Africa Oyé 2014 courtesy Pete Goodbody @p3dro

In Pictures: Africa Oyé 2014

24/06/2014

Pete Goodbody shares with us his photographic highlights from the UK’s largest, free African music festival… Africa Oyé attracted record crowds in Liverpool’s Sefton Park this year; partly because of the weather, but it...

Immix Ensemble launch at the Bluecoat, Liverpool (Images courtesy Wes Storey)

Breathing New Life Into Experimental Practice — Immix Ensemble

15/05/2014

Launching with Ex Easter Island Head and composer Joseph Hillyard, Jon Davies finds a new ensemble loaded with openness and charm…  Although Liverpool’s performing music calendar can never be accused of a lack of...

Sounds From the Other City, returns on Bank Holiday Sunday 4th May

No Lists, No Diaries, No Apps Required: Sounds From The Other City Festival

01/05/2014

Activists? Techno in a parish church? Unpronounceable band names? Robert Cutforth considers the joys of Greater Manchester’s most bonkers festival… I have been to Salford exactly three times and always by accident. I suppose that’s...

Space // Sound at the Bluecoat (c) Nata Moraru and Deep Hedonia

Turning Drawing On Its Head: SPACE//SOUND

23/04/2014

Maja Lorkowska takes a line for a walk with a group of innovative sound artists… Arts and music promoters Deep Hedonia and artist-focused free sheet Drawing Paper recently got together to bring us a...

Kraftwerk: Uncovered A Future Past, Liverpool Philharmonic

Kraftwerk Uncovered: A Future Past

06/02/2014

Nathan Richardson expects a tribute to Kraftwerk and instead discovers an evening of roaring, mesmeric experimentation… “What’s past is Prologue” — William Shakespeare. It is perhaps not much of an icebreaker when Icebreaker, the 12-piece...

Dean Blunt

“A near hallucinatory occurrence”: Dean Blunt at Blade Factory

03/12/2013

Our live art critic C James Fagan witnesses this solo artist’s sensational (and terrifying) blend of music and performance art… Where does all this begin? At the invitation to write about the upcoming...

Vinyl Renaissance

Vinyl Renaissance

19/11/2013

With vinyl sales at an all time high, Fred Johnson explores the reverence and psychology behind our obsession with analogue… 2013 marks the renaissance of the humble record. The British Recorded Music Industry...

Alan Mcgee

The Big Interview: Alan McGee

12/11/2013

We chat to founder of Creation Records Alan McGee, about his autobiography, being involved with a label again and who should have been massive…  The Double Negative: Congratulations on the book. What was the process...

Lou Reed/Transformer

Comment: Lou Reed

06/11/2013

Amid the continuing outpouring of tributes for Lou Reed in the print media, where are the TV documentaries to accompany them, asks Mike Pinnington… Waking up on Monday 28th October, casually flicking on...

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