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QUEER THE CITY

In the latest Bido Lito! podcast episode we look at making public space more inclusive and queering the city to tackle hate crime

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ISSUE 118 EDITORIAL

Following the recent vandalism of LGBTQ+ art, Matthew Berks reaffirms our responsibilities.

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GENERATION SOBER

Alcohol as currency: is Liverpool’s booze-fuelled music scene reaching breaking point?

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YAW OWUSU

Sam Turner sits down with the creative playmaker as he looks to the next chapter of his 17-year career.

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GEN AND THE DEGENERATES

The genre-eschewing troupe sit down with Gary Lambert ahead of a hometown headliner.

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MICHAEL ALDAG

Underneath the slick veneer of viral TikTokdom, Michael Aldag offers new ways of understanding our bizarre world.

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VOGUE BALL

Olive experiences the Vogue Ball in self-love glory and speaks to the house mother who makes it a reality.

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ASTLES

The Southport singer songwriter is back with an arcade’s worth of new material as well as new-found confidence

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TILLY LOUISE

Tilly Louise's bubblegum pop shimmers in an affirmation of optimism

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ALRIGHT (OKAY)

Love at first sound: Alright (okay) are hard to pin down – and even harder to ignore.

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ANDREW NEAL

Andrew Neal takes to the pink hot seat to discuss inspirations, memories, venues and more.

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P3LZ

Toxteth's wunderkind discusses growing up in L8, working with corporate giants and finding her feet.

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ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2021

Friends of Bido Lito! highlight the long players which have made their year.

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ISSUE 118 ARTISTIC LICENCE

Angie Woolfall offers a poetic celebration of community, solidarity and hope

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ISSUE 118 PLAY ON

The DJ and sports journalist investigates the poisoned chalice of nostalgia in his latest column.

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ISSUE 118 OLIVE WRITES

Olive speaks to multi-disciplinary artist Kolade Ladipo about the intersectionality of queer expression and Black identity.

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ISSUE 118 THE SPACES IN BETWEEN

Author Jeff Young ruminates on a city’s wont to transcend reality.

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ISSUE 118 FINAL SAY

As Where Are The Girl Bands? launch a new survey, Eve Machin talks about developing the city’s live music offer into a place for everyone.

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HOT PINK! NOVEMBER 2021

Our latest curation of Merseyside's new releases is here to warm up your Autumn listening

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SPOOKY SZN WITH… KOJ

Koj on three-headed beasts, mermaids and more

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POLEXIA

The noise band experimenting their own way through Liverpool's fledgling industrial scene

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SPOOKY SZN WITH… CRAWLERS

Crawlers on sleep paralysis, childhood ghost friends and more.

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SPOOKY SZN WITH… AMBER JAY

Amber Jay on Doctor Who, Area 51 and more

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SPOOKY SZN WITH… NATALIE AND THE MONARCHY

Natalie and The Monarchy on Babadook, lizards, and egging houses

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SPOOKY SZN WITH… EYESORE & THE JINX

Eyesore & The Jinx's Josh on Derek Acorah, superstitions and more

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FIELD NOTES

Episode one of a new series of podcasts looks at artists' use of field notes and recordings with Dialect and Elliot Hutchinson

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EAT ME: PE EDITION

Alfie Verity explores queer self-discovery, identity and community behind Eat Me's PE Edition cabaret

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ISSUE 117 EDITORIAL

Following the city's offer of support for refugees, we reaffirm compassion and understanding going forwards.

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HOT PINK! OCTOBER 2021

Our regular round up of recent tracks most worthy of your ear drums

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SHE DREW THE GUN

El Gray speaks to Louisa Roach about fighting the gamified system and reaffirming collective belonging

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REMÉE

The rise of Remée looks set to continue with a community of musicians behind her.

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ZUZU

Megan Walder catches up with the Scouse pop ambassador as she emerges from the other side of the Queensway Tunnel.

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STORES

Sam Warren and Hannah Brown channel provincial frustrations and raw heartbreak into searing indie-rock.

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DEFEND VINYL RECORDS

Community bonds and a DIY passion pave the way for a Smithdown Road record shop’s new label venture.

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BRIDGE2

Toxteth’s Bridge2 is a lesson in restoring hope, dignity and purpose for those fleeing violence abroad.

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EL MISTI

Christian iconography, politics, and folk storytelling bleed through El Misti’s spiritual outlook.

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HANNAH LYNCH

The Girls Don't Sync mainstay building a little army of female DJs

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MONOMORTE

Taking inspiration from the supernatural and the unexplained produces Monomorte's distinctive sound

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FIONA LENNON

Fiona Lennon talks eclectic inspiration and musical experimentation

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EUAN BLACKMAN

Finding inspiration within mundanity and crafting introspective tunes for rainy day road trips

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BEANSPROWT

A home baked fusion of synth-pop and alt-pop drives home Beansprowt's pixelated world

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BDRMM

GIG | Saturday 30th October

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ISSUE 117 THE SPACES IN BETWEEN

Following the controversial docks dispersal order, Jeff Young assesses the ownership of our public spaces.

