Category : Gig Guide

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

Local Leeds: Treeboy & Arc @ Wharf Chambers, 8/2/17

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Wharf Chambers feels like an appropriate venue for Treeboy & Arc. The LCoM boys carry a very Fat Whites/Eagulls vibe about them, but managing to straddle the boundary between utter cynicism and teenage ennui. In among the scuzz and DIY vibes of Wharf Chambers’ exposed brick and cement, Treeboy look … Read More

The Abstract Orchestra playing the music of J Dilla @ The Wardrobe, 4/2/17

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The impact of J Dilla’s music can hardly be overstated. An idol to legions of bedroom hip-hop producers, many see his ability to cut obscure parts of obscure records over crunchy, offbeat drums to create hip-hop masterpieces as unparalleled. Dilla’s influence extends far beyond the bedroom, with megastars such as … Read More

Preview: Alpines @ Headrow House, 15/2/17

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 On Tuesday 15th February, electronic pop duo Alpines come to Leeds as part of their European tour. Catherine Pockson and Bob Matthews make up the London based pair just a few months after the release of their second album Another River in October, which retained the mature electronic pop nature … Read More

Preview: Hawkwind @ Refectory, 16/3/17

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The spaceship Hawkwind is landing at Leeds University on 16th March . A true institution and one of the most influential British bands EVER, they almost need no introduction. They have been a constant force since the late 1960’s forging their unique space rock sound through the galaxy influencing countless … Read More

Live at Leeds 2017: Lineup Announcement #2

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With Live at Leeds beginning to make its appearance around the metaphorical corner, the creators behind the award-winning festival organised a laid-back entrée event to kickstart its official launch. Held at our very own Wardrobe, the atmosphere of the event was as dressed-down and understated as the festival itself: goers … Read More