Filmmaker and artist Amber Akaunu talks about the sacredness of Afro hair, the subject of her latest work.
This extract, taken from Ghost Town, explores Jeff Young’s connection to Lime Street and its former cinemas.
We speak to screenwriter and author Jeff Young about Liverpool’s architectural trajectory and the uncertain future of stories.
Small screens, big sounds. Doc'n Roll Festival reveal online streaming platform.
A regular feature exploring the effects of COVID-19 on culture scenes around the world
A live gig series with the region's brightest musicians, streaming direct to your living room every Friday night.
Erratic beats dreamed up in a hypnotic state of trance; Magic Spells makes music that follows instinct rather than direction.
Throw on your headphones. Fresh finds in our new playlist featuring some of the best emerging talent across Merseyside.
Jude Kelly, one of the most powerful voices in British arts, calls for greater support for freelancers.
The Open Door Centre introduce a new programme to aid mental health in isolation
Throwing music, art and literature into the pot, Seatbelts want you to break with the recipe and do it your own way.
Effervescent, sprawling productions drawn from the worlds of spirituality and meditation.
We take a walk around the Baltic with Liverpool Biennial's new Artistic Director to find out how an art biennial connects to a city.
Our round-up of the best shots from the past month
Mutual support is the lifeblood of Liverpool’s creative community. This needs to be recognised now more than ever
Exclusive first look at the Scott Pilgrim inspired video for No Destination
Sign the petition by the UK MVT to help protect the live industry in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Featuring live sets from Brad Stank and Strawberry Guy
In our first session, Liam Brown performs new single Cape Canaveral and Thispartysux at Material Studios
Kezia Davies of Liverpool Sisterhood explores the origins of the celebration and contemporary campaigning continued here in Liverpool by Women’s Strike Assembly
First viewing of the video for Dungarees from the North Wales dream-hop artist
Immerse yourself in the world of HAARM through the chromatic filter of their new single, Dahlia
The festival announces that Friendly Fires, Marika Hackman and more top acts are joining the Baltic festivities in May.
First viewing of the Irish duo's new single After The Fire, featuring M Ward, Howe Gelb and Tony Garnier.
Cut through the noise and let us help you pick the best parties and events in Liverpool over the festive period.
Bringing together the story of 2019 in a deluxe, coffee table book format.
Presented by Tate Liverpool and NML, this brand new audio experience allows listeners to fall into the world of The Beatles.
Listen to the debut EP from Yammerer in this exclusive first listen
The thunderous trio debut a new single that will leave your body and mind in Bits.
First artists announced included Pale Waves, The Blinders and Stealing Sheep
Meet the artists taking part in semester four of the development project.
First viewing of the Irish duo's new single Fugitive Moon, featuring M Ward and taken from the brand new LP.
Watch the video for Helium Heart, the explosive new space rock cut from Runcorn alt. rock mavens
Take a look at an extended set of photos from Kate Davies' feature shoot with Strawberry Guy
A BBC Music Day event looks at mental wellness in the the modern music industry
Take a listen to a relentless thundering blues rocker made for our times
A new festival for Chester with big names, top scran and Oktoberfest bevs
Indie rock royalty pays a visit to Arts Club in support of new album
Dan Disgrace’s first venture with Eggy Records provides the chill-out pop melodies to tackle the summer heat
Sound Station is open to all musicians plying their trade on Merseyside
The Canadian native has a star that shines bright outside of her frequent collaborator’s shadow
Ahead of a live rendition of Arthur Russell's back catalogue here in Liverpool, Peter Broderick delves into the mystical world of one of the most humble, preeminent producers of the modern era
Eyesore & The Jinx, Beija Flo and Podge all on the bill for London Show in October
Featuring Trudy and the Romance and an Eyesore & The Jinx DJ set
The singer songwriter has been awarded a slot as part of the festival's New Noise Project
ISSUE 102 ft. Recommendations from That's Juvey?, Chinatown Slalom, PIXX + more...
Catch live sets from all the artists in this semester of Merseyrail Sound Station
LIMF Academy's Lydiah recorded an exclusive track for Bido Lito!
Live session from LIMF Academy's newest recruit Podge exclusively for Bido Lito!
Live at the Motor Museum with LIMF Academy's Most Ready artists
An introduction the retina-burning world of proggy, krauty, garagey quartet FERAL WHEEL.
Join the big Birko bash this summer
The Bido Lito! Stage at Celebrating Bold Street will host Merseyrail Sound Station acts this weekend.
Tune into the Love guitarist's first recording since 1968
Meet the artists taking part in semester three of the development project
Registration is now open for the artist development scheme
What can we do today to create a better, creative tomorrow?
Who to look out for this June in Sefton Park
The JAMs' Bill Drummond man will deliver the inaugural Roger Eagle Memorial lecture
ISSUE 99 ft. Recommendations from Sub Blue, Podge, Tabitha Jade + more...
Poem, verse or short story: have your work published in our 100th issue!
We're looking for cyclists to deliver Bido Lito! using our all-new pink fleet
LCR Music Board Announces Consultation Events
Anna Calvi and Bill Ryder-Jones headline an exciting new Wirral festival
ISSUE 98 ft. Recommendations from MC Nelson, Yammerer, COW + more
Join SEVENSTORE for a discursive panel event celebrating the launch of the adidas Merseyside Trimm-Trab pack.
