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DANSETTE: HOWIE PAYNE

The Dylan-esque singer-songwriter gives us some insight on what he was listening to while writing his latest album, Mountain.

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GAZELLE

Moving from Chemistry dropout to fully-fledged jazz singer via a Paris art commune, meet one of Merseyside’s most impressive singer-songwriters.

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ISSUE 82 EDITORIAL

Editor Christopher Torpey looks to the peeling artefacts on the walls of our city to decipher its cultural history

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WHAT BECAME OF THE DARK AGES?

"There are 2,023 words here, squandered in hope of flyposting over what you’ve seen"

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ORGAN FREEMAN

Searching for truth with serial pranksters Organ Freeman, as they embark on their second tour of China (we think)

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GREEN MAN

Brecon Beacons
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BIG YOUTH AND THE UPPER CUT BAND

Positive Vibration @ District 18/8/17
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ALEX CAMERON

Harvest Sun @ The Shipping Forecast 27/8/17
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LANA DEL REY

Echo Arena 22/8/17
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IN RESPONSE TO… ALPHONSE MUCHA

in response to throws up further queries about the nature of sound and vision, inviting musicians to cultivate their own work in response to the Art Nouveau of Alphonse Mucha.

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LIVERPOOL MUSIC WEEK

The high watermark of Autumn’s busy gigging season is once again packed full of legendary names and stars of the future. Allow us to navigate you through the festival’s brilliant 2017 line-up to tee up some highlights.

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ARTS CENTRAL

The role of the arts centre has changed markedly over the past century, as communities and our attitudes to the arts morph around them. Julia Johnson begins her look at this interesting phenomenon by focussing on city centre arts hubs The Bluecoat and The Black-E, wondering how they have shaped the city, and the city them.

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THE HORRORS

From goth punks to elder statesmen of indie, The Horrors continue their ascent with another fascinating evolution of their industrial pop sound. Georgia Turnbull catches up with the latest version of the band.

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INSIDE THE TIN DRUM

With their adaptation of a masterpiece of post-war surrealism, award-winning theatre company Kneehigh prepare you to dance to the beat of a different drum.

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SUB BLUE

We chat with SUB BLUE about his forthcoming EP, Suburban View, as well as what inspires his own brand of introspective RnB.

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PALE RIDER

“Space rock that your Dad will probably enjoy.” Four-piece PALE RIDER let us into their world of nuclear power ballads.

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ISSUE 82 FINAL SAY

Liverpool Mental Health Festival returns with a programme of events promoting awareness of mental health and wellbeing, encouraging people to enjoy the festival’s myriad activities on their own terms

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