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Music in Leicester

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The best magazine for popular music in Leicester –
gigs, bands, singers, metal, hip-hop artists – we cover it all.

Month by month in 2018

Music for the month of May
Music for the month of April
Music for the month of March
Music in February
Music in January 2018
More January 2018

Review of gigs in 2017

For a full listing of monthly music reviews, go to the contents page.

The road to Bloodstock Open Air festival 2018, semi final 2

MIL go and see who’s made it through to the next round of heats in the LONG ROAD TO BLOODSTOCK Open Air festival 2018.

The road to Bloodstock Open Air festival 2018, semi final 1

MIL go and see who’s made it through to the next round of heats in the LONG ROAD TO BLOODSTOCK Open Air festival 2018.

Hand-picked bands at Handmade festival, 2018

With the hottest weekend of the year so far, MIL go indoors, in Leicester’s O2 Academy venue complex to catch up on this year’s Handmade festival.

We find out the latest news on this festival of all festivals at the Download Press Day.

The road to Bloodstock Open Air festival 2018, quarter final 3

MIL go and see who’s made it through to the next round of heats in the LONG ROAD TO BLOODSTOCK Open Air festival 2018.

The return of The Flying Kangaroos at Pi Bar

MIL catches up with the return of one of Leicester’s long lost favourites, The Flying Kangaroo Alliance, as they support new Manchester Blues/Rock band, The Rogue Network. Keith Jobey reports.

The road to Bloodstock Open Air festival 2018, quarter final 2

MIL go and see who’s made it through to the next round of heats in the LONG ROAD TO BLOODSTOCK Open Air festival 2018.

Getting your greens at Dryden Street Social

Cabbage are on the up – with their debut album in the top 30 – usually performing at Leicester’s Cookie, Keith Jobey catches up with them as they pack out the much larger Dryden Street Social..

The road to Bloodstock Open Air festival 2018, quarter final 1

MIL goes to see who’s made it through to the next round of heats in the LONG ROAD TO BLOODSTOCK Open Air festival 2018.

Listening to the music of Leicester

ULP CD cover from the record by Jonezy, 2018

Records reviews, May 2018

Sonic Boom heard in Leicester

Sonic Boom Six at The Shed, 12th April 2018.

Back again Manchester’s hottest ska band.

Getting hot and sweaty with The Virginmarys

Greta Taylor reports on the night The Virginmarys SELL OUT The Soundhouse.

Darker Days festival brings goth to Leicester for the second year

MIL checked out the whole weekend of GLOOMY GOTH GOODNESS!!!.

March.

It might be cold outside but in the venues there is some hot stuff.

The road to Bloodstock Open Air festival 2018, heat 5

MIL checked out the metal at the fifth heat of the LONG ROAD TO BLOODSTOCK Open Air festival 2018.

Gary Numan brings Savage to Leicester

Kashif Hussain checks up on this icon of electro-music as he stops off in Leicester in the second part of his Savage tour

The road to Bloodstock Open Air festival 2018, heat 4

MIL checked out the metal at the fourth heat of the LONG ROAD TO BLOODSTOCK Open Air festival 2018.

The road to Bloodstock Open Air festival 2018, heat 3

MIL checked out the metal at the third heat of the LONG ROAD TO BLOODSTOCK Open Air festival 2018.

Bands, bands and more bands

Gu-Ru at Simon Says festival 2017. Photo by Kevin Gaughan.

There is always something to do on MIL. Recently, we have updated our list of bands from Leicester and Leicestershire.

The road to Bloodstock Open Air festival 2018, heat 2

MIL checked out the metal at the second heat of the LONG ROAD TO BLOODSTOCK Open Air festival 2018.

Doom/Post rock band debut in Leicester

Firebug hosted the debut gig for Leicester’s very own Doom/Post Rock sensation, Nazare, Martin Baker tells us what he finds….

Acoustic acts – singers, bands.

Nile Kaemon McGregor at the Soundhouse. 22nd February 2018.

We were at the Soundhouse to see what the Glastonbudget judges might have in store for us, later this year.

Conjurer bring The Mire to Pi Bar

Pi Bar hosted the first night of their tour in support of their upcoming debut album, Mire, and the tiny stage could hardly contain the sheer chaos brought by the headliners and their similarly wild support acts….

The road to Bloodstock Open Air festival, 2018

MIL checked out the metal at the start of the LONG ROAD TO BLOODSTOCK Open Air festival 2018.

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