24/03/2017
Live Aid cabinet, British Music Experience

“Pivotal moments that changed my life…” Playlist: British Music Experience

Welcome to the British Music Experience: a brand new museum on Liverpool’s waterfront that looks at key musicians and movements from 1945 to the present day. Join its curator, Kevin McManus, for a...

01/03/2017
Dream Wife, image courtesy the artists

“A rumination on the current state of the world…” Playlist: Wall Of Sound PR

We asked Jamie Otsa from Liverpool-based Wall of Sound PR to let us in on the music he’s listening to most right now. The result? A shed-load of new artists across hip hop, punk,...

21/02/2017
Nightshift, Manchester

“Filth…” Playlist: Nightshift International

Ahead of their pop-up show at Mary & Archie in Chorlton on Thursday, new clubnight/art collective Nightshift have made a playlist for us that reflect what audiences can expect: carnal lust, dreamboat city,...

27/01/2017
ALGOBABEZ

“It blows my mind” — Playlist: ALGOBABEZ On The Tracks That Made Them

Prepare for some prime algopop! Ahead of their Liverpool Philharmonic performance on Wednesday, algoravers ALGOBABEZ have made us a special playlist of their favourite tracks: expect a heady mix of algorithmic music incorporating...

18/01/2017
The Velvet Underground and Nico 1967 Album cover design by Andy Warhol   Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh © 2014 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

Playlist: The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

With John Cale announcing that Liverpool will be his only European show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Velvet Underground & Nico album, Joseph Viney reflects on its impact. How come one...

16/08/2016
Green Man Festival 2016

Playlist: Summer Sounds Of Green Man Festival

Belle & Sebastian, Grandaddy, Battles, Lush, Laura Marling, Wild Beasts… Green Man have released a perky playlist to get you in the mood for the sunny — and hopefully scorching hot — Welsh mountains…...

10/08/2016
Utopia Deferred exhibition: Mandy Payne, Looking Forward Looking Back

Playlist: Utopia Deferred

Utopia or dystopia? Paradise or hell? To mark Corke Gallery’s new Utopia Deferred painting exhibition, harbinger of doom C. James Fagan creates a mixtape for a new type of world… Painters Paul Collinson, Mandy Payne and Conor...

31/05/2016
Afro Supa Hero: Comic book selection: Credit: ‘Courtesy of Jon Daniel and National Museums Liverpool’

Playlist: Dig it! Jon Daniel’s Afro Supa Hero Soundtrack

Who wants to get funked up? To celebrate his Afro Supa Hero exhibition, currently on display at the International Slavery Museum, we asked designer Jon Daniel to make us the perfect soundtrack… In a recent TDN interview,...

22/04/2016
Akala

Playlist: “Lift up your skirt and fly!” — Shakespeare400

This month marks the 400th year since William Shakespeare shuffled off this mortal coil. Vanessa Wheeler remembers the great man in the most rock ‘n’ roll way possible… Over the next few days,...

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