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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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Kim Gordon, Bill Nace, the Western Mass DIY scene, a user’s guide to death metal, Lindstøm’s Jukebox, Nancarrow Karaoke, Stephen Mallinder, 37 pages of reviews.

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  • First Issue: Summer 1982 (Issue 1)
  • Latest Issue: October 2019 (Issue 428)
  • Issue Count: 428
  • Page Count: 38,058
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6502

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