Gig Guide

The Rapture - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire // 2nd May 2012

The Rapture always bring the party. We all know this, but maybe you don't? Well you should really, they've been around long enough for this to be common fact. Go see them and party.

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Gigs chosen by Oliver Primus



Blood Red Shoes – Trinity Centre // 1st May 2012

I've had the pleasure of seeing this duo live on a number of occasions, and they rank very highly amongst my favourite live acts. It's sure to be a very sweaty affair, and is the start of a very impressive run of gigs at the Trinity Centre. Miss this at your peril.

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Gigs chosen by Jack McKenna




Cashier no. 9/Aerials Up – Stereo // 3rd May 2012

Two for the price of one... Cashier no. 9 and Aerials Up. In the same venue. On the same night. Now that’s a bargain!

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Gigs chosen by Toni Spencer




Spector – Sound Control // 4th May 2012

Ahhh, Spector. The BBC’s “Ones to Watch” favourites are still going strong and making pretty lovely music. Surely the perfect way to spend a cold Friday evening is sweating and dancing to a great band?

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Gigs chosen by Heather Berry




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Rolled School – Skate Central // 5th May 2012

The Steel City live roller disco/gig mashup extravaganza is now in its 3rd incarnation having taken a year off and found a new moniker, with 5 acts competing for your attention as you attempt to stay on your feet. A unique gig experience from the Drowned in Sound crew.

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    Other Gigs
  • 01/05/12: The Crookes – The Harley // [Tickets/Info]
  • 02/05/12: Alkaline Trio – The Leadmill // [Tickets/Info]
  • 04/05/12: Ladyhawke – The Leadmill // [Tickets/Info]
  • 04/05/12: Such Gold – Corporation // [Tickets/Info]

Gigs chosen by Kyle Rice




Live At Leeds - Various Venues // 5th May 2012

Leeds’ finest venues play host to an impressive list of bands, be sure to check out the not to miss performances listed below!

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    Other Gigs
  • 02/05/12: The Black Belles - Brudenell Social Club// [Tickets/Info]
  • 04/05/12: King Charles - Cockpit // [Tickets/Info]
  • 05/05/12 - 10pm: Los Campesinos - Stylus (Live At Leeds) // [Tickets/Info]
  • 05/05/12 - 11pm: Reverend and the Makers - Faversham (Live At Leeds) // [Tickets/Info]
  • 05/05/12 - 10pm: Dog is Dead - Brudenell Social Club (Live At Leeds) // [Tickets/Info]
  • 05/05/12 - 8.30pm: Friends - Leeds Uni Stylus (Live At Leeds)// [Tickets/Info]

Gigs chosen by Charlotte Stones




Bowerbirds – Haunt // 5th May 2012

North Carolina’s Bowerbirds bring the beguiling sounds of their recently released third album ‘The Clearing” to the Haunt for an unmissable, intimate performance.

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Gigs chosen by Ed Blow



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Quantic & Alice Russell – Hare & Hounds // 6th May 2012

When the reigning champion of cumbia, deep funk, tropical dub (and many Latin, Caribbean and African styles in between) gets on it with his uplifting soul-singer-collaborator, it’s impossible to avoid moving to such rare grooves and infectious rhythms. Add Will Holland’s live Combo Barbaro band into the mix, even the dead will dance. Oye!

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Gigs chosen by Lyle Bignon