Category : Gig Guide

VANT @ The Wardrobe, 25/2/17

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From the moment I walked down the red-tinged stairs of The Wardrobe and into the main gig area, I could tell the crowd was raring to go. As the warm-up act were playing their delicately deep songs, kids were pushing and shoving to get to the front: eager to get … Read More

Preview: Green Man Festival 2017, 18th-20th August

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Green Man is back and better than ever before. The boutique festival is located in the Brecon Beacons, nestled in a green valley, hiding from the real world and allowing its fantasy to unfurl. From 18th-20th August 2017, Green Man makes its return, presenting you with another chance to grab … Read More

Preview: Romare @ Headrow House, 4/3/17

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On Saturday 4th March, Romare will bring his unique sound to Headrow House to play a sold out gig. If this wasn’t enough already, he’s also bringing along a full live band. He studied African American Visual Culture at University, and the influence that this has had on him can … Read More

Preview: Bonobo @ O2 Academy Leeds, 1/3/17

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Straight off the back of ethereal new album Migration, Bonobo is set to grace Leeds’ O2 Academy next Wednesday night. And with such a diverse back catalogue to draw from, the night looks set to be electric. Bonobo, A.K.A. Simon Green, has been honing his sophisticated style ever since Animal Magic back in … Read More

Preview: De La Soul @ O2 Academy, 28/2/17

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The legendary hip hop trio De La Soul are coming to Leeds o2 Academy on the 28th February. This UK tour follows the release of Grammy nominated And The Anonymous Nobody, featuring collaborations with Damon Albarn, 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg, David Byrne, Usher and many more. Since their critically acclaimed … Read More

Preview: Aristophanes @ Headrow House, 2/3/17

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Aristophanes’ unique style and foreign-language rap is pushing the boundaries of how we think of western electronic and rap music. Best known for her rattling feature on Grimes’ ‘Scream’, a track off her latest release Art Angels, Aristophanes is bringing her own repertoire to Headrow House on 2nd March. Having … Read More

Preview: Kamasi Washington @ O2 Academy, 1/7/17

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Epic’ is the one word to describe Kamasi Washington. And it isn’t only because it is the name of his 2015 album. If you don’t know what to expect, you won’t be disappointed, Washington is known for his great live shows so you will have to prepare yourself to handle … Read More

Preview: Soul Rebels @ the Wardrobe, 4/3/17

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On Saturday the 4th of March, Soul Rebels will be returning to Leeds. Over the last four years, DJ Lubi’s event has hosted acts such as José James, London Afrobeat Collective and Omar. This time round, the night will be showcasing Leeds’s rising talent, who have emerged over the last … Read More

Preview: Lower Than Atlantis @ O2 Academy, 13/3/17

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Lower Than Atlantis are taking the rock world by storm, and soon, they’ll be taking Leeds, too. With their recent Top 10 album, Safe in Sound, this tour is going to be a celebration. Accompanied by fellow Brit boys Young Guns, they’ll be bringing their straightforward, radio-friendly rock and a … Read More

Preview: THABO @ Brudenell, 24/2/17

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Stripped-down soul star Thabo Mkwananzi – known by stage name THABO – returns to Brudenell’s stage on 24th February in a highly anticipated comeback. The Huddersfield-born singer/songwriter/producer, along with his three-piece band The Real Deal, is back with what he has labelled ‘bare knuckle soul’ material.  Building on the success … Read More