Hello February. The month of love. The month that it always snows no matter what. The month that most of you sober sausages finally give in to the sweet temptation of booze and batter your liver into a paste after going dry for the whole of January. We’re here as your enablers – there’s plenty going on this month to wet your whistle to as well. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll treat that special someone to a Valentine’s Day they’ll never forget. You might buy your date a heartfelt gift-card, perhaps some flowers, maybe even some chocolates. But then you’ll smash all those gifts up right in front of them as you reject the corporate, consumerist nonsense that is Valentine’s Day! TAKE THAT THE MAN! TAKE IT! N.B. You probably won’t get lucky if you go down this route.
MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES.
6th FEBRUARY / SHOWROOM WORKSTATION / TBA.
Wild Goose Qigong, Chen Taijiquan, Wing Chun Kung Fu and Chun Yuen Quan are all on the agenda. Don’t know what they are? Head on down to the Showroom and find out for crying out loud! LINK
BAT MAKUMBA’S RESIDENTIAL ROMP.
7th FEBRUARY / THE AUDACIOUS ART EXPERIMENT / £4.
Lights – check. Visuals – check. Punch – check. Sayid & Braxton provide the beats, you lot provide the moves, we provide the listings, Mr. Kipling provides exceedingly good cakes. LINK
12th FEBRUARY / CITY HALL / £15.
Well known for combining his comedic performance with tunes played on his miniature electronic keyboard, David O’Doherty plans on fixing everything with his brand new show called David O’Doherty Will Try To Fix Everything. LINK
14th FEBRUARY / HARLEY / £4.
The funkiest beat breaker & ultimate party master Mr. A.Skillz hits up the intimate Harley setting for his first Sheffield show in quite some time. Clap your hands everybody, everybody clap your hands! LINK
15th FEBRUARY / PENELOPES / £3.
IYKOS presents a night of music, dancing, drinking and a combination of all three we’re calling mudanking (it’s going to catch on we tell ya!). Also on the bill are Fletcher Dervish Band, If You Kept On Spiralling and DJ Wyatt. LINK
18th FEBRUARY / SHEFFIELD UNION / £6.
Hip hop royalty Pharoahe Monch stops by the Tuesday Club for a rare performance. Y’all (hip hop speak for ‘you all’ just in case some people don’t know) better be getting up otherwise Troy Donald Jamerson won’t be happy. LINK
20th FEBRUARY / BELL JAR / FREE.
Fantastic new venue boasts yet another sterling line up of bands and the bubbliest DJ around – DJ Jacuzzi! Hot tubs and warm baths beware. This guy will do you in. LINK
PEACE IN THE PARK FUNDRAISER.
21st FEBRUARY / RIVERSIDE / £4.
Renegade Brass Band, Balkan Bandits, Bongo & The Soul Jar and the man, the myth, the legend – Carl “on fire” Watkins can be found simultaneously performing and raising funds for Peace in the Park 2014. LINK
REGGAE GOT SOUL.
22nd FEBRUARY / REDHOUSE / £4.
Steel City Rhythm, Moosh and the Dubcentral crew are all turning the Redhouse into a tropical party haven for the night. Funds from this one are also going to PITP 2014. LINK
25th FBERUARY / FILM POOL / FREE.
Filmmaker? Want to be around those that make film? Got an idea but need a kick up the rectum/support to make it? That’s what these guys do. There’s normally ales and tales of glorious times afterwards. Nice! LINK
COYOTE MAD SEEDS.
28th FEBRUARY / CORP / £5.
SouthPaw are making all the right kind of noise a band playing instruments should be. Freshly home-grown and ready to shake up the place they support Coyote Mad Seeds on the night. LINK
28th FEBRUARY / QUEENS SOCIAL CLUB / £10.
Some of you may remember him from Red Dwarf. Some of you may remember him from Corrie. Some of you may remember him from the rolling news stations. Forget about all that, this is funk and soul Craig Charles from Radio6 and he’s here to party like it’s 2999! LINK
That’s it for February. 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 “It’s a new year, it’s a new me” Arnold & Jimmy “Let’s hit the gym” May.