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Mini-fest brings the girl power to York

Bringing together and celebrating female folk and acoustic musicians from across Yorkshire, York’s Little Festival of Live Music will showcase six hours of incredible live music performed in the intimate setting of the Black Swan Inn in York on Saturday.

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Courtney Marie Andrews

Music interview: Courtney Marie Andrews

American singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews released her first album at the tender age of 18.

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Vinnie Jones appears in the new Leeds Utd film

Rag ‘N’ Bone Man and new Leeds United movie to headline city’s first International Festival

THE WRAPS came off the first Leeds International Festival today - with a music-up line up including the Pigeon Detectives and singer-songwriter Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, and a new film about Leeds United.

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Jumbo Records in the St John's Centre, Leeds, is to move to the Merrion Centre. Shop manager Adam Gillison is pictured with new Rolling Stones album  at the store...24th February 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Jumbo Records on move to bigger Leeds shop as vinyl revival spins on

JUMBO Records in Leeds city centre is set for a return the Merrion Centre after nearly 30 years at the nearby St Johns Centre as the continuing vinyl revival means they need a bigger shop.

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Eminem returning to headline Leeds and Reading Festivals 2017

Rap legend Eminem, Blossoms and The Sherlocks to play Leeds and Reading Festival 2017

Rap legend Eminem is to return and will join previously announced Muse and Kasabian to headline this summer's Leeds and Reading Festivals 2017, it was announced today.
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Eminem performs at 2013s Leeds Festival.

Guess who’s back! Leeds Festival date for rap star Eminem

Rap star Eminem clearly likes rhyming in the West Riding – he’s on his way back to Leeds Festival as one of its 2017 headliners.

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Ferocious Dog

Music interview: Ken Bonsall on the rise of folk rock band Ferocious Dog

Former miner Ken Bonsall’s band Ferocious Dog play a special concert in Wakefield next month. Duncan Seaman reports.

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Charlie Simpson of Busted at O2 Academy Leeds. Picture: Sarah Smith

Gig review: Busted at O2 Academy Leeds

Pop rock band Busted recently played at the O2 Academy in the heart of Leeds and it was everything and more that the fans expected from the band who reunited last year, after almost 12 years off the radar.

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Gig to help homeless people

a gig will launch the northern branch of a charity helping homeless people and boost its funds.

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Kings of Leon at First Direct Arena. Picture: Sarah Smith

Gig review: Kings of Leon at First Direct Arena, Leeds

“Thank you very much, we’re Kings Of Leon,” says Caleb Followill, five songs into a fine performance and their first in Leeds since a headline performance at Leeds Festival back in 2009.

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Brooders. Picture: Martin Crandon

Gig preview: Brooders at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

“We formed just out of me and Liam [Naylor], a guitar/drums sort of thing. We had the worst equipment in the world and the worst ambitions in the world,” says Adam Bairstow, explaining the early days of the Leeds-based psychedelic grunge band Brooders.

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Touche Amore

Gig review: Touché Amoré at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

“You guys have been incredible,” pronounces Jeremy Bolm towards the end of Touché Amoré’s scorching set at the Brudenell Social Club. “This is definitely the best show we’ve ever played in Leeds – it’s definitely the best show we’ve played on this tour.”

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The Pigeon Detectives, Picture: Tom Martin

Music interview: Matt Bowman on The Pigeon Detectives’ ‘liberating’ new album

The Pigeon Detectives have been through a lot in the last ten years – from the highs of a platinum selling debut album to a bumpy dalliance with a well-known independent label that singer Matt Bowman describes as a “thoroughly awful experience”.

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Band of Horses. Picture: Christopher Wilson

Gig review: Band of Horses at O2 Academy Leeds

“What’s up, man!” cries Ben Birdwell to warm cheers, as he hits the stage. “It’s good to see you again! What’s your names?” A jumbled chorus of answers meets him and he grins. “Paul? Paul’s a good name. Hi Paul!”

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Tom Greenan

Gig review: Tom Greenan at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Frequently you hear about ‘the next big thing’ on the music scene’ or ‘they’ll be massive this time next year’. Rarely does this happen; except for Tom Grennan.

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Menace Beach

Gig review: Menace Beach at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Menace Beach have been described as a ‘slacker-rock’ band, which some would deem derogatory for a band who’s anything but resting on their laurels’ since their first album ‘Rat World’ was released.

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Sheffield's own Coco to play at Tramlines 2017 after-parties

BREAKING: Tramlines after-parties stars to include MC Bugzy Malone and Sheffield's own Coco

Tramlines, Sheffield’s inner-city music festival, has revealed the lineup for its official after-parties - including MC Bugzy Malone and Sheffield's own Coco

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Richard Hawley

Music interview: Richard Hawley on Hebden Bridge Trades Club

Hebden Bridge is one of Yorkshire’s most-famous towns. With a thriving community of independent stores and a population of people who champion the arts, built around some of the UK’s most picturesque countryside, it has become a large tourist attraction for visitors with a wide range of interests.

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Ladyhawke

Gig review: Ladyhawke at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

“We’ve only got one more song,” Pip Brown, better known as Ladyhawke, announces to a cosily intimate crowd at Leeds’s Brudenell Social Club.

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Pet Shop Boys at First Direct Arena. Leeds. Picture: Anthony Longstaff

Gig review: Pet Shop Boys at First Direct Arena, Leeds

The pointed hats may now be consigned to the archives but it really wouldn’t be a Pet Shop Boys’ concert without some form of elaborate and amusing headgear.

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