NARC. 76 out now!
In this month’s glorious issue you can be instructed in the wonders of North East electro thanks to Dressed In Wires and his Idiot’s Guide; read interviews with Yeasayer, Swans and Matthew Dear, as well as a curious article written especially for us by sensational poet/songwriter Mike Tyler. On the local front, we’ve chatted to Blank Maps, Noisestra and Monkey Junk and gatecrashed Hattie Murdoch’s latest video shoot.
In arty/filmy/stagey/comedy goings on, Peter McAdam tells us about his Nine Henry’s; we find out why The Lit & Phil need your help to raise funds at a special comedy night this month; we preview new exhibitions at MIMA; lose ourselves in the Whitley Bay Film Festival programme; and get involved in youth theatre with The Ripple Effect.
Our special report on North East Producers: Life Behind The Desk aims to educate and inform; while The Urban Games feature looks at what’s being done for young people in the region to help promote urban arts.
Add to all this previews and news featuring the Cumberland Arms, Horse Meat Disco, Chase Park Music Festival, Warm Digits, Deerhart, Iceni, Shindig, Richard Dawson, Franz Nicolay, and the Riverside film fundraiser among other things. Mr Drayton picks his favourite songs, Adam Clery gets his five minutes of fame and we review all the albums and singles you need (or that you should steer away from) this month, alongside reports from the best gigs of the last month.
What else could you possibly need? I’ll pop round and make you a cuppa later.