Let’s Groove Tonight: Plump DJs showcase exclusive disco/boogie set

Sound the party alarm! Incoming audible treats heading our way up the M1 this Friday!

The mighty PLUMP DJs are coming to QUALITY CONTROL!

Internationally renowned DJ/producer duo Andy Gardner and Lee Rous have been destroying dancefloors all over the globe with their own productions for over 15 years now. Thanks to Quality Control they’re finally back on the Sheffield stage and this time showcasing a very special 1975-2013 disco/boogie set.

The set has been skill-fully tailored to inspire and compliment more intimate surrounds.

”This music has always been there for us, our warehouse sized back catalogue is testament to this fact. Our love of this genre has never faded, and the chance to enjoy both the old and the new here has filled us with a raw energy. The early results of our exploits here have been nothing short of electric, we just cant wait to get back behind the decks”

A short taster of what to expect – here’s a special minimix they did for Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show:
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Support comes from the Freedom Sessions DJs plus Tuesday Club resident Andy H, Arnivore and Tough Breaks’ very own Mr. Skiver. Odds of this being a sweaty one: extremely high.

A few £4 advance tickets still available from behind the bar at the Harley as well as online at the following links…

Party For The People

The Harley Ticket Shop

Find out more about Quality Control here.

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.

Now Then Listings – March 2013

The snow’s thawing, the day’s are getting longer, New Year’s resolutions are now a distant/hilarious memory and you’ve quit wearing three pairs of underwear in an attempt to stop your nether regions falling off with frost bite. Yep, it’s officially March and you’ve got a whole year of excitement ahead of you. That means festivals, bank holidays, wearing shorts, bird watching, internet memes, chocolate frogs, mahogany coffee tables and more events in the Sheffield region then you can shake a brick at.

BUNGA BUNGA WEEKENDER.
1st-2nd MARCH / IT’S A SECRET / £20.
Bunga Bunga takes it up a notch by providing not one but two parties at their next outing, and what a line up it is – MJ Cole, Roska, Joker, Deadboy, ARP 101, Palace, Checan, Autograff, Jack Opus, Mr. Dubz, DMK and loads more.
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THE FINAL SOYO LIVE.
4th MARCH / SOYO / FREE.
SOYO Live comes to an emotional end this month and with it you have to applaud Matt Cotrill and crew for providing a free entry outlet for bands far and wide for almost 4 years now. We look forward to seeing what these guys do next.
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AN EVENING OF ESCOFFIER.
8th MARCH / SHOWROOM / £25.
What better way to celebrate the life of the great culinary master Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935) by feasting on a specially prepared menu that embraces the philosophy and methods of the Emperor of Chefs himself.
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PANGAEA.
8th MARCH / THE HARLEY / £6.
Consistently one of the most energetic parties in the city, March sees Pangaea specially fly in France’s dEbruit and his mêlée of jack-knifing riddims, booby-trapped syncopation and bass heavy collisions.
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DNAE & THE INDIGO SOUL PROJECT.
13th MARCH / THE HOP / FREE.
The soulful sounds of the Steel City Soul Club & Burleskimo were coming from one lady only – Sister Dnaë Wellington. Her latest project allows her to take the rightful position of centre stage, headline set. Support comes from Riders and Sam Harrison.
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OHM SWEET OHM.
15th MARCH / PLUG / £8.
Ohm Sweet Ohm, the brainchild of Tom Weatherall has descended upon Sheffield like an almighty rave wave. First showcasing Maya Jane Coles, then Joris Voorn, now it’s time for Eats Everything to step up to the platters.
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DAVE FORMULA.
16th MARCH / HEELEY INSTITUTE / £7.
Keyboard player with seminal 80s acts Magazine and Visage, Dave Formula is now fronting the Finks, a band designed to explore his love of 60s beat music. An exciting booking in an intimate venue.
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BOUNCING SOULS.
21st MARCH / CORP / £12.
New York punk rockers with a penchant for very fast yet melodic tunes, tattoos and being in a band for over 25 years swing by Corporation as part of their latest tour. Chances of pogoing – very high.
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HEELEY CITY FARM FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER.
22nd MARCH / PENELOPES / £5.
Heeley City Farm has been providing a cute animal hub for years now. But did you know, yes you, did you know that once it year it puts on a big party with cute animals in the background. This fundraiser ensures the party and the cute animals stay alive. Can someone please think of the cute animals? And the party? Please?
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SHARROW SPRING PARTY.
23rd MARCH / HAGGLER’S CORNER / £5.
EA celebration of the coming of spring and a fundraiser for Sharrow Festival, this year planned for 6th July. Loads and loads of local DJs, including Mr. Meerkat, Powlo, Papa Al, Arnivore and loads more. Fiver in, sorted.
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SHEFFIELD SCENESTER AWARDS.
25th MARCH / THE BOWERY / FREE.
It’s incredible to think that no one knew who the Welsh Whisperer was 6 months ago and now he has been nominated for Best Male Vocalist, Best Album, Best Live Act, Best Dressed, Best Hair and Best Trouser Snake in the Sheffield Scenester Awards 2013. What a guy!
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HEYMOONSHAKER.
27th MARCH / THE LANTERN THEATRE / £10.
Fresh from a three year tour as street performers and collectively racking up over 8.5 million hits on YouTube, Beatbox blues duo Dave Crowe and Andy Balcon headline an evening of talent at the Lantern Theatre.
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FIRST WORD & COOL BEANS.
28th MARCH / THE BOWERY / FREE.
First Word Records and Cool Beans first came together over Tramlines Festival last summer. The experience was so enjoyable that they’ve decided to well, come together again. Performances on the night include The Indecision, the JA Soul Ensemble and the inimitable Andy H.
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DE:BUG.
29th MARCH / FEZ CLUB / £12.
De:Bug’s first major party of 2013 is long overdue. No doubt Shadow Child, Waze & Odyssey and Dale Howard will make up for lost time at the venue that’s going from strength to strength – Fez Club.
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That’s it for this month. You all better enjoy yourself now. Also, improve your life by hitting up the Now Then website here.