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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. Reflective - The History of Bassline 1996-2015 image

    Reflective - The History of Bassline 1996-2015

    Sat 05 September at 11:00pm until Sun 06 September 2015 at 05:00am

    Reflective presents 'The History of Bassline 1996-2015!' Ft. Old Skool Bassline & Speed Garage classics all night! Live Room: 2002 - 2015 Earth Room: 1996- 2002 DJ's: Martin Leverton Stu-E Jamie Ferguson Nev Wright Big Ang Les Skelton Rob G Chris Bailey Jon Buccieri Liam B b2b Justsamm DJ Richard Andy Spoff Steelz JD Smith Ticket info: Adv standard £7 Adv VIP £10 MOTD! 11pm - 5am Info: 01142759035

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

  2. CUD image

    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

  3. 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

  4. BCM World Tour - Freshers Rave image

    BCM World Tour - Freshers Rave

    Sun 20 September at 10:00pm until Mon 21 September 2015 at 03:00am

    The world famous, multi-award-winning super club BCM will be transporting itself to Plug for the OFFICIAL Freshers' Opening Party and BCM Reunion on Sunday 20th September! Expect absolute carnage on the opening night as BCM bring their full club decor, DJs, stadium confetti cannons and unbelievably huge CO2 jets into Plug just for you. - Full BCM Club transformation! - 1000's of Students, 3 Rooms, 1 Unforgettable Experience. - Loads of BCM Holiday and Album giveaways. - Live & Earth Room - DJ PBH & Friends bring BCM to Sheffield - Neutral Room - DJ Gotti spinning total Freshers Anthems! VIP Booths now available - email Krissie@the-plug.com for details Tickets? Just £4 Download the Plug APP and buy them here to start earning point on every ticket. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -Full BCM Club transformation -£1 Drinks - inc. £2 Double Vodka Mixers -Massive CO2 Jets -Stadium Confetti Cannons -Album and BCM Holiday giveaways -6 Giant UV Cannons -Free UV Face Painting -Stacks of Free glowsticks -Heaps of Free Shutter Shades -Pyrotechnics. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ For large groups / birthdays / socials email Krissie@the-plug.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cheap as chips drinks offers here £1 Vodka Mixers £1.50 Tequila/Sambuca £2 Bombs £1.00 Amaretto and Coke £2.00 Double Vodka Mixers £1.80 VS £2 Cheeky Vimtos --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Join these 40,000+ Plug fans who get exclusive offers.... http://www.facebook.com/plugsheffield Tweet, Tweet, Tweet us....... Twitter.com/plugsheffield Plug Matilda Street Sheffield S1 4QD www.the-plug.com Info 0114 241 3040

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

  5. F*ck Me It's Freshers! image

    F*ck Me It's Freshers!

    Mon 21 September at 10:00pm until Tue 22 September 2015 at 03:00am

    SHEFFIELD! WE'RE READY FOR YOU AND HERE'S WHAT WE HAVE IN STORE! ❥ GIANT BOUNCY CASTLE! ❥ CRAZY BUCKING RODEO BULL! ❥ MASSIVE BALL PIT! ❥ F*CK LOADS OF NEON FACE PAINT! ❥ 1000's OF GLOWSTICKS! ❥ GIANT JENGA // TWISTER // CONNECT 4 ❥ CO2 CANNONS // CONFETTI CANNONS FACT: THIS WILL BE THE BIGGEST EVENT IN SHEFFIELD THIS FRESHERS! We normally sell out in advance normally before freshers has even started so getting your tickets is ESSENTIAL! Watch the full promo video here: http://bit.ly/FckMeTourVideo ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ What is FCK ME ?! Established in 2008 at the infamous and now shutdown 3000 capacity railway arch nightclub SE1, F*CK ME has for the last 7 YEARS been by far THE BIGGEST and we mean THE BIGGEST & most hyped freshers event to hit this island we call the UK! This is our FIRST year in Sheffield so we thought we'd let you know that BAD BEHAVIOUR is 100% encouraged!

