R.I.P. No Depression

Categories: DFW Music News
After 13 years, No Depression, the bi-monthly magazine covering alternative country music, has decided to fold. Not only did many local semi-legends such as Slobberbone, Old 97’s and Theater Fire receive countless mentions throughout the magazine’s history, but even lesser known area talents such as Collin Herring and Darryl Lee Rush were covered. In a letter sent out yesterday, editors Peter Blackstock and Grant Alden announced that the May-June issue would be the final publication. “The answer involves not simply the well-documented and industry wide reduction in print advertising, but the precipitous fall of the music industry,” reads the press release. “As a niche publication, we are dependent upon advertisers who have a specific reason to reach our audience.” Eschewing the trend toward briefer articles, No Depression always took pride in well-researched, lengthy pieces that featured artists as diverse as Porter Wagner and the Decemberists. There simply was no other publication like No Depression, and even though Blackstock and Alden insists that a new and improved Web version will attempt to pick up the slack, the demise of the printed edition is, excuse the horrible pun, depressing. -- Darryl Smyers
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