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THURSDAY, MARCH 24

l Thriller celebrates the music of Michael jackson and the Jackson 5 at Buxton Opera House.

l It’s acoustic / open mic night at the White Horse, Old Whittington.

l The Shambles play Chandlers, Chezzy.

l Peter Franks’s Dixieland All Stars swing into The Unwin Club, Sutton.

l Marcus Malone plays the blues night at Millers, Kirkby.

l The Beautiful South’s David Rotheray and Eleanor McEvoy hit The Plug, Sheff.

l Symphony X and Power Quest rock Sheffield’s Corporation.

l Exit State launch their new album Death of A Rockstar at the Diamond, Sutton.

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

l The GiGit Tour continues to showcase up and coming young talent as it reaches Bakewell’s Medway Centre with sets from Evangeline, Unknown Origins, Shot by Both Sides, Lady Manners Workshop, These Mortal Cities, Riptide and SidewinderZ

l Pugma Ho are at The County, Chesterfield.

l With Silent Eyes travel to the Bird In Hand, Stafford.

l Owne Gerrard heads to the Sir Barnes Wallis, Ripley.

l Thriller continues its Jacko tribute run at Buxton Opera House.

l The John Donaldson Sextet plays the music of Bheki Mseleku at the Millenium Hall, Eccelsall Road, Sheff.

l Punk legends the Stranglers get a grip on Sheffield’s 02 Academy. Former Feelgood Dr Wilko Johnson supports.

l The Pitz do the Plough, Alfreton.

l Eyes Set To Kill, Vanna and Stray From The Path bring the noise to Sheffield’s Corporation.

l The Monicans, The Hosts, Oblong, Blue Lip Feel and The Spiders are at the Leadmill, Sheffield.

l The Idle Hands play Brampton Manor.

l From Eastenders, Nasty Nick and his band the heavy metal kids rock the Diamond, Sutton.

l Carnival roll up at Chesters, Whitt Moor.

l Jo Mansfield sings at the St Helen’s, Stonegravels. Chesterfield.

l It’s open mic night at The Three Merry Lads, Cutthorpe, Chesterfield starting at 9pm. Musicians can book their slot on (01246) 277593. All musicians welcome.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

l With Silent Eyes are at Nottingham’s Junction 7.

l Irish ace Owen Gerrard plays the Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover.

l Lick Squid are at Codnor’s Poet & Castle.

l The final leg of the GiGit tour sees Less Obvious Vibe Effect, Cocktail Mondays, Last Date, These Mortal Cities, The Alto, To Start A Fire and The Length of Whitt hit Donut Creative Arts Studios, Chesterfield.

l 3 Way Split play Chesterfield’s County.

l Jade Mackenzie entertains at the Star Inn, Pisley.

l It’s the last night of the Thriller run at Buxton Opera House.

l Mahogany Newt are at the Butcher’s Arms, Brimington.

l Saga pin-up heart-throbs The Pitz play the Lockoford Inn, Tapton.

l Equinox entertain at Brimington Social Club.

l The Men They Couldn’t Hang continue to dodge the noose at the Plug, Sheff.

l Little Fiends, Clay Lane, Clay Lane and Jackson Caged played the Soundclash night at the O2 Sheffield.

l Less a tribute band than a revolt against time, Letz Zep play the Birdwell Venue, Barnsley.

l Suite Zero play The Victoria, Staveley.

l Steve Vandavelk’s Elvis Tribute comes to the Dusty Miller, Barlborough.

l Gonzo are at The Pomona, Sheffield.

l The Beatroot Beatles play Holmewood Welfare. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

l Top tribute act A Foreigner’s Journey play the Diamond, Sutton.

l Melody Lane entertains at the Vic Club, Whitt Moor.

l Loose Change jingle their classic rock\blues sound at the All Inn, Staveley.

l Rachel Raynor entertains Chesters, Whitt Moor.

l There’s karaoke with Mark and Rachel at the St Helen’s, Stonegravels. Chesterfield.

l Downi entertains at the Royal Oak, Brampton.

SUNDAY, MARCH 27

l Local legends The Pitz join Fab Four tribute act The Beatalls and Paul James as Elvis at the B&Q Bringing Back the Sixties charity show at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, in aid of Ashgate Hospice and the Firefighters’ fund.

l Owen Gerrard provides the Irish music at Chesterfield’s County, from 4pm.

l Sunday is open music night at the Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover.

l The Phil Brodie Band are at Clowne Community Centre.

l Karen Star shines at Brimington Social Club.

l Black Cat Bones rock the Diamond, Sutton.

l Lorraine Swann sings at the Victoria Club, Whittington Moor.

l Ballyhoo provide the Irish soundtrack at the St Helen’s, Stonegravels. Chesterfield, from 3pm.

MONDAY, MARCH 28

l US punk-popsters Fireworks join Save Your Breath and Make Do And Mend do the Corporation, Sheff.

l Westlife entertain at the Sheffield Arena.

l It’s jam night at The County, Chesterfield, from 8.30pm

TUESDAY, MARCH 29

l Westlife play a second night at Sheff Arena.

l Tuesday is open acoustic night at the Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover.

l Death Metal warriors from Canadia, Blackguard crank the amps at the Corporation, Sheff. Opinicus support.

l The Original Artists’ Night Out comes to the St Helen’s, Stonegravels. Chesterfield, with Russ Elliott.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

l The Milk play a show at Sheffield’s Forum.

l John Tansley plays Abbey Road, Batley.