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

  6. 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

  7. Muzik presents Riva Starr & Cristoph image

    Muzik presents Riva Starr & Cristoph

    Sat 26 September at 10:00pm until Sun 27 September 2015 at 06:00am

    Riva Starr Riva Starr has long burned a mark on the night. Not simply a widely respected DJ, producer and the owner of Snatch! Records, his restless artistry has made a career from shrugging off genre constraints and expectations. He’s been invited onto the biggest stages, from Glastonbury to Fuji Rock to Tommorrowland,. Snatch! has hosted its own tent at Creamfields, while the Riva Starr touch has been sought to open for Jamiroquai in Ibiza and to work with artists as diverse as Horace Andy, Fatboy Slim or Arthur Baker - or to remix Wiley or London Grammar. Far from cashing in his chips for mainstream glory, however, he still beats to the pulse of the underground, throwing down back to back sets with DJ Pierre and Technasia, and rocking clubs like Warehouse Project (Manchester), El Row (Barcelona and Ibiza) and Cocoon, or heading his own label showcase at off Sonar. Riva has released on the hottest underground labels around, from Dirtybird and DFTD to Hot Creations. Making this cross-pollination seem so effortless has won a who's who of supporters, from Giles Peterson to David Squillace, Adam Beyer to Pete Tong, Fatboy Slim to Claude Von Stroke But then it is in Riva Starr's world, where the unexpected is the norm, and the club is just the first step on a wide musicial journey... Here’s a juicy 2 hours of Riva live in the mix at Ministry of Sound https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXOEqI9XIkc soundcloud.com/rivastarr facebook.com/rivastarr twitter.com/rivastarr Cristoph One of the freshest things to blossom out of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Cj Costigan aka Christoph is a modest, well mannered, knowledgeable, respectful and happy to be here young DJ/Producer who is undaunted by the big stage which awaits him.Cj has been a regular fixture in Newcastle’s nightlife for a number of years. Playing all of the city’s major nightclubs such as Digital, WHQ and Cosmic Ballroom, as well as playing alongside Eric Prydz, AN21 and Max Vangeli, Cj Costigan has been garnering enthusiastic audience response and critical praise for his astonishing and electrifying Progressive House and Techno sets. Cj brings his appreciation and deep understanding of music to each of his sets taking listeners on a journey throughout the duration – a quality his reputation has been built on.After exploding on to the scene at the tender age of 18, Cj has never looked back. His talent has took him worldwide playing at some of the best venues around such as Dreamers (Marbella), BCM (Majorca) and more recently across the island of Ibiza – including Space for Carl Cox’s ‘The Revolution Recruits’ night, aswell as being ‘Plastiks’ resident Dj in their tour of Dubai.2012 has seen Cj’s productions’ come to light and causing quite a stir throughout different labels, proving that he’s here to stay. A true artist and fan of music, his sound has continued to evolve as he has progressed. His productions keep getting stronger, all receiving huge reactions from each and every crowd that hears them.

