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Issue 80 November 2014

2,000 of you lovely people have now downloaded the Now Then Discounts app. We hope you’re enjoying all the offers and discounts with independent traders all over the city. If you haven’t taken a look yet and you have a clever phone or tablet thing, go here.

It’s hard to believe this is Now Then #80. We’re not going anywhere. If you want any back issues, you can always order them on our shop. £4 a pop including UK postage.

If you’re lucky there’ll be a promotional flexi disc vinyl inserted into this magazine, courtesy of CPU Records. If you haven’t got one, seek and you shall find. Read more about it on page 40.

Lastly, don’t miss our Kate Tempest show at Plug on 8 November. At the time of going to print she’s favourite to win the Mercury Music Prize. Tickets on the Plug website.

This month, Former Sheffield resident Floorboard George delivers us a mix direct from New Zealand.

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This month's articles

Localcheck The North

There's a gun smoke scent of independence in the air since nearly half of Scotland voted for it, despite the pleas of the British establishm…

There's a gun smoke scent of independence in the air since nearly half of Scotland voted for it, despite the pleas of the British establishm

Planning: Sheffield Under Review

Parts of Sheffield are under review. The future of ex-factory buildings on Sidney Street and the shops at the top edge of Devonshire Street …

Parts of Sheffield are under review. The future of ex-factory buildings on Sidney Street and the shops at the top edge of Devonshire Street 

Coffee: The Dream of the Coffee House

My wallet won’t close because it is full of loyalty cards for coffee shops. When I’m arranging to meet a friend, want to read a book or a ma…

My wallet won’t close because it is full of loyalty cards for coffee shops. When I’m arranging to meet a friend, want to read a book or a ma

Procurement: How well does Sheffield Council support local businesses?

A thriving local business sector is a key driver of economic regeneration. The New Economics Foundation has calculated that every pound spen…

A thriving local business sector is a key driver of economic regeneration. The New Economics Foundation has calculated that every pound spen

Devolution: MPs, Mayors and the PCC

The Scottish referendum has left England with a problem. We want some of what they have. Local devolution for England has become the politic…

The Scottish referendum has left England with a problem. We want some of what they have. Local devolution for England has become the politic

Hypnotherapy: Communicating with the mind

“Look into the eyes. Not around the eyes, directly into the eyes…” Fortunately the idea of concentric, enlarged irises bearing down on you …

“Look into the eyes. Not around the eyes, directly into the eyes…”

Fortunately the idea of concentric, enlarged irises bearing down on you 

Julian Colton / James Lock / James Holden

WANTED: STOLEN THUNDER Dead or alive for the princely sum of four promotions and kitchen dining set Once renowned for #servingkinghar…

 WANTED: 
STOLEN THUNDER

Dead or alive for the princely sum of	
	four promotions and kitchen dining set
Once renowned 
	for #servingkinghar

Cool Beans A Guide to Vinyl

MP3. MP4. C3PO. UB40. I’ve never really understood all these music file acronyms. For me it’s always been about the wax. Now I know what you…

MP3. MP4. C3PO. UB40. I’ve never really understood all these music file acronyms. For me it’s always been about the wax. Now I know what you

Martin Vlach: Dream-like photos from the Czech Republic

Martin Vlach is a photographer and artist based in the Czech Republic. We don’t know much about him. He was immediately open to featuring hi…

Martin Vlach is a photographer and artist based in the Czech Republic. We don’t know much about him. He was immediately open to featuring hi

Sound Guitar Music Isn’t Dead, But It May Need Resuscitating

Every now and again, the phrase ‘guitar music is dead’ rears its head in conversation. There’s nobody like The Clash anymore, there’s not be…

Every now and again, the phrase ‘guitar music is dead’ rears its head in conversation. There’s nobody like The Clash anymore, there’s not be

Bunga Bunga / DFA1979 / Glass Animals / Nick Mulvey + more

28 October Shakespeares Newcastle's Bridie Jackson has received much acclaim for her recent second album, New Skin, and some of the supposed…

28 October
Shakespeares
Newcastle's Bridie Jackson has received much acclaim for her recent second album, New Skin, and some of the supposed

Cygnus: Channelling Extra Terrestrial Transmissions

If you’re lucky, this copy of Now Then will include a 7” flexi disc vinyl insert from CPU Records (if you’re unlucky, read on). Set up by lo…

If you’re lucky, this copy of Now Then will include a 7” flexi disc vinyl insert from CPU Records (if you’re unlucky, read on). Set up by lo

Headsup Nat Johnson

You may know the Sheffield-based songstress, maverick and fighter Nat Johnson best as the former front-woman of Monkey Swallows The Universe…

You may know the Sheffield-based songstress, maverick and fighter Nat Johnson best as the former front-woman of Monkey Swallows The Universe

Filmreel The Fading Art / Listings

The conflict between nostalgia and progression is a constant source of discussion for movie lovers. Is nostalgia determined by topic or by …

 The conflict between nostalgia and progression is a constant source of discussion for movie lovers. Is nostalgia determined by topic or by