NEWS: Vinyl – Ceiling Demons, Rhyme Molesters, Kv$hnoodle @ Riverside Lounge | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Having been promoting gigs on Teesside for a couple of years, Ian Allcock’s Vinyl nights at Stockton’s Riverside Lounge have been going from strength to strength. Offering not just live music but also an artistic element to their shows, the Vinyl nights aim to showcase some of the region’s most exciting live performers as well as shining a light on interesting visual artists.

This marriage between the visual and the aural arguably works best with hip-hop and graffiti, the two art forms going comfortably hand in hand and, after a highly successful event back in January, they welcome another hip-hop themed event to Riverside Lounge on Friday 28th September.

Organiser Ian explains why the symbiosis works so well. “There are no other regular nights around which mix live original music with artwork and photography. It’s a stage for new music and where local artists and photographers can showcase their talents and it really works! The alt. hip-hop and graffiti genres have grown up together, for both this event in September and our show back in January we commissioned some very original work from local anonymous graffiti artists, last time we used reclaimed car panels and this time…well, wait and see!”

North Yorkshire’s sublime alt. hip-hop group Ceiling Demons headline the night, with their sometimes bleak but always lyrically deft sound. Stockton’s own Rhyme Molesters and Kv$hnoodle provide suitably raw and atmospheric support.


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