Keeping moving keeping jazzy
The Jazz Café in Newcastle has upped sticks for a larger venue inside the Newcastle Arts Centre. What hasn’t changed is the superb programming.
The Crack on The Crack
Ruts DC (formerly The Ruts) are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their classic debut album titled, hey, ‘The Crack’. How could we not cover that?
Local: Dead Like Wolves
Newcastle four-piece Dead Like Wolves have just banged out two new tracks and I’m filing both under “Belters!”
Local: St. Austin
They’re from Hexham (some of them)! They’re from Newcastle (some of them)! And they’ve just released their debut album. It’s really rather good.
Gird yourself! String quartet Manchester Collective are bringing their extraordinary Black Angels show to Newcastle in February.
The very excellent Du Blonde is back with a new album in February and a UK wide tour which will be touching down at The Cluny in Newcastle. I’m there, dude.
Isn’t that Kathryn Joseph?
Indeed it is, peeking out from behind a whole load of beige. What isn’t beige is any goddamn record that she has ever released, including 2018’s startlingly good ‘From When I ...
Let’s get ready to Rum-ble
Red Rum Club are one of the indie bands looking to make that leap into national consciousness in 2019. They’ve just released their rather fab debut album and are set to play H...
Local: Tomorrow Is Lost
If you’re thinking Tomorrow Is Lost look like they play classic rock belted out with all the force of a runaway train, then you’d be right on the rootin’ tootin’ money.
Local: The Voluntears
This is The Voluntears (well, one of them – you won’t believe the trouble we have trying to get decent pics out of bands). But what they lack in good band shots they more than...
Looks like a music hub to me
And what do you know, it IS a music hub, specifically the TCR Hub in Country Durham.
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…?