In collaboration with MIMA and official tech partner Pioneer DJ, electronic music originators A Man Called Adam host a series Sunday Music Sessions celebrating the incredible dynamism and history of Teesside’s music scene.
This season, MIMA’s programme spotlights the exhibition People Powered: Stories from the River Tees which explores how the river has shaped the region, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery.
Each week focuses on a different aspect of Teesside’s music scene:
6 August: Press On. Local success story Press On Vinyl deliver a talk about their rapid rise to prominence in the vinyl manufacturing scene and the bands, artists & labels they work with. Plus, A Man Called Adam DJ set and listening session.
13 August: Remembering The Rock Garden. Honouring the legacy of Middlesbrough’s legendary Punk/New Wave venue where bands like The Clash, Siouxsie and the Banshees & The Damned all performed regularly. With stories, images, DJ sets and listening party.
20 August: Over The Border. A deep dive into the history of Teesside’s oldest nightclub and first Reggae venue The Bongo Club and it’s lasting impact on the region. Dub and Reggae music and memories.
27 August: The Teesside Scene. Journalists, artists and promoters discuss the current state of play in Teesside’s richly diverse music scene. With DJ sets, performances and spoken word.