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3. April 2018

They may come from High Wycombe rather than Detroit but Thee Hypnotics returned to action in only their second performance in 20 years and blasted their way through a scintillating body slam of high octane, Psychedelic fuelled Garage Rock`n`Roll that came straight from the bowels of Americas Motor ...READ MORE


2. April 2018

With five EP`s under their belts and their debut album due out later this year, UK five piece, The Fallen State, have more than enough decent songs to cram into their set in their first ever appearance in Newcastle. Fronted by the charismatic Ben Stenning their powerful music, heavy on riffs but ...READ MORE


26. March 2018

Until recently Steven Wilson has been music`s little secret. Hidden from the mainstream media to all but his fiercely loyal fans, despite an astonishing body of work across a myriad of genres from the modern atmospheric Rock of Porcupine Tree, the Pop melodies of Blackfield, the Ambient tones of ...READ MORE


25. March 2018

There`s always something of a buzz around an album launch party.  Whether it`s the sense of excitement that this album could be “the one” or just that feeling of relief that all of the hard work in creating the music is finally over and now people can get to hear the finished product.  ...READ MORE

STEVEN WILSON On Being Kept Off The No.1 Spot By Elvis.

21. March 2018

Porcupine Tree main man, Steven Wilson, is riding the crest of a wave at the moment.  With three shows at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall and an album kept off the top spot by Elvis and Ed Sheeran, times have never been better for the Prog maestro.  Mick Burgess called Wilson ahead of his UK tour to talk about his tour and his latest and most successful album to date, To The Bone. ...READ MORE

YES (Live)

19. March 2018

It was never meant to be like this.  Wasn`t Punk supposed to have burned brightly but briefly to consign the dinosaurs of Prog Rock to the waste bin of musical history? How wrong those experts were as Prog titans, YES, were back in the region to celebrate an incredible half century in the ...READ MORE
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