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Be Collective With Shrug Tonight

Tonight, upstairs at the Tavern Shrug turn back the clock with a Middlesbrough music Collective revival night playing with Pellethead, Anchor Fast Anchor and Milkbones. It is only a QUID in. Again for old times sake.   The reason we are putting this together is in celebration of a recently released book and CD called Death To Trad Rock. These compilations by John Robb chart the band scene ....

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Have Yourself A Georgian Christmas

The Georgian Theatre at Stockton is a bit magical anytime of the year but the ancient building seems to positively ooze atmosphere and wine at Christmas time. They have two great shows for us this weekend.   Friday 18th December Loosely Acoustic - The Ryots + Wheretoland + Colin Holt + The Mystery Santas Doors 8pm, £3.50adv / £5 door We’re planning a RYOT of a Xmas ....

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Wildcats Stockton Sing-a-long

Free gig for the whole community   Huge local favourites The Wildcats of Kilkenny have teamed up with a unique 50-strong community choir for a special FREE open-air Christmas gig for all the family in Stockton this Sunday (December 20).   The band, who once played to 100,000 people in Beijing for Chinese New Year in 2003, are playing at the Stockton Sing-a-long on the last day of ....

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Death To Trad Rock

And now for some nostalgia. We are going back to the mid 1980s. It is the political battleground, divide and rule of the Thatcher years. Punk has gone and the charts are full of instantly forgettable boring, bland pop music. But dig a little deeper and there is an underground movement afoot. A cut’n’paste, home made, cottage industry, telephone driven network of DIY bands, fanzines ....

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John & Edward To Go Ape In Boro

X-Factor sensations come to Boro! John & Edward set to go Ape at Over-18 club show in January   Millions of X-Factor fans might be suffering withdrawal pangs after the 2009 series ends with this weekend’s grand final - but the good news for the people of Teesside is that pop sensations John & Edward are coming to Middlesbrough early next year!    The ....

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The Luke Leighfield Band + The Phil Saunders Band

  Fresh from supporting the likes of Angus and Julia Stone, Frank Turner, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Johnny Borrell (Razorlight), Kate Nash, Luke Pickett, Scouting For Girls, Tellison, Walter Schreifels and many more, piano-pop troubadour LUKE LEIGHFIELD returns to Middlesbrough this Saturday.   Saturday 12th December 2009 Uncle Alberts in Middlesbrough 8:30pm // £FREE! // ....

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Have A Dirty Weekend In Boro

  There is a brilliant big Saturday night out in the offing at Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt and it is totally free. The mighty Dirty Weekend are playing with the Pretty Hickeys and introducing a new band with real pedigree, Mammal Club.   What a line-up in an excellent venue and all for FREE!   Organised by SPEAR a partnership of Generator, the Working Neighbourhood Fund and ....

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Wildcats Set For Bumper Christmas

Fiddle Frenzy let loose for Town Hall Christmas special                     Tickets are already flying for what looks set to be a bumper Christmas gig by huge local favourites The Wildcats of Kilkenny plus special guests Ska-Boom at Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt on Friday 11 December.   The ....

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Pellethead Do It Live

One of Teesside’s longest-standing and best bands has been given a fantastic opportunity to record live at The Georgian Theatre next month. Pellethead’s gig will be the 4th live recording by Teesside’s own record company TLR for a very special, soon to be released live CD, following on from other local heroes Dirty Weekend, Idiot Savant and Our Secret Sins.   TLR Live ....

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Graeme Park Is In The House

  House music legend Graeme Park is back on the decks at Inside Out Darlington, this Friday – 27th November.   Graeme Park: 15 years on the radio, 25 years on the decks.   The story of DJ Graeme Park really mirrors the story of the evolution of dance music and club culture itself.  Graeme found himself working in a Nottingham record shop called Select-A-Disc in the ....

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Ginog's County Return

  We were lucky to host the first ever GINOG'S COUNTY gig a few months back and do you know what? They were absolutely brilliant, so we invited them back. Formed from the ashes of the much missed Danny Kebabs, Ginog's County take influences such as The Doors, The Stone Roses and Jamie T to produce a wonderful sound that is very much from Middlesbrough and very much their ....

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Ash Will Turn Us Inside Out

      Amplified are delighted to welcome the mighty Ash to Darlington to headline our Christmas Spectacular. The band will be flying in from New York City for what is to be their only North East show!   Amplified Christmas Spectacular FRIDAY 18TH DECEMBER Inside Out, Beaumont Street, Darlington.   With eight million records sold worldwide, including 2 number 1 ....

