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Old Romantics

The Old Romantic Killer Band comprises of two people. Singer Harry Johns harbours a healthy obsession with the American delta blues and British revivalist folk records, drummer Greg Holland relies on a heavy dose of 80s Hardcore and heavy metal for his drumming inspiration. The mergence of such a diverse collection tastes creates the unique sound of The Old Romantic Killer Band, a catchy yet ....


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Get A Load Of The Gares

  Dirty blues band The Gares play in Middlesbrough for the first time in 2009, with alternative rock duo LakesOnFire.   The Gares have been busy this week also putting in an appearance on Bob Fischer's show on BBC Radio Tees this Monday (23rd March). Lee, Matt and Rob from the band popped in to play a couple of tunes and talk drivel armed with their acoustics and ....


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Solid Gold Kloot

The Kids Are Solid Gold is proud to present a little article taking the inside track all about their next two shows.   This Saturday's show features the welcome return of one of Britain's most gifted songwriters, I Am Kloot front man, John Bramwell. Kloot are currently in the studio recording their new album with Mercury Music Prize winner, Guy Garvey at the controls and John's show in ....


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Beatnicks, Wolves And Karaoke - Tonight

  Jon Jones & The Beatniks Movement headline tonight at Uncle Alberts when the Wolves will be at the door. So someone let them in as they are the support band, Russell and the Wolves.   Uncle Alberts, formerly Whickers World is the venue and as usual the gig is totally free. Which is a very encouraging habit don’t you reckon?   Opens 9:00The Stonefly Nymph onstage- ....


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Return Of Dartz

Dartz return this Saturday and it is free.   DARTZ! + GULLICHSAT 21st MARCH / UNCLE ALBERTS / MIDDLESBROUGHDoors 8:30pm / 18+ / £FREE Dealing in equal parts visceral punk, splintering math rock and kinetic pop, Middlesbrough's very own DARTZ! certainly make for an intriguing listen. It's not often that words like "discordant" and "melodic" are thrown about in the same sentence, ....


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Shark Attack In Middlesbrough

Described as an incredible band by Radio One's Huw Stephens explosive American rockers We Versus The Shark aim to take Middlesbrough by storm next week. WE VERSUS THE SHARK + PULLED APART BY HORSES + VIASENDER + HELIOS TUE 24th MARCH / UNCLE ALBERTS / MIDDLESBROUGH Doors 8pm / 18+ / £5   Our friends at Milk Teeth know how to throw parties – and they’re not bad at ....


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Equinox Rox!

Saltburn musicians rally together for breast cancer charity   More than a dozen Saltburn musicians and artists have rallied together with local businesses to organise a special benefit gig in aid of a national breast cancer charity later this month.   Equinox Rox takes place at Saltburn’s Spa Hotel on Saturday 21 March (the Spring equinox), with a line-up including didgeridoo ....


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4 Mile Drive Bid For National Talent Win

Local talent shines in the UK’s biggest live talent contest in a bid to be signed.   It's a big weekend for 4 Mile Drive from Teesside as they go head to head to compete for a place in a regional battle of the bands final.   Teesside punk pop combo 4 Mile Drive has been given the big thumbs up by judges at the Live and Unsigned auditions. Along with the other most impressive ....


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Local Musicians Hit The Right Note For Cancer Charities

  Music lovers will be able to compare and contrast local talent from Wearside and Tyneside at two charity concerts being held this month (March) in Sunderland and Newcastle.   The two concerts are being staged to raise money for North East cancer charities and will feature up and coming local bands as well as established acts like Sunderland’s Futureheads.   The brainchild ....


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Wildcats And Beer Pigs St Pat's Party

Two of the North-East’s most popular bands are playing together for the first time at what could be one of the most special St Patrick Party’s ever seen on Teesside.   The Wildcats of Kilkenny and The Beer Pigs are joining forces at what looks set to be a packed Middlesbrough Town Hall on Saturday 14 March.   An incredible line-up also includes stunning Irish ....


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Fight Like Apes On Saturday Night

  Uncle Albert's Saturday Social Club proudly brings you Radio 1's favourite Dubliners FIGHT LIKE APES. Influenced by an A to Z of independent music's elite (think Pavement, Mclusky, Patti Smith, Built To Spill, My Bloody Valentine, Devo, Sonic Youth and Talking Heads...), Fight Like Apes spent 2008 playing at festivals such as T in The Park, SXSW in Texas and Glastonbury and have since ....


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Horse Feathers Pick Of The Week

Friday's Horse Feathers gig at the Westgarth Social Club has been named as 'pick of the week' in the Guardian Guide. That’s the second time in a row promoters The Kids Are Solid Gold have been given this accolade for their shows at the Westgarth on Southfield Road, Middlesbrough..   Horse Feathers are over from Portland, Oregon USA to play their folk/indie. Gentle songs that build ....


