Now Then Listings – May 2014

Finally those bleak winter months are behind us – the chills, the rain and the dry skin. The chapped lip look has never been a best seller, probably because there is no beauty product supporting it. But we have to worry no more – as only sunny bliss lies ahead of us. And what better way to celebrate sunny bliss than to ignore it, stand indoors, covered in perspiration and warm lager whilst your vision blurs and ears are subjected to several decibels of loud noise.

AURAL SHOCK
2 May | Redhouse | £4 adv

A unique blend of acid techno, hardcore, schranz and owt’ that bangs. Not to be confused with Oral Shock, a completely different night (and experience) altogether. LINK

SHANGAAN ELECTRO
5 May | Harley | £3 adv

Nozinja AKA Shangaan Electro headlines the first of the May Bank Holiday bonanzas. Blood Sport, Mango Rescue Team and Banana Hill DJs on the support tip. LINK

MR BENN
9 May | Harley | £2 adv

Mr Benn released his debut album on Nice Up Records late last year and we have to collectively say it’s an absolute dream to listen to. He’ll be doing a 2 hour ska/reggae/hip hop/drum and bass special for the Sheffield heads. LINK

SEMI DETACHED PRESENTS: BOAT PARTY #3
10 May | River Don | £12.50 adv

Those conjoined houses are at it again, putting on bands in the high seas of the river Don. There will be pre-parties, after parties – high tides, booze and buses. All aboard! LINK

DUBCENTRAL PRESENTS: RISE UP!
16 May | Redhouse | £3 OTD

Armed with the live skills of Rebelation and a shed load of great vibes, the Dubcentral lot take to the joy emporium that is The Redhouse. LINK

METAL ALL DAYER
18 May | South Sea | TBC

Whorion (Finland) top this bill of metallic rockers. Also performing are Old Corpse Road, Deformation of Man, Kremated, Bludger, Necrogrinder and the Gifted. LINK

WHISKEY TASTING
23 May | Three Tuns | £20

Tease your tastebuds with the experts in toe at the Three Tuns whiskey tasting sesh! £20 includes 5 high class whiskeys BTW. LINK

GUM TAKES TOOTH
24 May | Great Gatsby | Donations

More leftfield music brought to the confines of Gatsby’s upstairs room. Guaranteed to widen the ears and horizons and gravity and everything else! LINK

BY THE RIVERS
25 May | Harley | £2 adv

Young upstarts headline the second of the May bank holiday fiestas. Strong support in the guise of Feel Good Culture, Dnae & The Indigo Project and The Grand Old Ukes of Yorkshire. LINK

THE SUBWAYS
28 May | QUEENS SOCIAL CLUB | £10

Not a trio of tasty sandwiches but a trio of talented, successful rock-pop performers. Queens Social is in for a non-sandwich based treat. LINK

HOT 8 BRASS BAND
30 May | Sheffield Students’ Union | £6 adv

“One of New Orleans’ most celebrated exports” says the well marketed and written Facebook event. We like the sounds of that! And we like white wine spritzers and foggy autumn walks. LINK

DUSK TIL DAWN VS. NORTH & SOUTH
31 May | Secret Location | £6 adv

A raucous affair in a secret warehouse location – that usually means late night partying (bed after 11PM probably) and insane sound systems. LINK

That’s it for May. 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 “What is going on” Arnold & Jimmy “Leeds Leeds Leeds” May.

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