight on the site at 6 PM EST!
Drew Beringer on 10/06/13 - 12:52 PM
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Ryan Gardner on 10/06/13 - 07:41 AM
Today we've got a random interview from the awesomely named Herbieman. Read that ish here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/04/13 - 03:24 PM
Saturday Night Live will always be something I look forward to watching every week. Every season I always look forward to what musical guests Lorne Michaels and company are going to book. Last week, Arcade Fire kicked off the 39th season, while Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry are booked for this week and next. SNL does a fairly decent job of mixing in established bands with up-and-coming bands throughout a season. What follows in the replies is my wish list for artists I hope to see grace the SNL stage this year along with what songs I'd like to see played. After you check out my list, make sure to add in what bands you'd like to see this season.
Drew Beringer on 10/04/13 - 02:13 PM
In this week's AbsolutePunk.net Podcast, Jason calls up and Zack from PropertyOfZack to talk about the state of blogs and what its like when you make a lot of changes. Do users rebel? Are people ready for the next AP.net?

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions below), or streaming/downloading the mp3 in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes on iTunes and SoundCloud. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Drew Beringer on 10/04/13 - 12:20 PM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 10/04/13 - 10:00 AM
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