This week's cultural highlights include Liverpool's one-night culture crawl LIGHTNIGHT and our very own Bido Lito! Social with MARK PETERS
Uniting the globe through music and football - a one-day festival of musical culture and its social impact
This week's highlights include Bristol rapper and poet Dizraeli and Upitup's 15th birthday party
THE CORAL and TIM BURGESS & THE ANYTIME MINUTES will headline this year's festival at Leasowe Castle
Liverpool's highly regarded artist development programme opens for applications from musicians aged 16-25
Liverpool's festival of African and Caribbean culture and music adds two international female solo artists, MAREMA and LURA, to the line-up
Banned in the UK and US on its release over a century ago, the power struggles depicted in SALOME still seethe with pressing relevance.
Play a role in the next chapter of Bido Lito! and apply for one of three key roles in the team
Ahead of the festval's return to the city in May, we preview all of the action coming to the Baltic Triangle on our dedicated Sound City 2018 section.
Legendary producer, genre defining DJ and more added to award-winning reggae festival line-up
Join the Orchestra Of Syrian Musicians, members of the Philharmonic Orchestra, Damon Albarn and Mounir Troudi for a celebration of unity and multiculturalism
We speak to artist Emma Smith whose innovative Bluecoat exhibition explores the relationship between communication and music
A host of local acts and big names join the line-up for this years LIMF
Sound City announces 150 more artists and official afterparty with Greg Wilson
Director Todd Kipp discusses his new documentary about the Merseybeat group The Big Three
We've chosen eight of our favourite local artists to play the much-loved Smithdown Road Festival
Comedy fans are invited to 'a night of despair' at the Playhouse this week
Sunstack Jones make a welcome return with the video for Without Being Told
Keith Ainsworth captures the action from Manchester Collective's second show at Invisible Wind Factory
Watch the psych storm brew in the video for I Run On Rain by Dan Hewitson.
WNMC announces a Live Music Innovation Fund to support live music in Wirral
Stealing Sheep are looking for local female percussionists to help create a performance in tribute to the Suffragettes.
Kick back and chill with the new video for Baby When You Go from the woozy whizzkid
The New York power trio speak to Daisy Scott about activism and empowerment ahead of their March Liverpool show.
We've put together a playlist of artists we've come across who bridge the Irish Sea in various ways.
The team behind the Baltic rehearsal spaces have launched the Sort Development Deal in a bid to help unsigned acts stand out.
How representative are today's BRIT Awards of contemporary UK music?
Applications are now open for MAF's groundbreaking music development programme.
Mugstar explore the relationship between visuals and audio with a meditation on isolation and loss
We trawled through the huge bill to pick the highlights so you didn't have to
Parr Street Studios have been celebrating 25 years in operation with a series of specially commissioned sessions - the latest is this stunning collaboration between All We Are and a.P.A.t.T.
Barberos don their spandex to celebrate 25 years of Parr Street Studios with their choir epic The Ladius
Join us for the first meeting of the Bido Lito! Student Society at The Merchant on 7th February
We're looking for creative and innovative filmmakers to work with us on a range of projects in 2018
We're looking for creative individuals to join our team of contributors
We look at the spaces where artists and makers are able to cut their teeth, thrive and create.
We bask in the jazzy psych soup concocted by the latest group to join the Eggy Records roster
The glam rockers' guitarist Dave Hill talks to us about life beyond Noddy and THAT Christmas hit
Celestial duo Pure Joy return with an epic, 13-minute space voyage single, released on War Room Records
We peer behind the curtain on In Response To... Alphonse Mucha, a series of songs spawned from viewing the Art Nouveau master's work
XamVolo headed up stellar line-up of artists for the final Bido Lito! Social of the year with Outsiders Store
We speak to FACT's Ana Botella about the origins of Under Cinema, a new exhibition from artist, film maker and performer Wu Tsang
The award-winning reggae festival announce the first wave of earth-shaking acts for their 2018 edition.
The video for Ali Horn's Bloom has landed and it's a suitably cosmic affair
We explore the BME's Madchester exhibition as they prepare to screen 24 Hour Party People
The Lost Brothers return with an exclusive video for Echoes In The Wind, taken from their forthcoming fifth album
Seeing Queen Zee and The Sasstones or Blick Bassy this November? Get 2-4-1 pizza at American Pizza Slice. Yum.
Cath Bore chats with Felix Bushe of Gengahr about the ups and downs of that difficult second album syndrome before their Liverpool Music Week show
Talking teen angst and writing with honesty, Girl Ray's Poppy Hakin spoke to Cath Bore ahead of their show at EBGBS
Georgia Turnbull speaks to Zola Jesus about the imagery of her latest album, Okovi
Listen to an exclusive track from Nick Power's new album Caravan
Writing on the Wall's Alice Mason reflects on her interview with Benjamin Zephaniah ahead of his show at District
Order your limited edition Bido Lito! Journal
Director James Arthur Armstrong talks to us about his Toxteth Riots documentary which screens in Liverpool soon
Got tickets for Dream Wife or Hurray For The Riff Raff this October? Get 2-4-1 pizza at American Pizza Slice
The brooding, world-weary artist talks to us about his musical progression ahead of his show at Invisible Wind Factory
Going to see Loyle Carner this Saturday? Get 2-4-1 pizza at American Pizza Slice
Find out first all about the best offers, opportunities and news for local musicians
Darkstar talk political engagement and creating a new composition with participants from Harthill Youth Centre as part of Different Trains 1947
From award-winning comedy to surrealist cabaret, here are this year's highlights from Liverpool Comedy Festival.
