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5 Underrated Leeds Gigs That Should Have Sold Out Already

· Joseph Sheerin · Music

Don't miss these must-see Leeds gigs in the coming weeks.

Gigs in Leeds

The fact that these gigs haven’t sold out yet is blowing our minds, so get your tickets while you can.

Leeds’ gig venues always have something going on, and the next few months are no different. But somehow, these shows seem to have flown under the city’s radar. As far as we’re concerned, they should have sold out a long time ago, but if you’re quick, you can still get tickets. Thank us later.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

This New York pianist has become a bonafide star on the back of his dazzling YouTube videos – and he’s put together a rotating band of musical geniuses to re-think modern pop, rock and r&b hits in the style of songs from yesteryear. Think a doo-wop version of Miley Cyrus or a Vaudevillian take on Macklemore’s ‘Thrift Shop’. Spend an evening with the Postmodern Jukebox and hear the songs you love in a completely new way.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox play O2 Academy Leeds on Tuesday 14th March 2017.

Rival Consoles

Rival Consoles is coming to Leeds this March as part of Sounds Like THIS festival and it’s going to be quite the show. The Leicester producer stands out on his own for his blend of atmospheric electronic music that makes use of synths, guitars and acoustic instruments. It’s not just the tunes, though, as recent performances at the V&A Museum have inspired his current shows, turning them into a audio/visual experience you have to witness. The support isn’t to be sniffed at either, with legendary 80s duo A Man Called Adam and renowned producer Danny Saul on the bill. Enter now for a chance to WIN tickets to be there.

Rival Consoles, A Man Called Adam and Danny Saul are at Belgrave Music Hall on Belgrave Music Hall on Friday 17th March 2017.

Hacienda Classical

Ravers meet the orchestra as the Hacienda Classical roadshow rolls into Leeds with a brand new set for 2017. It’s been described as one of the best shows of the year as legendary DJs Graeme Park and Mike Pickering team up with the Manchester Camerata Orchestra as well as special guests to blend tunes from the golden era of dance music in the 80s and 90s. Trust us when we say, you won’t have seen anything quite like it.

Hacienda Classical is at First Direct Arena on Friday 14th April 2017.

The Sundowners

By the time their gig comes around at Brudenell Social Club, The Sundowners’ second album, ‘Cut the Master’ will have been unleashed, and by the sounds of first track, ‘Great Beauty’ it promises more of the same lush psychedelia and stunning harmonies reminiscent of The Byrds and Fleetwood Mac. They’re not coming to Leeds on their own – the show is part of the Skeleton Key Records Tour, so the record label bringing Liverpool icon Edgar Jones & the Joneses and rising stars Cut Glass Kings along for the ride.

The Sundowners play Brudenell Social Club on Tuesday 25th April 2017.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Chances are, you’ve heard of George Clinton, Parliament and Funkadelic – and there’s no doubting you’ll know their music. George Clinton led both bands through the 1970s and 1980s, and in the process became the godfather of funk music. Blending soul with music that’s made to get you moving, Clinton’s responsible for tunes like ‘P-Funk’, ‘Atomic Dog’, ‘One Nation Under a Groove’ and ‘Give Up the Funk’ – you won’t want to miss a chance to dance with this music icon.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic play O2 Academy Leeds on Thursday 11th May 2017.