Inside The Wire 336 | February 2012

Lil B over the Bay Bridge by Jason Fulford

The Masthead 4

Letters 6

Bitstream 8 News and more from under the radar

Trip Or Squeek 9 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 10 Masaki Batoh, Ian Nagoski, I Burn For You, Listen, Whitey!, Suzanne Ciani, plus Unofficial Channels

2011 Rewind + 16 An alternative Releases of the Year chart culled from the votes of The Wire’s subscribers

Charts 52

Out There 89 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Subscriptions 96

Below The Radar + The Wire Tapper 97 Free downloads and CDs

Reviews Index 53

Soundcheck 54 This month’s selected CDs, vinyl and downloads, including Earth, Marcus Schmickler and Karen Dalton. Plus specialist columns, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 75 Jeremy Deller on The KLF’s “Last Train To Trancentral” video

Print Run 76 New music books: a new conception of Infinite Music, South African jazz women, and a Source magazine compendium

On Screen 78 Films & DVDs: Kevin Coyne live; Peter Vogel’s The Sound Of Shadows

On Site 79 Exhibitions, installations, etc: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard in London; a Sound Art Theories Symposium in Chicago

On Location 80 Festival and concert reviews: Caroline Kraabel, Balam Acab, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO, AraabMuzik, Mika Vainio, Annie Gosfield and more

Collateral Damage 18 We’re too quick to assume digital culture only equals online culture, argues Terre Thaemlitz

Global Ear Delhi – Jaipur 20 Dave Stelfox follows the peripatetic brass bands blasting mutated wedding music around North India

Cross Platform Ian Helliwell 22 The Brighton boffin celebrates electronica’s hobbyist years in a new documentary. By Joanne Lee

Los Llamarada 24 Byron Coley mourns the demise of a heroic, Mexican avant rock outfit, victims of social decline

Ital 25 Part-time Sex Worker Daniel Martin-McCormick channels YouTube effluent into the rickety House structures of his latest project. By Robin Howells

Invisible Jukebox Charles Hayward 26 The avantist drummer of This Heat, Massacre, About Group and more drops a beat with The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Mike Barnes

Keith Fullerton Whitman 30 Derek Walmsley hears tales of modular madness, computer geniuses and pinball wizardry from the New England composer/archivist

ICES Festival 36 In 1972, maverick impresario Harvey Matusow staged a carnival of experimental music and art in London that’s never been surpassed. Story by Julian Cowley

Lil B 44 Lisa Blanning travels to San Francisco for an audience with the Based God, who’s subverting hiphop with complex notions of sexuality and race

Epiphanies 98 A Barbara Hepworth sculpture connects the dots between meditation and folk protest for Linder