Nobody will help us; we'll do everything ourselves. Despite the odds, Newcastle's vibrant DIY music scene is thriving

Left to right: Kenosist, Mariam Rezaei, Me Lost Me, Geoff Kirkwood and Late Girl. Composite: Guardian Design; Fairlight Photography; Michelle Allen; Anya Clayton   Although funding is running out and venues are shutting, the underground music scene in the north-east is booming, with everything from pagan folk to deep techno to raw noise   A 40-minute […]

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Trax Records is accused of not paying royalties

Marshall Jefferson performing at the Tresor nightclub, Berlin, 2001. Photograph: Jim Dyson/Getty Images   More than a dozen musicians, including Marshall Jefferson and Adonis, are suing the innovative Chicago house label   According to Rolling Stone, more than a dozen musicians are suing Trax Records, a pioneering Chicago house label, as well as Screamin' Rachael Cain, […]

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