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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
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
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 it’s 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
Have you met Sorority Noise? I sure hope not, otherwise what are we even doing here? A fuzzy, dirty pop-rock band who probably belong in mid-90's England rather than 2013 Connecticut, Sorority Noise features Cameron Boucher (Old Gray) on vocals, Kevin O'Donnell on bass and Jason Rule on drums (both of Two Humans semi-fame). The band are releasing their Young Luck EP on cassette via Broken World Media as we speak, and you can go ahead and stream the song "Queen Anne's Lace" in the replies. It's like Morrissey's little brother high-fiving the good parts of Daisy. And that's a fact, not up for interpretation. Please don't go against the family on this one. Bye love you.
Blake Solomon on 10/04/13 - 06:13 AM
As the leaves start falling and the nights get colder, music becomes an even greater companion when the temperatures start to dip and the winds pick up. I've rounded a handful of AP.net staffers to recommend their favorite albums to put on the turntable when the days get shorter. Spanning from indie to hip-hop to post-hardcore, this eclectic list will have something for everyone and will inspire many fall playlists. Check out our picks in the replies and let us know what records you turn to in the fall.
Drew Beringer on 10/03/13 - 11:53 AM
We're excited to announce that Steve Rennie, the manage of Incubus and the mastermind of Renman Music & Business, will be chatting with us on Oct. 7th at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST.
Christian Wagner on 10/03/13 - 11:09 AM
Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, The Engine Atlantic have slowly been creating their spot in the Philly music scene since 2011. Today we're premiering a new single called "I Grew Under Water" that definitely is reminiscent of late 2000s pop rock and was produced by Bruce Wiegner (On My Honor, Victory In Numbers). Listen to the track in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 10/03/13 - 07:08 AM
"All your letters written in your tiny voice, telling me to come back home as if I had another choice."
Staff ReviewsArc & Stones - Arc & Stones (Craig Manning)
The Reptilian - Low Health (Zac Djamoos)
Jillette Johnson - Water in a Whale (Anthony Sorendino)
Craig Manning on 10/03/13 - 06:22 AM
Today we have an interview from Progress Band. Read it here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/02/13 - 05:22 PM
Tonight we're chatting with Anberlin and The Maine. Although originally scheduled for 8 PM EST, we've bumped this to 8:30 PM EST due to some technical difficulties for the bands first day of tour. Currently, Anberlin will join us at 8:30 PM EST and The Maine will switch in at 9 PM EST.

Update: The guys have to wrap up and start their first night of tour! Thanks again for chatting and catch them on the road this fall!
Christian Wagner on 10/02/13 - 04:50 PM
Here's a friendly reminder that Anberlin and The Maine will be chatting with us tonight at 8 PM EST/5 PM PST. In addition, we're giving away a pair of tickets to the tour to the person who asks the best question regarding the tour. Leave your question in the replies with your local date and the band will select a winner.

Update: Due to it being the first day of tour, certain tasks are taking longer than expected. Therefore, Anberlin will be chatting from 8 - 8:30 and then The Maine will take over from 8:30 - 9.
Christian Wagner on 10/02/13 - 01:38 PM
AbsolutePunk.net, along with the rest of Absolute Voices, is proud to announce that we will be one of the sponsors for this month's upcoming South By So What festival in Grand Prairie, TX, on October 25th and 26th. This year's festival will feature sets from Finch, Story Of The Year, Dance Gavin Dance, Gwar, Sleeping With Sirens, and more. Tickets are still available for purchase and we will have a lot of cool content, chats, and contests in the coming weeks leading up the festival.
Drew Beringer on 10/02/13 - 03:50 AM
Today we have a random interview from Avalon Landing. Read it over here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/01/13 - 06:30 PM
The guys in Mayday Parade are going to be chatting in this thread starting at 8 PM EST. Come by and say hello, ask about their new album Monsters In The Closet, their upcoming Glamour Kills Tour, or anything else that's on your mind.

Update: The band has wrapped things up. Thanks so much for chatting with us!
Christian Wagner on 10/01/13 - 04:42 PM
"She's a stranger that I used to know."
Staff ReviewsJustin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 (Craig Manning)
Show ReviewsA Day To Remember, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low, The Wonder Years [Photos] - Austin, TX (Ryan Gardner)
Craig Manning on 10/01/13 - 06:41 AM
Today's random interviewees are from Beautiful Bodies. read their interview here.
Zac Djamoos on 09/30/13 - 02:56 PM
The only thing more exciting than pumpkin spice everything and horror movie events is October's insane slate of upcoming releases. Remember when I thought the month of September was going to be insane? Yeah, just kidding. There are a ton of stellar releases that span all genres in October, which will give music fans plenty of options to sort through for their end of year lists during the scarce months of November and December. So check out my most anticipated albums for the month of October in the replies and let us know what you're really excited for in the spookiest month of 2013.
Drew Beringer on 09/30/13 - 12:08 PM
I'm not concerned.
ReviewsMGMT - MGMT (Jake Jenkins)
Knuckle Puck - The Weight That You Buried EP (Blake Solomon)
InterviewsWill Yip (Anthony Sorendino)
Blake Solomon on 09/30/13 - 06:59 AM
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

