Valentine’s Day date with Ali?
The multi-talented Ali Sethi is live in concert at the O2 City Hall in Newcastle on Friday 14 February. Fancy that!
Come all ye rolling minstrels
The – and I’m not afraid to bandy the word around in their case – legendary folk outfit, Fairport Convention, are coming to Sage Gateshead in early February. This is not a dri...
All right. Don’t milk it.
US duo The Milk Carton Kids are one of the most lauded folk acts in the US and they’re bringing their tingle-up-your-spine harmonies to the Tyne Theatre and Opera House in Jan...
The Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke released one of 2019’s most bracing albums in ‘2042’ and he’ll no doubt be regaling us with songs from it on his latest tour which swings ...
Hang on to your hats!
Oh man! The Bellrays are back! This East LA outfit belt out it live like a netty door banging in a hurricane and they’ve got two dates in the region this January.
Dean is the don
As this picture kind of hints at Dean Masser is the don of the saxophone and he’s playing the next in the Gala Theatre’s splendid lunchtime series of concerts.
Game of Thrones has let itself go
If you’re not in the mood for some melodic death metal from Finland in January then you’re never in the mood for some melodic death metal. Brace yourself for Insomnium.
Kacy! Clayton! Sorted!
Kacy & Clayton are a Canadian folk/roots duo who, when they get together, conjure up a rare kind of magic. Yes, you heard, magic. They’re playing Sage Gateshead on 1 February.
What ARE Nova Twins? It would probably be more pertinent to ask: what aren’t they? Find out when they bring their extraordinarily maximalist sound to The Cluny in early Februa...
Since 2010 TOY have been one of the most interesting of all underground UK indie outfits. They playing Independent in Sunderland this January.
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…