The pdfMAGS questionnaire has been answered by Steve Marreyt
Ruis is a monthly that focusses on the margin of pop music. You can find interviews with artists that are coming to belgium, articles on unknown belgian artists, reviews and an obstinate, well-ordered agenda in it. The newspaper is a available for free in specialised record stores and cultural centres.
We started Ruis because the magazines that focussed on the more experimental artists that played in belgium always featured them after the concerts. we mostly do phone- and e-mail interviews in advance and publish the articles before they come to Belgium. In that way people get informed and can still decide to go and check them out instead of regretting they weren't there. Another reason is that we thought there wasn't enough publicity for that kind of music in Belgium and Holland. Most main stream media ignore lots of those interesting things happening because it doesn't sell for them. So we thought that if we couldn't get our stuff in the media, we could as well start our own thingie...
It's published by (K-RAA-K)3 in Ghent.
For everyone with an interest for 'adventurous' music or 'adventurous' culture in genereal, since we also focuss on illustrations and also feature new media art in our magazine.
WHAT MAKES RUIS DIFFERENT?
It's free. It's spontaneous. It's small and easy to read on bus or toilet. And it's not blazé, although it's written by a group of nerds who want to convince other people to open their ears.
PDF ONLY/ AND PRINT: pdf + print
FREQUENCY: monthly (not in juli and august)
EXTRA CONTENT ON YOUR SITE:
SOMETHING ELSE YOU WILL SAY OR SOMETHING I HAVE FORGOTTEN: stay avant-garde!
Thank you, Steve.
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