From Sunset Sons to Red Raw – 5 things to do in and around Newcastle today

From Sunset Sons to Red Raw - 5 things to do in and around Newcastle today

Sunset Sons, Wylam Brewery Anglo-Aussie band Sunset Sons have had a phenomenal year, which has seen them embark on a sold-out spring tour to promote their debut album, Very Rarely Say Die, play a series of summer festival dates, secure Radio 1 and Radio X support. Not bad for four surfers who fell into music as a means to pay the bills just a couple of years ago. Sunset Sons formed when Rory, Pete, Jed and Rob encountered each other whilst pursuing their love of surfing in the sleepy French beach town of Hossegor and its where they still live. The band are currently touring the UK tour before heading to Europe and will be playing at Wylam Brewery tonight. Support is from Jessarae and Fletcher Jackson Band. Doors opne at 7pm and tickets cost £13 plus booking fee from www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/230779 . The Future of Sex, Northern Stage Ziggy Stardust is on Top of the Pops, Penny is writing an essay on Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Christine is watching Deep Throat. Brian is confused. The Future of Sex by the Wardrobe Ensemble The Wardrobe Ensemble tell the story of the class of ‘72 with a handsome funk guitarist and some spacehoppers. Was it easier back then? Where did we go wrong? A brisk romp through the ins and outs of those excellently awkward first sexual encounters. Performances tomorrow and Wednesday. Tickets £15.50 / £13.50 concessions from Northern Stage online. Red Raw, The Stand Comedy Club The Stand, Comedy Club, High Bridge Street, Newcastle The weekly showcase for beginners lets the newest comedians in the North East try out their material in front of a live audience for the first time. It features up to ten new acts and gives you the chance to see the stars of tomorrow today. Many established comedians also drop by from time to time to test out their latest gags. Confirmed for tonight are host Micky Bartlett and headliners Totally Wired. Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Tickets cost £3 and you can book online at www.thestand.co.uk or pay on the door. Broken Biscuits, Live Theatre Andrew Reed, Faye Christall and Grace Hogg-Robinson in Broken Biscuits “The point is: we’re losers. Nobodies. Carry on like this, we’re losers forever. And we don’t have to be. Fresh start, two months to completely 100% reinvent ourselves. And I know exactly how we can do that.” Megan, Holly and Ben are definitely not the cool kids. But Megan has a plan. One long summer holiday to change their lives. One sure path to coolness. One amazing transformation, through the power of song. Holed up in Megan’s garden shed, three old friends try to change their fortunes in a beautiful, heart-warming, laugh-out-loud coming-of-age stor…

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