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We love a bit of Art School Girlfriend (her mother calls her Polly Mackey) and we’re pretty sure you will too. She’s playing Cluny 2 in early April.
Hark! I hear jazz!
Jazz North East’s spring programme is hotter than a Pop-Tart that’s jammed in a toaster. Mm-Mmm!
More jewels from GemArts
GemArts continue to bring us the very best in South Asian music and they’ve got two real stand-out shows coming up this March.
Women’s Day preamble
CaroleW Productions are hosting a series of quirky and eclectic shows over a single day at the Cumberland Arms as part of the build up to International Women’s Day.
Feet are one of the great new hopes when it comes to reviving a moribund indie scene and they’ll be bringing the fizz when they play Newcastle in March.
Look at these Crackers
One of the region’s greatest bands, Holy Moly and the Crackers, have a new album out on 5 April and they’re launching it with a gig at The Cluny ON THE VERY SAME DAY. Imagine!...
Don’t try this at home
You should leave this kind of high-jinx to The Jive Aces who will be setting the swing in motion when they visit Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham this March.
How do you pronounce LANY?
Lan-ee? Lane-ee? I’m not too sure, but I certainly know how to enunciate “damn fine indie-synth-dream-pop”. LANY are straight outta the top drawer and will be playing Newcastl...
Lene Lovich was one of the leading figures of the new wave scene back in the late 70s and early 80s and she – and her band – are hitting the road in March to play their classi...
Sleeper’s new album is out on 22 March which is the exact date that they’re playing Newcastle’s Riverside. Fancy that!
Local: Nel Unlit
I really love the cut of Nel Unlit’s jib and if you like your folk bands to take the road marked “Most Interesting Ideas Right This Way” then I’m certain you will too.
Local: Dog Years
I love a band who look like happy and Dog Years are veritably hand-holding happy, and that’s probably down to the fact that they’re about to release their first studio album i...
This one goes up to 11
At the back end of 2018 Guitar Guitar in Newcastle had the kind of refurbishment that left it looking like a combination of the bee’s knees AND the cat’s whiskers.