The Sage Gateshead Music Centre with the Baltic

Review: John Wilson Orchestra at The Sage Gateshead

The John Wilson Orchestra played to a packed Hall One of Sage Gateshead. Kieran Gill was there to catch the show led by Gateshead-born John Wilson

Oasis manager Alan McGee releases his first memoir on his rock n roll career

Alan McGee has released his first ever memoir
Creation Stories: Riots, Raves and Running a Label charts the history of one of the UK’s most iconic record labels - and its legendary founder's highs and lows

Review: Mott the Hoople at Newcastle City Hall

Newcastle City Hall
It may be the best part of four decades since Mott The Hoople last played the City Hall but loyalty knows no bounds where these glam rock heroes are concerned

Review: Stereophonics at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Stereophonics
Blue strobe lighting and billows of red smoke is how Kelly Jones and his band opened the gig to coincide with their eighth album release

Review: Television at the Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead Music Centre
Church bells ring, then Tom Verlaine leads his Television on.They tune up, perhaps unaware given their sporadic live appearances over these past four decades
Alan McGee has released his first ever memoir

Oasis manager Alan McGee releases his first memoir on his rock n roll career

Creation Stories: Riots, Raves and Running a Label charts the history of one of the UK’s most iconic record labels - and its legendary founder's highs and lows

New lease of life for Jazz Cafe as Keith Crombie tribute film makes appeal for cash

Keith Crombie
When doors closed at the Jazz Café following the death of its founder Keith Crombie just after Christmas last year, it marked the end of an era

The Jar Family lift the lid on 'Jarmalade' for home gigs

The Jar Family
The Jar Family are returning to the road at the end of November and early December for a handful of live dates

Reviews

The Sage Gateshead Music Centre with the Baltic

Review: John Wilson Orchestra at The Sage Gateshead

The John Wilson Orchestra played to a packed Hall One of Sage Gateshead. Kieran Gill was there to catch the show led by Gateshead-born John Wilson

Review: Mott the Hoople at Newcastle City Hall

Newcastle City Hall
It may be the best part of four decades since Mott The Hoople last played the City Hall but loyalty knows no bounds where these glam rock heroes are concerned

Review: Stereophonics at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Stereophonics
Blue strobe lighting and billows of red smoke is how Kelly Jones and his band opened the gig to coincide with their eighth album release
Pet Shop Boys

Review: Pet Shop Boys: Electric Tour, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

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With a career stretching back through 30 years of brilliant electronic music, the Pet Shop Boys are confirmed pop royalty, says Paul Cunningham

Review: War and Peace, National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Hall One Sage Gateshead

The National Youth Choir of Great Britain performing last year at the Royal Albert Hall
Rob Barnes has his breath taken away during a memorable and eclectic evening in the company of young singers at the top of their game

North East food producers get top marks at Eat! Gold Awards

North Chocolates Eat! gold award ginger and fennel bar
A double handful of the region's food and drink makers are celebrating after being given gold awards
Ant and Dec

Ant and Dec bring their Takeaway on Tour show to Newcastle

Ant and Dec - just announced as presenters for the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony - are on a mission to deliver the nation’s favourite takeaway in the flesh... and this month they’re bringing it to their home crowd

Kaiser Chiefs announce Arena tour for 2015

Kaiser Chiefs who have announced a Newcastle date in 2015
Yorkshire rockers Kaiser Chiefs are due back at the Metro Radio Arena for the third time

Metro Radio Arena to host two-day outdoor dance music festival

Chase and Status
A festival of dance music will become the first outdoor event of its kind presented at the Metro Radio Arena

Videos & Photos

Actors putting in a final dress rehearsal for Death at Dawn by Peter Mortimer at the Linkskill centre North Shields

Review: Death at Dawn, Linskill Centre, North Shields

Sting

Sting bringing his Last Ship home to The Sage Gateshead in April 2015

Great North Run 2014: Sting will sing at Great North Million ceremony after Ant and Dec open

 

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