Listings: Music

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October 27 - November 3 2016

Thurs 27 Oct

Martha Ffion: Glasgow-based singer-songwriter, Leadmill, 7.30pm (£6).

Fri 28 Oct

Mod For It DJ’s: 10-Late Soul, Ska, Mod, Britpop, New Wave, Indie, 60’s/70’s Rock N Roll and more. Maida Vale, West St. Free entry all night.

Motorheadache/The Lost Days/RegimentA tribute to Lemmy, 02 Academy, Arundel Gate, 6.30pm (£11 adv).

The Classics: The Railway Hotel, Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield.

Big City Rockin Rhythm & Blues: at The Peak Hotel, How Lane, Castleton S33 8WJ 9pm. Free Admission.

Mahogany Newt: Harlequin, 110 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG. 9pm.

Sat 29 Oct

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

ABC with the Southbank Sinfonia conducted by Anne Dudley: 34 years on, performing their debut album, The Lexicon of Love, in its entirety, plus the band’s hits and tracks from their new album The Lexicon of Love II, written by Martin Fry, City Hall, 7.30pm (£35).

From The Jam/The Middens: Featuring original Jam member Bruce Foxton (bass/vocals) along with Russell Hastings (guitar/vocals) and Smiley (drums), a performance of the A & B sides of every single released by The Jam, 02 Academy, Arundel Gate, (£22.50 adv).

Gentlemen’s Dub Club, Plug, Matilda Street.

Trevor Allen: The Railway Hotel, Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield.

Big City Rockin Rhythm & Blues: at The Fat Cat, 23 Alma St, Sheffield S3 8SA 8 - 11pm. Free Admission.

Mystery Train: will be pulling in at ‘The Anglers’ on Richmond Park Road. All welcome, free entry.

Sun 30 Oct

UFO/Reds’ cool: Four-piece hard rock band dating back to 1969 and still fronted by Phil Mogg, also with original drummer Andy Parker, 02 Academy, Arundel Gate, 7.30pm (£22 adv).

Live: Leadmill Live presents Syd Arthur at the Harley, Glossop Road, Sheffield. This psychedelic band have performed alongside artists such as The Strokes, Paul Weller and The Pixies and are heading to Sheffield as part of the band’s first nationwide tour since 2014. Advanced tickets £8.00, 18+, tickets from

Mon 31 Oct

Uncle Lucius/Curse of Lono: Return of the Austin-based five-piece who were a huge success when they played The Greystones last January .Guitarist and singer Michael Carpenter describes Uncle Lucius’s sound as “southern rock for the thinking man”, but there are lots of other influences in there, including The Band. The Greystones, Monday, 8pm (£14).

Tues 1 Nov

SAME JEANS: Indie DJ night playing the best up to date and classic Indie with great drinks offers. Free Shot with first drink. Maida Vale, West Street. 10-Late. Free entry.

Harley Live: presents DTCV at The Harley, Glossop Road. DTCV is a US duo made up of ex-Guided By Voices bassist James Greer and Lola G., a French musician in the L.A. stoner/garage scene. Their music is a blend of classic French pop, garage, 60s yé-yé, and post-punk. Advance tickets are £8.00, 18+, Tickets from

Wed 2 Nov

Dan Baird & Homemade Sin/Drivin N Cryin/68-75: “A night of honest-to-goodness rock n roll”, The Greystones, 7.30pm (£20 adv).

Thus 3 Nov

The Smyths: The Songs That Saved Your Life tour, 02 Academy 2, Arundel Gate, 7.30pm (£12 adv).

Folk & Roots

Yorkshire Chandelier Women’s dance team: are holding an open evening on Thursday 10th November at 8 pm at the Burton Street Foundation, Capel Building, Burton Street, Hillsborough S6 2HH. Women of all ages from 16 upwards are very welcome to come along and have a go. No experience necessary - it’s easy and fun! New musicians (male or female) are also welcome. Check us out at, or on Facebook, or ring Pam on 07867545752.

Johnny Dowd: Texas-born alternative country musician tips his hat to the gothic and the absurd, The Greystones, tonight (Thursday), 8pm (£13).

