Performing to a full venue, Tom got the crowd going with his biggest releases when he performed in Newcastle last week. Before we were treated to Tom, we welcomed some amazing support artists to the stage. Frankie Beetlestone and GRACEY got things underway, and I would have loved to have heard more from them. Something […]
A Sunderland-born musician and composer will present a newly composed song inspired by the heroic lives of two sisters who helped 29 Jews escape Nazi Germany. Composer Alison Cotton will perform “Engelchen” at Seventeen Nineteen, Holy Trinity Church, in Sunderland on Saturday, March 11 (5pm). It is based on Ida and Louis Cook; two opera-obsessed […]
Christmas Rocks is coming to the North East once again this year! The Christmas Rocks line-up is here: AC/DC GB, KISS by Dressed to Kill and Queen by We Are Champion are joining the event when they return to O2 City Hall, Newcastle again in December this year. The event is planned to take place […]
By Ali Mohammed, Ryan O’Hara and Liam Rafferty As winter nears ever-closer to an end, everyone’s favourite season is fast approaching: Festival Season. Massif and Awakenings will kick-off an electrifying festival season in March and April. The Tyne and Wear will be a part of this summer full of raves hosting Loosefest, taking place at […]
2022 was full of twists, turns…and further twists. From rap to rock to further fields, the year had something for everyone. Here’s Peter Doherty’s top 50 albums of the year… 50. OFF! – Free LSDPure adrenaline straight to the heart. Your morning brew in sonic form. Jazz infused post-hardcore. It’s about as chaotic as […]
The influence of the indie bands of the 90s and late-80s is undeniable. 30 years on, the influence of the Gallagher’s, the Madchester bands and Blur, with their bucket hats and Lennon sunglasses, is still strong. Arguably the most influential of them all were the Stone Roses, who rose in the 80s and had a […]
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.