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The best magazine for popular music in Leicester –
gigs, bands, singers, metal, hip-hop artists – we cover it all.

Month by month

Music in January

Music in February

Music in March

Music in April

Music in May

Year by year

Our annual review of the year – 2016


Singer champions mental health

Toby Joe Leonard at The Shed, 14th May 2017.

Leicester singer and songwriter Toby Joe Leonard launched his new album Pain Relief. His songs drew attention to mental health issues.

We were there to hear what he sang.

Party time

It was that Friday feeling again; even though it was on a Saturday

Ian Bedder (centre) and friends. 13th May 2017 at Duffy’s Bar. Photo by Kevin Gaughan.

But hey, what does that matter when your among friends.

Music, fun, stages, tents…

Abba Revival at Glastonbudget 2016.
© Pascal Pereira Photography

Yes it will soon be time for Glastonbudget.

Let’s make May a live music month

Gestalt at The Shed, 5th May 2017.

A good start to the merrie month of May


50 Shades of Funk at Loughborough College concert, 4th May 2017.

We see the work of music students from Loughborough College

Lashings of rhythms

Tom Haywood, Not My Good Arm at Duffy’s bar, 1st May 2017.

We enjoy the music of Leicester’s Not My Good Arm

Handmade festival starts this weekend

Handmade runs from Friday 28th April to Sunday 30th April. On Friday shows take place at venues in the city centre; on Saturday and Sunday they take place at the O2 Academy.

Find out what bands are playing at the Handmade Festival.

Read about last year’s Handmade festival.

News about bands, events and venues in our area.

Who runs live music in Leicester?

Gigs don’t just happen;  someone has to to put them on.

We have a list.

The Shed is re-born

Leicester’s iconic live music venue comes to life again.

Jesus! What a  night!

We warped back in time to see The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Time to get your band on

A new year means a new list.

Get your Leicester band listed on MIL by completing our on-line form.

See which bands are on the list already.


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