The projects which will bring bido100! alive across Liverpool in June 2019
A discursive event to debate the key future issues, challenges, opportunities and changes
A large-scale, public realm light and sound installation in the tunnels of Moorfields Station
A festival which brings the pages of Bido Lito! to life with artists of local and international significance
An installation which places the participant within this world of automated creativity
Call-out to filmmakers to help us capture the bido100! programme and themes
Dig Vinyl's 5th Birthday featuring Yammerer
Catch our founder, Craig G Pennington, chatting all things psych with Stuart Maconie
The latest in an innovative series of events brings the preeminent electronic artist to Kitchen Street
Find out who's been added to the line-up for this year's Sound City
ISSUE 97 ft. Recommendations from Sleaford Mods, Ana Mae, Munkey Junkey + more
Bido's Brit Williams shares with us her favourite tracks of the moment
Fin Reed captures The Lantern Company's latest dazzling display at Sefton Park
Watch the spellbinding new video from our March cover star
Hear the addictive new track from neo-soul vocalist and producer KYAMI
Glyn Akroyd's lens pores over the idiosyncrasies of this Wirral bloodline
ISSUE 96 ft. Recommendations from Eyesore & The Jinx, The Indica Gallery, Kyami + more
The team behind a vibrant L8 community force talk to us for episode three of the arts and culture podcast
Bido staffer Lucy Doyle recommends some top cuts for your attention
In Partnership with Merseyside Arts Foundation & Awards For All
The composer and Immix leader gives us some insight into the sounds that influenced the making of his debut solo LP.
Our plans for marking 100 issues of the pink pages
Find out who's been added to the line-up for this year's Sound City
Rhythmic release from the heart of the Middle East. Meet Syria's foremost wedding singer.
The staff at Dig Vinyl tell the store's story in 10 special tracks
Meet the future sound of Merseyside with Sound Station's semester two artists
Songwriter Nick Ellis takes us on a psycogeographic tour of the city
Artists invited to explore the future of Liverpool's new music and creative culture for new exhibition
The concluding part of the story of the mysterious part of the Organ Freeman Facebook page
Pranks, celebrities and investigations: a three-part mystery exploring the deleted Facebook page of Organ Freeman
Paul Hollywood, some LA doppelgängers and fighting the Facebook machine in our three-part Christmas mystery series
Seeking Characters - a regular celebration of extraordinary people. We're asking our readers to nominate the people they love, who deserve to be recognised for their tireless work.
Top cultural events to mark in your fresh Filofax
See the brand new video to Sara Wolff's bittersweet jazz folk number
Watch the brand new, futuro video for the quartet's single Only Love, directed by Dom Foster
Collating and celebrating 12 months in Liverpool’s creative and cultural endeavours, bringing together the story of 2018 in a deluxe, coffee table book format.
Jayne Casey and Bryan Biggs unearth some stories from The Bluecoat's archive
Hear the ace new track from singer songwriter Astles
Avoid the guff and let us help you pick the best NYE parties in Liverpool this year
6 Of The Best brings you highlights from the week ahead in new music and creative culture
Eyesore & The Jinx get in the festive spirit with an Office Christmas Party at Shipping Forecast.
LAST CHANCE: Evian Christ and Emmanuel Biard in a shipping container in Liverpool
The Bido Lito! Membership is changing as part of a global movement towards community journalism
Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho speak to us about their latest sci-fi video installation coming to Tate Liverpool
Win a classic logo tee, a Journal and help shape the future of Bido
Watch the Widnes trio combat a world of fake news in the video for new single Lazer Quest.
Big names unveiled for 2019 edition of Baltic Triangle festival
The vibe legends talk to us about their new book The Holy Vible, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci and pubs
How YouTube algorithms, file-sharing and a restless appetite for creativity became this octet's hallmarks
Cocksure Liverpool newcomers release a new single that's dripping with stylish swagger, ahead of October's Bido Social
Fresh Goods Studios have recruited another mouth-watering line-up of Merseyside artists
Editor-in-Chief Christopher Torpey opens our inaugural monthly recommender playlist with 20 bangers
DaDafest announce a huge line-up with over 50 events happening over November
Jo Mary announce Meatraffle as headliners of their October Seabass all-dayer
Playwright Leo Butler talks about his new play coming to the Unity exploring the psychedelic revolution
The Total Bike Forever duo release their latest mix from their musical odyssey
An exclusive Stateside excerpt from Nick Power's book Into The Void, to accompany the new Coral album
Hidden from the Portland rainfall, Haley Heynderickx has quietly been tending to a delicate collection of folk songs
Bask in the calming waters of the latest single from the lounge whizzkid
A daytime, family friendly event full of experimental electronica is ready to challenge our relationship with live music
This year's freakfest boasts The Coral as headliners and trumpets local, emerging talent
Wirral New Music Collective put on an intimate chapel gig, guaranteeing haunting electronica and melodic pop
An African-Irish rapper, an Iranian pop star and Scouse punks: Merseyrail Sound Station announce artists
Recorded live, this Wirral New Music Collective initiative promises a stellar night of vivacity and enchantment
Liverpool's pysch rock kingpins are back with no-bullshit new song So What
Feast your eyes on the latest video, Sacred Citrus from Beach Skulls
Merseyrail Sound Station - an innovative new music development programme has been unveiled
Artists and curators of the Liverpool Biennial pick tracks to respond to this year's theme, Beautiful world, where are you?
PREVIEW | WNMC and Get It Loud In Libraries team up to bring witty NYC rockers Bodega to Birkenhead Library
Our verdict on Sound City's first year back in the heart of the city, in words and pictures
Exclusive first look at the video for A World Drained Of Wonder, the new single by Seatbelts
Watch the new video for the quartet's debut single, 20
Uniting the globe through music and football - a one-day festival of musical culture and its social impact
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.
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
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 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.