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Jake Bugg at the Sage, Gateshead: a review

Jake Bugg at the Sage, Gateshead: a review

Words by Robert Halligan Last night I went to see Jake Bugg at the Sage in Gateshead. Despite freezing cold weather, overpriced drinks and a long metro journey back and forward from Sunderland, I loved it. Upon entering the Sage, I saw Jake’s merchandise and I tried to restrain myself. I thought: “I can’t be wasting […]

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Review: Jess Glynne at the Metro Radio Arena

Review: Jess Glynne at the Metro Radio Arena

Words by Samantha Boal and Christy Laverty ‘Tickets to this performance were provided free of charge as part of University of Sunderland partnership with Metro Radio’ With her songs being hit after hit, the future support act for the Spice Girls reunion tour, Jess Glynne, is adding to the girl power movement. The performer blew […]

 Sarah Sinclair

A look at Lady Kitt’s WORTH Exhibition the Praxis Gallery, Newcastle

A look at Lady Kitt’s WORTH Exhibition the Praxis Gallery, Newcastle

  What do Annie Lennox, Khadiya Saye and Newcastle Central MP, Chi Onwurah all have in common? Lennox is a musician, philanthropist and political activist. Saye was a talented photographer, who exhibited her series of photographs in the Diaspora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2017.  Shortly afterwards, she died in the Grenfell Tower fire […]

 Emily Mertens

Saxophonist Joe Reeve on his goals, his inspiration and where he hopes to be in five years

Saxophonist Joe Reeve on his goals, his inspiration and where he hopes to be in five years

You might recognise Joe Reeve as the enthusiastic saxophonist who regularly performs in Newcastle’s top clubs: House of Smith, Madame Koo and Florita’s. Speaking to Emily Mertens, he reveals why he began this journey and how he hopes it can eventually take him around the world. Many musicians have idols. And these idols influence musicians […]

 Amie

Review: The Fratellis – 30/3/18

Review: The Fratellis – 30/3/18

A blast from the past had fans bouncing as iconic Scottish band The Fratellis took to the 02 Academy stage on March 30 with their old smash hits and new tracks from their latest album.  Opening the show with the iconic 2006 single Henrietta, Jon, Barry and Mince Fratelli had everyone singing along as they […]

 Emma Robinson

Friends Fest is Coming to Newcastle: What to expect and how you can get tickets

Friends Fest is Coming to Newcastle: What to expect and how you can get tickets

Friends Fest, hosted by Comedy Central, has travelled all over the UK in previous years and is now on its way to the North East this summer. From 20th-29th July guests can see a number of iconic sets from the show at Castle Farm Fields in Newcastle, including full sets of Monica’s apartment, Joey and Chandler’s […]

 Dejan Eadevic

Review: The Bobby Thompson Story

Review: The Bobby Thompson Story

Most famous for his ‘little waster’ character, Bobby Thompson became a folk hero across the North East. With his ragged jumper and cigarette stub fixed firmly in the corner of his mouth, Bobby would entertain crowds up and down the region until his death in 1988. Showing at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle during the […]

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Sunderland Celebrates International Women’s Day with a music showcase at local venue

Sunderland Celebrates International Women’s Day with a music showcase at local venue

Four music acts from North East, England came together to showcase their talents in honor of International Women's Day 2018

Spotlight Music UK hosted their International Women’s Day Showcase at Independent Sunderland on the evening of Thursday March 8. The music event welcomed some of the North East’s talent, such as: Eve Simpson, Twist Helix, Chain the Phoenix and Human X. The event — which took place on International Women’s Day — was certainly special. […]

 Lindsey Gray

DON BROCO come to Northumbria Institute

DON BROCO come to Northumbria Institute

Don Broco are no strangers to Newcastle. Last time they played in the city was at Riverside back in summer 2015, they loved us so much they played two shows — one for each of their albums, which they played in full, Priorities and Automatic. Fast forward to 2018 and they’re back here, playing at […]

 Lewis Goodwin

Kasabian Rock Newcastle

Kasabian Rock Newcastle

Kasabian opened their ‘For Crying Out Loud’ tour at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena. A packed out arena took the noise level to 104 decibels at one point, creating an electric atmosphere. Kasabian fan, Ben Thompson claimed: “it was the best gig I’ve ever been to, they were class.” The rock band performed new hits ‘Bless […]

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