Win Tickets to The Who!
The Who are playing Utilita Arena in March and we've got two tickets to give away...
Put a spring in your step
If you’re looking for a mini-festival designed to finally banish those winter blues then grab yourself a load of ‘Indian Spring Colours’, which will be lighting up Durham this...
Gig lovers. Get excited.
Fab gastropub The Tannery (aka Hexham’s living room) are not just content to serve up some of the best food and drink in the north-east – they also stage fab gigs, too. Is the...
We’re in love with Nel Unlit’s debut album ‘Wake for the Dreaming’, which, appropriately enough, is being released on Valentine’s Day. They’re also toting a bunch of live date...
Pining for PINS
Manchester’s PINS are one of my favourite indie-guitar bands of the last 10 years and – praise be! – they’re visiting Sunderland in February.
Local scene: Brooke Bentham
This South Shields lass grabbed our attention way back in the mists of 2017 but we’ve had to wait until 2020 for her debut album to land. Has it been worth it? Read on for the...
Local Scene: PLAZA
Who doesn’t love a band that spell their name in caps? (Answer: no one.) And now Hartlepool’s finest have put all their lovely melodies in caps, too.
Joining the folk dots
The well-travelled Franc Cinelli is one of the most captivating folk artists around today and has drawn comparisons with everyone from John Martyn to Ravi Shankar. He’s playin...
Oh wow! I love this pic of Madeleine Smyth nearly as much as I love her music. (And let me tell you, I really, really, really fucking love this pic…)
As you can see, Trunky Juno has got sole. More than one. I wouldn’t call him a soul singer, though…
Local scene: Hector Gannet
Hector Gannet is a man! And a band! Confused? You wouldn’t be if you’d only just read on…
Local: Weekend Sun
Darlington’s Weekend Sun are releasing their second album on 30 November and it’s packing the kind of sizzling funk that’ll warm the coldest of cockles.
Local: Birdman Cult
Birdman Cult were formed in South Shields but now appear to be based in Bristol. No matter, we’re still claiming them as one of our own.