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Drever Mccusker Woomble Nearly Sold Out

  Don’t delay if you are thinking of going to see DREVER McCUSKER WOOMBLE as there are just a measly 40 Tickets left across all outlets. The show by the Idlewild singe is obviously going to sell out so make sure you are quick off the mark.   The Kids Are Solid Gold have been in touch with some info about this gig and forthcoming shows. So over to them.   We felt it was ....

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The Purnells

Tomorrow’s Riverside Rocks band will be The Purnells. Does the name sound slightly familiar?   Well, yes that’s right we previewed their gig the other week when they were due to play before the infamous Derby County game. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond the bands control (i.e. someone ripped the new stage cover) the gig had to be pulled at the last minute. ....

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Jane And Jenny Gardner Film Score Spectacular

This Sunday - November 22nd, the good people at the Waiting Room have an exclusive one-time event as Pianist and Philharmonic Composer Jane Gardner, together with her sister and much sought Celtic Folk fiddle player Jenny Gardner - arrive from Edinburgh to play a one-time improvised film score as we show From 7.30pm, cover charge £7.50 Waiting Room restaurant, Station Road, Eaglescliffe. ....

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Spear: November Events

  Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt   Calling all bands and anyone looking at stepping out into the music biz. This free talk could bring you invaluable guidance and advice. Three experienced artist managers will speak about their roles and how they have guided their artists’ careers.   Then on Friday a free gig featuring three up and coming bands from the area. And ....

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Damned Damned Darlo

They released the first ever UK punk record, they were the punk darlings of the Legendary Middlesbrough Rock Garden. My favourite punk band without any doubt. Ladies and gentleman The Damned are coming to Darlo. Beware!   THE DAMNED WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER Inside Out, Beaumont Street, Darlington, DL1 5SX   Doors 8pm | £10 advance  | £12 on the ....

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Young Republic Return

I will hand you over to our friends from The Kids Are Solid Gold to tell you about a fantastic night ahead at the Westgarth on Friday. here goes...   A NIGHT OF OUTSTANDING MUSIC BY ESSENTIAL EMERGING ACTSNOT TO BE MISSED!!!THE YOUNG REPUBLIC No introductions necessary here. We've joined up with our friends at End Of The Road, those lovely people behind the festival and record label of ....

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Come On Down To Peel Day Tomorrow

  I am proud to be headlining the John Peel day tomorrow night at Stockton’s Georgian Theatre as singer in Shrug. We headlined the very first Peel day, held on the first anniversary of the great man’s death and I still remember it as a wonderful experience. You feel humbled to be asked to play in tribute to someone that was an influence on so many generations of music players ....

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Brilliant Free Gig Tonight

    The first SPEAR:LIVE gig is this Friday at Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt. Organised by Generator as a showcase for north east talent the first gig event pitches in three superb life acts into an excellent venue, Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt. And it is all FREE.   Our Secret Sins – Keyboard player HelmutSchmutz is often to be found posting on our message ....

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Waiting On Emily

    Emily Barker and The Red Halo plays the Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe this Sunday in what promises to be a special (mouth watering) gig. Just look at the glowing reviews at the bottom of this article.  Support is from Virginia MacNaugthon   Hailing from a rural backwater in the remote south west of Western Australia, Emily Barker sings a beautiful tapestry of ....

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  Are you in a band or do a music performer. Do you want to know how to get noticed? Get yourself down to Generator's SPEAR: events start next week at Middlesbrough Town Hall.   On Thursday 22nd, James Endeacott (1965 Records), Ollie Jacob (Memphis Industries) and Matthew Rumbold (A&R consultant, formerly EMI) are coming up to talk about A&R and how to get your band ....

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Uncle Alberts 1st Birthday

  We can hardly believe it. Uncle Alberts is one year old! Crikey. To celebrate, Uncle Albert’s Saturday Social Club has invited two of the finest bands to have graced the Alberts stage – THE BRUTE CHORUS and YOUVES - back to have a bit of a party. They’ll be joined in this unbelievable triple-co-headline bonanza by SHAPES.   Uncle Albert's 1st Birthday Halloween ....

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Stornoway Will Storm The Boro

  Another cracking show promised this Friday at the Westgarth when Guardian favourites Stornoway storm into town. TKASG join forces with Cosmos to bring this show, what do they sound like? Something like James crossed with Belle meets Sebastian.   Stornoway are a 5-piece band from Oxford who write melodic folk-tinged pop, none of whom are actually from the tiny burgh on the Isle of ....

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Idiot Savant Record Live Tonight

Join Idiot Savant tonight as they record a live album at the Georgian Theatre, Stockton. It’s free.   Pop music to think to. T-T-Teessiders Idiot Savant dig deep into the past to unearth lyrical gems about what came before William the Conqueror and what did Marco Polo’s wife think of him continually gallivanting to the Levant?   The music is dark and brooding, then ....

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