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anti the drive in at the cluny



The UK’s premier At The Drive-In cover band return to The Cluny from a triumphant set at last years ‘Grafteoke‘ charity event spectacular.  This cover band is set to bring some American post-hardcore to Newcastle on Friday 19th August in aid of the Tyneside branch of Mind.

Playing all of At the Drive-In’s hits Anth The Drive-In‘ features members of local acts Drifts, Integers, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaind, Written From Negative and Razmataz Lorry Excitement.

At the Drive-In is considered as one of the most influential post-hardcore acts of the late 1990’s and early 2000’s with their chaotic balance of adrenaline and intellect.  We spoke to Chris from Integers on why they chose to cover this legendary American band. 

“We did it last year for Grafteoke which is a once a year spectacular put on by the band Pure Graft.  Local bands come together and do cover sets by their favourite bands so we picked ours.  We wanted to do something for Mind as they are a great organisation and mental health charities are often overlooked.  It’s something that nearly everyone will be affected by in someway at sometime in their life.”


charity gig at the cluny


Also on the bill are The Micksies, playing the songs of The Pixies, – featuring members of Young Liar, Tough Tits & The Great Curve.

Daveage playing Descendents songs.  Members of Pure Graft, Mansions of Glory and Farman.

Tickets are available from The Cluny at £6

Or at See Tickets here

All proceeds will be going to Mind Tyne & Wear

Doors: 7:30pm 11:30pm finish

It looks set to be a fantastic night for a great cause, with a strong line up of musicians from across the North East.  To learn more about Anth the Drive-In you can check out their Facebook event here



The Cluny is right in the beating heart of Ouseburn it has long been a popular bar and venue for Newcastle’s independent music scene.  If you are in Newcastle city centre and don’t fancy the walk along to Ouseburn there is a good bus service, with numbers 12, 22, 39, 40, 62 & 63 on New Bridge Street at the top of Stepney Bank.  Also the Q2 Quaylink bus also now serves Ouseburn Valley, stopping on Byker Bank.  Byker and Manors Metro stations are both within 10 minutes walking distance.  There is also a reasonably-sized free car park, accessed via Foundry Lane is about 50 yards from our door.  Plus two small paying car parks under the arches of Byker Bridge.


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