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The Wire is the world's leading independent monthly music magazine. The first issue was published in 1982. More than three decades on the magazine remains committed to reporting on a dynamic global network of underground, alternative and experimental musics by publishing journalism and photography by some of the subculture’s most original and authoritative critics and observers.

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Richard Pinhas, Weyes Blood, The Primer: French underground rock, Invisible Jukebox: Hamid Drake, Zubin Kanga, Suzi Analogue, Ustad Noor Bakhsh, Ale Hop, Global Ear: Korean DMZ, Inner Sleeve: Melvin Gibbs, Epiphanies: DJ Marcelle/Another Fine Mess, Dadaist Tapes, DJ M-TRAXXX, Molly Joyce, Giovanni Di Domenico, Burial, Kode9, Charles Stepney, Essential Logic, Sonny Rollins, Albert Ayler, Kranky, Gee Vaucher, festival reviews galore (No Bounds, Gonerfest, Meakusma, Other Minds, Skaņu Mežs, Unsound) and much more.

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  • First Issue: Summer 1982 (Issue 1)
  • Latest Issue: December 2022 (Issue 466)
  • Issue Count: 466
  • Page Count: 41,984
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6502