Rebecca Leighton-Cox

Stockton Calling announce acts playing in The Green Room

Stockton Calling announce acts playing in The Green Room

Stockton Calling festival line-up has been growing over the past few weeks. With The Ordinary Boys and Neville Staple band already confirmed, as well as some of the North East’s finest acts. The day long music festival will take place across an array of Stockton’s finest venues on April 4, featuring the best in up […]

 Rebecca Leighton-Cox

High Tide 15:47 celebrate new EP with intimate gig at Newcastle's Mining Institute

High Tide 15:47 celebrate new EP with intimate gig at Newcastle's Mining Institute

  Newcastle’s High Tide 15:47 are celebrating their debut EP by playing a launch show at Newcastle Mining Institute on Saturday February 7. The band’s self-titled record was released on January 26 following the demo of Too Much Time Alone, with a remastered version available on the EP. Being recently featured in NME, High Tide: […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Grammy Award winners Slipknot to play Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena on their Prepare for Hell tour

Grammy Award winners Slipknot to play Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena on their Prepare for Hell tour

The mask-wearing, Grammy Award winning rock legends, Slipknot are set to play Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Monday January 19. With support coming from Korn and King 810, the incendiary band bring their Prepare For Hell tour to Newcastle, in a barrage of gigs throughout Britain. The masked-band’s front man, Corey Taylor, indicated that the […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Deaf Havana duo James Veck-Gilodi to play The Cluny

Deaf Havana duo James Veck-Gilodi to play The Cluny

Deaf Havana guitarist and lead singer, James Veck-Gilodi, is coming to the North East between a string of nationwide gigs. In his ventures outside of the alternative rock band, he will be playing a gig in Byker’s The Cluny on Friday January 16, with support yet to be announced. Veck-Gilodi will be backed by multi-instrumentalist […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Black 'n' Blue to play at The Cluny this weekend

Black 'n' Blue to play at The Cluny this weekend

Seven-piece harmony rock group, Black ‘n’ Blue formed after meeting one another through the SAGE’s Silver Programme, which encourages over 50s to make and learn more about music. The Newcastle based group, fronted by two female singers and backed by five men playing various instruments, are set to bring their unique band to The Cluny on […]

 sophieheward

Bear's Den to play The Cluny

Bear's Den to play The Cluny

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGXBR1wR-mo] Alternative folk trio Bear’s Den are set to play The Cluny on February 12. Formed in West London in 2012, their rich and unique sound has earned them raving reviews and their live shows are eagerly anticipated. Shortly after forming, the band found themselves travelling around America on one of their first ever tours with Ben […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Review: Professor Green @ O2 Academy Newcastle – Better heard than seen

Review: Professor Green @ O2 Academy Newcastle – Better heard than seen

After an eighteen month wait, Professor Green finally took to Newcastle’s O2 Academy stage on Saturday night for his Growing Up In Public Tour. Backed by DJ IQ, the Hackney Hip Hop star had attracted a widely diverse crowd to the venue, something I certainly hadn’t expected. Given his tongue-in-cheek, expletive slurs being entwined within […]

 Anthony May

Review: The Ordinary Boys gig at Think Tank

Review: The Ordinary Boys gig at Think Tank

It seems a little odd to be nostalgic over a band that had their biggest hit not even 10 years ago, but that’s exactly how I feel waiting for The Ordinary Boys to take the stage. Samuel Preston and the boys are best known for their 2005 ska-pop hit Boys Will Be Boys, as well […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Professor Green to play rescheduled gig @ Newcastle's O2 Academy

Professor Green to play rescheduled gig @ Newcastle's O2 Academy

After two reschedules, Professor Green will play Newcastle’s O2 arena on Saturday November 29  following the release of his third studio album, Growing Up In Public. The Hackney rapper has been applauded throughout his career, for an Eminem-seque, tounge-in-cheek style of lyricism in which he has criticised various pop culture figures from Kerry Katona to […]

 Melanie Hall

The Jackobins come to Sunderland with INDEPENDENT show

The Jackobins come to Sunderland with INDEPENDENT show

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzCv14ypfaI] Liverpool band The Jackobins are set to play Independent on Saturday November 15. The bluesy five-piece have come from strength to strength since 2012 with the recent launch of their new EP Ghosts. Their psychedelic blues sound has helped build their profile in the break through music market with a developing fan base […]