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DADAFEST LINE-UP UNVEILED

DaDafest announce a huge line-up with over 50 events happening over November

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SEABASS DEADLIEST CATCH ALL-DAYER

Jo Mary announce Meatraffle as headliners of their October Seabass all-dayer

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ALL YOU NEED IS LSD

Playwright Leo Butler talks about his new play coming to the Unity exploring the psychedelic revolution

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INTO THE VOID

An exclusive Stateside excerpt from Nick Power's book Into The Void, to accompany the new Coral album

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HALEY HEYNDERICKX

Hidden from the Portland rainfall, Haley Heynderickx has quietly been tending to a delicate collection of folk songs

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STRAWBERRY GUY

Bask in the calming waters of the latest single from the lounge whizzkid

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A DAY IN THE SUN

A daytime, family friendly event full of experimental electronica is ready to challenge our relationship with live music

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SKELETON COAST FESTIVAL

This year's freakfest boasts The Coral as headliners and trumpets local, emerging talent

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ST. JUDE THE OBSCURE

Wirral New Music Collective put on an intimate chapel gig, guaranteeing haunting electronica and melodic pop

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MERSEYRAIL SOUND STATION ANNOUNCE THE NEW COHORT

An African-Irish rapper, an Iranian pop star and Scouse punks: Merseyrail Sound Station announce artists

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FRESH GOODS LIVE

Recorded live, this Wirral New Music Collective initiative promises a stellar night of vivacity and enchantment

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STRANGE COLLECTIVE VIDEO PREMIERE

Liverpool's pysch rock kingpins are back with no-bullshit new song So What

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BEACH SKULLS VIDEO PREMIERE

Feast your eyes on the latest video, Sacred Citrus from Beach Skulls

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CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!

Merseyrail Sound Station - an innovative new music development programme has been unveiled

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6 OF THE BEST

Event highlights this week include a live gig in a train station, a world premiere stage adaptation, and a super sweet sixteenth.

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THE BIG I AM

Everyman Theatre 22/6/18
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THE CRUCIBLE

Storyhouse 19/6/18
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LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL PLAYLIST

Artists and curators of the Liverpool Biennial pick tracks to respond to this year's theme, Beautiful world, where are you?

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BODEGA

PREVIEW | WNMC and Get It Loud In Libraries team up to bring witty NYC rockers Bodega to Birkenhead Library

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SOUND CITY 2018

Our verdict on Sound City's first year back in the heart of the city, in words and pictures

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PREMIERE: SEATBELTS

Exclusive first look at the video for A World Drained Of Wonder, the new single by Seatbelts

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PREMIERE: HANNAH’S LITTLE SISTER

Watch the new video for the quartet's debut single, 20

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SALOME

Philharmonic Hall 10/5/18
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DISCO SOCRATES

Uniting the globe through music and football - a one-day festival of musical culture and its social impact

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SKELETON COAST FESTIVAL

THE CORAL and TIM BURGESS & THE ANYTIME MINUTES will headline this year's festival at Leasowe Castle

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LIMF ACADEMY 2018

Liverpool's highly regarded artist development programme opens for applications from musicians aged 16-25

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OYÉ 2018 LINE-UP

Liverpool's festival of African and Caribbean culture and music adds two international female solo artists, MAREMA and LURA, to the line-up

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SALOME

Banned in the UK and US on its release over a century ago, the power struggles depicted in SALOME still seethe with pressing relevance.

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SOUND CITY 2018

Ahead of the festval's return to the city in May, we preview all of the action coming to the Baltic Triangle on our dedicated Sound City 2018 section.

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THIRD WAVE ADDED TO POSITIVE VIBRATION LINE-UP

Legendary producer, genre defining DJ and more added to award-winning reggae festival line-up

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Orchestra of Syrian Musicians

Join the Orchestra Of Syrian Musicians, members of the Philharmonic Orchestra, Damon Albarn and Mounir Troudi for a celebration of unity and multiculturalism

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EUPHONIA BY EMMA SMITH

We speak to artist Emma Smith whose innovative Bluecoat exhibition explores the relationship between communication and music

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LIMF 2018 ANNOUNCEMENT

A host of local acts and big names join the line-up for this years LIMF

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PALE WAVES

Studio 2 24/2/18
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SOUND CITY 2018

Sound City announces 150 more artists and official afterparty with Greg Wilson

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DOC’N ROLL: SOME OTHER GUYS

Director Todd Kipp discusses his new documentary about the Merseybeat group The Big Three

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BIDO LITO! PRESENTS AT SMITHDOWN ROAD

We've chosen eight of our favourite local artists to play the much-loved Smithdown Road Festival

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BRIDGET CHRISTIE – WHAT NOW?

