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sample magazine (usa/english)
RJRPRES: excellent zine covering various types of popular musics from indie rock & country to jazz & improvised. interesting interviews, but it is the extensive record review section that makes this one of the best i-ve found.

savage (sweden/english)
RJRPRES: swedish garage rock zine covering the international scene through interesting article & lots of record reviews. a promising start. now online only.

savage damage digest (usa/english)
RJRPRES: excellent new zine from california covering various shades of rock from the 60s & 70s. exstensive and interesting articles make this a valuable publication. check it out if you can find it. probably discontinued.

saxophone journal (usa/english)
RJRPRES: longrunning bimonthly covering all aspects of saxophone playing (both jazz, rock & classical music) through workshops, columns, reviews and long interviews. includes an instructional cd with transcriptions.

say what (france/french)
RJRPRES: thick xeroxed french rock fanzine covering mostly french rock. well worth getting.

*schall (germany/german)
RJRPRES: new german quarterly covering various kinds of popular music (rock, pop, rap, electronica. punk, folk etc) from the german-speaking sphere. looks very promising, and is set to become a valuable source of information within its scope. highly recommended.

schwann inside (usa/english)
RJRPRES: new monthly magazine covering jazz & classical music. each issue contains a few interesting articles and record reviews. quite expensive in relation to the limited content. extensive listings of new recordings with catalog numbers.

scram magazine (usa/english)
RJRPRES: long-running zine subtitled; a journal of unpopular culture. not entirely true as they cover a lot of fairly popular artists old & new. touches on non-music topics too for good measure. highly recommended.

scrawl (usa/english)
RJRPRES: new mag covering various musics like indie rock, rap, experimental etc. interesting articles & personal record reviews make this one to get.

*scream magazine (norway/norwegian)
RJRPRES: long-running norwegian language metal magazine with articles & reviews covering both national & international acts, from extreme to heavy etc + some prog. recommended.

se7e (portugal/portuguese)
RJRPRES: large format portuguese weekly covering music, cinema etc. well worth investigating.

sea of tranquility (usa/english)
RJRPRES: shortlived u.s. quarterly covering rock from heavy metal to progressive. absolutely worth checking out. paper edition discontinued after issue 8, but the website lives on.

second skin (usa/english)
RJRPRES: very personal fanzine into various shades of alternative rock with good interviews & valuable reviews. worth seeking out.

seconds (usa/english)
RJRPRES: american fanzine consisting of transcribed interviews with mostly rock & rap musicians. now includes a few record- & book reviews. recommended.

select (uk/english)
RJRPRES: excellent british monthly covering most shades of contemporary popular musics with a focus on alternative rock & britrock.

serge (france/french)
RJRPRES: important french bimothly covering various shades of the french popular music scene from chansons to rock & rap. sadly discontinued after just eight issues. website still online, but not updated.

seven; scat records quartetly (usa/english)
RJRPRES: quarterly covering underground rock. tons of singles reviews.

sex (sweden/swedish)
RJRPRES: swedish semi-annual magazine interviewing people from various strains of popular culture incl.music. interesting choice of artists covered. recommended.

sex sells magazines (usa/english)
RJRPRES: fantastic (but highly irregular) zine with extensive interviews of musicians, artists & other personalities. issue no 2 came with an original picture by steve keene. highly recommended.

*shindig! magazine (uk/english)
RJRPRES: fantastic uk zine covering mostly 60s rock (psyche, garage, beat etc) & related. extensive well-researched articles on both well-known & lesser known artists make this one a must to seek out. issue 47 called kaleidoscope.

shook (uk/english)
RJRPRES: excellent british quarterly with an eclectic mix of jazz, world music, dance, electronica, reggae etc. (+ some cinema, art & literature). kind of a heir to straight no chaser.

show kai (usa/english)
RJRPRES: american fanzine covering alternative japanese rock. comes with cassettes of exclusive material. all very impressive & recommended. irregular. possibly a one-off.

signal to noise / soundboard (usa/english)
RJRPRES: quarterly magazine with focus on improvised, experimental music & jazz with touches of funk, rock, world music etc. excellent articles & reviews too. highly recommended. started out as soundboard, issues 1-6

sin international (usa/english)
RJRPRES: large format american mag covering various aspects of contemporary culture incl music.

since (france/french)
RJRPRES: french alternative rock fanzine. mostly international in coverage. usual dose of interviews & record reviews. irregular.

sing out (usa/english)
RJRPRES: american long-running folk quarterly featuring song transcription, articles, reviews, etc. a very valuable source of info within folk & roots music. strongly recommended. now reduced & in transition. probably discontinued.

siren (uk/english)
RJRPRES: english alternative rock mag.

