Courtnie Kerr

Twitter Livestreaming vs Live Music: Will social media take over the North East music scene?

Twitter Livestreaming vs Live Music: Will social media take over the North East music scene?

Twitter has teamed up with Livenation to stream live concerts, but will this have an impact on the North-East music scene? With venues like the O2 Academy, Metro Radio Arena and Think Tank, Newcastle is renowned for live music and shows, hosting a variety of names from Ed Sheeran to Iron Maiden. Twitter plans to […]

 Jordan Davidson

Top 5 Gig Venues in the North East

Top 5 Gig Venues in the North East

Far too often I hear people saying “music isn’t as good as it used to be” as they reminisce about the good old days when promising new artists could be found on every street corner. To those people I say calmly but firmly “you’re wrong.”

The music scene, particularly in the North East, is every bit as vibrant and promising as it always was – you just have to look a little harder. And a big part of staying in touch with the fantastic artists that modern music has to offer is knowing where to go and see them live. […]

 Zoe Vicarage

The Hotelier to play Newcastle’s Think Tank tonight

American band The Hotelier are set to play Newcastle’s Think Tank on the May 18 as part of their first-ever tour in the UK. The band was formed back in 2009 when all four band members met at the same high school in Massachusetts. Originally known at The Hotel Year the band changed their name […]

 Joe Bentley

Bipolar Sunshine plays Newcastle’s Think Tank tonight

Bipolar Sunshine plays Newcastle’s Think Tank tonight

Bipolar Sunshine will follow up the release of his newest single Daydreamer by playing Newcastle’s Think Tank tonight (March 31). The Manchester born vocalist was previously part of the 6-piece group Kid British before going solo in 2013 and has already released 3 EPs, and appeared at both Lovebox Festival and SXSW in 2014. Tipped […]

 Rebecca Leighton-Cox

"The long break has done us good" – The Castells release new tracks

"The long break has done us good" – The Castells release new tracks

After not releasing any new material for two years, The Castells are back with two new tracks for 2015. The new tracks, Shake The Reins and Caught Up On The Tracks, were recorded by Ousburne Valley’s Blank Studios. On January 6 The Castells declared that they were back, as they supported Hazels at THINK TANK? […]

 sophieheward

Lucy Rose to play Newcastle's Think Tank

Lucy Rose to play Newcastle's Think Tank

Lucy Rose, one of the UK’s most promising young artists, will play at Think Tank this March after finishing the recording of her second album, which is due for release later this year. The Warwickshire-born singer-songwriter released her debut album Like I Used To in 2012 and has since supported Neil Young on his British Summer Time headline […]

 Tor Bainbridge

The Castells return with new music and February gig at Newcastle's Think Tank

The Castells return with new music and February gig at Newcastle's Think Tank

North East band The Castells are back and will perform their comeback gig at Newcastle’s Think Tank, where they will support Hazels. After taking some time out, the upbeat indie sound of The Castells is back. In an announcement posted on the bands Facebook page in the early hours of this morning (January 7), the band […]

 sophieheward

Alvvays come to Newcastle's Think Tank next month

Alvvays come to Newcastle's Think Tank next month

Canadian indie pop outfit Alvvays are playing one of Newcastle’s most popular intimate venues next month, and if the reception from their debut self-titled album is anything to go by, it looks to be an exciting night. The band, fronted by Molly Rankin, will play nine headline dates when they return to the UK in the […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Review: Saint Motel @ Think Tank – American imports outshone by local talent

Review: Saint Motel @ Think Tank – American imports outshone by local talent

Heading into Think Tank, the dedicated gig space tucked to the side of Newcastle’s super-club Digital, I was expecting a night consisting of two elongated sets from one of my favourite regional bands, and the creators of my new favourite EP. Instead of simply, Lisbon supporting Saint Motel for a night plastered with intoxicating, up-beat […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Preview: Spill The Gravy's Christmas party at Think Tank

Preview: Spill The Gravy's Christmas party at Think Tank

Newcastle based collective Spill The Gravy, consisting of DJ’s and promoters, are set to host a spectacular night showcasing the UK’s brightest underground talents on December 5 at Digital’s Think Tank. With Lord Of The Mic headliner P Money, joined by Elijah & Skilliam, Flava D and Footsie (Newham Generals) for a Butterz Takeover, in addition […]