A gig in support of the region's firefighters and legendary Clash singer Joe Strummer, is taking place on Saturday at The Cluny
Camerons Brewery acquires well-known Newcastle group
Scores of people watched the Smokin Spitfires perform at The Cluny in aid of the Bubble Foundation
A crowd of comedy is coming to Tyneside this week as Jesterval beds itself in. Sam Wonfor finds out more from chief organiser Della Haq
The Jumping and Hot Club is all set for its first boutique festival - The Jumpin Hot Jamboree. Sam Wonfor has the details
Anyone imagining the only way to a music career is via The X Factor should take a leaf out of Emily Maguire’s book
The pressures currently facing pubs threaten this important piece in the fabric of British life
Ageing does different things to different people. Usually regarded as a negative loss of youth, it actually seems to bring out the best in some folk
Two of the loudest men in rock promise a more placid summer set in Newcastle, reports Simon Rushworth
Vintage Trouble will play two shows in one night in Newcastle tonight as their race towards rock ‘n’ roll stardom gathers pace
Reggae legends Misty In Roots play Newcastle this weekend. Matt McKenzie will be there
DESPITE full-time jobs and a jam-packed schedule, the lads who are The Flytes find time to perform on the streets of Newcastle, strumming out melodies for the chilly shoppers who stop to hear them.
A NORTHUMBERLAND teacher has proved to her students that she definitely rocks by taking a break from the classroom to get close to one of the music world’s trendiest bands.
STEVE is the Afternoon Show producer for BBC Radio Newcastle. Steve is also part of the long-running comedy duo The Big Fun Club with showbiz partner Rob Walton.
IF you have never experienced theatre-in-the-round before, I heartily recommend it.
HANDS up if you remember a band called The Lords of the New Church .
WHILE the open-air festivals appear to grow in number with each passing year, August is traditionally the quiet month for indoor events on the roots scene.
NOWADAYS the term legendary, significantly diluted by overuse and often applied to some moderately successful musicians, has all but lost its true meaning.
FESTIVAL frenzy is in full flight, and the 15th Stanley Blues Festival gets into action tomorrow.
Residing at The Station, in Whitley Bay, last month saw the birth of Born Snapped, and like a newborn baby being yanked kicking and screaming into the world, so did the new night of local musical offerings.
THIS week GARY BECKWITH takes a look at the busy going on on the local music scene including the Ouseburn Festival extravaganza.
ONE of the biggest names in reggae is on Tyneside tomorrow.
IF you ever want to look at exactly how rapidly Newcastle is evolving in the 21st century, then the Ouseburn area of the city would be a good place to start.
TO CONTINUE last week’s accordion theme, a quintet from Lafayette, Louisiana, gets the chance to prove just how important that instrument is in the world of Cajun music.
The North-East's first theatre-in-the-round is to open in Newcastle next month.
It is probably fair to say the accordion, despite a worldwide presence, is not one of the coolest instruments on the music scene.
I suppose this article is proof that the self-publicising ways of Blah Blah Blah are paying off.
New Orleans is the undisputed birthplace of jazz. However, in the 50s, 60s and 70s it held a pivotal role in the establishment of rock and roll, rhythm and blues etc.
This week saw the launch of this year's Ouseburn Festival with a sneak peak at the Cumberland Arms in Byker at some of the live music acts which will perform at the event as well as highlighting what takes place over the summer weekend.
A valley in the heart of Newcastle will fill with music, art and street entertainment as an annual festival broadens its horizons this year.
The UK's first summer festival starts tomorrow and it's on the doorstep.
With the smoking ban in England now less than seven weeks away, is the business community geared up for the changes this will bring?
Award-winning photographer David Glen Walker speaks to the Journal on his My Place.
There's a double helping of Harpers next week, with Roy Harper appearing at The Sage on Tuesday closely followed by his son Nick at The Cluny on Thursday.
Radio 2 darling Jack Savoretti will be playing The Cluny on May 14.
A gig at the Head of Steam on Tuesday night proved to be a tad unusual, as around half the audience seemed to be from out of town.
Living up to expectations can be a real incentive or it can prove the most onerous of responsibilities.
Next Friday's guest at The Cluny in Ouseburn, Newcastle, was born lucky !
After the sell-out success of Hot Club de Paris, Fields have been confirmed as the next band to play The JD Set at The Cluny, Byker on Tuesday, April 10.
At least once a week I'm meant to fill this column with informative and entertaining information for the good readers out there keen to keep a grasp on the local North East music scene.