Not much to say about March on the whole so here are a bunch of words that rhyme with March – arch, starch, parch, larch. We would go on but the list ends there. What else to say about March? Well Wikipedia informs us that the word March comes from the latin Martius, the first month of the earliest Roman calendar and was named for Mars – the Roman god of war. So in a way March is actually the official month of war and has suddenly developed some very sinister undertones. Don’t you learn something everyday kids?! This isn’t just any listings column, it’s a full blown history & etymology teaching listings column! Also, war is bad, go to Sheffield events instead.
7th MARCH / RIVERSIDE / FREE.
Nadine flew in to the UK on a cloud from Switzerland and made dreamy electronic solo folk ever since. Semi-Detached have only gone and booked her to play this intimate venue for FREE! LINK
8th MARCH/ YELLOW ARCH STUDIOS / £12.
One Man. Many musics. Possibly our favourite story about Oneman was when he turned up late to a set and a fellow DJ plucked out a randomer from the crowd and got him to pretend to be Oneman whilst said fellow DJ played cheesy pop slightly out of sight. No cheese this time though. Strictly WAR DUBS. THE MONTH OF WAR IS NIGH! LINK
13th MARCH / QUEENS SOCIAL CLUB / £7.
Virginia Genta and David Vanzan have been performing their intense and mesmerizing music all over the world since 2003. The duo’s work has been described as the most powerful expression in “free music” nowadays which is a pretty good description to have. LINK
14th MARCH / HARLEY / £3.
This French DJ/producer has made his name but stripping popular soul/funk/disco/reggae tracks down to their bare stems and building them up again to remix/re-edit goodness. Quality Control & Join The Dots welcome him to Sheffield for his debut show in the city. LINK
SHEFFIELD ZINE FEST 2014.
15th MARCH / ELECTRIC WORKS / FREE.
Fans of zines listen up. Here you can read, swap and buy zines. You may also attend or even deliver workshops. And later on you can find everyone at the Bell Jar for a few scoops. A delightful day out if we ever heard one. LINK
CHRIS WADDLE’S CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH.
23rd MARCH / HALLAM STADIUM / £5.
The man with the greatest surname ever is giving something back and lending his skills, talents and good looks all in the name of Archer Project – a local charity focussing on the homeless and vulnerable people of Sheffield. LINK
TCHA LIMBERGER’S BUDAPEST GYPSY ORCHESTRA.
23rd MARCH / MONTGOMERY THEATRE / £10.
World-renowned multi-instrumentalist Tcha Limberger will be bringing the Budapest Gypsy Orchestra to Sheffield to play a pure form of Magyar Nota, folk music from Hungary freed from the clutches of the Hungarian nobility. Nice. LINK
28th MARCH / SHEFFIELD STUDENTS’ UNION / £10.
Boxfresh and Tuesday Club team up with Radio 1 party maker Toddla T for a special night of music and airhorn samples. On the impressive bill is – Shy FX, Mele, Bok Bok, Flako, Andy H and many more… LINK
29th MARCH / THE NIGHT KITCHEN / £8.
Here’s the plan. This is Max Graef. A 4 hour set. A basement. A red light. A soundsystem. And if that isn’t a recipe for success then we don’t know what is. LINK
THROUGHOUT MARCH / GREEN ROOM / FREE.
An art & photography exhibition celebrating the music of Sheffield shall be displayed throughout the whole month of March. Pop on down to the Green Room for visual treats, musical treats and edible/drinkable treats on top. It’s a treatfest guaranteed to satiate your treat desire. 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 “Sugar & Lemon” Arnold & Jimmy “Chocolate Spread” May.