NOW THEN LISTINGS – SEPTEMBER 2013

Do you remember? The 21st of September? No. We don’t either. But luckily, over at Cool Beans HQ, Chris “Fat Back” Arnold & Jimmy “Beef Back” May (that’s us, we’re talking in third person for comic effect – calm down ladies) have compiled our finest entertainment list to date of the things you can fill your September with to make it most memorable. If you’ve just arrived in the city for the first time as a Fresher – welcome! Let’s share a watermelon and discuss Bach. If you’re an old timer of the Steel Streets – we love you too. There’s no division in our equation. Come find us picnicking by the lake of dreams at 3PM on the 3rd Thursday of the month. We’ll hang out, frolic and let the good times roll!

ART MARKET.
5th SEPTEMBER / THE NICHOLS BUILDING/ £2.

Catch the Art Market hoedown showcasing local artists, designers and photographers in the Nichols Building. Live music courtesy of Artificial Constructs thrown in as an added bonus!
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JUNGLE LION.
6th SEPTEMBER / THE LEADMILL / £6.

12 piece ska/reggae band Jungle Lion need no introduction.
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SHONEN KNIFE.
7th SEPTEMBER / QUEENS SOCIAL CLUB / £10.

After over 30 years of making some of the most distinctive and upbeat technicolour guitar-pop around, Japanese trio Shonen Knife return to the UK for just a tiny handful of UK dates.
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BIG BOULDER.
8th SEPTEMBER / HEELEY MILLENIUM PARK / FREE.

Live music from Dave Formula and The Finks, Big Tent and the Gypsy Lantern, Rita Payne, Maia, The Hungarian Lanterns and Tandem plus stone balancing, woodland crafts, nature trails, beer tent and high quality food stalls!
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FREAKY FUZZ.
12th SEPTEMBER / THE WASHINGTON / FREE.

Victories At Sea, Factotum & Honeybuzz represent the three bands making up the line up for the next Freaky Fuzz. Expect garage pop, pyschedelia, rock, surf and plenty of fuzz!
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QUALITY CONTROL.
13th SEPTEMBER / THE HARLEY / £3.

Mr. Mikey J returns to Sheffield for a headline slot after a lengthy absence from the city. This summer you may have caught him at Outlook, Boomtown, Kendal Calling and much more. Support from Arnivore, Clipboard and the Quality Controllers.
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PECHA KUCHA.
14th SEPTEMBER / THE WORKSTATION / £5.

Apparently Pecha Kucha Vol. 14 is a celebration of the things that makes Sheffield such a perpetual hive of activity. Rumour has it there are some amazing speakers lined up so don’t miss out!
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SHEFFIELD FOOD FESTIVAL.
20th-22nd SEPTEMBER / SHEFFIELD CITY CENTRE / FREE.

No need to introduce the Sheffield Food Festival anymore, the figures speak for themselves – last year 184,000 punters visited the city centre for some taste-bud tantalisation. Go discover why it’s become one of the most saved dates in Sheffield life!
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EAZY D’S BIRTHDAY BASH.
20th SEPTEMBER / FEZ CLUB / £10.

BIG RAVE FOR THE RAVERS. BECAUSE OF THAT THIS BLURB IS IN CAPITALS. DJs NICKY BLACKMARKET/MACKY GEE/EAZY D/ALPHA/ESCAPE/LEVELA/DROPPA & MCs FATMAN D/SPYDA/BOXER/RAFTA/MISTAKAY/MAJOR DEE/MAJOR RANX/FEARNDOGG.
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TUESDAY CLUB.
24th SEPTEMBER / FUSION & FOUNDRY / £13.

Shy FX is quite simply one of the best DJs in the scene, an endless pioneer and forever relevant despite his now lengthy career. His headline performance marks the return of Tuesday Club; support comes from B*Traits, Ms. Dynamite, Dismantle, Juma and Andy H.
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KELLY JOE PHELPS.
26th SEPTEMBER / LIBRARY THEATRE / £10.

One of the greatest players on the American folk/blues scene in the last twenty years, and certainly one of the finest slide guitarist alive today. Kelly Joe plays guitar in a way that pays tribute to the great bluesmen of the ’20s and ’30s but with a modern slant.
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THE SAM CARTER TRIO.
27th SEPTEMBER / LIBRARY THEATRE / £12.

Since winning Best Newcomer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2010, Sam Carter has been more in demand than ever. Treat yourself by catching him and his two pals at the intimate Library Theatre.
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NOW WILL YOU LISTEN!
29th SEPTEMBER / SENSORIA FESTIVAL / £6.

