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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
Sheffield
S1 4QD
UK


0114 241 3040
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  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. Rival Sons w/ The Graveltones image

    Rival Sons w/ The Graveltones

    Fri 07 August at 07:30pm until Fri 07 August 2015 at 10:30pm

    From the beach cities of Southern California, the time was ripe for Rival Sons. Guitarist Scott Holiday had long been searching for something that would fit his psychedelic vision and fuzzy garage rock tones, then things fell into place when blues singer/songwriter Jay Buchanan put the solo career on the backburner and gave rock ‘n’ roll a chance. Scott Holiday: ‘a random find on the Internet points me to Jay Buchanan. In 13 seconds I realize I have just come across the singer I've looked for over the last 10-12 years of my life.’ Jay was invited to record vocals on the band’s debut release ‘Before the fire’ ‘Singing On My Way in a single take. We never even ran tape a 2nd time. That was a first to witness for me. And so it was born... Rival Sons.’ Four albums on, with an ever-growing fan base the band go from strength to strength and have never looked back.

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

  2. Off The Rails - Free Ibiza Beach Party image

    Off The Rails - Free Ibiza Beach Party

    Fri 07 August at 11:00pm until Sat 08 August 2015 at 05:00am

    OTR are back this summer with their annual FREE Ibiza Beach Party. This annual event is their way of giving back to you guys and to say THANK YOU for another incredible 12 months of support for the brand. Expect the usual beach themed inflatable madness and Balearic trance provided, as usual, by some of the finest local talent around, alongside their own residents. What's more it's completely FREE entry all night long!!! Don't forget your shorts and flip flops ;) :: SUPERSTAR DJ’s :: Hiddenagenda Dan Dobson Mike Beaumont & Davey Asprey Amos & Riot Night Craig 'Alchemy' Holmes Andy Pitts & Bobby Wood Paul Clegg & Ben Shaw :: INSTRUCTIONS :: TICKETS: FREE Entry all night long DRESS CODE: It's the Ibiza Beach Party.. Use your imagination! DOORS: 23.00 till 06.00 VENUE: The Plug, 14–16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 4QD CONTACT: danny@otr-online.co.uk // 07923 364229 or rich@otr-online.co.uk // 07854831803 FYI: Strictly over 18′s only – ID required (challenge 25) --- WEBSITES www.otr-online.co.uk www.the-plug.com www.facebook.com/otrsheffield www.twitter.com/otr_online

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

  3. Reflective Meets 1 Night Stand image

    Reflective Meets 1 Night Stand

    Sat 08 August at 11:00pm until Sun 09 August 2015 at 05:00am

    REFLECTIVE MEETS 1 NIGHT STAND SHEFFIELD MEETS BIRMINGHAM OLD SKOOL / BASSLINE / SOUNDCLASH 18 DJs // 2 LIVE PAs! SHEFFIELD LINE UP: MICHA / LIVE PA BIG ANG MARTIN LEVERTON STU-E JAMIE FERGUSON NEV WRIGHT ROB G CHRIS BAILEY DJ RICHARD STEELZ BIRMINGHAM LINE UP: KYM MYLES / LIVE PA JOE HUNT DAVEY BOY DJ SPARK CORSA WARP ADDICTS MIKEE S TINY DEE CHRIS WARR 8TH AUGUST ADV £7 + BF // VIP £10 +BF // MORE ON THE DOOR! 11PM - 5AM

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

  4. Casey Lowry, Catalysts, Knaves & Clara Pandy image

    Casey Lowry, Catalysts, Knaves & Clara Pandy

    Fri 14 August at 07:30pm until Fri 14 August 2015 at 10:30pm

    Born down the road in Chesterfield, highly acclaimed indie solo artist Casey Lowry arrives at the Plug on the 14th of August. Described as 'sparkling indie pop at it's finest', the 18 year old has been regarded as one of the next big things in his generation after his previous band 'Parka' played to sold out crowds all across the U.K including the plug back in January. Expect a large crowd, a great atmosphere and a new favourite artist to peer through the back catalogue of your indie collection.

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

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    CUD

    Fri 18 September at 07:30pm until Fri 18 September 2015 at 10:30pm

    Leeds’ CUD are dusting off their flight cases and sunglasses for another road trip. The ASQUARIUS tour this September will see the band play their astrologically challenged chart bothering A&M album IN FULL, along with a set of ‘greatest hits’, live favourites and other assorted delights. Emerging from the same art/design cauldron that produced fellow Leeds legends Soft Cell, Scritti Politti, and The Mekons, CUD were the pre-Britpop answer to doleful shoegazing bands – fun-loving, light-hearted, romantic and downright catchy. Alternatively loved or loathed like a yeast extract, CUD are indie rock for the unpretentious pleasure seeker, boasting as they do the rich deep-lunged voice of Carl Puttnam, edgy guitars of Mike Dunphy and tight, funky rhythm section of William Potter, bass and Gogs Byrn, drums. CUD were initially lauded for their quirky Peel session cover of ‘You Sexy Thing’ in 1987. They soon built up a huge live following and buffed up their repertoire with a string of unstraight pop beauties, best exemplified by the 1990 album ‘Leggy Mambo’. This led to a major-label deal with A&M in 1991, front-page NME coverage, massive sell out gigs and proper Top 30 hits, ‘Rich and Strange’ and ‘Purple Love Balloon’. Misunderstood by record companies and press, CUD packed away their guitars and sticks in 1995 but, bolstered by a greatest hits anthology (‘Rich and Strange’) in 2006, they agreed to tread the boards again and found an army of ‘Space CUDets’ still eager to sing along, dance like fruitcakes and invade their stage. CUD are now even better than they were in 1992.

