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Jason Tate on 05/14/15 - 06:01 PM
This past week has been oddly stressful for the podcast hosts so we decided to not record an episode this week and take a few extra days to ourselves, to relax ... ok, you got me ... to drink. We'll be back next week, so if you have any questions you'd like for us to answer or topics to cover, please let us know in the replies. If you haven't checked out our podcast yet, now's a good week to get caught up! You can subscribe on iTunes or in our favorite podcast player Overcast. We're also thinking about putting together a Patreon page for the podcast so if you have any feedback or suggestions about what you'd like to see on that, please let us know as well. Hope everyone has a great rest...
Jason Tate on 05/14/15 - 12:35 PM
Last week (in spite of two traffic jams on I-95) I made it down to Philly's Electric Factory to see The Maine on the American Candy Tour. Real Friends and Knuckle Puck were out to support. Check out our photos and show review in the replies!
Anthony Sorendino on 05/14/15 - 08:10 AM
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Jason Tate on 05/08/15 - 03:00 AM
Our interview with Walk The Moon can be found here.
What we have really worked hard to do over the past five years is build a strong fan base through touring and make a name for ourselves as a live band. We don’t use any tracks onstage. We are playing or triggering every noise that you hear live in front of you. I think it makes a difference to people. They can sense the energy and the possibility of total failure. I think that makes our concerts a special experience, and that’s really what we pride ourselves on, is the live show.
Jonathan Bautts on 05/07/15 - 11:09 AM
Last week I had the chance to check out Lord Huron play a bunch of tracks from their new album Strange Trails, along with some old favorites, to a packed house at Philly's Union Transfer. Check out my photos and show review in the replies!
Anthony Sorendino on 05/06/15 - 09:14 AM
Another day, more radio silence regarding this. Some bands have spoken out, some remain silent, others about to embark on huge tours have deleted their tweets, and the band in question has said nothing. I checked their website today because I was curious when their next tour started. Not only because I was curious to see who their upcoming tourmates were and what they had said about this entire thing (looks like nothing), but I wanted to know the dates and get a feel for the timeline of everything coming up. To my surprise I see the AP.net logo sitting on their tour imagery. This is about the time my blood starts to boil. I turned down this sponsorship "opportunity" (so many air quotes)...
Jason Tate on 05/05/15 - 01:53 PM
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Jason Tate on 05/01/15 - 03:00 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 page has the goods. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 04/24/15 - 03:00 AM
I recently talked with the fine folks over at Bridge the Atlantic for a few minutes about AP.net, the music industry, blogging online, and some other things. The video is a little choppy and out of sync but you can check it out over here.
Our guest this week is Jason Tate – writer, music enthusiast, podcaster and founder of Absolute Punk. Amidst some technical issues, we spoke with Jason about his Absolute Punk journey, the advice he’d offer to bands who want their music heard by bloggers, and what happens when the internet meets real life…
Jason Tate on 04/21/15 - 01:31 PM
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Jason Tate on 04/17/15 - 03:00 AM
iTunes recently put together a list of their favorite music podcasts and the AbsolutePunk Podcast was included in this list. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that reached out to them on Twitter and said you liked us, or left us a review, or has shared our podcast with a friend, or has listened to one of the past 78 episodes. We really appreciate it and are humbled by the support. I know, personally, that the launch of this podcast has been one of my favorite things we've done on the website in years. It's reignited a spark inside me to talk about music and our little scene here and the learning process from episode one to now has been a crazy fun journey. Thank you, especially,...
Jason Tate on 04/15/15 - 12:39 PM
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Jason Tate on 04/14/15 - 06:01 PM
As the third month of the year comes to a close, that means it's time to round up some of the best new releases so far this year. Head to the replies to check out 42 (plus a host of community submissions) of our favorite releases from the first quarter of 2015! Discover anything new? Are we missing anything? Let us know!
Anthony Sorendino on 04/10/15 - 06:53 AM
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Jason Tate on 04/10/15 - 03:00 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 page has the goods. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 04/03/15 - 03:00 AM
Last week I visited Philly's Union Transfer to catch Mat Kearney with support from Parachute and Judah and The Lion. Check out my show review and photos in the replies!
Anthony Sorendino on 04/02/15 - 06:09 AM
Update: The chat is now over! We'd like to thank The Maine for taking the time to talk with everyone. Be sure to go pick up American Candy and catch them on tour with Real Friends and Knuckle Puck when they swing through!

The Maine will be chatting in this thread. Stop by to talk to them about their new album, American Candy, their upcoming tour, or anything else!
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/01/15 - 07:02 PM
Just a reminder that The Maine will be chatting on the site tonight at 7pm PST/10pm EST so be sure to swing by!
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/01/15 - 11:38 AM
From Indian Lakes just started their full U.S. headliner for their album Absent Sounds last week, and I was able to catch the second date of the tour in Portland, OR. Head here to check out my thoughts on the tour.
Jake Denning on 03/30/15 - 10:59 AM
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Jason Tate on 03/27/15 - 03:00 AM
Next Wednesday The Maine will be swinging by the site to chat with all of you fine folks. They'll be on the site at 7pm PST/10pm EST to talk about their new album, American Candy, their upcoming tour with Real Friends and Knuckle Puck, good days, bad days or whatever you feel like asking them. So be sure to pre-order American Candy so you have plenty of things to ask...or just some fun new tunes to jam.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/26/15 - 06:03 PM
Update: This chat is now over. We'd like to thank the guys from Enter Shikari for stopping by and answering everyone's questions! - JD

