What’s on at HQ

May 27 @ 8:00 pm
Blues Bar - Blues dancing event @ Empty Shop HQ
Come down to the fabulous Empty Shop on the 27th May for another round of Blues Bar. We’ll be dancing into the early morning accompanied by the best and bluesy-est grooves available. Don’t miss the[...]
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The last days of ZEEROX @ Empty Shop HQ
To celebrate the release of our second (and last) album we’re having a send off in the form of a FREE bank holiday weekend party! In connection with the outstanding Empty Shop and Rocking Horse[...]
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Open Mike Eagle + support TBC @ Empty Shop HQ
We’re very excited to be welcoming Open Mike Eagle to Empty Shop all the way from Los Angeles, California. This is his first ever show in the North East. OPEN MIKE EAGLE Michael Eagle is[...]
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm
Haliwerfolc: A Poetry Reading @ Empty Shop HQ
You are warmly invited to our poetry reading HALIWERFOLC: Featuring poems from: Paul Batchelor Jake Campbell Joanne Clement Mandana M. Ghoyonloo Lisa Matthews Padraig Regan The Haliwerfolc were the people of Northumbria, for whom Saint[...]
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Jazz Sessions: Lickety Split @ Empty Shop HQ
Working in association with the Jazz Co-Op in Newcastle The Jazz Sessions continue for 2016 on the first Thursday of every month. We encourage anyone with an interested in live jazz, or an ear for[...]
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Come along on the second Thursday of each month for an evening to an informal folk at HQ Traditional music sessions – tunes and maybe a few songs from the British Isles and beyond. An[...]
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
As Ondas // Year Of Birds @ Empty Shop HQ
Equestrian Collective presents: AS ONDAS No-wave-surf, trilingual indie band, it is gonna be class! Members of Shopping and loads of other great pop groups! New record on Tuff Enuff coming soon. As Ondas were the[...]
Heir + Rebekah Fitch @ Empty Shop HQ
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Heir + Rebekah Fitch @ Empty Shop HQ
Heir are a five piece band from Leeds. They have spent the last year stamping their unique take on modern pop music, combining powerful harmonies and hooks with grit and organic song craft. Releasing their[...]
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Jazz Sessions EXTRA: Alice Grace Quartet @ Empty Shop HQ
Empty Shop are excited to present a second regular Jazz gig at Empty Shop HQ on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The Jazz Sessions Extra allow us to play with the format and be[...]
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:45 pm
Captain Chaos // Chrissy Barnacle // Mama Lips @ Empty Shop HQ
Equestrian Collective presents: CAPTAIN CHAOS Chris Clavin, Dungeon Master of Plan It X records, bringing his wild songs and stories all the way from Indiana, USA. Chris has held over a dozen bugs in his[...]
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Pale Kids // DIRTY GIRL // MOLAR // @ Empty Shop HQ
Equestrian Collective presents: + Pale Kids + Short songs, shorter tempers. The catholic punks you know fairly well. Split 7″ coming out with MOLAR soon! + DIRTY GIRL + Catchy as heck pop songs![...]
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
RADIOACTIVITY // Martha // No Ditching @ Empty Shop HQ
Equestrian Collective presents RADIOACTIVITY Texas garage punk feat. members of Mind Spiders, The Marked Men + more. Having released a string of killer 7″s and 2 cracking LPs on the legendary DIRTNAP records, we’re[...]