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

  8. The Big Freshers Icebreaker image

    The Big Freshers Icebreaker

    Sun 27 September at 10:00pm until Mon 28 September 2015 at 03:00am

    Welcome to The Big Freshers Icebreaker and Welcome to Uni 65,000 Students - 36 Cities - 1 Tour The Icebreaker sells out up to 6 weeks in advance, so please buy a ticket as soon as you think you want to go. Here's what we're throwing at you: 。Fire Breathing Grannies 。 。4 fancy dress themes (vote on the event page) 。 。9ft Tall Icebreaker Glowbots that fire Co2 and lasers 。 。Umpa Lumpa's Giving Out Sweets 。 。Giant Penguins 。 。Live singalong rendition of 'Let it go' at midnight 。 。Back Flipping Stilt walkers 。 。UV Hype Man 。 。3ft Giant Exploding Snowballs 。 。Co2 Cannons 。 。UV Stage Show & Free Paint... 。 ...JEEEEHHHEEEEEEZ Watch the vid and start getting excited: http://www.icebreakertour.co.uk/ “If you go to one event this freshers, make sure it's this one” Alex Mytton (Made in Chelsea) ♔ ♕ ♚ ♛♔ ♕ ♚ ♛♔ ♕ ♚ ♛♔ ♕ ♚ ♛♔ ♕ ♚ ♛♔ ♕ ♚ ♛ ♔ ♕ ♚ what WHAAT?!... let us be the first to say WELCOME you wonderful, intelligent, good looking, shiny New freshers! Let us also be the first to say that most of the above WILL NO LONGER BE TRUE when you crawl out of bed the morning after The Big Freshers Icebreaker. Over the past 6 years the Icebreaker has become a tradition, a right of passage between life as you know it and university. Over this time, we’ve been responsible for over 100,000 hangovers, 500,000 empty drinks and... uh... a lot of smooching. Please please please be advised, The Icebreaker has sold out as early as THE SECOND WEEK IN AUGUST for 5 years running, if you decide you want to go, buy straight away, there is literally nothing we can do once tickets run out (even if your parents call us… yes that really happens). GO FOR FREE when you sell 10 tickets http://tinyurl.com/p4g7ekq

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Club Night / Student 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. The Freshers Zoo image

    The Freshers Zoo

    Mon 28 September at 10:00pm until Tue 29 September 2015 at 03:00am

    Freshers, Welcome to THE MO'F*CKIN ZOO! A HUGE Freshers PARTY where everyone dresses up as their favourite ANIMALS! LOL, YES WE ARE SERIOUS! Imagine 1000+ students all dressed up as their favourite animals going absolutely f*cking mental on the dancefloor! Facemasks // Onesies // Costumes // Headpieces // GO CRAZY - ANYTHING GOES! Warning: This is one of the BIGGEST events of the year so tickets will sell out FAST! ✚ Animal Fancy Dress is a MUST! ✚ Professional Animal Face & Body Painters! ✚ Animal Dancers ✚ Animal Inflatables

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

  11. George The Poet - Cancelled image

    George The Poet - Cancelled

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

    Due to unforeseen events the upcoming tour is now cancelled. Refunds can be obtained from your point of purchase. Tickets bought via Plug will be automatically refunded.

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

  12. 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

  13. Scruff of the Neck presents Frazer, Bayonet, Cooper Blood Band & Johnjo Keen image

    Scruff of the Neck presents Frazer, Bayonet, Cooper Blood Band & Johnjo Keen

    Fri 09 October at 07:00pm until Fri 09 October 2015 at 10:30pm

    FRAZER “Expect guitar heavy riffs, sultry vocals and electric live performances.” https://www.facebook.com/FrazerOfficial https://soundcloud.com/frazerofficial Twitter: @Frazer_UK BAYONET “Bayonet are best mate indierockers from Sheffield who sound like a younger brother of The 1975 paraphrasing The Kooks.” https://www.facebook.com/bayonetofficial https://soundcloud.com/bayonetofficial Twitter: @bayonetofficial COOPER BLOOD BAND “Cooper Blood Band are a powerful 3 piece rock/pop combo from Barnsley, South Yorkshire.” https://www.facebook.com/CooperBloodBandpage?ref=aymt_homepage_panel https://soundcloud.com/68808848/under-the-moonlight Twitter: @cooperbloodband JOHNJO KEEN “Singer songwriter producing music spanning various genres within the alternative spectrum.” https://www.facebook.com/JohnjoKeenMusic https://soundcloud.com/johnjokeenmusic Twitter: @johnjokeenmusic

