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Since opening in 2005, Plug has established itself as one of the top live music and club venues in Sheffield and the North of England. We have had the good fortune to play host to some incredible acts over the years including Arctic Monkeys, The Prodigy, Patti Smith and Lily Allen and remain constant in our quest to bring the very best acts, both old and new alike, to the stage. As a venue, Plug dances perfectly on the tightrope between grandiosity and intimacy, bringing audiences awe-inspiring live and DJ performances in a perfectly proportioned setting.

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14-16 Matilda Street
S1 4QD

0114 241 3040

  1. Tue : 11:00pm - 3:00am
  2. Thu : 11:00pm - 3:00am
  3. Fri : 10:30pm - 6:00am
  4. Sat : 10:30pm - 4:00am

What's on at The Plug

  1. Neon Waltz image

    Neon Waltz

    Wed 01 October at 07:30pm until Wed 01 October 2014 at 10:30pm

    Hailing from the wilderness of Caithness in Scotland, Neon Waltz are a six piece psychedelic indie rock band. Within a relatively short space of time they have become fine purveyors of melodic, sun-drenched, sonic soundscapes. Music for all seasons. Neon Waltz’s songs feel instantly memorable and catchy, and the addition of an electric organ gives their tunes slightly Doors-y undertones. They manage to effortlessly maintain a lovely balance between lively pop and wistfulness, with slow tempo tracks breaking out into feverish jams. They were recently named as NME’s Buzz Band of the Week, when the mag proclaimed them as, ‘The most promising British band we’ve heard this year’. High praise indeed.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  2. Plug's 9th Birthday - 2manydjs & Desperate Soundsystem (Ft. Jarvis Cocker, Steve Mackey & DJ Pipes) image

    Plug's 9th Birthday - 2manydjs & Desperate Soundsystem (Ft. Jarvis Cocker, Steve Mackey & DJ Pipes)

    Sat 04 October at 10:30pm until Sun 05 October 2014 at 05:00am

    Give us our birthday bumps, slam a cake on our table and sing your hearts out… it’s our 9th Birthday! Over the past 9 years we have presented you with a smorgasbord of world-class acts; The Prodigy to Arctic Monkeys; Sasha to James Blake; Bonobo, Deadmau5, Public Enemy and of course, Jarvis Cocker. With acts of this magnitude gracing our stage in the past, we thought it fitting to bring you the same standard of artists in the present. This is our birthday gift to ourselves, and we’re inviting you all to join us for… 2manydjs Delivering everything from jazzy r&b to brain-shaking techno, prog-rock to trip hop, the Dewaele brothers possess one of the most impressive record collections we have ever witnessed, allowing them to create one of the most intriguingly brilliant DJ sets you are likely to ever hear. Their miss-match-hit-smash remixed creations of tracks such as Destiny’s Child’s ‘Independent Women’ x 10CC’s ‘Dreadlock Holiday’ are something to behold, but 2manydjs have a multitude of other skills in their utility belt which will be fed into your special little tympanic membranes. The Desperate Sound System (A.K.A Jarvis Cocker, Steve Mackey and The DJ Pipes) Did you read the heading? If yes, I bet you’re sat there in a state of bafflement, excitement and awe. Well, this immense side-project from some of the most influential musical artists in Sheffield, no wait… the world, is something that you simply cannot miss! The aforementioned Jarvis Cocker goes down in our history books here at Plug after his previous sell-out shows, and we are giddy that he will be returning for our 9th Birthday. Legendary Pulp bass-player and producer extraordinaire, Steve Mackey, joins Jarvis behind the decks, offering his vast knowledge of musical design to you beautiful people. Finally, The DJ Pipes, what can we say about him? There’s very little that Pipes hasn’t dabbled in musically – he is honestly one of Sheffield’s most talented artists and DJs and is rightfully hailed by many as so. The Desperate Sound System promise to deliver a DJ experience jam-packed with legendary chit-chat from Jarvis as well as a musical set that will leave you flabbergasted. Get ready to dance our 9 year old floor into dust, Sheffield!

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Club Night

  3. Ella Eyre w/ Seinabo Sey image

    Ella Eyre w/ Seinabo Sey

    Thu 09 October at 07:00pm until Thu 09 October 2014 at 10:30pm

    With her magnificent mane of leonine hair, ferocious powerhouse soul vocal and impressively energetic live show, Ella Eyre has become an unstoppable force within British music. Since proving herself to be one of the UK’s most enthralling and captivating debut female singers, Ella has been wowing the crowds throughout the UK having sold out a headline tour as well as performing prolific slots at this summer’s festivals. Now the BRIT award winner announces a twelve date headline tour this October giving fans an opportunity to hear the voice of 2014 up close. Since signing to Virgin EMI two years ago, Ella has featured on chart-topping band Bastille’s cover of TLC’s “No Scrubs” classic, “No Angels”, which shot straight to the top of the Hypemachine chart. Shortly after, casual songwriting sessions with then unknowns Rudimental and Naughty Boy evolved into Ella being involved in a No.1 and No.2 album respectively with “Home” and “Hotel Cabana”. Her single with Rudimental, “Waiting All Night” was one of 2013’s biggest hits, and she spent much of last year on tour with Plan B, Rudimental and Bastille, playing at sold-out shows across the globe. Now focusing on her own live performance, Eyre’s own stage show has evolved into its own particular dynamic; known for her catsuits, bright lipstick and of course huge hair, Eyre is a dynamo onstage, offering one of the most exhilarating live performances seen in years.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  4. Dreadzone w/ DJ Fat Piggy & Matt Willoughby image

