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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. Kobra and The Lotus w/ Coyote Mad Seeds @ The Rocking Chair image

    Kobra and The Lotus w/ Coyote Mad Seeds @ The Rocking Chair

    Tue 30 June at 08:00pm until Tue 30 June 2015 at 11:00pm

    PASSION It can move mountains and change lives; ignite the imagination and turn dreams into reality. Kobra Paige has it and for her, all things are possible…. Kobra Paige has established a lifestyle: 100 percent, no-compromise commitment to a form of entertainment with explosive larger-than-life vocals, guitars and powerful primal rhythms. Kobra and the Lotus are one of the most successful and influential new metal bands emerging, led by front woman and powerhouse vocalist Kobra Paige. "Kobra and the Lotus! are a fire-breathing, female-fronted heavy metal bombshell" Classic Rock Magazine Kobra And The Lotus have played main stages at Sonisphere Spain, Download, UK, Bloodstock, Hellfest France, Gods of Metal Italy, and many more. The journey started for Kobra at a Judas Priest concert in Calgary. Three years later Kobra and the Lotus opened for Judas Priest at the Hammersmith Apollo, London. Having recently come off their proudest tour yet with KISS and Def Leppard across North America, the critically acclaimed album. “High Priestess” peaked at #3 on the North American Loud charts, holding strong in the top! 10 for 10 weeks. With Grammy nominated Producer Johnny K, the album “High Priestess” is loaded with precision, heavy emotion, and grand-scale dynamics, highlighting the glories of this genre and making its mark.Known for their exceptionally strong live shows,they proudly carry the flag for all classic heavy metal fans.

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

  2. Planet Zogg Free Party image

    Planet Zogg Free Party

    Fri 10 July at 11:00pm until Sat 11 July 2015 at 05:00am

    PLANET ZOGG FREE PARTY!! Fri 10th July. Plug Sheffield 11pm/6am. FREE with invite https://www.facebook.com/events/1377065825956872/ http://www.planetzogg.co.uk/ VOTE ZOGG!! Every year Zogg is let loose in the big (and little) room at Plug for a midsummer monster party and everyone in Sheffield comes out to let loose. In the main Live room we've got mind warping techie-breaksie hyperdelia . PSYCHOACTIVE RECORDS SHOW CASE, JOHN PHANTASM (phantasm records) KRISTIAN (deja voo) DILL GREG ZOGG In the Earth room we've got party tunes from the Disco of Doom v Special guests. Plus lots and lots of UV, stalls, cafe, visitations and loads more. It free (tho £2 donation suggested) and all you need is an invite which you can get from the Zogg website, Facebook & Plug website as well as festivals & parties in the upcoming months. HYPERDELIA FOR ALL!!

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

  3. Reflective - The Home of the Bassline image

    Reflective - The Home of the Bassline

    Sat 11 July at 11:00pm until Sun 12 July 2015 at 05:00am

    ROOM 1 - OLD SKOOL BASSLINE AND SPEED GARAGE ANTHEMS. MIKE 'DELINQUENT' EXCLUSIVE DJ SET & LIVE PA FEAT. KCAT PERFORMING 'MY DESTINY' & 'I GOT YOU' JAMIE FERGUSON NEV WRIGHT BIG ANG MARTIN LEVERTON STU-E CHRIS BAILEY DJ RICHARD JON BUCCIERI ROB G ANDY SPOFF STEELZ ROOM 2 - JACK'IN BOX THE LAUNCH! 'POPPIN WITH DEEP UNDERGROUD AND JACKIN HOUSE' DJ'S 2GROOVE, UNDERHEADZ, LOUIE MAC + MORE

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

  4. Kab-Al-Dayer image

    Kab-Al-Dayer

    Sat 25 July at 12:00pm until Sun 26 July 2015

    Outdoor Street Rave./ Plug Car Park./ Saturday 25th July Street Food & Bars./ 12 Noon Till 12 Midnight./ Free Entry For All Selectors: Winston Hazel./ The DJ Pipes./ Serocee./ Luke Unabomber / Martelo./ Dino./ Chris Welch./ Batty Rhymer

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

  5. BBC Introducing Live Broadcast - Tramlines Special image

    BBC Introducing Live Broadcast - Tramlines Special

    Sat 25 July at 08:00pm until Sat 25 July 2015 at 11:00pm

    BBC Introducing Tramlines special! Broadcasting live with music from Hot Soles, O Captain, Post Collide, Kid 85 + Explorers + more TBA! Free entry all night!

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

  6. Bugzy Malone w/ Giob & Eugene Bruce image

    Bugzy Malone w/ Giob & Eugene Bruce

    Sat 01 August at 07:30pm until Sat 01 August 2015 at 10:30pm

    “Most authors need hundreds of pages to capture the emotion Bugzy Malone sends out in one track” 24 year old wordsmith Bugzy Malone is fast developing a reputation as one of the UKs brightest talents. Dubbed ‘The evil genius’, Bugzy has amassed a loyal fanbase through the heart felt lyrics and knock out delivery displayed in his latest mixtape ‘The Journal Of An Evil Genius.’ Attributing his unrivalled focus and work-rate to his former boxing past, Bugzy’s scrupulous attention to detail makes him the unique artist he is today. His 360 involvement in his videos (that he writes the treatments for), merchandise and image as well as music makes Bugzy the perfect fully rounded modern day artist. Bugzy Malone has some impressive stats for an unsigned artist. He holds the accolade of being one of the most watched on the influential ‘Jdz Media’ Youtube channel with (420,000 + views). In 2012 saw Bugzy embark on a nationwide promo tour, amassing 900,000 YouTube views and receiving 10,000 downloads of the The Journal Of An Evil Genius mixtape. He also won the Manchester heat of Converse MC competition. 2015 looks set to be a breakthrough year for Bugzy Malone with support from SBTV, Jdz Media, P110 Media and many more. Link Up Tv recently posted ‘His JDZ Media Spitfire was the best freestyle of 2014, his Elite Session was fire too.’ with a new mixtape and EP in the pipeline it is without doubt the name Bugzy Malone is one you will be hearing a lot more of in years to come.

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Wolf Alice image

    Wolf Alice

    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

  10. 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

  11. The Strypes image

    The Strypes

    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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  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

  18. Tracer image

    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

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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

  21. The Complete Stone Roses w/ Dave Haslam DJ Set image

    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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    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
    Live Gig