Live Music Preview: February 2013

Forget the snow, the cold and rain there’s plenty of gigs in February to keep you warm and toasty.

Kicking off on the 2nd is The Pictish Trail at The Harley. The Scottish beard wearing tea drinking man of many talents will be amusing us with sounds from his new album Secret Soundz vol. 2.

Soyo on the 4th play host to a completely local line up complete with Alvarez Kings, The Ratells, 10Take and Adam Kay. Expect loudness, a bit of dancing and cheap beers. A more opulent night takes place at very intimate Lantern Theatre on the 7th as Opus Acoustics Presents: The Lost Brothers and Neil McSweeney.  Whilst on the 8th Irish fellas the Villagers take on the Leadmill followed by Dutch Uncles on the 9th.

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The 10th sees WagonWheel Presents: Amelia Curran and The Listeners at The Greystones and the 11th sees quirky vintage chic from Paloma Faith at the O2 Academy.

Sarah Mac’s new band From A Window, Andy Frost and Mike Simms all play The Hop on the 13th and we’re waving farewell to Standard Fare on the 15th as they recently announced their departure from music. They’ll be playing Queens Social Club and support comes from Nat Johnson and Runaround Kids.

Bungalows and Bears open their doors to PAWS, Virals, Nai Harvest and Younaviv on the 19th. Whilst local boys and current media favourites Drenge kick off their new tour  on the 23rd at Queens Social Club with support from Deap Vally and Swanton Bombs. Over at The Harley on the 25th are Veronica Falls whilst over at Corporation are punksters Reel Big Fish ready for a bit of jump and a lot of swear, also playing Corporation are Don Broco who play on the 27th, bringing their leaps, noise and general merriment to the crowds it’ll be an energetic night if nothing else.

For full gig listings in and around Sheffield have a look here.