    Dreadzone w/ DJ Fat Piggy & Matt Willoughby

    Sat 11 October at 07:00pm until Sat 11 October 2014 at 10:30pm

    Cult favourites. Cast your mind back to 1993, when Jurassic Park was busy terrifying small children and Whitney was riding high at the top of the charts with some old country tune. It was during this time that a little instrumental, stripped-down dub dance group called Dreadzone were in their infancy. Now, 21 years on, that little dub dance group have got 9 studio albums and 2 live albums under their belts and they’re still going strong. Constantly striving to remain relevant by writing fresh, innovative material has led to a slew of hit records, massive critical acclaim and a huge, devoted fanbase. These guys pretty much wrote the book on spanning genres and their music is a bubbling pot of reggae, techno, folk, dance and rock, all mixed up in a big dub cauldron. Even though they’re 21 years into their career as a band they feel they still have something to say musically and lyrically and we certainly agree with that.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  5. Ohm Sweet Ohm w/ Special Request, Trikk & Squarehead image

    Ohm Sweet Ohm w/ Special Request, Trikk & Squarehead

    Sat 11 October at 11:00pm until Sun 12 October 2014 at 06:00am

    For our first Ohm of Autumn following on from our free summer knees up with Mosca and South London Ordnance we bring you a lineup we have been eager to share for some time! Having entrusted the likes of Paul Woolford under his UK pirate radio influenced alias of Special Request, and Man Make Music/Pets Recordings rising star Trikk; we’re starting things as we mean to go on with our first event, with our much loved resident Squarehead playing in tow to keep things running accordingly. SPECIAL REQUEST First up, we’re pleased to announce that we have none other than Special Request aka Paul Woolford headlining this bill. A man who should need no introduction - he’s steadily been building a reputation for himself over the course of his career as a producer with amazing versatility. Perhaps best known in recent times to us as the guy behind the song of summer 2013 - ‘Untitled’ as well as his mind bending all time electronic classic 'Erotic Discourse'; over the years he’s compiled tracks for esteemed Techno led label outlets such as Planet E and Hotflush, whilst using his Special Request moniker to harness an altogether different sound which harks back to the hardcore and jungle days of the 1990s. With this in mind, we feel more than honoured to be the ones hosting his full Special Request Sheffield debut for you all… TRIKK Joining Mr Woolford will be Bruno Deodato aka Trikk, another major talent we’ve been keeping an eye on for some time and one who is bound to keep you all on your feet. Hailing from Portugal, (and its most musically buzzing city of Oporto at that), we’re excited to present the Hotflush/Pets/Man Make Music signee to you for his first show in the Steel City. With a string of releases, remixes and one praised Boiler Room set under his belt; he’s gone from strength to strength over the past year, and it’s going to be a privilege having him play for us. SQUAREHEAD Finally, to round things off, it wouldn't be right if we didn't have our Steel City homegrown talent to complete an Ohm line-up, and this week is local 4 to the floor heart throb Squarehead - whose 2014 has confirmed he’s destined for great things. Feeling fresh (we hope) from playing at Zoo Project this September alongside fellow Ohm resident Pedram, we’re looking forward to much of the same from Oliver; namely, his trademark booty rippling sets, full of electronic dance floor slaying rhythms to warm things up nicely before Trikk and Special Request take to the decks.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Club Night

  6. The Amazing Snakeheads image

    The Amazing Snakeheads

    Tue 14 October at 07:30pm until Tue 14 October 2014 at 10:30pm

    In a world of tepid high street indie, The Amazing Snakeheads are a band for the dark alleys. They never really formed as such, as their conception was seemingly more preordained than planned. Hailing from Glasgow, The Amazing Snakeheads are a force of nature. Frontman Dale Barclay appears to be possessed by music, with rock ‘n’ roll channelled through every sinew of his body. The band’s brutalist rock ‘n’ roll seems to teeter on a knife-edge between palpable menace and outright violence, an intimidatory experience akin to walking into the wrong pub in the wrong place at the wrong time. They’ve recently supported Jack White and played a headline slot on the BBC Introducing Stage at T in the Park, so if you’re into raucous rock and garage blues, get down to Plug.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

