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Carson McHone, 28 May, Cafe #9

Cafe #9 in Nether Edge is as appropriate a setting for Carson McHone's alternative Americana as you could find in Sheffield. Wood-panelled, …

Life of Pi

This latest Sheffield Theatres production is a dazzling adaptation of Yann Martel's 2001 bestselling book. Given the novel is set mostly at …

Barber Shop Chronicles at the Crucible

For generations, African men have met in barbershops and this part of African culture is just as vital in the UK today. Throughout Barber Sh…

Marconi Union, 16 June, Yellow Arch

I feel slightly uneasy as I try to settle into an uncomfortable plastic chair in the darkened back room of Yellow Arch on a gloomy Sunday ev…

Fat White Family, 9 May, Leadmill

A papier-mache pig's head sets the scene, its demonic grinning face illuminating the hollow of the bass drum. We stand, sipping cans of Red …

Spill Gold, 16 Apr, Hatch

Spill Gold by Spill Gold"One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz," Lou Reed once said. By this defini…

Tirzah, 10 Apr, Picture House Social

Devotion by TirzahLocal act Jackie Moonbather (bassist in Katie Pham's backing band, the Moonbathers) is a fitting opener to Tirzah's quiet,…

Porridge Radio, 18 Apr, Delicious Clam

Delicious Clam is the place to be right now if you want to see a disparate range of 'unknown' bands in a cool, welcoming place - and all for…

Club Rush, 1 March, Hatch

According to Google, Club Rush is a tall plant with creeping underground stems, commonly found in most areas of England. Nestled in the dark…

The Day After IWD, 9 March, Hatch

On the night after International Women's Day, Hatch celebrated the occasion with an energetic line-up of female-fronted live goodness, featu…

Alienata, 23 Feb, Night Kitchen

So it is here, a huge green door of The Night Kitchen, the location secret until two hours before the gig. Before I descend into the annals …

A Reyt Queer Do, 16 Feb, Theatre Deli

Andro & Eve's drag king extravaganza, the chaotically-titled A Reyt Queer Do, is the kind of show that makes you forget about Brexit. It…

Guttersnipe, 10 Feb, Jabeerwocky

Have you ever seen that scene in Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, where they jump inside jelly? Walking into the venue midway through a Ro…

Heavy Lids, 12 Jan, The Harley

Sheffield-based rock formation Heavy Lids hit The Harley last month to promote their new single, 'Ariel'. The band performed a relatively mo…

Sybil & Proteus, 11 Jan

If it wasn't for the music, it'd be like a church in there. At a secret location, with a DJ's pulpit and ethereal lights, Control have assem…

Enter Shikari, 10 Jan, Academy

Five minutes into Enter Shikari's set at the Academy, my Hungarian friend turned to me and said, "This is like watching Patrick Wilson in Ha…