December 2014

2014: A reflection

When the calendar year comes to an end, it’s natural to reflect on the previous 12 months, working out what went well, what could have been better and remembering some of the particular highlights of what’s been a really exciting year of music. First and foremost, I’ve met some fantastic people, which is one of […]

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30/32 at Milo Bar, Leeds

  I met the lads of local Leeds band 30/32 earlier this year, and I made the short trip to Milo in Leeds city centre to see them for a second time for their first ever headline gig. I’d never been to the upstairs room there before. As I walked in from the pouring rain […]

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Leaving the camera behind…

Sometimes, it’s nice to leave the camera behind and simply take in the music, which is exactly what I did (and which is why there isn’t a picture in this post). My love of Double Denim Live is well-documented in these blogs. With bands venturing to the city to play for Mick and Chantel from as […]

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Double Denim Live at Carpe Diem, Leeds

  It was great being back at Carpe Diem on a very busy night in Leeds. This time, Mick and Chantel brought in two bands from over the Pennines (low-fi three-piece band Antelopes and blues/rock band Turrentine Jones), London-based Decoy Jet and local headliners Pin Stripe Tuesday. It was a cracking night, with all bands […]

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Dexters, IC1 and The Barmines at The Wardrobe, Leeds

  I was really looking forward to this night. Having taken some photos of Dexters at Leeds Cockpit earlier this year before it closed, I knew the Londoners would deliver some excellent energetic guitar music on the penultimate date of their UK tour. The music was excellent, as expected, and the Barmines and IC1 both provided very […]

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