Live music returned to Liverpool after 14 months. What does it mean for the 21st June reopening?
As the commissioners come in, we should look to the alternative leaders and decision makers, says Elliot Ryder
Locating resilience in the self when facing the setbacks of the new year
Editor Elliot Ryder highlights the city's track record for resilience as the north is left out on its own
Not caring is caring. Courting are here to help you made sense of the madness
A new exhibition part of On Record – Untold & Retold will celebrate key figures of black music in Liverpool
Editor Elliot Ryder recalls his most recent memories of live music before the indefinite Covid-19 hiatus
The esteemed photographer talks social conflicts ahead of a new retrospective showing at Tate Liverpool
Elliot Ryder considers the lessons learnt from lockdown and the need to take this summer’s protests forward
With the arrival of his debut EP, TEE is finally ready to take his rightful place front and centre.
Children’s author Frank Cottrell-Boyce discusses imagination and creativity when we begin to rebuild.
When the city begins to reopen, we should be prepared to take the changes of the past eight weeks with us.
Jude Kelly, one of the most powerful voices in British arts, calls for greater support for freelancers.
Throwing music, art and literature into the pot, Seatbelts want you to break with the recipe and do it your own way.
The trio have broken through the liminal spaces of everyday travel and escaped atop their own Disco Volador.
Singer-songwriter Charlie McKeon guides us through the nostalgic fields of his latest album, Sweet Remedies, released under the pseudonym THE PISTACHIO KID
Venue co-owner Ioan Roberts speaks up about the frustrations of working creatively under the shadow of gentrification.
Editor Elliot Ryder looks back at a decade of change and continual drive of artistic bravery.
Liverpool-based warped techno artist ASOK sets new parameters for making music in the moment.
Editor Elliot Ryder looks towards those who seek to celebrate language in the face of growing isolationist rhetoric.
The effervescent hip hop trio bring us up to speed on the interplanetary aura that unifies their artistry and being.
The band's frontman walks us through their debut record’s pillow-headed paradise towards a new musical world.
Britain’s most decorated Olympian opens up about the roots of his cycling obsession
Live Editor Elliot Ryder sings the praises of the collective as a way of getting through challenging times
The unheard stories from the gig economy courtesy of new FACT exhibition Real Work
Elliot Ryder looks at some of the solutions being offered by a movement towards the local as our appetite for global politics and activism fades.
In March, Liverpool’s musicians and venues take centre stage as the city plays host to three days of live music for the 6 Music Festival
The duo return with another LP of biting social commentary that is so vital that it should be on the national curriculum.
Rhythmic release from the heart of the Middle East. Meet Syria's foremost wedding singer.
Trance sybaritism in a shipping container – Evian Christ pilots a 50-person party through smoke and strobes that is both communal rave and personal hedonism.
Live Editor Elliot Ryder ponders the long-lasting effects of 2008's giant footsteps
Searching for collective joy in the far-out left: Elliot Ryder pitches up at The World Transformed.
Conor O’Brien’s inventive folk-pop outfit deal with faith and in a typically disarming and confessional manner
The rhythms of the Sahara have found the perfect outlet in these Tuareg maestros' fusion of rock ’n’ roll and traditional tinde percussion.
Hidden from the Portland rainfall, Haley Heynderickx has quietly been tending to a delicate collection of folk songs