sisubeat (finland/english)
RJRPRES: english language fanzine from the same team as jungle in finland. covering mostly the finnish rock scene, plus some international artists. valuable for info on finnish rock in a language lots of people can read.

ska-tastrophe (usa/english)
RJRPRES: folded newspaper covering ska music old & new. both articles & reviews make this one of the best i-ve seen within its field. highly recommended.

skug (austria/german)
RJRPRES: important austrian quarterly subtitled journal für musik, but it also covers art, cinema & literature along with most facets of contemparary popular music from electronica to rock etc. quite intellectual in style. not an easy read. recommended. last issue

skyscraper (usa/english)
RJRPRES: important american zine covering hardcore, rock, punk & other kinds of popular music, mostly of the indie variety. the mags has grown fast and is always interesting to read. highly recommended. printed edition sadly discontinued.

slagwerkkrant (netherlands/dutch)
RJRPRES: dutch bimonthly drum magazine covering both rock & jazz drummers. high standard both on articles & workshops.

*slam (austria/german)
RJRPRES: austrian bimonthly subtitled: alternative music magazine. covers mostly rock, punk & metal artists/groups. lots of record reviews. recommended.

slayer magazine (norway/english)
RJRPRES: norwegian death metal fanzine. english language.

small flowers press (usa/english)
RJRPRES: new zine covering the more avant side of alternative rock & jazz through extensive articles/interviews. really off to an excellent start so i hope they keep going. probably a one-off.

smashed blocked (usa/english)
RJRPRES: very interesting xeroxed zine focusing on 60s music. worth seeking out.

smilin- ears (netherlands/dutch)
RJRPRES: dutch bimonthly record collectors magazine with a focus on rock. some articles plus lots of news & sales lists.

snackcake (usa/english)
RJRPRES: american zine covering mostly various indie-rock styles through articles, interviews & reviews. some issues come with 7"s containing exclusive material.

snakepit (france/english)
RJRPRES: quality french zine written in english covering heavy metal, extreme & otherwise. long informative interviews with artists/groups (both know & fairly unknown) make this an important source of info. comes with a 7" ep. check it out.

snipehunt (usa/english)
RJRPRES: excellent u.s. zine covering alternative rock etc.

snoozer (japan/japanese)
RJRPRES: impressive japanese monthly covering the contemporary international pop & rock scene with a focus on new & up-coming artists/groups. recommended if you read japanese. current status unknown.

so jazz (france/french)
RJRPRES: swiss/french jazz monthly. previously only published separately, but later offered as a free supplement in its sister publication, vibrations.

society pages (usa/english)
RJRPRES: excellent frank zappa fanzine with very informative interviews etc. a must for zappa fans & easily recommended to others as well.

sockamagee (canada/english)
RJRPRES: canadian fanzine covering both rock/punk music and films. worth attention for interviews with groups not covered elsewhere.

solo blues (spain/spanish)
RJRPRES: spanish blues magazine.

*son du grisli (le) (france/french)
RJRPRES: excellent website publishing limited editions focusing on special instruments (sept batteries/sept guitares/sept pianos/etc) + free flight. covers avant-garde, free-jazz and related. highly recommended. my pagination used.

song of the west (usa/english)
RJRPRES: american fanzine covering cowboy & western music. excellent interviews & reviews of artists often unknown to the general public, make this a valuable information source. well worth investigating.

songbook (uk/english)
RJRPRES: this new british quarterly zine focuses mainly on singer-songwriters, folk & roots music, but touches on a wide variety on popular musics. excellent articles & reviews. promising & recommended.

*songlines (uk/english)
RJRPRES: this interesting world music magazine covers all shades of world music and touches on folk, gospel etc. high quality articles & reviews make this a joy. comes free cd.

songstress (uk/english)
RJRPRES: british fanzine focusing on female singers.

*sonic (sweden/swedish)
RJRPRES: important swedish bimonthly taking over from both sound affects & pop. covers a wide varity of popular musics like rock, soul, rap, reggae, world music etc. high quality articles & reviews make this one to seek out.

sonic reducer (germany/german)
RJRPRES: german web-only zine available as pdf downloads. covers mostly indie rock & related (+ some cinema, television series etc). some articles in english. worth checking out. now online only.

sonic seducer (germany/german)
RJRPRES: german monthly covering rock & metal of the darker variety like industrial, electro, goth etc. lots of interesting articles & interviews along with an extensive reviews section. comes with free cds. recommended.

sonik (france/french)
RJRPRES: new french alternative rock zine off to a promising start. worth your attention.

sonik (greece) (greece/greek)
RJRPRES: greek monthly covering rock and other popular musics. current print edition status unknown.

