Josh Hollis

Dubl Handi – Live Theatre Welcome New York's Finest Folk Outfit

Dubl Handi – Live Theatre Welcome New York's Finest Folk Outfit

Newcastle’s Live Theatre continues its popular Live Music Season this month, when New York folk band Dubl Handi head to the North East for the final date of their debut UK tour. Dubl Handi, named after a washboard company from the 1800s, bring that old-timey influence into their music, using a variety of instruments (including […]

 Josh Hollis

The Oscars as it happened – The Northern Lights Live Blog

The Oscars as it happened – The Northern Lights Live Blog

Hello and welcome to the very exciting and hopefully brilliant Northern Lights Oscars Live Blog. We’ll be bringing you all the latest goings on from Tinseltown and our crack team will be pulling a late one to keep up with everything happening stateside. So make Northern Lights your port of call for minute-by-minute updates from […]

 Josh Hollis

News: Franz Ferdinand To Play Pop Recs

News: Franz Ferdinand To Play Pop Recs

Pop Recs LTD have announced what will be arguably their biggest gig to date, as Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand play the shop on Thursday March 27th. In what is undoubtedly a major coup for Pop Recs and the Sunderland music scene, Franz Ferdinand, most famous for their 2004 single Take Me Out, will take […]

 Josh Hollis

Northern Lights Podcast #3 – BAFTAs. Festivals, And A New Jazz Scene

Northern Lights Podcast #3 – BAFTAs. Festivals, And A New Jazz Scene

Here we go again, like a pirate radio station it’s impossible to keep us off the airwaves (think ‘The Boat That Rocked’ but with less Bill Nighy but more seasickness). And with that creaking metaphor we bring you the third edition of the Northern Lights Podcast, and this one is very special. Because not only […]

 Josh Hollis

Royal Shakespeare Company Announce Newcastle Theatre Royal Return

Royal Shakespeare Company Announce Newcastle Theatre Royal Return

The Royal Shakespeare Company will return to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal this autumn following a hugely successful season last year. The 2014 season will feature a trio of new productions from the world-renowned theatre company – Henry IV, Part One (September 25-October 4); Henry IV, Part Two (September 26-October 4); and The Two Gentlemen of Verona […]

 Josh Hollis

Interpol Announce Rare And Intimate Newcastle Riverside Show

Interpol Announce Rare And Intimate Newcastle Riverside Show

American rockers Interpol are set to play a rare and intimate gig on Tyneside next month. The iconic New York band, best known for their post-punk style and powerful live shows, will play at Riverside on Sunday March 16th in what is a major coup for the venue and for promoters Think Tank. The Riverside […]

 Josh Hollis

Review: Robert Temple @ Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre – Hypnosis, Hotdogs & Hilarity

Review: Robert Temple @ Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre – Hypnosis, Hotdogs & Hilarity

On Saturday night a man asked me if I wanted to buy a hotdog. Nothing out of the ordinary there, you might think (stop sniggering at the back). However when you take in the fact that the hotdog in question was in fact a foam replica, its (male) seller claimed his name was “Susan”, and […]

 Josh Hollis

Holmeside Coffee Celebrate Launch Of Lamplight Film Club

Holmeside Coffee Celebrate Launch Of Lamplight Film Club

Holmeside Coffee, founded by Sunderland band Lilliput, are celebrating the launch of a new film club that’ll be hosted in the unusual surroundings of the independent coffee shop. The Lamplight film club, which launched on January 29th with a screening of Richard Ayoade’s Submarine, is a non-profit, volunteer-run enterprise aiming to screen quality films and […]

 Josh Hollis

NEWS: No Evolution Festival In 2014

NEWS: No Evolution Festival In 2014

Evolution Festival will not take place in 2014, after promoters announced via Twitter they would be taking a year out from organising the festival. The news comes as promoters Jim Mawdsley and Dave Stone have decided to focus their efforts on several other musical projects in 2014. Jim Mawdsley said: “We have really enjoyed putting […]

 Josh Hollis

Northern Lights Podcast #2: A New Music Venue For Sunderland?

Northern Lights Podcast #2: A New Music Venue For Sunderland?

Well we’re back on the airwaves with the second edition of the Northern Lights Podcast, following it’s stellar (if we may say so) début last month. This edition follows the big musical news that Sunderland City Council have approved plans for a brand-new 4000 capacity live music venue in the city, and features a man-flu […]