The Gathering storm
30 artists! 5 stages! 1 Day! Oh my! The Gathering Sounds festival that is coming to Teesside in November looks INCREDIBLE (yes, caps) with the kind of line-up that really scre...
Is Vic there?
When the Children of Godard pull a gig out of their collective hat it’s always a goodie and their latest is all kinds of special.
A band you can skank on
The LA ska/punk band The Interrupters have released one of the year’s most exuberant albums in ‘Fight The Good Fight’ and they’ll no doubt be belting out songs from it when th...
Get Richey! Quick!
Attention country fans! If you’ve not yet let some Kim Richey into your life then now would be as good a time as any because she, along with Ben Glover, are playing the old Co...
Let’s take it to The Bridge
The debut album from jazz drummer/percussionist and bandleader Lorraine Baker is entitled ‘Eden’ and is very special indeed. She’ll be giving it a good airing when she plays T...
They’re still at it
And the “it” that Still Corners are at, is making the kind of atmospheric Americana that sounds like it should be sound-tracking your favourite widescreen indie movie.
Keeping it Wheel
Twisted Wheel, the Oldham four-piece (or four-spoker, if you will) are back with some rollicking new tunes and a tour to boot. It’s hitting Newcastle and Stockton this Novembe...
Tzuke! Craven! Fordham!
Woman to Woman at Sage Gateshead in November will feature a quite unique collaboration between three of the UK’s most celebrated songwriters.
If you squint a bit, you might just be able to make out north-east singer, songwriter and musician Bernie Christie. It’s worth the effort, because she’s very good.
Local: You Are The Dead
If you’re in the market for an action shot of You Are The Dead, then cop for this.
The sound of the underground
‘Brave Exhibitions’ is a brand new festival taking place at The Cluny and Cluny 2 in November and toting the kind of acts that will have your Excite-O-Meter pegging right off ...
A whole fistful of gems
The award-winning GemArts provided us with plenty of cultural highlights over the summer months but as the nights begin to draw in they’re not resting on their laurels with lo...
The sound of paranoia
In the build up to Halloween is any gig going to set your teeth on edge more than an encounter with film director and composer John Carpenter? (Answer: No.) He’s bringing his ...