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

  6. Planet Zogg - 15th Birthday! image

    Planet Zogg - 15th Birthday!

    Fri 18 September at 11:00pm until Sat 19 September 2015 at 05:00am

    Planet Zogg celebrates 15 years in earth orbit with family & friends in a mindwarping hyperdelic knees up birthday party!! ***Main Room*** BEN FRASER/SABRETOOTH - live (BMSS/Sabretooth Records) OBERON (Tech trance legend) DJ POD (Ripsnorter/Tribe of Frog) DILL & GREG ZOGG ***Disco of Doom*** OBERON (Dancehall set) DJ POD (Dub/Worldbeat set) GANDHI WARHOL JOHNNYM A decade and half since it all began in the Otherside (next door to the old Corp) and somehow we're still on that hyperdelic journey. Helping us celebrate are some of our bestest zogg family & friends. SABRETOOTH is live and direct with his trademark deep driving techie psychdelia, OBERON a legend from the 90s London trance/techno scene, Magic in Buenos Airies and now resident for Discover Dark, and DJ POD promoter of Ripsnoter and Tribe of Frog resident. Plus, of course, the Zogg twins - Dill & Greg Zogg In the DISCO OF DOOM we've OBERON & DJ POD playing non-doof doof stuff they dont normally have a chance to play out, the one and only GANDHI WARHOL and JOHNNYM keeping it funky. Plus cosmic visuals, stalls, cafe, outdoor chilling and visitations RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!! Fri 18 Sept. Plug (Neutral) 11:00pm/6:00am £5/8 adv/£10 door Adv Tix: www.the-plug.com & www.partyforthepeople.org.uk and Plug Box Office www.planetzogg.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/events/1630087843939534

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

  7. Wolf Alice w/ Special Guests Drenge image

    Wolf Alice w/ Special Guests Drenge

    Tue 22 September at 07:00pm until Tue 22 September 2015 at 10:30pm

    Following a breathtaking start to 2015, which has so far taken in sold-out tours across North America, Europe and the UK, North London’s Wolf Alice are now set to follow the festival season with their biggest tour to date this September, including a homecoming show at the prestigious Brixton Academy on the 26th. The announcement follows the band sharing their new single ‘Bros’ - which fizzes and bubbles right from the off atop a frolicking drum beat and is an infectious ode to the elation that only truly great friendships can bring you; a euphoric moment dedicated to “everyone who’s ever had a friend, and for those who haven’t” - and comes ahead of the release of their debut album My Love Is Cool on June 22nd. From the enormous riffs of 'Giant Peach' to the muffled, urgent melodies of 'Lisbon' and hip-hop rhythms of 'Silk', My Love Is Cool is a masterful, explorative statement of Wolf Alice's multiple characters. Equal parts gigantic guitars and wistful, wilting beauty, My Love Is Cool is a timeless collection of songs that outweighs any preconceived notions of what Wolf Alice are, or can be. The ambitions of Ellie Rowsell (guitar/vocals), Theo Ellis (bass), Joff Oddie (guitars) and Joel Amey (drums/vocals) are now fully realised in stunning widescreen. Tickets for Wolf Alice’s September tour will be on sale from Friday 1st May. My Love Is Cool will be released through Dirty Hit Records in the UK on 22nd June 2015. For more information on ‘Bros’ and My Love Is Cool click here. Pre-Order My Love Is Cool here: iTunes: http://po.st/MyLoveIsCool / Vinyl: http://po.st/MLICvinyl / CD: http://po.st/MLICcd Wolf Alice are: Ellie Rowsell, Joff Oddie, Joel Amey, Theo Ellis www.wolfalice.co.uk September tour dates are: 16 - Bristol Academy 17 - Birmingham Institute 19 - Glasgow ABC 21 - Newcastle University 22 - Sheffield Plug 23 - Southampton Guildhall 25 - Manchester Albert Hall 26 - London Brixton Academy

