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  • SilenThieves band1 - Silent Thieves join Marco Mendoza tour Silent Thieves join Marco Mendoza tour

    We’re pleased to announce that Silent Thieves are the first confirmed touring band to join the Marco Mendoza tour.

    The tour hits Newcastle on February 11th at Think Tank Underground (The Head of Steam) tickets are already flying out – you can secure yours from this link here

    More info on Silent Thieves below

    SILENT THIEVES are three musicians that have spent many years forging their own paths in the music scene and
    have found their way to the same point to form an entity that they can release their own kind of music onto the world.
    The three members started writing, rehearsing and recording in the Spring of 2015. The end result would be
    ‘Silent Thieves’.
    Andy Murray heavily influenced by the first band he saw live, Thin Lizzy, played in various heavy rock acts from youth
    including an outfit poised to sign for a big future including drummer Adam Parsons (who ironically now manages the
    ‘new’ Thin Lizzy, ‘Black Star Riders’), until circumstances took a different turn. He then found himself touring Europe
    and Canada for the next few years as lead guitarist for celebrated Scottish Celtic Rock band ‘Wolfstone’.
    Since then he has established himself as a writer and session player for various artists, working with acts like
    Coast and Smokie among many others.
    Dave McIntosh was crowned ‘World Champion’ drummer in his once alternative guise as a pipe band drummer many
    moons ago, at a time that would see him travel to places like New York and Europe. In his other role, he was the solid
    beat behind Scottish rock band The Kut for nearly 25 years that would see him support many legendary acts as well as
    playing the famous Marquee Club in London twice.
    Mark Allison started in garage bands in his teens playing guitar and bass in whichever guise was needed. In his
    twenties a host of his bands supported well know acts like Big Country and The Quireboys before he decided to go in to
    a forced early retirement from music. Nearly 12 years later after suppressing the urge to fulfil his teenage dreams he
    entered the musical path once more supporting artists like Nik Kershaw and finding recognition as a songwriter. read more


  • Marco pic2 - New show : Marco Mendoza New show : Marco Mendoza

    marcoalldatesMARCO MENDOZA TO RETURN IN FEBRUARY

    With the sweat still fresh on his bass guitar after the most successful run of sold-out dates yet for The Dead Daisies, Marco Mendoza will return to the UK for an eight date tour stretching from Aberdeen to Southampton.

    The multi-talented musician who has played with a list of some of the biggest names in rock music including Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Neal Schon of Journey and Ted Nugent to name a few, brings his eclectic show back to these shores.

    With a background that bridges the gap between contemporary music in rock and pop, along with jazz, fusion and soul, Marco has a tonal quality to his voice, not unlike some of the greatest jazz and blues singers of the past that can easily memorise a crowd. read more


  • NEWCASTLE final ad copy - Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses returns for 2017 Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses returns for 2017

    newcastle-final-ad-copyAfter a very successful debut year in Newcastle, we’re thrilled to announce we will be running the Newcastle leg of the Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses competition.

    The winners receive a slot on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock.  There’s no national finals to navigate, one band from the region will get a slot.

    For 2016, the winners were The Souls of Jack Ketch, who woo’d crowds with their technical death metal.

    However, in the final, Dirty King also impressed Bloodstock booker Simon Hall and so they received a slot on the Jagermeister stage. read more


  • Tragedy UK tour 2017 local - Tragedy : March 2017 Return Tragedy : March 2017 Return

    Be afraid, be very afraid – assume the position, your fun overload for 2017 is confirmed!

    Tragedy – the band that was born out of the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal are back!
    Hitting up Think Tank on March 1st, 2017, they provide the most fun you can have with, or without, your clothes on.

    If you’ve been under a rock and missed their amazingness – they were originally a heavy metal tribute to the Bee Gees but have grown into something much much more, a bigger beast and the ultimate disco-metal party band. read more


  • cureheads - Cureheads - November tour Cureheads – November tour

    The Cureheads , the longest-running and most well established tribute to The Cure, will be touring this November.

