Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Jizzy Pearl - Black Out in the Red Room 

25th Anniversary

Jizzy Pearl of Love/Hate will be doing a special UK tour in November to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his classic album, 'Black Out in the Red Room'.

The show takes place on November 5th at the Think Tank in Newcastle.

Here's some classic Love/Hate to get you in the mood.

Support comes from The King Lot - check their debut single here - and local lot Rusted Hero -check em out here.

Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of Love/Hate's BLACKOUT IN THE RED ROOM played in its entirety by Jizzy Pearl of Love/Hate along with Love/Hate classics--"Wasted in America, "Don't Fuck with me" "Evil Twin" and many others. 25 years young and still going strong!

::Buy Tickets::

#HellfireRockClub incoming on #Friday to @newcastleglobe #metal #rock #bighair #getin ! From @RFTKpromotions

Hellfire Rock Club Returns

This Friday at The Globe

Hellfire Rock club was a monthly rock night in Legends (following the closure of Red Rooms) which had a bias towards the more retro side of rock and metal.

We're bringing it back... we've got the original line-up of DJs, Kev, Mel and Dave and we'll be playing our Hellfire style mixes at The Globe on Railway Street this Friday 29th May.

Entry is £4 before 11.30pm and £5 after - the night runs 10pm-3am.

The facebook event is here and facebook page is here.

Hellfire was always a fun night to do - if you used to come when it was at Legends then it's your chance again and if you didn't, then, well, come along because this is a great night of rock music for everyone :)

Our top played bands in that time are below and we expect a similar mix :
AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Andrew WK, Bon Jovi, Bowling For Soup, Buckcherry, Def Leppard, Deftones, Disturbed, Faith No More, Faster Pussycat, Fear Factory, Feeder, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Guns N Roses, Hot Action Cop, House of Pain, Iron Maiden, Janes Addiction, Kid Rock, Kiss, Korn, Less Than Jake, Limp Bizkit, Lit, Love/Hate, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Motley Crue, MUSE, My Chemical Romance, Offspring, Pantera, Pearl Jam, Poison, Prodigy, Queen, Queens of Stone Age, Rammstein, Rob Zombie, Sisters Of Mercy, Skid Row, Skindred, Slipknot, Steel Panther, Sum 41, System of a down, Terrorvision, Tigertailz, Twisted Sister, Union Underground, Warrant, Whitesnake

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

#HereComesTheSummer ! @CorbridgeFest with headliner #TheUndertones and @MusicPanther 's @Dobson_Alex in the lineup

Here Comes the Summer!

Punk rock band The Undertones to headline Corbridge Festival in 2015.
Northumberland’s biggest family friendly music festival is returning to Tynedale Park on Sat 11th July 2015 for its landmark 5th Birthday.  Legendary punk rock band The Undertones will be headlining this celebratory year.
The Londonderry band – famed for hits such as Teenage Kicks, Jimmy Jimmy, Here Comes the Summer and My Perfect Cousin – will take to the main stage for the climax of this magical event.
Formed in 1975 the Undertones released thirteen singles and four albums, including the anthem ‘Teenage Kicks’, which was often cited by John Peel as his favourite song of all time, and went on to become the band’s signature track.  The Undertones have more recently released two albums and perform regularly at music festivals around the world. In a 2000 poll by Q magazine, The Undertones debut LP came in the top 100 of Greatest British Albums of all times.
Also taking to the main stage are Miles and Erica of The Wonder Stuff who’ll be performing many of the Wonder Stuffs well known tracks (including ‘Welcome to the Cheap Seats and Size of a Cow)  as well as some of their more recent material.  Joining them on the main stage is dance sensation Angie Brown from Bizarre Inc, singing anthems such as I’m Gonna Get You (Baby), Took my Love and Playing with knives. The Seahorses front man Chris Helme will make a welcome return to Corbridge after wowing the crowds on the acoustic stage in 2014.  Hot off the press and the most recent addition to the festival line-up is Sunderland band Hyde & Beast (Dave Hyde from The Futureheads and Neil Bassett from Golden Virgins) who have recently released their 2nd album ‘Keep Moving’ and we want a slice of it! Other bands playing at Corbridge include, The Talks, The Jar Family, Bloxed Beats (beat boxers), The Gatecrashers, Riverain, Charlie Dancer and more.  Headlining the acoustic stage is the increasingly popular Ourselves and Us who got together whilst studying music at the Sage Gateshead and who frequently perform at that venue.  Joining them on the acoustic stage are Lost in Paradise, 3 at Sea, JustSO, Kobadelta, Jinski, Amy Ridley, Silent Houses, Alex Dobson and many more. Pipe Riot the Punk Poet/spoken word from Ovingham will also make a short appearance and Steffen Peddie (from sitcom Hebburn) will once again compere the Main Stage in his hilarious and up beat way.
Festival Director Cheryl Durkin says ‘The aim at Corbridge is to create a line-up of music that combines iconic headliners with the best of up and coming bands from across the Region (and beyond), getting a mix of music which appeals to young and old from across the genres.  This year will see our strongest line-up to date’.
Of course Corbridge Festival is about more than the music.  It’s a short break in the country where you can immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere, walk amongst theatrical characters, watch Professor Pumpernickel make science fun and magical, take part in music workshops, visit the Kids Zone, participate in crafty activities or simply browse some fascinating stalls.  Then there’s the large choice of street food vendors with their culinary delights and a fine selection of real ales, ciders, and lagers, indulge yourself with a cocktail or glass of champagne or a Summer time glass of Pimms if that’s your tipple!
The venue is compact, bijoux even, everything is within walking distance.  The campsite parking is near to the campsite which itself is on the event grounds.  Camping is available for 2 nights (at extra cost). Up to 5,000 people are expected in 2015 so be sure to get your tickets early.
For full details, tickets and everything else please visit
Tickets are available from, priced £25- Adult, £12 - Concession, Under 10’s FREE. 
Camping - £7.50 per tent pitch per night,  £10 – per Caravan/mobile pitch per night.
The Corbridge Festival is proud to support Josie’s Dragonfly Trust in 2015.
Corbridge Festival is sponsored by Utilitywise.

