Opera buffs! Get excited!
The wonderful Samling Academy Opera have got a fabulous double-bill of classic English pieces coming up in July from John Blow and Henry Purcell. You can catch them at Sage Ga...
Summer’s here! Free gigs out!
The South Tyneside Festival is running throughout the summer with the centrepiece being the free (FREE!) gigs held each Sunday in July at Bents Park featuring a whole bunch of...
Tyne to get your Americana on
One of the most glorious weekends of the year hits the banks of the Tyne in July when the SummerTyne Americana Festival rolls around to Sage Gateshead once more.
Maguire on fire
And when I say “on fire” I mean “knocking out the kind of singer/songwriterly guitar-based indie-folk that arrows directly in to your heart”. She’s playing Cluny 2 this July.
Who are these Dickies?
These Dickies are, hey, The Dickies, the US band who could be said to have originated the pop-punk template. They’ve always had a cult following in the UK and their fans will ...
Del boys return
Glasgow’s Del Amitri are back on the road once again – the first time since 2014 – and, what do you know, they’re swooping by Newcastle’s City Hall to hit us up with all their...
Local scene: Swine Tax
Here’s a nice pic of Swine Tax having fun while mucking around down by a harbour. Do not try this at home kids.
Local Scene: Squarms
Squarms are an electronic duo from Newcastle and, presumably, this is 50% of them.
Music industry mavericks join forces
The Academy of Music and Sound and Blast Studios are to open a new centre within Blast Studios – offering hands-on education for music production students, as well as a profes...
Live! In a lane!
The Tyneside Cinema’s pavement café/cocktail bar Vicola are holding free outdoor gigs every Friday throughout the summer months taking in everything from funk to folk. Woo hoo...
La La land
Cult singer/songwriter Lawrence is the man behind Felt, Denim and Go-Kart Mozart and he’s bringing G-KM to the Star and Shadow in June. (Sound the Gig Of The Month klaxon.)
I wonder if they’ll play ‘Crash’?
There’s a Hapless Hootenanny Mini-Festival coming to The Cluny in June – headlined by The Primitives – which looks like the indiest thing you’ll chance upon anywhere this year...
Almost imperceptibly, Newcastle four-piece The Palps seem to have ensnared my heart. So now you know.