Alternative Press is a monthly rock music magazine based in Cleveland, Ohio. It features band interviews and photos, tour dates, music charts, and album reviews. Alternative Press often focuses on popular artists such as Beastie Boys, Soundgarden, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. However, the magazine does feature lesser known, unsigned bands in their monthly column “AP&R”. Other columns include “My Favorite Gear”, in which a musician talks about his or her favorite piece of equipment or instrument. In “Next Exit”, musicians discuss their touring experiences. “Beauty and the Band” features a musician sharing tips on makeup and fashion. There are also blogs from various bands such as Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, and Senses Fail, in which the reader is taken through the process of making an album in the studio or being on tour. Bands will often continue to make entries in the blog through the entire process. Alternative Press examines the day to day lives of musicians in order to convey the experience of being in the music business.
Alternative Press is designed for those who want to follow the world of alternative rock and is great for devoted fans of the musicians featured in the magazine. Digital copies are currently available.
Alternative Press digital edition offers a subscription where all 12 issues of the year are available in this single subscription with digital reading formats including iPhone, PC, Mac, iPad and Android magazine subscriptions.