Music, Coffee & Beer in York

York. One of the UK’s prettiest, most visited cities. A city full of culture, a city full of great Yorkshire-folk and a city full of places to drink alcohol, coffee and consume live music. This, is the Halfway 2 Nowhere Guide to our hometown city. Live MusicTop 5 Venues A city often missed off tours […]

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Saturday 6 – May 23rd 2020

The Claremonts – Get Away, Get Away, Get Away A combination of gritty vocals, auspicious guitar pieces, and a Madchester driven rhythm section amalgamate to form The Claremonts. This new one is up their with their best recorded work; fast paced, grungy-scuzzy-indie music to go crazy to. Got I miss live shows and I can’t wait to see this […]

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Live: Havanas – Leeds

H2N Editor Adam is right when he highlights that Sheffield band Sheafs are so on point at the moment it is only a matter of time before they take over the world. My 4th experience of Sheafs live (at Leeds Oporto this time), once again blew me away, but the evening also saw young local Leeds […]

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Live: Goa Express + Working Men’s Club – Golden Lion, Todmorden

While it’s generally all about the music sometimes the venue also gladdens the heart, and while somewhat painful for me to get to via public transport I always look out to see what’s going at the wonderful Golden Lion in Todmorden. The pub is so friendly that I don’t mind going there on my own […]

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Leeds band Backspace offer much more than a Final Shout

The late Radio 1 legend John Peel was influential in British music for decades and even today some 13 years after his death, I usually listen to a new track with the vague thought of “what would John do?” swilling around in the back of my mind. A band I know Peel would have fully […]

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Live: Kazoopa Festival 2017

With few winter month music festivals, grass roots indie Kazoopa Festival in Leeds in late November is particularly eagerly anticipated. It was thus a frustrated Halfway 2 Nowhere reviewer arriving at the Lending Rooms two hours later than anticipated (a better than expected gig by veterans The Undertones and having “too much fun” the evening […]

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Kazoopa 2017 – Six not to miss

Kazoopa Festival in Leeds on November 25th is the one that Halfway 2 Nowhere has been waiting for most of the year. There’s over 70 acts of greatness descending on our main Yorkshire city in venues dotted across the city centre starting at lunchtime. If you want to discover just how healthy the alternative music […]

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Live: The Pale White – Bingley Festival

Things get a bit tense when my heart develops an innate panic and reminds me that the gush of outdoor summer music festivals is about to run dry. While some creatures store and bury nuts for fortitude, Halfway 2 Nowhere contributors build up live music festival memories to relive during bleak winter evenings. Thus it […]

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Live: Kashmere – Parish, Huddersfield

Pub and bar week nights out in August student-free-zone Huddersfield are rarely notable for their banging qualities. While the H2N promoted Parish Pump event headlined by Kashmere sadly wasn’t rammed, the broad mix of music on offer and the energy of the performances gave the town a rare Thursday night exuberance, and I wish more […]