Sheffield Gig Selection: June 2013

Sunshine and lollipops and rainbows and erm music, let’s get on with the show as June is here with a bang and can we finally say it’s summer? There’s a fair few gigs around this month for your aural pleasure…

Beardyman takes over the Leadmill on the 3rd whilst over at The Bowery, The Gentlemen open the doors to a night of free music to celebrate the launch of their new single, Single Lights of Tokyo. Support comes from Brave New Storm and Babeshadow.

The Library Theatre plays host to Ed Harcourt and Catherine AD on the 4th, whilst on the 5th The Dunwells takeover The Greystones.

Thursday the 6th is looking busy, The Bowery plays host to The Chapman Family, Sheffield’s Antifolk Festival takes place at Penelope’s, Corporation has Heart in Hand taking to the stage and Vondelpark will be under the bunting at Bungalows and Bears.

The 7th has lovely Hey Sholay, back with new music to simply adore in the form of a new EP called Cloud, Castle _______, at Queens Social Club. There will be other bands, Let’s Buy Happiness, High Hazels and The Hot Soles, on the bill and a heap of local DJ’s to keep you entertained between sets.

A mini musical extravaganza takes place at Henrys on Saturday the 8th, as Alvarez Kings prepare to take on America as part of the Vans Warped Tour. It’s an early start with a solid local line up and there are rumours that there may be a few burgers too.

There’s a lot of love around The Greystones on the 10th and Steve Papa Edwards complete with the Big Strong Love set about a night of pure soul and good vibes.

The 13th sees Avida Dollars going crazy at Bungalows and Bears whilst at The Harley on the 14th it’s a night for the Folks. Quick note both places do great burgers as well as great music so go and try ‘em out.

Revving up to mid month there’s Fallen Trees, Soul Fire Saints, The Encounters, Yellow Elevators and Ediffus Rex at the Plug on the 15th, Echobelly at The Greystones on the 16th and Public School Batallion take on The Washington on the 19th.

Heading up to the end of the month the legend that is Jimmy Cliff plays Plug on the 24th and the 28th sees Dave Woodcock and the Dead Comedians play The Greystones and Shields at Bungalows and Bears. Finally the O2 Academy play host to Roaming Sun, Straight Razor Angels, Diamond Velocity, Chayser and The Weekend Offenders on the 29th.

Paving the way for July, there’s something called Tramlines going on with more music than you could shake a dirty stick at…have you bought your ticket yet?