The Wire

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Archived since Summer 1982 (Issue 1) Complete Archive

420 issues

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.

A digital subscription gives you access to the complete archive of back issues of The Wire since issue one, summer 1982 — that's over 35 years, 400 issues and 35,000 pages.

Latest Issue

Interviews with two veterans of the North American avant garde: free music multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee; and Canadian film and sound maker Michael Snow.

Plus: a Primer on the Tuareg guitar music of Tinariwen, Group Inerane, Bombino, et al; an Invisible Jukebox with US avant guitarist, singer and songwriter Steve Gunn; an Epiphanies column by Brunhild Ferrari; 35 pages of reviews of new vinyl, CDs, downloads, books, films, recent festivals, and more.

You can read the new issue online, or via The Wire app for iOS http://www.thewire.co.uk/app or Android http://www.thewire.co.uk/android

Best wishes from all at The Wire and Exact Editions.

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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.

A digital subscription gives you access to the complete archive of back issues of The Wire since issue one, summer 1982 — that's over 35 years, 400 issues and 35,000 pages.

  • First Issue: Summer 1982 (Issue 1)
  • Latest Issue: February 2019 (Issue 420)
  • Issue Count: 420
  • Page Count: 37,202
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6502

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