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

  14. Stop Drop Robot w/ Back to Verona & Mohawk Radio image

    Stop Drop Robot w/ Back to Verona & Mohawk Radio

    Sat 10 October at 07:30pm until Sat 10 October 2015 at 10:30pm

    Stop Drop Robot - Synth Rock Forged In The Steel City Sheffield electronic rockers 'Stop Drop Robot' are putting on their most ambitious Sheffield gig to date this October in partnership with DMF Digital. Support for this gig comes in the form of Back To Verona; an alternative hard rock band known for their explosive live shows and onstage shenanigans. Also performing are Manchester's Mohawk Radio; a band that have gone from strength to strength in recent years. The band are known for putting on shows at many of Manchester's most prestigious venues and they recently won the prestigious Rock The House competition. Don't miss out on tickets for this one, you can get in touch with any of the bands via their facebook pages, or contact us here: https://www.facebook.com/dmfdigital Alternatively you can visit the plug website for e-tickets here: http://www.the-plug.com/

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

  15. Northern Crossroads presents... In My Restless Dreams & Support image

    Northern Crossroads presents... In My Restless Dreams & Support

    Thu 22 October at 07:30pm until Thu 22 October 2015 at 10:30pm

    Quintet In My Restless Dreams​ rose from the underground Steel City Hardcore scene in 2013, quickly gaining notoriety as the most must-see live band that Sheffield had seen in years. Founded by former members of several prominent bands of the underground who came up through the scene together, IMRD have honed their craft as a unit, incorporating influences from multiple genres to develop a distinctive heavy sound with inventive, catchy rhythms, infectious melodies and soaring, stadium sized choruses. 2015 is the dawning of a new era for In My Restless Dreams. The highly anticipated second EP brings with it huge anthems and a gigantic progression in the IMRD sound. The lead single 'Heartless' has recently been released to critical acclaim! Straight from the steel mill town of Sheffield, England comes the rock revolution known as Sweet Little Machine​. This hard hitting band of four, three lads, and one lass, serves up a bitter driving taste of the hardships of life. Born from the same streets as the Arctic Monkeys, Def Leppard, Pulp. Their credo of songs finds a tight bond with the youth that has risen up everywhere. The frustrations and dissatisfaction with the worlds status quo is so perfectly voiced by this group! Back to the Sea​ are a five piece metal band from Sheffield UK. They formed in the new year of 2007 as a four piece and have been going strong ever since producing a range of metal that defines them as an original sound for a broader, more mature musical audience. Riker​ are a hard hitting Rock band from Sheffield. a great blend of classic and modern influences that is guaranteed to get the party started!

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

  16. Blow presents Patrick Topping image

    Blow presents Patrick Topping

    Thu 22 October at 11:00pm until Fri 23 October 2015 at 05:00am

    In the short space of two years, Patrick Topping has become one of the most in demand names in dance music. Having secured 3 Beatport number 1’s in the Tech-House chart with ‘Get Beasty’, ‘Forget’ and his collaboration with Green Velvet on ‘Voicemail’, Patrick’s accolades also count two DJ Awards for ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Track Of The Season’ for ‘Forget’, as well as DJ Mag’s ‘Best Tune’ in their Best of British Awards – topped off by debuting at #80 in Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs poll. Renowned for his ability to craft infectious, dancefloor-ready rhythms that first saw him championed by Hot Creations label boss Jamie Jones, Patrick recently capped a stunning two-year rise to fame off with a debut Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 - almost a year to the day after being hailed one of Pete Tong’s ‘Future Stars’ in 2014 and exactly 2 years after his debut release. At 26 years old, Patrick first built a DJ career around playing at his own popular club night, ‘Motion’ at Digital Newcastle where he booked and played alongside some of the biggest names in the business. First coming to the dance world’s attention with critically-acclaimed debut EP ‘Walk On’ via Hot Trax in 2013 - followed by equally successful follow up EP ‘Any Amounts’ on Hot Creations - Patrick’s rise has been nothing short of exponential. Fast-forward to 2014 and the subsequent releases of ‘Get Beasty’, the ubiquitous ‘Forget’, and ‘Voicemail’ – and Patrick has also smashed his Ibiza debut at DC10 for the hugely successful Paradise event alongside the likes of Richy Ahmed, Infinity Ink and wAFF. With plans to return in 2015, Patrick’s far-reaching appeal has also seen him complete tours of the US, Australia and Europe as well as appearances at major international festivals such as Glastonbury, Parklife, Hideout, Tomorrowland in Brazil and Movement in Detroit.

