Raining folk champions
Steeleye Span are playing a very special gig at Newcastle’s City Hall in early December with support from the Acoustic Strawbs and Jacqui McShee (voice of Pentangle now with h...
The Cluny hits the big One Five
I know what you’re thinking: The Cluny is older than 15 years old. True! But the first week in November actually marks its 15th anniversary as a full time music venue. Any exc...
Bagpipes with your bhangra?
The Afro Celt Sound System may recognise musical boundaries but they only see from afar as they sail, rather gloriously, right over the top of them. Get set for thrills as the...
By Georgian! They’ve got it!
Stockton’s Georgian Theatre continues to thrum to some of the best live acts around and they’ve got some real lulus lined up for November. (Note: not Lulu.)
Special Sundays in Durham
Durham is blessed – BLESSED! – with a plethora of great and intimate gigs this month featuring some of our very favourite singer/songwriters. Read on for thrills.
Get the Sunday blues
If you’re in the mood for the blues on a Sunday afternoon/evening then you should point yourself in the direction of the Monkey Junk Blues Club which gets its feet under the t...
Come Fry with me
Martin Fry’s ABC are one of the smartest pop bands that the UK has ever produced and they’ll be slipping into something non-casual when they visit Sage Gateshead in November. ...
Witter is coming!
Singer, songwriter and cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson manages to straddle the worlds of contemporary and classical music with rare aplomb and she’s playing The Black Swan in Ne...
We’ll Brooke no argument
And that argument in full: local lass Brooke Bentham is a star in the making. She’s already hit us up with one of the very best debuts of the year and her autumn tour sees her...
London 5-piece Pumarosa have produced one of the most arresting debut albums of the year with ‘The Witch’, and they’ll no doubt be regaling us with songs from it when they pla...
Hear their siren call
Florida rock band Sleeping with Sirens released their excellent fifth album, Gossip, in September and it showed off their songwriting rock-pop-chops to rather gleaming effect....
Hark! Cult C86 band approaches!
The Wolfhounds were one of the bands included on the original NME C86 cassette tape, which defined the mid-1980s indie sound and gave its name to a whole scene. They’re playin...
Local: The Yada Yada Yadas
Durham-based The Yada Yada Yadas are certainly in the pink, and their just released debut single, Oceans, is certainly worth getting excited about.