Sheffield Gig Selection: May 2013

Apologies for the tardiness of this, we’ve been basking in the bank holiday sunshine and getting ready for the snooker final…as always there’s music a plenty welcoming the warm weather as we’re on the countdown to those summer nights.

The Computers who are apparently ‘the saviours of soul, the heavy weight champions of rock n’ roll’ take on the Harley Live on the 9th. Whilst The Bowery play host to Sweet Baboo on the 10th and the 11th sees King Tuff take The Bowery by the short and curlies with support from Best Friends and ALASKA alongside the live acts there’ll be heap of music from both Landslide and Detestival DJ’s, whilst up at The Harley Sloucher and Xrayhorse join forces to co-curate an Americana night for the discerning customer. On the bill are Mudcats Blues Trio, The Payroll Union and Canyon Family. Providing the background musics for the night will be a DJ set from the Blackbirds.

Queens Social gives us a number of top line-ups throughout May, the 22nd sees Ghostpoet, 23rd The 1975’s and the 26th has Neil McSweeney accompanied by his full band in front of the glittery curtains celebrating his new release The Seventeen EP , support comes from the lovely Nat Johnson with music provided throughout the evening from DJ Nick Pears.

Snuggled in between the Queens Social takeover on the 24th is Louis Romegoux who is returning to his hometown of Sheffield for a very special concert at The Riverside to launch his new ‘Letters’ EP. Support comes from Ed Prosek and Carl Woodford.

Forgetting any reference to Little Man Tate the 29th sees Jon Windle at The Greystones expect a variety a catchy tunes and a cheeky little grin from a firm crowd favourite. The end of the month sees the Audacious Space throwing a bash for its 10th birthday. Confirmed bands so far are Amorous Dialogues, Trans/Human and Spandril with more to be confirmed. Go down and give them some support on a worthy project that aims to develop a community feel in a once industrial space.

As always there’s plenty to see and do over the coming weeks so get yourself out there and, as the Pointer Sisters once said get lost in music.

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