NARC. #75 Out Now
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Our ‘three-quarter century’ issue is a bit special. We’ve taken 24 of the region’s most promising young musicians and quizzed them brutally about the North East music scene – expect no fluffy Everything Is Brilliant In The North East feature here folks, this is about reality, warts ‘n all. (And features Ian West’s beautiful photographs).
Also, interviews with Scottish indie-not-folk folksters Meursault; we chat about new releases with The Railway Club, Gem Andrews and The Prison Library, while Lilliput have their say on the state of Sunderland’s venues; we’ve in-depth previews of the SummerTyne Americana Festival at The Sage Gateshead; NARC. Fest – back with a wallop on Saturday 21st July; the Stockton Weekender in early August and Tyneside’s EAT! Festival, where you can pig yourself silly in a range of interesting ways.
We also mourn the demise of Ack! Ack! Ack! independent record store in Middlesbrough; check out what the North East contingent are up to for World Shakespeare Festival; have a chat with world-renowned Whitley Bay-residing artist Kelly Richardson; get up close and personal with Teesside-based author Richard Milward ahead of his new book release; have a laugh with Grinning Idiot’s John Smith ahead of the Newcastle Gateshead Comedy Festival, chat style and tactics with Newcastle and Middlesbrough’s Roller Derby teams and give you a heads up on loads of new releases and squillions of gigs.
All this, as well as the usual news, reviews, interviews and opinions.
All for nowt, nixie, bott all. You’re welcome.