“When you have to choose between the truth and the legend, choose the legend.” –Tony Wilson 2008. September: “Last of the Summer?” “Yes, that’s the name. Anything wrong?” “Just wondering if it had anything to do with Last of the Summer wine?” “You know that show?” “Hey, I’m from Mexico, not the moon…’sides, I told you I know of TISWAS!” I had the ticket. … Continue reading 30 days, 30 bands – #7 Oxo Foxo
It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these – a combination of stress, fatigue and general lack of zest were some of the causes. Also, not being in Sheffield now, it’s hard to be “in the know”, even if well-meaning insiders are kind enough to send us their stuff. This one is for you. This also is dedicated to the people of Screaming … Continue reading Lollygagging in Sheffield – November gig list
Mike Watt and The Missingmen
The Harley, Sheffield
17 April 2014
What is the definitive measure of success in the music business? Fame? Fortune? Devoted fans? Continue reading “Who? (Mike) Watt. When? 17 April.”
Heeeeeeey, it’s me, your friendly neighbourhood listings editor, @Orestes_yipee. There was no preview on May because I was on strike. ATTICA! ATTICA!
However, this is June, the best month of the year. Here’s your June Preview. Continue reading “Impignorating in Sheffield – #1”
I swear I’m not making this up, but I had a feeling this gig was going to be something weird. It wasn’t the fact that I made a rather good pollo con mole for tea (see above picture) but the fact that a few minutes before I left the house, a horse-drawn carriage just passed by my house. Standard. Continue reading “Gig: Scaramanga Six, Cut Your Wings + Great Deeds”
It’s weird thing, this trend of burgers being a delicacy. If you’d told me when I was ten that burgers would be on trend, I’d say you’re pulling my leg.
Not that I’m complaining. There’s more to burgers than sandwiching ground beef between bread, really. Continue reading “One fine day with Twisted Burger Co.’s new menu…”
Waddle, waddle, waddle, it’s Springtime for Hitler and Germany…no, wait, that’s from The Producers, the best pisstake musical ever. After Spamalot. I think. Hey, that’s no ordinary rabbit.
Right-o, no more Percol Americano for me. It’s off to Tamper Coffee to write this excuse for a preview. Continue reading “Kvetching in Sheffield – #1”
The marrying of imagination and reality is always a rocky one. The utopian images in your head will always look like what Sir Kenneth Hugo Adam would do to please Sean Connery, but the dystopian vicissitudes of real life sometimes yield a canvas scrawled by a crayola wielding maniac who sniffed too many grammes of bath salts. Continue reading “Gig: Low Duo, My First Tooth & Screaming Maldini @ The Harley”
It doesn’t get much better than this, a trio of great bands, presented in the stage that occupies the funky joint called The Harley. Three bands playing music from genres that will not cater for a crisp, clear cut sound, but an expansive sound with heavy brushings of reverb, fuzz and overdrive. Continue reading “Blessa, Fear of Men & Veronica Falls at The Harley”