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Issue #276

February 2007

Seismic Performances
From gigs in defunct power stations to New York squats and Siberian festivals, The Wire's team of writers remember the performances that changed their lives

Invisible Jukebox: Bert Jansch
The guitarist and former Pentangler fishes for clues to The Wire's mystery record box. Tested by Mike Barnes

The Primer
Adrian Sherwood David Stubbs provides a user's guide to 30 years of the producer's innovative ‘per-versions' for On-U Sound and beyond, from Creation Rebel and Lee Perry to Tackhead

Cross Platform: Shinro Ohtake
The Japanese artist and occasional Puzzle Punk halts his ceaseless activities for long enough to talk to Chris Sharp

Infinite Livez
London hiphop's Cockney rebel describes his headlong collisions with Swiss electronica duo Stade. By Dave Stelfox

Richard Skelton
The musician behind Harlassen, A Broken Consort and Carousell on the life-affi rming properties of art. By Tom Ridge

Global Ear
Mattin reports on the Basque Country's challenge to the strictures of authenticity

Epiphanies
Richard Boon recalls how seeing The Sex Pistols inspired The Buzzcocks to record the EP that defined punk's DIY ethic

The Inner Sleeve
Alan Vega gets lyrical over 7th Day Theory from Tupac's alter ego Makaveli The Don Killuminati

Print Run
New music books, including Marybeth Hamilton's In Search Of The Blues, and a biography of Lou Harrison

On Screen
New music DVDs and film, including Hermann Nitsch's theatre of blood and the No Fun Festival

On Site
Installations and gallery events, including Sonic.Focus and Riflemaker Gallery's transformation into Indica

On Location
Concert and festival reviews, including ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas in Minehead, Below The Radar in Porto and the LMC's 15th Annual Festival