The name of one of the very first post-punk bands, formed by former Buzzcocks vocalist Howard Devoto with guitarist John McGeoch, bassist Barry Adamson, keyboardist Bob Dickinson, and drummer Martin Jackson. They performed their first concert in June of 1977. The band had several good albums despite frequent changes in its lineup. Magazine could rightfully be considered one of the very first indie bands despite the fact that it broke up in 1981, many years before the music journalists invented the term for Husker Du and Nirvana.