Rob Chadwick

Rob Chadwick: Clubs and Gigs Guide

Our man Rob Chadwick is back with his pick of the best clubs and gigs in Leeds for the month of December.

So the Christmas market is now in full flow, most of you by now will have now taken down a stein or two, pulled a sicky’ or even taken an early break in preparation for the party season.

Leeds always offers a sublime Festive program, from bars to clubs between the varied locations they leave no tone unturned.

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the legendary Ska outfit Madness coming to town; over the past 5 years they have hit Leeds on numerous occasions but this winter is set to be their biggest show to date. The soiree takes place on 11th December.

The following night on 12th Butter Side Up presents fan favourite Hunee down to Wire for an extended showcase. Hunee has been an ever present on the Berlin scene at Wilde Renate so expect his A game down at the intimate dwelling. The same night Brandon St Market returns for a Christmas special at Canal Mills, expect draft beer, mulled wine and plenty of street food. Method Man and Redman hop across the pond for a few selected dates and will showcase their status with some historic cuts on 21st December at o2 Academy Leeds.

Fast forwarding through Christmas, expect shows from The Mint Club on Boxing Day and at local stalwart watering hole Distrikt. Back to Basics are bringing in the New Year back at Wire with Dave Beer and his brigade of residents on turntable duty.

Finally to round off the New Year in style mono_cult start 2015 off with a huge bang drafting in Four Tet, Daphni from Caribou, Floating Points and Move D.