Gabe Saporta knows how to put on a hardcore show in a New Jersey basement and where to buy the coolest French electronica records He’s using that combined knowledge to navigate the music scene in his freestyle synth-funk unit Cobra Starship. Fortunately, you don’t need pastel-colored clothing to come along for the ride...
PAINT IT BLACK
When it was time to record their third album, the men of PIB decided the hardcore playbook needed drenched in gasoline and lit up accordingly. Will the floor-punching faithful spin around the flames or stay frozen in time?
LEISURE TO BURN: THE AP SUMMER 2008 PREVIEW
The 20-plus inches of snow that got dumped on Cleveland this winter have finally melted, so we’ve put down our shovels to report on the best stuff this summer has to offer. You want to know about that new Gym Class Heroes album? No prob. Need the deets on the Vans Warped Tour’s 14th run? Sure. Ready for the new games that will make you trash your already stressed console? We are. Wanna know how funny Pineapple Express is? We’ll tell you. Unfortunately, everything else you need this summer-boyfriends, girlfriends, sun block and cash money-is up to you to find.
QUIET IS THE NEW LOUD
You don’t need to have your Marshall stack cranked to 11 to convey emotion in your music, as the folk-punk movement proves. Acoustic guitars, living-room shows and passionate sing-alongs are the norm with Paul Baribeau, Andrew Jackson Jihad and Frank Turner; plus, learn about the genre’s roots and essential albums to add to your collection.
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