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Horace Andy World Fest

WorldFest 09   Great news! Tees Valley Arts is delighted to give lovers of live music early notice that we have booked legends of reggae Horace Andy with Dub Asante and Aswad for WorldFest 09 Gala Night on Saturday 23 May at Middlesbrough Town Hall.   Horace Andy is undeniably one of Jamaica's most outstanding vocalists. As a roots reggae songwriter and singer, he is known for his ....


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Little Boots Heading Our Way

Independent promotions company Ten Feet Tall are proud to announce that THE most hotly tipped act for 2009 will be coming to the North East this month to play live at Club Sumo at The Cornerhouse in Middlesbrough. Little Boots has picked up a plethora of plaudits already this year and recently topped the BBC's Sound of 2009 list, which aims to highlight the best new music talent for the New ....


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Coming Soon At The Ku Bar

@ KU BAR - FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27TH Feat   WHITE LIGHT PARADE   Ku Bar faves make a mighty return with songs charting into the Official UK indie charts at number 17 and number 6, A song featured on this years biggest selling game Grand Theft Auto 4 and a string of supports under their belts including, The Subways, The Jam, Supergrass and many more WLP* are tipped for big things. ....


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Woodpigeon Not Stoolpigeon

Canadian 8-piece alternative folk band Woodpigeon will be performing in Middlesbrough on Saturday 21st February.   The band, who have just signed a new record deal with End Of The Road Records, will be performing live at the Westgrath Social Club on Southfield Road at 7.30pm. There will also be support from Brighton based band The Miserable Rich and from Ryan Spendlove (formerly from The ....


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Gulls And Gore - Valentines Corpse

Well, what a past couple of weeks it's been eh? A nation engulfed by this terrifying, all-conquering precipitation we know as snow, all these softy southerners blindly panicking as they run out of salt etc. etc. and the majority of people, apart from the kids of course, being pretty damn miserable and fed up with it all.   The poor gulls have been suffering the consequences of it too, as ....


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Anti-flag To Play At Middlesbrough Empire

US politico-punk icons Anti-Flag, who are performing at the Middlesbrough Empire in March, have announced there will be a gift at the concert.   When the band plays their gig on 3 March, the crowd will be able to get their hands on a free limited edition 7" vinyl featuring the track "I'm so sick of you". The 7" vinyl also features a single of the band Rise Against, who are touring ....


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Live-lit Spoken Word And Music Cabaret At University

A live literature session is being held at the University of Teesside.   Presented by Tom Kelly, Jo Colley and the Monkfish Wordtank Collective, the performance will feature of spoken word acts and comedy.   There will also be appearances from the Live-Lit cabaret team, featuring live music from singer-songwriter Andy Broderick and local band Shoebox, and also guest MC’s Bob ....


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What, No Lemons?

The Lovely Eggs / Two Minute Noodles / Mathematical Love Quest Alexandra Vaults, Saltburn 30.01.2009A veritable tsunami of 'twee' raced through the north sea and crashed full pelt into the quaint Victorian seaside resort of Saltburn last Friday, causing mass carnage and outbreaks of cute lyrics, squeaky vocals and vintage cardigans and plimsolls at the Alexandra Vaults. Despite this, the first ....


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The Chapman Family Perform For Oxfam

Hotly tipped Teesside band The Chapman Family host two gigs in support of Oxfam next weekend.   Recently named as one of the NME’s 10 bands to hear in 2009, The Chapman Family play the Tap and Spile, Darlington on Friday 13th February and the Ku Bar, Stockton on Saturday 14th February.   The gigs, along with two others in Sunderland and Newcastle, are part of the nationwide ....


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Solid Gold Going Into Orbit

  The Kids Are Solid Gold have teamed up with Cosmos to bring you a whole batch of excellent shows. Andy Carr is falling over himself with excitement about the first of these events. He tells me that he has a very good feeling about Mumford and Sons – in the way he had a very good feeling before putting Glasvegas on at The Knights. And in the most intimate of settings, upstairs at ....


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Cracktown Stockton

It is not often that DIY gigs are being organised recently, but one is booked for the back room of the Sun Inn in Stockton that promises to be a little bit special.     On Thursday the 22nd of January a night of acoustic entertainment billed as Stockton’s first (and probably last!) anti anti folk evening has been arranged, the entry fee of £2 promises to be a bargain for ....


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Teddy Thompson In Town

TEDDY THOMPSON + TIFT MERRITT MON 26 JAN / THE ARC / STOCKTON 14+ AGES / 8pm / £11     Teddy Thompson is the son of legendary UK folk stars Richard and Linda Thompson, and although there’s no denying the echoes of his father’s droll delivery and quirky time-signatures, long-time collaborator Rufus Wainwright and melodic-pop legends Crowded House are equally good ....


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Paul Liddell Is Loosely Acoustic

A special night to launch Loosely Acoustic’s very own album celebrating its first successful year. The CD will be available to buy on the night. Tonight’s gig sees the return of the award winning Paul Liddell. Paul is an accomplished singer/songwriter who gigs all over the country and recently supported Beth Rawley. He went down a ‘bomb’ last time he played Loosely ....


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