The Wire

Music Collection  

Archived since Summer 1982 (Issue 1)
Complete Archive Perpetual Access Available

424 issues

JISC Collection

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

Charles Hayward, Alexander von Schlippenbach, 75 Dollar Bill, Equiknoxx, The Ganelin Trio, The Meters, Shelter Press, the end of hauntology, Val Wilmer on Mike Falana, plus 40 pages of reviews, and more.

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Subjects: Culture, Music

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  • First Issue: Summer 1982 (Issue 1)
  • Latest Issue: June 2019 (Issue 424)
  • Issue Count: 424
  • Page Count: 37,634
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6502

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