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 mention...an 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 Craig & Charlie Reid celebrate their 25th Anniversary with their ninth album, 'Like Comedy' and head out on tour in the
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!
Sham 69 at the Black Bull (2 Mulgrave Terrace,
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
Rock Sound Riot Tour 2012: Billy Talent + Awolnation O2 Academy Newcastle,
The Quireboys + The Burning Crows The Cluny & The Cluny 2,
Wednesday 14th November
Once in a Lifetime 2012: David Cassidy + Leo Sayer + Hot Chocolate + Smokie Metro Radio Arena,
Friday 16th November
Romeo's Daughter + Serpentine The Cluny & The Cluny 2,
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.
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 Corpse.at 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 cheaper...win!
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 email@example.com. 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.