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b-side (us) (usa/english)
RJRPRES: american alternative rock bimonthly with good coverage of the indie and industrial scene. last issue received #57.

backspin hip hop magazine (germany/german)
RJRPRES: excellent glossy german rap bimonthly. both articles & reviews of high quality. now quarterly.

backstage (sweden/swedish)
RJRPRES: magazine specializing in swedish rock.

backstage (norway) (norway/norwegian)
RJRPRES: bimonthly norwegian music newspaper covering mostly rock (+ some blues, jazz etc) on the regional, norwegian & international scene. important for regional & national contents.

bad (germany/german)
RJRPRES: german monthly covering various aspects of dance music & "black music"; soul, techno, rap, reggae, jazz etc.

bad alchemy (germany/german)
RJRPRES: semi-annual german publication on alternative, experimental & improvised musics. comes with compilation cassettes, 7"s, cdr-s, art cards etc. well worth your attention. some issues available free as pdfs on website.

bad karmag (france/french)
RJRPRES: new french fanzine covering mostly the local rock scene + some video etc.

bad trip (usa/english)
RJRPRES: excellent fanzine covering garage rock old and new. well worth trying to get hold of.

bad vibe (usa/english)
RJRPRES: another new american zine covering mostly rock with a garage/punk connection. good interviews and some record reviews on top, make this one worth investigating.

badaboom gramophone (usa/english)
RJRPRES: great new zine covering lots of ground from gamelan music to progressive filmmusic, indie rock to no wave. absolutely to my taste and highly recommended.

baffler (the) (usa/english)
RJRPRES: amazing fat american magazine covering various aspects of contemporary cultural phenomenons (incl.some rock) in an intellectual way without being highbrow. mostly long article + fiction/poetry/art. get it and see for yourself.

ballyhoo (uk/english)
RJRPRES: small xeroxed fanzine closely related to the interests of the writer/editor. covers a wide variety of artists mostly within the field of popular music, from yoko ono to serge gainsborough. formerly titled: hullabaloo.

bam! (italy/italian)
RJRPRES: italian zine subtitled: hi-speed rock-n-roll. covers garage to punk to power pop & some metal through a wide variety of national & international artists/groups + free cds. worth checking out. some english editions.

bananafish (usa/english)
RJRPRES: american fanzine covering music on the "dark side" and a lot more. you even get a chance to keep up with the japanese noise scene. recommended to the open minded. comes with a free vinyl ep. probably discontinued after issue 18.

*bands of dixie (france/french)
RJRPRES: french bimonthly covering both french & international southern rock (old/new & related) + some blues. some excellent features make this worth your attention.

bang (usa/english)
RJRPRES: i was very uncertain about including this due to its focus on big-breasted women etc, but the music interviews/reviews are often interesting.

bang (uk) (uk/english)
RJRPRES: very promising new uk monthly subtitled it-s only rock-n-roll. high quality writing and a healthy dose of new artists/groups to cover make this a valuable addition to the rock press and a fun mag to read.

banzai! (germany/german)
RJRPRES: german zine covering surf, rockabilly, psycho, garage & rock-n-roll both local & international. covers lots of fairly unknown artists/groups. absolutely worth checking out.

barnabé aime le rock-n-roll (france/french)
RJRPRES: french zine covering lots of french alternative rock groups. nice.

bass player (usa/english)
RJRPRES: glossy instructional magazines with articles of interest also to the general music fan. covers a variety of styles incl. rock, jazz, funk, etc. recommended.

bassics (usa/english)
RJRPRES: formerly canadian mag on bass players/playing. excellent articles. comes with a free cd. recommended.

bassist & bass techniques (uk/english)
RJRPRES: new british magazine for bass players. interviews, articles, workshops & equipment info.

batera & percussao (brazil/portuguese)
RJRPRES: brazilian drum & percussion monthly covering rock, jazz & world music on both the national & international scene. very valuable for coverage of brazilian musicians.

bb gun (usa/english)
RJRPRES: zine from the former drummer of sonic youth. covers mostly indie rock. nice interviews, reviews etc. worth seeking out.

bcr; la revue (france/french)
RJRPRES: french bimonthly covering bcr: blues, country, rock-n-roll. some interesting articles plus an extensive reviews section make this worth checking out.

