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7 must-see North East gigs for the next 7 days

As ever there's something for everyone in this week's list of must-see gigs.

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Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution (Parlophone Records).

Album review: Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution

This album is the 13th solo effort from the man known as the Modfather, and it's another worthy addition to his ever-growing legacy.

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The reformed Skids will play at the O2 Academy in Newcastle on 23 June.

Skids set for North East show as they celebrate 40th anniversary

One of the best groups to emerge from the punk explosion are preparing for their first North East gig in 38 years

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Tiny tots hit dance floor at Sunderland's first family rave

Babies and toddlers hit the dance floor of a Sunderland nightclub on Saturday afternoon in the first event of its kind in the city.

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Royal Blood are on their way to their arena circuit after selling out the O2 Academy.

Review: Royal Blood, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Less is definitely more in the case of alternative rock duo Royal Blood.

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Jake Fletcher

Rising North East act Fletcher Jackson set to play Evolution Emerging

A rising North East band is getting ready to rock Evolution Emerging.

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Chris Cornell. Picture by AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell dies aged 52

Rock singer Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at the age of 52, according to his representative.

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The Sisterhood

Rod Stewart to be supported by daughter at Durham gig

Rod Stewart will be supported by his daughter when he performs at Durham County Cricket club next month.

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Last year's Summer Streets festival

Date announced for this year’s Summer Streets festival

Organisers of free music festival Summer Streets have announced it will return to the city on Saturday, July 15.

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Iron Maiden at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle. Pic: Carl Chambers.

Review: Iron Maiden, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

They might have got less mainstream radio airplay over the last four decades than, say, Little Mix have mustered in as many weeks, but that hasn't stopped Iron Maiden selling more than 90 million albums worldwide.
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The Cribs play in Newcastle on Monday night.

7 North East gigs to see in the next 7 days

It looks like another eclectic week for North East music lovers, with some great gigs to get you out of the house.

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Gimp Fist singer Jonny Robson performing at the Riverside in Newcastle. Pic: Gary Welford.

Review: Gimp Fist, Riverside, Newcastle

County Durham trio Gimp Fist have spent the last 12 years building a reputation as one of the UK’s top streetpunk bands.

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Blondie - Pollinator (BMG).

Album review: Blondie – Pollinator

This is the 11th studio album by one of the world’s most influential and legendary bands, and catches them in fine form.

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Sunniside Live

Vote for your favourite in Battle of the Bands

Bands are battling it out to share the bill with The Happy Mondays and Heather Small.

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Queen tribute Flash headline the Fake Festival at Chester-le-Street.

Fake Festival returns with tributes to Queen, The Killers and Stone Roses

The UK's only touring tribute festival, Fake Festival, is heading back to the North East.

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Dennis

Pit pop band Dennis asked to play Glastonbury by Billy Bragg

A Hetton band who draw inspiration from their colliery heritage will take to the stage at Glastonbury after being hand-picked by Billy Bragg.

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REVIEW: Take That Wonderland tour, Newcastle Arena

REVIEW: Take That Wonderland tour, Newcastle Arena

Fire, rain, sword-fighting stilt-walkers, Gary floating through the air on a four-poster like pop’s answer to Bedknobs and Broomsticks - welcome to the bonkers world of Wonderland.

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Maximo Park frontman Paul Smith performing at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. Pic: Gary Welford.

Review: Maximo Park, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Maximo Park have played many memorable hometown gigs over the years, but few have been better than this.

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Cock Sparrer have announced their first North East gig in 25 years.

Cock Sparrer to play first North East show in 25 years

Streetpunk legends Cock Sparrer are set to play their first North East gig in 25 years.

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Adam Ant.

REVIEW: Adam Ant, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

No matter where you are in the world, slap a line of white paint across your nose and you can walk into any fancy dress party and instantly be recognised as Adam Ant.

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