Alarm (magazine)

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Aaron Turner on the cover of ALARM Magazine'
Aaron Turner on the cover of ALARM Magazine
Editor Chris Force
Categories Musicians, Artists
Frequency Quarterly
Publisher Chris Force
Year founded 1995
Company Alarm Press
Country United States
Based in Chicago, Illinois
Language English
ISSN 1555-8819

ALARM Magazine was an American quarterly magazine based in Chicago, Illinois[1] that publishes "Music and Art Beyond Comparison." It covers emerging and mid-career musicians and artists with a focus on independent, underground, or otherwise non-mainstream music and art. It also covers fashion, film, toys, and electronic media to a lesser extent.

Editor/publisher Chris Force founded the magazine in 1995[1] in Connecticut. The magazine then moved to Boston, Massachusetts. The magazine moved to Chicago in 2002.

The magazine includes a sizable music reviews section, interviews with bands, musicians, visual and performing artists. There are also in-depth features, columnists, book and film reviews, and music and art listings. Past issues have featured Brooklyn Rappers, Polish Folk bands, Japanese pop singers, Chinese punk bands,California graffiti artists, train-hopping hobo craftsmen, and Hopi katsina artists. The magazine has also done features on well-known artists such as The Ramones, Queens of the Stone Age, Eels, Glenn Danzig, and Saul Williams.

The SF Weekly coined ALARM a "hipster journal".[2]


  1. ^ a b "Alarm magazine". Alarm Press. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Graffiti To Gallery". SF Weekly. September 1, 2004. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 

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