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Springtime. For Now Then. And everybody! Ah yes, the sun really brings out the best in everyone doesn’t it? Unless you’re one of those winter-loving types or a vampire. At the time of writing this we’ve had minimal sun in Sheffield yet it still feels like a new beginning is upon us - a new era of opportunity and prosperity, a new chance to go out and seize the day, to carpe the diem, to #yolo. Can’t help but feel that was first time the term ‘yolo’ has been mentioned in Now Then Magazine. See that? Spring hath barely sprung and already barriers are being broken! Viva la revolution as Russell Brand would say. Now here are some event listings. YORKSHIRE UNPLUGGED 3 APRIL | FORUM | FREE A selection of up-and-coming Yorkshire acoustic musicians playing their hearts out for the audience vote. A great opportunity for fun, frolics and six stringed strumming. Link SHEFFIELD ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL 4 APRIL | SHOWROOM | £3 The adventure films roll into Sheffield in big numbers with screenings across the weekend at the cinema mecca that is the Showroom. Link BUNGA BUNGA 4 APRIL | NIGHT KITCHEN | £6 Those Bunga Bunga boys have been partying loose and free for three years. Where does the time go, eh? They’re celebrating hard with the grandmaster of garage DJ EZ, flanked by Flava D and TS7 and some incredible local support. Link THE FISH POLICE 6APRIL | BROOMHALL CENTRE | £3 Electronic leftfield pop with surreal imagery, glitched beats and a strong visual aesthetic from The Fish Police. Support from The Stars Band and The Mango Rescue Team. Link TYRANNOSAURUS ALAN 9 APRIL | REDHOUSE | £2 One of the only bands out there playing the ultimate combination of grime and ska return to Sheffield after a three year absence. Support from local lads Ubuntu, some other bands and probably some DJs. Link BISON & JUNGLE LION 11 APRIL | CITY HALL | £7 Massive monster of a Peace in the Park and Sharrow Festival fundraiser, joint headlined by the biggest animal themed bands Sheffield has ever offered, supported by The Unscene, DJ Tim Walker and many more. Link DJ FORMAT & SOULEANCE 11 APRIL | HARLEY | £4 Legendary record label First Word Records are celebrating ten years of releasing the finest music with a series of parties in different cities. The Sheffield leg plays host to 7-inch supremo DJ Format as well as a rare appearance from French duo Souleance. Link SHARROW VALE MARKET GOES GREEK 13 APRIL | SHARROW VALE | FREE Sharrow Vale Market makes its first appearance of 2014. Entertainment provided by Hospital Radio Sheffield, Boogie Merchant along with Vincent Günther and Jack Athey. Link TOMORROW WE SAIL 15 APRIL | RUDE SHIPYARD | £4 For fans of folk, slowcore, neo-classicism, minimalism, ambience and post rock. Tomorrow We Sail represent a vast landscape of billowing, reverb-soaked guitars, orchestral strings, piano, organ and multi-layered vocals. Link GOOD MORNING RAVE 16 APRIL | RAVE DANCE STUDIOS | DONATIONS DJ Chiv steps up to the decks with a bowl of cereal in one hand and a brew in the other for another early morning rave workout, 7am – 10am. Don’t sleep on it! Link SMILING IVY 17 APRIL | LEADMILL | £4 Local ska-rock heroes Smiling Ivy top the bill at this Leadmill event which also features New York Brass Band, The Indecision, Brigantii, Jimmy The Gent, Ocelus and Arnivore. Link DESTESTIVAL WEEKENDER 18 – 20 APRIL | QUEENS SOCIAL CLUB | £30 The dirty, grizzly, fuzzy and above all loud weekender returns for its second year. Hear the likes of Sleepy Sun, Turbowolf, Pins, Slaves, Lola Colt, God Damn, Brown Brogues, Vladimir, Happyness and loads more. Link TELL ‘EM ABOUT THE MUSIC 26 APRIL | CREMORNE | £3 A night of live music, funky DJs and good times with Dnaë Wellington, Brave New Storm, Ben Lydiat, The Shaking Whips, DJs Papa Al, Duncan Chopper Bling and Chiv. Link welovecoolbeans.com )

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