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ISSUE 78 EDITORIAL

Editor-in-Chief Craig G Pennington digs deep into the findings from our Liverpool, Music City? consultation to find plenty of civic pride

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AFRICA OYÉ

Reflecting on 25 years of festival buzz and happy vibes from the happiest festival around

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AN INDIAN ODYSSEY

The uncredited Indian musicians who played on Sgt. Pepper and inspired George Harrison have finally been tracked down: allow Dr Mike Jones to tell their story

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PMS @ 40

Celebrating 40 years of Pure Musical Sensations with the UK's longest-running alternative music show

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WE ARE THE OPPOSITION REPRISE

In the run up to the General Election, Christopher Torpey looks at different ways we can make ourselves heard as voices of opposition

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TREMZ

We speak to the Liverpool beat man and Big Narstie collaborator to find out how Scouse trap differs from grime.

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HAS SPOTIFY KILLED THE RADIO STAR?

Tastemakers, podcasters and internet radio enthusiasts are still ga ga about radio, leading us through a sea of possibilities in an on-demand world.

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AKALA SPEAKS

Rapper and activist AKALA speaks to James Jackson about the plight of UK rap music, and Jeremy Corbyn’s chances of winning the General Election.

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THE FERNWEH

The hazy, harmony-filled psychedelia of The Byrds, with a modern twist; It's The Fernweh

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FESTIVAL FAMILIES

Janaya Pickett shares her experiences on the highs and lows of doing the festival circuit with a young family – and how the industry has adapted to cater for the parent-and-child revellers.

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SGT. PEPPER AT 50

The city is preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ landmark album in style this summer

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DJ SPOOKY

The Washington, DC-born composer, artist and author is using a classic Beatles track to unpick our own existential worries, through a mixture of performance and audio-visual installation

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FESTIVAL FUTURES

Too many festivals and not enough bands or punters to go round – or an industry receptive to trialling new schemes that benefit the wider music community?

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HER’S

The transnational jangle pop duo explain what being a "supersonic spectral wave band" actually means

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HAARM

The Radio 1-playlisted trio talk us through their luscious pop and the idea behind latest release, Endangered Species.

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NEIL NOA

Modern soul vocalist and guitarist NEIL NOA explains how his infatuation with music began, ahead of his July LIMF Summer Jam appearance.

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ISSUE 78 FINAL SAY

Curator of new FACT exhibition The New Observatory, Sam Skinner talks uses - mis-uses of data

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SMITHDOWN ROAD FESTIVAL

Various Venues
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SHAME

Harvest Sun @ The Magnet 25/4/17
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GEOFF TRAVIS: CULTURE OF INDEPENDENCE

Writing on the Wall and Bido Lito! Membership @ The Bluecoat 5/5/17
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BOB DYLAN

Echo Arena 8/5/17
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JESCA HOOP

Mellowtone and Ceremony Concerts at The Magnet 5/4/17
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FESTEVOL GARDENS

FestEvol @ Invisible Wind Factory 30/4/17
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