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.
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.
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!
It’s glam up north
Festival season is upon us and with Glastonbury almost a distant memory, it’s time to dust down our wellies and do it all again in a different field somewhere. Whether you’re ...
Local: Beth Macari
If you’ve got a spotlight handy then swing it in the direction of Beth Macari because this Newcastle lass deserves to be under it.
Festival fave returns!
The Lindisfarne Festival is back once again this year, and how. Consider this your official heads-up.
Local: Nel Unlit
I really love the cut of Nel Unlit’s jib and if you like your folk bands to take the road marked “Most Interesting Ideas Right This Way” then I’m certain you will too.
Local Scene: Yellow Creatures
Stop! It’s not the Liberal Democrats! I promise! Come back!