Josh Stothard

NARC Fest 2017: Preview

NARC Fest 2017: Preview

The multi-venue festival is back for another year with the event kicking off this July. NARC Fest gathers some of the hottest independent music performers for a night of diverse sounds. The free festival will leave those in attendance spoiled for choice, from alt-rock and psychedelia to noisy DIY pop and Jazz, there is a venue for […]

 Josh Stothard

Exclusive interview: The Old Pink House

Exclusive interview: The Old Pink House

From bedroom recordings to being announced alongside the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, it’s been quite the journey over the past year for the North East’s very own The Old Pink House. On May 27, the band will be headlining The Cumberland Arms as part of the multi-venue festival Evolution Emerging, one of the biggest music events […]

 Josh Stothard

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge: Preview

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge: Preview

Six years after the previous installment, the Pirates are back with returning faces and a new, creepy enemy who threatens them all. After not appearing in the underwhelming On Stranger Tides, both Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley are back reprising their previous roles. Joining them is of course Johnny Depp, who is back as Captain Jack […]

 Josh Stothard

Preview: Evolution Emerging 2017

Preview: Evolution Emerging 2017

Evolution Emerging returns in its ninth year giving the latest up an coming talent a place to perform. As one of the North East’s biggest events for new music the festival showcases over 40 emerging artists each year across its multiple venues. In the past, Evolution Emerging has unearthed the likes of Hyde and Beast, Shields […]

 Josh Stothard

Review: Fozzy – Judas

For 18 years now Fozzy have been developing their heavy metal and rock sound, from starting as mostly a cover band to releasing their soon to be seventh studio album. Beginning in Atlanta, Georgia back in 1999, the band has seen a steady rise since its first self-titled debut album sold only 4,225 copies and […]

 Josh Stothard

Wonderland Review

Wonderland Review

Following  its shows around the world, from the likes of Texas to Tokyo, the multi Grammy and Drama Desk Award nominated musical ‘Wonderland’ received a British production and made its way to Sunderland’s Empire Theatre. Throughout the show the story comes back to the message that people should have confidence in themselves and not be controlled by […]

 Josh Stothard

Wonderland: Empire Theatre Preview

Wonderland: Empire Theatre Preview

The world of Wonderland comes to Sunderland this week, as Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is adapted into a musical. The North East has very strong connections to Carroll and his creation. He frequently visited his cousins in Whitburn, allegedly completing his work there. Carroll also played croquet at Whitburn Hall where the owner […]

 Josh Stothard

First Thoughts On: Crash Bandicoot Remastered

First Thoughts On: Crash Bandicoot Remastered

He’s back! The original PlayStation mascot, Crash Bandicoot, is spinning his way into next gen with the reveal of the N Sane trilogy. This remaster will include Crash 1,2 and Warped, each one being given a shiny make over to give the classic games the look and feel of their modern day counterparts. Developers Vicarious […]