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Review: McBusted M.E.A.T

After launching their Most Excellent Adventure Tour in Glasgow last week, pop-rock supergroup McBusted brought their frenetic live show to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Monday night (March 23), as new and old fans alike awaited their arrival. Supporting bands, Symmetry and New City Kings, kicked off the night with a set full of pop/rock […]

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The Coronas to play Newcastle’s O2 Academy

The Coronas to play Newcastle’s O2 Academy

Irish rock band The Coronas play at Newcastle’s O2 Academy on March 21 and continue their UK tour until April 1 when they play Koko London. The quartet has previously supported fellow Irish band The Script for their Irish tour dates in 2009 and their European tour in 2011. The Coronas then went on to […]

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Kill The Messenger: Jeremy Renner shines but the story falls flat

Kill The Messenger: Jeremy Renner shines but the story falls flat

Jeremy Renner’s new film Kill The Messenger follows Renner as real life journalist Gary Webb in 1996, as he battles with the decision between publishing a story about the CIA being involved in importing huge amounts of cocaine into America or keeping himself and his family safe from the government and the drug kingpins of […]

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Tony Swain's Undetailed Progress exhibition opens at Gateshead's BALTIC today

Tony Swain's Undetailed Progress exhibition opens at Gateshead's BALTIC today

Contemporary artist Tony Swain brings his new work to the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead from today (March 7). Rather than using a canvas, the Northern Irish artist uses sections of newspapers put together as a background for his paintings of fragmented landscapes and abstract patterns. Using acrylic paints, he puts his work […]

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Kill the Messenger hits UK cinemas this week

Kill the Messenger hits UK cinemas this week

Dramatic crime thriller Kill the Messenger is based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb as he uncovers a story filled with conspiracy and cocaine smuggling. Two-time academy award nominee Jeremy Renner, who is best known for his portrayals in The Hurt Locker and The Bourne Legacy, stars as lead character Gary. Gary is […]

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The Sundowners to play Newcastle’s Cluny 2

The Sundowners to play Newcastle’s Cluny 2

Founded in 2010, the North West based five piece, Sundowners, are kicking off their UK tour in February. Following the release of their debut self titled album on February 9, the band will visit Newcastle’s Cluny 2. Band members Fiona (vocals and rhythm guitar), and Alfie (lead guitar), are the siblings of James and Ian […]