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.