Jazz and more at Newcastle Arts Centre
Newcastle Arts Centre is one of the most active independent arts centres in England. They’ve had another brilliant year and will be closing 2019 with a couple of hot jazz sess...
So much more than a music shop
Core Music in Hexham has had another stellar year in their drive to make music accessible to everyone.
X hits the spot
Aberdeen’s The Xcerts are marking the 10th anniversary of their stellar debut album, ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’, with a bells and whistles re-release and a tour.
The one Ronnie
There’s only one Ronnie Spector and she, and The Ronettes, are coming to Sage Gateshead in December to give you a Christmas special with all the trimmings.
Nothing plastic about this bunch
Nothing plastic apart from their name that is. They are Plastic Glass, a Sunderland band who are one of the most exciting indie propositions to bubble up in the region in rece...
Get your Patawawa groove on
There are three of them, they’re from Matlock, and they’re currently riding that indie-disco train to the far reaches of the planet Oh Yeah! (They’re also playing Newcastle in...
Which one’s your bae?
Nobody dons a flowing gown quite like The Mediaeval Baebes and they’re coming to St. Nicholas’ in Newcastle this December for a gig promising all kinds of classy.
Nashville comes to Boro
Dawn Landes has flitted rather gloriously around several musical styles over five albums but her latest ‘Meet Me At The River’ is firmly in the country camp.
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.
Ant music for Ant people
The altogether brilliant Adam Ant is playing Middlesbrough Town Hall on Sunday 24 November. Woo hoo!
Masterclass! Samling style!
The Samling Institute for Young Artists are giving you the chance to look behind the scenes and watch an actor, opera singer and pianist working with six young classical singe...
Celebrate Everything at Tyne Bank
There’s some fab stuff going down at Tyne Bank Brewery this November including ‘Celebrate Everything’ a showcase event that looks like the gig of the month to my eyes (and ear...