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    Glass Animals

    Thu 16 October at 07:30pm until Thu 16 October 2014 at 10:30pm

    The four members of Glass Animals have known each other since the age of fourteen, but they only started making music together after they finished school and Dave Bayley showed the other members the music he made and asked them to be in a band. After the release of the EP Leaflings they decided to take it slow and focus on their university degree for a year. In 2013 they came in contact with Paul Epworth, an English music producer, and they signed with his label Wolf Tone. After 2 EPs, 3 singles.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  8. Maverick Sabre image

    Maverick Sabre

    Sat 18 October at 07:00pm until Sat 18 October 2014 at 10:30pm

    In case you haven’t heard of him already, Maverick Sabre is an Irish-English singer-songwriter and soul rapper. Cast your mind back a couple of years and you may remember him from his cameo on Professor Green’s Jungle? Known for his eerie vocals and guitar playing, his voice has a gritty soulfulness to it. Whether he is blasting out horn-fuelled Motown grooves or reggae-infused ballads, Maverick Sabre delivers his music with an untrammelled intensity. Frequent appearances on the likes of Radio 1, Capital and at Glastonbury have led him to build up a solid fanbase. Maverick Sabre’s voice is so strangely unique that it gives a new take on soul which could seal his future in music for years to come.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  9. Palace @ The Rocking Chair image

    Palace @ The Rocking Chair

    Thu 23 October at 07:00pm until Thu 23 October 2014 at 10:30pm

    Fast-rising London newcomers Palace are set to tour the UK this Autumn in support of their debut EP Lost In The Night, which comes out on 20th October via Beatnik Creative, and we’re naturally delighted to welcome them to The Rocking Chair. Handpicked by Jamie T to support him at his comeback show in Tufnell Park, Palace are quickly making a name for themselves as ones to watch. Debut track ‘Veins’ racked up 50,000 streams in its first two weeks online and new single ‘Bitter’ had over 20,000 streams in its first week online – they’re currently close to 200,000 combined plays. They recently had their first daytime play on BBC Radio 1, courtesy of none other than the lovely Fearne Cotton, which follows support from Phil Taggart and Alice Levine, Lauren Laverne at BBC 6 Music and John Kennedy at XFM. It’s a tantalizing prospect to consider where they’ll be in one years’ time so make sure you get down to The Rocking Chair in October. If it’s blessed out, dark and atmospheric folk-driven blues you’re into, then you certainly won’t be disappointed.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  10. Death From Above 1979 image

    Death From Above 1979

    Fri 24 October at 07:00pm until Fri 24 October 2014 at 10:30pm

    In case you missed them the first time round, Death From Above 1979 (aka DFA1979) are a Canadian punk rock duo hailing from Toronto. They’ve just released The Physical World, which is their first new album in a decade. After a rather acrimonious split back in 2006, DFA1979 reunited in 2011 for a few gigs and finally got back in the studio in 2012 to start work on their long awaited follow up to You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine. It’s clear from the new album that the duo hasn’t lost sight of the heavy bulldozer riffing that made people go apeshit for them back in the day but a lot has happened in the last ten years and their grooves are palpably deeper now. The duo run down their stoner riffs with as much conviction as when they first teased fuzz tones out of a bass amp. So if you like it loud, then you’ve come to the right place. Don’t miss this.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  11. Kenny Wayne Shepherd w/ Laurence Jones image

    Kenny Wayne Shepherd w/ Laurence Jones

    Sat 25 October at 07:00pm until Sat 25 October 2014 at 10:30pm

    Five-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum-selling blues/rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd announces a run of new UK shows. Shepherd’s band is a veritable who’s who of rock and blues. In addition to long-time vocalist Noah Hunt, the band features drummer Chris Layton, a 2014 inductee into the Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, ex-Firm bassist Tony Franklin and keyboardist Riley Osbourn, whom Shepherd met while Osbourn was playing in Willie Nelson’s band.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  12. Ohm Sweet Ohm w/ George Fitzgerald, Doc Daneeka, Shenoda & Pedram image

