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,...


“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...

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...

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…...

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...

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,...


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,...

Massive Attack

Playlist: Best Winter Gigs In The North West

The Christmas decorations have been taken down, the festivity is over, and the world looks cold and gloomy again. Is there any better way to escape the January drizzle than being in a...

British artist Mishka Henner’s aerial photographs of large feedlots—features of industrial beef farming

Playlist: Right Here, Right Now

Greg Thorpe creates the perfect playlist for The Lowry’s current exhibition of digital contemporary art; sit back, plug in, and consider how the world around us is changing via Kate Bush, Caribou and...