4 amazing local bands. 1 venue.
And that venue in full: Independent in Sunderland.
Kurt Cobain’s fav band are coming!
Scottish Sub Pop legends The Vaselines are playing a special one-off gig in Newcastle this August to raise funds for the Percy Hedley Foundation.
Hark! The Hartlepool Folk Festival!
The Hartlepool Folk Festival only kicked off a few years ago, but it already feels more essential to my wellbeing than Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Chew Chew (and, boy, do I rely on ...
Some bright Sparks
Californian musical mavericks Sparks are releasing a new album in September, which is very exciting, but not as exciting as the news that they’re also set to play the Boilersh...
This is all about you you you!
The Me Me Me All-Dayer taking place on the August Bank Holiday Sunday features the rare delights of Hercules & Love Affair PLUS Horse Meat Disco (pictured) PLUS plenty of othe...
Chase Park festival goes MEGA
The north-east’s festival for everyone has moved from Chase Park to Saltwell Park but is still going by the name Chase Park Festival. Confused? You won’t be when you let your ...
The mighty return of Warm Digits
As the above headline kind of makes reference to, Newcastle duo Warm Digits are indeed about to make a mighty return and it’s with their first album for the rather lovely Memp...
Yep, this is definitely happening
If you’re ever looking for a shining example of how broad a church punk rock is, you could do worse than citing the line-up for this gig: three bands from three countries who ...
Rock with a capital ‘Rrrr’
She is rock. She is blues. She is Chantel McGregor and she’s coming to take your rootin’ tootin’ breath clean away at The Cluny in early September.
Complete and utter Madness
All roads lead to Hardwick Hall in County Durham this August for a double bill of rare quality with Madness playing on Friday 18, who are then followed by Hardwick Live on Sat...
Fancy a threesome at The Cluny?
The Cluny (and Cluny 2) have got a tip-top line-up coming up in August, but there are three gigs that are especially calling to us: “Miss these gigs and you’re hurting no one ...
Return of the Pop Kids
Ok, they’re probably not kids any more but The Pet Shop Boys are still defiantly POP (with a capital P, O, P) and they’ll be popping up at Sage Gateshead in early September fo...
Prince Charles’ favourite band!
It’s those Three Degrees and their 50th anniversary tour sees them swinging by Middlesbrough in August. Should be good.