Listings: Music

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January 19 - January 26 2017

Fri 20 Jan

Candlebox/Staticland: Seattle rock band, Plug, Matilda Street, doors 7pm (£15).

Moreland & Arbuckle: Kansas band renowned for its high energy blues/rock, The Greystones, 8pm (£12).

ComRock-Mod For It: Maida Vale, West St. LIVE. Black Shoes uk Black Shoes are a 4 piece band based in Barnsley. They are primarily an indie/rock group (Think Kings of Leon/Arctic Monkeys), but many years of gigs and band format changes have allowed them to create songs that also touch on other genres too, primarily soul, folk, dance and jazz. They combine tight musicianship with fantastic vocal performances, We are very pleased to welcome them to Maida Vale. Gazelle. We are very much looking forward to these guys joining us from over in Leicester this excellent Indie Rock N Roll band already making big waves with their blistering live performances. Band Session 8-10 Followed by Mod For It at Maida Vale DJ’s 10-Late. FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT. Soul, Ska, Mod, Britpop, New Wave, Indie, 60’s/70’s Rock N Roll and more.

Mahogany Newt: The Railway, 19 Penistone Rd Nth, Sheffield. S6 1LP. 9:30pm.

Sat 21 Jan

MANTRA playing classic rock covers: with support from Shock of the Fall. Doors 7.30pm/£3 in advance and on the door./students £2. Arrive early for Happy Hour 6pm until 8pm with buy one get one free offer on draft only. Tickets online, at The Trades Box office or telephone to reserve. See or FB for full listing and details. The Trades, Greasbrough Rd, Rotherham (opposite Rotherham Rail Station/only a 10 minute journey from Sheffield). Tel 01709 370651.

Quadrophenia Night: Mod, soul, ska and 2-tone tribute to the 1979 film including a performance by The Atlantics, 02 Academy, Arundel Gate, 8pm (£14.62).

Rationale: Plug, doors 7pm (£8).

RedFaces: Yellow Arch Studios, 7.30 (£7).

Mod For It DJ’s Playing 60’s Soul, Mod, Ska and Britpop: The Green Room, Devonshire Street. 8-1. FREE ENTRY.

Sun 22 Jan

The River Rats: The Red Deer, Pitt St.(off West St.) 9pm. Free.

Thurs 26 Jan

Joanne Shaw Taylor/ Broken Witt Rebels: Blues rock singer and guitarist from the Black Country who has toured the world and whose admirers include Joe Bonamassa, Tedeschi Trucks and John Mayall, City Hall Ballroom, 7.30pm (£20).

The Blue Aeroplanes: Leadmill, 7.30pm (£12.50).

Folk & Roots

Cartwheel 3: Old Horns High Bradfield, Jan 20th at 8:30pm, guest Clive Hudson, for music and monologues, all floor performers welcome.

Tom Russell: Venerated American singer-songwriter (and artist and novelist), The Greystones, tonight (Thursday), 8pm (£18).

Nigel Parsons: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, tonight (Thursday) 8.30pm.

Adam Holmes and the Embers: Edinburgh singer, guitarist and writer, hailed as one of the brightest rising stars on the Scottish music scene, brings his band to Sheffield 11 before touring with Eddi Reader. Mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of Americana, he was nominated as Best Newcomer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2011. The Greystones, Saturday, 8pm (£12.50).

Moore, Moss, Rutter: Royal Traditions, Royal Hotel, Dungworth, Saturday, 7.30 (£7.70).

Tommy Emmanuel/Clive Carroll: Australian virtuoso guitarist with a unique finger style. Inspired by Chet Atkins, he has legions of fans around the world. Plus acclaimed English guitarist. City Hall Ballroom, Wednesday, 7.30pm (£28).

Nether Edge Folk Club, Nether Edge Bowling Club, Nether Edge Road, Wednesdays, 8.30pm.

Legal Street Performers: Lou Marriott and Andrew Hardy at Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, next Thursday, (Jan 26) 8.30pm.

The Folk Train: Have a great night out on the Hope Valley railway line! Enjoy live folk music on the train to and from Sheffield and a musical evening at The Rambler Country House Hotel (real ale and good food). 1914 (7.14 pm) train from Sheffield to Edale. 24 January 2017: Dogwood Rose. Another welcome back for the band which, in recent January’s, had a bigger audience than in previous Januarys. They make regular appearances around the city and in North Derbyshire. I was introduced to them, by invitation, at a Sheffield pub. Describing their music as folk/Americana, they also include some traditional English songs.

Anthony-John Clarke: Venue Folk Club. Sat 28th January. Start 8.15. Doors open at 7.30. Entrance £10.00. Payable on the door.

Rod Clements + Absent Average: Roots Music Club, The Ukrainian Centre, 48 Beckett Road, Doncaster DN2 4AD. Roots Music Club puts on live roots and acoustic concerts every Friday where the very best from the British folk, roots and blues artists often appear. Friday, 20th January. 7:30pm Tickets £10 on the door or £8 in advance from…

Wisewood Inn Loxley Folk on most Wednesday evenings in the Cellar Bar at 9 pm proceeded by an hour of open mic/floor singers. Free admission. Further details at

Sheffield City Morris Men: Men’s Morris dance team, doing dances mainly in the ‘Cotswold style’, meets every Monday night, 19:45-21:30, at the Burton Street Centre, S6 2HH (and afterwards in The Gardener’s Rest pub, S3 8AT). All welcome, whether you have previous dance experience or not. For further information contact Dominic Rice, tel: (0114) 2665373, or e-mail


Alan Barnes: at Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chester Street. 19th Jan.

Wandering Monster: Featuring members of the acclaimed Zeitgeist and Stretch Trios, winners of the prestigious Jazz North Introduces Award for 2016, this dynamic, adventurous band features five young stars of the Leeds music scene. Sam Quintana (bass), Ben Powling (tenor sax), Calvin Travers (guitar), Aleks Podraza (piano/keys), Ali Wells (drums). Off-kilter grooves, hooky melodies, and intense improvisation. Jazz at The Lescar. Tel. 0774 020 1939. 25th January 2017 / £6.