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SubcultureLive - 100 Club / Tues 12th December

Music, fashion and art collide - the most thrilling and vital new band in years

Nervous Conditions

Share new video for 'Village Mentality'

The video, filmed at Moth Club, shows off the unique emerging eight-piece band

Subculture Uncovered

The Windmill, Brixton

"100% at the forefront of finding amazing bands..."

Songs That Define Teenage Years

Top tracks picked from our Subculture playlists

Selected by the likes of Don Letts, Gary Crowley, Carl Barât and Mark E. Smith

Subculture Unsung: Pete Um

An artist that defies criticism or comparison

Connor Browne evangelises about the uncategorisable artistic genius of Pete Um

Doc'n Roll Film Festival 2017

Music Documentary Festival returns for 4th Year

Some of the films appearing this year

Subculture Unsung: DJ Colin Curtis

50 Years: From Northern Soul To House Music

Josh Ray on the career of the British DJ and his contribution to dance culture

Songs That Bring People Together

Top tracks picked from our Subculture playlists

From 'Give Peace a Chance' to 'I Feel Love'

The Thurston Moore Group

SubcultureLive - 100 Club / Tues 7th November

A true icon and innovator plays the legendary club for the first time in 30 years.

Bridlington Scooter Rally

An evening of bands at The Priory, Bridlington

The Strawberries, Capital Eye, Nick Tudor & more

Forgotten Collaborations

When legends and icons come together

From The Smoking Mojo Filters to Terry Hall and Salad

Amsterdam Sound

20 Amsterdam bands you need to hear now

Some of the best emerging talent from the Netherlands capital

The Jam - 1977

40th Anniversary Box Set

We take a look at some of the iconic band's best moments from an eventful year

Subculture Seldom Seen: 'The La's 1987'

Rarities Album Release and Exhibition

Exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the first tour by seminal Liverpool band The La’s

Like Dylan in the Movies

10 Of The Best Musical Documentaries

From 'Dont Look Back' to 'The Kids Are Alright' to 'Supersonic', we look at some music docs

Print The Legend

10 Of The Best Musical Biopics

A run through some cinematic interpretations of musical legends

Strangeways, Here We Come

30 Years On From The Smiths' 4th & Final Album

A look at some of The Smiths' finest musical moments

Street Sound and Style

Series celebrates British sounds and styles

Channel 4's innovative programmes directed by Ewen Spencer

Sampling - The Origin

10 Songs From The Pioneers of Sampling

It's Pop It's Art

Visual Cover Versions Of Era Defining Songs

Graphic interpretations of seminal song lyrics by designers and artists


Revisiting Collaborations With James Lavelle & Co

Tracing the family Tree that makes up UNKLE's collaborative history

The Libertines

Tiddely om Pom Pom Tour

Autumn tour of British seaside towns with amazing list of support bands

'Blur' at 20

Blur's eponymous album 20 years on

Blur change direction post Britpop with their 1997 album

Urban Hymns

A look at some of The Verve's most poignant lyrics

Another great '90s album hits the two decade mark.

Who To See?

2017's Last Summer Festivals

Who's on the line ups of End Of The Road, Bestival & Festival No6

Substance 1987

New Order's acclaimed compilation 30 years on

30 years of Acid Jazz

Some of the label's best moments

Three decades of the indie label founded by Eddie Piller and Giles Peterson


Fred Perry Tokyo - In-store gig

The Manchester influenced Danish indie band play free gig in Fred Perry's Tokyo shop

Baxter Dury

SubcultureLive - 100 Club / Weds 30th August

Win exclusive tickets to see Baxter Dury's first play of upcoming new material.

'Be Here Now' at 20

Oasis' record breaking 3rd album 20 years on

We take a look at the highlights from one of the biggest albums of the 1990s

Berlin Sound

20 Berlin Bands You Need To Hear Now

We look at the band scene in Germany's capital

Mixed Results

10 remixes that beat the original track?

Can a dance remix be better than the original song?

Visible Girls: Revisited

Groundbreaking photos by Anita Corbin

Exhibition reunites women with portraits of their subcultural past.

Afropunk London

Festival returns to London for 2017

Afropunk comes to London's Printworks, 22-23 July

Fat White Family

SubcultureLive - 100 Club / Wed 26th July

See one of the UK's most critically acclaimed and controversial bands play The 100 Club

60 Years of Stax

10 Of The Best From The Memphis Label

We look at the label that gave us Otis Redding and Booker T. & the MG's

Dublin Sound

20 Dublin Bands You Need To Hear Now

Emerging bands and artists from Ireland's capital city.

True Faith

Manchester International Festival 2017

Exhibition recognises the influence of Joy Division and New Order

Musics (1975-79)

Exhibition at The Red Gallery

Exhibition in collaboration with Eva Prinz and ‪Thurston Moore and their imprint Ecstatic Peace Library.

Covers That Are Better

10 cover versions that surpass the original

Is it possible for a cover version to be better than the original record?

American Independents

10 Truly Independent American Bands

A look at influential American artists who have championed musical independence

Liam Gallagher

Best Musical Moments

We celebrate the frontman's best musical moments as his debut solo album draws near.

The Fall

New Album 'New Facts Emerge'

Details of their 32nd studio LP to date


OK Computer 1997-2017

Radiohead's dystopian epic - 20 years on from its original release

Italy Sound

12 Artists From Italy You Need To Hear Now

Emerging Bands and Artists from Italy

Glastonbury 2017

Who to see at this year's festival

A guide to some of the must-see, and less obvious, bands and DJs

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