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Hacienda Classical returns to Leeds on 14th April 2017

Hacienda Classical returns to Leeds on 14th April 2017 plus official afterparty at 'Church Leeds' featuring Derrick Carter, Francois K, Mike Pickering, Graeme Park, Buckley

 

Gig Preview: TOY at The Wardrobe

TOY at The Wardrobe, November 26th, 2016

 
 

"Stone Cold Steve Austin is The Beatles of wrestling"

We caught up with JPNSGRLS at the Brudenell

 

Aaron Keylock cuts against the grain in Leeds

The hotly tipped blues guitarist stopped by Brudenell Social Club on October 26.

 
 

Gig Preview: Dinosaur Jr. at Leeds Stylus

Dinosaur Jr. at Leeds Stylus, October 26th, 2016

 

Gig Preview: James Vincent McMorrow at Leeds Town Hall

James Vincent McMorrow at Leeds Town Hall, October 13th

 
 

Gig Preview: Johnny Lloyd and Goo Goo Dolls at Leeds Academy

Johnny Lloyd and Goo Goo Dolls, October 9th, 2016

 

Gig Preview: The Secret Festival at Lotherton Hall

The Secret Festival at Lotherton Hall, September 3rd, 2016

 
 

Chambers

On the eve of their Futuresound competition appearance we catch up with Chambers to see what secrets lie within

 

C.W. Stoneking at Brudenell Social Club

Gig Preview: C.W. Stoneking at Brudenell Social Club, June 22nd 2016

 
 

Gig Preview - Will Varley with The Proclaimers at Leeds Grand Theatre

Will Varley with The Proclaimers at Leeds Grand Theatre, June 12th, 2016

 

Chastity

Brandon instantly strikes me as someone who is not confined to a genre, the space he is given, or defined by a name

 
 

Gig Preview: Melt Yourself Down at Brudenell Social Club

Melt Yourself Down at Brudenell Social Club, April 28th, 2016

 
 

High Tyde

HIGH TYDE SAFE EP TOUR

 

James' theatre challenge

Paris XY's James Orvis to produce and perform live score for play

 
 

High Tyde

I caught up with High Tyde eating pizza before their Leeds show.

 

Interview with Steve Hackett on his upcoming solo and Genesis appearance

Steve Hackett (SH) has a music career spanning 5 decades. The former Genesis guitarist is in the middle of a very busy year, with a new studio album, retrospective box set and an extensive tour. We caught up with him as he passed through York to chat about his year and look forward to the appearance at Leeds Town Hall on 20th October.

 
 

Salvation - 30th Anniversary

Salvation are one of the bands to come out of Leeds music scene's most diverse and prolific periods, the early to mid 80s. We caught up with vocalist Danny Mass (DM) and guitarist Ben Farvak (BF) at Heart Café, which sits at the center of LS6 the spiritual home of many of the bands from that period.

 

Playlist: Leeds Festival 2015 - BBC INTRODUCING STAGE

Watch a few of the great acts playing Leeds Festival BBC Introducing Stage this year.

 
 

Competition! Win tickets to Magic of Motown Under the Stars.

Win a pair of tickets to see MAGIC OF MOTOWN Under the Stars with special guest Gwen Dickey of ROSE ROYCE at Millennium Square on Thursday, July 30th, 2015