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ALBUM REVIEW: King of the Slums – ‘Artgod Dogs’

'I was surprised, I reeled in wonderment, and frankly shed a tear at the sheer brilliance of the songs on this album, it’s that good.'
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THERE’S A WHOLE WORLD OUT THERE – BAND FEATURE teepee

This ‘There’s a whole world out there’ features a band from Prague – teepee. I came across this band when attempting to listen to...

TOUR NEWS: Pussy Riot Riot Days Tour August 2018

Following a ten night run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the show will be touring the UK, stopping in Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff, and...

TOUR NEWS: Tom Robinson announces October 2018 tour performing ‘Power In...

The TOM ROBINSON BAND's debut album Power In The Darkness was first performed 40 years ago in Victoria Park, London in front of 80,000...

FESTIVAL NEWS: Stage Times Announced For 10th Edition of Tramlines Festival,...

Due to the unprecedented demand for day tickets to Sheffield's biggest music festival, Tramlines, an extremely limited amount of day tickets are now on...

ALBUM REVIEW: John Reed – ‘The Breeding Ground Of Vile’ (Vol...

'So do I recommend this, I do. Musically it’s powerful and inventive. And some of these songs are incredibly emotional. Lyrically it’s at the very least thought provoking, even if you disagree with the views expressed'

FESTIVAL NEWS: Stage Times Announced For 10th Edition of Tramlines Festival,...

Due to the unprecedented demand for day tickets to Sheffield's biggest music festival, Tramlines, an extremely limited amount of day tickets are now on...

FESTIVAL NEWS: Cotton Clouds Festival 2018 expands into second day

ANNOUNCING AN ADDITIONAL DAY OF TOP-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT FEATURING: THE LIGHTNING SEEDS, THE PIGEON DETECTIVES, CHALI 2NA & KRAFTY KUTS, BADLY DRAWN BOY, CAVANA

LIVE REVIEW: Three Valleys Gospel Choir Summer Concert, Todmorden Central Methodist...

This energetic and expressive choir, with new conductor Marie-Claire Breen, gave their summer concert of gospel and world music in Todmorden. In between two...

LIVE REVIEW: Rats, Cats And Birds, Todmorden Choral Society, Todmorden Central...

This creature-themed summer concert had as its main feature a performance of a choral version of Robert Browning’s “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” in...

TOUR NEWS: Pussy Riot Riot Days Tour August 2018

Following a ten night run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the show will be touring the UK, stopping in Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff, and...

FESTIVAL NEWS: Stage Times Announced For 10th Edition of Tramlines Festival,...

Due to the unprecedented demand for day tickets to Sheffield's biggest music festival, Tramlines, an extremely limited amount of day tickets are now on...

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LSF Statement: Hope & Glory Festival

We've had some queries from our readers asking whether, because we published news pieces about Hope & Glory, we have any formal connection to,...

LSF is now all about Yorkshire

We are now all about Yorkshire. Our service is now for people living in Yorkshire and about music from and played in Yorkshire. We'll be continuing to post news of gigs and concerts in places that people living in Yorkshire can travel to.

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