    Ohm Sweet Ohm w/ George Fitzgerald, Doc Daneeka, Shenoda & Pedram

    Sat 25 October at 11:00pm until Sun 26 October 2014 at 06:00am

    Not often do you get to have a choice of 4 DJs on a Saturday night of the calibre as the ones we have booked for prices that are an absolute steal, and in these hard times you can’t say fairer than that. GEORGE FITZGERALD Travelling from the ubiquitous techno territory that is Berlin, George Fitzgerald will be returning back to Ohm. His unique production style, which incorporates sultry house tones, dark rolling basslines and everything in between, has secured him releases on Hotflush and Aus Music and made him a household name in the world of electronic music. During his time away from Ohm George has been busy curating his ManMakeMusic label and working on his debut album, due out on Domino Records in 2015. At the start of 2014, he was also entrusted as a Radio 1 resident, where he was able to show off his talent for finding and blending a cutting edge selection of house and techno, that has seen him captivate dance floors from Berlin to New York. Last time George graced our booth in November 2013 standards were held high by digging deep into his arsenal of techno and house, with a generous dollop of his own productions thrown in for good measure. He also dazzled us with his exquisite taste in shirts, and we expect no less this time around! Laszlo Dancehall - Plimton (George FitzGerald Remix) SHENODA George will be joined by another past Ohm guest, Hypercolour and ManMakeMusic label mate Shenoda, who specialises in a forward thinking blend of garage drum patterns, house grooves and soulful, creatively arranged vocals. Shenoda is a seasoned producer, having had a steady stream of releases since 2006, but has been making waves in the past couple of years in particular. His 2013 ‘Chatsworth Sound’ EP collaboration with Huxley garnered a lot of attention, and his recent track ‘Leslie Crowther’ was supported as a Boiler Room Debut. A Shenoda set consists of interesting yet faultless mixing of a huge variety of sounds. He spun the Boiler Room crowd senseless when he passed through so we can’t wait to have him unleash his musical skill upon us again. Shenoda’s New EP ‘Who Ver’ DOC DANEEKA Next up we have the Welsh Ten Thousand Yen Label Boss Doc Daneeka returning to Sheffield after a few years absence. DD has an impressive string of releases under his belt going all the way back to 2010, but he has seen his career status skyrocket in the past year, with Numbers Release ‘Walk on In’ which was heralded as one of XLR8R’s top tracks of 2013. His sets are commonly in the same vein as this track, and pay lots of attention to edgy yet still soulful side of house music, with plenty of genre splicing surprises thrown in. Doc Daneeka’s ‘Paname (Piano Vers)’ PEDRAM And finally, Sheffield-through-and-through Ohm resident Pedram will be completing the lineup, fresh from his festival season travels around the country with his Born Electric counterparts. He is a DJ with impeccable standards who has perfected his craft and musical knowledge over the years, so he is sure to provide an array of organic house gems as well as left field nuggets of electronic goodness to whet your appetite for the rest of the night. ‘Nina’ from Pedram’s Born Electric debut EP With such a good value for a lineup of this caliber we recommend you get tickets well in advance for this one! 1st release tickets £8 2nd release £10 Final release £12

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Club Night

  13. Netsky Live image

    Netsky Live

    Thu 30 October at 07:30pm until Thu 30 October 2014 at 11:00pm

    Netsky burst onto the drum ‘n’ bass scene in 2009 and was quickly snapped up by Hospital Records. To give a brief indication of his musical prowess, he became a double Drum ‘n’ Bass Arena award winner, grabbing the gongs for best newcomer and for his eponymous 2010 debut album. Leading a wave of new skool drum ‘n’ bass talent from Europe, with his blend of melancholic, yet uplifting melodies and heavy dancefloor bass and beats, his popularity is incredible. Following virtually unanimous praise and hype from every corner of the planet, Netsky has been catapulted into the limelight and has remained there ever since, delivering a potent mix of dancefloor anthems, vocal led classics and that clean cut jungle sound for which he has become renowned. His ability to transform even the most subdued of parties into an ecstatic, bouncing rave within a matter of minutes, is something to behold.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

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    Fri 31 October at 07:00pm until Fri 31 October 2014 at 10:30pm

    Indiana the girl, not the state. Indiana’s music is testament to a flourishing new front for pop music. There is a growing rejection of the excessive electro hooks, novelty gimmicks and hyper-sexualisation that have become the pillars of mainstream pop. This rebuff favours a more minimal and musical approach. Indiana thrives on removing the over-synthesised fanfare of commercial pop, and reducing it to the most subtle and precious elements. This is pure, intellectual and cinematic pop music, with a clear aim and a deft execution. Her live performances are nothing short of mesmerising and her pristine, beautiful voice has a haunting, arresting quality that draws you in. Captivating.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

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    Heaven 17

    Sat 01 November at 07:30pm until Sat 01 November 2014 at 10:30pm

    Sheffield’s favourite electronic sons come to Plug armed with a back catalogue of classic hits that everyone knows and everyone loves. Heaven 17 shows have a reputation for being spectacular evenings of hit after hit after hit, with everything from ‘Let Me Go’, to ‘(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang’ to the classic ‘Temptation’. Today, with a millionaire cabinet, bankers’ bonuses and high unemployment, Heaven 17’s sly, post-modern critique of modern society has never sounded so resonant, nor been so necessary. Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory will bring this breathtaking show to Plug on Saturday 1st November. We’re expecting a packed house of hand raising, foot stomping classics from the Sheffield band that everybody loves... HEAVEN 17!

