Not much to say about March on the whole so here are a bunch of words that rhyme with March – arch, starch, parch, larch. We would go on but the list ends there. What else to say about March? Well apparently the word March comes from the latin Martius, the first month of the […]

Not much to say about March on the whole so here are a bunch of words that rhyme with March – arch, starch, parch, larch. We would go on but the list ends there. What else to say about March? Well apparently the word March comes from the latin Martius, the first month of the earliest Roman calendar and was named for Mars, the Roman god of war. So in a way March is actually the official month of war and has suddenly developed some very sinister undertones. Don’t you learn something everyday kids? This isn’t just any listings column, it’s a full blown history and etymology teaching listings column! Also, war is bad. Go to Sheffield events instead.

WINNER TAKES ALL COMEDY CLUB
2 MARCH / SHOWROOM BAR / FREE
Seven splendid new acts from the UK comedy circuit perform and the audience decide which funnyman/funnywoman takes home the grand prize of fifty big ones. Link

SHIELD PATTERNS
4 MARCH / RUDE SHIPYARD / £3
Adjective filled description alert. Dusted with delicate vocals and rudimentary beats and loops, Shield Patterns’ songs are born in sporadic, cathartic bursts, with subtle lyrics inseparably intertwined with trembling piano phrases, tenderly blended strings and hypnotic synth patterns. Link

NADINE CARINA
7 MARCH / RIVERSIDE / FREE
Nadine flew in to the UK on a cloud from Switzerland and made dreamy electronic solo folk ever since. Semi Detached have only gone and booked her to play this intimate venue for free. Link

ONEMAN
8 MARCH / YELLOW ARCH STUDIOS / £12
One Man. Many musics. Possibly our favourite story about Oneman was when he turned up late to a set and a fellow DJ plucked out a randomer from the crowd and got him to pretend to be Oneman whilst said fellow DJ played cheesy pop slightly out of sight. No cheese this time though. Strictly war dubs. The month of war is nigh! Link

JOOKLO DUO
13 MARCH / QUEENS SOCIAL CLUB / £7
Virginia Genta and David Vanzan have been performing their intense and mesmerizing music all over the world since 2003. The duo’s work has been described as the most powerful expression in “free music” nowadays, which is a pretty good description to have.
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THE REFLEX
14 MARCH / HARLEY / £3
This French DJ-producer has made his name by stripping popular soul, funk, disco and reggae tracks down to their bare stems and building them up again to remix and re-edit goodness. Quality Control & Join The Dots welcome him to Sheffield for his debut show in the city. Link

SHEFFIELD ZINE FEST 2014
15 MARCH / ELECTRIC WORKS / FREE
Fans of zines listen up. Here you can read, swap and buy zines. You may also attend or even deliver workshops. And later on you can find everyone at the Bell Jar for a few scoops. A delightful day out if we ever heard one. Link

CHRIS WADDLE’S CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH
23 MARCH / HALLAM STADIUM / £5
The man with the greatest surname ever is giving something back and lending his skills, talents and good looks all in the name of the Cathedral Archer Project, a local charity helping the homeless and vulnerable people of Sheffield. Link

TCHA LIMBERGER’S BUDAPEST GYPSY ORCHESTRA
23 MARCH / MONTGOMERY THEATRE / £10
World-renowned multi-instrumentalist Tcha Limberger will be bringing the Budapest Gypsy Orchestra to Sheffield to play a pure form of Magyar Nota, folk music from Hungary freed from the clutches of the Hungarian nobility. Nice. Link

TODDLA T
28 MARCH / SHEFFIELD STUDENTS’ UNION / £10
Boxfresh and Tuesday Club team up with Radio 1 party maker Toddla T for a special night of music and airhorn samples. On the impressive bill is Shy FX, Mele, Bok Bok, Flako, Andy H and many more. Link

MAX GRAEF
29 MARCH / THE NIGHT KITCHEN / £8
Here’s the plan. This is Max Graef. A four-hour set. A basement. A red light. A soundsystem. If that isn’t a recipe for success then we don’t know what is. Link

HOME MADE
THROUGHOUT MARCH / GREEN ROOM / FREE
An art and photography exhibition celebrating the music of Sheffield shall be displayed throughout the whole month of March. Pop on down to the Green Room for visual treats, musical treats and edible/drinkable treats on top. It’s a treatfest guaranteed to satiate your treat desire. Link

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