March 03, 2014

Institutions: Old and New

Just a quick little post to draw the attention towards some happenings in the near future; a great selection of things to go and see, run by people who do things the way they should be done...

The wonderful Cops and Robbers is celebrating 15 years of being at the centre of Leeds' vibrant and thriving DIY gig culture. When I moved to Leeds, back in 2001, I picked up my first copy from the counter of Jumbo Records; it was a gateway into Leeds and is as essential today as it was then.

So, get yourselves down to Wharf Chambers (a venue that has already established itself as part of Leeds' DIY fabric) on March 15th for a day of revelry, celebration and fund-raising to mark this landmark for Cops and Robbers. A minimum donation of £6 is a bargain for the expectedly great line-up;

Now, from a well established institution to one that, in it's third year, is becoming an annual fixture in the calendar of Leeds. The third of Pete "Half an Abortion" Cann's Crater Lake Festivals is almost upon us; March 8th, to be precise. Again hosted by the good folk of Wharf Chambers, a combined celebration of Pete's birthday and of the rich vein of experimental, alternative and under the radar sounds he enjoys. Another bargain at only £5...

Hooligan Harmonics | Dutch Oven | Paul Watson & Duncan Harrison
Slow Listener | Hobo Head | Chastity Potato | Clive Henry | Filthy Turd & Yol
Brittle / Fettle | Smut | The Subs(cribers) | MXLX | Lobster Priest

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And, finally, a quick word on Bare Plume, whose next event takes place on March 14th (again) at Wharf Chambers. Run by a few friendly and familiar faces from a host of other Leeds/Bradford based DIY art and music collectives, Bare Plume have been growing their own reputation as hosts of a quality night out; putting on a string of events featuring vegan food, cocktails, DJs and bands. Check out their fancy new website via the link above...

Jooklo Duo | Gelba | Dave Jackson | Elizabeth

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