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

  8. Wilkinson DJ Set image

    Wilkinson DJ Set

    Sat 26 September at 11:00pm until Sun 27 September 2015 at 05:00am

    Wilkinson, one of the biggest drum and bass producers in the game, is coming to Plug. With releases on RAM Records, Hospital Records as well as Virgin EMI, London born Wilkinson is rightly hailed as one of the best in the genre. His 2013 single "Afterglow" featuring uncredited vocals from Becky Hill burst into the top 10 in October of the same year. His debut album "Lazers Not Included" followed shortly after which went to number 1 on the iTunes Dance Chart in 10 countries. Having remixed and collaborated with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Naughty Boy, Chase & Status, Wretch 32, Katy B, Laura Mvula and Nero, he recently scooped ‘Best Single’, ‘Best Album’, ‘Best Video’ and ‘Best Producer’ at the 2014 Drum & Bass Awards. We can safely say for this show, LAZERS ARE INCLUDED. The summer smash 'Dirty Love' is the next single from the man of the moment - www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKUbBcEz3XQ

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

  9. The Strypes w/ The Mighty Stef image

    The Strypes w/ The Mighty Stef

    Mon 28 September at 07:00pm until Mon 28 September 2015 at 10:30pm

    Fresh off the back of announcing their sophomore album, The Strypes now share details of first single ‘Get Into It’ due for release on July 24th. The announcement also comes hand-in-hand with a brand new string of tour dates in the autumn. Last week saw Irish four piece The Strypes announce full details of ‘Little Victories’ – their hotly anticipated new album and follow-up to 2013’s debut ‘Snapshot’. Lead track, ‘Get Into It’ is a full throttle opener with an anthemic dirty bass groove which sees the band take an impressive step forward and has already become a live favourite in the bands new set. Currently amidst their 30-date strong ‘Flat Out’ UK tour, The Strypes have thrown themselves back into extensive touring ahead of their sophomore album release. The new single comes alongside a fresh new set of tour dates for the autumn which will see the band take in larger venues across the UK, reaching London’s KOKO on October 2nd. For full tour dates see below. Autumn tour dates: 23/09 Nerve Centre, Derry 24/09 Academy, Dublin 26/09 The Ritz, Manchester 27/09 Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow 28/09 Plug, Sheffield 30/09 The Waterfront, Norwich 01/10 Motion, Bristol 02/10 KOKO, London 03/10 Rainbow Warehouse, Birmingham

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

  10. George The Poet image

    George The Poet

    Fri 02 October at 07:30pm until Fri 02 October 2015 at 10:30pm

    Following on from completing a string of sold out headline dates in February and April this year, critically acclaimed spoken word artist George The Poet announces his second nationwide UK tour for 2015. The tour will kick off on 2nd October in Sheffield at Plug, and from there will travel to Newcastle, Nottingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Norwich, Oxford, Bristol, Cambridge and London (with two consecutive dates at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire) before finishing on 19th October in Brighton at Concorde 2. Full details on all dates listed below. Having attracted the attention of music artists, actors, politicians and royalty alike with his socio-political, street-savvy verse 24 year old George The Poet is set to not only emerge as one of the UK’s most unique talents, but also as the compelling voice of a generation. After breaking startling new ground on the poetry circuit with his first collection of poetry ‘Search Party’ (published by Virgin Books in February), the Radio 1 championed, BRITs Critic’s Choice Award nominated and BBC Soundpoll shortlisted artist is set to release his debut album via Island Records later this year. In other news, George The Poet will be performing at a number of festivals over the Summer – including Wireless and T in The Park - and will be releasing ‘Search Party’ via Island Records on 15th June. Following on from the release of ‘1,2,1,2’, ‘Cat D’ and ‘Wotless’, this latest cut from George’s forthcoming debut album highlights George’s desire to implement change and encourage others to join him while also nodding to those who’ve inspired him. Produced by Matty Benbrook, ‘Search Party’ recently premiered on Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record. Tickets for George The Poet’s nationwide UK Tour this Autumn will go on general sale on at 9am on Friday 15th November 2015, with presales available from 9am on Wednesday 13th May 2015. Tickets will be priced between £12 - £16 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee), and will be available to purchase via Live Nation (http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/george-the-poet-tickets).

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

  11. Rhodes w/ JP Cooper image

    Rhodes w/ JP Cooper

    Mon 05 October at 07:30pm until Mon 05 October 2015 at 10:30pm

    Musicians who entertain a degree of self-doubt about their craft aren’t exactly rare. Indeed, it can sometimes seem like a requirement of the job that they should feel a bit uncertain of their place in the musical scheme of things, for all that the sounds they make strike us as sublime. If that stark and often baffling contrast is a time-honoured one, the Hertfordshire-born singer-songwriter Rhodes manages to take it to new extremes. Here is a singer blessed with a voice of stripped-back, stop-you-in-your-tracks beauty and honesty, whose early EPs, Raise Your Love and Morning, saw him compared to the likes of Jeff Buckley and Adele, whose singing conveys emotion at its most visceral and soul-baring. So it comes as a surprise, to put it mildly, to discover that Rhodes only began singing – and only found the confidence to do so – as recently as two years ago. You sort of want to shake him when he mentions this; and go: ‘Wake up!’ Because his voice is so magical, so evocative, it’s impossible to imagine that its owner wasn’t singing as soon as he could talk.

