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Last Tuesday of every month - A free improv’ & experimental music jam night with guest performers. Take your instrument, laptops, toys and voices - The Golden Lion, Fielden Square, Todmorden. OL14 6LZ - 7.30 - Free

4th – Trumans Water, Bilge Pump, Pifco – Wharf Chambers, Leeds. LS2 7EQ – 7.30
4thEvil Eye presents; Nacht und Nebel, Luxury Mollusc, Blackcloudsummoner, Rovellasca – The Soundroom, Gateshead - £6.00
5th – Trumans Water, Witching Waves, Schisms – Golden Lion, Fielden Square, Todmorden. W Yorkshire. OL14 6LZ – 8pm
6thThe House Organ presents; Luxury Mollusc, Nacht Und Nebel, Blackcloudsummoner – Jabbarwocky, Sheffield – 3pm - £6 donation.
6th – Evan Parker & Alexander Hawkins with John Pope and Paul Hession. Lit and Phil’ Society, Newcastle. 7pm - £12.00
10thTOPH & Opal TUSK Fringe present Soft Issues, Haar, Deletion. Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle. 9pm.
10th - Lasse Marhaug performance & talk - ICMus, Newcastle Uni’ - Free
11th - ORE, Rock Garden of Chandigarh, Joucous, The Spermaceti Organ - Twenty One, Southend on Sea - £7.
11-13thTusk Festival – Sage Gateshead - Magma, The Necks, Lasse Marhaug & Mariam Rezaei, Johann Wlight, Moor Mother x LCO, Celon Mange, Jandek, Shunyata Improvisation Group, Sunn Trio, MIR8, Eleh, Ceylon Mange, Acrid Lactations, Audrey Chen,  Gruppi Lab, Sonic Bothy, Mondo Sadists and many more.
20th – Melt Banana – Cluny, Newcastle.
20th – Bodies on Everest – Hey Base Camp, Exchange House, Corporations Rd, Middlesbrough. TS1 1DB
21st – Bodies on Everest – Trillians, Newcastle
30th – Negativeland – The Cluny, Newcastle


2nd – GNAW 1X, BAST, Bismuth, Penance Stare, Fret!, Waheela, Callan – Star & Shadow, Newcastle, NE2 1BB. 6pm
2nd – Shunyata Improvisation Group present John Cage’s Lecture on Nothing (with narrator; Posset) – Northern Charter Project Space, 5th Floor, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle. NE1 6QE. Time TBC. Donations welcome but not required.
8th – Carnivorous Plants, Robert Ridley Shackleton, Invisible Man – CafĂ© Kino, Bristol
13thScratch 1; An evening of improvised music; Koo, Richard Craig, Simon Proffitt, Ash Cooke – 7-9pm. Storiel, Bangor, Wales. Free entry.
23rd – TQN-aut Presents St James Infirmary, Warped Freqs – The Star & Shadow, Newcastle – 8pm - £5.00
18th – Ill, Black Shape, Hermitage – Cobalt Studios, 10-16 Boyd Street, Newcastle – 7pm. £7.00
24th – The Leaf LibraryThe World is a Bell album launch with the band on the decks (not playing live) – Pacific Social Club, 8 Clarence Road, Hackney. E5 8HB – 6.30. Free
29th – Archipelago – The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle


1stCandlelit Advent Concert. Shunyata Improvisation Group  with guest Beatrix Ward-Fernandez. Quaker Meeting House, 1 West Avenue, Newcastle. NE3 4ES. 7.30-9.30. Donations welcome but not required
16th & 17th – The Punk Scholars Network’s 6th International Conference and Postgraduate Symposium – Theme; ‘Noise’ and the question “can anyone do it?” - Newcastle Uni’
21st – Idiot Savant Christmas Band, Pellethead – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough -7.30pm - £7 otd


2nd – ‘Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet’ performed by The Northern Symphonia – £20 - Wylam Brewery, Newcastle