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ISSUE 85 EDITORIAL

Editor Christopher Torpey weighs the value of nostalgia against the need to look to the future with an open mind, and finds that a balance needs to be struck between the two.

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RONGORONGO

A six-piece whose increasingly impressive body of work broods about the state we find our world in, and seethes with threatening, infectious post-punk energy.

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WHERE IS THE UK’S LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL?

Songkick and Expedia’s latest research throws up some fascinating trends about live music across the world - Craig G Pennington chisels away at the data compiled for 2017.

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MEHMET

Mehmet’s distinctive voice has become a beloved feature of the city, but his background in performing in his native Bulgaria is more suited to prestigious surroundings than busking on the street. Christopher Torpey traces the story of The Bard Of Bold Street.

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ARTS CENTRAL

Julia Johnson looks across the Mersey to the Williamson Art Gallery, whose work with Birkenhead-based artist Steve des Landes is indicative of positive local engagement

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CLUB CORINTO

The home of the very first Africa Oyé was demolished earlier this year – Jake Roney tells the story of Hardman House’s origins as a world music hub with radical allegiances.

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NADINE SHAH

The artist behind one of 2017’s most compelling albums expresses her desire for a more inclusive movement in the music industry.

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HOOKWORMS

The brightest talents in the UK’s alternative music landscape have spent the past three years decanting an expanded, studio-ready version of themselves into their third album: the results are mindblowing.

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BEN MONTERO

Danny Fitzgerald takes us on a detour to the outskirts of Athens to feel the vibrations with the woozy musician and visual artist Montero.

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KING HANNAH

Hannah Merrick is revelling in her band’s development into a growly, country-tinged rock outfit – and so are we.

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EXPLORING BIRDSONG

Step inside and marvel at Exploring Birdsong’s world of “piano-driven progressive rock”

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DANSETTE: THE FERNWEH

The Fernweh reveal some of the inspirational records that were key touchstones for the band in the making of their debut album

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THE PIER HEAD – TOM WOOD

Open Eye Gallery and Museum of Liverpool 12/1/18
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MC NELSON

By The River Video Premiere @ FACT 8/1/18
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HELENA HAUFF

The Wonder Pot @ 24 Kitchen Street 1/1/18
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DUDS

The Bagelry 13/1/18
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NABIHAH IQBAL

SisBis @ Buyer's Club 13/1/18
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ALFA MIST

24 Kitchen Street 22/11/17
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ISSUE 85 FINAL SAY

Ahead of the very first Bido Lito! Student Society meeting on 7th February, Co-Chairs of the society Daisy Scott and Sophie Shields each give their individual take on the impact of students on the Liverpool music scene.

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