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

  12. Foxes image

    Foxes

    Fri 23 October at 07:00pm until Fri 23 October 2015 at 10:30pm

    In the three short years since she released her debut EP Warrior, Grammy-winning, Top 5 recording artist Foxes, aka Louisa Rose Allen, has become one of the UK’s most exciting pop stars. Now Foxes returns with disco-tinged banger Body Talk, the first track to be lifted from her much anticipated second album. Inspired by moving on from the past and taking control, Body Talk opens the gates for Foxes’ follow up to debut album Glorious - which featured smash hit singles 10 Let Go For Tonight, Holding Onto Heaven and Youth. A sonic leap forward that evidently comes from experience and an artist coming of age, the euphoric grade A-pop single Body Talk will be released on July 24 on Epic/ Sony. Listen to Body Talk here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS53wbMt-os Southampton-born Foxes, who eschews the lure of the full-on glitzy pop star life in favour of taking the bus around east London and working on her mum's vintage clothing market stall, is ready for the world to hear what she's been working on, "I knew immediately what I wanted with this album, and I was at the reins of it this time” she says. Foxes will play a number of festival dates across the UK this summer, with the Isle of Wight Festival next weekend and British Summer Time with Kylie Minogue at Hyde Park. Stay tuned for her brand new album, set for release later this year. Body Talk is released on Epic/ Sony on July 24

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

  13. Father John Misty w/ Anna B Savage image

    Father John Misty w/ Anna B Savage

    Mon 26 October at 07:30pm until Mon 26 October 2015 at 10:30pm

    I have never, prior to now, really written a love song. Love songs, here in what will certainly be remembered by history as the nadir of human art, or maybe “The Plastic Age”, are just so passé. I remember something about a major label singer-songer bucking her label’s insistence that she deliver more “love songs” by writing a song about not-wanting-to-write-love-songs and it being a big hit. HAR HAR That probably happened an embarrassingly long time ago to be considered relevant. Why am I opening this bio that way? How has that part made it through to the 12th draft? What is her name? I just watched the video for that song like twice. That is how much I do not want to write this bio. But for however much I do not want to write this bio, I want someone else to write it even less. I’m actually kind of having fun now, which is probably less than I can say for you. I would now like to take this opportunity to pontificate on the current state of love songs in the culture: Love songs (or even just “love” as a topic) are at the major disadvantage of being based on the oldest, most fundamental inspiration in the history of human consciousness. The best concept we as a race have cultivated, by now, we’re just, like, so over and have decided it’s good for little else than fueling celebrity gossip, soccer mom erotica, reveling in sophomoric self-pity with, or reducing down to eye-rolling truisms at the end of computer animated liberal ideological propaganda kiddie movies. Hence the collective, pervy fascination with 17-21 year old entertaino-child slaves detailing the scintillating intimates of their very public romances in tabloid real-time since we’re all more than happy to concede that a, God forbid, spiritual notion of romance just doesn't make for. Okay, this is derailing quickly. Did you see what I was doing there? I do it a lot. I avoid talking about myself honestly by making grand, incoherent, reductionist commentary rooted in my pretty dim and generally uniformed view of humanity. I don't really know if love songs are passé or whatever. Maybe they’re all the rage. I don't care. I will say, however, that it seems like the only acceptable perspectives from which to write about love in the current cultural hegemony (HEGEMONY, HEGEMONY, HEGEMONY) are that of 1.) persecuted, heartbroken pathos or 2.) infantile, sentimental banality. More often than not the former (1.), which is really not to sing about love at all, but rather the absence of love, which is self-pity, which is nothingness, or, more accurately: jerking-off, which takes a lot less work than honest-to-God fucking.

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

  14. Purity Ring image

    Purity Ring

    Tue 27 October at 07:00pm until Tue 27 October 2015 at 10:30pm

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

  15. The Coronas image

    The Coronas

    Wed 04 November at 07:00pm until Wed 04 November 2015 at 10:30pm

    Last year, The Coronas moved to London. Which matters because, as anyone in Ireland will tell you, The Coronas are a Dublin band. At home, the quartet could hardly be bigger. Their three albums to date are double platinum; their second, 2009’s magnificently-titled Tony Was An Ex-Con, beat U2 and Snow Patrol to Best Album at the Meteor Awards. They have sold out everywhere from Dublin’s 13,000-capacity 02 Arena to The Olympia Theatre, where they played a record-breaking six night run, and supported Sir Paul McCartney, The Script, Justin Timberlake and Pink on a full UK tour.