In just a couple hours at 2pm/5pm EST, the guys from Enter Shikari will be chatting in this thread under the following usernames: RouES, ChrisES, EnterRob, and RoryES. You can ask them about their headlining tour, which is happening right now (dates in the replies), or perhaps you could ask them about their new album The Mindsweep. Or, maybe you could ask them what things they like to eat on tour in America.
Jake Denning on 03/26/15 - 11:40 AM
As I wrote about last week, we're taking this week off of the AP.net podcast because I'm out of town. We'll be back on our regular schedule next week. I figured this would be a good time to highlight some of my favorite episodes we've recorded so far. If you haven't given the podcast a try yet, maybe this week's a good week to catch up on a few episodes. As always, we're looking to hear from the listeners about new topic ideas, suggestions, and other questions you'd like for us to cover. Please leave those in the comments or Tweet at us with the #askAP hashtag. We've got a lot planned for the podcast over the rest of the year, thanks to everyone that listens.

My Top Five Favorite...
Jason Tate on 03/26/15 - 11:13 AM
Tomorrow at 2pm PST/5pm EST, the guys from Enter Shikari will be stopping by to chat. You can ask them about their upcoming headlining tour, which kicked off yesterday (dates are in the replies). You could also ask them about their brand new record, The Mindsweep. Heck, you could ask them about what their favorite thing to eat on tour is.
Jake Denning on 03/25/15 - 10:58 AM
On Saturday I traveled down to Philly's legendary Electric Factory to photograph Scranton's own The Menzingers. Check out my photos and a short photo journal in the replies!
Anthony Sorendino on 03/25/15 - 07:13 AM
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Jason Tate on 03/20/15 - 03:00 AM
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Jason Tate on 03/15/15 - 01:01 AM
After the thread and article the other day talking about wanting to make sure our music scene was inclusive to, and promoted, LGBTIQ+ bands, there were quite a few people asking for recommendations. A new thread has been created in our general forum with a whole lot of great recommendations. Definitely worth a bookmark and if you have any to add -- please feel free to join the conversation!
Jason Tate on 03/13/15 - 09:54 PM
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Jason Tate on 03/13/15 - 03:00 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 page has the goods. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 03/06/15 - 03:00 AM
Looking through the results of our reader poll for the year's most anticipated albums is always enlightening to me. For one, it gives a snapshot into the collective minds of all our readers that just reading comments and posts never really shows. I mean, you all love Brand New, so I guess that kinda shows. But it also shows where there's a tad difference between the readers and the albums that appeared on our staff anticipated list. It shows that while there's a group of commenters that seem to strongly dislike Kanye West, he makes the list above All Time Low, Motion City Soundtrack, and Thrice. All of the names up at the top are well traveled and known quantities, but there are some...
Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 12:48 PM
If you're in or around Philly we've got a pretty cool team up with our friends over at Creep Records. They've got these cool "approved" stickers to put on all albums in their store that have either appeared on our staff end of the year list or have received a high review score. If you're in the area, stop on by and check it out, say hi to the owners, and give them a follow on Twitter.
Jason Tate on 03/01/15 - 03:17 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 page has the goods. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 02/27/15 - 03:00 AM
Just a quick reminder about voting in our reader poll for your most anticipated album of the year. Results will be posted at the start of next month.
Jason Tate on 02/24/15 - 12:36 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 page has the goods. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 02/20/15 - 11:00 AM
You, Me, and Everyone We Know's Ben Liebsch will be chatting in this thread at 6pm EST/3pm PST. Come talk to him about the band's upcoming tour Have Mercy, Weatherbox and Head North, the new EP, Dogged, and anything else you'd like to know. You may even win tickets to an upcoming show.

Update: The chat is over. Thanks to Ben for hanging out.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/19/15 - 03:43 PM
Just a quick reminder about voting in our reader poll for your most anticipated album of the year. Results will be posted at the start of next month.
Jason Tate on 02/17/15 - 03:28 PM
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Jason Tate on 02/15/15 - 02:01 AM
You, Me, and Everyone We Know will be chatting on the site next Thursday, February 19 at 6pm EST/3pm PST. Come join the fun.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/13/15 - 12:53 PM
Staff InterviewsPVRIS (Jake Denning)
Jake Denning on 02/13/15 - 11:29 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 page has the goods. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 02/13/15 - 11:00 AM
Our servers are having an issue syncing at the moment so there's probably some weird bugs going on with what threads are being marked as read, where comments and new threads are showing up, and things like that. We're trying to get it fixed as soon as possible. Sorry about this.

Update: I think we got everything fixed. Please leave a comment or hit me up on Twitter if you're still seeing issues.
Jason Tate on 02/12/15 - 01:28 PM
Just a quick reminder about voting in our reader poll for your most anticipated album of the year. Results will be posted at the start of next month.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 03:01 PM
We've got a group of user reviews to share today:
User ReviewsHand of Mercy - Resolve (Ashwin Sundar)
Glass Caves - Alive (berbakay)
Fiddlehead - Out of the Bloom Demo (Aj_LaGambina)
Kanye West - Only One (Single) (Aj_LaGambina)
Knuckle Puck - While I Stay Secluded (AShores93)
Whirr & Nothing - Split EP (AShores93)
Levi The Poet - Monologues EP (KingMuso)
Anthony Sorendino on 02/09/15 - 11:59 AM
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