Great gigs in Durham? Have two!
Over the past 12 months Durham City has hosted some of the best intimate gigs to be staged anywhere in the north-east and they’re rounding 2017 off in fine style with appearan...
Musical adventures in British folk
Lau – as the above headline kind of hints at – are the most musically adventurous trio in British folk, and they’re coming to Sage Gateshead in December.
And let’s have some doom pop...
They’re wry, they’re spry, they’re crisp and dry, they’re Courtesans! (Who will definitely bring the doom, but, hey, they’ll also be bringing the pop, too when they play Newca...
Have a Cluny Christmas
It’s not all wall-to-wall Christmas parties at The Cluny in December (but, hey, every gig is sure to be a right old knees up). And just check out that festive food…
So much more than a music shop
Core Music CIC in Hexham is a not-for-profit enterprise that has the aim of making music accessible for all. We’ll have some of that.
Reggae in Britain? An education
Dennis Bovell is itching to tell you about the story of reggae in Britain - in words, film and music – at Sage Gateshead in early December.
What rock and roll should be
While Philadelphia’s Low Cut Connie may look like a bunch of frat boys whose currency is pranks of the lowest order, they’re actually one of the most sizzling live acts you’ll...
Mixtape gets the tinsel up
Part sketch show, part music quiz, Mixtape at Live Theatre is back again this December for what, if we’re going by their press pic, looks suspiciously like a Christmas special...
When Irish folk singer Cara Dillon brings her Christmas show Upon A Winter’s Night to Sage Gateshead in December, be prepared for a heart-stopping (and heart-warming) performa...
A Georgian Christmas
The Georgian Theatre in Stockton have got some real Christmas crackers lined up for December (i.e. really good gigs – not actual Christmas crackers, although they might have t...
Folk. Not as you know it.
Middlesbrough’s Amelia Coburn sent us into a collective swoon when she released her debut album Nuke last year, which features covers of classic indie/new wave hits played on ...
Christmas without all the trimmings
O’Hooley & Tidow’s latest album Winterfolk Vol 1 touches on some of the less tinsel-based aspects of Christmas but they’re still sure to raise good cheer when they play the co...
Remember exciting guitar bands?
Dublin’s Otherkin released their nicely blistering debut album OK a couple of months back and it’s nary been off my turntable ever since.