So August is here; a blur of sweaty summer days and a reminder that British summertime was invented for 3 things: Twister lollipops, barbeques and sunburn. But once again we return to bring you “probably the best listings section in any magazine to date ever”, hey those aren’t our words, they’re the words of the critics, and so what if the only critics we could find to pass comment are our parents, they still count as critics you know…… Either way we’re here to let you guys know what is going on in Sheffield and we’re going to let you know HARD and FAST. So what are you waiting for? Drag your hind pots along to one of our proposed events for guaranteed no frills good times!
2nd AUGUST / LEADMILL / FREE.
A last chance to see the delectable Dead Sons before they take a live hiatus until 2014 – Expect a wild booze soaked ride with more rock than the peak district! It’s free in as well – a special thanks from the boys themselves.
2nd AUGUST / THE HARLEY / £3.
Dubcafe celebrate 3 years of wild parties with local lad Walter Ego guesting on the 1’s & 2’s backed up more than adequately by the DubCafe’s favourite guests from the past 3 years! Expect a mad one!
3rd AUGUST / KNIFE & FOLK GALLERY / FREE.
Join the guys from Knife & Folk in their pop up shop above LP Record Store as they present the opening of an exhibition from Jardin – a grassroots art fanzine published right here in Steel City. Free entry and the exhibition runs until the 31st August.
SHOOTER IN THE PUB.
5th AUGUST / THE RUTLANDS ARMS / FREE.
It’s a friendly, no-rules kind of event – no screenings, no structure, nothing but good chat and a few drinks and good ol’ networking. We simply come together, talk about our projects, and chat about how we can help each other.
7th AUGUST / THE GREEN ROOM / FREE.
Free gig put on by those chaps at Sheffield Sound – The Retrospectives, The Castellers, 10 Take, Dirt Royal all putting in live performances, plus a special appearance from Matt Abbott (Skint & Demoralised).
PREMIER MUSIC FAIR.
10th AUGUST / SHOWROOM CINEMA / £2.
Browse all the vinyls and CDs to your heart’s content! You never know, you may pick up a bargain – such as Reign in Blood by Slayer or I Think We’re Alone Now by Tiffany or even maybe Greatest Hits by Kevin Keegan. N.B. Aforementioned releases will most probably not be available.
13th – 17th AUGUST / SHEFFIELD THEATRES / £10.50.
In the 1940s Carrie Willow and her brother Nick are evacuated to the safety of the North Wales countryside where they meet such characters as Mr. Evans, Auntie Lou, Mr. Johnny, Hephzibah, the witch at Druid’s Grove who makes a perfect apple pie & Young Albert Sandwich.
16th AUGUST / BUNGALOWS & BEARS / FREE.
From the minds that bought you UGLY & Pum Pum – comes a new monthly extravaganza of “#WET” sounds & sleaze in yer ears. N.B. Most people’s regular sleaze capacity may be too low to handle the amount of sleaze on display at this night, approach with caution.
17th AUGUST / THE UNIVERSITY ARMS / FREE.
Legendary finger picker, gospel crooner and loop pedal enthusiast Zacc Rogers pops over the Pennines for a special performance at The University Arms. Prepared to be blown away!
24th AUGUST / THE BELL JAR / FREE.
Another brand new night (there’s a fair few launching this month – more to come as well!) which describes its music policy as “broadly alternative with a queer bent” – not too sure what that means but we’re sure as hell excited!
COOL BEANS VS LONDON BASS CLUB.
30th AUGUST / THE HARLEY / £4.
We’re (Cool Beans – that’s us!) teaming up with London Bass Club for a one off special night of reggae-ska-rave-tropical-mashup-party-rock-good-times. Live sets on the night provided by the mighty JB Conspiracy, China Shop Bull, Popes of Chillitown and The Mega Squad.
31st AUGUST / FEZ CLUB / £8.
Brand new night explodes onto the Sheffield scene like, well, an explosion. Catch New York legend Nicky Siano play alongside local crew Chris Duckenfield, Dan J, Mike O’Mara, Corey, Solid State, Big D & Dreshom.
That’s it for this month. You all better take care now. Also, improve your life vastly by hitting up the Now Then website here. Content researched and presented by Chris “Fatback” Arnold & Jimmy “Beefcake” May.