Molly Rymer at Oporto on 27 June

Another night of uplifting music provided by the ever-popular Oporto, situated in the heart of Leeds City Centre’s Call Lane! When I was approached to cover this one, I can’t admit I had ever heard of any of the artists playing at Oporto last Thursday, other than that Molly Rymer in all of the email […]

The Hives @ O2 Academy Leeds – Wednesday, March 27, 2024

There was no birthday treat quite like witnessing the Hives before 95,000 screaming Yorkshire fans in Leeds on a Saturday night. You might think that statement is totally bogus, but I’ll have you know on good authority that the Hives said that themselves – twenty times during their raucous set last week. Then again, they […]

Enter Shikari at First Direct Arena on 9 February

Confetti falling. Pyrotechnics sparking. Amplifiers blasting. LED screens flashing. Never before have I seen such pageantry in the display I saw on this Friday night in February. Enter Shikari put on the show of a lifetime, making full use of the mass amounts of space and scenery provided in the First Direct Arena. They are […]

Bury Tomorrow at Leeds Stylus on 18 January

The first gig of the year for yours truly was expected to be a barnburner, as Bury Tomorrow brought the battle to Stylus on the grounds of Leeds University Union on a wintery Thursday night. O to feel young again, after so many unforgettable memories of gigs witnessed between these four walls. Like holy ground, […]

Art School Girlfriend @ Oporto Bar – 8 November 2023

There is nothing quite like the sensation of coming in from the cold to the warmth. That much rang true on this chilly November night in the heart of the City of Leeds. Shrugging off the cold was easy, entering the comforting warmth of Oporto Bar. Much can be said for its charm, from the […]