Over here Sons. On me head
Nashville/LA Quartet Rival Sons look like they might know their way around a riff, do they not? And – what do you know – they certainly do! And if you pop along to Northumbria...
Skip to my Lou
Wakefield’s Louise Distras is the modern day voice of punk and with a new album in the offing in 2019 it looks like it’s going to be a big year for West Yorkshire’s finest.
Get your Oates
Jackie Oates is one of the brightest stars in the English folk firmament and she is bringing her supremely affecting songs to ARC in Stockton in early February.
O’Hooley. Tidow. Sorted.
A couple of our very favourite folkies O’Hooley & Tidow will be singing songs from their superb ‘WinterFolk Vol 1’ album when they visit The Cumberland Arms a few days before ...
Have a Divine New Year's Eve
Party Poppers at the ready as The Divine Comedy get set to ring in the New Year with a show at Sage Gateshead on New Year’s Eve. (Legal note: Do the Sage allow party-poppers? ...
Yuletide? Uke-tide, more like
Teesside’s very own BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominee Amelia Coburn is one of the most captivating performers in the north-east and she’s got three (THREE!) dates in the re...
Soul searching in Middlesbrough
The redoubtable SOUL’ed OUT Events are bringing a couple of legends to the Normanby Hotel this December in the shape of Alexander O’Neal and house music mover and groover Lenn...
Looks like a music hub to me
And what do you know, it IS a music hub, specifically the TCR Hub in Country Durham.
Hey! A Christmas angel!
And that angel in full: Kate Rusby, who is bringing her special yuletide show to Sage Gateshead in December.
Local: The Jet Reds
Blimey! The Jet Reds look like they can handle themselves, do they not. And what they handle, specifically, is indie rock, which goes big in the oomph stakes.
Local: Blakk Sabbath
It’s Christmas. Sod it. I’m sticking Blakk Sabbath on the Local Scene page. I mean to say, who exactly is going to stop me? Can you guess which band they’re a tribute to…?
If you squint a bit, you might just be able to make out north-east singer, songwriter and musician Bernie Christie. It’s worth the effort, because she’s very good.
Local: You Are The Dead
If you’re in the market for an action shot of You Are The Dead, then cop for this.