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Jason Tate on 02/07/14 - 11:00 AM
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a new feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. Today I've taken the helm to give you a stunning tour-de-force of the oft-maligned and misunderstood genre known as "southern rock." There are Rdio and Spotify streams in the replies so kick off your shoes, grab your beverage of choice, and let's wish these winter blues away together!
Chris Collum on 02/07/14 - 07:41 AM
All Forces recently filled out our interview, which can be read here.
The usual. Our families, significant others, people who promoted us, and Thomas Edison. Because, you know, he invented the gramophone. Even though he was a greedy asshole that probably fucked Nikola Tesla out of unimaginable wealth.
Zac Djamoos on 02/06/14 - 09:44 PM
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.

After our last feature, where we discussed the legendary Mr. Bob Dylan, we couldn't help but move onto Dylan's significantly...
Chris Collum on 02/06/14 - 11:52 AM
The Awesome Forces is a band from Pennsylvania who makes music similar to their idols in Aquabats. Check out the interview they did with us here.
Zac Djamoos on 02/03/14 - 12:57 PM
Head to the replies to see this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 02/02/14 - 08:38 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 02/02/14 - 09:35 AM
Read an interview with our own Drew Beringer about vinyl collecting and records on Now Spinning.
My older cousin gave me a copy of Rage Against The Machine’s debut album and then my first purchase on my own was Weezer’s Blue Album. From then on through all levels of schooling (middle, high, college) any extra income I got from my part-time or summer jobs went to buying music. Still does!
Ryan Gardner on 01/31/14 - 04:21 PM
In case anyone forgot, this past fall we launched the first-ever AP.net Fantasy Football Challenge. Members of our community contributed $20 each and all the money was put into a pool. Each of the fantasy football leagues was run by a band member and each member picked a charity. An ultimate winner (using win-loss record, points for, points against and point differential as measuring sticks) has now been determined! The winner of Brandon Pagano's (Handguns) league, Micah, finished with an 11-3 record and the best overall point differential out of all the champions, so the money collected – nearly $3,000 – will be donated next week to the Ronald McDonald House of Albany. In case you're...
Thomas Nassiff on 01/31/14 - 04:20 PM
Today we're very proud to announce a brand new feature which, for the time being, we're calling AbsolutePlaylist. We're going to be posting a 1 hour playlist every Friday starting off with our very own staff members. This week, we're featuring my own playlist: From 24 to 12: A Playlist to my Past where I put together a collection of songs I would send to my 12 year old self. Check out the playlist, and my track by track commentary in the replies.
Anthony Sorendino on 01/31/14 - 12:04 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 01/31/14 - 11:00 AM
You can now read Mia Mia!'s interview.
Zac Djamoos on 01/30/14 - 08:11 PM
Zac Djamoos on 01/29/14 - 07:59 PM
The results are in for our Most Anticipated of 2014 (Reader's Poll Edition) and I don't think many of you will be surprised at the results. All in all, we had thousands of votes and we tallied up the top 30 band's you're anticipating new music from this year. Check it out in the replies. Thanks again for participating!
Drew Beringer on 01/29/14 - 01:20 PM
Seventy Minus One filled out a random interview, which can be read here.
Zac Djamoos on 01/28/14 - 09:11 PM
One last EOTY list: the bold users of the website - known as "Prestigious" members - have contributed their individual "Best Of 2013" lists to create a compiled list. It differs in several regards from the Staff List posted last month - check it out in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 01/27/14 - 07:37 AM
Head to the replies to see this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 01/26/14 - 04:59 PM
The 56th Grammy Awards will begin at 8 PM EST tonight on CBS and this is your open thread to predict winners, discuss said winners, and talk about the performances. Check out which artists were nominated for what category, as well as my predictions in the major four categories. There are a lot of star-studded performances tonight, including Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons, Beyoncé, Metallica, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Daft Punk making a rare live television performance with the iconic Stevie Wonder, and a monster collaboration between Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and Lindsay Buckingham. Let's have some fun.
Drew Beringer on 01/26/14 - 12:33 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 01/26/14 - 08:22 AM
It's podcast Friday! Today's episode has Drew, Zack, and I talking about our most anticipated albums of the year. Or that's what the premise was until we kind of just started talking about music and anticipating being let down by music. Bonus: Drew's one true love, 30 Seconds to Mars, is revealed ... and I piss off a good portion of our listeners by trashing on their favorite bands. The episode comes on the heels of our "most anticipated" feature, as well as right before we announce the results of the reader poll for your most anticipated albums of the year (there's still time to vote). The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded in the replies. Also, Drew and Zack are getting new...
Jason Tate on 01/24/14 - 12:17 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 post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 01/24/14 - 11:00 AM
You can read Snowday's interview here.
Zac Djamoos on 01/23/14 - 07:09 PM
Check out Meridian's interview.
