LEEDS, Music

Bongo’s Bingo Review

The Bongo’s Bingo Oktoberfest special did not disappoint. Normally held at Leeds favourite Canal Mills, the new location at South Bank Depot made for a more spacious event – and more room for steins! As usual, the lively DJ announced each number with enthusiasm, this time flanked by energetic assistants whose blond wigs couldn’t conceal […]

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Equaliser (or How to Dance for Equality)

Saturday 30th September 2017, 7pm to 5 am, Wharfs Chambers: Equaliser is born. This Leeds-based organisation aiming to ‘promote diversity and unity’ had its very first event. The Launch Party was anything but a painful operation, with free DJ workshops for female, trans and non-binary people and providing a ‘Party for everyone’. This weekend, Leeds […]

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Review: Slam Dunk Festival North – 28/05/2017

By Olivia Woollam Leeds, the founding city of Slam Dunk, hosted the festival for its 11th year as the Northern member of the three-day tour. The festival hosted a number of incredible bands such as headliners Enter Shikari, who are celebrating 10 years since the release of their debut album Take to the Skies, Neck […]

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SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL PREVIEW

May is upon us, which only means one thing: it is Slam Dunk month! Returning to Leeds for its 11th year, and the anticipation is heating up for Slam Dunk Festival North. Kicking off on Sunday 28th May with huge names in rock and pop punk, the festival is set to be one hell of […]

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PREVIEW: Sifaka Sessions #001 – St Paddys

On this Friday 17th March, you can find a safe haven from most of the drunken Irish craziness of St Patrick’s Day at Hyde Park Book Club for the first – hopefully of many – Sifaka Sessions. Established by local Leeds band Sifaka, who played an amazing set in Book Club’s very small performance room […]

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Awards season: 2017 BRIT Awards

Last Wednesday, I was lucky enough to spend the day at the 2017 BRIT Awards, managing to score myself some work experience behind the scenes of the British music industry’s biggest event. I was situated in the media box with the digital team of the evening, and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t […]

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Kate Nash at Leeds University Union

To most of us, Kate Nash is simply a blast from the past, but after watching her perform on her UK tour, it’s fair to say she’s back with a vengeance. Naturally charismatic and fun, she made the stage her own as she danced and spun around, exuding energy and topping it all off with […]

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Live Review: Jack Savoretti – O2 Academy Leeds. 1/11/16

Jack Savoretti embarked on his UK headline tour in Leeds at the 02 Academy. Following the release of his recent album Sleep No More, he has recently had some great promo. You may have seen the TV advertisement for his new album, or if, like me, you’re a big One Tree Hill fan, you may […]

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Art & Culture, LEEDS, Music

Preview: HBAC17 @ Milo Bar, Leeds

Something fresh is emerging this Saturday, as creative collective Higher Bound Arts Club take on their debut event at one of Leeds’ best rock and roll venues, Milo Bar. HBAC17 describe themselves as ‘an open invitation’ to creative individuals. Whether your passions lie within art, music, or other expressive mediums such as spoken word and […]

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