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BLACKFEST

The grassroots black arts festival provides a vital platform for a range of work created by people who have been marginalised for their race or ethnicity

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BELOW THE WATERLINE

The Open Door Centre and Merseyrail Sound Station team up with local musicians for BBC Music Day.

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ISSUE 102 EDITORIAL

Every issue of Bido Lito! is a celebration of those who bite the apple of life without peeling it - the absurdist wager must go on!

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BILL NICKSON

Ahead of the release his latest EP, Niloo Sharifi meets the man behind the bedroom pop wizardry and throwback childhood photos.

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THE SINGH TWINS

Niloo Sharifi catches up with internationally renowned artists to get their perspective on the future (and past) of cultural identity.

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TRANSMISSIONS

With greater visibility and acceptance around non-traditional gender roles comes greater risk; we speak to Lucia Blake about her mission to educate.

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SUB BLUE

Tyler Mensah is an artist shedding light on the struggles of suburban life via deft electronic soul.

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PODGE

Inspired by the art and music of the Japanese underground, this fearless artist is showing the rest of Merseyside the way

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GWENNO MEETS BEIJA FLO

Beija Flo meets trilingual maverick Gwenno, who is leading Sound City’s five-day creative residency Both Sides Now

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NELSON… AT THE WATERFRONT

Niloo Sharifi spends a week in the company of the Liverpool rapper during his residency in Rotterdam with Metal.

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ISSUE 97 EDITORIAL

Features Editor Niloo Sharifi considers Liverpool's position as a bastion of political and cultural independence

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YANK SCALLY

Before the Toxteth audiomancer’s finger drops on the delete button and wipes the slate clean, get on board for the year of the Bulletproof Wizard

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LONDON SUCKS

Designer Clara Cicely decodes the mythic pull of the capital, which draws creatives seeking their fortune away from our city, and into its misty folds.

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ERIC TUCKER

The "secret Lowry" who documented everyday life in Warrington over hundreds of paintings

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THE WORLD IN ONE POSTCODE

Niloo Sharifi’s ode to L8 explores how the area is now the envy of top-down civic regeneration schemes the world over.

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THE REMY JUDE ENSEMBLE

The indie jazz super-group may be new on the scene, but they are by no means newbies, coming together in an effervescent commingling of talent.

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BILL RYDER-JONES

An instant classic, Yawn is the fourth LP by Bill Ryder-Jones – a lush, disarming album that finds the Bard of West Kirby in the form of his life.

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NIKI KAND’S QUIET COMMAND

We spend an afternoon with a rising star whose choice releases have already established her as an intriguing presence

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ISSUE 92 EDITORIAL

In her first Editorial, Features Editor Niloo Sharifi tries to overcome the cynicism of the content industry

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SONIC YOOTHA

Since its inception in 2015, monthly queer disco Sonic Yootha have been the words on everyone’s lips

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KET WIG CARTOGRAPHY

Drugs and Scouse fashion. Niloo Sharifi broaches the topic to find out whether the city feels itself guilty of drug-induced fashion solipsism.

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YANK SCALLY

One of the city’s most underrated sound designers, YANK SCALLY’s experimental pop is a result of a joyous musical obsession that’s as inspiring as it is uplifting.

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