Club nights in Leeds this week: 15-22 Dec
Things are winding down for Christmas in Leeds, an attitude that – frankly – we like. Who else is ready to do nothing at all on the sofa for two weeks?! You'll want to drag yourself off it for Matthew Herbert, though...
We've rustled through the listings to bring you our pick of club nights in Leeds this week – plus the latest news on clubs you should book ahead for, festivals and more. Think we've missed something? Send firstname.lastname@example.org the details...
Don't-miss club nights this week
Matthew Herbert @ Distrikt, 16 Dec
Continuing their unbeatable series of free parties headed up by significant names, Distrikt bring us a real treat this pre-Christmas week: an appearance from sonic eccentrist Matthew Herbert, who you may remember for his project charting the life and death of a pig, or his album made with sounds generated by manipulating human hair, skin and internal organs, or his recording of 3500 people biting into an apple at once. Tonight he'll be keeping things weird with a purely 90s set.
In Distrikt's words: "There simply isn't any other word for Matthew Herbert other than genius." He's supported by Butter Side Up's Hamish Cole and Neequaye. From 9pm, free
Acetate #22: Craig Richards & Pearson Sound @ Wire, 3 Feb
Entering their seventh year, Acetate have brought some of the biggest names in contemporary techno and electronica to Leeds: Floating Points, Oneman, Blawan... Not least among them is Pearson Sound; almost a club regular, but always a pleasure to revisit. He's flanked tonight by Craig Richards, long-term Fabric artist-in-residence. If you've been following the London club's licensing problems with concern over the past year, why not show some support up the M1? From 11pm, £8