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Independence Day Americana Fest, Sheffield, July 4th (if you couldn’t guess…)

This looks rather fun. The Washington in Sheffield plays host to fine Americana themed triple bill in celebration of July 4th. No strangers to these pages The Payroll Union head up the evening, as they kick off a busy couple of months of gigs and recording. The line up is completed by one of two … Continue reading

Essential Listening : #29 Andrew Tregoning

Another random stumbled across while going to see somebody else at a gig. Based in Sheffield and from one live snapshot and two songs available on Bandcamp (both downloadable for free too) all we can say about Andrew Tregoning is that’s he sounds really rather good. He’s supporting Carrie Rodriguez at Sheffield’s Greystones in June. … Continue reading

Free song from The Payroll Union

Sheffield Americana three piece The Payroll Union are currently offering new song Mary Lamson for free download. You can grab your copy here. A tale typically steeped in American history, the song is taken from a session the band recently recorded for Exposed Magazine. You can watch videos from the session plus read an interview … Continue reading

Tramlines 2012

Official confirmation has been made today of the dates for Sheffield’s 2012 Tramlines festival. Launched in 2009, this will be the 4th year for the city wide free event that continues to go from strength to strength. Indeed 2011 saw Tramlines scoop the ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ gong at The UK Festival Awards, beating the likes … Continue reading

Essential Listening : #22 Mat Wale

Wether it be as part of semi-legendary band Mat Wale & The Rackets, Mat Wale & Friends, or various other bands and side projects, Mat Wale has been writing and recording for almost ten years (though he barely seems old enough for it to be that long). The one constant through many guises is the … Continue reading

Reviewed : Curtis Eller/The Silver Darlings 18.11.11 + Roger Davies/Wilful Missing 20.11.11

One weekend, two great gigs. It didn’t look promising when i rolled up at Shakespeares on the Friday night. The evening’s gig coincided with a beer festival, as a result of which the venue had made the show free entry. And the upstairs room was seemingly packed with people who were only there for the … Continue reading

Richard Hawley inspired charity bonanza

Sometime in 2005 on the Richard Hawley‘s website forum, the idea was raised of holding a gig showcasing the talents of some of the singer/songwriters and musicians who were users of the forum. The idea soon grew into making such an evening a charity event, and Or8 Our Kids was born. The first event in … Continue reading

Reviewed : Attempted gig hopping, Sheffield, 28.08.11

The Sunday before a Bank Holiday and every bar in town is looking to cash in on end of the summer/no work tomorrow good feelings. There are at least three bands playing different venues that you want to see. What else are you going to do? Gig hop. And so the plan. Act 1 is … Continue reading

Darren Hanlon & Shelley Short, UK tour/festivals + last minute Sheffield show

Darren Hanlon hits the UK later this month for a short UK tour that bookends an appearance at the End Of The Road festival. The Australian’s band will feature US singer/songwriter Shelley Short, who will also open most of the shows. After a couple of years couch surfing, house sitting and soul searching across the world, … Continue reading

Reviewed : Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians – Poisoned Nights & Bar Room Lights

Poisoned Nights & Bar Room Lights is the second studio album from Sheffield band Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians. Following on from 2009’s acclaimed Omaha High Low, Dave Woodcock has arrived at a settled line up for his band of Dead Comedians, through almost two years of live shows promoting that debut record and … Continue reading

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