Lee Hawthorn

Review: Joey Bada$$ @ Riverside Newcastle

Review: Joey Bada$$ @ Riverside Newcastle

Whilst the heavens opened on Newcastle’s quayside, where the intimate Riverside venue resides, there was a monsoon of musical greatness inside. With Joey Bada$$ joined by fellow Pro Era emcee Kirk Knight, with Statik Selektah DJing, supported by the London pairing of Loyle Carner and his rapper-producer best friend Rebel Cleff, lyrical gems rained upon […]

 Lee Hawthorn

The Lake Poets and Immy Williams to play Tynemouth Surf Cafe

The Lake Poets and Immy Williams to play Tynemouth Surf Cafe

Before he begins his Winter Tour, which stops off in Germany, after a plethora of performances around the UK, Martin Longstaff better known by his pluralised pseudonym, The Lake Poets, is playing a set in Tynemouth Surf Café. The Sunderland born singer-songwriter, impressed in his set at on the main stage at Split Festival, and […]

 sophieheward

Joey Bada$$ to play Newcastle's Riverside

Joey Bada$$ to play Newcastle's Riverside

New York superstar Joey Bada$$ is bringing his B4.DA.MONEY tour to Riverside in Newcastle on Wednesday November 19. With the spectacular Big Dusty, Get Paid and Christ Conscious singles, the B4.DA.$$ album is eagerly anticipated, as is the tour. The Pro Era emcee is known for his throwback style to the Golden Era of Hip […]

 Ellen McGann

Mackem Mash Up – The Bunker Now Tantalisingly Close To Fundraising Goal

Mackem Mash Up – The Bunker Now Tantalisingly Close To Fundraising Goal

Monumental Music, the group that runs the bunker in Sunderland, is asking fellow music lovers to help them realise their dream of hosting a free music event. The bunker applied to funder, Our Big Gig, to host the Mackem Mash Up, a day of live music and workshops in Sunderland City Centre. Sadly, they missed […]

 Ellen McGann

North East Live – Young Writers Given The Chance To Win Tickets

North East Live – Young Writers Given The Chance To Win Tickets

  Young writers from across the North East have been given the chance to have their say about Sunderland’s biggest music festival. Students from the region’s secondary schools, colleges and universities have been asked to write a mock review of North East Live 2014, with the best review winning tickets to the event. North East Live […]

 Natasha Steel

Review: Fall Out Boy @ Metro Radio Arena

Review: Fall Out Boy @ Metro Radio Arena

Sometimes, when you wait for something to come along, you build your expectations too high and are left disappointed. When you wait eight years to see a band you grew up listening to, you know they won’t let you down. Fall Out Boy, from Wilmette, Illinois announced the end of their 4 year hiatus back […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Vinyl Jacket Make Long Awaited Live Return At The Head Of Steam

Vinyl Jacket Make Long Awaited Live Return At The Head Of Steam

Thanks to a blossoming music scene, there’s no shortage of great acts in Newcastle at the moment. But even amongst all these gems, Vinyl Jacket are one of those who shine the brightest. Speaking from experience this Northumberland four piece are pure joy live. Their performances oozes energetic vibrancy as they belt out their inventive […]

 Northern Lights

Northern Lights Podcast #1 – Oscar Nominations & Local Round-Up

Northern Lights Podcast #1 – Oscar Nominations & Local Round-Up

What do you get when you throw three culture-loving but communically-challenged young men into a recording studio? Potentially many things (including but not limited to the next boyband to have their 15 minutes of fame), but it turns out that if you combine said trio with an experienced guest presenter and a healthy topic of […]

 

Bloody Hell, Brilliant Mind Are Back!

Bloody Hell, Brilliant Mind Are Back!

A long long, time ago (I think it was May 2012), local left-field pop outfit Brilliant Mind played one of their already too infrequent gigs. They went home, popped the kettle on, and decided that was probably it for a while. If that’s a little bit before your time then trust me, it was a […]

 Josh Hollis

Tiny Lights (Nothing Like) Christmas Bash Comes To The Head Of Steam

Tiny Lights (Nothing Like) Christmas Bash Comes To The Head Of Steam

Tiny Lights ring in the festive season with Rivals, Piskie Sits and Retriever

Next Tuesday, Newcastle will rock out to the sound of Tiny Lights annual Christmas bash, complete with special guests Rivals, Piskie Sits and Retriever. The event, the third of its kind organised by everyone’s favourite Gateshead record label, will take place at the newly refurbished Head of Steam, and will also feature a DJ set […]