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Today's second interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from We Are Forever. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 08/20/13 - 04:17 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Sleep City. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 08/20/13 - 11:09 AM
Welcome back to another round of the AP.net Roundtable - an article revolving around a much-anticipated album and the discussion it inspires amongst a handful of staff members. Today's roundtable article features Jason Tate, Craig Manning, Ryan Gardner, Cody Nelson and myself discussing Yellowcard's latest release, Ocean Avenue Acoustic. Throughout the discussion we touched on which renditions were executed the best, favorite moments on the release, and why this album has affected so many pop-punk fans. So pick up your copy of Ocean Avenue Acoustic, put the needle down, and check out the latest AP.net Roundtable discussion in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 08/20/13 - 08:26 AM
Today's second interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Akkilles. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 08/19/13 - 04:17 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Glimmermen. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 08/19/13 - 01:22 PM
"Too many shadows in my room, too many hours in this midnight."
Staff ReviewsJohn Mayer - Paradise Valley (Craig Manning)
A$AP Ferg - Trap Lord (Jake Jenkins)
Craig Manning on 08/19/13 - 07:15 AM
In case you missed them during the week or didn't have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 08/19/13 - 12:29 AM
As part of our continuing Riot Fest coverage, today we've got a 70-song playlist for you featuring the bands performing at the September festival. We used the Chicago lineup to curate our playlist, which can be found on Spotify and Rdio. You can see the tracklisting in the replies and check out the playlist, maybe while you peruse our Riot Fest coverage so far (including our Riot Fest For Dummies guide in case you missed that). Remember, you can pick up tickets on the festival's website.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/18/13 - 10:38 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 08/18/13 - 11:04 AM
In a slight change from the normal, this week I came across a book on the Self Promotion Forum. Titled Play Me Like Your Favorite Record and written by AP member, Nathan Thomas (luckisoverrated), the novel follows three friends on their adventure in re-staking their claim on their local music scene. Inspired by this particular thread the book is bound to appeal to all of us who spend so much time on the AP forums. Nathan has posted up an excerpt on the Self Promotion Forum and if you need a little more insight into the book just PM him and he'll provide the first three chapters for free. If you like, you can buy the book here. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight?...
Kelly Doherty on 08/18/13 - 07:33 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 08/18/13 - 05:58 AM
Today's third interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Pump Action Radio. You can read the interview here.
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/16/13 - 07:29 PM
Today's second interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Dirty Thrills. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 08/16/13 - 04:01 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Lights & Caves. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 08/16/13 - 12:22 PM
For those who don't know, AbsolutePunk.net initially started out as a Blink-182/MxPx fansite. So it's pretty cool that our latest AbsolutePunk.net Podcast episode features Jason chatting with Mike Herrera of MxPx. In this episode, Jason and Mike talk about the current status of the band, being in a band for some two decades, record label politics, real world politics, and Mikeís own podcast hour.

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 08/16/13 - 12:05 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 08/16/13 - 10:00 AM
William Beckett will be stopping by this thread at 7 PM CST to chat about his fantastic Equal Vision debut, Genuine & Counterfeit (in stores next week on August 20th - you can listen to it at AltPress), as well as his upcoming tour with Jonny Craig this fall. So come in, hang out, and ask a few questions!

