Gigs Round Up: May
A round up of what’s on across your favourite Sheffield venues over the next couple of weeks.
PLUG – Jagwar Ma, May 25
Hot from touring with fellow Aussies Tame Impala, psychedelic dance trio arrive in Sheffield with their inimitable live show.
02 Academy – The Hot 8 Brass Band, May 31
Generating an infectious energy blending hip-hip, jazz and funk straight outta New Orleans, the Hot 8 Brass Band are one of the finest big bands on the live circuit.
Leadmill – The Hosts, May 26
Sheffield’s retro pop troubadours The Hosts bring their smart attire and melancholic melodies to The Leadmill in celebration of their recently released album Moon.
City Hall – Roy Ayers, May 23
Seen as a pioneer of Britain’s ‘Acid Jazz’ movement, the work of US vibraphonist Roy Ayers consistently topped jazz and R&B charts for decades and continues to be sampled by a number of hip-hop producers today earning him title as the Godfather of Neo Soul.
10a The High Street – Julian Jones Band, May 21
Dronfield’s premier live music venue welcomes Julian Jones and his band back for an evening of high-quality live music tinged with his trademark country and blues style.
Corporation – 999, May 27
One of the longest-living UK punk bands in history brings their rebellious back catalogue to the Corp stage.
The Foundry – Lonely The Brave, May 22
Promoting second album Things Will Matter, the Cambridge rock band will be playing The Foundry as part of their lengthy European tour. Much has been made of the popular five-piece, with a lot of critic predicting big things of their stadium-sized rock anthems. Catch them before they are promoted to the arena circuit.
The Washington – Black Mamba Fever May 21st
Up-and-coming indie/punk outfit Black Mamba Fever play a combination of hip-shaking melodies and relentless rock tracks: the perfect weekend gig. Joining them will be surf trio Hanzo and The Steemers. Following the live music, Glitz DJs will continue the evening with credible pop floor fillers and alternative rock party anthems.
Shakespeares – Red River Rebels, May 19
Popular local outfit The Red River Rebels will be playing upbeat, dancing, jiving, barnstorming blues as they return to Shakespeares this month.