My friend Gavin is part of the group that runs The North Phase - a marvelous North East listings and reviews site. I used to write a lot for it - film reviews mostly, but with the odd gig thrown in when they were available. The site went on hiatus over a year ago while they worked on improving the look of the site and I started to concentrate more on comics and illustrating again.
However, it's gradually starting to get back up and running. I noticed there was the odd gig review and news item getting posted and now Gavin has me down for an event to review tonight.
If anyone is interested in my attempts at magazine journalism or my opinions on the last Indiana Jones film, check out the Rhod Gilbert review and the majority of the film reviews posted on there. I promise they are way more coherent than my ramblings on this blog!
Whatever you do, though, check out the site as it has the potential to be a great and relevant guide to North East culture.