Ah yes, the month all the other months have been talking about – the illustrious October. A month so fierce that all the promoters in the world attempt to cram in as many events and parties and gatherings and days out as they possibly can. And October 2013 is no different. If anything there are more events in October 2013 than any other October in recorded history. There is of course no factual proof for this nor has any research gone in to proving said statement. It would appear that we’re running out of things to put in this pre-listings blurb and have been reducing to making bold statements in an attempt to fill it. Thankfully, the local promoters have had no such trouble, check out this month’s spread…
STUDENT SINGLES BAR CRAWL.
4th OCTOBER/ HOP / FREE.
Lonely? Pop on down to this evening of potential delights provided by Magenta Dating. Starts 7pm at The Hop and is completely free to enter. Not to be confused with the Student Singles Bra Crawl. LINK
BELLEVILLE RENDEZVOUS – LIVE RESCORE BY ANIMAT.
4th OCTOBER / SHEFFIELD STUDENTS’ UNION / £3.50.
Sheffield live electronica duo Animat are revisiting their classic Belleville Rendezvous re-score to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the film’s release. LINK
SHEFFIELD INDEPENDENT MARKET.
5th OCTOBER / BARKERS POOL / FREE.
It will be a promotion and celebration of Independent traders and venues in Sheffield, there’ll be music and food and booze! What more could you ask for? A cuddle? We’re sure someone there will cuddle you. LINK
6th OCTOBER / CORP / £7.
Heights come to Sheffield as part of their catchily-named “Old Lies For Young Lives” tour. With support from Black Dogs & The Catharsis. Crunchy! LINK
7th OCTOBER / BOWERY / FREE.
The incredible Feral Brood play a free show thanks to Castle BowWow & Tired & Mardy! Come down, grab yoursen (you heard) a cocktail and enjoy some loud live music! LINK
DJ JAZZY JEFF.
9th OCTOBER / DQ / £7.
Legendary turntablist and Fresh Prince pal Jazzy Jeff will be rocking the turntables at DQ on Wed 9th of Oct as part of his Vinyl Destination European Tour. Constantly innovative – not one to miss. LINK
11th OCTOBER / HARLEY / £4.
Andy Gardner and Lee Rous have been destroying dancefloors all over the globe with their own productions for over 15 years now. They’re finally back on the Sheffield stage and this time showcasing a very special 1975-2013 disco/boogie set. LINK
MY BIG FAT GYPSY FOLK NIGHT.
12th OCTOBER / PENELOPES / £4.
Bringing you folk, indie, samba, funk, soul, reggae, world beats and more in a night of musical talent from Sheffield and beyond all in the name of charity. Billing includes Tropic of Youth, James Tait, Wolly Mammoth, Carl Woodford and the Sheff Uni Samba Band. LINK
19th OCTOBER / FEZ CLUB / £8.
Festival heavyweight and oft-partner to Ed Solo, Deekline produces a big mish-mash of booty bass, jungle, soul, breaks, dubstep, drumstep and drum ‘n’ bass. Fatherfunk, Dankle, Bosh DJs and Dusk ‘Til Dawn DJs provide the support on this fine evening. LINK
KEN VANDERMARK & PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE.
22nd OCTOBER / QUEENS SOCIAL CLUB / £7.
Improvising free-jazz heavyweights Vandermark (sax, reeds) and Nilssen-Love (drums, percussion) make an ultra-rare appearance outside of London and grace Queens with an intimate all-seated gig. Expect sonic fireworks! LINK
HACKNEY COLLIERY BAND.
25th OCTOBER / RIVERSIDE / £4.
Nine-piece brass extravaganza make their Sheffield debut at the Cool Beans 3rd Birthday celebrations. Also on the bill are Dexter Dextrous & The Fingersmiths, The Allstar Revolution, The Bone Lab, Jack Athey, Andrew Duxfield and more. LINK
29th OCTOBER / LEADMILL / £10.50.
All female rock ‘n’ roll 2-piece who possess the following: fury, blues, passion, power. Rave reviews from all the newspapers and spectacular performances at all the festivals means that their upcoming UK tour is their biggest one yet. LINK
THE MONSTER CEILIDH BAND.
30th OCTOBER / SHAKESPEARE / £8.
The Folk Forest returns with something to get you bouncing around whilst reserving plenty of food for thought with this amazing fusion band who are simply setting the scene alight right now. LINK
WRECK-TANGLE HILLBILLY HALLOWEEN
31st OCTOBER / REDHOUSE / £6.
Big bad Halloween mad one courtesy of Wreck-Tangle! 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 “Spoon Boy” Arnold & Jimmy “Rusty Fork” May.