Getting medieval on your ass
The Medieval Music in the Dales festival is coming to Bolton Castle in North Yorkshire this September and it looks all kinds of brilliant.
Imagine if he didn't do American Pie
The legendary US singer/songwriter Don McLean is playing Middlesbrough Town Hall in August and if he doesn’t whip out his most famous ditty then I’ll eat an actual American pi...
Music workshops? Free? Oh yes!
For the first time in its eleven years, Hexham’s superb community music hub, Core Music, is able to offer a summer programme of free (FREE!) workshops.
Lindisfarne Festival returns!
If the north-east’s biggest party has somehow passed you by over the past four years then you need to take immediate action. The Lindisfarne Festival makes its triumphant retu...
Ed Sheeran’s let himself go
The Crossing the Tyne festival is a multi-venued beast covering just about every genre you can think of.
Local: Paige Temperley
A singer songwriter from Newcastle who knows how to sing AND write songs? I don’t mind if I do!
Northumbrian four-piece Kkett have just unleashed (and unleashed is the correct word) their debut album and it’s more bracing than a large mug of nettle tea.
Gig of the month alert!
Cate Le Bon has always been a big wow in my house but she’s moved to a whole new level of “Mm Mm” with the release of this year’s ‘Reward’ album.
Girls don’t play guitars like that!
The above headline is what the major labels told Chantel McGregor when she was just 14 years old. Now in her 20s she not only still plays guitars like that, but she kicks up a...
The Comet Is Coming are on a journey to the outer-reaches of the galaxy, specifically the more cosmic corners, and they’d very much like you to join them.
Groovin’ on the high seas
Let’s go funk, let’s go disco, and let’s do it on a mini-cruise. Stand by your sequins as Odyssey and Imagination grab their biggest hits and clamber aboard a DFDS ferry that’...
Three-piece Elephant Gym are one of the most feted bands to come out of Taiwan in recent years and it’s little wonder they’re beginning to make waves in the west.
The Futureheads is NOW
One of the greatest bands to come out of the region THIS CENTURY are The Futureheads and they’re back, baby!