The Takedown

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THE TAKEDOWN is Spark’s premier rock show, celebrating 10 years of playing the finest raw rock sounds. With Sunderland’s own James Anderson aka ‘Jimmy Ando’ at the helm, our aim is true: celebrate all thing good n’ heavy the pantheon of rock n’ roll music. Simply put, we ain’t discriminating! Join us, on your weekly Thursday night trip for a two-hour journey through the mono-fuzz overtones of 60’s garage and the virtuosic meanderings of 70’s psychedelia; to the aural assault of 80’s hardcore and the verbal bite of 90’s Riot Grrrl punk: before arriving at finest sonic offerings of the digital age!

The final hour of every show, The Takedown Underground, showcases the latest and greatest in the local rock pantheon, featuring new releases from bands across the North-East. Whilst we maintain the ethos of ‘music first, chat later’, we also chat with local and international artists playing in the rock area, and talk upcoming gigs and new musical releases from established sonic progenitors and fledgling punk upstarts, alike. So, whether you’re a rookie member of the rock n’ roll coterie, or a hardened aficionado rendered in the esoteric fires of Mount 6 music (with the Peel sessions knowledge to match), then come get involved, Thursday 7 till 10: TURN ON, TUNE IN, AND DROP OUT! 

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