Editor Christopher Torpey muses on the spaces dedicated to music and creativity, how we should value them and create the conditions for even more spaces to flourish
Craig G Pennington summarises the key conclusions from a report on the health of our city’s music infrastructure, suggesting some key points for concern.
Seven days dedicated to celebrating the spirit of independence, and the culture of live music, is a great way to start 2018 on a positive note.
As Liverpool’s prince of ambient electronica prepares a second charity compilation album, Mike Stanton looks back at what’s been an impressive year for the musician’s various projects.
Making waves in the biggest of arenas can be a hard slog, but for this 19-year-old RnB vocalist, success at the highest level comes as naturally as breathing.
Bold Street Coffee hosts the first UK showing of photographer Katy Lane’s new collection of intimate portraits, offering a candid look at the lives of The Brian Jonestown Massacre and their collaborators.
The Coral keyboardist adds to his repertoire of provincial fascination with an impressive third anthology, and accompanying album of low-key, introspective musings.
In her second look at the role arts centres play in our communities, Julia Johnson focuses on two institutions – The Black-E and The Florrie – that have user-led art at their core.
The vintage cinema screen rising from the stage is one of the Philharmonic Hall’s endearing quirks. Del Pike speaks to a man who plays a key part in one of Liverpool’s great festive traditions.
Nick Ellis picks the records that were spinning on his Dansette during the making of Adult Fiction
The Huyton-born artist channels a well of personal experience into her charged, emotional songwriting.
Josh Miller, Eyesore And The Jinx’s vocalist and bassist, on their “collection of maudlin odes to the world’s impending annihilation”.
“Uplifting soulful pop with a sprinkle of teenage yearning.” Warrington-based Harlee talks us through her musical life and taking inspiration from her experiences.
Chris Wood has been championing the craft of songwriting for almost three decades: Paul Fitzgerald talks to him about changing politics and their faith in younger audiences.
"Common political thinking has it that we are in the midst of a culture war." Alison McGovern, MP for Wirral South, disagrees.