Essential Gig Guide: March 2019 Edition (Part 2)

Essential Gig Guide: March 2019 Edition (Part 2)

Lighter evenings and sprouting blossoms are a sure sign of the new season beginning…
So get yourself ready to spring into even more live music happening this month, and check out our top picks for the freshest and most exciting live acts from the North East and beyond!

Saturday 9th March
Soeur / White Legs / Hollow Legs @ Head of Steam Newcastle

Genre: Rock / Grunge / Alt-pop
Price: £8.50
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Local noise-rock promoters Confusion Is Next have teamed up with Eastside Events to bring us promising Bristol three-piece Soeur as part of their current UK tour. Their unique sound combines grunge elements with hints of math-rock while keeping pop melodies as their grounding foundations. And that’s before stunning dual vocals will are thrown in to totally blow your mind. An incredible live band that has to be experienced live. Local support is also not to be sniffed at with edgy rock super group White Legs joining the fun as well as some classic riff-heavy garage rock from Hollow Legs. With one more special guest yet to be added we simply can’t recommend this Saturday night show enough! 

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The Gentleman Busker “Apology” Single launch w/Andrew Lemaitre / Nic Wood / Matt Besford @ Bar Loco Newcastle
Quirky and outspoken folk-punk musician The Gentleman Busker is celebrating the release of his debut single ‘Apology’ with this cozy gig Bar Loco. Far from the usual mellow acoustic set one would expect, The Gentleman Busker takes the sound and ability of his trusty guitar to unexpected rocking heights, delivering songs full of gritty worldly wisdoms.
More singer-songwriter goodness in various varieties come from Andrew Lemaitre, Nic Wood and Matt Besford.
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Man of Moon / Headclouds / St. Austin @ Think Tank Underground Newcastle
Psychedelic post-rock outfit Man of Moon from Edinburgh return to Newcastle for another dose of their epic sound. Support comes from superb local melodic alt-pop outfit Headclouds and indie-rock four-piece St. Austin.
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The Slow Readers Club / Tea Street Band @ Independent Sunderland
Well established industrial synth-rock outfit The Slow Readers Club are out on the road on their biggest UK wide tour yet which includes a stop at Sunderland’s Independent as their only North East show this time around. Don’t miss this Manchester band and their enthralling sound with support from Tea Street Band.
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Patawawa at Surf Café @ Surf Café Tynemouth
This electro indie funk trio from Derbyshire will bring groovy good times to the Surf Café as part of their UK tour.
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Saturday 16th March
The Rookery: Jam Session & Gig with The Recreation @ Little Buildings Newcastle

Genre: Jam Session / Rock
Price: £5
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If you still don’t know about The Rookery by now, where have you been!?
These masters of the ever hospitable jam-session now span as far as Manchester but of course their Newcastle sessions are where it’s at for us. Beginning with the usual open jam session starting from 6pm, which invites musicians of all levels of experience and genres to join in to be impulsively creative, the night will end with electrifying Manchester band The Recreation bringing their superb mix of brooding guitars and hooking choruses to the stage of Little Buildings!

Also happening on the same night:

The Yada Yada Yadas / The Jjohns / Salsola @ Surf Café Tynemouth
Most certainly one of the most exiting bands to emerge from the North East in recent months, The Yada Yada Yadas are a bunch of lads you simply have to see live. Blending old with new in their hooking garage-rock songs has seen them receive much acclaim across the UK which we think is well deserved.
Be sure to catch the trio unleash their roaring sound and rousing vocals up close alongside Liverpuddlian indie outfit The Jjohns and Teeside rock quartet Salsola at this latest edition of Pillar Artist hosted shows.
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Friday 22nd March
Swine Tax / Current Affairs / James Leonard Hewitson / No Teeth / White Legs @ Star & Shadow Newcastle

Genre: Alt-rock / Post-Punk / Indie
Price: £4
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Newcastle’s most notoriously experimental chaos rockers Swine Tax have been releasing new music non-stop in recent months, all with uniquely different sounds and themes to keep their listeners on their tippy toes while tapping and thrashing along in enthrallment. With no stopping in sight, the band are throwing this headline show to unleash even more new music onto eager ears while also preparing for their first run of European shows.
Adding to the excitement of the night are four hand-picked acts including pounding Glasgow’s post-punk band Current Affairs, quirky and captivating indie-pop wizard James Leonard Hewitson, unpredictable noise-rockers No Teeth and riveting new post-punk super-group White Legs. This is going to be an absolute celebration of North East noise and novelty you won’t want to miss!

Also happening on the same night:

Dylan Cartlidge @ The Westgarth Social Club Middlesbrough
One of the North East’s newest exports, alt hip-hop artist and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Cartlidge has received great acclaim for his unique take on hip-hop and making it intermingle with many other mainstream genres. With regular airplay on BBC Radio and an ever growing fan base of music lovers across UK Dylan is now embarking on a UK wide tour.
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Sophie and the Giants @ Think Tank Underground Newcastle
After delivering an incredible performance of emotive rock at Gathering Sounds Festival in Stockton last year we are hyped that this Sheffield band have announced their latest UK tour featuring a Newcastle show. Fronted by confident and straight-talking Sophie Scott, the band create a candid and refreshing sound that comfortably sits in the midst of both melodic pop and booming rock.
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Friday 29th March
Sleeptape / Motherland / Rambler @ Westgarth Social Club Middlesbrough

Genre: Alt-Rock 
Price: £5
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Sleeptape have steadily been establishing themselves across the region as one of those bands that utterly excel on a live stage. Anthemic riffs and choruses, powerfully rousing vocals and uncontainable stage antics are just a few of the band’s notable qualities that make them a must-see band. This clearly has been noted by Teesside promoters Famous Last Words who have billed the quartet as headliners for their latest live music offering at Westgarth Social Club. Also part of this superb night of original rock are boisterous alt-rock five-piece Motherland as well as Middlesbrough’s very own rockers Rambler. Get yourself along for a wickedly wild show!

Also happening on the same night:

Laurens Court / Elephant Memoirs / Beachmaster @ Head Of Steam Newcastle 
A band that has no signs of stopping any time soon, Laurens Court are on a relentless mission to bring their exhilarating grungy alt-rock to the masses. Their mix of heavy broody melodies, haunting vocals and an immersive live show are a recipe for success and a concoction we cannot get enough of. Support comes from pop outfit Elephant Memoirs and Penrith based grove-rockers Beachmaster.
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Shredd / Leopard Rays / Whale Hill @ KU Bar Stockton
KU Bar, Teeside’s prime venue for the best new music, plays host to Glasgow’s explosive exports Shredd who have been making waves across Scotland with their boisterous garage rock. Don’t miss this exciting band on a mission to make 2019 their biggest year yet. Support comes from noisy alt-rock outfit Leopard Rays and Teeside indie marvels Whale Hill.
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Sunday 31st March
Clean Cut Kid @ The Cluny Newcastle

Genre: Alt-pop / Art-rock
Price: £12
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Since the release of their incredible 2017 debut album ‘Felt’, which swiftly became one of our favorites of the year, we have been eagerly following the Liverpool band shift and shape their funk-pop sound into a much fuzzier, harmonic rock sounscape. The result of this sound-shifting journey is soon to be unleashed on their brand new EP ‘Painkiller’ which will be well worth experiencing live and up close on their spring tour. With just as much raw emotion and hooking melodies as ever, Clean Cut Kid are one of those bands that will always keep you pondering while making sure you have the time of your live at their shows, guaranteed!

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