Update: The chat is now over. Big thanks to William to hanging out with us tonight. Pick up his new album net week!
Drew Beringer on 08/15/13 - 04:41 PM
Today's second interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Cut Losses. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 08/15/13 - 04:20 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Stargazer Lilies. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 08/15/13 - 12:44 PM
We recently interviewed Jeffrey Eaton from Modern Life Is War about regrouping earlier this year and releasing Fever Hunting through Deathwish.
And sometimes itís not easy to be that person whoís like ĎNo, I donít know anything about celebrity gossip and no, I didnít watch that TV show last week. But I just got this new record and these lyrics on it are really important to me. Or I just discovered this artist, I really like the work they do and itís really meaningful to me in this way.í
Deborah Remus on 08/15/13 - 12:28 PM
Today's second interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Loving Sasha. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 08/14/13 - 03:58 PM
Is Andrew W.K. really the "worst opener imaginable" for the Black Sabbath tour? I say no way! Read my article refuting the notion.
Is Andrew W.K. the worst opener imaginable? No way! He's not even the worst opener Black Sabbath has ever had. (Let's not forget that Crazy Town shared the stage with with metal legends on Ozzfest 2001.) Although the DJ gig certainly wasn't the ideal display, and I'm sure he'd have preferred a regular performance as well, Andrew W.K. made the most of an awkward situation and, true to his form, partied hard.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/14/13 - 02:07 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Departed. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 08/14/13 - 11:46 AM
William Beckett's fantastic Equal Vision debut, Genuine & Counterfeit, hits stores next week on August 20th. He's also going on tour with Jonny Craig this fall. So a lot is going on for William and he'll be stopping by the site tomorrow night (August 15th) at 7 PM CST to chat with us about all that stuff and more. Hope you all can make it and hang out.
Drew Beringer on 08/14/13 - 10:51 AM
Today, I'm very excited to be kicking off a feature that is 1.) my first real jaunt into original content as a staff member, and 2.) going to be a big player as far as comedy coverage on the site goes when looking into the future. I got the chance to have the wonderful Paul F. Tompkins be the first interviewee for my column Behind The Bits, which hopes to gather an in-depth look at the world of stand-up comedy. Head over to my blog to get more of a lowdown on this segment & to read the first half of our chat, and be sure keep an eye out here every Wednesday for future installments.
You know, I actually worry about the opposite. If Iím talking about my experiences working on a movie, I...
Cody Nelson on 08/14/13 - 06:45 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Thump. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 08/13/13 - 04:29 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from 2 X 4. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 08/12/13 - 04:38 PM
Haulix has posted their interview with Staff Member Jack Appleby. Among the topics discussed are his start at Mind Equals Blown and AbsolutePunk, his new role at Siren Records and how fans can contribute more to their favorite artists.
Steve Alcala on 08/12/13 - 12:56 PM
Riot Fest Chicago and Denver are just over a month away (Toronto is even sooner!), and to kick off our coverage of the festival, we're bringing you our "Riot Fest for Dummies" guide. We've basically made a feature that serves to provide a step-by-step process for getting yourself to any of the three Riot Fest destinations. This is nothing that you couldn't find with some online searches, so the value in this guide is the convenience factor. Check it out in the replies and let us know if you're planning on heading out to any of the upcoming Riot weekends.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/11/13 - 08:07 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 08/11/13 - 10:25 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 08/11/13 - 09:01 AM
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I discovered an eighteen track compilation released by Chords For Cures. The compilation is 'name your price' on the organisations' Bandcamp, however all proceeds go to TACA (Talk About Curing Autism). The compilation is filled with fairly unknown bands, however there's something for everyone on here; whether it be the female fronted pop punk of Kick Back Tomorrow, the noodly emo of Those Galloping Hordes or the country rock of The Band Of Rivals. Great music, great cause. 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 08/11/13 - 06:45 AM
In case you missed them during the week or did not have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews posted this week.
Andy Biddulph on 08/10/13 - 01:19 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Sienna. You can read the interview here.
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/10/13 - 12:41 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Dubwiser Dancehall. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 08/09/13 - 12:48 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 08/09/13 - 10:00 AM
The eleventh episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening enjoyment. In this episode, AJ, Cody, and Matt of The Dangerous Summer stopped by the LA office to talk about Golden Record, its headlining tour, AJ's love for pop music, and plenty of other topics.

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 08/09/13 - 07:22 AM
At 7 PM EST, our pals in O'Brother will be stopping by to chat on the site. Make sure to stop in and ask the band about its upcoming crushing album, Disillusion (in stores August 20th), the band's upcoming headlining tour, Lollapalooza, and anything else.

Update: Thanks to the band for hanging out with us tonight. You can still leave some questions as they may come back later tonight to answer a few, but for now the band has stepped out. Make sure to see them on the upcoming tour and of course pick up Disillusion via pre-order.
Drew Beringer on 08/08/13 - 03:49 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from When Reasons Collapse. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 08/08/13 - 01:33 PM
I'm going to be sending over some questions to Franz Ferdinand this week. If you have any good ones, leave them in the replies.
Jonathan Bautts on 08/08/13 - 09:38 AM
"I'm in a car underwater with time to kill."
Staff ReviewsCulprit - Totem (Steve Alcala)
Jack Appleby on 08/08/13 - 09:20 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Toranaga. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 08/07/13 - 12:47 PM
AJ, Cody, Matt, and Ben of The Dangerous Summer will be stopping by this thread at 4 PM MST (6 PM EST) to chat about the band's new album, Golden Record (which hit stores yesterday), its current headlining tour, and anything else. So come and hang out for a bit.

Update: The chat is now over. Thanks to the band for hanging out! Go pick up Golden Record today and see the band on tour!
Drew Beringer on 08/07/13 - 12:20 PM
The good people of O'Brother will be chatting on the site tomorrow (August 8th) at 7 PM EST. We'll be chatting about the band's upcoming headline tour, the new album Disillusion, and more. Make sure to stop by and hang out.
Drew Beringer on 08/07/13 - 09:25 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Midnight Juggernauts. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/05/13 - 08:18 PM
Today we are launching the first-ever AP.net Fantasy Football Challenge! With the help of our friend Dan from The Wonder Years, we've set up 18 fantasy football leagues where you can get the chance to play with members from a bunch of different bands from our community. Each of the band members has picked a charity for their league to represent, and at the end of the football season, one winner will be chosen to receive all of the proceeds. Each entry requires a submission of $20 Ė again, all to go to charity at the end of the season. Throughout the season, we'll be posting weekly standings from each league, along with a "Start'Em, Sit'Em" column brought to you by one of our...
Thomas Nassiff on 08/05/13 - 11:13 AM
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