Tuesday, 31 January 2012


If you were there in the 90s you'll love this.  If you weren't there in the 90s you'll STILL love this.

Two vertebrae from the backbone of the MADCHESTER scene are hitting the road.  Both bands are good night out on their own but both of them together is just not to be missed.

There are at least 50 seriously good tunes from these two bands combined so check them out, get your tickets and get baggy.

Tickets on sale 3rd February from HERE (amongst other places)


O2 Academy Newcastle THU 03/05/2012
Manchester Arena SAT 05/05/2012
O2 Academy Sheffield SUN 06/05/2012
O2 Academy Bournemouth WED 09/05/2012
O2 Academy Brixton THU 10/05/2012
O2 Academy Brixton FRI 11/05/2012
O2 Academy Birmingham SAT 12/05/2012
O2 Academy Leeds THU 17/05/2012
Rock City Nottingham FRI 18/05/2012


Bring back Tom Hingley

Monday, 9 January 2012

ALL THE YOUNG March UK tour dates and tickets.

ALL THE YOUNG have announced the details of their March UK tour.  The tour kicks off in Newcastle on March 21st and continues with a further 7 dates including the band's biggest home town gig to date at Keel University.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 11th January at 9 AM. 

Get involved.  It's gonna' be mad.

Dates are as follows:-

Mar 21 The Cluny - Newcastle, United Kingdom
Mar 22 King Tuts Wah Wah Hut - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 23 Manchester Academy 3 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 24 Keele University - Stoke, United Kingdom
Mar 25 Birmingham Academy 3 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 26 The Bodega Social Club - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 28 The Fleece - Bristol
Mar 29 Green Door Store - Brighton, United Kingdom

Full details via the band's web site HERE
Want to hear ALL THE YOUNG live before you buy?  Click HERE for a FREE live album.


Saturday, 7 January 2012

Support Middlesbrough Hip Hop artists Leddie and Smoggy. TODAY PLEASE!

Talanted Middlesbrough based Hip Hop act Leddie and Smoggy need your vote in MTV's Brand New for 2012.

Use this link HERE to vote and use the links on the page to find out more about L and S and to hear more tracks.

Up The Boro!


Even if you can't vote for some reason, still have a listen.


Friday, 6 January 2012

Mark Bennett (CROSSHAIR BOOKING AGENCY) - One's to watch in 2012.

NOTE: I've tried to dig out and add links to the artists included below but if you are included below and would like links to be changed/added or Twitter etc adding please email micktcs@gmail.com and let me know the details.

Everyone seems to have an opinion on musical acts that they think might do rather well next year and some cracking lists have been around, but most of them contain the same people over and over.
Last Year my list included Tribes, Anna Calvi, The Milk, Wu Lyf, Vaccines, Treetop flyers amongst others and some of them didn’t do too bad.

Here are some acts that I like and hope will do well in 2012, in no particular order:-

1) Yellowire SoundCloud Facebook 
2) Silver Seas SoundCloud Facebook
3) The Targets SoundCloud Facebook
4) [ME] SoundCloud Facebook
5) Mad Dog SoundCloud Facebook
6) Binary SoundCloud Facebook
7) Janice Graham Band Facebook
8) Rachel Sermanni SoundCloud Facebook
9) Fractures SoundCloud Facebook
10) The Sea SoundCloud Facebook
11) She Keeps Bees SoundCloud Facebook
12) The Jess Hall Band SoundCloud Facebook
13) The Din SoundCloud Facebook
14) Jack Townes SoundCloud Facebook
15) The Staves SoundCloud Facebook
16) Gross Magic SoundCloud Facebook
17) The Carpels SoundCloud Facebook
18) The Troubadors SoundCloud Facebook
19) Peace SoundCloud Facebook
20) Morrisey and Marshall SoundCloud Facebook

There’s 20 bands that you might not have heard of.  Here are 12 acts you may have heard but you still must go and see them :-

1) Lana Del Ray SoundCloud Facebook
2) The War on Drugs SoundCloud Facebook
3) Sad Day for Puppets SoundCloud Facebook
4) Fanzine SoundCloud Facebook
5) The History of Apple Pie SoundCloud Facebook
6) Dexters SoundCloud Facebook
7) Catfish and the Bottlemen SoundCloud Facebook
8) Cold Specks SoundCloud Facebook
9) Jamie N Commons SoundCloud Facebook
10) DZ Deathrays SoundCloud Facebook
11) Life in Film SoundCloud Facebook
12) Kyla La Grange SoundCloud Facebook

Mark Bennett

You can follow Mark on twitter to keep up with the bands that he's booking and putting on and also just to chew the fat about new bands and his recomendations.  He's on @chbookingagency

I can vouch for a few of these bands and hope to be featuring them soon.  In the mean time I'll be checking the rest out.  You should too. 

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


To kick off the new year Noel is confirmed to make a number of UK radio and TV appearances this week.

He will be interviewed Thursday morning on UK Radio 1's Breakfast Show. Zane Lowe, who is sitting in for Unfunny Chris Moyles for the first week of January will be chatting to Noel about the new single 'If I Had A Gun…' and his plans for the year. Fans can tune in from 8am or listen online HERE!

Noel will also appear on Steve Wright's UK Radio 2 show on Thursday afternoon. Tune in between 14:00 and 17:00 or listen online HERE!

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' will perform new single 'If I Had A Gun…' on this week's Graham Norton Show, which will air Friday 6th January at 22:35 on BBC1 and iPlayer (UK only). Noel will also join Graham on the couch for a chat.

Noel's fourth and last appearance of the week will see him chatting about all things football on UK Sky TV's Soccer AM show this Saturday 7th January. He will join hosts Max and Helen plus American Pie actor Seann William Scott and ex-Man City midfielder Dietmar Hamann. The show will air from 10am.

'If I Had A Gun…' - the third UK single from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - is out now. The single is available on 7", CD and download and comes with the exclusive track 'I'd Pick You Every Time'. Get your copy now from the official store HERE or iTunes HERE.