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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 […]

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Public Service Broadcasting to play sold out gig in Newcastle

London-based band Public Service Broadcasting will play Newcastle’s Riverside on Thursday April 30, for the release of their new album The Race for Space. The tour kicked off with two nights at the National Space Centre in Leicester late February. Having no front-man and relying on samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda […]

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Review: The Jesus and Mary Chain @ Newcastle's o2 Academy

Review: The Jesus and Mary Chain @ Newcastle's o2 Academy

My ears had taken a beating and I felt like an old man complaining about how loud it was. Some of the music The Jesus and Mary Chain play is classed as ‘noise’ and that’s all it was, noise. Head-splitting, ear bleeding, I don’t understand how anyone is enjoying this enough to jump up and […]

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Review: Echo and the Bunnymen @ Newcastle's O2 Academy

Review: Echo and the Bunnymen @ Newcastle's O2 Academy

After getting ushered out of the venue at 10pm because the Alpha night club was due to start, there was little time to badger the roadies for a guitar plectrum. They were so eager to keep to the schedule I got asked twice to move so a man could pick up the cups off the […]

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The Jesus and Mary Chain bring anniversary tour to Newcastle

The Jesus and Mary Chain bring anniversary tour to Newcastle

Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain will play Newcastle’s O2 Academy on February 18. The tour symbolises the bands 30th anniversary of debut album Psychocandy. The album, which was released in 1985, is considered a landmark recording because of its blend of white noise and pop song structure that’s influenced bands in […]