Albums to look forward to over the next two months

There have already been a number of big album releases this year - and by the looks of it, 2017 is set to be a great year for music.
Alabama 3 onstage at Stockton Georgian Theatre.

Review: Alabama 3, Stockton Georgian Theatre

Monday has never really been a day to celebrate in the culture of rock ‘n’ roll.

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The Voice is coming to Sunderland

The Voice to hold open auditions at Sunderland club

Fancy being the next singing superstar?

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Bananarama reform and announce North East tour date

Get ready to backcomb your barnet - the original Bananarama are back.

Gary Numan is promoting his new album, Savage.

Gary Numan announces new autumn tour, including North East date

Electro pioneer Gary Numan today announced an autumn tour in support of his forthcoming new album.

Maximo Park - Risk To Exist (Cooking Vinyl)

Album review: Maximo Park - Risk To Exist

This is the sixth studio album by North East indie-rockers Maximo Park, and, quite possibly, the best of their career.

The 100 Voices of Gospel comes to the North East this week.

Seven North East gigs to see in the next seven days

It promises to be another good week for North East music lovers, with plenty of great gigs to get you out of the house.

Jermain Defoe and Ed Sheeran met in Newcastle following one of the singer's Divide tour dates.

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe meets Ed Sheeran following North East tour date

With Ed Sheeran performing in the region this week, thousands of people pinned their hopes on meeting the singing superstar.
Pixie Lott. Picture issued by Sun FM

Chart-topper Pixie Lott heads to Sunderland for radio station's birthday

Hit singer Pixie Lott is heading to Sunderland to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a Sunderland radio station.

Ed Sheeran, who is currently touring his new album Divide. Picture: PA.

Review: Ed Sheeran, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

A sold-out date at a venue with a capacity of several thousand is somewhat different to the last time I saw Ed Sheeran.

More than 500 exclusive releases will be available on Record Store Day.

Record Store Day: 10 top tunes to seek out on vinyl

Saturday 22 April is the day vinyl junkies from around the UK have been anticipating for months - the 10th annual Record Store Day.

Maximo Park release their new album, Risk To Exist, on Friday.

Maximo Park announce intimate record shop gigs

Indie-rockers Maximo Park are making a special in-store appearance this week to mark the release of their new album.

Musician Jordan Miller's new recording studio on Villiers Street

Recording studio switches on to Sunderland scene

A musician is helping others fulfil their recording dreams by launching his own studio

The Blow Monkeys performing at the amphitheatre during the 2016 festival.

Summer gigs announced for South Shields amphitheatre

The next batch of free gigs have been announced for South Shields seafront.

Ed Sheeran's two nights at the Arena are among the most anticipated gigs of the year.

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

It looks like another busy week for North East music lovers, with some cracking gigs to get out and see.

The Farm

The Farm on justice for Hillsborough and playing Sunniside Live + win tickets

If ever there was an anthem that was made to be sung outside it’s All Together Now.

Singer Kate Bush played Sunderland in 1979.

April 12, 1979: Kate Bush plays Sunderland

She may at the centre of an ongoing row over whether or not she turned down America's prestigious Coachella music festival.

Alesha Dixon. Picture: Julian Brown.

We're talking about a Mis-teeq reunion, says Alesha Dixon

British pop group Mis-Teeq could be about to make a comeback after more than 12 years, according to Alesha Dixon.

Bishopwearmouth Choral Society

City choral society sing praises of Sunderland’s City of Culture bid

A Wearside choir has been singing the praises of Sunderland’s City of Culture 2021 bid.

Amy Macdonald is at Newcastle City Hall this week.

7 North East gigs you can go to see in Easter week

Even though it's Easter week, there's plenty happening to get music lovers up and about this week.

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