Three cherries in a row
You don’t usually hit the jackpot for three cherries in a row, but LA trio Cherry Glazerr (aka Your New Favourite Band) pay out in buckets. And they’ll be doing what they do b...
Hey! Grab some jazzy vibes!
The Jazz Café are not shy in coming forward this May with a programme stuffed with outré delights.
Make a beeline for this festival
The glorious Harambee Pasadia festival is back in Barnard Castle this May for four days and three nights of the best in Afro-beat, jazz, reggae, funk and Latin sounds (and so ...
Some night from some bloke
Canadian artist Rodney Graham, whose exhibition is the current wow at BALTIC, is giving a rare live performance in BALTIC’s riverside venue in May. Looks like this one will be...
By Georgian, I think they’ve got it…
The wonderful Georgian Theatre in Stockton has just been given a rather natty make-over and they’re celebrating with a clutch of gigs coming up in May (and beyond) that look v...
You say you wanna Evolution...
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, certainly for lovers of the best in up and coming hot new local sounds anyway. It’s Evolution Emerging and it’s going to be spreading...
Texan twang. As standard.
Whitney Rose may be from Canada, but her country music is drenched in the sounds of the Lone Star State.
Catherine. Lizzy. Ward. Thomas.
This is 22-year-old twins Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas who became the first ever UK country act to reach the top of the albums chart last year. They’re playing Sage Gateshe...
Folk royalty, ahoy!
Wonderful Ushaw College in Durham are having a special Friday/Saturday of tip-top folk featuring the formidable talents of Kathryn Tickell and The Side (pictured) and The Mill...
Hey! Isn’t that Shaky?
Yes – your eyes are not dreaming – that is indeed Shakin’ Stevens and he’s here because his last album ‘Echoes of our Time’ is pretty great actually, and he’s playing Newcastl...
Looks like butter wouldn’t melt…
It’s always a cause for celebration when Pauline Murray goes on tour and she’s got a couple of prestigious support slots in May. Bunting up!
Give us a smile While She Sleeps
While She Sleeps look like they’ve just been told that their tour rider is going to consist solely of fig biscuits. But they need to get a smile splashed across their miserabl...
Local: Hayley McKay
This Darlington lass is certainly going places (and one of those places is our Local Scene page).