Comedy fans are invited to 'a night of despair' at the Playhouse this week

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SUNSTACK JONES

Sunstack Jones make a welcome return with the video for Without Being Told

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100 DEMONS – MANCHESTER COLLECTIVE

Keith Ainsworth captures the action from Manchester Collective's second show at Invisible Wind Factory

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PALE RIDER

Watch the psych storm brew in the video for I Run On Rain by Dan Hewitson.

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WIRRAL NEW MUSIC COLLECTIVE

WNMC announces a Live Music Innovation Fund to support live music in Wirral

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BOTH SIDES NOW

Stealing Sheep are looking for local female percussionists to help create a performance in tribute to the Suffragettes.

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RY VIEIRA VIDEO PREMIERE

Kick back and chill with the new video for Baby When You Go from the woozy whizzkid

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SUNFLOWER BEAN

The New York power trio speak to Daisy Scott about activism and empowerment ahead of their March Liverpool show.

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MONTERO

Harvest Sun @ Shipping Forecast 10/2/18
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SUPERFOOD

I Love Live Events @ EBGBS 11/2/18
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DEAR ESTHER

Philharmonic Hall 26/1/18
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ST PATRICK’S DAY PLAYLIST

We've put together a playlist of artists we've come across who bridge the Irish Sea in various ways.

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GO PLATINUM WITH SORT

The team behind the Baltic rehearsal spaces have launched the Sort Development Deal in a bid to help unsigned acts stand out.

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CULTURAL COLLATERAL: THE BRIT AWARDS

How representative are today's BRIT Awards of contemporary UK music?

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MERSEYSIDE ARTS FOUNDATION

Applications are now open for MAF's groundbreaking music development programme.

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MUGSTAR – AD MARGINEM

Mugstar explore the relationship between visuals and audio with a meditation on isolation and loss

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INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK

We trawled through the huge bill to pick the highlights so you didn't have to

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ALL WE ARE X a.P.A.t.T.

Parr Street Studios have been celebrating 25 years in operation with a series of specially commissioned sessions - the latest is this stunning collaboration between All We Are and a.P.A.t.T.

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BARBEROS: THE LADIUS

Barberos don their spandex to celebrate 25 years of Parr Street Studios with their choir epic The Ladius

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BIDO LITO! STUDENT SOCIETY FIRST MEETING

Join us for the first meeting of the Bido Lito! Student Society at The Merchant on 7th February

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WE’RE LOOKING FOR FILMMAKERS

We're looking for creative and innovative filmmakers to work with us on a range of projects in 2018

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COME WORK WITH US!

We're looking for creative individuals to join our team of contributors

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LIVERPOOL, MUSIC CITY?

We look at the spaces where artists and makers are able to cut their teeth, thrive and create.

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THE BLURRED SUN BAND

We bask in the jazzy psych soup concocted by the latest group to join the Eggy Records roster

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SLADE

The glam rockers' guitarist Dave Hill talks to us about life beyond Noddy and THAT Christmas hit

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PURE JOY…GO GALACTIC!

Celestial duo Pure Joy return with an epic, 13-minute space voyage single, released on War Room Records

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IN RESPONSE TO ALPHONSE MUCHA

We peer behind the curtain on In Response To... Alphonse Mucha, a series of songs spawned from viewing the Art Nouveau master's work

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THE BIDO LITO! SOCIAL X OUTSIDERS STORE

XamVolo headed up stellar line-up of artists for the final Bido Lito! Social of the year with Outsiders Store

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UNDER CINEMA

We speak to FACT's Ana Botella about the origins of Under Cinema, a new exhibition from artist, film maker and performer Wu Tsang

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POSITIVE VIBRATION

The award-winning reggae festival announce the first wave of earth-shaking acts for their 2018 edition.

