The Wire


Current Issue 420

February 2019

On the cover: Joe McPhee: The tireless reed player’s multi-decade career serves as a road map of the international avant garde, encompassing performance, recording and cross-genre collaborations. By Daniel Spicer. Also in this issue Michael Snow: With upcoming exhibitions in Lisbon and London, the Canadian audiovisual polymath cuts a striking figure in the past and present of experimental art while keeping a keen eye on the future. By Julian Cowley. Tuareg Guitar: A user’s guide to the rugged North and West African strain of desert blues, as popularised by Tinariwen, Bombino, Mdou Moctar, and more. By Francis Gooding. Plus: Achim Zepezauer, Orgue Agnès, Stuart Chalmers, Ain Bailey, Global Ear Colombia, Invisible Jukebox Steve Gunn, The Inner Sleeve chosen by Mimi Johnson, Epiphanies by Brunhild Ferrari, and over 30 pages of album, book and gig reviews.

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