Essential Gig Guide: January 2019 Edition (Part 1)

Essential Gig Guide: January 2019 Edition (Part 1)

New year means new resolutions!
So why not make yours to see more live music?
Or discover your new favorite band?
Or meet new people?
Well you can do all of this by heading out to any of these fine gigs coming up this January.
These events are the perfect way to distract you from the winter blues and sure to offer something for everyone's tastes.

4th January
Live @ The Globe ft Mayfare / Bellyfeel / Serfa / The Artilleries / Lovejoy

Location: The Globe - Newcastle
Genre: Indie / Alt-Rock
Price: £5
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Stand Up To Cancer and Newcastle Charity Night present this superb assembly of young indie-rock bands from across the region to ensure your first Friday of 2019 sets a high benchmark for the year ahead. The ever delightful Mayfare have been tipped highly by us for some time, but no doubt Bellyfeel, Serfa, The Artilleries and Lovejoy are all snapping at their heels already with their own unique sounds. Essentially working out at 1 pound per band you really get a lot for your buck here with all proceeds going to the charity Stand Up To Cancer. Seems like a no brainer!

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6th January
Swine Tax / Kieff / White Legs

Location: The Globe - Newcastle
Genre: Alt-Rock / Post Punk
Price: FREE
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The Tyne Bar & GOLD SOUNDZ presents this punchy line-up of bands who don't hold anything back. As expected from a Tyne Bar show, this gig is free entry but that does not reflect badly for the dazzling talented on offer. With their latest releases really making waves, Swine Tax are sure to deliver nothing but off the hook alt rock and a trademark frenzied performances to get your blood pumping. But before all that, you are likely to already be on a music-induced high thanks to the sharp post punk of newly formed Sunderland trio White Legs (featuring The Lake Poets' Marty Longstaff who almost took his Sunderland anthem to Christmas No. 1), as well as the delicious psych/math/punk from KIEFF who are travelling all the way from the Netherlands to the toon.

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12th January
From Inside / Perceptions / The Colour Clear / Rituals

Location: Little Buildings - Newcastle
Genre: Metal-core / Post-hardcore
Price: £6
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Liverpool's alternative metalcore band FROM INSIDE are providing a fresh take on the darkly tinged genre. Their storming new record 'When I'm Breathing Without You' was released in October and the band have been on tour across the UK since November with a stop in Newcastle at the heart of it. With such an ever increasing following, being able to catch these guys in such an intimate venue is sure to be an experience, especially if word of their intense live shows is anything to go by. Support comes from three north east based metal-core bands: Perception, The Colour Clear and Rituals.

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19th January
Chain The Phoenix - Official Bulletproof Single Launch w/ Laurens Court / Set Your Sights / Grasscutter

Location: Head of Steam - Newcastle
Genre: Alt-Rock / Post Punk
Price: £5 ADV / £6 OTD
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Local punk-rock outfit Chain The Phoenix are kicking off the new year in style as they present the world with their new single Bulletproof. The guys and gal always throw down an energetic, in your face live show that holds nothing back and draws an audience into their world. Their debut EP 'Stories From A Lonely Cynic', released last year, was an emotionally charged punk-pop epic doused in roaring heavy elements to set them apart from the rest and making us eager to hear their new track. Support on the night comes from the unpredictable and undefinable rockers Laurens Court, an acoustic set by punk rockers Set Your Sights and classic rockers Grasscutter. 

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Cover Photo: Chain The Phoenix by Paul Murray

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