I’ll tell you what we don’t like about Beth Macari. Absolutely nothing. Nowt. Zap all. She is, for all intents and purposes, the complete package.
(Coronavirus Update) Keep on Jumpin’
The Jumpin’ Hot Club shares an anniversary with The Crack in 2020. We’re both 35 years old! (But only one of us is celebrating with a series of gigs that draw from the weird, ...
(Coronavirus Update) How does 80 bands grab you?
80 bands, 9 stages, 1 day. It can only mean one thing: Stockton Calling is back and ready to hit you up with one of the best days out of the year.
(Coronavirus Update) The heavy hairy monster sound
Norwich rock band Bad Touch trade in riffs the size of Donald Trump’s KFC bill and they’re coming to destroy The Cluny in April. (Legal note: not literally.)
(Coronavirus Update) Guitar. Voice. Sorted.
A female rock guitar prodigy at fourteen Chantel McGregor was told by major labels that she had, “a great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like that”. How wrong they were.
Martha of invention
We love the folky-art-pop of Martha Hill who isn’t afraid to send her tunes skittering off into all manner of interesting directions. She’s got dates in Durham and Middlesbrou...
Give me Liberty!
To be more specific, give me Thieves of Liberty, a female-fronted rock band who are very much the complete package.
Sunderland’s PICNIC (who are totally rocking that caps-on look) are as bracing as a dip in the sea at Roker and their infectious new single is brimming with verve.
Local: Tom Joshua
Tom Joshua is a singer songwriter worth getting very excited about and he’s sure to be one of the star turns at this year’s Stockton Calling festival.
(POSTPONED) They’re always sunnyside up
We love the idiosyncrasies of cult Lancashire two-piece The Lovely Eggs. They’ve got a new album in the offing and – what do you know – a tour too!
Big ticket energy
The Lamplight Festival in Sunderland this August is one of the live highlights of the summer and tickets are on sale NOW. Consider this your official heads-up.
No Time For Reason
This is No Time For Reason. Quite literally. This Newcastle four-piece look capable enough, do they not?
Feed Your Wolves
Here’s a man who knows the value of a mid-distance stare with a guitar slung casually over his shoulder. He is Andy Davidson who, for all intents and purposes, IS Feed Your Wo...