The Wire i — March 2015, #373

The Wire

The Wire is an independent, monthly music magazine covering a wide range of alternative, underground and non-mainstream musics. The Wire celebrates and interrogates the most visionary and inspiring, subversive and radical, marginalised and undervalued musicians on the planet, past and present, in the realms of avant rock, electronica, hiphop, new jazz, modern composition, traditional musics and beyond. Passionate, intelligent and provocative, The Wire wages war on the mundane and the mediocre. Its office is based in London, but it serves an international readership

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On Screen New films and DVDs: the Sensory Ethnography Lab’s Manakamana and a portrait of Lary 7

Print Run New music books: A history of New York hardcore, Garrison Fewell’s interviews with improvisors and more

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