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ALI HORN – BLOOM

The video for Ali Horn's Bloom has landed and it's a suitably cosmic affair

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CULTURAL COLLATERAL: FAC51 FLOOR

We explore the BME's Madchester exhibition as they prepare to screen 24 Hour Party People

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THE LOST BROTHERS VIDEO PREMIERE

The Lost Brothers return with an exclusive video for Echoes In The Wind, taken from their forthcoming fifth album

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PIZZA THE ACTION

Seeing Queen Zee and The Sasstones or Blick Bassy this November? Get 2-4-1 pizza at American Pizza Slice. Yum.

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GENGAHR

Cath Bore chats with Felix Bushe of Gengahr about the ups and downs of that difficult second album syndrome before their Liverpool Music Week show

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GOLEM

Liverpool Playhouse Theatre
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GIRL RAY

Talking teen angst and writing with honesty, Girl Ray's Poppy Hakin spoke to Cath Bore ahead of their show at EBGBS

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ZOLA JESUS

Georgia Turnbull speaks to Zola Jesus about the imagery of her latest album, Okovi

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PREMIERE: NICK POWER – JOE

Listen to an exclusive track from Nick Power's new album Caravan

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BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH

Writing on the Wall's Alice Mason reflects on her interview with Benjamin Zephaniah ahead of his show at District

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BIDO LITO! JOURNAL

Order your limited edition Bido Lito! Journal

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SIN BIN OF THE CITY

Director James Arthur Armstrong talks to us about his Toxteth Riots documentary which screens in Liverpool soon

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HORACE ANDY

Positive Vibration @ District 1/9/17
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PRE-GIG PIZZA PARTY

Got tickets for Dream Wife or Hurray For The Riff Raff this October? Get 2-4-1 pizza at American Pizza Slice

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GHOSTPOET

The brooding, world-weary artist talks to us about his musical progression ahead of his show at Invisible Wind Factory

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PIZZA THE ACTION

Going to see Loyle Carner this Saturday? Get 2-4-1 pizza at American Pizza Slice

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ROY AYERS

Madnice Marauders @ 24 Kitchen Street 17/8/17
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MUSICIANS MEMO

Find out first all about the best offers, opportunities and news for local musicians

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DARKSTAR – TRACKBED

Darkstar talk political engagement and creating a new composition with participants from Harthill Youth Centre as part of Different Trains 1947

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LIVERPOOL COMEDY FESTIVAL PREVIEW

From award-winning comedy to surrealist cabaret, here are this year's highlights from Liverpool Comedy Festival.

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BEEFHEART BONANZA!

A weekend of events at the Bluecoat looks to consider Captain Beefheart, the total artist

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OPEN 3: AFFECTING CHANGE

Yetunde Adebiyi and Danny Ryder talk about their work in Open 3: Affecting Change and radical politics in Liverpool.

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All We Are

Watch the second part of All We Are's documentary on identity, focusing on Liverpool and their relation to it

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TRAMLINES 2017

This year's photo highlights from Tramlines festival, with Primal Scream to Loyle Carner.

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Strange Collective EP Launch

Sam Rowlands' series of photos from the first Strange Collective all day event at Invisible Wind Factory

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STRANGE COLLECTIVE ALL-DAYER

Strange Collective announce full line-up for 9th September all-dayer

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SKELETON COAST FESTIVAL – PREVIEW

Returning to Hoylake this Saturday, we select some recommendations for this year's Skeleton Coast Festival

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LIVERPOOL MUSIC WEEK – PREVIEW

Returning for its 15th year, here are our highlights from Liverpool Music Week 2017's first announcement

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MARVIN POWELL VIDEO PREMIERE

Exclusive first look at the video for Marvin Powell's windswept new single Wind Before The Train

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PIZZA THE ACTION

Going to see Frankie Cosmos or The Vryll Society in August? Get 2-4-1 pizza at American Pizza Slice

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BIDO LITO! STUDENT SOCIETY

Music and culture loving students, we're launching the Bido Lito! Student Society and we'd love you to get involved

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WIN GARY NUMAN TICKETS

Check out our gallery of Gary Numan's last Liverpool gig + win a pair of tickets to see him at ECL

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TV ME VIDEO PREMIERE

Watch innovative pop-rock oufit TV ME perform their debut single, Peppercorn Boy.

