7 must-see North East gigs for the next 7 days

Chaka Khan is at the O2 Academy in Newcastle on Monday night.
Chaka Khan is at the O2 Academy in Newcastle on Monday night.

There's something for everyone on the North East's live music scene - and that's never been more true than this week.

There's a plethora of gigs to get you out of the house, from electro to avant garde thrash metal, and opera to soul. Here's a few recommendations.