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2015 Review of the year

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Thursday 23rd July 2015

Pi Bar

We saw: Chasing Deer, Ladies, French Leave and Rebel Westerns.

Emperor Penguin Productions put on the show tonight and Nile McGregor was on the sound desk. Pi Bar, in Narborough Road, is a popular venue and its free entry shows are a draw people who like good live music. It always seems to be full.

Chasing Deer

Chasing Deer when they were in Leicester for the gig at Pi Bar

Chasing Deer when they were in Leicester for the gig at Pi Bar

I saw Chasing Deer at The Shed in June and noted: ‘Chasing Deer played Pompeii – Bastille’s much-loved song that I have heard from many acts before. Many of you will be able to sing

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Great clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

Even though I have heard this before – for example from the acapella group The Simpl...

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June 2015

MIL’s round-up of live music

for June 2015

Each month we  look at some of Leicester’s live music.

Trevor Locke looks back at the music, gigs, shows, festivals, singers and bands that made June another huge month for Leicester.

Tuesday 30th June

Quite a varied day for music! On the hottest day of June, Leicester basked in a mini-heatwave. So, it was a good evening to pay a visit to the Soundhouse for the open-mic night.  Tonight’s line-up was opened by Joe Doyle (aka Homeless Shakespeare) who sang some songs, with his usual highly individual voice, and also told the audience about his showing coming up on Saturday at The Soundhouse (there’s more about this on Facebook.) Joe told his audience to expect “violent grindcore and free cupcakes”, at least that’s what I thought he said...

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April 2015

Our round-up of live music

in April 2015

Our monthly look at some of Leicester’s live music.

NEW. We will now use the monthly round-up pages to list shows that we will be reviewing and to publicise shows that we think will be good. This replaces our page called Gigs list.

The list of (what were) forthcoming shows has moved down the page.


Wednesday 29th April

We went to The Shed to see Matt Humphries, The Reckless Youth, Evanstar, Eva Plays Dead and Patriot Rebel.
The Reckless Youth were at the O2’s scholar bar at the weekend.  Here is our review.

The Reckless Youth at The O2 Photo RhinoFeroSs

The Reckless Youth at The O2
Photo RhinoFeroSs

Tonight TRY played their own songs: Reckless Youth, Sinners in Disguise, This is Home, Lone Soldier, Evening Cabaret and Hearts, Fires, Animals.  The band members are:  Ash Wright – Voca...

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That Was 2014

The year has been good for music. 2014 was a bumper year for bands, singers, rappers and music artists of all kinds. In this article our Editor – Trevor Locke – reviews the gigs, shows and festivals that stood our for him in 2014 including those covered by other writers working for this magazine.

This review highlights the bands, singers and artists who made the year what is was, in our view.

No pictures in this article but watch out for out photo galleries of 2014.


27th The Shed with Goldstein and Casino Empire.

20th Resin did their annual gig at The Firebug, possibly their last as various members go their separate ways. On stage with them tonight were Martyr de Mona from Stourbidge, Leicester band Temple of Lies and from London Sl...

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