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

  17. 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

  18. Off The Rails presents Sneijder, Alex Di Stefano, Adam Ellis & More image

    Off The Rails presents Sneijder, Alex Di Stefano, Adam Ellis & More

    Fri 23 October at 11:00pm until Sat 24 October 2015 at 05:00am

    OTR are back with their final show for 2015 with no less than 2 debut headline performances.. Heading up proceedings, and with his debut artist album due in November, OTR are pleased to welcome SNEIJDER to Sheffield for the very first time. Known for his trademark sound, a fusion of uplifting and tech trance, Sneijder is fast becoming one of the most in demand artists in the trance scene. He has been described by many as an extremely versatile DJ who can play across the board, and this shines through in both his live performances and in his studio productions If you haven't heard the Sneijder sound yet, it won't be long until you do! The 2nd OTR debutant is one of the hottest properties in trance right now, man of the moment ALEX DI STEFANO. On fire in the studio and behind the decks you can be sure he's going to destroy the Plug dancefloor with his unique blend of trance & techno. Powerful, euphoric melodies and relentless energy are only some of the illuminative qualities that ADAM ELLIS contains within his own special blend of euphoric trance, and his rising reputation has become synonymous with the elite, international trance fraternity within the last two years. Born and bred in Sheffield and back by popular demand after his professional debut for OTR last November. Completing the lineup are Trancecoda residents DARK FUSION, accompanied by OTR's own resident duo HIDDENAGENDA and MIKE BEAUMONT. The De:Railed Room 2 takeover this time comes from Blackpool based outfit BLUEPRINT featuring a host of up & coming local talent :: SUPERSTAR DJs :: Platform 1: Mainline SNEIJDER (OTR Debut) ALEX DI STEFANO (OTR Debut) ADAM ELLIS DARK FUSION HIDDENAGENDA MIKE BEAUMONT Platform 2: De-Railed (Hosted by Blueprint) Noonix // Davey Asprey B2B Ricky Denton // Jordan Counsel // Leon Byk // Akeni :: INSTRUCTIONS :: TICKETS: LIMITED £13 Earlybirds // £16 ADV // £10 NUS OTD // MOTD (subject to booking fees) Tickets available online at www.otr-online.co.uk/tickets, via Skiddle or at Plug Box Office. Telephone sales 0114 2413040 DOORS: 23.00 'til 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)

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

  19. Revival ft. Jon Pleased Wimmin image

    Revival ft. Jon Pleased Wimmin

    Sat 24 October at 09:30pm until Sun 25 October 2015 at 04:00am

    Join us for the second event of Classic House with an infusion of current anthems. Your DJ's for the evening will be JON PLEASED WIMMIN along with Ben Gath, Reece Bird and Warren Richardson (Riverbank Nottingham). Plus Bongo Pete on percussion. Jon Cooper AKA Jon Pleased Wimmin is a UK DJ who grew up in London and rose to fame in the club world during the 1990’s where his flamboyant cross dressing and stylish presence became a force to be reckoned with. An immediate hit with the crowd, requests for guest slots came in thick and fast and he became a regular fixture at clubs nationwide such as Puschca, Venus, Fabric, Back To Basics, Miss Moneypennys, Slam, Pacha, Space, The Pod, Ministry of Sound, Cream and Renaissance amongst many others. Overseas beckoned and by the end of the 1990’s Jon had played pretty much everywhere from Ibiza, Buenos Aires, Japan, South America, Australia, South Africa, Singapore and more alongside the whole of Europe. Jon’s highly stylised dress sense (he is an ex-Fashion Student) and his skill at mixing an eclectic selection of tunes garnered praise all round and throughout the 1990’s he was a regular fixture in DJ Magazine’s top 100 best DJ’s in the world, coming 5th in 1996. Jon still guests all over Europe playing current and classic sets and has played alongside the cream of the Dj world including Pete Tong, 2ManyDj’s, Jacques Lu Cont, Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, Carl Cox, Andrew Weatherall, Boy George, Sister Bliss and Erol Alkan to name a few. His eclectic taste and encyclopaedic knowledge of pop and dance music make him the perfect candidate for any party that needs an injection of oomph. Tickets on Sale from the 5th September. For further details visit: Facebook - Revival House Events Twitter - @ HouseRevival 24TH OCTOBER 2015 DOORS: 9.30pm til 4am (last entry 1am) PRICE: £8 Advance / £9 Standard / MOTD AGE: 23+