Zac Djamoos on 01/20/14 - 08:37 PM
Quick reminder to fill out our reader poll for your most anticipated albums of 2014.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 11:09 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 01/19/14 - 09:23 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 01/19/14 - 09:55 AM
This week on the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast, Drew and I get together to talk about the new albums from Against Me! and The Lawrence Arms. Both albums are releasing at the end of this month and they're both albums we think you should listen to and spend some time with. Why do we love them? Listen to the podcast to find out. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/17/14 - 12:26 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 01/17/14 - 11:00 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 finally reaching the artist whose song gave our feature its name: Mr. Bob Dylan. How it took us 11 volumes to get...
Craig Manning on 01/16/14 - 08:03 AM
Earlier this week we posted the staff's Most Anticipated Albums of 2014 feature ... now it's your turn. We want to know what you are anticipating most this year -- so if you could fill out this quick reader poll, we will be compiling the top submissions into a AP.net reader's most anticipated albums of the year feature.
Jason Tate on 01/15/14 - 12:59 PM
We are still reveling in the past over here, and it's time to spotlight some more lists from our earth-shattering Best of 2013 feature. Today I beg of you but also demand you check out the lists of the British mastermind himself Andy Biddulph and the staff's relative new guy Anthony Sorendino - Andy has loud on lock while Anthony is more of a wonderful mixed scene bag. And for some diversity, check out Brian Warren of Weatherbox's list and the gang from one of our favorite labels of the last one million years, Epitaph Records. Are you excited from looking at all of these lists? Has your Spotify overheated? Whoops!
Blake Solomon on 01/15/14 - 07:53 AM
Moving right along with highlighting lists from our Best of 2013 feature, today we're showing off our own mysterious leader Jason Tate's list, because even though he is in charge we somehow haven't done that yet, along with those of awe-inspiring staff members Scott Weber and Alex DiVincenzo. I have worked with Alex for three years and have never not copy/pasted his last name when writing it. We're also bragging about the fact that cool industry insiders like Fred Feldman (Triple Crown owner), Jesse Cannon (producer and author) and Jamie Coletta (SideOneDummy publicist) contributed their favorite picks from 2013 as well. Enjoy and remember, nothing you did last year counted unless you...
Thomas Nassiff on 01/14/14 - 10:17 AM
Karen Dezelle answered a few questions.
Zac Djamoos on 01/13/14 - 09:04 PM
After wanting to throw my computer against a wall when Logic Pro X stopped doing what I needed it to last week, I was finally able to get it working and put together our latest episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast. This week's episode has booking agent Dave Shapiro from The Agency Group joining Zack and I. The conversation centers around what role a booking agent plays in a band's career and a lot of what goes on behind the scenes with bands and tours. Plus, I get to ask "who first came up with the idea for that bury the hatchet tour?" ... and then make snarky marketing department jokes. Good times all around and a really informative episode. The episode can be streamed and/or...
Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 12:40 PM
By now you've probably had your fill with all of the "End of the Year" lists and whatnot, so naturally it's time to transition into what albums we're anticipating the most in 2014. I feel like this year's edition came a little bit earlier than usual, which is great because our list features over 80 prospective releases spanning over a wide array of different genres. Twelve months from now we'll see how well we did with our picks, but until then you should head on over into the replies and check out which albums we're excited for and why. As always, we welcome your own picks and discussion. Enjoy.
Drew Beringer on 01/13/14 - 07:41 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 01/12/14 - 06:48 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 01/12/14 - 08:21 AM
Continuing on with highlighting some of our individual Best of 2013 lists, today we're bringing you lists from staff members Thomas Nassiff, Kyle Huntington, and myself. We're also showing off industry lists from O'brother and Greg Dunn of Moving Mountains. There should be no shortage of new music to check out here, so start your Saturday off right with some albums you may have missed from 2013.
Jake Jenkins on 01/11/14 - 10:54 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 01/10/14 - 11:00 AM
To continue our Best of 2013 highlights, today's staff lists include Keagan Ilvonen, Zac Djamoos, and myself. The industry lists come from Equal Vision Records / Rory Records Bands and Joseph Marro of The Early November. Be on the look out for more featured lists throughout the upcoming days.
Ryan Gardner on 01/10/14 - 08:26 AM
Here's our interview with Nanaki.
Zac Djamoos on 01/09/14 - 10:15 PM
To continue our Best of 2013 highlights, today we're showing off my list, known affectionately as "Pitchfork Lite," Jack Appleby's, and Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It. Check back tomorrow for more staff and industry lists you may have missed.
Ryan Dennehy on 01/09/14 - 07:14 AM
Just as Drew stated yesterday, we will be taking the next week or so to highlight individual lists from our final Best Music of 2013 feature. Today, we're all about the letter C, so check out lists from esteemed staff members Cody Nelson, Chris Collum, and myself, and uncover a few great records that you may have missed last year.
Craig Manning on 01/08/14 - 07:05 AM
Go to this thread to find our interview withThe Manchester Social Club.
Zac Djamoos on 01/07/14 - 09:50 PM
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