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Founded in 1982, The Wire is the world's leading print and online music magazine covering a vast range of global alternative, underground and experimental musics. The Wire celebrates and interrogates the most visionary and inspiring, subversive and radical, marginalised and undervalued musicians on the planet, past and present.
Passionate, intelligent and provocative, The Wire wages war on the mundane and the mediocre, publishing journalism and photography by some of the subculture’s most original and authoritative critics and observers.
The Wire 447 May 2021
On the cover: People Like Us – as Vicki Bennett prepares for an ambitious audiovisual UK tour, the arch-collagist talks Buddhism, subverting popular culture and the regenerative art of cut and paste.
Inside: US jazz drummer and composer Joe Chambers; Chilean sonic adventurer Embassador Dulgoon; an Invisible Jukebox featuring Cathal Coughlan & Sean O’Hagan; and profiles of Alpha Maid, Jonáš Gruska and Charmaine Lee.
Plus: in the 40 page review sections: Marianne Faithfull, The Fall, Poly Styrene, Jacob Kirkegaard, George Russell, Supersonic, Radiophonics, and more.