NOW THEN LISTINGS – OCTOBER 2013

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

HEIGHTS.
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

FERAL BROOD.
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

PLUMP DJS.
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

DEEKLINE.
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

DEAP VALLEY.
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.

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.