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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 - 01:45 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 - 11:28 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 - 11:00 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 - 02:02 PM
Today we've got an interview from Crazy Arm, which can be read here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/16/13 - 09:26 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 - 07:01 AM
We've got an interview from Heaven Asunder tonight. Read it here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/15/13 - 09:03 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 - 02:30 PM
Today's interview is from We Take Polaroids, and can be read here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/14/13 - 06:27 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 - 11:20 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 10/13/13 - 11:37 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 - 11:27 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 10/13/13 - 09:43 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 - 12:10 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 10/11/13 - 11:00 AM
Today we have an interview from George Gadd, which can be found here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/10/13 - 03:20 PM
Ryan Gardner on 10/10/13 - 02:52 PM
Our interview with Electric Woodland can be read here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/09/13 - 03:46 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 - 01:53 PM
Today's review is from The Aeons and can be read here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/07/13 - 08:34 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 - 04:43 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 - 01:05 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 - 10:20 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 10/06/13 - 07:10 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 - 03:49 PM
Dance Gavin Dance will be chatting tonight on the site at 6 PM EST!
Drew Beringer on 10/06/13 - 01:52 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 - 08:41 AM
Today we've got a random interview from the awesomely named Herbieman. Read that ish here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/04/13 - 04:24 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 - 03:13 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 - 01:20 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 - 11:00 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 - 07:13 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 - 12:53 PM
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 - 12:09 PM
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 - 08:08 AM
"All your letters written in your tiny voice, telling me to come back home as if I had another choice."
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The Reptilian - Low Health (Zac Djamoos)
Jillette Johnson - Water in a Whale (Anthony Sorendino)
Craig Manning on 10/03/13 - 07:22 AM
Today we have an interview from Progress Band. Read it here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/02/13 - 06:22 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 - 05:50 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 - 02:38 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 - 04:50 AM
Today we have a random interview from Avalon Landing. Read it over here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/01/13 - 07:30 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 - 05:42 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 - 07:41 AM
Today's random interviewees are from Beautiful Bodies. read their interview here.
Zac Djamoos on 09/30/13 - 03:56 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 - 01:08 PM
I'm not concerned.
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Knuckle Puck - The Weight That You Buried EP (Blake Solomon)
InterviewsWill Yip (Anthony Sorendino)
Blake Solomon on 09/30/13 - 07:59 AM
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