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

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    Saint Motel

    Thu 06 November at 07:30pm until Thu 06 November 2014 at 10:30pm

    Already a growing proposition in the States where they’ve played shows with the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Imagine Dragons, LA quartet Saint Motel are making a strong impression with their debut Parlophone track and first Top 40 single ‘My Type’. To give you an idea of their sound, The Guardian said, ‘If Jarvis Cocker moved to LA and made an album of yacht-rock influenced Britpop, it might sound like this.’ Saint Motel is a Brit-indie band trapped in the bodies of four svelte and stylish Californians. They effortlessly bring some glam pizzazz to the indie genre and their frontman is certainly not averse to flamboyance, a suave croon and lyrics that verge on the literary. With a light sprinkling of Caribbean rhythms, tropical flavours and lounge-jazziness, Saint Motel is an absolute dream.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  17. Ruinetti, Seven Hills & TBC image

    Ruinetti, Seven Hills & TBC

    Fri 07 November at 07:00pm until Fri 07 November 2014 at 10:30pm

    PAPER TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE Entertainment Sheffield ( entS1 ) brings you Gig Tripper. Gig Tripper gives local bands the opportunity to tour beyond their own city.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  18. In:Flux presents Distro w/ Mr C, Dr Oscillator + Tik&Borrow image

    In:Flux presents Distro w/ Mr C, Dr Oscillator + Tik&Borrow

    Fri 07 November at 11:00pm until Sat 08 November 2014 at 05:00am

    DISTRO (877 RECORDS // BEAR FRESH // ROSKA'S KICKS N SNARES) Distro's music resides in that fervent middle ground between House, Garage, Dubstep and Funky. The territory in which Lorenzo carved out the now much publicised House & Bass sound, tempo-wise its strictly House but when you hear it in a club you can't help but wobble and skank. 2013 saw Distro's first release on Bear Fresh Records "City Lights" top the juno downloads chart with ease and become a bass-laced anthem of the summer gaining heavy support from the likes of ROSKA, MY NU LENG and MARCUS NASTY. Later that year "City Lights" received the remix treatment from most notably TAIKI & NULIGHT, HYBRID THEORY and SKELECTA further solidifying the songs dominance that year. By March 2014 and the release of his "Thug Girl" EP for Roska's Kicks n Snares Distro was well and truly a staple of the UK Bass scene, a regular on the Bristol circuit, holding residencies with all the biggest nights in the south-west and collaborating with Bass-House kingpins MY NU LENG. Currently the man of the moment has just finished crafting his second EP that has recently dropped on 887 Records to widespread acclaim, with it still high in the charts on Juno Download. SoundCloud: MR C (OFFMENUT // IN:FLUX AUDIO) Huddersfield's Mr C has been a favourite of In:flux for quite some time and he knows how to to deliver some serious bass. With tunes released on Offmenut Records in the past, Mr C will be heading up In:flux Audio's second release, the 'Dutty Up North EP' at the end of October with a few juicy bass house bangers. SoundCloud: DR OSCILLATOR (CHIP BUTTY RECORDS // IN:FLUX AUDIO) Dr Oscillator is somewhat of a new guy on the scene, but has already attracted some major attention for his talents. Having had tunes snatched up by Sheffield's own Chip Butty Records, which includes belters like 'B.I.G' and 'Cocaine', he has also had his track 'The Heist' picked up by In:flux Audio for release as part of the 'Dutty Up North EP' alongside Mr C in October. SoundCloud: TIK&BORROW (IN:FLUX AUDIO) Tik&Borrow are the founders of In:flux and were the first official release on the record label back at the end of July. They reached the dizzying heights of Number 10 in the Juno Download Bass charts to some great reviews, and they have more tunes in the pipeline, together and as part of collaborations across the record label. SoundCloud: SEKT 87 (RIPGROOVE) SoundCloud: WÖLFE SoundCloud:

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Club Night

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    Kate Tempest

    Sat 08 November at 07:30pm until Sat 08 November 2014 at 10:30pm

    Kate Tempest started out as a rapper, and remains one. She earned her stripes in south London's battle scene and the now legendary Deal Real and Speakers Corner ciphers. For over a decade Tempest has been devoted to her craft, writing and performing continuously, whether rapping acappella at punk raves, or rapping with a DJ at an open mic or rapping with a band on tours across the UK, she has been committed to music since the minute she started. In recent years, she has found most success as a poet and a playwright, no mean feat considering it all began with a love of beats and rhymes and good rap lyrics that told stories.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  20. Ohm Sweet Ohm w/ Dense & Pika, James Welsh & Squarehead image

