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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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Warren Ellis, Don Cherry in Watts, Invisible Jukebox: Mike Paradinas × Lara Rix-Martin, Nazar, Rizomagic, Ann Rosén, Nakul Krishnamurthy, Kohsuke Mine, Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders, Julius Hemphill, Steve Beresford, Tori Kudo, Patricia Brennan, Global Ear reports from the Rewire and TUSK festivals, and more.

Also this month: download a copy of The Wire Tapper 55 featuring Muslimgauze, João Lobo, Carlos Niño & friends, Gentle Fire, and more. Get it here: https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/the-wire-tapper.

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  • First Issue: Summer 1982 (Issue 1)
  • Latest Issue: April 2021 (Issue 446)
  • Issue Count: 446
  • Page Count: 39,928
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6502

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