Live Music Sheffield – October Preview

[wide]django tomoldham01 686x4371 | Live Music Sheffield   October Preview[/wide] October is always one of the best months of the year for live music, and this year Sheffield has three Mercury Nominees in its packed schedule.

Mr Richard Hawley has already played his double date at the City Hall but there’s still time to get tickets for Django Django at Plug on 22nd October and Lianne La Havas at the Leadmill on the 20th.
Django Django-Hail Bop

The Leadmill has a busy month with Splashh and Swim Deep, fresh from their chaotic Gatsby exploits at Tramlines, returning to support NME favourites Spector. The NME tour also stops off with a bill featuring Howler, The Cast of Cheers and Gross Magic. Other highlights include Dan le Sac and 2:54 who play on the 29th.

Indeed the 29th sees a ridiculous clash of great bands. Along with 2:54, Vancouver’s finest Japandroids are playing at the Harley. It’s also a Manchester double at Plug with Delphic and D/R/U/G/S. SOYO’s best free line-up this month features the impressive the Fossil Collective alongside the incredibly talented Luke Sital-Singh.
2:54 – Scarlet

Saving money? Well there is plenty of free music to be had. Alessi’s Ark and O Children are both playing at Bungalows and Bears this month. There’s also a great local line-up featuring Pet Rock, Flying Wing and Che Ga Zebra. The Sunday Exposed Sessions at the Forum feature Man Made and Sarah Mac, whilst the best free line-up of October is easily the mighty Tall Ships and Dad Rocks at the Bowery.
Tall Ships – Everything Touching

On the local front, don’t miss the Xrayhorse Screaming Maldini single launch at the Harley with support from Cats:For:Peru, Bleech & The Kickliner. Kunst Kunst Kunst is back with Drenge and Blood Sport taking centre stage. The lovely Oxo Foxo is hosting a Woodland Cabaret at the Harland Café to celebrate the launch of her EP, whilst Hey Sholay, Best Friends and Sweet Nothings are playing for Steve Lamacq at the Harley. Trousers down no doubt, Wet Nuns and Flaming Skulls top the bill for the Halloween spectacular at Skakespeare’s
Hey Sholay-My Blood

Chaos will ensue at the Harley with the three-bassist sporting Dingus Khan and the madness of Bo Ningen both stretching the stage to its extremities. There’s also a Gallic feel with Francoise and the Atlas Mountains playing on the 27th of the month, whilst the spellbinding Sharon van Etten takes centre stage at Queens Social Club.

Talking of talented female singer-songwriters, Plug has a couple of UKs best, with the stunning Marika Hakcman (supporting the equally talented Benjamin Francis Leftwich) and golden girl Lucy Rose. Other highlights around the city this month include TOY at Plug, as well as The Cribs/Mazes and Little Comets/General Fiasco double-bills at the Academy.
Marika Hackman-You Come Down

Finally, we welcome back Small Ideas after their summer break with their first line-up of the term featuring Antibang and Shift-Static.

4th October

Drenge, Blood Sport, Les Oeuf Pourri & Ohnonotthem – Arundel Gate Court Studio

8th October

Antibang, Shift-Static, Fawn Spots & Corner Control – Harley

10th October

Sharon van Etten & This is Kit – Queens Social Club

11th October

Hey Sholay, Best Friends & Sweet Nothings – Harley

13th October

Screaming Maldini, Cats:for:Peru ,Bleech & The Kickliner – Harley

15th October

Bo Ningen, Audrey Horne & Avida Dollars – Harley

16th October

Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Marika Hackman & Joe Janiak – Plug

18th October

Spector, Splashh & Swim Deep – Leadmill

Pet Rock, Flying Wing & Che Ga zebra – Bungalows

19th October

Dan Le Sac & Merz – Leadmill

TOY & Charlie Bower & the Voyeurs – Plug

Tall Ships & Dad Rocks – Bowery

20th October – Lianne La Havas – Leadmill

Oxo Foxo – Harland Café

21st October

Man Made, Killer Joules & Farewell Fairground – Forum

22nd October

Django Django & Gulp – Plug

23rd October

Dingus Khan – Harley

25th October

O Children, The Voyeurist & Blessa – Bungalows & Bears

Little Comets & General Fiasco – O2 Academy

26th October

Howler, The Cast Of Cheers & Gross Magic – Leadmill

27th October

François and the Atlas Mountains – Harley

Wet Nuns, Flaming Skulls, Cavorts, Cry Havoc & Los Pecadores –Shakespeare’s

28th October

Sarah Mac, Polkadodge & Captives On The Carousel – Forum

Lucy Rose & Peter Roe – Plug

Alessi’s Ark, Jake Mattison, Georgia Ruth, The Unusual History of Ether, Black Gold of the Sun & Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog – Bungalows & Bears

29th October

Japandroids & Paws – Harley

Delphic & D/R/U/G/S – Plug

Fossil Collective, Feral Brood & Luke Sital-Singh – SOYO

2:54 – Leadmill

30th October

The Cribs, Mazes & Cheatahs – O2 Academy