By Rob Nichols
Friday 10 May 2019 09:05:00
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Here is a list of gigs this week I compiled for Bob Fischer BBC Tees show on Thursday 9th May. If you listen again tohis show you can alsohear some of the music.


FRI 10th May

Fret!, Ihrsan, Ballpeen


7.30pm until 1am

£3 Entry

A cracking night of surf garage, rock pop indie punk, great music this will be a cracker.

Fret - Howling surf garage hardcore

Ihrsan - Pop, Rock, Indie

Ballpeen - Hardcore / Noise rock / Punk...something along those lines


SAT 11TH May

Unspoken, Andy Kilcar, Louis Martin, Steve Williams and the Blue Delux Band


7.30pm until 1am

£4 Entry

UNSPOKEN - Rock Band

Andy Kilcar - Singer/Songwriter -

Louis Martin - singer songwriter

Steve Williams And The Blue Delux Band - Blues Funk Rock Trio


The Membranes & Choir


Turning Black Like Lizards

Flies On You

Westgarth Social Club

6 PM – 11:30 PM

Adv Tkts £15

The Membranes return to the Westgarth with their choir and on the back of a new album being released in April as the eagerly awaited follow-up to their concept album 'Dark Matter/Dark Energy'

Reformed '77 post-punk band, featuring Goldblade's John Robb. A key influence on bands like Big Black and the US underground, The Membranes are a melting pot of post punk, psychedelic rock, noise and drone, and neo classical pieces. The band claim they are "not a rock n roll project, but a high decibel orchestra playing discordant death disco symphonies about life and the universe and beyond. With music that varies from classic Membranes discordant noise, to drone rock epics, to neo classical orchestrated pieces to psych outs, to a walk on the dark side exercise in post punk with dark dub exercises…”

Turning Black Like Lizards from the Midlands, Flies On You from Leeds and local band SHRUG provide the support.


This Feeling – Stockton

Social Room "a mighty new outfit who bring to mind the pop majesty of The Verve"
Michael Gallagher
The Balcony
Cova Castle

7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

£5 adv//£7 door


The Golden Age of Nothing


Phantom Radio



£4 ADV

The Golden Age Of Nothing

Alternative gothy stuff... darker than that 90% cocoa dark chocolate. With luminous green streaks.

The G.F. Bruce Band

Vibrant, atmospheric, indie rock 'n' roll with a moody twist.


Phantom Radio

Teesside's most dangerous band, Electro Post-Punk.

“Dynamic instrumentals and competently executed prog sensibilities” -Narc Magazine






NECK - a six-piece 'Psycho-Ceilídh' band juxtaposing perfectly the swirling, spiritual abandon of authentic Traditional Irish music with the electric energy blast of a full-on, pumped-up-to-feck Punk band and in the process, distilling the sound of two other mighty London rebel bands, The Clash & The Pogues, & 'carrying the torch on' with their own, unique London-Irish brew!



Venue: The Crypt and The Old Fire Station

Time: 5pm
Tickets: £3.00 + booking fee (book for Bands & Songwriters plus Choirs at the same time and get both for £5)

*This is a standing event with seating available in the Carriage Driveway Bar*

This day is a music marathon of Tees Valley based choirs, bands and songwriters.

From 5pm you can head down and see a variety of local bands and songwriters. Bands will perform in The Crypt and Songwriters will perform in The Old Fire Station and the programme will alternate in 30 minute sessions between the two rooms.

*Capacity for The Old Fire Station is limited so access will be monitored during the event as people come and go between rooms*

Evening/Bands/Solo Musician Schedule

Fire Station

Tobias 5:15 – 5:45
Charlea 6:15 – 6:45
John 7:15 – 7:45
Leddie 8:15 – 8:45
Komparrison 9:15 – 9:45


RockVox/It’s Complicated – 5:45 – 6:15
The Lulas – 6:45 – 7:15
Pink Tide – 7:45 – 8:15
Sonder Minds – 8:45 – 9:15
Neon Waves – 9:45 – 10:15



Waiting Room


£12 +fee


Not K-Pop! Korea's biggest indie pop band. Say Sue Me are making waves with their infectious-surf-rock beach sound played at at a great lick. Fantastic catchy jangly pop-a-billy riffs with cool happy vocals from Sumi Choi.

Three tracks on their debut album were playlisted on BBC 6 Music where Lauren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft, Gideon Coe and Don Letts have championed the band as well as Elton John on Beats1 and KEXP. 

Say Sue Me are a break-through act of 2018 - Come on feel the buzz!

GQ Korea "The most famous Korean Indie band in the world"
NPR "…jangly indie-pop, handclap-rich girl-group classics and the lightly rumbling sounds of early surf-rock. At once stylish and timeless…"
MTV "…your new favorite indie rock band from Korea!"
Pitchfork "…its vibrant and catchy instrumentation does so much work, "Old Town" suggests less the ache of being alone in a city than it does the tingly feeling that accompanies a life-changing milestone."
KEXP "…jangle-pop hooks, stunning vocal melodies, and intricate guitarwork that stands up proudly against some of their influences like Yo La Tengo and Pavement…"
Billboard "…with a growing buzz surrounding their jangly single, "Old Town," Korean indie quartet Say Sue Me is on the up-and-up…"
Uproxx "…you don't need to fully grasp the backstory to get sucked into its feverish tempo and go-for-broke delivery, with the band's innate ear for a warm melody striking by the time the chorus kicks in."
Stereogum "The seven-minute slow burn "Coming To The End" evokes late-album indie-rock epics such as Yo La Tengo's "We're An American Band" or Pavement's "Fillmore Jive"…"
The Fader "Really sweet, melodic rock that makes me feel like I'm in high school."
Bandcamp Daily "…an addictive amalgam of sugary indie pop and gritty surf that showcases a finely-tuned sense of melody and technical skill… Nary a song on Say Sue Me isn't a total ear worm."


