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Gig review: Joan As Police Woman at Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

It’s appropriate that Parker Kindred is the last man to stop playing and leave the stage. The drummer has, after all, been the root of many of the songs performed during Joan As Police Woman’s two-hour set.

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Iron Chic. Picture: Nicole Guglielmo

Gig review: Iron Chic at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Iron Chic kicked off a small run of UK shows at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds.

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Four previously unreleased David Bowie records will be available for purchase on Record Store Day

Record Store Day: where to celebrate and pick up exclusive vinyl releases in Leeds

Undoubtedly a highlight on many a music fan's calendar, Record Store Day sees more than 200 independent record shops across the UK come together for one day each year to celebrate their unique culture.

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Cosey Fanni Tutti

Interview – Cosey Fanni Tutti: ‘I would never harm anyone else in pursuit of what I want to do’

Well known as a controversial artist, with the publication of her memoir Cosey Fanni Tutti is now receiving plaudits as an author. Duncan Seaman reports.

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Alfie Boe. Picture: Paul Harries

Music interview – Alfie Boe: ‘I’ve got a long way to go before I finish’

Alfie Boe heads to Scarborough for an open air concert in June, and he’s hoping for sunshine. He spoke to Duncan Seaman.

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Bambooman

Gig preview: Beat Back featuring Bambooman at Leeds Industrial Museum

Electronic artist Bambooman rounds off a residency at Leeds Industrial Museum with a special set based on field recordings he’s made using the museum’s machinery and steam engines.

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Mabel. Picture: Tom Oldham

Gig review: Mabel at The Wardrobe, Leeds

Mabel attracts the kind of crowd that turns up at the exact time it says on the ticket.

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Lightning Seeds frontman Ian Broudie.

Marvellous news! Lightning Seeds confirmed for gig in Leeds’s Millennium Square

They’ve played the Glastonbury Festival, Liverpool’s Anfield football ground and most points in between.

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Joan As Police Woman.

Music interview – Joan As Police Woman: ‘Being an artist alone is a political statement in these shameful times’

Joan Wasser likes to feel uncomfortable. This might not be obvious when listening to the Brooklyn-based musician for the first time, with her love of 70s soul and sultry delivery recently seeing her dubbed the alt-Adele by The Guardian.

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Marillion play in York this weekend.

Music interview – Marillion: ‘Playing the Royal Albert Hall was quite an experience’

Marillion are playing in the Barbican Centre in York on Sunday. The YEP caught up with singer Steve Hogarth to find out how things were going.

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Suzanne Vega to celebrate albums anniversaries in Leeds

Suzanne Vega to celebrate albums anniversaries in Leeds

Following her critically acclaimed sold-out UK tour last year, New York singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega has announced a series of dates in August, to continue the celebrations of the 30th and 25th anniversaries respectively of her albums Solitude Standing and 99.9F by performing both in full.

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KOYO

Gig review: KOYO at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Six months ago in October 2017, KOYO played to roughly 10 people at Belgrave Music Hall, call it their Manchester Free Trade Hall moment, the gig no one attended but everyone will claim to have being to in years to come.

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Clare Bowen and Charles Eston in action during Nashville in Concert at First Direct Arena. PIC: Anthony Longstaff

REVIEW: Nashville comes to Leeds - in all sorts of guises

I NEVER expected to hear Don’t Look Back In Anger at the Nashville In Concert Farewell tour.
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Roy Orbison - In Dreams came to the First Direct Arena, Leeds. (Copyright �2018 Base Holograms, LLC)

Gig review: Roy Orbison – In Dreams at First Direct Arena, Leeds

IMAGINE seeing one of your favourite artists live on stage almost three decades since he passed away.

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Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys tickets go on sale this morning - this is everything you need to know

Tickets for Sheffield's Arctic Monkeys go on sale this morning and this is everything you need to know.
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Nick Heyward. Picture: Steve Ullathorne

Music interview – Nick Heyward: ‘I love so much music, I could go any way’

One of the hitmakers of the 1980s, Nick Heyward has been out of the limelight for a while, until now. Duncan Seaman reports.

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Mabel. Picture: Tom Oldham

Music interview – Mabel: ‘I think the UK is making the best hip-hop and R&B in the world right now’

For an artist embarking on her first tour of Europe’s arenas, Mabel McVey sounds remarkably relaxed.

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Last year's The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics concert in Leeds

Dance music legends to go Back to Basics for Leeds concert

A TRIO of dance music legends have been confirmed as headline special guests for the return of a unique concert on Millennium Square in Leeds city centre this summer.

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Dirty Freud. Picture: Danny Allison

Music interview – Dirty Freud: ‘The music that I make can’t really be boxed in’

Had things gone as Danni Skerritt originally planned, he would have been a professional scriptwriter and poet.

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