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Music in Leicester


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

Month by month

Music in May

Music in June

Music in July

Music in August

Music in September

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

16th September

Minging they are certainly not

Clancey Jones of Ming City Rockers, 16th September 2017.

‘…they shredded the place.

8th September

We’re back

After a bit of a break we are back online and have cleared the backlog.  A new broadband connection is giving us a really fast service. It took a while to get it all sorted but it’s flying. See what we have added to our pages Music in August and Music in September.

Union J at Pride, 2nd September 2017. Photo by Trevor Sewell.

We were at Pride to see what was on the main stage musically.

Gay and proud and still singing – Leicester goes to Victoria Park.

28th August

Delays in publishing articles

Some delay in publishing articles is anticipated between today and around 6th September due to technical modifications. More;

Our cosmopolitan city is brimming with music and the arts

Mahalia at Cosmopolitan Carnival 2017. Photo by Kevin Gaughan.

Saturday 12th August saw the return of one of Leicester’s annual celebrations of Leicester’s colourful diversity of music, the arts, dance and theatre.

Read about Cosmopolitan Carnival 2017.

How to use this website

If you want to read about a band or singer, use the search bar at the top of each page ↑

You can select a date from the drop down menu →

You can select a category for the kind of material you are looking for →

There is a keyword cloud of frequently used topics on the right of the page →

There is also an alphabetical list of articles published in 2017.

More help is available.

Chris Swirles of The Brandy Thieves. Photo by Nile Kaemen McGregor.

Year by year

Our annual review of the year – 2016


Simon…Says 2017

Our report on this year’s festival is available now

Gaz Birtles on stage at Simon Says festival 2017. Photo by Kevin Gaughan.

Going to Gigs

Ryan Tailor of Silent Resistance

Just published: Metal, Punk, Ska and Reggae 2009 to 2011

Round 5 – The golden age of indie

Round 4 Some of the best bands of the 2000s

Round 3 – How do gigs get organised?

Round 2 – gigs and venues.

Round 1 – What is it about gigs?

Abduction of Margaret at the Sun Bar in 2007. Photo by Trevor Sewell.

Going to Gigs is a new series of articles that looks back on the live music of days gone by.

Read more

A night of intense metalcore; it was “sick”

Cabin Joy Jumped Ship at The Shed. 15th July 2017.

Read about Cabin Boy in this month’s round-up of live beats

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More about Music in Leicester

This magazine is edited by Trevor Locke. See his blog for more about music and bands

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