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CabinBoyJumpedShip

Friday 10th October 2014

Cabin Boy Jumped Ship

at The Soundhouse

This is a band you have to see as well as hear. I write about bands quite a lot and one thing I invariably comment on their performance value – or stage presence as I often call it. Did the band bring visual impact to their music? Did they live the music? Well Cabin Boy Jumped Ship is one band I can say “ticked all the boxes.”  In their case the music and the performance fit together. If you go to one of their gigs – get down the front and watch them. Their powerful, rocket-propelled music blasts off like a Titan IV and then soars into the stratosphere pushing out thrust for the whole of the set. I am in awe of what they do...

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Rocktobers past

29th October 2014

Rocktober past

If you are new to the idea of Rocktober in Leicester, here is some background

Rocktober 2010

October 2010 has been chosen as a month in which to make a big shout nationally about our local arts and music scene. We explain the background to this campaign

Why choose October?

October 2010 is going to be a very busy month for local live music. We have just seen the opening of the Leicester O2 Academy, the Auditorium venue gets underway this month and we will also see the first show at the new lock42 venue. There is going to a massive festival of live music organised by Oxjam, called Oxtober, and several large and significant bands are booked to play here during the month ahead. A lot of new students will have just arrived in the city and county...

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Download 2014

23rd June 2014

Download Festival 2014

This is our report on the Download Festival of 2014.

See also our article Download Extra for more reviews of Friday and Saturday.

Reporters:  Kevin Gaughan and Peter Coombs

Photographer:   Kevin Gaughan.

Friday 13th June 2014

Brother And Bones Friday 14:15, Jagermeister stage

Londoners, Brother And Bones, opened the Jagermeister stage with a lively and somewhat superb acoustic set. Likened to Mumford and sons, their acoustic rock set, complete with not one, but two, drum kits, brought the plentiful crowd to their feet, showing their appreciation by waving inflatable rubber dolls while singing and dancing. Sounding a bit country-ish at times with the sliding guitar but played with attitude.

Brother And Bones Photo Kevin Gaughan

Fantastic music, perfor...

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Bloodshed

Bloodshed day

Saturday 11th January 2014

Music in Leicester was at The Shed for the Bloodshed event, co-presented by Music First  and Thy Art Promotions.

Steve Kilmister reports

The Shed is a fantastic venue, renowned locally as a showcase for bands of all ilks and has been so for almost the last 20 years. Saturday’s offering catered to the louder end of the spectrum with bands from Leicestershire and the surrounding areas providing music from across the metal/hardcore genres.

Due Vendetta Photo Steve Kilmister

Due Vendetta
Photo Steve Kilmister

Things got kicked off just before 5pm with Due Vendetta. Usually having three members, Due Vendetta arrived as a two-piece with guitarist Peter Harle stepping in on vocals for absent lead singer Noah Dale...

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Band of the Month – January 2014

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