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ISSUE 84 EDITORIAL

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

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COME TOGETHER – LIVERPOOL, MUSIC CITY?

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.

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INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK

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.

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LO FIVE

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.

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TAYÁ

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.

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SOMEPLACE ELSE UNKNOWN

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.

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NICK POWER

The Coral keyboardist adds to his repertoire of provincial fascination with an impressive third anthology, and accompanying album of low-key, introspective musings.

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ARTS CENTRAL

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.

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IT’S A WALTURDAW LIFE

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.

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KATIE MAC

The Huyton-born artist channels a well of personal experience into her charged, emotional songwriting.

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EYESORE AND THE JINX

Josh Miller, Eyesore And The Jinx’s vocalist and bassist, on their “collection of maudlin odes to the world’s impending annihilation”.

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HARLEE

“Uplifting soulful pop with a sprinkle of teenage yearning.” Warrington-based Harlee talks us through her musical life and taking inspiration from her experiences.

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CHRIS WOOD

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.

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LIVERPOOL MUSIC WEEK 2017

Various venues – 26-10-04/11
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CHIC AND NILE RODGERS

Liverpool Music Week @ Echo Arena 26/10/17
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PRINCESS NOKIA

Liverpool Music Week @ Invisible Wind Factory 3/11/17
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ABSTRACT ORCHESTRA PLAYS MADVILLAINY

Liverpool Music Week @ 24 Kitchen Street 29/10/17
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BELLA UNION 20 YEARS

Liverpool Music Week @ Leaf 30/10/17
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BLANCK MASS

Liverpool Music Week @ 24 Kitchen Street 31/10/17
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DAWN PENN

Liverpool Music Week @ District 2/11/17
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GIRL RAY

Liverpool Music Week: DIY Breaking Out @ EBGBS 30/10/17
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LIVERPOOL MUSIC WEEK CLOSING PARTY 2017

Liverpool Music Week @ Invisible Wind Factory and North Shore Troubadour 4/11/17
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GOAT GIRL

Liverpool Music Week: DIY Breaking Out @ EBGBS 2/11/17
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MAC DEMARCO

Harvest Sun @ Mountford Hall 21/11/17
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JANE WEAVER AND IMMIX ENSEMBLE

Lutyen's Crypt 9/11/17
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JUNGLE

Liverpool Music Week @ Invisible Wind Factory 1/11/17
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MOUNT KIMBIE

Liverpool Music Week @ Invisible Wind Factory 27/10/17
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SYLVAN ESSO

Harvest Sun @ Arts Club 10/11/17
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MICHAEL KIWANUKA

Philharmonic Hall 21/10/17
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DANSETTE: NICK ELLIS

Nick Ellis picks the records that were spinning on his Dansette during the making of Adult Fiction

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ISSUE 84 FINAL SAY

"Common political thinking has it that we are in the midst of a culture war." Alison McGovern, MP for Wirral South, disagrees.

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