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
Sharleen Spiteri of Scottish music legends Texas

Review: Texas, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

Sharleen Spiteri and her Texas bandmates celebrated a quarter of a century of hits with a crowd who didn't want to let them go

Ten things not to miss in the North East in May

Howard Donald, Gary Barlow, and Mark Owen from Take That
Here's a double-handed round up of things which are well worth some attention at theatres and venues during May

Review: Classic FM Hall of Fame Showcase, Sage Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia leader Bradley Creswick
Royal Northern Sinfonia and Joseph Moog win rapturous applause with a programme of classical pops
Howard Donald, Gary Barlow, and Mark Owen from Take That

Ten things not to miss in the North East in May

Here's a double-handed round up of things which are well worth some attention at theatres and venues during May

Review: WWE Live at the Metro Radio Arena Newcastle

WWE Live
Andy Jehring enjoys a night of pantomime wrestling style as the WWE rolled into the Toon

Name in lights for Metro Radio as firm confirms sponsorship deal extension

Dominic Munnelly, Marketing Director at Metro Radio, with Nichola McKenna, Marketing and Commercial Manager for the Metro Radio Arena
New signage has been installed at the Metro Radio Arena, as the media business renews its sponsorship of the venue for a further two years

Videos & Photos

Hyde & Beast

Evolution Emerging returns with most ambitious line-up to date

Sting, on stage at the Sage, during a performance on The Last Ship

Review: Sting, The Last Ship, Sage Gateshead

Sting moved by Gateshead and Newcastle children's singing at the Sage

 

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