A weekend of events at the Bluecoat looks to consider Captain Beefheart, the total artist
Yetunde Adebiyi and Danny Ryder talk about their work in Open 3: Affecting Change and radical politics in Liverpool.
Watch the second part of All We Are's documentary on identity, focusing on Liverpool and their relation to it
This year's photo highlights from Tramlines festival, with Primal Scream to Loyle Carner.
Sam Rowlands' series of photos from the first Strange Collective all day event at Invisible Wind Factory
Strange Collective announce full line-up for 9th September all-dayer
Returning to Hoylake this Saturday, we select some recommendations for this year's Skeleton Coast Festival
Returning for its 15th year, here are our highlights from Liverpool Music Week 2017's first announcement
Exclusive first look at the video for Marvin Powell's windswept new single Wind Before The Train
Going to see Frankie Cosmos or The Vryll Society in August? Get 2-4-1 pizza at American Pizza Slice
Music and culture loving students, we're launching the Bido Lito! Student Society and we'd love you to get involved
Check out our gallery of Gary Numan's last Liverpool gig + win a pair of tickets to see him at ECL
Watch innovative pop-rock oufit TV ME perform their debut single, Peppercorn Boy.
Read our interview with the Beach Boys genius and win tickets to see him perform Pet Sounds
An exhibition of protest and placards comes to Constellations this month
Our top picks for the UK’s biggest annual celebration of Arab arts and culture
Queen Zee And The Sasstones unleash the video for latest single Sissy Fists
Inside the Motor Museum with LIMF Academy Most Ready artists Gazelle, Remée and Mary Miller
XamVolo's Old Soul is given the Suedebrown treatment with this ace remix
With LIMF on the horizon, we pick out 10 under the radar artists to take in at the Sefton Park extravaganza
What went down at the June edition of the Bido Lito! Social at Camp and Furnace
LIMF Academy Most Ready artist Remée recorded live at Motor Museum for Bido Lito!
LIMF Academy Most Ready artist Gazelle recorded live at Motor Museum for Bido Lito!
Indie film maker Andrew Turner talks about his community-led production
LIMF Academy Most Ready artist Mary Miller recorded live at Motor Museum for Bido Lito!
We're looking for two interns to work on some exciting projects with us over the summer
The People Powered #OurNHS line-up pick their favourite protest songs
PZYK have launched another wave of artists for the 2017 edition of the festival
All We Are select the tracks that have influenced their upcoming album Sunny Hills
A stunning FestEVOL Gardens 2017, through the lens of Stuart Moulding
Our favourite snaps from LightNight 2017
Pre-order your programme for Pioneers of British Electronic Music, The Velvet Underground & Nico Reimagined and Sound City
We speak to the director of Opera North's acclaimed production of Puccini’s deadly romance Turandot
Jess from fuzzy indie poppers Peaness selects some choice cuts
DJs Andy Votel and Bitowski and artist Sam Wiehl set for the mind-melding LightNight After Party
Listen to the latest single from HAARM
How politics influenced the playwright's latest production
The time has come for us - the Liverpool music community - to reshape what music means to the city.
The Art Of Reggae presents a vibrant selection of works in aid of a fantastic and fitting cause.
The complete Rough Trade Records playlist, as selected by movers and shakers in the Liverpool community
Cattle & Cane talk family harmonies, songwriting and their latest release before a date at Buyers Club
Who are we looking forward to at one of the best free fests around?
We catch up with a true icon of folk ahead of her eagerly anticipated Philharmonic show this May.
A series of introductory mixes from Jacques Malchance, ahead of Upitup Records' 14th birthday
Want a taste of what's happening at our Membership Launch Party? We've got you covered.
Lynch, Sidebottom and hot sauce - Welcome to the surreal world of Thomas Truax
Live music, giveaways and rarities - where to get yours on Record Store Day 2017
Watch the video for Ali Horn's debut cosmic surf odyssey Days Like Today
Join us @ 24 Kitchen Street with Strange Collective, MC Farhood, Pixey and more
Watch the video for Sold – taken from their debut album
Fine dining and jazz within Xiringuito's award-winning confines
Oya Paya return with a spicy new single, available for a free download
Forest Swords returns with a mesmerising new video and details of his second album.
Portraying the universe created by a tortured soul and true genius
Watch the video for Motionsickness, the latest single from musical shapeshifter AGP
Radio Exotica presents a Stompin' Mokum playlist of klezmer and Balkan gypsy music
Watch the video for Salt, taken from his debut EP of the same name
We chat to the Afrobeat star about his musical heritage, art, politics, and his time in Liverpool
"The idea was to create something which is honest and raw"
"It will be interesting to see how all art forms respond to the political climate in the coming years."
Watch the video for latest single No Hole In My Head
"Taking risks is good though and I’ll carry on taking risks with the new stuff."
First wave of artists announced for the mind-mangling festival
Bitten by the Bugg
Who are these two weirdos and what are they up to?
It's timely that the comedian is hitting the road to bring a bit of light into our lives and happily she's paying a visit to Merseyside en route
Two generations of indie put some questions to each other
Dig Vinyl's UNDER THE RADAR shares some of the more arcane songs of 2016.
Hooton Tennis Club offer us an insight into their studio sessions for new album Big Box Of Chocolates with Edwyn Collins.