sonora (italy/italian)
RJRPRES: impressive italian experimental music magazine. features artists within the international rock, jazz, contemporary music scene (+ art/literarture/cinema). long informative articles make this strongly recommended. cd suppl. bilingual.

soul bag (france/french)
RJRPRES: french quarterly magazine covering mostly blues, but also some r&b, soul, gospel, rap etc. the quality of both articles & reviews make this an important publication within its field. now some with free cds.

soul plus jazz (italy/italian)
RJRPRES: like the title indicates, this new italian mag covers mainly soul and jazz, plus blues, improvised music etc.

soul r&b (france/french)
RJRPRES: glossy french mag covering the contemporary r&b/soul music scene (both national & international). started out as a "hors série"-edition of the french black music mag, groove. a valuable source of info on r&b scene.

sound affects (sweden/swedish)
RJRPRES: swedish alternative rock magazine covering various shades of the national & international indie scene. general high quality on both articles & reviews make this one of the better swedish music mags. folded after issue 43.

sound choice (usa/english)
RJRPRES: excellent network magazine covering various musics ++.

sound collector (usa/english)
RJRPRES: very interesting zine covering rock & prog to electronica etc. both articles & interviews are well worth reading. irregular. recommended.

sound collector audio review (usa/english)
RJRPRES: new quarterly supplement to the excellent sound collector magazine. nothing but extensive reviews of albums old & new from a variety of genres. one of a kind & highly recommended.

*sound projector (the) (uk/english)
RJRPRES: incredible british annual publication covering the experimental & alternative music underground from jazz, impro & noise to rock, kraut & metal. some extensive articles/interviews, but mostly lots & lots of record reviews. simply the best!

soundi (finland/finnish)
RJRPRES: glossy finnish music monthly covering a wide variety of popular musics from rock to reggae. some regional coverage.

sounds celebrating resistance (usa/english)
RJRPRES: newspaper covering music & politics within a wide range of genres from rock & folk to rap & jazz. interesting articles/interviews + record/book reviews.

soundtrack (belgium/english)
RJRPRES: long-running belgian film-music quarterly written in english. long interviews/filmographies/record reviews/etc keep you well informed on the film-music scene internationally. recommended.

*soundvenue (denmark/danish)
RJRPRES: danish magazine covering the contemporary popular music scene from rock to rap etc (+ cinema & fashion). quite commercial, but lots of interesting articles & reviews.

*source (the) (usa/english)
RJRPRES: excellent american hip-hop monthly covering both rap music & politics. quite glossy/commercial, but keeps you well informed on what-s happening through interviews/reviews & awareness-rising articles. recommended.

space age bachelor (the) (usa/english)
RJRPRES: very interesting canadian zine covering various shades of popular music from indie-rock & electronica to easy listening & rap, sometimes hard to read due to layout. recommended. discontinued. online archive available.

special interests (finland/english)
RJRPRES: new zine from finland covering power electronics, industrial, noise, experimental, avantgarde, ambient, improv + tape culture. important information source due to its specialized scope.

speed kills (usa/english)
RJRPRES: this american fanzine covers both alternative rock & the drag-racing scene. excellent long interviews and lots of record reviews of mostly indie issues. comes with an exclusive 7". easy to recommend.

*spex (germany/german)
RJRPRES: german monthly covering a variety of contemporary musical genres from rock to techno & rap. the quality & amount of info make this one of germany-s leading music publication. lots of record reviews. recommended. now bi-monthly.

spin (usa/english)
RJRPRES: alternative music-s answer to rolling stone. equally glossy & commercial, but still manages to maintain some alternative profile. always interesting to read feat.mostly new acts (+ var.columns). now online only.

spiral scratch (uk/english)
RJRPRES: newspaper style (previously monthly) mainly focusing on alternative rock & punk.

spirit (germany/german)
RJRPRES: interesting german fanzine covering mostly alternative rock + other cultural forms like radio plays etc. subtitled: ein lächeln im sturm. recommended.

spirit (norway) (norway/norwegian)
RJRPRES: lifestyle mag also covering music, film, literature, etc. of value due to coverage of the norwegian music scene. free locally.

spleen (usa/english)
RJRPRES: this rock zine seems only to have lasted for 2 issues. quite good.

spunk (australia/english)
RJRPRES: very interesting zine from down under covering mostly various shades of indie/alternative rock. comes with a vinyl ep of exclusive material (at least #3). highly recommended. irregular.

staccato (france/french)
RJRPRES: french alternative & 60s music fanzine (+ detective books etc). informative articles/reviews + record reviews. mostly international in coverage. worth checking out.

stain (usa/english)
RJRPRES: zine mostly covering the darker shades of rock & punk. the usual mix of interviews and record reviews well worth investigating. sometimes flexi's included.

starwax (france/french)
RJRPRES: french dj quarterly mostly covering dance music, but touches on reggae, soul & indie rock. back-issues found as pdfs on the website. free locally. check it out.

state (ireland/english)
RJRPRES: new irish monthly covering rock & popular music artists both mainstream & indie (+ some tv, film, literature & games). off to a promising start with interesting articles & reviews. now online only.

