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Thursday, 25 October 2012

NE1FM What's on show, by JoWhereToGo 7-16thNov

Welcome to JoWhereToGo!

Here's the place where I'll put all the facts, figures and phone numbers you'll need to book those days and nights out I mention on the show. Also there'll be extra events I didn't have time to hour just flies by on radio!


Friday 9th November

Spunge at the O2 Academy 6.30pm Ska-punk rockers Spunge bring their Brit-ska madness to the O2 in Newcastle. Wear comfy shoes, and skank. A lot.

The Proclaimers + Blueflint at Newcastle City Hall 7:30pm Craig & Charlie Reid celebrate their 25th Anniversary with their ninth album, 'Like Comedy' and head out on tour in the UK and Europe.

Saturday 10th November

Ed Sheeran at Newcastle City Hall. (and 11th November) He's done well this lad with his brand of nice acoustic tunes, that tug at teenage heartstrings and give ironing people something to warble along to. I was convinced he was the red headed lad in the Harry Potter films. Putting that actor in his music video didn't help my confusion!

The Wedding Present at O2 Academy from 6.30pm. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of their "Seamonsters" LP, the "Weddoes" will be playing it in it's entirety...a phrase that seems to be popping up about a lot of old bands these days!

Guns 2 Roses O2 Academy Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Said to be the best GNR tribute in the world. To be honest, they might be better behaved.....Axl?

Nightporter, Kobadelta, Buried in Smoke by Shame Events (Check out their facebook page...lots of gigs and events coming up!: Shame Events )at Dog and Parrot, Clayton Street Newcastle. One of a ongoing series of Saturday night gigs at the D&P. see Event: on Facebook.
Nightporter :Photo by Stan Miedziak

Sham 69 at the Black Bull (2 Mulgrave Terrace,Gateshead NE8 1PQ.) With their original guitarist Neil Harris back in the fold, and 5 years of touring after a long rest, they promise to keep going til they drop!

Sunday 11th November

Oh, decisions, decisions...

Run From Robots at LYH, Newcastle upon Tyne. Energetic pop punk gaining good reviews from Rock Sound and Big Cheese magazine.

Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Sage, Gateshead 7.00pm Southern blues rock makes a welcome return to Gateshead. Featuring original member Gary Rossington plus Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke and Michael Cartellone.

Mad Dog Mcrea + Cosmo Jarvis The Cluny & The Cluny 2, from 8:00pm  Newcastle upon Tyne. This could be a "mental" gig. Mad Dog play a blend of folk, pop, gypsy, jazz, rock, telling tales of life, love, adventure....Cosmo Jarvis is another artist not easily pigeonholed. His songs of obsession, gay pirates, paranoia...I think I might be at this one!

Monday 12th November

Deaf Havana + Canterbury  O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne Screamo, post-hardcore and southern rock from Kings Lynn. Nominated for 2010’s Kerrang! Best British Newcomer Award, Deaf Havana are one of the UK's most exciting bands, the BBC think so anyway!

Rock Sound Riot Tour 2012: Billy Talent + Awolnation  O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne from 7:00pm.
                                          Billy Talent

Tuesday 13th November

The Quireboys + The Burning Crows The Cluny & The Cluny 2, Newcastle upon Tyne
from 8:00pm One of the UK's finest Rock 'n' Roll Bands. I've enjoyed their gigs for the last 24 years. See more info at 

Heather Findlay  at The Cluny & The Cluny 2, Newcastle upon Tyne from 8:00pm Previously lead singer of Mostly Autumn, Heather is now taking her capable vocal cords on tour, and solo.See more info at 

Wednesday 14th November

Once in a Lifetime 2012: David Cassidy + Leo Sayer + Hot Chocolate + Smokie Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne from 7:30pm. This week just gets better don't it? 

Friday 16th November

Romeo's Daughter + Serpentine The Cluny & The Cluny 2, Newcastle upon Tyne from 8:00pm 
Romeo's Daughter reformed in 2009, previously releasing albums in the 80s and 90s. See more info at Check out Serpentine at 

Faderhead and Paresis at Legends, Newcastle. I'm a big Faderhead fan. Seen him in Cologne, Bradford, and Newcastle. Edgy, angry, punk electro with killer riffs. Check out the events page here.


Tuesday 6th November

One Man Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal , Newcastle upon Tyne. Featuring Rufus Hound this is the story of Francis Henshaw. Fired from his skiffle band he becomes minder to small time East End gangster, Roscoe Crabbe. Roscoe wants to reclaim £6000 from his fiancee's dad. Roscoe is very much not what he seems to be, and Francis's decision to make extra cash by working also for Stanley Stubbers...I could go into the story more, but the twists and turns are yours to discover. Watch the trailer . Described as the "Funniest show in the Western world" by the Daily Mail. Runs until 10th November. Tickets from £9.
                                         "One Man Two Guvnors" photo from Theatre Royal Website.
Wednesday 7th November

Red Raw at The Stand from 7pm. Newest material and the newest comedians, and the odd established one, trying out new stuff. Only £2!