Today, we're resurrecting the feature after a five month hiatus. Chris disappeared off to the deserts and...
Craig Manning on 09/30/13 - 06:02 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 09/29/13 - 05:37 PM
I caught up with producer/engineer Will Yip (Balance and Composure, Man Overboard, Anthony Green, Title Fight ) after the inaugural Studio 4 Session last week. We talked about how he balances work with his personal life and how the Studio 4 sound stacks up against Sound City. Off The Board: A Studio 4 Family Compilation is set to release October 8th.
Right now, I have the chance to make the coolest music with my best friends, and I'm lucky. Why would I not do that every second I can?
Anthony Sorendino on 09/29/13 - 02:54 PM
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I came across the chilled out, experimental indie rock of New Jersey four piece Goodbye Tiger. Their new EP, Who Do You Call Home?, is four tracks of exciting experimentation that brings to mind earlier music from Foals and all of those super hip bands that that cute guy in your class, with the skinny jeans and Dinosaur Jr tee collection, listens to. If you want to win over his heart, have a listen to the EP on their Bandcamp. 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 09/29/13 - 12:18 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 09/29/13 - 08:30 AM
Story Of The Year is back and making the most of it - headlining this fall's Scream It Like You Mean It tour and releasing an acoustic version of its breakthrough debut, Page Avenue, on October 8th. Dan and Adam will be chatting about all that and more at 5 PM EST in this thread. Let's have some fun.

Update: The chat is now over - big thanks to Dan and Adam for taking time out of their day to talk with us. Make sure you see the band on the upcoming 'Scream It Like You Mean It' Tour and pick up 'Page Avenue Acoustic' in two weeks!.
Drew Beringer on 09/27/13 - 01:47 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 09/27/13 - 10:00 AM
This week on the 18th episode of the AbolutePunk.net Podcast, Jason and I talk with Casey Crescenzo of The Dear Hunter about his upcoming four movement symphony project. What’s it like to tackle something completely unlike anything he’s done before? The in-depth discussion and answers may just inspire you to try it yourself.

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 09/27/13 - 09:52 AM
Today's random interview: Patriot Rebel. You can read it over here.
Zac Djamoos on 09/27/13 - 09:23 AM
Today's random interview comes from Okta Logue. Check it out here.
Zac Djamoos on 09/26/13 - 08:01 PM
We'll be chatting with Anberlin and The Maine on Oct. 2nd at 8 PM EST/5 PM PST. The bands are heading out on tour together next month.
Christian Wagner on 09/26/13 - 02:03 PM
Sorry about the week off and lack of notice, everyone. The guy that owns my house keeps telling me I have to pay rent or something, so I've been looking into getting another one of these "jobs" (before you say anything, yes, I tried running the old '...but I'm an acclaimed comedy journalist' routine by him; surprisingly ineffective) and unfortunately it got in the way of my AP duties for awhile, but I'm back, baby dolls, and with arguably my biggest guest yet. Director of films such as Wet Hot American Summer & Role Models and one of the main creative forces behind such shows as The State & Childrens Hospital, I sat down yesterday with the fantastic David Wain. So head over to my blog to...
Cody Nelson on 09/26/13 - 04:03 AM
Today's random interview comes from Makari; check it out here.
Zac Djamoos on 09/25/13 - 06:40 PM
Today's random interview comes from Beretta Suicide. You can read it here.
Zac Djamoos on 09/24/13 - 05:04 PM
Our CEO/Founder Jason Tate was recently on Ray Harkins' "100 Words Or Less" Podcast.
One afternoon I spoke to Jason Tate, the founder of Absolutepunk.net, about a variety of subjects including focus, handling criticism and where he gets inspired. It's a great look at how to start something and continue to build it into something long lasting. Brought to you in conjunction with Propertyofzack.com. 100 Words is part of the How We Are Network, visit Howweare.org for more information.
Ryan Gardner on 09/24/13 - 11:08 AM
My pal Blake Morgan, known musically by his stage name Esto, is making a record about our home state of Michigan. The music is great, classy folk-pop stuff with some world music influences, jazzy grooves, and orchestral arrangements thrown in for good measure. You can help fund the record here.
Craig Manning on 09/24/13 - 10:27 AM
Today's random interview is from FOES. Read it here.
Zac Djamoos on 09/23/13 - 02:06 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 09/22/13 - 01:47 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 09/22/13 - 09:25 AM
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I found the wonderful Microwave. Microwave are a melodic post-hardcore band from Georgia who have just released their third EP, When The Fever Breaks, as 'name your price' through their Bandcamp. If you like Taking Back Sunday or the idea of Jimmy Eat World with a bit more edge, Microwave are the band for you. 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 09/22/13 - 09:06 AM
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