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

  16. Scruff of Neck presents The SSS & Special Guests image

    Scruff of Neck presents The SSS & Special Guests

    Sat 07 November at 07:00pm until Sat 07 November 2015 at 10:30pm

    ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ LINEUP ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ THE SSS 'A band that are worth catching before they make it big, which all being justified, they should.' - Little Indie Blogs https://www.facebook.com/TheSSS14 https://soundcloud.com/sss-14 Twitter: @_theSSS PAVILION 'A three piece band from Barnsley that puts a modern spin on old school rock.' www.facebook.com/pavilionuk https://soundcloud.com/pavilion-band-1/tracks Twitter: @pavilionband MATHLETICS 'Math fans rejoice - Sheffield's The Royal Ocean bring us a slice of shimmering and technical alt-rock.' www.facebook.com/theroyalocean https://soundcloud.com/theroyalocean Twitter: @theroyaloceanUK THE NATTERJACKS 'The Natterjacks, a folky/indie duo from Derbyshire.' https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Natterjacks/178794162141930?sk=timeline https://soundcloud.com/thenatterjacks Twitter: @thenatterjacks

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

  17. Striking Matches image

    Striking Matches

    Mon 09 November at 07:00pm until Mon 09 November 2015 at 10:30pm

    ‘Trouble Is As Trouble Does’ the new single - June 1st “An engaging blend of slick country storytelling scuffed up with rockier riffs. Imagine a noisier version of The Civil Wars: squaring up and trading licks before coiling their voices together in sweet harmony” - Daily Telegraph “Pure class” - Daily Star Ahead of this week’s UK dates, including a sold out Union Chapel show in London, acclaimed Nashville duo Striking Matches are pleased to announce an 11-date UK headline tour this November. November Tour Dates: Mon 9th - Plug, Sheffield Tue 10th - East Village Arts Club, Liverpool Wed 11th - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham Fri 13th - Academy 2, Oxford Sat 14th - Concorde 2, Brighton Sun 15th - Waterfront, Norwich Tue 17th - The Sage 2, Gateshead Fri 20th - Academy 2, Manchester Sat 21st - Library, Birmingham Sun 22nd - Shepherds Bush Empire, London The band’s latest single ‘Trouble Is A Trouble Does’ will be released on June 1st through Caroline International and is taken from their stunning debut album ‘Nothing But The Silence’ which topped the UK iTunes Country chart in March earlier this year. You can watch the band talk about the album, Nashville and working with the legendary T-Bone Burnett in a beautifully shot short film here. . Click here to see the band’s ‘1 Mic, 1 Take’ performance ‘Trouble Is As Trouble Does’. Striking Matches are winning over UK audiences with every performance. Not only superbly talented songwriters and players, Justin and Sarah’s voices fuse together to create lush harmonies and together Striking Matches deliver a show not to be forgotten. They were one of the most talked-about bands at the recent C2C Festival at The O2 in March and eager fans can catch them over the next week on their very first headline tour, ahead of their return in November.

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

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    Tracer

    Sat 14 November at 07:00pm until Sat 14 November 2015 at 10:30pm

    Rock’n’roll is a never-ending celebration: of life, of good times, of the healing power of overdriven guitars. But while everyone is invited to the party, only a select few are able to tap into rock’n’roll’s spirit and essence. Formed just over a decade ago in Adelaide, South Australia, the mighty Tracer plainly have access to that hotline to rock’s heart and soul. Over the course of two widely praised studio albums and a seemingly remorseless slew of acclaimed live performances all over the globe, this swirling firestorm trio have firmly established themselves as one of the most vital young bands around. With a sound that takes the bluesy core of the finest hard rock and welds it to a gleaming but endearingly rusted chassis of stoner rock and powerhouse grunge, Tracer grabbed the attention of the fuzzed-up cognoscenti with two early independent releases before making a bona fide, explosive entrance with 2011’s Spaces In Between – a debut that made it perfectly plain that an exhilarating new force had arrived.

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

  19. Krept & Konan image

    Krept & Konan

    Wed 18 November at 07:00pm until Wed 18 November 2015 at 10:30pm

    #TheLongWayHome Tour will kick off in Sheffield on 18th November at the Sheffield Plug, and then travel to Manchester, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol and London before wrapping up in Nottingham at the Nottingham Rescue Rooms on the 27th November. Currently spearheading a new wave of UK hip hop and grime, KREPT & KONAN stand as forerunners in their scene having amassed a huge fan base through the release of previous mixtapes Red Rum, Tsunami, and most recently, Young Kingz. A fan base that in September 2013 pushed Young Kingz into the top 20 of the Official UK album charts, ensuring the South London based duo broke a world record for the Highest-Charting UK album by an Unsigned Act. Since then, Casyo “Krept” Johnson and Karl “Konan” Wilson have collected BET and MOBO Awards, sold out headline shows, been crowned winners of MTV Brand New 2015 and joined Kanye West onstage during his now infamous BRIT Awards performance earlier this year. Ahead of their first nationwide headline UK tour this November, KREPT & KONAN will be performing at Wireless and Glastonbury and releasing their debut album via Virgin EMI on 6th July. The album features a blockbuster roll call of Transatlantic rap and pop VIPs: Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Jeremih, YG, Ed Sheeran, Skepta and Emile Sande to name but a few. One of this summer's most hotly anticipated releases, The Long Way Home pre-order shot straight to number #2 on iTunes within the first 12-hours of being made available in March. Tickets for KREPT & KONAN’S upcoming #TheLongWayHome Tour will go on general sale on Friday 5th June with pre sales available on Tuesday 2nd June. Tickets will be priced between £13 - £17, and will be available to purchase via Live Nation (http://www.livenation.co.uk)

