SIGNAL to NOISE is a nationally distributed annual publication focusing on the confluence of avant-garde jazz, electro-acoustic improvisation and left-of-center modern rock, with an emphasis on independent production and promotion. Featuring a vibrant mix of seasoned music writers and new, previously unpublished voices, we have been nominated by UTNE Magazine for “Best Arts And Creativity Coverage” in their 2004 Independent Press Awards, as “Zine of the Year” at 2007’s Plug Independent Music Awards, and four years running as “Best Periodical Covering Jazz” by the Jazz Journalists Association. Each issue of STN mixes in-depth features on the most significant and cutting-edge creative musicians with original, exclusive photography and hundreds of reviews of the season’s key concerts, books, and recorded music in all formats from CD to DVD to LP to MP3.
NEWS FROM STN-HQ!
The summer 2011 issue of Signal to Noise will be our last as a quarterly publication. We'll take a brief hiatus before returning with our first twice-annual edition in May of 2012, just ahead of the summer festival season. By consolidating our resources into two blockbuster issues each year, we look forward to continuing our work for a long time to come. We're no longer offering subscriptions but we'll continue to sell individual issues here at the website and through our pre-existing network of chain and indy stores. Thank you for your support over these past 14 years!
"The most respected journal of experimental, improvised and otherwise interesting music." DustyGroove.com
"Essential reading and resource for any underground connoisseur." Forced Exposure