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MAY

  • Thursday 23rd

    What/Who: Shoestring Sessions: Rhys Patterson/Jenni McDermott/Odin Coleman
    Where: Shoe Tree Cafe, Newcastle
    Genre/s: Singer / Songwriter / Poetry
    Price:
    Pay what you want
    More Info:
    We welcome the wonderful Rhys Patterson, Jenni McDermott and Odin Coleman to the cafe for a night of music and poetry for our next Shoestring Sessions at Shoe Tree Cafe. As always we will be offering lovely vegan food, hot and cold drinks and a selection of alcohol throughout the evening. This will be a cracking evening so get yourselves down and support some incredible local artists.

  • Friday 24th

    What/Who: Wright Music & Management Presents: Whats Your Flavour #7
    Where: Ziggy’s, South Shields
    Genre/s: Various / Acoustic / Indie / Soul / Hip Hop / Rock
    Price:
    Free
    More Info:
    This night of incredible local live music variety seems to be going from strength to strength and it can only get better!

  • Saturday 25th

    What/Who: Control Single Launch
    Where: Kaleidoscope, Newcastle
    Genre/s: Singer / Songwriter
    Price:
    Free
    More Info:
    We want to invite you to a single launch party on 25th May to celebrate Becca James' debut release 'Control'.

  • Sunday 26th

    What/Who: Warm Drag / GGAllan Partridge / William Denton Wilde
    Where: The Cluny, Newcastle
    Genre/s: DIY / Noise
    Price:
    £10
    More Info:
    Warm Drag are the soundtrack to the best night of your life. It probably hasn't happened yet, or maybe it happened in Berlin, in 1980. You won't remember much, but you still have this record and a few bruises to jolt your memory. Sangfroid has never been sexier.

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  • Friday 31st

    What/Who: ILMB: Blue House / Me Lost Me / Holofernes
    Where: Head of Steam, Newcastle
    Genre/s: Various / Indie / Dreampop /Folk / Electronic / Post Punk
    Price:
    £6
    More Info:
    I Love My Brick are delighted to welcome London indie / dreampop outfit Blue House to The Head of Steam on Friday 31st May!

June

  • June 1st

    What/Who: Small Fry DIY Punk
    Where: The Doll at the Black Bull, Gateshead
    Genre/s: Punk
    Price:
    Free
    More Info:
    In collaboration with Little Rocket Records, it'll be belter music, tasty food, great beer, good people once again this year with a curfew while public transport is still running and a really fun time for all - wots not to like?!

  • June 2nd

    What/Who: Hostiles /Kahuna /Goodsprings
    Where: Trillians, Newcastle
    Genre/s: Ska-Punk / Ska / Funk
    Price:
    FREE
    More Info:
    The Hostiles are a ska-punk band from Ayr, Scotland, described by Broken Arrow Magazine as “fun yet slightly angst-ridden packed with a Lucozade bottle of energy”. They’re joined by two of the region’s most beloved ska-punk bands for what is sure to be a cracking night!

  • June 6th

    What/Who: Ceschi / Ceiling Demons / Ste From Mouses
    Where: The Green Room, Stockton
    Genre/s: Folk Rap / Alternative Hip Hop
    Price:
    £10 ADV
    More Info:
    Tees Music Alliance in association with dual tree presents: Ceschi + Ceiling Demons + Ste From Mouses

  • June 7th

    What/Who: Charity gig in aid of male suicide prevention
    Where: Bar Loco, Newcastle
    Genre/s: Various
    Price:
    £7
    More Info:
    CALM is leading a movement against male suicide, which still remains as the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK... every penny spent on a ticket goes directly to CALM, and each £7 is one phone call which might just save someone’s life.
    Please come down for lots of fun, listen to some fab bands, win raffle prizes and be merry. Alternatively if you can’t make it and would like to donate, every penny helps!

  • June 7th

    What/Who: Future Humans x Afnan Prince Single Launch
    Where: Flat Caps Coffee, Newcastle
    Genre/s: Singer / Songwriter / Folk / Pop / Indie
    Price:
    £5
    More Info:
    Featuring Afnan Prince, Many Moons and Future Humans.

  • June 8th

    What/Who: Pink Tide / Conflare / Serfa / The Gentleman Busker
    Where: Surfcafe, Tynemouth
    Genre/s: Various
    Price:
    £4 Advance £5 On The Door
    More Info:
    Northern Music Collective is very proud to bring you, for the first time, a huge collaborative effort to bring you a fantastic show featuring some of the best bands from around the country!

