The alternative freshers’ week

Want some variety? Grinding in a sweaty mass to Katy Perry not your scene? If clubbing isn’t your thing, or you just need a break from heavy nights and heavier hangovers, don’t panic! We at The Gryphon have put together a list of gigs and events to shake up your Freshers’ Week. If you love live music, or need something to fill the void ‘till Fruity Friday, why not try some of these gems?

Monday 19th September:

Edgy Oporto kickstarts the week, offering free entry for a showcase of local bands. Elsewhere, Hyde Park Book Club are running ‘Girls That Gig’, a networking night for female musicians and artists.


Tuesday 20th September:

The intimate Sela Bar is a great pit stop before HiFi Mixtape, hosting free, top quality jazz every week. Craft ales and face melting solos guaranteed.


Wednesday 21st September:

Join Welsh rockers Pretty Vicious as they tear up the notoriously rowdy Brudenell Social Club. Or get down to the grooves of Pearl’s Cab Ride at Smokestack, Leeds’ three storey portal to funk and soul.


Thursday 22nd September:

Lost In The Riots bring intricate instrumentals to Wharf Chambers, a hipster’s paradise at the heart of Leeds. Meanwhile, The Amorettes and Love Zombies promise a crazed night of hard rock at Key Club.

Friday 23rd September:

Fed up with Fruity? Wardrobe is offering insightful, politically charged rhymes from hip-hop giant Lowkey. Alternatively, try some indie-punk vibes from False Heads in Verve Bar’s basement.


Saturday 24th September:

Emo pop-punk outfit Against The Current take Stylus tonight, but metal-heads might opt for UK Slam Fest at Temple of Boom. Fancy something softer? Try Whites Bar for their weekly acoustic night.


Sunday 25th September:

Congratulations, you survived Freshers! Why not chill on the roof of Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, grab yourself a pizza in Leeds’ greatest beer garden? And if you want extra cheese, The Library Pub have The Ordinary Boys on…


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