What’s Going On: 28th January – 3rd February


29th January – Circulation presents Kreature – Fibbers

This very magazine (that you’re reading right now, electronically) has teamed up with the fledgling Bangers & Mash to bring you Leeds beat-maker Kreature, fresh off his debut release on Kumasi records. Tickets are £4.50adv/£6.50otd

31st January – The History Of Apple Pie – The Basement

The History of Apple Pie (pictured) make music that is unashamedly dreamy. This has led to obvious comparisons with Best Coast but the British five-piece have a scuzzier side that they’ll be hoping to display live. On course for a massive 2013, we have Please Please You to thank for bringing them to our fair walled city. Also keep your eyes peeled for our interview with the band ahead of the release of their debut album ‘Out of View’. Tickets are £6adv/£8otd

2nd February – Freakin presents Dead Rose Music Company – Mansion

If you don’t know about Freakin, then be sure to read our feature on them from last year. If you do know about them, then I’m sure you’ve already got tickets for their latest house night, where they’ll be welcoming producer and DJ Dead Rose Music Company. Tickets are £6

2nd February – Department M – The Duchess

Nichely Does It have been bringing some dynamic new bands to York recently via their night at The Duchess. No change here then as they present the dark synth-leanings of Department M. Tickets are £4ad/£6otd


29th January – Norwood Soul Patrol – Beat Bar

Norwood Soul Patrol is Swamp 81 figurehead Loefah, Dom Fader and the consummate MC Chunky. Together they combine to play you a whole host of soul classics, and just bring the good times generally. Catch the trio on Rinse FM every Monday morning, 3-5 am. Tickets are £9

30th January – Metz – Brudenell Social Club

As if being a successful Punk band in the 21st Century isn’t hard enough, Metz have to contend with being Canadian as well. Don’t let these two things count against them though, their eponymous debut album was one of the best, and loudest, records of last year. Tickets are £7

31st January – Dinosaur Jr. – Stylus

After nearly 30 years of make-ups, break-ups, line-up changes and plenty of distortion, Dinosaur Jr. dispelled any notion of irrelevancy with last year’s stonking ‘I Bet On Sky’. Catch the indie heroes as they play one of Leeds University’s impressive live venues. Tickets are £18.50

31st January – Glen Hansard – City Varities

Hasard rose to fame for playing the Irish protagonist of post-modern musical film Once in 2007, but long before his movie star career he was helming Dublin rock heroes The Frame. “Falling Slowly”, a song he penned for the film went on to win him an Academy Award and with Oscar season right around the corner, it only seems fitting that Glen is out on tour. Tickets are £20.30

1st February – Zed Bias – Beaver Works

As if producing some of the best Garage music ever and inventing Dubstep wasn’t enough, Zed Bias has positioned himself as a figurehead of the current UK scene, taking the likes of Chunky and Paleman under his wing, whilst still finding time to release game-changing singles on labels such as Loefah’s Swamp81 and Julio Bashmore’s Broadwalk. I doubt his newfound relevancy will stop him from whipping out the old favourites however, as “Neighbourhood” is still one of the all time great crowd-pleasers. Tickets are £6

1st February – Theo Parrish – TBA

The erstwhile promoters monocult are responsible for some of the more inventive bookings and entertaining nights in Leeds, such as when they brought New York techno wizard Levon Vincent to a furniture warehouse on the outskirts of the city last year. They’re at it again, this time bringing Detroit legend Theo Parrish to a location listed as ‘TBA’. Expect it to be a warehouse space in-keeping with Parrish’s Motown roots, and don’t expect Theo to play anything less than a 4 hour set. Tickets are £12

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Alex Beazley-Long