Top 10 Calderdale Gigs In July

The Calder Valley music scene has, arguably, never been more buoyant. There’s a bucketload of a live music to choose from this month. Here’s our speedy guide to the best of the best, courtesy of music website Dirty Sunbeams

Stereo MCs, The Trades Club – Friday 19th July

The famous soul-dance outfit – born out of the mid 80’s hip hop scene and DIY acid house clubland – descend on The Trades Club for retro feels and lifting vibes. More>

Commoners Choir, Wainsgate Chapel – Saturday 13th July 

An increasingly-famous rag-bag assortment of ne’er-do-wells, misfits and cake eaters who have come together from all corners of the globe to sing harmonious insurrection, to rouse the rabble and to raise a smile or two. More>

Bill Bailey, The Piece Hall – Wednesday 31st July

The master comic, musical maestro and Strictly Come Dancing champion brings wit and wisdom to the beautiful setting of The Piece Hall. More>

Mix-Master Morris, The Golden Lion – Saturday 20th July

The ‘Irresistible Force’ – a pioneering figure on the ambient, chill-out and avant garde electro scene – tackles the ever-fervent Golden Lion assemblage. More>

The Incident, The Grayston Unity – Friday 19th July

A launch show for the up-and-coming local band’s debut single, a heavy piano-led burst of pop-rock with an underlying social commentary. The Halifax duo have been making waves before they’ve even released a note, with Justin Hawkins of The Darkness proclaiming himself a big fan of the their glam-pop sound. More>

Dark Matter Summer Showcase, The Golden Lion – Saturday 13th July

A dynamic line-up of psych, indie, prog and electro. Featured bands include Threads, Billy Billy 5p, Meadow Meadow and Rude Films. More> 

Featherteeth, The Puzzle – Saturday 27th July

Dreamy avant-garde, psych rock drawing comparisons with Jane’s Addiction, Cocteau Twins and The Chameleons. More> 

Dawn Of Elysium, The Grayston Unity – Saturday 27th July 

It’s goth night at The Grayston! Bradford-based five-piece prog-gothers Dawn Of Elysium are the star attraction, a band that counts Porcupine Tree, Tool and Fields of the Nephilim among their core influences. More>

Alison Cotton, The Trades Club – Friday 12th July 

A refined expert in sonic delicacy. Expect eerily arcane tapestries of supernatural beauty from multi-layered viola, incantatory vocals and harmonium. More>

Deep Sea Daggers, The Blind Pig (Sowerby Bridge) – Friday 19th July

Live and loud alternative-indie-rock five piece from Scarborough. More>

Go to for more live listings, music features and artist profiles. Dirty Sunbeams is a new non-profit website showcasing independent music in the Calder Valley. It also helps young adults develop their media skills – writing, photography, videography and social marketing – in a relaxed, friendly environment. 

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