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PREVIEW: The Courteeners, 30th November
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PREVIEW: The Courteeners, 30th November

November 25th, 2015 | by Connor McDonnell
The Courteeners will be heading to Newcastle’s O2 Academy on Monday 30th November. Liam Fray and co.’s last time in Newcastle was November last year, to celebrate the release of their fourth studio album Concrete Love, which...
PREVIEW: Jaws, 27th November
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PREVIEW: Jaws, 27th November

November 25th, 2015 | by NUSU
Just over a year ago Jaws released their debut album Be Slowly following the success of their EPs Gold and Milkshake. In September, ahead of their UK tour, they released ‘What We Haven’t Got Yet’. This new single indicates...
LIVE: Lissie's Heart Murmur @ Bar Loco
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LIVE: Lissie's Heart Murmur @ Bar Loco

November 24th, 2015 | by NUSU
To set the scene, a humble sized group gathered in a rustic retreat situated on the top floor of Newcastle’s quirky Bar Loco to escape the fog-filled winter evening and melt into an evening of acoustic delights. Armed with a...
Coffee House Sessions: Izzy Bizu
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Coffee House Sessions: Izzy Bizu

November 23rd, 2015 | by NUSU
Despite the dismal turnout of just three fans, Izzy Bizu and her band performed as if she was playing in front of a sell out crowd. However, after singing vibrant vocals and punchy choruses, she certainly earned some new fans....
LIVE: The Maccabees @ 02 Academy
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LIVE: The Maccabees @ 02 Academy

November 23rd, 2015 | by NUSU
Bagging tickets for the ‘bees has taken a while for me but my long-time-coming luck came around on the 19th of November, as they treated Newcastle’s O2 Academy to the second show of their tour. As the sun set on Thursday...
COFFEE HOUSE SESSIONS: Kelvin Jones
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COFFEE HOUSE SESSIONS: Kelvin Jones

November 17th, 2015 | by NUSU
Up-and-coming Kelvin Jones was the latest artist to grace the stage of NUSU with Coffee House Sessions. One year since signing to Sony Music Entertainment (remarkably only 4 years after picking up a guitar), Kelvin has recorded...
LIVE: We Are The Ocean
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LIVE: We Are The Ocean

November 17th, 2015 | by NUSU
Meg Long catches a lacklustre performance from We Are The...
LIVE: Happy Mondays @ 02 Academy
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LIVE: Happy Mondays @ 02 Academy

November 16th, 2015 | by NUSU
This week hasn’t been great. The weather’s getting colder, work is starting to kick in, and the last two days have been an onslaught of terrible news. So this weekend I didn’t want anything artsy, clever, sad or...
LIVE: The Ordinary Boys @ Think Tank?
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LIVE: The Ordinary Boys @ Think Tank?

November 16th, 2015 | by NUSU
The show took place in a much less busy rendition of my usual weekly haunt, Rebel Thursdays, with a gallery of Harrington jackets and checked shirts lining the venue’s innards. The demographic was an interesting range, mostly...
LIVE: The Staves
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LIVE: The Staves

November 6th, 2015 | by NUSU
As the crowd waited patiently for The Staves to take to the stage, there was definitely an air of excitement in the venue, the kind of excitement that comes from knowing a real talent is about to be experienced. The amazing...