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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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South Africa’s new jazz generation; The Primer: Carla Bley; Invisible Jukebox: Mark Fell x Rian Treanor; Mamer; Hiele; Altın Gün; King Britt; Elvin Brandhi; Jazz In Britain; rewiring radio in Rio, Tblisi and Glasgow; Nyege Nyege festival; Maggie Nicols; Acen; Andrew Weatherall; and more.

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  • First Issue: Summer 1982 (Issue 1)
  • Latest Issue: February 2021 (Issue 444)
  • Issue Count: 444
  • Page Count: 39,720
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6502

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