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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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Saul Williams, Alan Skidmore, Laura Cannell, Cheri Knight, Joe Rainey, Anna Butterss, Michael Gregory Jackson, Invisible Jukebox: Bob Mould, Unlimited Editions: Cortizona, Unofficial Channels: Rāga Junglism, Global Ear: Gothenberg, The Inner Sleeve: Éliane Radigue, Epiphanies: Emeka Ogboh, Nancy Mounir, Midori Takada, Tony Williams, Albert Ayler, Moers festival, Aquarius Records, and more.

Also this month: download The Wire Tapper 59 featuring 16 new tracks by MimiCof, Delmore FX, Evicshen, RSS Boy 1 featuring Waclaw Zimpel, Mark Stewart featuring KK Null, Madeleine Cocolas, and more. Get it here:

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  • First Issue: Summer 1982 (Issue 1)
  • Latest Issue: August 2022 (Issue 462)
  • Issue Count: 462
  • Page Count: 41,576
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6502

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