Live music & live narration to animated short films accompanying a selection of tracks from musician/writer Mick Somerset Ward and Dean & Jarrod of I Monster. Guest narrators on the day include Michael Fielding, Gavin Friday and actress Julie Stewart.
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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 “Fat Back” Arnold & Jimmy “Beef Back” May.

Now Then Listings – August 2013

So August is here; a blur of sweaty summer days and a reminder that British summertime was invented for 3 things: Twister lollipops, barbeques and sunburn. But once again we return to bring you “probably the best listings section in any magazine to date ever”, hey those aren’t our words, they’re the words of the critics, and so what if the only critics we could find to pass comment are our parents, they still count as critics you know…… Either way we’re here to let you guys know what is going on in Sheffield and we’re going to let you know HARD and FAST. So what are you waiting for? Drag your hind pots along to one of our proposed events for guaranteed no frills good times!

DEAD SONS.
2nd AUGUST / LEADMILL / FREE.

A last chance to see the delectable Dead Sons before they take a live hiatus until 2014 – Expect a wild booze soaked ride with more rock than the peak district! It’s free in as well – a special thanks from the boys themselves.
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DUBCAFE.
2nd AUGUST / THE HARLEY / £3.

Dubcafe celebrate 3 years of wild parties with local lad Walter Ego guesting on the 1’s & 2’s backed up more than adequately by the DubCafe’s favourite guests from the past 3 years! Expect a mad one!
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JARDIN EXHIBITION.
3rd AUGUST / KNIFE & FOLK GALLERY / FREE.

Join the guys from Knife & Folk in their pop up shop above LP Record Store as they present the opening of an exhibition from Jardin – a grassroots art fanzine published right here in Steel City. Free entry and the exhibition runs until the 31st August.
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SHOOTER IN THE PUB.
5th AUGUST / THE RUTLANDS ARMS / FREE.

It’s a friendly, no-rules kind of event – no screenings, no structure, nothing but good chat and a few drinks and good ol’ networking. We simply come together, talk about our projects, and chat about how we can help each other.
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SHEFFIELD SOUND.
7th AUGUST / THE GREEN ROOM / FREE.

Free gig put on by those chaps at Sheffield Sound – The Retrospectives, The Castellers, 10 Take, Dirt Royal all putting in live performances, plus a special appearance from Matt Abbott (Skint & Demoralised).
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PREMIER MUSIC FAIR.
10th AUGUST / SHOWROOM CINEMA / £2.

Browse all the vinyls and CDs to your heart’s content! You never know, you may pick up a bargain – such as Reign in Blood by Slayer or I Think We’re Alone Now by Tiffany or even maybe Greatest Hits by Kevin Keegan. N.B. Aforementioned releases will most probably not be available.
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CARRIE’S WAR.
13th – 17th AUGUST / SHEFFIELD THEATRES / £10.50.

In the 1940s Carrie Willow and her brother Nick are evacuated to the safety of the North Wales countryside where they meet such characters as Mr. Evans, Auntie Lou, Mr. Johnny, Hephzibah, the witch at Druid’s Grove who makes a perfect apple pie & Young Albert Sandwich.
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#WET.
16th AUGUST / BUNGALOWS & BEARS / FREE.

From the minds that bought you UGLY & Pum Pum – comes a new monthly extravaganza of “#WET” sounds & sleaze in yer ears. N.B. Most people’s regular sleaze capacity may be too low to handle the amount of sleaze on display at this night, approach with caution.
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ZACC ROGERS.
17th AUGUST / THE UNIVERSITY ARMS / FREE.

Legendary finger picker, gospel crooner and loop pedal enthusiast Zacc Rogers pops over the Pennines for a special performance at The University Arms. Prepared to be blown away!
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INVERT.
24th AUGUST / THE BELL JAR / FREE.

Another brand new night (there’s a fair few launching this month – more to come as well!) which describes its music policy as “broadly alternative with a queer bent” – not too sure what that means but we’re sure as hell excited!
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COOL BEANS VS LONDON BASS CLUB.
30th AUGUST / THE HARLEY / £4.

We’re (Cool Beans – that’s us!) teaming up with London Bass Club for a one off special night of reggae-ska-rave-tropical-mashup-party-rock-good-times. Live sets on the night provided by the mighty JB Conspiracy, China Shop Bull, Popes of Chillitown and The Mega Squad.
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SEMINAL.
31st AUGUST / FEZ CLUB / £8.

Brand new night explodes onto the Sheffield scene like, well, an explosion. Catch New York legend Nicky Siano play alongside local crew Chris Duckenfield, Dan J, Mike O’Mara, Corey, Solid State, Big D & Dreshom.
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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 “Fatback” Arnold & Jimmy “Beefcake” May.