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

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    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

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    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

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    Sigma

    Wed 28 October at 07:00pm until Wed 28 October 2015 at 10:30pm

    Cam and Joe sold out their debut live tour in April, which saw shows in London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Brighton. Since then, the boys have smashed Glastonbury, Hideout, EDC, T In The Park, and more, with Creamfields, Pukkelpop, V Festival, and others to come, plus dates across the Ibiza season at Together at Amnesia, and Ibiza Rocks. The pair recently performed live at this year’s BAFTAs, following December’s performances at the BBC Music Awards, and the Christmas Day edition of Top Of The Pops. Out now, Sigma featuring Ella Henderson’s ‘Glitterball’ charted at No.4 in the Official UK Charts, and follows the duo’s worldwide hits ‘Changing’ (featuring Paloma Faith), ’Higher’ (featuring Labrinth), and ‘Nobody To Love’, their first No.1 single that gained them two BRITs nominations. ‘Glitterball’ was co-written by UK songwriting giant Wayne Hector (who also co-wrote ‘Changing’ and ‘Higher’ for Sigma). Sigma were the only group in 2014 to have back-to-back No.1 singles in the form of ‘Nobody To Love’ and ‘Changing’ (featuring Paloma Faith), with both shifting over 100,000 copies in their first week. Sigma have now sold over 2 million singles worldwide in just over a year, gone Platinum twice in the UK (‘NTL’ and ‘Changing’) and Gold for ‘Changing’ in Germany, and Benelux, and Platinum in Australia and New Zealand (‘NTL’). Outside of their own releases, Sigma have shored up their reputation as an in demand remix duo, with mixes for the likes of Kiesza (‘Hideaway’), Route 94 (‘My Love’), Clean Bandit (‘Extraordinary’), DJ Fresh (‘Dibby Dibby Sound’) and DJ Zinc (‘Show Me’). Leeds University alumni – alongside Rusko – Sigma met while balancing raving and studying, working in record shops and promoting events to top up their student loans. Early releases with Hospital Records, Viper, Bingo and DJ Fresh’s Breakbeat Kaos, as well as their own Life Recordings, quickly marked them out as producers to watch, while remixes for Eric Prydz, Ellie Goulding, Stylo G and Sway began to take them to a wider audience.

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

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    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

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    D.I.D. - Dog is Dead @ Picture House Social

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

    Nottingham’s D.I.D (Dog is Dead) have today released a video for their brand new single 'Fast Food'. Shot using stop-animation, the filming process involved the band having to lie on their backs with various cold fast foods being put through their mouths, and holding it there for up to an hour in order to get the shot. Watch now: https://youtu.be/itDBRFYbuKc The release of the video also coincides today with the announcement of a UK headline tour. Kicking off at the end of October, the guys will play seven dates across the country - the band's first full-length UK tour since 2013, which included sell-out shows at London's KOKO and Nottingham's Rock City. Taking in Glasgow, Brighton, London and Sheffield, the new shows will be the first opportunity for fans of the Nottingham five-piece to hear new music, as well a chance to sing along to favourites from their critically-acclaimed debut album 'All Our Favourite Stories' (2012). 'Fast Food' is the long-awaited new single from the band, due for release on September 18th, and available for pre-order now. Lead singer Robert Milton explains - “Fast Food is about the petering out of a relationship. I wanted to focus on the apathetic side of things and how we cling to anything fast and easy to make us happy quickly. It’s also a comment on how easily we settle for and take what's on offer to satisfy ourselves in the short term.” The song also features as the lead track on a new four-track EP available on iTunes and 10" vinyl through Your Childhood Records on September 18th - full track listing below.

