So here we are, in March already….. and still a bit sad here in Sheffield about the impending loss of SOYO live. I’ll try to do a more fitting tribute next week, but it will be a big loss to the music scene here in Sheffield. On the positive side, there’s still plenty going on in the city, with absolutely loads of good local bands, and this week again see’s a range of great bands to watch. As usual, I struggled with who to include and what not to, so apologies if you don’t agree with it. If you’re a promoter or a venue reading this, do let me know of your upcoming events and I’ll try to definitely include them.
Tuesday 5h March – The Tuesday Club: Lunice, Andy H and more @
Up at the Tuesday Club this week is Canadian super-producer Lunice. If you didn’t know, he’s one half of TNGHT with Hudson Mohawke. He also helped make Azelia Banks ’212′ (yeah, it’s him in the Video. He arrives in Sheffield to peddle his (fantastic) line in Funky electro/beats. It’s absolutely nailed on to be a fantastic night, and he’ll be ably backed up (as ever) by the brilliant Andy H and residents.
After residing at the Leadmill for a while, Tuesday club moves over the The Fez, situated on Charter Square. You can pick up tickets for £5 here
Wednesday 6th March – Twisted Wheel @ Queens Social Club
There’s not much to do in Saddleworth, trust me. These boys did something useful, creative and ultimately, fantastic. They formed a band. Named after the lyrics in a Paul Weller track, rather than the Soul Night in Wigan, they have already supported Oasis (at Heaton Park in 2009) and have released two albums of Weller/Oasis style Indie-Rock.
One of the best things about these boys is their live shows, and so get down to the brilliant Queens Social Club on Wednesday to see highlights from both their records and join in with their reputedly rabid following for a night of big tunes, big sounds, and well, big things.
Tickets are £12 and you can get them from the usual outlets, including through HarleyLive here
Thursday 7th March – Duologue @ The Old Fire Station (Bungalows and Bears)
Post War Years, of Leamington Spa, get to Sheffield on Thursday in support of their well received album Galapagos, which hit the shops last week. Already Time Out has described it ‘Each listen is like exploring Bowie’s goblin-filled labyrinth, with shady surprises hiding in nooks and crannies. This isn’t the feel-good record that’ll kickstart summer, but it’s thought-provoking music that’ll take you a lot further than the A46′ It’d certainly be silly to miss that sort of thing in the flesh
In support London five piece Duologue arrive in support of their brand-new debut album Song and Dance. If you like a stripped down, more earthy sort of Radiohead sound, you’re going to love these. They effortlessly move between, and blend, elements of Indie Rock and Electronica. It makes for a brilliantly inventive album, so its worth heading down to Bungalows & Bears
Get there earl is all I can say, it’s free down there.
Friday 8th March – Luls @ The Bowery
Luls are on tour supporting the release of their new single ‘Never let it go’. It shows that this band are on the cusp of something special. The single, shimmers, guitars cascading around everything and the backing vocals seems to add to this hazy feeling. Their live shows are insane affairs, and it will certainly be the last time (nothing guaranteed of course) you’ll be able to catch them for free. Yes, FREE. Get there.
[Youtube=http://youtu.be/CYT6ZEV1R8E] Luls – Never let it go
Sunday 10th March – The Selecter @ O2 Academy
Part of the ska revival heavyweights alongside Madness and The Specials, and loved b Gwen Stefani, The Selecter is a must on Sunday. After a long absence the band reformed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Too Much Pressure. As it stands now, the band is essentially Pauline Black, a vocalist who, according to Rolling Stone magazine “Hands down possessed the best voice that ever graced a 2-Tone release” and one of the best toasters (in the Jamaican sense, obviously) Gaps Hendrickson with a new band. The released an album with this new line-up ‘Made in Britain’ in 2011 and have been going from strength to strength on the circuit since.
Expect a night of hits, and fun and, well 2-tone. You know its going to be ace. Tickets are £15 each and you can grab them here