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ISSUE 87 EDITORIAL

Editor Christopher Torpey looks at some research that proves how vital art is to our ability to build connections with our fellow humans, and how deepening these links can help us build a more civil society.

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FACT AT 15

When it opened in 2003 it was the first new arts centre to be built in Liverpool in 60 years; today, FACT is a central pillar of the city’s thriving arts community. Maya Jones considers how this futuristic building sparked a generation of experimentation in film, art and media.

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BEIJA FLO

A daring approach to musical performance is just one aspect of the activism and art of Beija Flo, one of the most ambitious artists working in the city today.

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PIZZAGIRL

A tasty pie of heartfelt synthwave and cheesy, retro sensibilities is the order of the day of this bedroom pop sensation.

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DAWN RAY’D

The anarchist revolution is coming, and it is going to be soundtracked by Dawn Ray’d’s battle-ready, poetic take on black metal.

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SOUNDTRACKING… A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Ahead of the Everyman Theatre’s production of A Clockwork Orange, Del Pike revisits the cult music and imagery of Kubrick and Burgess’ great Horrorshow.

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ARTS CENTRAL

In the latest in her series that focuses on the role our region’s arts centres play in our communities, Julia Johnson looks at how The Atkinson is maintaining a longheld tradition of arts participation in Southport.

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CHUPA CABRA

The Deeside gutter punks signed to Trashmouth Records blend incisive lyrics and shouty, unapologetic brashness.

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DIE WITH YOUR MASK ON

Masked comic-style designer and Queens Of The Stone Age collaborator, boneface, comes out from the shadows for a debut solo exhibition at Buyers Club in April.

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WILROY

The widescreen, warped soul music found on the Liverpool-based Canadian producer’s new EP is the perfect way to soothe a busy mind.

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YAMMERER

One dose of madcappery from the many-limbed beat combo that is Yammerer will leave you smitten. Enter the funhouse with the band’s dynamic frontman Jason.

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DANSETTE: MARK PETERS

Former Engineers songwriter MARK PETERS reveals some of the inspirational records that have proved seminal in his musical education.

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PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING

Archive raiders Public Service Broadcasting combine music, samples and snippets of public information films to create a fully immersive, multi-faceted experience.

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100 DEMONS

Manchester Collective @ IWF Substation 2/3/18
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WILEY

24 Kitchen Street 1/3/18
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HOWIE PAYNE

Harvest Sun and Evol @ The Unity Theatre 20/2/18
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MYKAL ROSE

Positive Vibration @ District 17/2/18
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THE STRANGLERS

O2 Academy 6/3/18
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THE WAILERS

O2 Academy 7/3/18
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FACT AT 15 GALLERY

Photographer Robin Clewley gives us a tour around the fascinating Wood Street building in this FACT At 15 Gallery

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BEIJA FLO GALLERY

Take a look at an extended set of photos from Keith Ainsworth's feature shoot with Beija Flo

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PIZZAGIRL’S PIZZA CRAWL

We went on a pizza crawl with Pizzagirl, and John Latham put together this brilliant set of photos.

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ISSUE 87 FINAL SAY

Bido Lito! Editor-In-Chief Craig G Pennington reflects on Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram’s announcement of the establishment of a Liverpool City Region Music Board.

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