This month marks the introduction of our brand new all-singing-all-dancing listings column, hosted by the fine chaps at Cool Beans. This month also marks the death of Jesus Christ and the birth of Adolf Hitler. Don’t let this depress you too much though, there’s plenty of audio/visual stimulation on offer. Sharrow Lantern Festival. 1st April […]

This month marks the introduction of our brand new all-singing-all-dancing listings column, hosted by the fine chaps at Cool Beans. This month also marks the death of Jesus Christ and the birth of Adolf Hitler. Don’t let this depress you too much though, there’s plenty of audio/visual stimulation on offer.

Sharrow Lantern Festival.

1st April / Mount Pleasant Park / Free.

A local favourite, this year’s theme is magic and it shall be magnificently parading down Club Garden Road. Although please note if the clouds release liquids it shall be moved to the 15th of April. Link

Ugly 1st Birthday.

5th April / DQ / £3-£4 OTD.

If it was the smoking ban that killed hip hop in nightclubs, the Ugly boys have certainly done a fine job resuscitating it. Come join Martelo, Andy H and Small Arms Fiya as they send off one fine year. Link

Cool Beans.

6th April / Penelopes / £5 OTD.

It would be rude not to include our own night wouldn’t it? This month we’re welcoming the JB Conspiracy, simply the finest and most inventive of the current crop of UK ska/punk acts.
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Corman’s World: Cult Screening.

10th April / Showroom Cinema / £4-£7.70 adv.

An insight into the life of independent filmmaker Roger Corman and how he created his cult film empire, one low budget release at a time. Link

People Are Strange.

11th April / Green Room / Free.

Blue Rose Code headlines this strong mid-week line up in the intimate Green Room setting. Support comes from Last To Be Picked, Pip Mountjoy, Actual Midgets and DJ Cock. You heard. Link

Diabel Cissohko.

13th April / Lantern Theatre / £11 adv.

As part of the great line of Cissohko griots, Diabel’s resonant voice and rocking kora styles has taken him all over the place. This will be a real mid-month delight for fans of African music. Link

Pangaea Carnival.

13th April / Harley / £3 OTD.

Smiley Maxx and crew dig out the pineapples once more for Sheffield’s premier salsa/calypso/steeldrumhouse/coconutstep night. Link

George Grosz: The Big No.

Until 15th April / Sheffield Institute of Arts Centre / Free.

As one of the world’s greatest satirists, Grosz’s art spoke out against the inhumanities and injustices of the German Nazi movement. Two of his most powerful portfolios will be on display. Link

Mystery Jets.

16th April / Queens Social Club / £12.50 adv.

Big band play small venue in aid of the Jet’s newest album, this will be a rare treat for fans of the indie-pop posse. Link

Nicola Farnon.

18th April / Revolución de Cuba / Free.

The Big Swing keeps it stylish as ever as they showcase one of the UK’s classiest and most accomplished jazz/swing vocalists. Link

Goldie.

20th April / DQ / £5 adv.

Clifford Joseph Price leaves his conducting baton and sheet music at home (at least we think he is) and returns to his jungle/dnb roots. Very strong support in the form of Mikey J and Mystonic. Link

Shimmies & Shakes.

21st April / The Vine / £4 OTD.

Emily Strange invites The Speakeasy, Drop the Bomb, Lara Rose, Doc Leroc, Pansy Cheung and cut-loose cowgirl Depravity Jane to perform at one of many upcoming Sheffield Live fundraisers. Link

Motor City vs Steel City.

27th April / DLS / £9.50 adv.

The 4/4 noises of two industrial cities join forces in this spectacular event. Fans of techno and house shouldn’t miss this one; fans of DJs wearing balaclavas shouldn’t miss this one either. Link

wAVe.

28th April / CADS / £10 adv.

Sheffield Art Forge debuts their cutting edge audio-visual experience as part of the Sensoria Festival. Including performances from Zan Lyons, Scanone, Origamibiro and Blood Sport. Link

Psychedelic Solution 6th Birthday.

28th April / Redhouse / £4 OTD.

King Mojo has been bringing the funkiest of sounds to the Redhouse for a very long time now, the 6th birthday will be no different. Feat. Tanzt, Teenage Mary, The Mojo Juju Jamboree and Beatnikitry. Link

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