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London festival celebrates diaspora punk

Big Joanie, Screaming Toenail, Best Praxis and Cecilia are confirmed for the third edition of Decolonise Fest, and a fundraiser has been launched to bring Crystal Axis and Weedrat to the UK

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How To Mute Crows. By Yan Jun

How To Mute Crows. By Yan Jun

“Why and how can a rock band like The Observatory exist in such a silent dream state?” Yan Jun discusses censorship amid the noise and silence of Singapore

The Portal

The Great Reading List

The Great Reading List

A reading list of over 20 music books intended to teach or educate, compiled by Wire staff to accompany The Great Learning special issue

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Wire Mix: Matmos

Wire Mix: Matmos

The release of Matmos's new plastic-sourced album, featuring the sounds of Styrofoam coolers and silicone gel breast implants, is celebrated with this new exclusive mix

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Global Ear: Ramallah

Global Ear: Ramallah

Wire contributor Courtney Yusuf selects his favourite tracks from the current Palestinian hiphop scene

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Adventures In Sound And Music hosted by Chris Bohn

Adventures In Sound And Music hosted by Chris Bohn

The Wire’s weekly show on Resonance FM, 14 February 2019, hosted by Chris Bohn, with The Wire’s longtime Japanese music correspondent Alan Cummings, presenting a Japanese free jazz special to mark the publication of the English language edition of the late Teruto Soejima’s Free Jazz In Japan (Public Bath Press)