    Ohm Sweet Ohm w/ Dense & Pika, James Welsh & Squarehead

    Sat 08 November at 11:00pm until Sun 09 November 2014 at 06:00am

    As our past line-ups have proved; house and techno can sit perfectly together side by side, and the 8th of November will be no exception as we offer you a night in with the star pupils of the Hotflush class of 2013, Dense & Pika, and local Yorkshire analogue genius James Welsh, who boasts an illustrious musical career which has come to be defined by several signature releases from recent years. If that wasn ́t enough already, we ́ve also called in our highly prized resident Squarehead for more of his ́trademark booty rippling ́ sets to spice things up a bit. Dense & Pika Fresh faced and rearing to go after their hectic summer of festival hopping, we ́re thrilled to bring you Chris Spero aka Glimpse, and Hypercolour co-head Alex Jones, under their forward thinking techno guise of Dense & Pika. Despite their collaborations as Dense & Pika stretching as far back as 2011, it ́s only been in the past year that the pair have seen their productions receive the attention they deserve thanks to a signing with Hotflush Recordings; a label run by past Ohm guest & fellow modern techno connoisseur Scuba. With 2013s synonymous tracks such as ́Colt ́ and ́Move Your Body Back ́ to their name and their recent monster of a remix of the Paul Woolford classic ''Erotic Discourse'', we ́re looking forward to providing a platform for this super talented duo and their sounds. James Welsh To accompany Dense & Pika we ́ve reeled in a producer from closer to home who joins Alex Jones in being a Hypercolour affiliate as well with an extensive range of other labels such as Wolf Music, Futureboogie and Shabby Doll Records. A fully certified DJ and producer whose career as part of Ocelot has seen him signed to the definitive Wall of Sound label and has taken him to places such as the main stage at Creamfields, Fabric, oh and not to mention countless Miami rooftop parties... we ́re quite sure we ́re leaving the task of delivering a silky smooth house set with unexpected surprises galore in capable hands. Following the release of his latest “weighty techno house” EP Gentinetta, on the Dense & Pika led label of Kneaded Pains - it ́s a pleasure to welcome James Welsh to Ohm. Squarehead Last but by no means least, we ́re revved up to see our highly trusted resident and extremely talented Steel City export Squarehead grace the decks with his presence once again. Armed with the most sought after record collection - a set from Squarehead is never a dull affair.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Club Night

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    The Struts

    Thu 13 November at 07:00pm until Thu 13 November 2014 at 10:30pm

    ‘We’ll be fine handling fame. We’re already massive rock stars in our heads. Only our circumstances will change and we’ll be able to go out more often’. Not my words, the words of Luke Spiller, flamboyant lead singer of The Struts. He is what would materialise if the glamorous eighties and the grungy nineties had a love child (see photo above). The Struts are a rock ‘n’ roll band that ooze charisma and style, with an aesthetic that makes their female fans swoon. And the rest of the band is just as magnetic as their front man, a rare feat for any band. But not only do they have the looks, they also have the tunes. Their songs are high octane, infectious and unforgettable. ‘It Could’ve Been Me’ is an unapologetic sing-along anthem, while ‘I Just Know’ sounds like a revitalised Axl Rose penning a new ‘Brown Sugar’. Come down to Plug and see what all the fuss is about. I guarantee it’ll be a foot stomping extravaganza.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  22. Grounded - No Artificial Colours, Eli & Fur and Denham Audio image

    Grounded - No Artificial Colours, Eli & Fur and Denham Audio

    Fri 14 November at 11:00pm until Sat 15 November 2014 at 05:00am

    Fresh faced duo No Artificial Colours have been making some serious waves in the underground house music scene ever since they teamed up several years ago. If it’s big old skool rave you’re into then you’ve come to the right place. Although the underlying feel is deep, groovy, hypnotic house, they always elaborate by incorporating acapellas, loops, sound shots and one hits. VICE described them as, ‘One big clusterf*ck of credibility.’ Need I persuade you more? Denham Audio are a DJ and production collective born and bred in Sheffield. Recent support on their productions has come from none other than Route 94, J. Phlip and Goldffinch and the trio have been building a solid reputation and gaining recognition for their unique ability to blend techno, deep house, disco and even garage into their sets.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Club Night

  23. The Fontaines EP Release w/ Humbar & support image

    The Fontaines EP Release w/ Humbar & support

    Fri 21 November at 07:15pm until Fri 21 November 2014 at 10:30pm

    After releasing their first EP, Santiago Skyline, in March 2014 they have been gigging relentlessly gaining national reviews as they go... "The band works together seamlessly, creating these perfect entities which wouldn’t be out of place were the band on the bill for the NME stage at Leeds fest this summer"-What Culture They have even received mentions in the new National Indie Journalism Magazine, The Indiependent. Now it is time for their second EP release, once again the gig will be high energy and will have amazing support, make sure you don't miss out.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  24. Ohm Sweet Ohm presents... FeelMyBicep x AUS Music w/ Bicep, Leon Vynehall, Will Saul & Pedram image

    Ohm Sweet Ohm presents... FeelMyBicep x AUS Music w/ Bicep, Leon Vynehall, Will Saul & Pedram

