Featured Gigs

The Jesus and Mary chain – 24/09/17 – The Empire, Middlesbrough

After playing an illuminating show at Riverside, Newcastle earlier this year, The Jesus And Mary Chain return to the North East. This time playing The Empire in Middlesborough the Creation Records band who formed in 1984 will bring with them over 30 years of musical excellence.

After reforming in 2007, the band went on to release their first new material since 1998’s ‘Munki’ in 2017 with ‘Damage and Joy’. With it’s release came an extensive tour which takes the band back to the North of England once more this September. ‘Damage and Joy’ was released in March and marked the bands first collaboration with producer Youth.

Along with new material The Jesus And Mary Chain bring with them hits from their breakthrough debut album ‘Psychocandy’ like stand out track ‘Just Like Honey’ along with many other favourites from their back catalogue.



Neck Deep head out on their 9 date ‘The Peace And The Panic’ Tour in October hitting up 02 Academy, Newcastle along the way.

The Wrexham band have dubbed their tour ‘The Peace And The Panic’ in honour of their third album of the same name. Album number three was released in January of 2017 and contains the usual dose of spiky hooks and incisive world view.

Speaking about the album vocalist Ben Barlow has said, “We’ve matured a bit now and want to talk about some real issues”.  Dealing with the highs and lows of recent months, the political edge of ‘The Peace And The Panic’ draws inspiration from issues like Brexit and faith in Jeremy Corbyn.




Growing from strength to strength on the UK indie scene are the four lads, Oscar, Hayden, Ally and Dom, of Sundara Karma. Returning to play Northumbria Institute once more the band are sure to have the place packed to the rafters with their loyal fanbase.

The band is no stranger to the North East, they played alongside Jake Bugg at this years Live From Times Square and have walked the stage in almost all of Newcastle’s venues at this point.

Their debut album ‘Youth Is Only Fun In Retrospect’ was released earlier this year peaking at number 24 in the UK charts. The band have since set out on a number of high profile support slots with Two Door Cinema Club and Bastille, as well as performing at SXSW in Texas.



Norfolk rockers Deaf Havana head out on the road on a mammoth UK tour which stops off at Newcastle’s Northumbria Institute.

After releasing their forth studio album ‘All These Countless Nights’ in January 2017, the band had spoken about wanting to reach another level with their work. Succeeding in that, the album was a career best for the band; reaching UK Albums Chart top chart position, followed by a sell-out UK headline tour. ‘All These Countless Nights’ is a testament to the quality of the quintet’s efforts and a reward for the testing periods that helped shape its narrative.

The four piece hit the road once more this year and it’s bound to be more explosive than ever from a band who continue to rise.



Forming in 1999, US sludge-rock outfit Mastodon head to Northumbria Institute on 6th December.

The band are fresh from the release of their  latest opus, Emperor Of Sand, to mass critical acclaim in March 2017.  Over the course of Mastodon’s career, the band members have fearlessly continued to push themselves towards greater creative heights on their recorded output. Each studio album has united an ever-expanding worldwide legion of fans who have come to expect the unexpected twists and turns that have elevated Mastodon to become one of the most respected and influential creative forces in rock music.

Mastodon are also due to release a new EP featuring four previously unreleased tracks via Reprise Records. Cold Dark Place will be released digitally and on CD on September 22, followed by the release of a limited-edition 10” vinyl picture disc on October 27.

Catch Mastodon’s wealth of new material live at Northumbria institute on 6th December 2017.


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