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    The Ordinary Boys w/ Adelphi & Bayonet

    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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    The Mouse Outfit

    Sat 21 November at 07:00pm until Sat 21 November 2015 at 10:30pm

    The Mouse Outfit is a 9 piece live band and production team centred around Chini (keys), Pitch (percussion/MPC) and Defty (bass). Their acclaimed debut album won UK hip hop album of the year 2013 (Wordplay Magazine) and was ranked in ABC News’ top 50 albums of 2013. Since the release of ‘Escape Music’ (which is now available on double vinyl through HHV.DE), their profile has increased significantly, both within the UK and internationally. The album featured many of Manchester’s most talented MCs, but the live show is fronted by UK hip hop legend Dr Syntax and verbal acrobat Sparkz. A horn heavy and funk driven live show combines original material with medleys of classic hip hop and bboy breaks, which has lead the band to be a firm favourite at festivals and clubs throughout the UK. Earlier in their career they built a loyal fan base supporting many of the world’s finest hip hop acts including Chali 2na, Souls Of Mischief, Akil the MC and The Sugarhill Gang. Their reputation as a high quality live act resulted in two invitations to perform at the BBC’s legendary Maida Vale Studios in London. 2014 saw the band take their brand of funk, jazz and reggae influenced hip hop to France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic and Croatia, with key slots at prestigious festivals such as Soundwave, Outlook and Fusion.

    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
    Live Gig

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    Wilkinson DJ Set

    Sat 28 November at 11:00pm until Sun 29 November 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

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    Don Broco

    Fri 04 December at 07:30pm until Fri 04 December 2015 at 10:30pm

    Following their latest album ‘Automatic’ bagging them their first top 10 album last week, Don Broco have announced a UK tour for this December. The quartet have had an eventful year so far with an appearance on Made In Chelsea, a run of intimate album launch shows in July and a string of festival appearances too! The full list of dates is below: 3 December – Tramshed, Cardiff 4 December – Plug, Sheffield 6 December – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh 7 December – O2 Academy, Leeds 8 December – Lemon Grove, Exeter 9 December – Rock City, Nottingham 11 December – The Ritz, Manchester 12 December – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton 13 December – O2 Academy Brixton, London https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQCI7kwV5w8 https://www.facebook.com/donbroco https://twitter.com/DONBROCO

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

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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
    Live Gig

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    The Complete Stone Roses w/ Dave Haslam DJ Set & Section 60

    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
    Live Gig

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    The Sherlocks

    Sat 19 December at 07:00pm until Sat 19 December 2015 at 10:30pm

    The Sherlocks bring their unmissable and unforgettable live show to Plug’s big main room on Saturday 19th December for a huge end of year show. Having recently played shows with Reverend and the Makers, The Enemy, Cast etc and hit a huge number of big festivals this year (Isle Of Wight Festival, Tramlines, Y-Not, Mosborough Music Festival and loads more), The Sherlocks are coming to deliver the biggest, wildest, and most exciting gig of the year. Armed with a huge arsenal of big anthemic tunes and an even bigger army of faithful fans with the Sherlock's Army out in force, the band are set to pack Plug’s big room to the rafters with this one, their biggest Sheffield show of their careers! Anyone who knows The Sherlocks know their gigs sell out rapidly so grab your tickets NOW!

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

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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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