    Sat 22 November at 11:00pm until Sun 23 November 2014 at 06:00am

    For our second November party, we have a line-up we have worked very hard to present to you. Co-curated with two of the UK's biggest electronic music institutions, we are extremely proud to give you, Ohm Sweet Ohm presents... FeelMyBicep Vs Aus Records. BICEP First up, we have Belfast born two-piece, Bicep, flexing their musical muscles. Bicep have amassed a ridiculously versatile portfolio of tunes, influenced by many of the best moments in the history of house music. They take a creative, genre-bending approach to production, and embrace elements of house, techno, disco, italo, breakbeat (and everything in between) to create their signature sound: intergalactic 80s-warehouse-inspired, yet undeniably forward thinking analog house music. The boys know their favourite genres inside out, and run their successful blog ‘’ which is a treasure trove of off-the-beaten-track Chicago house, disco, funk and Detroit techno. Therefore, on attending a Bicep set, you will be treated to some unexpected gems that are likely to become your new favourites. For the past two summers, the duo have occupied a residency at the iconic Space club in Ibiza, whilst simultaneously running their ‘Feel My Bicep Presents’ nights and playing their ‘All Night Long’ 5 hour sets at various other nights… they can command a dance floor and deliver a party that you won't forget in a hurry. LEON VYNEHALL Joining Bicep, we have Brighton native Leon Vynehall. Vynehall has been commended for his attention to detail and craftsmanship when it comes to producing house music, creating atmospheric and emotive tracks that take cues from disco, funk and soul. Despite making his debut release just two years ago, he has secured releases on many high quality labels such as Will Saul's ‘Aus Music’ and Martyn's ‘3024’. This year, Vynehall has also received praise for the more club-ready house and techno bangers he has worked on under the Laszlo Dancehall alias, comprised of himself and Christian Piers. Vynehall specialises in seamlessly mixed house and techno sets with his own signature stamp - an emphasis on tracks filled with atmosphere and emotion to balance out the more club focused tracks. His spot as a resident DJ for Brighton night Aka Aka Roar helped hone his mastery of the dance floor, and now Vynehall regularly plays acclaimed sets across the highest calibre of clubs from Berghain in Berlin to Razzmataz in Barcelona. By the time Vynehall appears at Ohm his mixing talents will also have ferried him across the pond, as he is about to embark on his first tour of the US and Canada. WILL SAUL Rounding off our special guests for the night, we welcome back one of our favourite producers, DJs and record label owners - Will Saul. For those that were present when Saul brought his Aus Records party to Ohm in March along with Dusky, you'll remember what great taste the man has for music made for the dance floor but is enriching for the soul (could have made a pun there but had to restrain myself). Saul is a renowned DJ and producer with over a decade of releases under his belt and also captains explorative label Aus Music. Aus is a label with a strong catalogue of releases spanning many genres, providing a home for tracks from Sideshow, Joy Orbison, Ramadanman, Deetron, Martyn and many more. Prior to Aus, Saul ran Simple Records, named after a simple requirement to put out good music- no matter the genre, early evidence of his music-mindedness and strong creative vision. His impeccably made, versatile productions are definitely at the deeper end of the dance floor spectrum, containing delectable, complex melodies which draw upon elements of dubstep, disco, house and techno. When it comes to mixing, Saul is heralded for being able to effortlessly and entertainingly fuse dance-inducing tracks of all tempos. He was a resident at London’s legendary End club alongside a string of now world famous DJs, helping to shape these skills. He shows his enduring support and belief in his own artists by playing many Aus material in sets, which is complemented by his own tracks and exclusive tracks from a close network of talented producer friends. Recently, Saul was asked to mix the latest instalment of !K7's prestigious DJ KICKS series, a testament to his djing talent. PEDRAM Last but not least, we have our resident and Ohm Sweet Ohm creator, Pedram. He has built up an extensive knowledge of electronic music over the years, so he is well equipped to set up the Ohm crowd up with one of his trademark warm up sets incorporating underground house, leftfield electronica and everything in between. Pedram is also a talented producer, having attracted the attention of James Zabiela for some time, who released Pedram’s debut EP on his label Born Electric earlier this year which received huge praise from the likes of Midland, Dusky, Tensnake and Martyn. In between throwing parties and touring the UK, usually with the Born Electric gang, Pedram is working on more material to follow the extremely well-received Nina/Immaturity EP.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Club Night

  25. The Vaselines image

    The Vaselines

    Thu 27 November at 07:00pm until Thu 27 November 2014 at 10:30pm

    There's that sound again, that Vaselines’ sound: a winsome sweetness, a touch of melancholy and a lithe, libidinous drive that recalls all the best, coolest rock and roll. Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee's voices intertwine in that ineffable way they have, like a sort of highland Nancy 'n' Lee. And those songs: joyous slices of classic pop song-writing brimming with heart and wit. For those of you not fully acquainted, The Vaselines formed in 1987 and released two singles and one album, Dum Dum, on Scotland’s legendary 53rd & 3rd label. The Vaselines broke up in 1989 — the same week Dum Dum was released — but soon Kurt Cobain began literally singing their praises: not only did he plug them in interviews, calling Eugene and Frances his “favourite songwriters in the whole world,” but Nirvana covered three Vaselines songs, igniting world-wide interest in this obscure, defunct and absolutely brilliant band. So if Kurt Cobain thought they were mint, you probably should too. So get thee sen to Plug and enjoy some Vaselines 

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  26. OTR - Residents and Producers Showcase image