Loudon Wainwright III/Chaim Tannenbaum: Exceptional American singer-songwriter (and actor) with 26 albums to dip into. Spot-on political and social observations – and extremely funny. He was last in the UK in April 2015 to receive a lifetime achievement award in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Supported by singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (and former philosophy professor) Chaim Tannenbaum. City Hall Ballroom, tonight (Thursday), 7.45pm (£29.50).

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

Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection: French, Irish and English acoustic arrangements, using everything from a guitar and cello, to Irish pipes and banjo, all under the direction of the inimitable Wild Willy Barrett. UK tour in support of their new album, Avant-Garde Mange Tout, The Greystones, Friday, 8pm (£12).

Robyn Hitchcock: One of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. Described as offering a blend of folk and psychedelia “with a wry British nihilism”, Robyn describes his songs as “paintings you can listen to”. A Talking Gigs event also gives the chance to hear him talk about his music and career and to ask a question, The Greystones, Sunday, 8pm (£13/£8).

Singers’ Night: Nether Edge Folk Club, Nether Edge Bowling Club, Nether Edge Road, Wednesdays, 8.30pm.

The Jar Family: Rescheduled from June, the Hartlepool-based five-piece add to their roster of more than 400 gigs and over 75 festival appearances with their raucous “industrial folk”, The Greystones, next Thursday, 8pm (£10 adv).

Union Jill: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, next Thursday (November 3), 8.30pm.

Andy Irvine + Tom Fletcher supporting: Doncaster Catholic Club, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BY. Friday 28th October, 7:30 pm. Tickets £ 12 on the door or £ 10 in advance from…

Paul Littlewood, E.R. Thorpe, Anytown and Rory Cannon: Saturday October 29th. Shakespeares. Advance tickets priced at £3 are available from or entry on the night will be £4. Doors open 8pm.

Dogwood Rose: Thursday 27th October at The Cheshire Cheese on Edale Road, Hope (S33 6ZF). Beautiful harmonies and great playing from this popular folk/americana trio. Free entry for this 8.45 start.

Last Thursday Folk: Session at the Wharncliffe Arms, Wharncliffe Side. Thursday 27th October, 8.30pm. Monthly Folk Session, singers and musicians welcome.

Wisewood Inn Loxley Folk on 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

Loxley Folk Club: at the Loxley Driving Range, Myers Lane (off Long Lane) S6 6RZ. Held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays monthly at 8pm. All welcome to participate or listen. Featured guests performers. Free admission. Details at and


Alan Barnes and Gilad Atzmon’s Lowest Common Denominator: Alan and Gilad, two of Britain’s most celebrated virtuoso reed players, share a passion for performance and a firm belief that a jazz audience is there not to be educated but to be entertained. Sheffield Jazz, Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, Sheffield S10 1TD. Friday 28 October at 8.00 pm (£14/£11, NUS £7, 15-18 year olds £2, under 15s free. Advance tickets available from at the same net price as on the door).

Fini Bearman: 2nd November. £7. Celebrating the release of her third studio album ‘Burn the Boat’ (Two Rivers Records), Fini Bearman visits us in advance of a London Jazz Festival performance. An expressive singer with a beautiful voice, and influences including Joni Mitchell, Björk, Radiohead, Esperanza Spalding, mixing jazz with folk and alt-pop. Honest, idiosyncratic and emotionally intense music, with a line-up of some of the UK’s finest young talent: Matt Robinson (Snowpoet, Corrie Dick) on piano, Nick Costly-White (Snowpoet) on guitar, Conor Chaplin (Laura Jurd/Dinosaur, Martin Speake, Bobo Stenson) on bass and Dave Hamblett (Snowpoet, Kenny Wheeler, Ivo Neame) on drums. The Lescar.

Gilad Atzmon & Alan Barnes’ Lowest Common Denominator. Alan Barnes: alto, baritone saxes, clarinet; Gilad Atzmon: soprano, alto, tenor saxes, clarinet and accordion; Frank Harrison: piano and electronics; Yaron Stavi: bass; Chris Higginbottom: drums. Friday 28 October at 20.00. Crookes Social Club. Full £14, Concessions £11, Students with NUS card £7, 15 – 18 year olds £2, Under 15s FREE. Advance tickets available from at the same net price as on the door.