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

  20. The Ordinary Boys w/ Adelphi image

    The Ordinary Boys w/ Adelphi

    Thu 19 November at 07:30pm until Thu 19 November 2015 at 10:30pm

    In a busy world you probably didn't notice that The Ordinary Boys had gone anywhere. Never mind, we’re back with a brand new album and a 25 date tour. Our new record ‘Real Life’ is coming out in October through Republic of Music. We are back to the original line-up from our debut album Over The Counter Culture, plus the addition of Louis Jones from celebrated power-pop band Spectrals. I met Louis stage-diving at a Cribs gig when Spectrals were supporting and knew immediately that I wanted him to be my new best friend/collaborator. I had been song-writing with John Newman and Example and had a number one with Heart Skips A Beat for Olly Murs, but hanging out with Louis, all we wanted to talk about were the punk and hardcore bands that had made us pick up guitars and form bands in the first place. Admittedly, The Ordinary Boys had wandered pretty far from the sound, energy and ethos that had garnered respect for our debut and early live-shows and had earned us our still-loyal fan base. So… I made Spinal Tap-esque phone calls to bassist James Gregory and drummer Charlie Stanley. After promising several times that it wouldn’t sound anything like the questionable third album, we met for some beers and started rehearsing. We were 15 again. We have been in the studio with Rory Atwell (the Vaccines, Veronica Falls) and MJ (of Hookworms) this past year and Dan Lancaster (Bring Me The Horizon, Lower Than Atlantis) is on mixing duties. We think we have made a really special, exciting record. One that has been fuelled by reunited childhood friendships, rediscovery of the records that shaped us, and the drive to create something undeniably great. In those early years we always made a special point to veer our tour van away from the conveyor belt of the motorways between Britain’s major cities and play the secondary towns. Those were always the most exciting shows. We are revisiting these venues ten years later and cannot wait to recreate the energy and unpredictability that always ended up with sweat dripping from the walls. It may seem like every band is dusting off their guitars and squeezing back into their skinny jeans these days but we are taking this tour as our holiday allowance from work. We have made what we think is a fantastic record and we are taking a month off from Real Life to return loaded with new memories from the tour.

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

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    Saint Raymond

    Fri 27 November at 07:30pm until Fri 27 November 2015 at 10:30pm

    It’s not just about the game, says Saint Raymond. As anyone who goes to football regularly knows it’s also about meeting up with your mates to discuss it all beforehand, and that celebratory (or consoling) drink afterwards. It’s about walking to the ground together then chanting, singing, cheering and even sometimes weeping with a crowd of people all feeling the same way. A life-long Notts County fan, he smiles ruefully as he admits that the football can sometimes be the worst part of the day. ‘It’s that whole thing surrounding it that I love. I went to my first game when I was a toddler, and I’ve been going ever since. I think that’s why I have a lots of “woahs” and “ooohs” in my songs, from chanting at football grounds.’ When he was seven, he discovered that there were other ways of getting that sense of being carried along by the crowd, of feeling part of something bigger than himself, when his older brothers took him to see Oasis play at Nottingham Arena. He knew then what he wanted to do, picking up the guitar pretty much as soon as he got home. ‘I just fell in love with music,’ he says. With a three siblings who were much older, he grew up surrounded by a wide range of music from dance to indie, and loved hearing about their exploits in Ibiza, or at festivals. But as his guitar playing improved, Callum also started to discover music of his own: The Kooks, The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, Bombay Bicycle Club. Then later everything from Kanye West and Jay-Z to Bon Iver. ‘For me what’s important is the song, not the genre. I just started listening to everything, and taking it all in.’ By the age of 14, he was playing open mic nights around Nottingham, learning his craft the hard way. ‘I just gigged anywhere. Sometimes my mates would trek up to watch, but a lot of the time there wouldn’t be many people there.’ Honed through constant live performance, the songs on Saint Raymond’s debut album Young Blood offer an intoxicating mix of euphoric, feel-good choruses and teenage angst. It’s the sound of summer festivals and a crowd singing its team to victory, with songs about falling in and out of love, taking chances and just having fun. But Saint Raymond also has a tender, contemplative side. Witness As We Are now, written as his friends were all leaving for uni, looking back with nostalgia at the good times they’d had, but also celebrating change; or the gentle Carry Her Home, written alone in a room not long after the death of his grandmother, and sung with just a piano and subtle strings. It’s taken a while to fully capture the energy of his live shows in the studio, to do his infectious songs full justice. In London, he worked with Richard Wilkinson (Amy Winehouse, Hot Chip, Adele), and Hastings production duo Artery Music. In the US, he recorded with Jacknife Lee (whose many credits include REM, Snow Patrol and Kasabian) at his home in Topanga Canyon, a wild, bohemian and often eccentric enclave just outside Los Angeles where wild coyotes still howl at night. One morning, on the drive up the mountain, Callum saw a man killing a rattlesnake with a spade, and he realised he’d come a long way from home. With such tales to tell, it’s easy to forget that Saint Raymond is only just 20-years-old. Young Blood is a fitting title for an album that shows the real story is just beginning.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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    The Selecter

