july events..my brutal teenage self, muncie girls, golden grrrls & roller girls, country vibes, beer, narc, pride, arts festy fests

Posted on July 1, 2012


Friday 6 UNSANE & BIG BUSINESS @ TRILLIANS, 8PM, £12 advance Okay so I know this a ridiculous sausage fest of a show but I ❤ unsane. Mainly because seeing this video when I was 14 on the channel 5 programme rad when I was into skating meant that I went to see them at the Duchess in Leeds and was one of the first times I encountered DIY culture. Full homage to my 14 year old girl self.

Sunday 8 – Middlesbrough Milk Rollers vs. Hellfire Harlots bout at Harper Fitness, Peterlee Leisure Centre. £6 advance (under 12s free) 2PM – 6:30PM.
“Prepare for fast and furious action as Middlesbrough Milk Rollers take on Nottingham’s Hellfire Harlots, for the first time. Continuing their winning start of their first open bout season. The bout will be a double header, a B Team bout (TBC) will start the Roller Derby goodness for the day and should quench your appetite until the main bout takes place.You will all be invited to our Afterparty for drinking, dancing, leg wrestling and more…

Tuesday 10 (THREE THINGS!)


Popklubb present… Sea Lions & Golden Grrrls @ Head of Steam, £5, 8pm. On a UK tour together to promote their split record on Night School/Static Shock w/ Golden Grrrls. Golden Grrrls have Rachel Aggs (of Trash Kit/ Cover Girl/ Sacred Paws fame). I have it on good authority that Elidiah is an amazing drummer. Yeah!

tUnE-yArDs & Swimming Lessons @ The Sage, Gateshead £14.50 adv, 8pm
“The brainchild of Merrill Garbus, tUnE-yArDs began life as dictaphone recordings which were then painstakingly mixed down to create BiRd-BrAiNs. The Guardian, whilst awarding it 5/5, called her “the find of the year.” Using loop pedals, two mics, a snare drum, a ukelele, Merrill’s distinctive voice (she’s spent time teaching singing in Kenya) and crucially, Nate Brenner on bass, the tUnE-yArDs live show took flight when they took to the road with kindred spirits, the Dirty Projectors.”

Friday 13 – Gabriel Minnikin & the Fast Country, Gem Andrews & John Egdell @ Star and Shadow, £6 otd, 7:30pm.
“Five piece raucous Nova Scotian Americana reminiscent of upbeat criminal Alt-country meets solemn outlaw John Wayne. Romance, death, cowboys and dancing… YOU KNOW YOU WANT THIS. the night newcastle has been waiting for all of her life. outrageous fun. monstrously fantastic sounds. bone fide dream-like merriment. a genuine canadian. all your passions sated. ALL ABOARD. FB Event.

Saturday 14 – Newcastle Roller Girls proudly present Rollympic Games @ The Lightfoot Centre, Wharrier Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 3BR. Doors 12:30pm. Adv tickets here (Under 12s have the honour of free entry, however under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).
“NRG Canny Belters =v= Manchester Roller Derby
NRG Whippin’ Hinnies =v= Kent Roller Girls
“The most important thing in the Rollympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have skated well”

Following in the wheel tracks of the ancients, the Rollympic Games is seen as the ultimate test of Strength, Endurance and Skill. Which athlete will take the place on the top of the podium? Who will be the fastest? How much is that cake? These are all questions that could be asked and answered at The Rollympic Games!

Durius, Citius, Fortius

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 – The Cumberland Arms Annual Beer Festival 2pm. Free. with Richard Dawson, Delta Dog, The Cornshed Sisters etc.

Tuesday 17 – Discount Horse Records & Get Into It Records present Muncie Girls / T-Shirt Weather / Wrestling @ The Central, Gateshead. £4 otd. “Muncie Girls! In Gateshead! T-shirt Weather! Last show of tour! Wrestling! Dangerous!” FB Event.

Thursday 19 – Sunday 29 JulyHeaton Arts Festival “The Heaton Arts Festival is a volunteer led project which aims to promote community involvement, showcase local talent and inject some fun into the area.
The festival is held in association with the Charles Street Community Association (reg. Charity 1010376).
The event is organised and ran by volunteers, and we rely entirely on kind donations of time and money. We are all inclusive and welcome participation from all areas of the creative arts”
Some highlights…
Alternative Miss Heaton Pageant @ northumberland Hussars
Teasy Does It Prohibition Party – Super fun 1920s dress-up cocktail party at my favourite local lady-owned cafe.
The Great Heaton Cake Off & Garden Party @ Teasy Does It

Saturday 21 – Northern Pride 2012 @ Leaze’s park, Newcastle, 1pm (free). This year out! North East is organsing a women’s tent:
“This year Northern Pride will have it’s very first Women’s Tent-which aims to be a safe and inclusive space for all women to celebrate and enjoy together. A group of local women felt this was an important area to develop as part of Newcastle Pride – as a social space for women only. (Boys up to 10 yrs old welcome). There will be many local women sharing their talents in music, poetry and comedy, there will also be a workshop/information area for women to engage in a number of interactive elements.The Women’s Tent aims to try and readdress the balance to ensure that Newcastle Pride is an event that caters for all members of the LGBT community, it is hoped this new area will offer women freedom to be themselves and enjoy what will hopefully be a fantastic day for everyone.NB. Please note there will be some explicit/adult language used on stage during some performances. We will strive to warn audience beforehand.”
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Rock n Doris & Lady Garden present Post-Pride Party at Teasy Does It, 6:30pm, £3, BYOB. “On July 21st we are teaming up with Rock n Doris to bring you a post-pride party. There’ll be music from DJs Dusty Discs and Butchy Moon Boots, adult fancies, and an array of vegetarian food being dished up from 6.30. So join us after Pride to kick back, warm up, eat dinner and get ready for a big night out!
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NARC Fest 2012 – Ouseburn valley music festival. Go and check out loads of bands playing for free in Cumberland Arms, The Cluny, The Cluny 2, The Tyne, Star & Shadow, The Free Trade Inn & The Tanners. Full deets/FB Event.

Blue Rinse @ Morden Tower, £1, 7pm. “Blue Rinse begins its expansion by launching a special one-off night at Morden Tower to welcome one of its fondest friends, Caroline Pugh who will travelling from Belfast to perform an extended improvised set as part of an exciting night of improvised music. Joining her will be Paul Stapleton, Gwilly Edmondez and J.G. Bollard, who will perform in different guises, followed by a collective improvised performance to finish the night.
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Wanda Jackon @ The Sage, Gateshead. £21.50 adv, 7:30pm “Oklahoma-born ‘Queen of Rockabilly’ Wanda Jackson has been making records for over half a century and shows no signs of slowing down, with recent collaborations such as her 2011 album ‘The party ain’t over’ (produced by Jack White) confirming her as a major player in 20th century music history. In 2009 Wanda was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, endorsed by Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, and Bruce Springsteen. She has influenced a generation of artists from Rosanne Cash to Cyndi Lauper and Rosie Flores, and made an indelible impression on the worlds of country music and rock n’ roll.”

Friday 27 – SAVAGES / PALMA VIOLETS @ THE CLUNY, £6 adv. Over-hyped or not, they sound pretty rad and interesting. Support all-girl bands! Rah rah rah!

Saturday 28 – Shy Bairns Records Presents… Beauty Pageant / End Now/ Fret @ Northumberland Arms £3 8am – 1am. Interesting No Wave/ Shoe Gaze night at a new venue that promises to be a ‘grassroots local independent music venue’. oooohhh errrrrrr.