*steel for an age (greece/english)
RJRPRES: promising new greek heavy metal zine. covers the national & international metal scene both contemporary & historical. lots of quite obscure artists/bands make this an important information source. comes with a free cd.

stick it (usa/english)
RJRPRES: quarterly drum magazine subtitled: drumming for everybody. covers both rock, jazz & other popular musics through a mix of interviews, workshops & reviews. comes with a free cd. absolutely worth your time.

sticks & stones (usa/english)
RJRPRES: from a very humble beginning this zine has grown into a very interesting publication with excellent feature articles & lots of reviews. covers mostly rock but touches on both country & jazz. recommended.

stop breathing (usa/english)
RJRPRES: after reading about this zine for some time i finally got hold of it, and i-m very impressed. long interesting interviews & extensive record reviews about mostly indie rock & alt country acts make this a new personal favourite.

stop smiling (usa/english)
RJRPRES: quality zine covering different themes in each issue. music content mostly independent alternative shades of rock & related. now revamped, non-theme & bimonthly, but still recommended.

storyville (uk/english)
RJRPRES: british quarterly covering traditional jazz through well-researched articles & record/book reviews. very valuable within its field.

straight no chaser (uk/english)
RJRPRES: english quarterly billed as: magazine of world jazz jive, or: interplanetary sounds; ancient to future. features mostly acts on the jazz/dance music/rap horizon through articles, record reviews & columns.

strange days (japan/japanese)
RJRPRES: excellent japanese monthly covering mostly various shades of classic rock from prog & psych, to hard & blues rock etc. extensive articles & lots of record reviews. recommended if you read japanese.

strings (usa/english)
RJRPRES: american violin-family instructional bimonthly covering mostly classical music, but also various more popular musics incl jazz. interviews often of interest to the general public.

strobe (usa/english)
RJRPRES: glossy american magazine covering mostly current us indie rock, plus some art. interesting for the coverage of unsigned & fairly obscure bands/artists.

substream magazine (usa/english)
RJRPRES: u.s. bimonthly focusing on rock, metal and punk etc. covers some fairly unknown artist, so check it out.

suburban voice (usa/english)
RJRPRES: american alternative rock fanzine covering mostly guitar rock & punk. nice interviews & lots of reviews. worth investigating. now online only.

sue (finland/finnish)
RJRPRES: monthly music paper from finland subtitled: indierockpunkzine. free locally, and absolutely worth your attention (if you read finnish).

sun ra quarterly/research (usa/english)
RJRPRES: unique documentation of sun ra-s jazz world & the musicians around him through interview transcriptions. a must for people interested in this visionary musician.

sun zoom spark (uk/english)
RJRPRES: british monthly covering indie rock and other current trends. quite interesting.

sup magazine (usa/english)
RJRPRES: interesting bi-annual magazine (+ blog) covering various shades of the popular music scene from indie rock & metal to rap & electronica etc through extensive interviews/articles. previously distributed free. recommended.

super som (portugal/portuguese)
RJRPRES: glossy portuguese rock monthly. some national coverage.

superdope (usa/english)
RJRPRES: excellent fanzine from san francisco changing formats according to time/money/etc. always interesting coverage of alternative rock acts through outspoken interviews & personal record reviews. worth investigating.

svart samtid (norway/norwegian)
RJRPRES: norwegian zine covering hardcore & punk. some extensive interviews (one in english) make this worth your interest. my own pagination. probably a one-off.

*sweden rock magazine (sweden/swedish)
RJRPRES: important swedish metal & hard rock monthly. lots of interesting articles & interviews along with an extensive record & live reviews section make this easy to recommend.

swellsville (usa/english)
RJRPRES: strange american fanzine with variable content often by various known/unknown persons within the alternative rock scene in america. always readable though sometimes quite obscure. worth investigating.

swing journal (japan/japanese)
RJRPRES: japanese jazz monthly. very important for keeping up with japanese releases. excellent discographies. recommended.

swingset (usa/english)
RJRPRES: very promising new zine covering rock, jazz & experimental music (+ art etc). high quality articles & reviews. urgently recommended. printed ed discontinued. now online only.

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