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ISSUE 117 MARY OLIVE WRITES

In her series on the city's queer communities, Mary Olive speaks with art facilitator, Bea, on welcoming spaces.

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ISSUE 117 PLAY ON

As fans return to the arenas of play, Mo Stewart explores the visceral interplay between music and sport.

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ISSUE 117 FINAL SAY

As the key worker status wanes, Cath Holland reports back from the banalities of her work-from-home job

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ISSUE 117 ARTISTIC LICENCE

Paul Robinson's poetry punches through the ether of scientific realism

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CITY SPACES

A new video series surveying the city's new and DIY venues which are keeping live music thriving

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THE NEW NORMAL OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?

The future of the music industry lies in grassroots development structures, writes local artist Helen Maw.

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HOT PINK! SEPTEMBER 2021

Stores, Sophie Li, Dayzy, Kieo and more added to our weekly-updated Hot Pink!

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OUTPUT GALLERY

OUTPUT Gallery is disrupting the antiquated norms of the art world – and elevating the city’s profile in its wake.

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BED AND BREAKFAST

Abby Meysenburg is reimagining the city's live circuit with Bed and Breakfast promotions

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JAZMINE JOHNSON

Mining reality and truth with the trend bucking LIMF genre-hopper

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THE SWAY

With new music on the way, childhood sweethearts The Sway take to the pink hot seat

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INDOOR TOBOGGAN SESSIONS

Stephen Cole feels the rhythm, and the rhyme, with a new series of projects from his north docklands base

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ISSUE 116 EDITORIAL

Sam Turner beckons lockdown's communal spirit and mental health support to see us forward

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KOJ

Out there and ascending, Iona Fazer gets to grips with the vocal acrobat as he heads into a new era

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DORCAS SEB

The creative all-rounder refracts the sociopolitical zeitgeist through spoken word, gospel and rap

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WYNDOW

Orla Foster enters the chat with the pair who find ethereal coexistence in the virtual cosmos

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NATALIE AND THE MONARCHY

Embracing a myriad of personas and alter egos, Natalie and The Monarchy find a voice in the vulnerability of power.

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LOVE, LIVERPOOL

How well do we really know Liverpool?

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ANDY MCCLUSKEY

OMD's Andy McCluskey talks Wirral origins, the importance of Eric's and a DIY approach

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HUSHTONES

David Roskin enters band's vulnerable and steadfast world as they pick up the pieces ahead of live music’s return.

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DANCING TO ARCHITECTURE

Thriving in experimentation and straddling the line between foolhardiness and look-again substance.

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LONG PLAYER SHORT INTERVIEW: ALI HORN

In our new series of chats where artists talk about their album releases, ALI HORN takes to the pink hot seat

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DEAD NATURE

A seeker of chaos and vulnerability amid the ordinary, Shannon Garner sits down with the Tarek Musa to discuss his latest solo project

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JESSICA LUISE

The introspective storyteller finds truth in the present.

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DERRICK NENZO

The rhythmic globetrotter emerges from a spectrum of emotion.

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ISSUE 116 ARTISTIC LICENCE

Starkey the Messenger's resolute salute to the necessity of protest in the pursuit of freedom

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ISSUE 116 FINAL SAY

Jennifer John on the LCR Music Board's new Black Lives Matter Manifesto

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ISSUE 115 EDITORIAL

In his departing editorial Elliot Ryder looks back at a turbulent but rewarding tenure.

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SPINN

On their new EP, SPINN loosen the roots to their established sound but continue to search for the light within the dark.

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IAMKYAMI

Orla Foster tracks the resilient journey of the singer-songwriter

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A CULTURAL SHIFT

El Gray explores culture's pivotal role in tackling the climate crisis

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MONKS

Bido Lito! Social headliners Monks talk AM collaborations and shedding their unassuming demeanour

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HEADS UP

Matthew Berks explores the life-saving work of Liverpool Football Therapy

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VASILY PETRENKO

Ahead of his final concerts, Stuart Miles O'Hara speaks to the conductor who transformed Merseyside's oldest musical institution.

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A CITY OF VILLAGES

Author James Corbett considers the sense of place among Liverpool’s patchwork social landscape.

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STARKEY THE MESSENGER

A musical polymath handing out generous helpings of knowledge.

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THE LET GO

Finding their own feet and shaking off the female comparison.

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FOR THE LOVE OF IT

Cath Holland speaks to artists to see where the lines of passion, creativity and work meet

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THE LOVELY EGGS

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