Category : In The Middle

Bugzy Malone Reclaims His Crown, 25.10.18

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Truly claiming his title, ‘King of the North’, Bugzy Malone dominated at the O2 Academy, delivering a performance that only solidified his place within grime royalty. An expert in crowd control, he was able to unite sweaty complexions across the floor space as he rolled out hit after hit from … Read More

Mahalia Brings Her Raw Talent to Wardrobe, 15.10.18

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As Mahalia strutted out on stage in her light pink jumpsuit and black high top converse, you knew you were in for a treat; she appeared so cool and calm that you could not help but admire her. Then she burst into her popular track ‘No Pressure’ to warm up … Read More

Actress Selma Blair Reveals MS Diagnosis

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Actress Selma Blair, 46, known for her roles in Hellboy and Cruel Intentions, has been diagnosed with the neurological condition multiple sclerosis, which she revealed in an emotional Instagram. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects the brain and spinal cord, causing a range of symptoms including tremors, vision … Read More

Melvins and Jon Spencer Take Over Stylus, 26.10.18

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It’s a punctual 7.30 start for Jon Spencer whose hot, sweaty, garage noise blasting out around Stylus presents a welcome respite from the Baltic winds ravaging the streets outside. Stripped of Judah Bauer and Russell Simins’ driving Blues Explosion backing, one might expect tonight to be more of a subdued … Read More

Leeds Alumni, alt-J, Return to Where it All Began, 23.10.18

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No strangers to the city, University of Leeds Alumni and trio, alt-J, performed amidst the beautiful backdrop of the Town Hall last week. Opening the set with a mysterious darkness and the intense snare drum which accompanies the intro to ‘Something Good’, the erratic lights mesmerised the crowd until Joe … Read More

Black Music in Leeds: The Rise of Sound Systems and the Advent of ‘Pirate’ Radio

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Claude ‘Hopper’ Hendrickson, now a Project Manager working on Racial Justice campaigns such as the ‘Race Card Project’ at Leeds West Indian Centre, has been involved in Leeds’ Sound Systems since the age of fourteen. He speaks to Ellie Montgomery about his experiences of identity, community and music within the … Read More

National Novel Writing Month

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As soon as the clock strikes twelve on the 31st October, it can mean a number of things. The beginning of the countdown to Christmas, the time to throw out pumpkins that are beginning to smell just a little bit off, but mainly, the dawn of NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo (aka National … Read More

The Best Multiplayer Games to Play with your Flatmates

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Mario Kart – Nintendo Wii There’s nothing better for bonding with new people than the tried and tested mix of nostalgia and intense competition. Mario Kart delivers on both fronts. There’s nothing more satisfying than smacking your new flatmate with a red shell – then laughing about it afterwards. Although … Read More

PS4’s Spider-Man: With Great Game Comes a Great Experience

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In the weeks after Spider-Man for PS4 was released, there is one thing that can be said about the game: it definitely makes you feel like a superhero. The smoothness of the gameplay and the fighting, as well as the storyline and the cinematic qualities of Spider-Man, make it possibly … Read More