Molly Wroe

Gig review: Social Room, Ivory Wave & The Sherlocks at Boiler Shop, Newcastle

Gig review: Social Room, Ivory Wave & The Sherlocks at Boiler Shop, Newcastle

Before starting this official review, I would just like to say how I nearly didn’t go to this gig. Despite my excitement earlier in the day, I was ready to turn around and go home after a disheartening build up to the gig. I powered through the sinking feeling and really enjoyed myself! First to […]

 Steven Batey

Gig Review: Love Fame Tragedy, MiG 15, Full Colour at The Cluny

Gig Review: Love Fame Tragedy, MiG 15, Full Colour at The Cluny

Love Fame Tragedy kicked off his 2020 tour in fine fashion last week at Newcastle’s Cluny with support from fellow Liverpool artist MiG 15 and Full Colour. More than likely more well known for being lead singer Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy from The Wombats, Love Fame Tragedy is his side-solo project and the intimate Newcastle venue […]

 Northern Lights

Gig Review: Venue at Head of Steam

Gig Review: Venue at Head of Steam

  Girl power was out in full force at Head of Steam in Newcastle on the 15/11/19 thanks to alt-rock girl band, Venus. In such a male dominated industry, it was a nice breath of fresh air to see the Leeds based 5-piece take the stage with such skill and confidence. Venus did more than […]

 Holly Allton

Review: Little Mix – LM5 The Tour

Review: Little Mix – LM5 The Tour

The show kicked off with the first of the two support acts; New Rules, a 3-piece band of baby-faced lads and their guitars. All in all, they were enjoyable to watch as even sang a few of their original songs which were quite catchy. I got 5 Seconds of Summer / The Vamps vibes from […]

 Northern Lights

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 […]

 Northern Lights

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 […]

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