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Coronavirus: Closed

20 March, 2020 | Music News

Closure of all UK Pubs & Clubs from midnight 20th March 2020 so all gigs cancelled for the foreseeable future. “¡Dios mío!”

One Year On

10 January, 2017 | Music News

David Bowie 8th January 1947 – 10th January 2016. artwork by lenny

Day Of The Doors

4 January, 2017 | Music News

50 years to the day of the release of their debut album, January 4 will be proclaimed “Day Of The Doors” in the city of Los Angeles. The proclamation will be made by Los Angeles City Council member Mike Bonin during a public event at the intersection of Pacific and Windward Avenues, the location of […]

Everybody Knows Me Now

10 January, 2016 | Music News

David Bowie 8th January 1947 – 10th January 2016. There’s many of us out there who are gutted and deeply saddened by this news and countless tributes have been paid from all around the world. Thanks to North East publication ‘NE Love Magazine’ for highlighting this particular quote. “If you’re sad today just remember the […]

The Image Of The Poet’s In The Breeze

27 October, 2013 | Music News

Lou Reed 2nd March 1942 – 27th October 2013.

Ray Manzarek 1939-2013

21 May, 2013 | Music News

Ray Manzarek, a founding member and keyboardist of The Doors, died yesterday, Monday 20th May 2013, at a medical clinic in Germany. He formed the band with Jim Morrison in 1965 after a chance meeting in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

Birthday Double For The Kings Of Oblivion

8 January, 2013 | Music News

Live Music Red Tape Lifted For Small Venues

1 October, 2012 | Music News

From today, Monday 1st October, the Live Music Act 2012 (LMA) comes into effect. At a stroke it will create tens of thousands of potential new live music venues in England and Wales. The LMA amends the Licensing Act 2003, introducing an exemption from entertainment licensing for performances of live music between 8am and 11pm. […]

Fundraiser & Acoustic Buskers Night

2 May, 2012 | Music News

Tubesnake are now on a month-long break from gigs, our next one being at The Angel in Durham on Saturday 2nd June. This post is a plug for an event taking place at my local this Sunday. The Lambton Hounds, Pity Me, Sunday 6th May. This day-long event is a charity fundraiser for St. Cuthbert’s […]

Not Just Another Drop In The Ocean

14 December, 2009 | Music News

Echo & The Bunnymen. O2 Academy, Newcastle, Monday 14th December 2009. A very atmospheric delivery from Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant and Co. Billowing smoke with lights often directed at the audience, rather than the players, kept the Bunnymen shrouded in a mystical haze which gave the gig a dream-like quality while generating a tremendous atmosphere […]

The Pleasure Principle

28 November, 2009 | Music News

The Campus Academy, Sunderland, Saturday 28th November 2009. After first seeing Numan in 2008 at The Academy in Newcastle, touring his second album Replicas, I just had to catch this tour which paraded his third album The Pleasure Principle, also from 1979. This album, which was released under his own name rather than Tubeway Army, […]

This Is The Land Where The Pharaoh Died

27 September, 2009 | Music News

The rumours were rife about the possible closure of The Egypt Cottage in Newcastle-upon-Tyne but we all hoped it wouldn’t happen. The three gigs we did there in January, April and July 2009 were all excellent and we loved this intimate, unique venue. Another one bites the dust! Last orders at legendary Egypt Cottage pub […]

“Take It, Hugh!”

5 March, 2009 | Music News

The Gala Theatre, Durham, Thursday 5th March 2009. The voice of The Stranglers, Hugh Cornwell, was out touring with his new band and a new album titled Hooverdam. I love most of The Stranglers back catalogue but ain’t seen them live in any shape or form since 1985 so I was keen to see what […]

Muchachas De La Moto 1977

18 May, 2008 | Music News

Took the bike out today and called in on a great Sunday afternoon gig by 1977 at The Clarendon in Sunderland. Bill da bass was in full comedic mode between songs while being typically chastised by Cass (drums) and Jax (guitar/vocals). The lads delivered the punk/new wave goods yet again with their never-tiring passion, reminding […]

Velvet Revolver Newcastle

19 March, 2008 | Music News

Wednesday 19th March 2008. In the afternoon, bassist Duff held a signing session at GuitarGuitar prior to an awesome gig at The Carling Academy. Having spent the last two years blasting STP and VR it was kinda surreal to see them walk on stage. Scott emerged sporting beard and shades and coated and scarfed up […]

Are ‘Friends’ Electric?

7 March, 2008 | Music News

The Carling Academy, Newcastle, Friday 7th March 2008. “Now the light fades out and I wonder what I’m doing in a room like this”. Fantastic gig! First time for me as a Numanoid. Have plenty of his early stuff but never got round to seeing him. Great light show and when was the last time […]