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Footloose: Electric performance gains a standing ovation on opening night

Footloose: Electric performance gains a standing ovation on opening night

Synchronised dancing, perfect harmonies and a love triangle that leaves you on the brink of your seat, the cast of Footloose brought impeccable energy to the Sunderland Empire on Tuesday October 11.

The world-famous musical comes to town this week and defines what dancing really is all about as underdog Luke Baker lights up the stage at the Sunderland Empire. Adapted from the hit moving picture, Director Racky Plews conveys Dean Pitchford’s artistic dream to the big stage with a spectacular cast. Luke Baker, Hannah Price, Joanna […]

 Jordan Davidson

Top 5 Gig Venues in the North East

Top 5 Gig Venues in the North East

Far too often I hear people saying “music isn’t as good as it used to be” as they reminisce about the good old days when promising new artists could be found on every street corner. To those people I say calmly but firmly “you’re wrong.”

The music scene, particularly in the North East, is every bit as vibrant and promising as it always was – you just have to look a little harder. And a big part of staying in touch with the fantastic artists that modern music has to offer is knowing where to go and see them live. […]

 Paul Barclay

Suicide Squad – Review

Earlier this year, we had the incomprehensible Batman V Superman (BvS), which was DC’s attempt at kick-starting their cinematic universe in the wake of Marvel’s extremely successful films. Now, as many have now seen, BvS was essentially hot garbage. A complete mess with some interesting ideas which were buried beneath the awful story and dreadful […]

 Jordan Davidson

Pokémon Go, in defence of a gaming and social phenomenon

The UK has finally been graced with the official release of Pokémon Go, and it’s already shaping up to be one of the biggest social phenomena that I’ve witnessed as a gamer. However, it has also attracted some criticism, such as this article which labelled the game as ‘terrifying’ and ‘proof that ‘The Matrix is […]

 Paul Farrell

Sonic Heroes Review

Sonic Heroes was the first outing of the Blue Hedgehog on multiple platforms – and my introduction to the series. As we come to a close on the Dream era, we finally arrive at my introduction to the Sonic series: Sonic Heroes. The story is split between the four playable teams: Team Sonic, Team Dark, […]

 Jordan Davidson

Northern Lights Reviews: Game of Thrones S6 Ep3

Northern Lights Reviews: Game of Thrones S6 Ep3

  Paul, Editor of Northern Lights: Following last weeks epic episode, which was really, REALLY good, this week’s episode left me feeling a little meh in places, until the end, which once again, had me excited about where they can take certain stories. Do not get me wrong, it was still a really good episode, […]

 Karl Maguire

Review: Deftones – Gore Album

More than 20 years after the release of their debut record, Sacramento metal band Deftones continue to evolve and experiment with the release of their eighth LP, Gore. Far removed from their early nu-metal roots, Gore presents an intriguing amalgamation of influences from a wide range of genres, combining the ferocity of metal with post-rock ambience […]

 Paul Farrell

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Review

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Review

The long awaited third entry into the Sonic series also proved to be one of the Hedgehog’s greatest adventures to date. After the Sonic CD SEGA decided to go back to the Mega Drive with the third entry in the Sonic series, there was one problem, the game was so big it could not fit […]

 Jordan Davidson

10 Cloverfield Lane Review (Spoiler Free)

In short, 10 Cloverfield Lane is a psychological suspense thriller which, as you can probably tell from the trailer, is predominantly set in an underground bunker. While sharing a name with the 2008 found footage monster movie ‘Cloverfield’ has caused much confusion, I can confirm that the link is nothing more than spiritual and you […]

 Paul Farrell

The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Review

The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Review

Sonic’s first outing on the small screen outside of video games was a landmark in the Hedgehog’s history. With Sonic proving to be a surprise monster hit, its only natural that SEGA would try and get their golden mascot onto the small screens more often. Enter The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, an animated weekday […]