[21 Apr 2010 | Comments Off ]
Sigh No More

Ian Church is impressed by Mumford and their assortment of Son’s…

With their infectious ukulele and acoustic guitar driven songs it is no surprise Mumford and Sons have become successful not just in the UK, but across the world. It is for this reason I was drawn towards the Newcastle Students Union to see what all the fuss was about…

[23 Feb 2010 | Comments Off ]

Ian Church checks out Hadouken! live at the Newcastle University union…

‘Get Smash Gate Crash,’ is probably the best known tune from the Leeds based dance-punk band Hadouken. Judging by last night most people were indeed doing just that.
After emerging in the dungeon-like Student’s Union of Newcastle University the black painted…

[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off ]
Muse: Live

For Ian Church , Muse definitely do not dissappoint.
When a band who have been named ‘Best Live Act’ on many occasions decide to tour the UK, there seemed little option but to make the trip southwards to Sheffield Hallam Arena to see if they could live up to the hype.

Upon selling out all of their dates…

[2 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments ]
Never mind the Politics, here’s the Sex Pistols

Luke Turner discusses the Sex Pistols’ impact upon music and politics

The year is 1976. From the stage hall comes the roar of guitars, the crash of drums followed by Johnny Rotten’s snarl as he bawls out “I am an anti-christ, I am an anarchist” to the packed crowd. The crowd in response mosh, a new form of violent dancing invented by the bizarre phenomenon known as punk. A man is left with a bloody nose…

[19 Oct 2009 | Comments Off ]
Editors live..

Ian Church really, really likes Editors.

Editors new album ‘In This Light and On This Evening’ was released only a few days before they played at the 02 Academy in Newcastle, so I was intrigued and eager to see how the audience responded to the new tracks. As a fan of..

[2 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments ]
The Mark Butcher Band

Stevie Martin talks to the ex-England cricketer about his new career path

Mark Butcher, or “Butch” as he is known to his friends, is best known as the ex Surrey and England Test match cricketer, having played in an impressive 71 tests. Upon being forced to retire following a knee injury last month, it seems that Mark Butcher’s future isn’t merely cricket-shaped…

[2 Oct 2009 | Comments Off ]
Need a music fix? Get on the train.

There may be a lack of music in Durham, but there’s always Newcastle. Ian Church looks at the music scene in Geordie Central.

The music scene here in Durham is often criticised for its predictability and lack of choice. Many articles across the city have been written about the small number of clubs in Durham, and the type of students who invariably frequent these clubs.

Despite the lack of live music

[20 Sep 2009 | 3 Comments ]
The Day The Music Died

Calum Adair mourns the flailing Durham music scene.

I was dancing (badly) during one of these ‘crazy’ ‘silent disco’s’ with the Killers blasting in my ears and busting some terrible moves to one of the songs from their disappointing new album in a slightly…

[2 Sep 2009 | Comments Off ]

Ian Church reviews the 360˚ tour

[30 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments ]
‘Peter’ Doherty sets about rocking Leeds Academy

Nico Franks checks out the new ‘Peter’ Doherty on stage in Leeds

[11 Mar 2009 | Comments Off ]
Snow Patrol – Metro Arena Gig Review

Ian Church rocks out with one of the nation’s favourite bands…

[4 Mar 2009 | Comments Off ]
Small Screen Light Show – LIVE in Studio !

Come check out this awesome band, this Friday 6th March @ Studio.  See:

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Georgina Skuse takes her monkey and miniature cymbal along to Newcastle for an electro pop feast…

[10 Feb 2008 | Comments Off ]

Ben Robson enjoys a boogie, bounce and brew with Mr. Scruff and his potato style friends…