  • June 8th

    What/Who: Flammer Dance Band 
    Where: Cobalt Studios, Newcastle
    Genre/s: Funk Party Club Night
    Price:
    £8 adv £10 OTD
    More Info:
    From the people behind, Funky Fridays, that for the past two years have been continually bringing you happiness every Friday at Ernest, in the form of an audible highfive!
    We bring you a one off Crazy, Ghetto Funk Party Club Night at COBALT STUDIOS!

  • June 9th

    What/Who: Alternative Futures : Meet the Artists
    Where: Thought Foundation Clarity House, Durham Road, Gateshead
    Genre/s: Exhibition / Networking
    Price:
    FREE
    More Info:
    This is an informal gathering on the last day of the Alternative Futures exhibition for both artists, sponsors, supporters and Thought Foundation visitors to see the exhibition and chat to others about an Alternative Future for the North East and society as a whole.
    Some of the artists will also be on hand to talk through how their finished "piece" developed as part of the project and the community groups they worked with to make that happen.

  • June 9th

    What/Who: No Fox Given
    Where: Jazz Coop, The Globe, Newcastle
    Genre/s: Jazz / Latin / Funk
    Price:
    £2
    More Info:
    The collective noun for a group of foxes is a ‘charm’. ‘No Fox Given’ is a quintet of charming young gentleman (all members of Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra) who explore Jazz, Latin and Funk.

  • June 9th

    What/Who: Make a lofi instrument?
    Where: Cobalt Studios, Newcastle
    Genre/s: Workshop
    Price:
    £15 (Includes free entry for the evening gig)
    More Info:
    With reference to the Yosi Horikawa gig in the evening and the low -fi influences in his work come and tinker with electronics and play with sound. Open to anyone with any amount or lack of knowledge of electronics, you will get to experiment with sound and  build your own lofi sampler or amplified thumb piano to take home.

  • June 14th

    What/Who: Callum Pitt EP Release Show + Eve Simpson
    Where: Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle
    Genre/s: Acoustic / Indie-Folk / Singer / Songwriter
    Price:
    £8 ADV £10 O.T.D.
    More Info:
    Callum Pitt headline show with support from IMOGEN and Eve Simpson.

  • June 14th

    What/Who: NE Volume's 4th Anniversary Featuring 7 North East Artists
    Where: Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough
    Genre/s: Various
    Price:
    £6 adv £8 OTD
    More Info:
    At NE Volume magazine we've been supporting North East bands and solo artists for 4 years (how time flies). In order to celebrate, we're bringing 7 North East artists to Middlesbrough for one hell of a birthday bash.

  • June 15th

    What/Who: s i g n a l:
    Where: Cobalt Studios, Newcastle
    Genre/s: Jazz
    Price:
    £6 adv £7 OTD
    More Info:
    No Fox Given + Special Guests
    A night of live jazz presented by s i g n a l - an established student movement taking over the creative scene of Newcastle.

  • June 15th

    What/Who: Rain EP Launch + Lovejoy
    Where: Independent, Sunderland
    Genre/s: Indie / Rock & Roll / Alt
    Price:
    £5 adv
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  • June 15th

    What/Who: NE Rising x WIRE NCL All day Terrace party
    Where: The Telegraph, Newcastle
    Genre/s: Indie / Rock & Roll / Alt
    Price:
    FREE
    More Info:
    We are proud to announce our first collab with WIRE NCL! This time we will be bringing 9 local artists to the telegraph for an all day garage rave in the sun (hopefully)!
    8 Hours. 9 Artists. 10/10 fun.

  • June 20th

    What/Who: Manchester Collective: Paradise Lost
    Where: Cobalt Studios, Newcastle
    Genre/s: Performance Art
    Price:
    £6 adv £9 General Admission
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    Here, the sacred meets the profane, the acoustic clashes with the electronic, and some of the earliest classical music ever written is dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century.

  • June 22nd

    What/Who: CHALK +Tipping Point 
    Where: Cobalt Studios, Newcastle
    Genre/s: Jazz / Post-Jazz / Performance Art
    Price:
    Tipping Point Tickets
    More Info:
    Join us for a corker of a gig with Newcastle based dreamy post - jazz trio, Archipelago. Prepare for an experimental musical adventure which will make you want to play the saxophone, master the drums and make music of your own. The gig will feature a special visual experience from artist Josie Brookes. Josie will be creating a responsive stop motion animation in real time, translating the sounds she hears in to bold visual forms, that move to the music. 

  • June 23rd

    What/Who: The Burning Hell / Nev Clay
    Where: Cobalt Studios, Newcastle
    Genre/s: Rock
    Price:
    £12
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