Alternative Press Magazine


Alternative Press. (2012). Alternative Press Magazine. Cleveland, Ohio. Retrieved from:


AltPress is a music magazine that showcases alternative rock music. The magazine contains interviews, tour dates, song charts, photos and information on new releases. Some of the featured bands in the past year include Green Day, Breathe Carolina, and Paramore. The magazine releases special issues on large events like Van’s Warped Tour and the Airwalk AP tour.

Critical Evaluation

This is a fine magazine for anyone interested in contemporary alternative rock. Of course, my word has to be taken with a grain of salt because I don’t listen to contemporary alternative rock and have barely heard of any of the bands featured in the magazine, but I think if I ever were to do such a thing, and cared to look at a magazine featuring my favorite bands, and was 15, this would be the magazine a that I would choose.



Curriculum Ties


Reading Level/Interest Age 


Challenge Issues

Parents may find some of the bands featured, and their pictures, unsavory. This magazine often features folks with lots of tattoos and piercings. The library takes no position on tattoos and piercings and strongly urges parents and teens to have an understanding on what is appropriate reading material. The library supports the ALA Library Bill of Rights and as such does not condone censorship. That said, forms for reconsideration are available, and the library reserves the right to make the final decision after board review.

Reason for Inclusion

My library is sadly lacking in material that appeals to young men. I did some research to see what the dudes were reading and this magazine was one of the results.

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