Sheffield Gig Selection: March 2013

Apparently white rabbits and the March Hare are not the same thing, that’s a fact for you for this month, akin to this March plays host to everything eclectic when it comes to our gig selections for this month.

Friday the 1st sees plenty of choice with The Darkness and Ginger Wildheart playing the City Hall, The Age of Glass and Puzzles at Penelopes, Roaming Son, Tsar Nicholas III and the Exhiles and Coma Girls at Shakespeare’s whilst at Beg, Steal or Borrow are Cut Your Wings, Big Convoy, Drop Dead Angus and 48ks. Dan Whitehouse and Birdsbeard play The Great Gatsby whilst up the road at The Bowery Eliza and The Bear play for free.

If that isn’t enough then on the 2nd it’s 90’s night at the Academy with headliners Space getting local support from The Monday Club and Ruby Jacks. Plug entertains us with Lateral Vision, Fallen Trees, Black Moon Rising, Perfect Crimes and Gretanova. Whilst down at the Leadmill there’s The Joy Formidable, Kill it Kid and Denuo. Heading out of town at The Riverside there’s Balkan Bandits whilst up at The Harley it’s a double album release party for Screaming Maldini and My First Tooth with support from Low Duo. Sunday finds time to wind down ready for the week ahead; the Red Deer showcases The River Rats, Gardener’s Rest blues things up with the Big City Blues Band and Ian McNabb takes centre stage at the Greystones.

On Monday the 4th we wave goodbye to SOYO Live after four years of live music, showcasing some of Sheffield’s best musical talents. Those lovely folks are having a bit of a party and everyone’s invited to join them whilst Blessa, Coasts, Brave New Storm and The Natterjacks take the stage for a good old knees up.

We’re only into the first week of March and there’s a still load to see and hear. The 5th has the most wonderful Joe Banfi play at The Harley whilst gigs on the 6th include Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer at the Library Theatre, Fawn Spots, Earthworms and Radical Boy at the Washington as well as Dan Reed Band at Corporation and Twisted Wheel at Queens Social Club.

March 7th has Duologue and Post War Years at Bungalows and Bears, whilst the following day sees LULS and Blossomer at The Bowery whilst English Singles, The Sweet Nothings and C is for Calculus all play the Red House. The Plug play host to The Last Carnival, The Colliers and Pressure Cell and Penelope’s invite us to The Hostiles, Too Spicy and The Mighty Vipers on the 9th.

The Forum opens their doors to Matt Longden, The Early Cartographers and Young Peculiar on the 10th, whilst Landverraad, Huffin’ Paint and Howl take a little stroll down at Audacious Artspace. Midweek delights come from The Darlingtons at The Harley and the Green Room makes space for Sour Cherry, Velcro Teddy Bears, The Talk and Alex Johnson on the 13th.

Thursday the 14th is rock night Nelson Rock Bar have Bad For Lazarus, God Damn and Steel Trees turning it up to 11, whilst over at Corporation are Miss May I and Fates Upon Us. There’s laid back vibes from Gabrielle Aplin at the Plug and Gavin Davenport at Live @215 on the 15th. Whilst The Script are on at Motorpoint Arena, The Courteeners , The Family Rain and Section 60 take over the O2  Academy and further into town The Sonik Seeds and The Trap are at the Great Gatsby.

The O2 Academy is taken over by Jagermeister on the 18th with Swedish ‘super group’ Ghost taking centre stage with support from Gojira and The Defiled, whilst over at The Leadmill there’s the old favourite, legend that is Johnny Marr and the following night our friends at the Leaders take on Bastille and To Kill A King. Also on the 19th more metal down at Corp in the shape of Enslaved, MagnaCult and Winterfylleth. Whilst Wand Erection sorry One Direction make young girls weep at the Motorpoint Arena, Theme Park are set to make young men weep (not entirely true) at The Harley.

Heading towards the end of the month, March 20th has Sam Lee in the backroom of The Greystones and the 21st has the ever so lovely Palma Violets in front of the Queens Social Club sparkly curtain. On the 22nd Jaguar Skills take to the Plug and Wild Smiles are on at The Bowery.

The O2 Academy 2 showcases a stonking local line up on the 23rd with Seize This Curse, Planet9, Or Die Tryin, In My Restless Dreams and  Never Did We Believe and baggy or rather not so baggy now fellas the Inspiral Carpets play the Leadmill. Sunday the 24th also sees a great Sheffield line up with Totally Sophie, Charlie Barker and Ian Britt at The Forum.

The final week of the month is usually all about chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies with added noise ‘round these parts as on March 25th Kodaline play the Leadmill, on the 28th at Bungalows and Bears there’s Fiction, Crushed Beaks and  Blessa. Fresh faced from a recent UK tour The Ratells take on Academy 2 on the 29th whilst The Wytches and Radical Boy are upstairs at The Great Gatsby.

The weekend of the 30th/31st belongs to Wet Nuns who take over Queens Social Club and they’re bringing their mates along. Expect loudness, drunkenness and a whole lot of sweat over the 2 day spectacular that includes Black Moth, Hookworms, Toy and Temple of Coke. It will be messy, oh yes it will.

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