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DANSETTE: DAN CROLL

Dan Croll selects the music that influenced his new album, Emerging Adulthood

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ISSUE 81 EDITORIAL

Editor Christopher Torpey believes we must also take more care over our cultural legacy, or we’ll be doomed to repeats of the Hope And Glory fiasco

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QUEEN ZEE AND THE SASSTONES

Bringing together a perfect storm of sass, glam, punk and drag, QUEEN ZEE AND THE SASSTONES are the most essential band in Merseyside.

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LIVERPOOL PSYCH FEST 2017

The annual gathering of the international neo-psychedelic community is as eclectic as ever, spanning myriad sub-genres that make the PZYK diaspora so ripe for investigation.

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TRÄD, GRÄS OCH STENAR

Träd, Gräs Och Stenar draw upon different aspects of PZYK heritage, getting the acknowledgement they deserve by performing alongside the scene’s cutting-edge practitioners.

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W.I.T.C.H.

W.I.T.C.H. or We Intend To Cause Havoc, Zambia's biggest band throughout the 70s, return to the spotlight at Liverpool Psych Fest

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PAUL ROONEY

Listening to the work of experimental artist PAUL ROONEY is anything but a Futile Exorcise, as Bryan Biggs finds out

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JO MARY

Merseyside’s premier sleaze ‘n’ roll merchants prepare to double drop a pair of EPs that will make you think twice about nudity’s role in live music.

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THE MAGNETIC FIELDS

A motor-flight through life with Stephin Merritt, the man behind one of the most enlightening songbooks in New York’s recent musical history.

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DIFFERENT TRAINS 1947

Artists from a range of disciplines will come together to commemorate 70 years of Indian independence, using Steve Reich's Different Trains as their starting point. Stuart Miles O'Hara finds out more.

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TOP JOE

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to go to a gig where the crowd selects the songs and the host regales you with teachings of the Dalai Lama, then TOP JOE’s Music Appreciation Social Séance is perfect for you.

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TUBULAR BRASS

From global smash hit to 28-piece brass band: how Tubular Bells went from horror film to colliery brass band, via a trip to Cassiopeia.

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THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN

We catch up with The Jesus And Mary Chain's Jim Reid as the group release their first album together in 20 years

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SPQR

A consideration of thoughtful hard rock with SPQR’s Peter Harrison, as the trio prepare to release their first EP, The House That Doubt Built.

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NUTRIBE

Groove and more groove is the order of the day with multidimensional vibe collective NUTRIBE.

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VENUSIAN

“Dark trip hop, inspired by science fiction and 80s synthwave.” Meet otherworldly four-piece Venusian

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BRIAN WILSON

Liverpool Exhibition Centre 28/7/17
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DEER SHED FESTIVAL

Baldersby Park, North Yorkshire
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REGINA SPEKTOR

Liverpool Empire 7/8/17
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KENDAL CALLING 2017

Lowther Deer Park
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DAYGLO CLICHÉ: CELEBRATING POLY STYRENE

British Music Experience 1/8/17
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THE GORIES

Harvest Sun @ The Magnet 13/7/17
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HOWL AT THE MOON VOL 17: SAYONARA

Drop The Dumbulls 29/7/17
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ISSUE 81 FINAL SAY

Labour MP for Wirral South Alison McGovern muses on the state of equality in local government, arguing that we can all take inspiration from events like Pride when it comes to breaking down the invisible barriers of tradition.

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