Barmcake i — March 2015, #3


Northern entertainment for the middle-aged. Fed up with style-over-substance magazines? You've come to the right place.

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Fed up with identikit entertainment newspapers ignoring great artistes? Sick of snazzy websites that tell you nothing? Bored by style-over-substance magazines (white space, glum models, acres of waffle)?

You've come to the right place.

Barmcake offers exclusive interviews and original features on music, comedy, pubs, films, TV, books, plays and art, as well as striking photographs and artwork, and easy-to-use listings.

And (unlike most entertainment newspapers, magazines and websites) it's not just aimed at the under-30s.

Barmcake 3 features exclusive interviews with:

John Shuttleworth: He may return to Mellow Birds following difficulties with his cafetiere plunger

John Bramwell: The Johnny Dangerously years, his stint as a TV presenter, and why is fed up with the Elbow comparisons

O’Hooley and Tidow: Spellbinding ballads, stunning harmonies, and the beers named after their songs.

Glossop Record Club: the revival of vinyl is a big hit in the town

Bradford’s bar boom: interview with the owner of the Record Cafe on the rejuvenated city and its new bars

Railway expert and northern regionalist Prof Paul Salveson on reviving the railways and the north

Original features on:

Belle & Sebastian: too twee or not too twee? Our greatest pop band or (as Steven Wells called them) ‘pop-hating no-talents’?

Game of Thrones: rating the characters and actors for northernness

The Dean Clough Lego Model: it could become the world’s largest Lego building.


Frank Sidebottom: The latest on the Being Frank film

Carol Morley’s new film The Falling

The People’s History Museum election exhibition

Poetry by Dan Greenwood

Memories of the Royal Park pub, Leeds, by Vince Mihill

Mexrrissey: a Morrissey covers band from Mexico

And: Indie All-Dayer, HOME and The Cornerhouse, Sheffield’s unique Talking Gigs shows, a new book: Wisdom Of Our Own, a play about Gareth Thomas, and listings.

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