Subculture Unsung: Sister Rosetta Tharpe
A pioneer of what would become rock n' roll
80 years after her first record - a hugely overlooked musical innovator
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
One of the most forgotten soundtracks of all time
The Bee Gees, Alice Cooper, Steve Martin & Frankie Howerd cover The Beatles with George Martin
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Leeds' Independent venue loved by Johnny Marr and many more
Underworld & Iggy Pop
Teatime Dub Encounters
Collaboration owing its roots to the Trainspotting soundtracks
X Ray Spex
40 years of 'Identity' and 'Germfree Adolescents'
The often overlooked contribution of Poly Styrene and X Ray Spex
Subculture Lost & Found: Liverpool
Liverpool's lost and found musical hangouts
From The Cavern and Eric's to The Invisible Wind Factory
Subculture Unsung: Late Of The Pier
10 years on from 'Fantasy Black Channel'
One of the most overlooked bands of the past two decades?
10 bands from Coventry you need to hear now
New music from the city that gave the world The Specials and The Selecter
Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London
Alex Bartsch documents the London locations of reggae record sleeves from 1967-1988
Subculture Unsung: The JCM800
The amp that gave loud to the people?
The amplifier of choice of Kevin Shields, Steve Jones, 'Fast' Eddie Clarke, Slash and more
The Big Moon
SubcultureLive - 100 Club / Thu 14th June
A line up of exceptional & creative artists emerging from the new UK scene
Iconic Record Label Celebrates Its 50th Year
From Duke Reid to Bob Marley, the label that brought ska and reggae to the UK
'As I Was Now'
Charlatans frontman's collaboration with members of The Horrors, Primal Scream and MBV
Subculture Weekender: Reykjavik
The best music hang-outs in Iceland's capital
Venues, bars & cafes of one of Europe's most independently minded cities
SubcultureLive - 100 Club / Weds 20th June
John Lydon plays The 100 Club for the first time since 1976
10 bands from Madrid you need to hear now
Some of the best emerging talent from Spain's capital
Subculture Lost & Found: Nottingham
Nottingham's lost & newly found musical places
From The Hippo to The Bomb via the Chameleon Cafe and JT Soar.
Record Store Day
Daniel Dylan Wray on independent record shops
"The great success of RSD was igniting a conversation in people’s lives about why record shops were important..."
Record Store Day 2018
Releases of note from this year's event
A rundown of some of the choicest records up for grabs this year.
Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller
Jazz On The Corner
Acid Jazz founder and actor mark release of compilation with BBC 6 Music radio show
The Penderyn Music Book Prize
The UK-based book prize for music titles
Billy Bragg Chris Difford & Cosey Fanni Tutti among shortlisted authors
New video and tour dates
Roger Sargent directed video and gigs with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
'As Long As I Have You'
A new soulful album with contributions from Pete Townsend and Mick Talbot
Jarvis Cocker announces intimate tour
The Pulp frontman will perform two night 'rave in a cave'
This Year's Model
Elvis Costello's sophmore album at 40
We take a look at Elvis Costello & The Attractions' acclaimed 1978 LP
J.T. Soar, Nottingham
Former fruit & veg warehouse / DIY orientated music venue & studio
Subculture Weekender: Hamburg
The best hang-outs in the North German port
From sites of The Beatles famous residencies to the Rote Flora and Hamburger Schule
Songs To End An All Nighter
Top tracks picked from our Subculture playlists
From 'Goodnight Ladies' to 'Coming Down'
London Intl Ska Festival 2018
Independent festival returns for 31st year
Bands, DJs and fans from all over the world celebrate ska incredible evolution
Subculture Unsung: Stiff Records
The pioneering UK label formed in 1976
The label that gave the world Elvis Costello, The Damned & Ian Dury
Subculture Lost & Found: Manchester
Manchester's lost past & newly found hangouts
From The Haçienda to Sound Control via the Twisted Wheel
Girl Fight Records
Slaves launch their own label
Slaves announce the launch of their label with it's first release from debut signing Lady Bird.
Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
One of the venues taking part in Independent Venue Week - we celebrate the unique club
100 Club Stories
Stories wanted for 75th anniversary of 100 Club
Fred Perry x Ditto collaborate in celebration of the UK’s most beloved live music venue