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Any suggestions, now plan B has gone?
and you have to wade through pages of wank to get to the good stufF?
but it's largely heavier stuff. Get the Wire.
stool pigeon's usually a decent read too, is that still going? we've actually got some pretty impressive music press on the underground thinking about it
i always pick up a copy when i see it, and very rarely read it
Does any one know some good sources?
BUT the reason it's so hard to find is 'cause more or less all of the copies are scooped up within days of them arriving in those places (even though they deposit STACKS and STACKS of the things). it's best to look out for it around the first week/beginning of second week-ish of the month, whichever month it's out. record stores seem to be bereft of them pretty fast - in which case, check local bars/venues, i'd say... can you tell i'm killing time on my lunch by writing the most boring, longwinded post ever?
as the dude I write my dubstep blog with writes for them.
I had no positive experiences as a result of this, except I've been given this vague metaphysical sense that Ornette Coleman invented music.
- not 'the' Wire
I got so bored with the same old shit, buying a copy of the wire is really eye opening to new music. I search through and find new music. It can be pretentious but I'd rather that then it be wanky and bitchy like NME!
as is The Word, although clearly not as full of obscure stuff as Wire etc
Although it's gone downhill of late, the Observer Music Monthly always was a good wee read
yes I am old.
is better than Uncut.
do it do it do it.
can i join in?
we should start by publishing the Jag thread involving that cretin and Kings Cross! Ha!
Or just make a Drowned in Sound one.
Best written publication I read is probably the Skinny as it's free and focuses on good and local (Scottish) bands. It seems to be really successful as well.
thinking of doing it as a quarterly digest of the site as a PDF (and for iPhones and Kindles) for starters. You sorta need to do the whole pilot thingy for a while before advertisers will commit. Tis very chicken & egg from past experience of trying to launch a DiS mag, being involved with Probemusic and sitting on the sidelines of Bang! magazine which I contributed to for a bit (that was a fantastic mag!)
although it's not that great for *new* music
but Niche Homo zine is really good and cheap
it's ace and free, covers some music plus art, books and skateboarding. Our zine may be worth a look (JAG, sorry), it's called Brickface Press.
I also subscribe to Loud & Quiet, and the NME.
I will try the ones mentioned above.
is hands down the best print music publication in the UK. excellent writing, really good bands, good layout.
Loud & Quiet, which I always really like. Much easier to digest (I find SP a bit too cryptic, the font too small or smudged and often not clear on which bands they're writing about) and a L&Q is a touch more selective with its content. http://loudandquiet.com/
Only one I've bought for years
FACT is quite good too, and I echo those saying Stool Pigeon and L+Q.
only online from now on