beard (uk/english)
RJRPRES: interesting zine from scotland covering both the local & international indie music scene from rock and pop to freak folk (+ some cinema etc). discontinued. blog not updated.

beat (no) (norway/norwegian)
RJRPRES: norwegian rock (& movie) magazine which comes & goes in various formats. irregular, but back to high quality coverage of various shades of the popular music scene both national & international. now probably discontinued for good.

beat (the) (usa/english)
RJRPRES: american bimonthly covering world music with special attention to reggae. very valuable as an information source due to news/reviews columns on music from different areas.

beat generation (spain/spanish)
RJRPRES: new spanish magazine covering rock, punk, garage etc through informative interviews & reviews. good coverage of the spanish national scene. recommended.

beat scene (uk/english)
RJRPRES: mag focusing on the beat culture of the 50s, literature, music, art etc. very interesting.

beat-down (usa/english)
RJRPRES: rap monthly that-s changed from a newspaper to a glossy magazine. worth investigating.

beat.magazine (australia/english)
RJRPRES: australian weekly covering what-s happening on the melbourne music & arts scene. lots of listings with some articles & live-/record reviews. free locally.

beatleg (japan/japanese)
RJRPRES: japanese monthly focusing mostly on underground & bootleg recordings of rock, pop, metal, prog, folk etc. an invaluable source of information, but the japanese language might be a problem.

ben is dead (usa/english)
RJRPRES: very special american fanzine concentrating on a selected theme in each issue. covers both music (mostly indie-rock), art & communication. valuable interviews & reviews. worth checking out. discontinued after issue 30.

benno (sweden/swedish)
RJRPRES: high quality printed edition of the previous e-zine only. thorough articles & reviews on various shades of indie rock & pop, plus columns. very promising.

bent (usa/english)
RJRPRES: promising new mag featuring mostly indie/alternative rock through interviews & reviews. worthy of your attention. somewhat irregular.

best (france/french)
RJRPRES: glossy french music monthly covering rock & other popular musics + cinema. discontinued, but now in a new incarnation with a new issn-no. discontinued again.

big band (netherlands/dutch)
RJRPRES: interesting dutch bi-monthly focusing on big band jazz and related topics both on the national & international scene. a wide variety of styles covered from swing to contemporary. folded after about 2 years of existence.

big beat (finland/finnish)
RJRPRES: impressive finnish quarterly tabloid covering various shades of traditional rock-n-roll & rockabilly both old & new from the national & international scene. essential if you read the language.

big cheese (uk/english)
RJRPRES: glossy british monthly covering rock, punk, metal & alternative. mostly short articles & reviews, but a fairly good source of information due to the broad range of musics covered.

big city blues (usa/english)
RJRPRES: blues bimonthly. formerly titled, detroit blues (vol1#1-vol.3#3). covers blues and rhythm & blues on both the local & national scene.

big shot (german/german)
RJRPRES: short-lived german zine covering reggae, soul & skinhead culture. always interesting, so well worth checking out.

*big takeover (the) (usa/english)
RJRPRES: very important american fanzine always full of interesting interviews and tons of reviews. covers mainly indie rock. a magnum opus from drummer jack rabid (& staff). highly recommended.

bizz (brazil/portuguese)
RJRPRES: brazilian rock monthly. quite commercial.

black mass (germany/german)
RJRPRES: german magazine covering the extreme metal scene of the 90s. focus on black metal & death metal. came with posters.

black music research journal (usa/english)
RJRPRES: academic journal covering all aspects of "black" music from classical composers to blues artist. long informative articles and reviews. strongly recommended to the more scholarly minded. biannual. now only online.

black news (france/french)
RJRPRES: new french black music monthly. worth investigating.

black to comm (usa/english)
RJRPRES: an enormous amount of work and dedication goes into every issue of this american fanzine covering rock old and new (+ film/television etc). started out as: phfudd. important both for the articles & obscure records reviewed.

black velvet (uk/english)
RJRPRES: british quarterly zine covering all things rock, sleaze glam punk metal etc. a focus on the underground & fairly unknown artists/groups make this one a very valuable source of information. check it out. now online only.

