Maria Lassnig & Francis Bacon – Tate Liverpool

Francis Bacon Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion 1944 Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool put on a back-to-back exhibition of two of the 20th century’s most vital painters of bodies. Here we have two unique minds who justified their medium’s relevance through portraying what photographs couldn’t: nightmares, neurosis, and the unspeakable.

Ride – Liverpool Academy

Ride Liverpool Academy

25 years to the day of the release of the seminal Nowhere, Ride assemble in Liverpool to make some ears bleed once more. Resident shoegazer James “Reverb” Wilkes reports.

Great Songs About UK Cities That Aren’t London

Waterloo Sunset, Parklife, Roll out the Barrel… London has its share of songs about London – but what about the rest of the UK? We’ve picked out some of our favourite songs about UK cities. What are yours?