Louise Barber

LIVE REVIEW: NeckDeep at 02 Academy Newcastle

LIVE REVIEW: NeckDeep at 02 Academy Newcastle

Kicking off the second night of their The Peace and The Panic tour in Newcastle on Saturday night, NeckDeep certainly gave a night to remember to the 2000 strong crowd at the O2 Academy. The five piece Welsh pop-punk band are embarking on a nine night tour around the UK performing tracks such as Kali […]

 Mark Tyers

INTERVIEW: TM talks Chipmunk, Makina and NE Grime

Spennymoor Grime MC talks Chip, Makina and NE Grime ahead of his upcoming gig at Independent, Sunderland

  Spennymoor Grime MC Matty Topping [TM] has been making waves in the North East Grime scene for a few years and signed with Knowledge Is Power Promotions last year. Mark Tyers caught up with TM ahead of his upcoming gig at Independent, Sunderland and got his take on his career to date. MT: You […]

 Mark Tyers

Racism, ‘Realness’ and Rap: Interview with Sunderland’s New North East

Mark Tyers talks 21st century racism, “realness” and all things Grime and Hip-Hop with Wearside’s very own independent movement of rap artists, New North East (NNE), ahead of their first headline gig at Sunderland’s Independent on April 29. MT: A lot has happened since you supported Absorb in Independent last October – tell us a […]

 Siarlot Lloyd

Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox: Live Review

  I first found about about Post Modern Jukebox through YouTube videos shared on Facebook. They were OK in my opinion, and their style – modern pop songs in a vintage music twist – was definitely right up my street. However, their videos just seemed to be lacking something. So it was an absolute delight […]

 Mark Tyers

Live Music Preview: Lloyd Joyce @ Surf Cafe

Live Music Preview: Lloyd Joyce @ Surf Cafe

Mark Tyers talks to Sunderland singer-songwriter Lloyd Joyce about his upcoming gig at the prestigious Surf Cafe in Tynemouth, the local music scene and on the break-up of Sunderland's next big thing; Plecdrum.Inc.

Mark Tyers talks to Sunderland singer-songwriter Lloyd Joyce about his upcoming gig at the prestigious Surf Cafe in Tynemouth, the local music scene and on the break-up of Sunderland’s next big thing; Plecdrum.Inc. Mark : On Friday your playing the Surf Cafe in Tynemouth, that’s quite a venue, pretty much anybody from the region whose […]

 Paul Barclay

Review: Mötley Crüe at Metro Radio Arena

Review: Mötley Crüe at Metro Radio Arena

Since 1981, the self proclaimed Saints of Los Angeles, Mötley Crüe have been rocking all over the world with their brand of sleaze filled, occasionally glammed up rock 'n' roll. But now, after 34 years, it is coming to an end.

After embarking on a final world tour which ends on New Years Eve in Los Angeles, the band will then be calling it quits and having a very well deserved rest. So, with this in mind, do they still rock live? Before we find out, we first have the theatrics of Alice Cooper. Watching some […]

 Ciaran Sneddon

Derren Brown’s Miracle comes to Sunderland this may

Derren Brown’s Miracle comes to Sunderland this may

Get ready for your minds to be blown – Derren Brown is on his way to Sunderland. The magician come mindreader, who has enthralled us with his TV specials for years, is back on the road with his new show Miracle. He has been typically secretive of what to expect in the performance,  but if his track record is […]

 Samantha Jackson

Review: Sunderland Theatrical Society’s A Night Amongst The Stars

Review: Sunderland Theatrical Society’s A Night Amongst The Stars

Revue Cabaret bar opened its doors on Saturday night (May 9) to a crowd of excited parents and teenagers, antsy to hear what the night had in store for them. Students at the University of Sunderland had worked relentlessly for the past six months and the time had finally come to put on the show […]

 Emma O'Neill

The Producers @ Sunderland Empire

The Producers @ Sunderland Empire

The producers has arrived at the Sunderland Empire Theatre, in a one week limited run. The musical comedy, based on the 1968 Mel Brooks film of the same name, sees New York producer Max Bialystock left without a penny to his name after a string of plays he backed flop. Recruiting the shy accountant Leo […]

 daniel benson

Nick Cave brings solo tour to the Sage

Nick Cave’s sold-out European tour reaches the Sage on April 29. He aims to create a unique and out-of-the-ordinary show and playing intimate venues is the perfect opportunity to explore his eclectic back catalogue. Expect the set to include songs from his band Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ most recent album Push the Sky […]