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April

  • Monday 1st

What/Who: April's Fool, What's On My Mind
Where: Little Buildings, Newcastle
Genre/s: Talk / Discussion
Price:
£3
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”I's time to raise some coin for Mind where I will talk about my calamitous and mostly hilarious little adventure and probing away at the coping mechanisms which helped keep the black dog at bay.”

  • Tuesday 2nd

What/Who: The LAST Rookery at Little Buildings
Where: Little Buildings, Newcastle
Genre/s: Ska-Punk / Rock
Price:
£5
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The standard madness that is The Rookery Jam Session's followed by 3 band performances...
”Not only will there be jams, gigs, bucky, good vibes....there will also be the long a waited TROMBONE OFF!”

  • Wednesday 3rd

What/Who: Lady Bird at Think Tank?
Where: Think Tank, Newcastle
Genre/s: Punk
Price:
£8.50
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Just about to take off on tour with Slaves, Kent punk trio Lady Bird have announced they're heading for the Toon this April!

  • Thursday 4th

What/Who: Waves of Dread / Roxy Girls / William Denton Wilde
Where: Little Buildings, Ouseburn Newcastle
Genre/s: Grunge / Shoegaze / lo-fi / Posy-Punk
Price:
£4
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Waves of Dread are playing their first gig of 2019 on Thursday 4th April at Little Buildings.

  • Friday 5th

What/Who: Pillar Artists: Palm Beach / Bad Bug / Kites
Where: Surf Cafe, Tynemouth
Genre/s: Psychedelic Punk mixed with 'evil pop'
Price:
£4 adv / £5 otd
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Pillar Artists presents a spectacular line-up featuring psychedelic-pop mixed with a healthy dose of indie-rock and a splash of punk for good measure!

  • Saturday 6th

What/Who: Dylan Cartlidge
Where: Independent, Sunderland
Genre/s: Hip-Hop / Soul 
Price:
£7
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The North-East alt hip-hop breakout Dylan Cartlidge visits Sunderland for the very first time, bringing nothing but good vibes and irresistible grooves!

  • Sunday 7th

What/Who: BType / MC Lars / Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Where: O2 Academy, Newcastle
Genre/s: Chip-Hop / Dance Pop / Post-Punk / Hip-Hop
Price:
£6
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BType are BACK at the O2 Academy in Newcastle, opening the show for MC Lars, Koo Koo Kangaroo, and Ruled By Raptors!

  • Monday 8th

What/Who: Breathe Panel / New Horror / METHODICAL BEAST
Where: Head of Steam, Newcastle
Genre/s: Rock / Dream Rock
Price:
£6
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Eastside Events welcomes Brighton band Breath Panel to the toon with local support.

  • Tuesday 9th

What/Who: Bar Loco Open Mic
Where: Bar Loco Newcastle
Genre/s: Open Mic Night
Price:
Free
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Do ye' sing? Do ye' dance? Are you a poet or a comedian? Come down to Bar Locos open mic night at 8pm and jam with the finest and most interesting musicians Newcastle has to offer!

  • Wednesday 10th

What/Who: DMA'S
Where: O2 Academy Newcastle
Genre/s: garage pop
Price:
Varies
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Following tours with Liam Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft, The Kooks & Kasabian, the DMA's had their own sold out UK headline tour back in December and now the Sydney indie trio are coming back for another helping.

  • Thursday 11th

What/Who: Circa Waves - Acoustic Set and Signing 
Where: Beyond Vinyl, Newcastle
Genre/s: Acoustic / Indie Rock
Price: TBC
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Circa Waves will be playing an acoustic set at Beyond Vinyl then signing copies of their brand new Album "What's It Like Over There?"

  • Friday 12th

What/Who: DREAM STATE / Parting Gift / Hakara
Where: Think Tank? Underground, Newcastle
Genre/s: Alt-Rock / Post-Hardcore
Price:
£11
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Kerrang! Magazine's best British newcomer of 2018 DREAM STATE are Toon bound this April!

  • Saturday 13th

What/Who: Foreignfox / Cohesion / Ghost Signals / James Prior Jnr
Where: Independent, Sunderland
Genre/s: Alt-Rock / Indie / Dark-pop / Acoustic
Price:
£7 + booking fee adv
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INDEPENDENT + Head Rolls Off by arrangement with Scottish fiction present FOREIGNFOX.

  • Sunday 14th

What/Who: Indoor Pets / Animal House
Where: Think Tank?, Newcastle
Genre/s: Dirty Pop / Garage Rock
Price:
£9.50
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Kent-based dirty pop four-piece Indoor Pets hit THINK TANK? next April!! It's time to get weird…

  • Monday 15th

What/Who: BLOXX
Where: Northumbria Institute 2, Newcastle
Genre/s: Indie-Pop / Alt-Rockers
Price:
£9
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London-based alt-rockers BLOXX fuse grungy undertones with catchy melodies to create a unique indie-pop sound - catch them in the Toon this April!!

