And all too soon November is upon us. Long gone are those carefree days swirling your hair in the wind driving your open top moped down Abbeydale Road, perspiring and gasping for air in the sun. And here are the days of darkness. Death of leaves. Death of flowers. Hibernation. Counting the pennies ready to splurge out on brandy for Christmas – feeling the need to get drunk just to pass the cold lonely days. But enough doom and gloom! Like two fat princes with bad hair, we’re here to save you from your misery – with once again, THE GREATEST LIST OF WHAT’S GOING ON EVER WRITTEN. Until next month when we will no doubt surpass all expectation once again…
K*NT AND THE GANG.
2nd NOVEMBER / REDHOUSE / £3.
K*nt and the Gang’s long overdue return to Sheffield as part of their Dirty Protest tour which is getting smudged all round the country. Come join in the shenanigans and hear greatest minor internet hits and more. Support from ROFLCOPTRZ, 50 Sniffs & Spit ‘n’ Strings. LINK
3rd NOVEMBER / THREE CRANES HOTEL / £4.
Vile Imbeciles – formed by Andy Huxley in 2005 after leaving the Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster and specialising in math-rock-death-jazz-twisted-pop. LINK
FUTURE OF THE LEFT.
5th NOVEMBER/ QUEENS SOCIAL CLUB / £10.
Welsh rockers with a penchant for loud noise stop off at Queens fresh from independently pledging, funding, recording and releasing their most recent album How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident. How would you stop your brain in an accident? Well, you’ll have to ask them and find out. LINK
GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN.
7th NOVEMBER / CORPORATION / £10.
Some people thought Goldie Lookin Chain would never make their 10th Anniversary Tour. Well you know what, those people were WRONG. More parody on the support tip with Chip Daddy & 50 Sniffs. LINK
WRECK THE PLACE / CAPTAIN HOTKNIVES.
8th NOVEMBER / CREMORNE / FREE.
Steve Allen AKA Wreck The Place has chosen the London Road gem of a venue the Cremorne for his album release shindig and Captain Hotknives as extremely worthy main support. LINK
9th NOVEMBER / YELLOW ARCH STUDIOS / £15.
After a few months off, Dubcentral have returned with some humongous bookings – Smerins Anti-Social Club, Prince Fatty, Hollie Cook, Horseman, Operation Sound System, Ras Daddy Teacha and more take over the Yellow Arch complex. LINK
GIN & JUICE.
13th NOVEMBER / DQ / £3.
Andy H, Mikey J, Biggie & Smalls are all on the bill for the launch of Leeds/London based club night Gin & Juice. If you like hip hop and going out, this one’s for you! LINK
15th NOVEMBER / PENELOPES / £4.
An evening of post and pre-punk, the aim of the night being to capture and bottle the essence of certain music from the past and release it kicking and screaming into the now. Sound easy? It’s not. Leave it to the pros! LINK
16th NOVEMBER / RUTLAND ARMS / £5.
Ex-member of Joby & The Hooligans, The Chefs and Helen & The Horns pops in for an unplugged session. Support comes from M.J. Hibbett, Robberie and Seven Tors. LINK
23rd NOVEMBER / SHEFFIELD CATHEDRAL / £7.
Boy-girl duo Slow Club provide sweet hooks, rockabilly beats and exuberant yelps and yips, all held together by some breath-taking harmonizing. Expect magic in the Cathedral setting. LINK
24th NOVEMBER / SOUTH SEA / £10.
Will Be Betrayed celebrate three years of punk and hardcore with a huge all-dayer event in Broomhill. Punk legends Discharge headline the evening; Barb Wire Dolls, Dogsflesh, Gets Worse, Holiday, Total Bloody Chaos and more on the support tip. LINK
PEACE IN THE PARK COMEDY FUNDRAISER.
29th NOVEMBER / CROOKES SOCIAL CLUB / £4.
Alt.Com.Cab spokesman Sean Morley has hustled together a crack team of comics in the name of Peace in the Park Fundraising. You know what happened when funds weren’t raised for last year’s Peace in the Park so get down there – ASAP! LINK
30th NOVEMBER / HARLEY / £2.
Local heroes Smiling Ivy play their only autumnal Sheffield date at the recently-turned-double-figures boozer the Harley. On hand to help the proceedings are Johnny Kowalski & The Sexy Weirdos, Ubuntu, Hot Diamond Aces and a plethora of DJ talent. LINK
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 “The Troughmeister” Arnold & Jimmy “Where’s Me Washboard” May.