    Sat 05 December at 07:00pm until Sat 05 December 2015 at 10:30pm

    Legendary 2-Tone artists, The Selecter, release their new studio album SUBCULTURE on 15 June 2015 on DMF Records and have just announced a tour this Autumn. The album, which comes out on CD, 12" Heavyweight Vinyl and Digital, has been produced by Neil Pyzer and expertly mixed by Prince Fatty and is the calling card of a ‘classic’ band that are completely tuned into the issues and challenges of the modern world. Whenever successful bands from the past reform they invariably start trading in nostalgia and become “heritage” acts. No one expects them to grow artistically or continue to excel at the same things that brought them popularity in the first place, but that’s what The Selecter have done in the past few years. They’ve played at major festivals like Coachella, the Isle of Wight and Glastonbury, headlined two UK tours and recorded three studio albums, the latest of which, Subculture, is mixed by UK dub-master Prince Fatty. The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, whose recent series of shows on BBC 6Music were hugely well received, and whose book ‘Black By Design’ continues to sell in droves worldwide, alongside an incredible talented band of musicians, including Neil Pyzer (Spear Of Destiny) Will Crewdson (Rachel Stamp) and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson (who features extensively on Subculture). The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the 2 Tone era, when they toured with the Specials and Madness at the peak of their early fame is still there, except the pair (Pauline & Gaps) seem more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like Three Minute Hero, Missing Words and On My Radio. The music they make is still rooted in ska, punk and reggae except they now have a horn section and this fills out their sound magnificently. The quirky melodies and social commentaries remain, yet this is a band that’s more concerned with staying relevant than looking backwards. Their audiences are getting younger and they’ve succeeded in bringing many of their long-time fans along for the ride as well.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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    The Complete Stone Roses w/ Dave Haslam DJ Set

    Fri 11 December at 07:00pm until Fri 11 December 2015 at 11:00pm

    The Complete Stone Roses are now one of the UK’s most well-known, most seen and most successful tribute bands. Selling out venues across the UK and Ireland regularly, they have helped to carry on the music of one of the UK’s most influential bands - the Stone Roses. The Stone Roses played a pivotal role in the history of the UK’s indie music scene. Famous hits like Fools Gold, I Am The Resurrection and I Wanna Be Adored are as recognisable now as were the heyday of Madchester and the Hacienda, the cultural icons from which the original band were born. The Completes, as they are affectionately referenced to by their fans, play to acclaim both from fans themselves, the press, and even original Stone Roses band members. Former Stone Roses bass player Mani, (now currently the bassist for Scottish band Primal Scream) has not only just appeared as a warm up DJ for the band on the odd occassion but has also played onstage with them as their guest bassist playing She Bangs The Drums on more than a few times when he was touring about with the band. Mani says “they do our songs real justice. At times, they play even better than we did” The Completes are perfectionists at their art though and are always improving and have gone from strength to strength after several changes in the line-up - something very few bands manage to do so effortlessly. Of their commitment, Mani says “their attention to detail is amazing. The bass I use a Rickenbacker 3000 which is as rare as rocking horse shit but they have found one” The bands recent projects seen them raise a whopping £17,000 donated to “Cancer Research UK” from their show at the Glasgow Carling Academy in December 2007 as well as filming and producing a music video for worldwide distribution to help promote a charity single release with a double a-side featuring Love Will Tear Us Apart ala Stone Roses style along with the bands own composition song titled Tell Me Moses which was written using ONLY the titles of The Stone Roses catalogue. This is in addition to the band releasing a DVD (formatted on NTSC and playable throughout the world in any region) of their live concert at Glasgow Carling Academy during December 2006 and which also features special guest Peter Hook of New Order performing with the band Love Will Tear Us Apart, securing worldwide distribution via Plastic-head, The Completes are leading the way in regards what good tribute bands can actually achieve out with live performances. So there you have it, a brief history of The Complete Stone Roses in a few paragraphs, with an obvious great love for The Stone Roses and their music. Although there is only so much you can say about a tribute band or is there?