    After an amazing show in 2015, we’re pleased to announce they will be returning to Newcastle, playing at Think Tank on November 25th.

    The band plays a long set containing many classics and a few tracks for the real hardened Cure fan and are well received for both their presence, professionalism and sound.

    Tickets are on sale now – click here – to buy online or alternatively purchase from Beatdown or RPM. read more


  • album cover - Tour for 25th Anniversary of Love/Hate 'Wasted in America' Tour for 25th Anniversary of Love/Hate ‘Wasted in America’

    jizzy17The year was 1992—not so long ago? Actually it was 25 years ago, before kids and car payments, before growing up, it was still long hair and staying up all night listening to your favourite music and not having to pay for it the next morning.

    Then there was the rock band, Love/Hate. Out and about with Ozzy Osbourne on their No More Tears European tour. Somewhere in the middle of the mayhem an early morning knock came on the tour bus door. Always the first one up Jizzy Pearl opened the door a crack and peered out—“Congratulations…” said an Ozzy roadie– “Your new record just broke the Top 20!” That record was WASTED IN AMERICA, second in line and coming fast on the heels of their successful first record BLACKOUT IN THE RED ROOM. read more


  • combichristmylifemyrulesbanner - New Videos from Combichrist and Rabia Sorda New Videos from Combichrist and Rabia Sorda

    The Combichrist / Filter / Rabia Sorda tour hits Newcastle this Wednesday, June 29th at the RiversideIn the past week, both Combichrist and Rabia Sorda have released new videos.   Combi for ‘My Life, My Rules’ and Rabia for ‘King of the Wasteland’[youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tEUP7vDMbo’]

    It’s gonna be a fun packed night on Wednesday – tickets doing fairly well and still some left – www.seetickets.com has e-tickets – Beatdown and RPM also have some physicals and of course you can pay on the door on the night (7pm doors, first band likely 7.15pm) read more


  • richie green pic hi res - Richie Ramone returns Richie Ramone returns

    Richie Ramone Dec 2016 Tour PosterAfter an amazing show back in February, Richie Ramone returns to Newcastle this December in support of new album Cellophane.

    The show takes part in Think Tank on December 6th, tickets on sale now from www.seetickets.com

    The legendary Ramones drummer will be playing a long set (90 minutes!) with a mix of solo material and Ramones classics which he wrote or played on.

    Support comes, once again, from Leeds post-punk outfit Klammer.

    Fans should expect a high energy and fun show from a true modern icon. read more


  • rustedhero - Rusted Hero headline special show with Snake Plissken and Siege UK Rusted Hero headline special show with Snake Plissken and Siege UK

    Last August, Rusted Hero went on a run of gigs in Germany with the fantastic Snake Plissken

    Well. Now they’re returning the favour and bringing them over to the UK.

    The bands will also be joined with great friends The Siege

    A real good night of rock n roll in the heart of Ouseburn with advance tickets just £5 >> Grab Tickets here << or over the bar in The Cluny

    Check out Rusted Hero >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NArn4Hil74c
    Check out Snake Plissken >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxcL96g6Yfs read more


  • bloodstockfinal - This Friday - Bloodstock M2TM Final This Friday – Bloodstock M2TM Final

    This Friday…. June 17th… at The Cluny

    Just £5 entry

    25 bands started… we’re down to 5

    1 of which will be playing Bloodstock in August.

    But which one?

    The 5 finalists are….

    Hellion Rising
    Arcite
    Dirty King
    Souls of Jack Ketch
    I’ll play the Villain

    It’s undoubtedly going to be close – very close!

    The final is at The Cluny on June 17th. It is just £5 entry to see 5 amazing bands – a night of sure fire entertainment and of course being able to see which band will be representing the region at Bloodstock in August. read more