Thursday 8th-Saturday 10th November

Dim Sum Nights at Northern Stage Fresh bite-sized pieces of theatre by talented British East Asian writers will be served up complete with delicious Dim Sum and tea. Theatre shorts, and food? I think so. I'll be there.

Friday 9th  and Saturday 10th November

Bunker Blues: Theatre Auracaria at Live Theatre Broad Chare, Newcastle. Set in a Kenton WWII bunker on 15th August, where women worked to prevent the destruction of the landscape of Newcastle and the loss of life of many northeast people,by a German bomb attack. This looks at the lives of young women in WWII in the plotting rooms of Bunker 13, the barracks and the dance halls. Book online at the Live Theatre

Sunday 11th November

Sing-A-Long-A Grease at the Theatre Royal with a screening of the classic film and onscreen lyrics, so you can come in costume, sing, dance, do the full Grease "thing".

Monday 12th - Saturday 17th November

The Late Edwina Black at the Little Theatre Gateshead. The housekeeper seems to be the only one mourning the passing of Edwina Black. She was not the nicest person to live with, belittling and bullying both her husband and her companion Elizabeth. Her natural death is questioned by Inspector Martin and soon this becomes a whodunnit with a twist at the end! Phone: 0191 478 1499

Tuesday 13th-Friday 16th Nov

Faust: Opera North at the Theatre Royal Faust is a man of middle age who has grown tired of life and yearns only for sensual pleasure and for his lost youth. He summons up Méphistophélès, who agrees to grant his desires – but at the price of his eternal soul. An innocent woman, Marguerite, falls victim to this diabolical pact when she is seduced by Faust: the result is her destruction. But whilst for Marguerite there is hope of redemption, for Faust there is none. A classic tale by Goethe made into a classic opera by Gounod.

Tuesday 13th-Saturday 17th November

Beautiful Burnout at Northern Stage Looks at the complex issues and the personal lives involved in boxing at a local level, in Glasgow. Cameron Burns is going places, he fights for his club, his future and his Mum. By Briony Lavery, this story is staged in a hard, hitting, spectacular manner with music by Underworld and realistic fight scenes. Age 14+ due to realistic language. Tickets £24, £19.50, £12.50. Post show discussion Wednesday 14th November.

The King and The Northern Stage .Crazy 2000 year old story of a king forced to carry the corpse of a hanged man on his back. Bad enough, but the corpse is possessed by a vampire who keeps tormenting the poor king with puzzles that threaten to make his brain pop! Performed by TUUP an amazing storyteller of the internationally acclaimed " Crick Crack Club". A mad collaboration with sitar virtuoso Sheema Mukherjee.

And...breathe, how much is on in Newcastle? I've not done the comedy yet! Here goes..


Thursday 8th November

The Saturday Show at The Stand, High Bridge (until Sat 10th Nov) 5 different acts each night, try the food in the upstairs bistro.Ben Norris, Chris Fobes, Chris Stokes and host Marton Mor.

Friday 9th November

The Jack Daniels Comedy Show: Vladimir McTavish, Peter Phillipson, Katerina Vrana, Adama Race at MIMO Newcastle. Also on 10th Nov.
Outstanding in his Field: Stewart Francis at the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre
Michael McIntyre at the Metro Radio Arena Until 12th Nov.

Saturday 10th November

John Fothergill, Richard Morton + Support at the Grinning Idiot  at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle 7.30pm doors. £10 adv, £12 on door.

Monday 12th November

John Richardson at the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

Tuesday 13th November

Mindblender: Ross Noble until 16th Nov at Newcastle City Hall

Paul Foot: Kenny Larch is Dead at The Stand Surreal, random, sublime£12.50, or £10 for concessions and members.

Thursday 15th November

The Thursday Show at  The Stand best comperes, established headliners, and brand new acts in a 2 hour show.Often same line up at Saturday Show, but!

That's all for now!

Like the king with the corpse on his back, I'm getting close to a brain explosion. Too much, too much! So that's all for now. If you want your event on here, or on the NE1FM show, let me know on Twitter. I'm now @JoWhereToGo. I needed a "professional profile"! And you can email me at I guess my next pretentious step would be to start referring to myself as "we" as a lot of PR and plugging people do. But, no, for now, its just me, plugging away.

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