Sun Ra performing at the Bluecoat in 1990. Courtesy the Bluecoat archive

Playlist: Celebrating 300 Years Of The UK’s First Arts Centre, With Sun Ra & More

What do Sun Ra, Sonic Youth, Captain Beefheart, and the Futurama theme tune have in common? They all flavour our new playlist by the Bluecoat’s Artistic Director Bryan Biggs: musically highlighting its radically...

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...

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,...

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,...