There’s always something going on in the North East’s vibrant music scene, and if you don’t believe us, this post is here to prove you wrong. Each week we’ll be brining you our highlights and tips for the hottest gigs and shows in the North East. Here is Ride Music’s Weekly Gig Guide…
01/02/18 – Thursday
Mogwai at Northumbria Institue
Legendary Scottish post-rockers Mogwai bring their own brand of experimental rock to Northumbria University this Thursday – less lyrics and more sonically breath-taking soundscapes are the order of the day for these veterans.
03/02/18 – Saturday
HAUS at Jumpin’ Jacks
North London five-piece HAUS find themselves above Newcastle’s favourite indie bar, The Dog & Parrot, for what promises to be an intimate and exciting gig. HAUS seamlessly blend elements of rock, hip-hop and electronic music, creating a fresh, uplifting sound.
SoundWaves Music Competition at O2 Academy Newcastle
For those looking to find something new this Saturday, the SoundWaves Music Competition may be just what you’re looking for. The largest unsigned music showcase in the UK, SoundWaves will feature some of the best unsigned musicians that the North East has to offer, across ALL genres – how can you not get excited about that?
04/02/18 – Sunday
Baby Strange at Jumpin’ Jacks (FEATURED ARTIST)
Glasgow punk-rock three-piece Baby Strange come to Jumpin’ Jacks this Sunday for what’s basically going to be a riot…with some live musical accompaniment. In a recent interview with Gigs North East, frontman Johnny Madden said this of Newcastle: “We love Newcastle, we thought we would play some small venues that we’ve enjoyed in the past before – and Jumpin’ Jacks was one of them – last time the gig got stopped about three times because the floor almost collapsed – so I’m not sure how it’s going to go this time…maybe they’ve got in a new floor.”