  • Tuesday 16th

What/Who: Anteros / Redfaces
Where: The Cluny, Newcastle
Genre/s: Indie-Pop / Garage Pop
Price:
£9 + £1 booking fee
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Whether during their electric live shows or on record, Anteros strike the perfect balance of deeper themes and varied grooves you can’t help but move to.

  • Wednesday 17th

What/Who: Brew Your Own Buskers Evening at Tyne Bank Brewery
Where: Tyne Bank Brewery Tap Newcastle
Genre/s: Open Mic Night
Price:
Free
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Taking place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, Brew Your Own Buskers at Tyne Bank Brewery is hosted by Patrick Kelly of the superb Many Moons. Performers of all ages and ability are welcome to join in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

  • Thursday 18th

What/Who: Wright Music and Management Offbeat: Shayce Opal / Claymore / E-Mence / Jamilah / RICK FURY
Where: Trimmers Arms, South Shields
Genre/s: Hip-Hop / RnB
Price: £5 (£4+booking fee)
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Wright Music and Management is back again with another star studded lineup as part of their series of OFFBEAT events.

  • Friday 19th

What/Who: MCP46: Massa Confusa Guiri EP launch w/ Mouses / Casual Threats
Where: Head Of Steam, Newcastle
Genre/s: DIY / Garage / Lofi / Punk
Price:
£6
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Expect energy, tears of joy and lots and lots of nostalgia!

  • Saturday 20th

What/Who: Nathalie Stern / Worry Party / Mayshe-Mayshe
Where: Cobalt Studios
Genre/s: Electronic
Price: £5
Nathalie returns with new music in anticipation of her forthcoming album to help Worry Party celebrate the release of their debut EP.”
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  • Sunday 21st

What/Who: Forgotten Remains / Souls of Jack Ketch / Swarms
Where: Trillians, Newcastle
Genre/s: Metal / Trash
Price:
Free
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It's once again time to celebrate Zombie Jesus with some evil resurrecting metal!

  • Monday 22nd

What/Who: Beer & Buskers at Passing Clouds
Where: Passing Clouds, Newcastle
Genre/s: Open Mic
Price:
Free
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If you're a musician or singer come down and get involved - you get a free drink for your efforts!

  • Tuesday 23rd

What/Who: GIRLI at Think Tank?
Where: Think Tank?, Newcastle
Genre/s: Pop / Rap / Punk / Electronic
Price:
£10
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Electro-pop dynamo GIRLI hits the Toon!! Outspoken and playful, the London-based rap sensation releases debut album 'Odd One Out' this April.

  • Wednesday 24th

What: Pillar Artists
Who: Arcades / Mr Comfortable / Lux Lisbon
Where: Tyne Bank Brewery, Ouseburn
Genre/s: Indie/Alternative Rock/Pop with influences from the best bits of the 60's
Price:
Free
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  • Thursday 25th

What/Who: ИЛ - IL (Russia) at Trillians
Where: Trillians, Newcastle
Genre/s: Metal / Sludge / Stoner / Doom
Price:
Free
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The Russian Doom Metal extraordinaires come together with local support.

  • Friday 26th

What/Who: Shutdown 2: Hip-Hop and Grime gig
Where: Independent, Sunderland
Genre/s: Hip-Hop / Grime / Rap
Price:
£5 ADV / £7 OTD
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A showcase of the best up and coming artists in the local scene.

  • Saturday 27th

What/Who: Rhyme. Events & Promotion: St. Buryan / Club Paradise / Kahuna
Where: Think Tank?, Newcastle
Genre/s: Indie-Rock/Pop-Punk / Ska-Punk
Price:
£6
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It's been over a year since St. Buryan's last Newcastle headliner, but the five-piece are back at THINK TANK? in April for their biggest show to date.

  • Sunday 28th

What/Who: Spotlight Presents: Something Funky ft. Goodsprings / Ponyland / Lovejoy
Where: Think Tank?, Newcastle
Genre/s: Ska / Punk / Afro-beat / Rock & Roll
Price:
£6 OTD / £4 ADV
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After a slew of successful gigs in 2018 across both Newcastle and Sunderland, we're returning to the Toon once again for a fun filled musical celebration featuring a lineup of fantastic local bands.

  • Monday 29th

What/Who: Brigid Mae Power / Aoife Nessa Frances 
Where: The Cluny, Newcastle
Genre/s: Multi-instrumental
Price:
£10
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Brigid Mae Power is an Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who paints her songs in dreamily expansive strokes, transporting earthly compositions into universal and exultant realms.

  • Tuesday 30th

What/Who: Jazz Day and Globe Anniversary
Where: The Globe, Newcastle
Genre/s: Jazz
Price:
Free
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A relaxed music and social event celebrating jazz and co-operation
30 April is International Jazz Day and it is also the day when, in 2014, Jazz.Coop bought The Globe and started creating the UK's first community-owned live music venue/bar.