What’s on this week
What’s there to keep you entertained?
Mayday Parade, The Cockpit
The Enemy, 02 Academy; Coventry based indie-rock band, fronted by Tom Clarke and debuting new material from their album Streets in the Sky released earlier this year.
Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, West Yorkshire Playhouse; set on a Mississippi plantation, this revival of Tenessee Williams’ best known drama brings us a slice of Broadway (until Saturday)
Comedy Josie Long: Romance and Adventure; Josie Long’s Latest hour show, one of the best comedians performing today, with a new found political cynicism to counter her whimsy.
Hyde Park Picture House All Divided Selves
Music The Skints, Cockpit; London based reggae group
Jim Jones Revue, The Wardrobe; garage rock and roll
Theatre Steptoe and Son, Courtyard Theatre at West Yorkshire Playhouse; classic black comedy about a father and son in business, reinvented for a new generation
Comedy Josie Long: Romance and Adventure
Hyde Park Picture House The Bird (L’Oiseau)
Music Liars, Brudenell Social Club; a New York three piece crossing every genre boundary. This will be a lot of fun.
This Many Boyfriends, Brudenell Social Club; real, passionate indie-pop band, and Leeds locals. Show is their album launch, which has been produced by Ryan Jarman of the Cribs… will he make an appearance?
Maia and Nick Edwards Harris, Nation of Shopkeepers; alt-folk…Bon Iver-esque. Wait for them to become huge
Thomas Traux, Oporto; New Yorker with a collection of home made instruments…
Theatre Double Dealers, The Carriageworks; acclaimed double bill of black comedies ‘Facing Up’ and ‘Luvvies’
Comedy Latent Mutant Comedy, Pulse
Clubs Wendyhouse, Leeds Unversity Union. “Dark alternative floor fillers and alternative party tunes”. A monthly thing. Loads of fun
Music Hugh Cornwell, The Cockpit; once vocalist and guitarist for punk band the Stranglers but now independent
Theatre Double Dealers, The Carriageworks.
Newk, Stage@Leeds evening of work in process presented by The Skeleton Project offers a platform for exciting up and coming theatre in the Leeds area. Followed by a Q and A session.
Music Terrorvision, The Cockpit; English rock band
Dive Bella Dive, The Cockpit
Theatre The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Carnival Queens, The Sabai Pavillion; flambouyant drag show with a carnival twist
Bones, Stage@Leeds; Fifth World presents this gritty coming of age tale, set against the backdrop of the estates of Nottingham
Hyde Park Picture House World Zombie Day Double Bill
Music Bloc Party, O2 Academy; with new album ‘Four’ met with high acclaim, and the band ever on the rise, should be a massive gig.
I Like Trains, Leeds City Museum; alternative rock five piece
Theatre You’re Amazing. Now Look at Me, Upstairs at The Carriageworks; Edinburgh’s hit sketch group The Dog Eared Collective bring their surreal brand of comedy to Leeds.
Box of Frogs, Carriageworks Theatre; Stumble Dance Circus presents a feast for the senses, exploring the theme of emotional instability through a riotous clash of visual arts, colour and film.
Music Nina Nesbitt, The Wardrobe; 18 year old Scottish singer-songwriter
Micachu and The Shapes, Brudenell Social Club; English singer-songwriter, with a style crossing a variety of genres
Lianne La Havas, Leeds University Stylus; English soul and folk singer, nominated for the BBC Sound of 2012 poll.
Of Mice and Men, The Cockpit; Californian metalcore band
Comedy David O’Doherty, City Varieties Music Hall. Multi award-winning, up and coming Irish Comedian, with a set that features a mini keyboard, six spare batteries, and an actual book of sex tips found in a dentist’s waiting room.