The Wire

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Issue 376

June 2015

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Deep Cover
The Wire’s contributors blow the cover on the musicians who work under alter egos, pseudonyms and secret identities, including reggae gunslingers, psychedelic cultists, punk miscreants, Mayan metalheads and more

Invisible Jukebox Eugene Chadbourne
The freeranging guitarist and rake player frets over The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by David Keenan

Finnish CD-R label generates electronic intrigue. By Daisy Hyde

Kara-Lis Coverdale
The Montreal composer’s art of digital defiance. By Maya Kalev

Mikhail Karikis
Recording the Tyne’s shipbuilding past. By Andy Hamilton

Nduduzo Makhathini and Tumi Mogorosi
South Africa’s new jazz generation. By Francis Gooding

Global Ear Hanoi
Underground musicians talk dirty to the horror of Vietnamese censors. By Eliza Lomas

Print Run
New music books: the recorded sound of William S Burroughs, the art of the hiphop mixtape, Johanna Beyer revisited

On Screen
New films and DVDs: the selected films of Bill Morrison

On Site
Recent exhibitions: Caroline Devine’s Poetics Of (Outer) Space and the latest iteration of David Tudor’s Rainforest

On Location
Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Counterflows, Cale and Conrad reunited, Samuel Kerridge, Strata-East Live, a Rob Mazurek double bill, and The Long Now

The Inner Sleeve
Actress on Agnes Martin’s Untitled (1997)

Jessica Hopper collides with Pere Ubu’s Dub Housing

Soundcheck A–Z

Susan Alcorn
Sam Andreae
Sam Andreae/David Birchall/Andrew Cheetham
Ashtray Navigations
Baby Dee
Bad Body
Meg Baird
William Basinski
Jac Berrocal/David Fenech/Vincent Epplay
Bitchin Bajas
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
Chaos Echoes
Circuit Des Yeux
Steve Coleman
Alan Courtis & Aaron Moore
De Leon
Frank Denyer
The Fall
Mark Fell & Gábor Lázár
Milford Graves & Bill Laswell
Rachel Grimes
Eva-Maria Houben
Jenny Hval
IL-P-O In Dub
Melanie O’Dubhshlaine
Jim O’Rourke
Tristan Perich
Roger Robinson
Trembling Bells
Various Sounds Of The Universe: Art + Sound 2012–15 Vol 1
Xth Réflexion
Ornette Coleman
Jon Gibson
Kenny Knight
Last Exit
Lead Belly
Mike Osborne
Bengt Nordström/Sven-Åke Johansson/Alexander von Schlippenbach
Ndikho Xaba And The Natives
Various Nu Yorica! Culture Clash In New York City: Experiments In Latin Music 1970–77
Vice Versa
Richard Youngs
Ben Zimmerman

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