Sheffield Gig Selection: December 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, where we wait patiently for Santa to visit, wind down from work and go crazy at the office party and then there’s the eating, drinking and making merry, still there’s plenty of Christmas specials out there for the music lover to go and forget about the overspend the season brings.

December 1st see Ian Britt at the Forum with the Low Duo brothers for a Christmas sing-a-long, expect to feel a warm glow from head to toe as the night unveils itself.

Friday the 6th sees 10Take at the Great Gatsby for the release of their new single, Smokes, support comes from Sabella and Simon Roe and it’s free entry, so you’ll have more money to spend on that festive pint or head down to the O2 Academy and spend your well earned pennies on Kartica, The North, Puppet Rebellion and Ollie King.

Local lovelies, Slow Club take over Queens Social on the 12th, whilst over at Plug on the 13th are the Retrospectives and Paul Heaton on the 14th, also on the 14th at the Leadmill there’s The View.

The 20th is Black/Mad Friday, call it what you want but it’s always pretty hectic rounds the pubs, bars and clubs there’s a quadruple attack with Hot Soles at the Plug, The Ratells at the Academy, While She Sleeps at Corp and a Rumpus reunion with support from Atoness and Pisco Sour Hour at the Redhouse.

Whilst the 21st at the Cathedral brings about a more calming approach with See Emily Play, David J Roch and Kid Conventional bringing us into Christmas week with what promises to be a rather enchanting evening.

Whilst it all goes quiet towards the end of the month, there’s two gigs that show a fair bit of promise, Dead Like Harry are at The Greystones on the 23rd and High Hazels are set to bring us out of the Christmas lull down at Shakespeares on the 28th.

As always we shall be out and about to spread a little Christmas cheer, we hope you all have a wonderful festival season and party responsibly.