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Live At Leeds – a preview of three great bands (there are 100 more…..). Full set times too!

Live At Leeds – a preview of three great bands (there are 100 more…..). Full set times too!

Ross McGibbon March 26, 2019 0

With over 100 acts at 21 venues across Leeds, Live At Leeds is back. But with only 2 ears, what bands to choose? There are loads and loads of tempting bands we haven’t sampled

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band – The new in the old – Live at The Grove, Leeds

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band – The new in the old – Live at The Grove, Leeds

Ross McGibbon March 25, 2019 0

24th March 2019 It’s lovely to know there are institutions that last and give a city character, yet the flow of the new passes through. Like a river – always the same, always different.

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band – “Tall Grass” – a record full of love for American roots

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band – “Tall Grass” – a record full of love for American roots

Ross McGibbon March 20, 2019 0

OLD PUP RECORDS / DITTO MUSIC 18th March, 2019 Should this sound so American when it comes from Wales? Americana is a state of mind…. Playing on a couple of guitars, an upright bass

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Pabst – “Blue Ribbon spectacle at the Brudenell Social Club”

Pabst – “Blue Ribbon spectacle at the Brudenell Social Club”

Ross McGibbon March 17, 2019 0

Live at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club, 15th March 2019 They might be named for an unlikeable American beer – Pabst Blue Ribbon – but they can’t be faulted for their energy and that will

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Red Rum Club – “fizzing with energy” – Live in Leeds 2019

Red Rum Club – “fizzing with energy” – Live in Leeds 2019

Ross McGibbon March 17, 2019 0

Live at The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 16th March 2019 Red Rum Club arriving on stage was like a dam breaking; running out, they launched into Angeline at high speed, trumpet blasting and Fran

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Humble Pie – “Joint Effort” – a reminder of the genius of Steve Marriott

Humble Pie – “Joint Effort” – a reminder of the genius of Steve Marriott

Ross McGibbon March 2, 2019 0

CLEOPATRA RECORDS 8th February 2019 I’m a little too young to remember Humble Pie and could not have even named their genre before hearing this but as soon as I saw the name Steve

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Delicate Steve – “Till I Burn Up” is like an excitable puppy wanting to play

Delicate Steve – “Till I Burn Up” is like an excitable puppy wanting to play

Ross McGibbon March 2, 2019 0

ANTI RECORDS 1st March 2019 Two years on from the first Delicate Steve album I heard, I remember its freshness, its difference from the releases around it. Purely instrumental guitar music, using conversational guitar

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She Drew The Gun – Hitting the target in Leeds

She Drew The Gun – Hitting the target in Leeds

Ross McGibbon February 24, 2019 0

Live at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 21st February 2019 It’s nice to be right. I’d seen She Drew The Gun open for The Coral only four months ago and, despite the usual support band

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MONO – ‘NOWHERE NOW HERE’ – Limpid beauty and earbursting volume

MONO – ‘NOWHERE NOW HERE’ – Limpid beauty and earbursting volume

Ross McGibbon February 20, 2019 0

PELAGIC RECORDS 25th January 2019 After twenty years, Mono have just released their tenth album and, after all this time, there’s no big surprise. Mono fans wouldn’t want it any other way. The formula

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The Claypool Lennon Delirium – “South of Reality” – the ace of bass and his psychedelic duo

The Claypool Lennon Delirium – “South of Reality” – the ace of bass and his psychedelic duo

Ross McGibbon February 20, 2019 0

ATO RECORDS 22nd February 2019 Two and a half years on from the first offering from Lennon and Claypool, they have topped that with strangeness and polish – this is hugely enjoyable. No-one is

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