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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    Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

    Sat 30 January at 07:30pm until Sat 30 January 2016 at 10:30pm

    London siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Durham are talented songwriters/musicians whose background is rooted in the tradition where songs are handed down and sung at family gatherings, playing any instrument they lay their hands on. Their songs are an eclectic mix up of Pop, R'n'B & Blues, Psychedelic Rock, Soul, Country, Jazz and Ska. They have sold over a quarter of a million albums worldwide and sold out headline tours and have opened shows for major bands including Coldplay, Stereophonics... From a very young age they have been inspiring audiences, picking up an impressive fan base from Amy Winehouse and Eagles Of Death Metal to David Lynch and Dustin Hoffman. At their packed shows, they each take turns on vocals and jump from one instrument to another. Joining them on stage are their mum former Raincoats drummer Ingrid Weiss on bass, the original Bombay Bad Boy -Daddy Grazz on rhythm guitar, and Jamaican trumpet legend Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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    AC/DC UK & Dizzy Lizzy

    Fri 04 March at 07:30pm until Fri 04 March 2016 at 10:30pm

    Dizzy Lizzy are the most fantastic live tribute act dedicated to one of Rock’s all time legends ‘Phil Lynott’. A long established tribute to THIN LIZZY, since early 1994. Their sound & set-list faithfully recreate that trademark Lizzy sound. Philomena Lynott, states that Dizzy Lizzy are 'the closest to playing my sons music' A sentiment that has rippled throughout the years Dizzy Lizzy do have an amazing sound and resemblance to the classic 70s & 80s rock band. They will take you back in time to relive that magical era with a superb blend of classic foot stomping rock anthems and rock ballads (inc . . The Boys Are Back In Town, Whiskey In the Jar, Emerald, Black Rose, Rosalie, Sarah, Still In Love With You). Many have acknowledged Philomena's statement to be true, Dizzy Lizzy are the closest and most convincing tribute to the real thing. One of the country’s leading and most dynamic tribute acts, they are the only act to have headlined both, the ‘Vibe for Philo’ in Dublin & ‘Remeber Phil & Gary’ event in Holland. Also appearing at many prestigious venues, around Britain, such as the Matthew street festival, O2 Academy Liverppool. Plus other large capacity venues like Butlin's. They have also performed and toured with the original Thin Lizzy guitarist Eric Bell. Eric Bell’s reaction on first seeing the band…’I could only watch three numbers owing to the emotions. The resemblance to Phil and the mannerisms and playing, it was spooky – it made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck…’ They can also be heard on the documentary CD ‘I am just a cowboy’. Although based in the Midlands, Dizzy Lizzy tour extensively throughout the UK and have performed in Europe & as far a field as Los Angeles and Dubai. - Rising Power Tour 2015 ‘We just want to make the walls cave in, and the ceiling collapse!’, remarked the legendary Bon Scott. An ethos that AC/DC themselves have followed throughout their entire career, and an ethos shared by AC/DC UK! The band feature’s one of the most authentic looking Angus’ in the business, and are one of the few acts to feature both Bon Scott, and Brian Johnson performances. AC/DC UK bring their wall of Marshall stacks, and fully firing cannons for a spectacular stage show. The AC/DC trademarks are all there; Angus Young's strip, Gibson and Gretsch guitars, and even Bon Scott's iconic walk through the crowd with Angus on his shoulders. The band rock classics from the entire AC/DC catalogue. From 1976’s High Voltage, up to 2014's Black Ice; You will hear all the hits! Every classic track that launched AC/DC to legendary status is in the set, as well as a few obscure gems for the hardcore fans! AC/DC UK are made up of a team of seasoned pro’s, and play club shows and major festivals alike! Throughout the UK and Europe notable shows include CoverFest (PL), Huntenpop / Paaspop / Grolsch Festival (NL), Mockfest / Tribfest / Mathew Street Festival (UK), as well as historic venues such as the Liverpool Cavern Club, Glasgow ABC, and more. Constantly refining and building their live show, AC/DC UK capture the look, sound, and energy of the real thing! Aptly naming their 2015 stint after the fan favourite number ‘Rising Power’, AC/DC UK are set to firmly establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with. AC/DC UK are coming to Shake Your Foundations... Are You Ready?!?!

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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    The Rifles

    Thu 10 March at 07:30pm until Thu 10 March 2016 at 10:30pm

    The Rifles are a four-piece indie rock band hailing from Chingford, London. They've been a dominant fixture on the UK music scene for the last ten years, claiming critical success both at home and abroad - a feat only achieved by the best of the best. In honour of the past decade, Cooking Vinyl Records released a deluxe edition of their first album, No Love Lost, on May 4th this year. It features all the B-sides from the band’s singles along with unreleased bonus material from the No Love Lost studio sessions, giving fans an even deeper insight into the first few steps in The Rifles’ career. The album was remastered at Abbey Road Studios and the band celebrated its release by playing the album in its entirety at Camden’s Electric Ballroom. The Rifles are a band which inspires an inordinate amount of devotion and camaraderie amongst their fans and it’s not hard to see why. So whether you’re a die-hard Rifles’ fan or only just discovering them, make sure you hot foot it down to Plug to see them play, you won’t be disappointed.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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