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WIN BRIAN WILSON TICKETS

Read our interview with the Beach Boys genius and win tickets to see him perform Pet Sounds

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LIVERPOOL: A CITY OF PROTEST

An exhibition of protest and placards comes to Constellations this month

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LAAF 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

Our top picks for the UK’s biggest annual celebration of Arab arts and culture

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VIDEO PREMIERE: SISSY FISTS

Queen Zee And The Sasstones unleash the video for latest single Sissy Fists

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LIMF ACADEMY MOST READY ARTISTS

Inside the Motor Museum with LIMF Academy Most Ready artists Gazelle, Remée and Mary Miller

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XAMVOLO X SUEDEBROWN

XamVolo's Old Soul is given the Suedebrown treatment with this ace remix

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LIMF – Under The Radar

With LIMF on the horizon, we pick out 10 under the radar artists to take in at the Sefton Park extravaganza

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THE BIDO LITO! SOCIAL IN PICTURES

What went down at the June edition of the Bido Lito! Social at Camp and Furnace

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INDIGO / REMÉE

LIMF Academy Most Ready artist Remée recorded live at Motor Museum for Bido Lito!

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HOW MANY WAYS / GAZELLE

LIMF Academy Most Ready artist Gazelle recorded live at Motor Museum for Bido Lito!

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BRITISH WINTERS

Indie film maker Andrew Turner talks about his community-led production

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PROPERTY / MARY MILLER

LIMF Academy Most Ready artist Mary Miller recorded live at Motor Museum for Bido Lito!

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INTERNSHIPS

We're looking for two interns to work on some exciting projects with us over the summer

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PEOPLE POWERED

The People Powered #OurNHS line-up pick their favourite protest songs

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PZYK INCOMING

PZYK have launched another wave of artists for the 2017 edition of the festival

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DANSETTE: ALL WE ARE

All We Are select the tracks that have influenced their upcoming album Sunny Hills

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SHIRLEY COLLINS

Philharmonic Hall 6/5/17
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FESTEVOL GARDENS 2017

A stunning FestEVOL Gardens 2017, through the lens of Stuart Moulding

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LIGHTNIGHT ILLUMINATED

Our favourite snaps from LightNight 2017

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A DECADE OF SOUND

Pre-order your programme for Pioneers of British Electronic Music, The Velvet Underground & Nico Reimagined and Sound City

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TURANDOT

We speak to the director of Opera North's acclaimed production of Puccini’s deadly romance Turandot

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DANSETTE: PEANESS

Jess from fuzzy indie poppers Peaness selects some choice cuts

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TIME CAPSULE

DJs Andy Votel and Bitowski and artist Sam Wiehl set for the mind-melding LightNight After Party

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ENDANGERED SPECIES

Listen to the latest single from HAARM

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LIZZIE NUNNERY

How politics influenced the playwright's latest production

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ALTERNATE CUTS: KINK

Absolut, Abandon Silence + Resident Advisor @ Buyers Club 30/3/17
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LIVERPOOL, MUSIC CITY?

The time has come for us - the Liverpool music community - to reshape what music means to the city.

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THE ART OF REGGAE

The Art Of Reggae presents a vibrant selection of works in aid of a fantastic and fitting cause.

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LIVERPOOL’S ROUGH TRADE

The complete Rough Trade Records playlist, as selected by movers and shakers in the Liverpool community

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CATTLE & CANE

Cattle & Cane talk family harmonies, songwriting and their latest release before a date at Buyers Club

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SMITHDOWN ROAD FESTIVAL

Who are we looking forward to at one of the best free fests around?

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SHIRLEY COLLINS

We catch up with a true icon of folk ahead of her eagerly anticipated Philharmonic show this May.