Red Rum Club / October Drift / BQSL!

Westgarth Social Club

4 PM – 8:30 PM

This is a Sunday Social show. 4pm doors. Show starts 4.15pm.
Ages 14+ show.


6.15pm - 7.15pm - RED RUM CLUB
5.20pm - 5.50pm - OCTOBER DRIFT
4.30pm - 5.00pm - BE QUIET SHOUT LOUD!
4.00pm - DOORS

We are thrilled to be bringing Red Rum Club to Middlesbrough. The fast-rising Liverpool six-piece will arrive back on Teesside following their appearance later this month at Stockton Calling. Joining them as special guests will be TKASG faves, October Drift and local legends Be Quiet. Shout Loud!

Formed in early 2016, Red Rum Club are a sextet from Liverpool, channelling ‘Tarantino-esque’ wild western vibes with the help of a solitary trumpet. Amongst the 80s Liverpool influence they deliver a modern twist of poetic yet catchy lyrics combined with melodies that blend to create the sound that is unmistakably, Red Rum Club.

Since forming, Red Rum Club have toured the UK extensively, booking every show themselves and adopting a strong DIY work ethic which has seen them build up an ever-expanding fanbase- a measure of their popularity is that they recently SOLD OUT the 02 academy main room in Liverpool to 1200 fans! They also played all major spring/summer festivals including Sound-City Isle of Wight, Tramlines, Liverpool International Music Festival, TruckFest & YNOT, plus an international showcase at Zandari Fest in Seoul, South Korea.

Red Rum Club recently topped the industry vote in the prestigious Pirate Prodigies UK best emerging band which is now set to step their profile up notably in the UK and beyond. Very recently, In addition, Red Rum Club signed a record deal with Modern Sky UK and their debut album ‘MATADOR’ has just been released to rave reviews and a number 47 position in the UK Official Album Chart Sales and number 5 in alternative chart.



Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm


Today's Price:
£33 + £2 booking fee

After the sold out success of his 2015 and 2017 tours, Grammy award-winning, international chart-topping, British music legend Leo Sayer is returning to the UK for a short series of concerts and festival appearances. Leo is currently celebrating his recent release The Gold Collection which became his 15th appearance on the UK Top 40 album chart.

Known the world over for his army of hits including Thunder In My Heart, Moonlighting, One Man Band, I Can’t Stop Loving You and the transatlantic number ones, When I Need You and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing,  Leo is very excited to be back in his home country and looking forward to giving his audience another set of high-energy hit-packed shows.

With 16 albums and 26 hit singles to his credit, Leo Sayer is one of the most successful acts the UK has ever produced and after he took the roof off this venue a couple of years ago, we are thrilled and delighted to welcome Leo back to the PAA.

*Please note: This show will take place at Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm*


Jez Lowe


George and Dragon, Norton



£7 on a guest night (£5 members) – ticket only so see website

Acclaimed songwriter Jez , with classics like Greek Lightning and Back in Durham Gaol, continues to produce a steady stream of brilliant new songs.An ambassador for the North East, he is a hugely entertaining performer. This gig will be ticket only:

Thursday 16 May

An Evening With Peter Case & Sid Griffin

Venue: The Courtroom (Mbro Town Hall)
Time: 8pm; doors 7.30pm
Tickets: £12.00 + booking fee

May 2019 sees the dynamic pairing of two Americana legends, Peter Case and Sid Griffin, when they tour the UK.

The Grammy nominated Case first drew notice in rock groups The Nerves and The Plimsouls but since 1986 Case has been a solo singer-songwriter, usually appearing alone, with a dozen solo albums in his catalogue. He has collaborated with a Who’s who of USA notables including T-Bone Burnett, Van Dyke Parks, Roger McGuinn, The Heartbreakers, as well as David Hidalgo of Los Lobos.

British audiences know Sid Griffin from The Long Ryders and his frequent appearances on both BBC radio and TV as a pundit. Griffin has three solo albums out, the last bring The Trick Is To Breathe, an album Uncut magazine named Americana Album of the Month, writing “…it is a high-water mark in a career which has always celebrated traditional Americana music with eloquence and boundless enthusiasm.

They will be at home in the wonderful acoustic’s of Middlesbrough Town Hall Courtroom.



Jack Dobson +Awe Struck

REDCAR: The Halt
Door time: 7:00pm

£13.00 (Behind the bar) + £1.30 Booking fee = £14.30

Indiego Sessions Presents
Nigel Clark singer/songwriter of Dodgy. With 9 UK top 40 hits including - Good Enough, In a Room, Staying out for the Summer and many more

Around a dozen tickets still available so its not too late if you want to join us.

Tickets are priced at £13 and are available from behind the bar or Black SlabRecords

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