*blackmoon (norway/norwegian)
RJRPRES: new norwegian zine covering rock & prog with a healthy dose of local and national coverage. off to a promising start.

blah blah blah (uk/english)
RJRPRES: mtv-s glossy monthly covering the current music scene from rock to techno.

blast (italy/italian)
RJRPRES: another excellent italian alternative rock monthly.

blast! (germany/german)
RJRPRES: german publication from the nuclear blast distribution covering metal. mainly a mail-order catalogue, but with some articles & reviews. current status unknown.

bleu banane (belgium/french)
RJRPRES: interesting new jazz & blues publication from some of the same people that published the excellent "jazz in time" some years ago. this one features special themes in each issue and has already got its own identity.

blitz (portugal/portuguese)
RJRPRES: portuguese monthly (previous weekly) newspaper covering all kinds of music along with some fashion, cinema etc. valuable for the coverage of portuguese artists and the general diversity of the music covered.

block (netherlands/dutch)
RJRPRES: excellent dutch blues mag with long articles (often incl.discographies) plus live/record reviews. quarterly. current status unknown, but probably discontinued.

blow up (italy/italian)
RJRPRES: fantastic italian music monthly covering most shades of popular music from rock to avant garde, techno to punk & some jazz etc. very high quality articles, interviews & reviews. a must if you read italian.

blu (italy/italian)
RJRPRES: italian magazine covering national popular music.

blu jazz (italy/italian)
RJRPRES: bi-monthly italian jazz magazine.

blue juice (uk/english)
RJRPRES: new english indie-roots-rock mag, incorporating zip code.

blue rhythm (germany/german)
RJRPRES: quarterly supplement mag to jazz thing covering world music, blues etc in an excellent way. recommended. now part of its mother publication.

blue suede news (usa/english)
RJRPRES: american rock-n-roll fanzine also covering some blues. nice review section covering books/videos/records. recommended.

*bluegrass unlimited (usa/english)
RJRPRES: oldest & most respected bluegrass monthly. excellent reviews & articles. recommended.

*blues & rhythm (uk/english)
RJRPRES: british blues, rhythm&blues & soul magazine also covering some gospel music. general high quality articles and reviews. recommended.

blues & soul (uk/english)
RJRPRES: quite commercial british mag covering various forms of black music including soul, blues & rap. published fortnightly. important due to reviews of soul singles and the amount of information about the musics covered. now back in print + online.

blues access (usa/english)
RJRPRES: american blues quarterly covering blues artists old & new through articles/interviews and informative record reviews.

blues life journal (austria/german)
RJRPRES: austrian blues quarterly covering the international blues scene through regional news columns in addition to articles & reviews. bilingual.

blues magazine (france/french)
RJRPRES: french blues quarterly with some interesting articles & reviews.

blues magazine (the) (uk/english)
RJRPRES: the latest addition to classic rock-s family. previously called: classic rock presents the blues. this one covers blues and blues rock, old & new. as usual the quality is excellent.

*blues matters (uk/english)
RJRPRES: british bimonthly covering the contemporary national & international blues scene. a valuable source of information. check it out.

*blues music magazine (usa/english)
RJRPRES: this american blues bimonthly seems like a direct continuation of the discontinued publication, blues revue. same scope, quality & staff (mostly). worth checking out.

blues news (germany/german)
RJRPRES: long-running german blues quarterly. covers mostly the international blues scene + some german artists through articles & record reviews. well worth seeking out.

blues notes (belgium/french)
RJRPRES: blues supplement that came with the belgian jazz mag, jazz in time. from sept.93 integrated into the pages of the mother publication. some articles/interviews plus record reviews.

blues revue (usa/english)
RJRPRES: american monthly blues magazine concentrating on various shades of blues, incl.acoustic & traditional. articles, transcriptions and lots of reviews. formerly named: blues review quarterly. recommended.

*bluesnews (norway/norwegian)
RJRPRES: norwegian blues magazine published in association with the norwegian blues union covering both the national & international blues scene (+ related soul & rock). lots of regional reports from around norway. recommended.

blurt (usa/english)
RJRPRES: new u.s. quarterly continuing where the discontinued harp magazine left off. covers mostly the independent music rock scene along with some country, americana etc.

blå (norway/norwegian)
RJRPRES: monthly concert guide for the oslo jazz & experimental music club, blå. a couple of valuable interviews/articles in every issue.

bmr; black music review (japan/japanese)
RJRPRES: japanese monthly covering contemporary & classic black music from soul & disco to rap & r'n'b. lots of record reviews & other info. check it out if you read japanese. current status unknown.

