Soul! Funk! Food!
There’s a soul and funk all-dayer coming to the Boiler Shop in June, which will also see some of Newcastle’s finest food vendors plying punters with their scrummy wares.
…and the time is right for dancing in the street! (Or, more specifically, Stockton’s Georgian Theatre when Motown legends Martha Reeves and the Vandellas take to the stage to ...
Why are this bunch so happy?
They’re happy because they’re enjoying the always brilliant Northumberland Miners’ Picnic at the Woodhorn Museum and anticipating a performance from north-east legends Lindisf...
A live rocking Tex Mex party anyone?
The Globe bar in Newcastle are having an extra special US Rock & Roll party on July 1 (which promises to be the best three-days-before-July-4 celebration that you’re going to ...
The country isn’t run by Londoners...
The country is actually run by people from the home counties, which is worse. That’s according to Bob Stanley, anyway, who, along with fellow Saint Etienne band members - Sara...
Busted! Sister Sledge! KT Tunstall! Etc!
The South Tyneside Festival is back this summer with three months (THREE MONTHS!) of free (FREE!) live music and entertainment for the whole family. Warning: may contain Redwo...
Hardwick Live! Colour me excited!
Ocean Colour Scene (pictured) are just one of the many acts set to thrill at this year’s Hardwick Live in Sedgefield this August.
Local: St. Buryan
This is St. Buryan who look like a really proper band do they not. Thankfully, they really are.
Local: The Radio Set
This is The Radio Set, their lead singer anyway, a band plucking their members from Newcastle, Gateshead and South Shields. They’re very good.
Willowman! Back! Back! Back!
Situated in the heart of Yorkshire, the wonderful Willowman Festival is back in June with the kind of line-up that has had me dancing a conga of delight ever since it was anno...
Here comes the summer
The Undertones are headlining this year’s Northumberland Live event in Blyth, which will cost you precisely no pence to get in. Fancy that!
Imagine cleaning this lot’s plughole
Does British rock need some new heroes right now? Well does it? In all probability, yes, and Hunter & The Bear might just be the bunch to swing into action.
Kind of blue
Emily Maguire’s new album, A Bit of Blue, is both haunting and beautiful and it arrowed straight into my heart when it was released earlier this year. She’s playing The Cluny ...