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STORMZY

O2 Academy 2/4/17
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THE MOONLANDINGZ

Harvest Sun @ Invisible Wind Factory 25/3/17
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CIRCA WAVES

Mountford Hall 24/3/17
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WELCOME TO UPITUP

A series of introductory mixes from Jacques Malchance, ahead of Upitup Records' 14th birthday

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IT’S OUR PARTY

Want a taste of what's happening at our Membership Launch Party? We've got you covered.

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THOMAS TRUAX

Lynch, Sidebottom and hot sauce - Welcome to the surreal world of Thomas Truax

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RECORD STORE DAY IN LIVERPOOL GUIDE 2017

Live music, giveaways and rarities - where to get yours on Record Store Day 2017

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ALI HORN VIDEO PREMIERE

Watch the video for Ali Horn's debut cosmic surf odyssey Days Like Today

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MEMBERSHIP LAUNCH PARTY

Join us @ 24 Kitchen Street with Strange Collective, MC Farhood, Pixey and more

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SUGARMEN VIDEO PREMIERE

Watch the video for Sold – taken from their debut album

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ANTI SOCIAL JAZZ CLUB X XIRINGUITO

Fine dining and jazz within Xiringuito's award-winning confines

TRIP ADVISOR

Oya Paya return with a spicy new single, available for a free download

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TRUDY AND THE ROMANCE

Harvest Sun @ EBGBS 23/3/17
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FOREST SWORDS – ARMS OUT

Forest Swords returns with a mesmerising new video and details of his second album. 

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BLOSSOMS

VO5 NME Awards Tour @ Liverpool Olympia 17/3/17
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THE SAD AND BEAUTIFUL WORLD OF SPARKLEHORSE

Portraying the universe created by a tortured soul and true genius

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SOLARDO SESSIONS

Circus @ 24 Kitchen Street 17/2/17
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TAUPE

Kazimier Garden 2/3/17
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PETER HOOK

O2 Academy 3/3/17
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DAVE MCCABE

Pirate Studios Launch 18/3/17
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ROSS FROM FRIENDS

Familiar Circles @ Buyers Club 10/3/17
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THE WAILERS

O2 Academy 11/3/17
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AGP VIDEO PREMIERE

Watch the video for Motionsickness, the latest single from musical shapeshifter AGP

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Stompin’ Mokum

Radio Exotica presents a Stompin' Mokum playlist of klezmer and Balkan gypsy music

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TONSTARTSSBANDHT

Harvest Sun @ The Shipping Forecast 24/2/17
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MARVIN POWELL VIDEO PREMIERE

Watch the video for Salt, taken from his debut EP of the same name

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SEUN KUTI

We chat to the Afrobeat star about his musical heritage, art, politics, and his time in Liverpool

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KING CREOSOTE

Ceremony Concerts @ Philharmonic Hall 20/1/17
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ASTLES – LIVE AT THE NORDIC

"The idea was to create something which is honest and raw"

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THE SLOW READERS CLUB

"It will be interesting to see how all art forms respond to the political climate in the coming years."

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HIDDEN CHARMS

EVOL @ The Magnet 8/2/17
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SHE DREW THE GUN VIDEO PREMIERE

Watch the video for latest single No Hole In My Head

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DAVE MCCABE

"Taking risks is good though and I’ll carry on taking risks with the new stuff."

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SEAFOAM GREEN

Mellowtone @ Leaf
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MENACE BEACH

Harvest Sun @ The Magnet 10/2/17
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CABBAGE

EVOL @ EBGBs 10/2/17
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PZYK INCOMING

First wave of artists announced for the mind-mangling festival

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JAKE BUGG

Bitten by the Bugg

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POWERSOLO

Who are these two weirdos and what are they up to?

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JOSIE LONG

It's timely that the comedian is hitting the road to bring a bit of light into our lives and happily she's paying a visit to Merseyside en route

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EDWYN COLLINS AND HOOTON TENNIS CLUB

Two generations of indie put some questions to each other

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DIG VINYL’S UNDER THE RADAR RECORDS 2016

Dig Vinyl's UNDER THE RADAR shares some of the more arcane songs of 2016.

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HOOTON IN HELMSDALE

Hooton Tennis Club offer us an insight into their studio sessions for new album Big Box Of Chocolates with Edwyn Collins.

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