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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 […]

As always, there’s so much live music for you to enjoy across the North East this weekend. If you’re wondering what to do, here are two gigs at one venue that can offer you a complete set of back-to-back night outs for under £30. Friday 21st October – India Arkin & guests @ Bobiks, NE2 […]

Geordie hearts were broken when it was revealed that Newcastle, along with Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, and Leeds, have been eliminated from the running to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. Newcastle had been among the top seven cities shortlisted, but following Tuesday’s announcement Liverpool and Glasgow have been selected as the final two. Offering international […]

The debut album by Sunderland band Vandebilt is the realisation of years of hard work fusing dance, pop and funk to create their inspiring sound. 

Sam Tompkins has had a whirlwind year, having just reached the UK Album Charts top 10 with his latest project, Who Do You Pray To? Brighton-native Sam will be swapping one coastline for another when he headlines A Stone’s Throw festival later this month. Here, he chats to us about visiting the North East, starting […]


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