Let’s Twisterella again
Teesside’s incredible daylong jamboree showcasing up and coming bands over five stages is back again in October. Get psyched for Twisterella.
Your mind! Consider it blown!
Oh man! The very first Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music is hitting in September with a line-up that’s going to take you to places that you won’t find on any god...
Fancy a jar with this bunch?
Hartlepool’s The Jar Family are so blue-collar working class that they make Bruce Springsteen look like Little Lord Fauntleroy. They’re playing the Arts Centre in Washington i...
Unthanks you for the music
The 3rd edition of Home Gathering - curated by The Unthanks and featuring performances by Joan As Policewoman (pictured), Beth Orton, Dutch Uncles and loads more - is setting ...
Ant music for NOW people
Anteros look kinda fabulous, do they not? And – what do you know – they sound kind of fabulous, too.
Want folk? Go Allen Valleys!
How do you make Allen Valleys – set in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – even more beautiful? Gently plonk a three-day folk festival within it and then a...
This here is Slurs, a Newcastle band whose stock in trade is a jolly glorious kind of racket.
How do you like your Radio 2 friendly pop? If it’s “just so” then you’re going to love JustSO who are launching their super new album at The Exchange in North Shields on 22 Se...
Kurt Cobain’s fav band are coming!
Scottish Sub Pop legends The Vaselines are playing a special one-off gig in Newcastle this August to raise funds for the Percy Hedley Foundation.
Hark! The Hartlepool Folk Festival!
The Hartlepool Folk Festival only kicked off a few years ago, but it already feels more essential to my wellbeing than Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Chew Chew (and, boy, do I rely on ...
Some bright Sparks
Californian musical mavericks Sparks are releasing a new album in September, which is very exciting, but not as exciting as the news that they’re also set to play the Boilersh...
This is all about you you you!
The Me Me Me All-Dayer taking place on the August Bank Holiday Sunday features the rare delights of Hercules & Love Affair PLUS Horse Meat Disco (pictured) PLUS plenty of othe...
Chase Park festival goes MEGA
The north-east’s festival for everyone has moved from Chase Park to Saltwell Park but is still going by the name Chase Park Festival. Confused? You won’t be when you let your ...