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Christine McVie, writer of some of Fleetwood Mac’s greatest hits including Don’t Stop and Little Lies, has died at the age of 79. The musician passed away peacefully in hospital, surrounded by family. She joined the band in 1970 after marrying bassist John McVie, before Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks later joined in 1974. She went […]

Sunderland band Vandebilt were a shining light at Waves Festival last weekend.

The second edition of the WAVES festival took place in Sunderland over the weekend. A great occasion for the residents of Sunderland to catch up-and-coming local acts as well as acts from further afield. It’s always a lovely occasion when the community get a chance to see their hometown talents blossom in front of their […]

Taylor Swift’s tenth album Midnights was released this week, treating fans to a collection of tracks based on “sleepless nights” from her tumultuous life. Not including re-recordings or ‘Taylor’s Version'(s), Midnights is the artist’s first release since Evermore, released in 2020. Teasing the song titles on social media, Swift announced them one by one on […]

CIEL brought their fresh indie rock sound and tour to Newcastle with high expectations, and they didn’t disappoint. The evening was a complete gear shift compared to the night before with India Arkin and her support bill. The night was high-tempo and full of headbangers. We review the gig below. After arriving, I waited outside […]

Following the announcement of the opening act for the summer 2023 season at Scarborough Open Air Theatre, rock royalty Alice Cooper and Hollywood megastar Johnny Depp will play the Yorkshire Coast the following year. THE VAMPIRES RISE AGAIN! NEW UK DATES!!! Wednesday July 5 – ScarboroughFriday July 7 – Swansea⁰Saturday July 8 – Manchester⁰Sunday July […]

On November 5, Waves Festival will be making a comeback to Sunderland. As well as being hosted at Sunderland’s brand new and cutting-edge venue, The Fire Station, it is running in collaboration with five other local venues, The Peacock, Independent, The Ship Isis, The Bunker, and Live Lounge. Waves is here! We are proud to […]

India Arkin’s headline show at Bobiks on Friday night was one of the most memorable local gigs for me in a long time. The line up was full of the North East’s best and it sure delivered. From the neo-soul sound of Frankie Jobling to a brief detour down the indie rock road topped off […]


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