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Mike Shea started Alternative Press out of his bedroom when he was 19 years old, living at his mom's house in Aurora, Ohio. The first issue of AP, an offset-printed, four-page fanzine designed like a high school newspaper, was handed out the night of June 6, 1985 at a punk-rock bar that was located in the Flats in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. More than 30 years later, AP is now one of the largest and most influential media companies in the United States for the discovery of new music.

Mike Shea started Alternative Press out of his bedroom when he was 19 years old, living at his mom's house in Aurora, Ohio. The first issue of AP, an offset-printed, four-page fanzine designed like a high school newspaper, was handed out the night of June 6, 1985 at a punk-rock bar that was located in the Flats in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. More than 30 years later, AP is now one of the largest and most influential media companies in the United States for the discovery of new music.
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Mike Shea started Alternative Press out of his bedroom when he was 19 years old, living at his mom's house in Aurora, Ohio. The first issue of AP, an offset-printed, four-page fanzine designed like a high school newspaper, was handed out the night of June 6, 1985 at a punk-rock bar that was located in the Flats in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. More than 30 years later, AP is now one of the largest and most influential media companies in the United States for the discovery of new music.

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Episodes

Episode #6: DAVEY SUICIDE

4/27/2018
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Davey Suicide dishes on Russian involvement, taking his career back and why a lot of tattoo artists are annoying AF.

Duration:00:54:04

Episode #5: ALEX DELEON of BOHNES

3/30/2018
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From the catacombs in Paris to the warming climate in Antarctica to abandoned amusement parks in Japan, former Cab frontman Alex DeLeon traveled the planet to find inspiration for his ambitious new vehicle, Bohnes. AP's Mike Shea learns all.

Duration:01:03:58

Episode #4: LYNN GUNN of PVRIS

3/8/2018
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PVRIS' Lynn Gunn stops by the Backstage podcast to discuss energy (psychic, mystic, other), how to deal with a slow audience, her life in lyrics, taphophilia and much more. We promise that at one point, you can actually hear her blush...

Duration:00:59:02

Episode #3: ASH COSTELLO of NEW YEARS DAY

2/14/2018
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Ash Costello, the iconic, two-tone-haired, lead singer for the band, New Year's Day, joins the podcast to discuss her commitment to dog rescuing as Paulo The Bulldog sleeps on her foot during the show. A long-time Goth, Ash and Mike also discuss the variety of formations of Disney's Haunted Mansion and even recites the opening monologue from the ride itself!

Duration:01:04:42

Episode #2: PALAYE ROYALE

1/31/2018
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Glam rockers Palaye Royale join the podcast to discuss their DIY approach to their band and their dedication to the fans that make them one of the fastest-growing artists around. Oh, plus some classic stories of their move to Los Angeles. What else do you expect from these guys?

Duration:01:10:08

Episode #1: MISS MAY I

1/16/2018
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Miss May I talk at length about their decision to start fresh with a new team, their love/hate relationship with social media and adapting their stage performance based on who they're performing to.

Duration:01:03:55