bn/ blues news (finland/finnish)
RJRPRES: excellent long-running finnish blues bimonthly covering both the national & international scene including some rhythm-n-blues. highly recommended if you read the language.

bob (the) (usa/english)
RJRPRES: american rock tabloid that comes with a flexi of unreleased material by well-know rock acts. interesting articles/interviews and record reviews makes this easy to recommend.

bonafide (uk/english)
RJRPRES: excellent british magazine covering electronica, dance, rap & dub etc (along with some art & fashion). feels like wax poetic's british sister... irregular. absolutely recommended. current status of print edition uncertain, probably discontinued.

boo boo (usa/english)
RJRPRES: new xeroxed fanzine covering rock & politics. valuable for reprints of extensive hard to get interviews & articles. off to a nice start.

boston rock (usa/english)
RJRPRES: monthly alternative rock tabloid.

bourdonske (-t) (belgium/dutch)
RJRPRES: folk & world music magazine from belgium mostly consisting of live/record reviews + some feature articles & news. worth checking out for the extensive record review section.

brain damage (usa/english)
RJRPRES: excellent pink floyd fanzine covering all aspects related to the group including boot reviews. current status unknown.

brain lapse (usa/english)
RJRPRES: impressive new zine covering punk, rock & pop music mostly from the 60s & 70s. extensive articles/interviews along with reviews of rare records & zines make this a winner. probably a one-off.

*bransjevelter (norway/norwegian)
RJRPRES: this norwegian zine started up as a promotional cassettes/cds series, but from issue 9 it comes as a quartertly zine/cd package. covers indie rock, hardcore & punk etc. interesting interviews/articles + good music make this easy to recommend.

broken arrow (uk/english)
RJRPRES: neil young & related covered through interviews, discographies, reviews, transcriptions etc. excellent and a must for neil fans. probably discontinued with issue 133 (march 2014)

broken face (the) (sweden/english)
RJRPRES: this swedish zine was one of the absolute best covering mostly independent & experimental rock and other musics. extensive articles/interviews & informative record reviews. continued as blog until patrik lundborg's untimely death.

bronx cheer (usa/english)
RJRPRES: u.s.zine covering mostly alternative/experimental rock, noise & some avant-garde jazz/improvised music. worth your attention for some interesting interviews & reviews.

browbeat (usa/english)
RJRPRES: a personal favourite among the new fanzines covering various kinds of dissonance (rock experimental improvisation jazz etc). 2nd issue just as nice. a must.

bubblegum slut fanzine (uk/english)
RJRPRES: impressive long-running zine covering various shades of the rock & punk underground (+ some fashion). always a good read so it-s well worth checking out. now includes a free cd.

bucketfull of brains (uk/english)
RJRPRES: long-lived british rock fanzine focusing mainly on guitar bands from garage, power pop & psych to folk-rock, country & punk. writing is generally excellent and the reviews well founded. recommended. buy back-issues while you still can...

bulletin du hcf (france/french)
RJRPRES: french monthly covering traditional jazz through well-researched articles and reviews.

bunnyhop (usa/english)
RJRPRES: quite interesting u.s.mag covering alternative rock along with other topics through issues with special themes. formerly known as waffle. well worth checking out.

burning ambulance (usa/english)
RJRPRES: excellent new magazine covering mostly jazz (so far), but touching on world music, rock, metal, contemporary music etc. extensive interviews & articles. published in digital & printed editions. absolutely worth your attention.

burrn! (japan/japanese)
RJRPRES: japanese monthly covering all shades of the metal scene from heavy to glam to extreme to prog etc. japanese may be a problem for many metalheads though.

*buscadero (italy/italian)
RJRPRES: italian monthly covering a wide variety of rock & roots related music including blues, folk, jazz, country etc. lots of high quality articles and reviews. highly recommended.

bust (usa/english)
RJRPRES: feminist bimonthly covering music, arts, lifestyle, politics, fashion etc. music content alone makes this easy to recommend, but read it all. problem: my subscriptions copies never arrived after payment.

buttrag (usa/english)
RJRPRES: first-class american fanzine with an amazing diversity in the music covered from free jazz to rock & grunge. tons of interesting reviews make this another mag to buy and treasure.

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