The Wire

Music Collection  

Archived since Summer 1982 (Issue 1) Complete Archive

418 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.

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Omni-music makers Jim O'Rourke and Eiko Ishibashi; multimedia music maven Michele Mercure; one-man hiphop force JPEGMAFIA; the story of The London Improvisers Orchestra; and Black Rock Coalition low end theorist Melvin Gibbs takes the Invisible Jukebox test.

Plus: Steve Beresford on Han Bennink’s sleeve art; Climax Golden Twin Robert Millis on Zia Mohiuddin Dagar; 36 pages of reviews of new vinyl, CDs, cassettes, downloads, reissues, books, films, festivals, shows, exhibitions, and much more.

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Subjects: Culture, Music

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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: December 2018 (Issue 418)
  • Issue Count: 418
  • Page Count: 36,978
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6502

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