    OTR - Residents and Producers Showcase

    Sat 29 November at 10:30pm until Sun 30 November 2014 at 06:00am

    This November we are proud to present the RESIDENTS & PRODUCERS SHOWCASE at The Plug, Sheffield. Headlining proceedings we have 3 of the hottest names in the scene right now when it comes to producing peak time bangers: ADAM ELLIS, ANGRY MAN and STANDERWICK! It’s safe to say that all 3 of these names have exploded onto the scene over the last 12 months to such an extent that it’s very hard to see a major global event not featuring at least 1 of these outstanding talents. To have the trio represented in Sheffield is a mouth-watering prospect! Not content with the host of producing wealth on display, we are also pleased to welcome some of the finest resident DJs from leading nights around the UK to the decks; Manchester’s Rong resident, JAMES RIGBY, Birmingham’s Trancecoda duo DARK FUSION, as well as our very own HIDDENAGENDA and MIKE BEAUMONT. Broadening horizons we are also proud to announce the DE-RAILED room, which shall showcase a psy-trance vibe from DJs familiar to some of the countries leading brands. MATT LICKESS (Illuminaughty), JON COCKLE (JOOF editions), SHAMBLES & T.B.B, SOLAR ENTITY (Psyberia) and LEROY SLATER. :: SUPERSTAR DJ’s :: Platform 1: MAIN LINE ADAM ELLIS ANGRY MAN STANDERWICK JAMES RIGBY (Rong) DARK FUSION (Trancecoda) HIDDENAGENDA (OTR) MIKE BEAUMONT (OTR) PLATFORM 2: DE-RAILED - PSY TRANCE SHOWCASE MATT LICKESS (Illuminaughty) JON COCKLE (JOOF Editions) SHAMBLES & T.B.B SOLAR ENTITY (Psyberia) LEROY SLATER :: INSTRUCTIONS :: TICKETS: LIMITED £12 Earlybirds // £15 ADV // £10 NUS OTD // MOTD (subject to booking fees) Tickets available online at, via Skiddle or at Plug Box Office. Telephone sales 0114 2413040 DOORS: 22.30pm till 6.00am VENUE: The Plug, 14–16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 4QD CONTACT: // 07923 364229 or //07854831803 FYI: Strictly over 18′s only – ID required (challenge 25) --- WEBSITES

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Club Night

  27. Catfish and the Bottlemen w/ Honeyblood (SOLD OUT) image

    Catfish and the Bottlemen w/ Honeyblood (SOLD OUT)

    Tue 02 December at 07:30pm until Tue 02 December 2014 at 10:30pm

    Loud. Explosive. Sexy. Rock and roll. Need I say more? Catfish and the Bottlemen are arguably one of the most hardworking indie guitar bands on the scene at the moment, having racked up over one hundred gigs in the UK and Europe last year. Good lord! They’ve garnered the support of some pretty famous fans along the way too, including Carl Barat, The Vaccines and Lauren Laverne, due in no small part to the fact that their live performances have been honed to perfection. Their catchy and energetic tunes can’t fail to get you dancing and their stage presence is quite simply astounding. Lead singer and main penner of tunes Van describes his songwriting style as ‘hellacious’. We don’t know what it means either but it sounds good. Get thee sen darn.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  28. The English Beat ft. Dave Wakeling image

    The English Beat ft. Dave Wakeling

    Fri 05 December at 07:00pm until Fri 05 December 2014 at 10:30pm

    A very rare chance to see the Original Iconic frontman from legendary Two Tone Ska band The Beat. Dave Wakeling and The English Beat will be performing all the classic hits he wrote and sang. Dave continues to tour the world as The English Beat with an amazing all-star ska backing band playing all the hits of The Beat, General Public, and his new songs. You just can't stop The Beat!

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  29. Grounded - Cause & Affect, Woz & Denham Audio image

    Grounded - Cause & Affect, Woz & Denham Audio

    Fri 12 December at 11:00pm until Sat 13 December 2014 at 05:00am

    Melting tech house with garage and bassline business with plenty of swing, Cause & Affect’s inventive sounds have taken them across the UK and Europe, as well as earning them the support of radio stations like Kiss and BBC Radio 1. Most notably though, Rinse FM were so impressed by their singular sound that they offered them a weekly Wednesday show that’s gone from strength to strength. Much like their energetic and bombastic DJ sets, the show has allowed them to showcase the exciting new scene they have built up around them in their own inimitable way. Where there is Cause, there is always Affect. Woz explores bass music in a way you’re unlikely to have heard before. His fresh and unique take on the genre, combined with the incredible production quality on his tracks, is a rarity indeed. Woz’s last release, ‘Early Morning Champagne’ featuring Joel Compass, hit the mainstream hard with its distinctive, bass heavy production and with strong support from Zane Lowe and B. Traits on BBC Radio 1, Woz is undoubtedly one to watch. Denham Audio are a DJ and production collective born and bred in Sheffield. Recent support on their productions has come from none other than Route 94, J. Phlip and Goldffinch and the trio have been building a solid reputation and gaining recognition for their unique ability to blend techno, deep house, disco and even garage into their sets.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Club Night