-          @corbridgefest

Friday, 15 May 2015

@RFTKpromotions bring @AlterRed and @BeMyEnemy to #Newcastle 13/6 #NEfollower #synths #metal #rock @theCLUNY

Be My Enemy/Alterred
 Double Headed Beast Coming To Newcastle 
In June

Two great bands (and likely a third act to be added) AlterRed and Be My Enemy on a co-headline tour - hitting up The Cluny 2 on June 13th

Tickets only £6 in advance available from Reflex Records and RFTK ticket shop at

Be My Enemy

Phil Barry of Cubanate is back doing what he does best: heavy guitar riffs, banging beats and squelching acidic synth basslines. With the added twist, this time around, of Phil himself taking on the vocal duties,welcome to Phil Barry’s new band,  Be My Enemy.

Be My Enemy’s debut album “This Is The New Wave”, was 10 tracks of techno-metal every bit as brutal as the riot-gear-clad police that adorn the cover. Analogue rave synth lines and break beats battle with chunky metal guitars to evoke the finest moments of other British dance/rock crossover acts like Pitchshifter and Prodigy: all topped with the sneering Lydon-esque vocal delivery of Barry.

This is punk, rave, metal all put through the blender and spat out with unadulterated venom. In the Spring of 2014 Be My Enemy released their second album titled ‘The Enemy Within’ as well as playing shows in the UK, US, and Europe, as The New Wave is well underway!


With an array of recognizable influences from Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Jane’s Addiction and IAMX, the end result is a unique melting-pot of sound and imagery. AlterRed have made a dramatic and impressive impact on a wide variety of audiences with their flamboyant live shows. Self medicated madness is their remit. Love, lust, lunacy and loss are their tales to tell. "Music to lose your mind to!”

In The Land Of The Blind is due for release this autumn.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

@RFTKPromotions bring @HANZELUNDGRETYL to #newcastle #BlackForest #Metal the #Satanic #Germanic tour @thecluny 15th #October

TOUR 2015!!

Hanzel und Gretyl, America’s metalized answer to the Grimm
Brothers’ infamous fairy tale, return to “light the forest and set you
free” in Europe and the U.K. this Oktober!!

With the release of “Black Forest Metal” in 2014 and “Satanik
Germanik” slated for Fall 2015, HuG invite you to join them in
their dark ritualistic quest for better living through satanism and
Oktoberfest-inspired bier drinking madness!!! 

Kaizer von Loopy
(aka Kyzrwölf) and Vas Kallas take the form of a possessed
Hansel and Gretel to deliver you from temptation right to the front
porch of evil!! Abandon hope all ye who enter but don’t forget your
lederhosen!! GRIMM SHIZA AWAITS!!! PROST!!! 

10/08 Logo- Hamburg, DE!
10/10 K17- Berlin, DE!
10/13 Bannermans- Edinburgh, UK!
10/14 Audio- Glasgow, UK!
15/10 Cluny- Newcastle, UK!
10/16 Corporation- Sheffield, UK!
10/17 Electrowerkz - London, UK!
10/18 Little Devil- Tilburg, NL!
10/19 Le Glazart - Paris, FR!
10/21 Backstage- Munich, DE!
10/22 Viper Room- Vienna, AU!
10/30 Death Disco- Athens, Greece!
10/31 Eight Ball- Thessaloniki, Greece!

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

@acousticcircus nights @staithscafebar #dunston #info #travel Thurs 7/5 UPDATE! CURRY!

Acoustic Circus 
First Thursday Every Month
Staiths Cafe Bar

In the delightful surroundings of Staiths Cafe Bar, with a view of the historic Dunston Staiths (and at the right time of day plodging in the mud, waders of various species- look out for redshank, curlew and other long beaked worm seekers).

In the mud-free environment of the cafe, you can treat yourself to a pleasant drink and homemade curry and sit back and enjoy the music.

Simma has an amazing ability to play a wide variety of music just with his guitar and voice, so why not come in with some requests (just not "The Best" by Tina Turner).

He will be joined by musicians from around the area keen to play new songs and old. If you have musical talent why not show it off in this relaxed environment? 

Get in touch with Simma: to book a spot.

This week's showcase:

Hollerin Heads
Ryan Walmsley

One Thursday a month to just kick back in some great surroundings...why not?

Getting there:


Whickham - Newcastle and return, via Dunston
From Western Gateshead via Dunston to Newcastle

Or get on your bike and have a lovely cycle along there on the banks of the Tyne...great cycle tracks,.

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