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She Shreds

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She Shreds

Sometimes magazines are made because someone wants to speak but doesn’t know what to say – or worse – has nothing to say. She Shreds has a voice and a clear-cut message: despite doubt, women guitarists and bassists exist. It seems an absurd statement to make, but the prevalence of the constant disregard and exclusion of women musicians has ignited this magazine into existence. And the fire is fierce.    Now on their fourteenth issue, She Shreds is ever shifting with the tide, only recently celebrating five years of ‘pushing the guitar industry forward through inclusivity, visibility, education, and embracing alternate perspectives.’ Only last year,...

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Record Culture

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Record Culture

A decade ago my record collection took over our home. I now have a handle on it and try to avoid record shops. If I enter a charity or junk shop the urge to rummage for vinyl is under control. Attending a record fair is out of the question because they're particularly ruinous. I confess that I used to buy records not just for the music, but often for the covers. I must have been the youngest person on the planet to own a copy of Relax with Raymond Wallbank at the Organ. For the past year we’ve been regularly...

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Recorder

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Recorder

Recorder is a new, visual and literary celebration of pop deities as experienced in time and place. We’re not talking discographies here, or analytical discourse or career mapping. It’s a light examination of our (faraway) relationship with our icons and how, over decades and around the world, they have influenced and informed our lives. It’s an innovative idea and the launch issue of this intended biannual kicks off with David Bowie. But first, a disclaimer: I’ve always liked Bowie but, oddly for a serious music lover, I never bought his records. In fact I must have the only kid who stayed away...

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