Now Then Listings – May 2013

A HEARTFELT MESSAGE FROM CHRIS ARNOLD, THE GUY WHO DOES THIS:
After last month’s spectacular 1 year of The Cool Beans/Now Then Listings Column celebrations (which included 3 beers, 2 packs of dried apricots and a frankly riveting game of Buckaroo) I feel the euphoria and sense of achievement must have gone straight to my head. Those who saw my misspelling of the word ‘retrospective’ last month will know what I’m talking about. I apologise profusely, I mean really profusely. I’m in fact so ashamed of myself that I’ve enlisted the talents of local lad and Puzzled head honcho Mr. Jimmy May to help me provide the monthly goods from now on…

AN APPRECIATIVE EAR NIBBLE FROM JIMMY MAY, CHRIS’S NEW PERSONAL ASSISTANT:
An avid fan of Now Then magazine since I realised it was free and the pictures look really great on my bedroom wall – and realising the articles warmed my insides like a half spoon of Covonia, It’s a pleasure to climb aboard and I’m looking forward to some intense games of Buckaroo. And probably talking about upcoming events somewhere between the dried apricots & alcohol, which in fact would be a great name for an Oasis song…

SHEFFIELD SOUND.
1st MAY / GREEN ROOM / FREE.

Bringing a plethora of new live music talent to the live music table every month, Sheffield Sound sets up a live music residency in their live music venue of choice – the Green Room.
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DISCLOSURE PRESENTS…
2nd MAY / OCTAGON / £12.

These young producers return to Sheffield after an incredible six months, this time bringing mainstream chart success. The night also features the deft talents of Cyril Hahn, the Canadian of the moment alongside T. Williams, Zed Bias and of course the more than capable Tuesday Club residents.
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ASHANTI BEATS.
3RD MAY / PENELOPES /£4.

We The Undersigned, Dnae & The Indigo Project and DJ Ocelus all guest at the final Ashanti Beats prior to summer festival madness. We The Undersigned themselves are fresh from supporting Toots and the Maytals, The Skatalites and The Apples.
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THIRSTY EAR 8th BIRTHDAY.
4th MAY / THE HARLEY / £3.

The Thirsty Ear lads celebrate an incredible eight years of music and rum. The funky occasion sees Mr. Thing returning for a headline set of magnitude proportions. Congrats Powlo, Easty et al!
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DE:BUG 2ND BIRTHDAY.
5th MAY / FEZ CLUB / £15.

Another birthday! This time youngsters De:bug celebrate 2 years of big parties by bringing The Martinez Brothers, Dan Ghenacia, Crazy P & WOLF Music all on one terrific jam-packed line up.
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OSCILLATE WILDLY.
11th MAY / HOPE WORKS / £12.

The OW have arguably grown too big for their DQ roots and have set up a new bass-driven camp down the road at Hope Works. Step up Jimmy Edgar, Bicep and Delroy Edwards!
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GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB.
18th MAY / LEADMILL / £12.

Quite simply one of the most energetic and exciting live acts in the current music scene. Dub/reggae/ska purveyors Gentlemen’s Dub Club return to Sheffield as part of their most recent escapade around the UK – The Riot Tour.
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BONOBO.
21st MAY / PLUG / £15.

With over a decade of releases under his belt, this fellow’s latest musical smattering “The North Borders” offers his usual fine blend of funk, jazz and incomparable vocals. A live show not to be missed! Check out latest single “Cirrus” & 2009’s “The Keeper” if unsure what to expect.
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MR. SCRUFF.
23rd MAY / LEADMILL / £8.

Back across the Pennine’s for another edition of his infamous “Keep It Unreal” evenings, Mr. Carthy (AKA Scruffington, a former student of Sheffield Hallam’s Psalter Lane arts campus) shall be seamlessly blending vinyl hits all night long.
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VEGETARIAN EVENING.
25th MAY / SHOWROOM CINEMA / £25.

A chance to sit back, relax and let your taste buds be tantalised beyond repair courtesy of a menu cooked up by one of the Vegetarian Society’s Chef of the Future finalists for 2013, Mr Jonathan Tite.
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NEIL MCSWEENEY.
26th MAY / QUEENS SOCIAL CLUB / £8.

Local crooner Neil McSweeney is releasing his latest EP and in his own words “It will be large.” Always a good night down at Queens – bands, DJs and even a raffle are all additional possibilities.
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JOE DRISCOLL & SEKOU KOUYATE.
27th May / LANTERN THEATRE / £16.

Sharing no common language bar the language of music, Joe and Sekou first bonded in the southern French town of Marseille. Nowadays they tour the Earth fusing together their unique medley of afrobeat, folk, hip hop and reggae.
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J*STAR.
31st MAY / THE HARLEY / £4.

King of the reggae-mashup-culture, J*STAR pops in to the Harley for a rare Sheffield outing as part of the launch of new night Quality Control. Support comes in the form of Andy H, Clipboard and Arnivore.
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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. Also, to proof that we actually attend events instead of just sitting here writing about them here’s a video of last month’s Cool Beans….


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.