And there you have it. Right back to the start again. Right back to the beginning. 2013 is finished forever (until time travel becomes commonplace that is) and we’re collectively another year closer to death. But we’re not going to put a dampener on things here, those aforementioned sentences should spur you on if anything. This year will be the year you do that thing you’ve always wanted to do! This year will be the year you see that thing you’ve always wanted to see. Hell this year will be the year you give a backrub to that person you’ve always wanted to give a backrub to! The Sheffield entertainment scene is certainly clutching on to that ethos, a whole heap of treats lay at our doorsteps in January. Go out, meet people, drink tipples, learn, laugh, sing, cry and if you’re lucky, receive a backrub from a hopefully non-creepy stranger in the street.
THE CANARY CLUB.
4th JANUARY / ICONS / FREE.
A new year, a new venue and a new clubnight. This is almost too much excitement for us to handle. Ok, we’ve composed ourselves. If electro-swing and uplifting electro is your game, then the Canary Club is your 2014 destination. LINK
7th JANUARY / LYCEUM THEATRE / £19.
The world-renowned Moscow City Ballet tell the magical story of Clara, swept away to a spectacular winter wonderland by the Nutcracker prince. For fans of Tchaikovsky and the colour pink. LINK
11th JANUARY / DQ / £5.
Recently turned 2 floors party den Donuts turns 1 year old in January. They certainly have a lot to celebrate after selling out DQ every Saturday in December. Warning: may contain booze. LINK
22nd JANUARY / BELL JAR / FREE.
Brum-bred Youth Man formed in early 2012 and combine unbridled X-Ray Spex passion with an artistic edge that leans towards the Dead Kennedys trippier moments. Evening arranged by the ever-providing Semi Detached. LINK
DAN LE SAC VS SCROOBIUS PIP.
23rd JANUARY / PLUG / £12.50.
The duo behind the massive “Thou Shalt Always Kill” return to Sheffield after a lengthy absence. Not that we think they’re one-hit wonders, their back catalogue is already very impressive despite being so early on in their career. LINK
JANUARY 25th / LANTERN THEATRE / £10.
Big line up from the Folk Forest crew – Alasdair Roberts, Michael Tinker and J Barlow all sharing the stage down at the cosy Lantern Theatre. LINK
JANUARY 25th / YELLOW ARCH STUDIOS / £10.
Massive line up for this 1 year birthday bash. After bringing the likes of Deekline and Benny Page to Sheffield in 2013, Dusk’TilDawn celebrate in style with Soul Of Man, Toni Jarvis, Rebel Sketchy, Tim Toil, The Off Me Nut crew and many more. LINK
EAST INDIA YOUTH.
JANUARY 29th / CATHEDRAL / £6.
The Quietus describes these guys as a mix of “Detroit techno, lo-fi psychedelic noise rock, deeply romantic Pet Shop Boys-esque synth pop and ramshackle avant-electronica” – sounds delightfully eccentric, go check ‘em out and come to your own conclusion. LINK
SHARROW FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER.
31st JANUARY / HARLEY / £2.
Cool Beans (hey that’s us) have organised a stellar line up of bands and DJs in order to raise funds for this year’s Sharrow Festival. Dual headliners are the wonderful Temptertons and new kids on the block Steel City Rhythm. LINK
That’s it for January. 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.