NEWS: Nina Conti @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House

A ventriloquist comedy show about dating is certainly five words that shouldn’t go together, but this is exactly what Nina Conti’s new show is about, which brings the strangeness to Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre on Saturday 6th November. Conti’s first show in four years will show exactly why she is a winner of the British Comedy Award, with a return to the stage that will be both memorable and hilarious. The star has had her fair share of TV fame, appearing on Live at the Apollo, QI, Russell Howard’


Trash Kit’s style can best be described as post-punk meets the song writing style of Haim and Lorde. The three-piece from Glasgow, London and Cambridge are heading to Brave Exhibitions festival at the Cluny on Saturday 20th November, for one of their first shows since the pandemic. During my interview with the band, guitarist Rachel Aggs spoke of what it was that drew them to the festival. “Some of the other bands looked really interesting, there were lots of names I hadn’t heard of that I am al


Stockton’s independent treasure The Georgian Theatre is the home of the monthly comedy night Shoe Cake Comedy Club, who this month host The Last Stop to Edinburgh Festival. The comedy weekender will feature brand new shows, family-friendly performances and festival favourites, with familiar faces seen on the likes of Never Mind The Buzzcocks and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. Taking place on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd October, the event will feature nine shows taking inspiration from the famous Fringe Festival. Included on the line-up are the interactive Discount Comedy Checkout troupe, who have been a presence on the comedy scene for 12 years – their improv stints will feature both family and adult shows.


Shoegaze meets Nick Cave when it comes to The Agency… Prepare for an album launch like no other. The Newcastle rockers released their new album In The Haunted Woods in October 2020 and have been patiently waiting to bring the music to the live stage ever since. The celebration will take place at The Cluny 2, Newcastle on Sunday 17th October, where audiences can expect mellow rock with powerful lyrics from the eclectic collective. The Two Pennies Choir, a full community-orientated ensemble from North Shields, are also joining the band on stage, providing a previously unseen level of experimentation from the Newcastle band.

LIVE REVIEW: Tugboat Captain, Mt. Misery, Charts and Graphs @ Little Buildings, Newcastle (18.10.21)

Londoners performed an hour of DIY greatness on the Little Buildings stage on Monday 18th October, with the tour celebrating the anniversary release of their debut experimental punk synth album. Tugboat Captain are full of hippy goodness, and their eccentrics can be summed up in the pianist crafting handmade friendship bracelets in the corner of the bar for the merch table. Seeing the four-piece, who had been in the crowd supporting the rest of the artists all night, felt like listening to a mo
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