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THURSDAY, MAY 12

l Super Trouper pay tribute to Abba at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

l Enrico Tomasso and Johnny Johnstone help celebrate 31 years of jazz at the Unwin Club, Sutton in Ashfield.

l Old School Premonition and Art of Deception hit The Diamond, Sutton.

l Thursday is open mic night at Brampton Ale House.

l The Alarm bring their 30th anniversary tour to Sheffield’s O2 Academy.

FRIDAY, MAY 13

l The Specials’ Neville Staple plays Escapade, Chesterfield, with support from local indie-ska stars Ruberlaris and The North.

l Athlete, The Whip and Sonic Boom Six are opening highlights of the first night of the Bearded Theory Festival, at Kedlestone Park, along with Chesterfield’s Amber Herd on the second stage.

l The New Orleans Heat Jazz band provide the afternoon soundtrack for the the Rail Ale beer fest at Barrow Hill Roundhouse. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels entertain the evening drinkers.

l Guns For Hire pay tribute to Axl, Slash and co at the Diamond, Sutton.

l The Mike Walker Sextet jazz up the Millennium Hall, Eccleshall Road, Sheffield.

l Levellers, Dreadzone and Back to the Planet have postponed their O2 Academy gig, Sheff.

l The Frank Vignola trio are at The Greystones, Sheffield.

l Heaven’s Basement, Jettblack and Liberty Lies crank the amps at Sheffield’s Corporation.

l Alvarez Kings join The Tivoli, Ian Huddleston & The Expectations and Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians at the Plug, Sheffield.

l The Stoned Angels land at the County, Chesterfield.

l Captain Chaos bring mirth, music and stories to the Nice cafe, Bakewell.

l Blitz hit Chesters, Whitt Moor.

l John Pickering is at Somerset House, Calow.

l Frank White plays Brampton Manor.

SATURDAY, MAY 14

l The Zedz play the White Hart, Calow, with a debut performance from their new lead guitarist Johnny Wells.

l 1976 Disco do the Poet & Castle at Codnor.

l DFacto are at the Yew Tree, Coal Aston.

l Sixty Something bring the swinging decade back to life at Brimington Social Club.

l The Waterboys, The Undertones, Dub Pistols and Eddie & The Hot Rods feature on the second day of the Bearded Theory Festival at Derbyshire’s Kedlestone Park.

l The Idle Hands Blues Band play the evening session of the Barrow Hill Roundhouse Rail Ale fest. Ashover Brass Band are at the afternoon sesh.

l Unbroken rock the All Inn, Staveley.

l Rainbow Rising pay tribute to Blackmore et al at Sutton’s Diamond.

l Take The Seven are at The Butcher’s Arms, Brimington.

l Grassoline play the Peaks Inn, Castleton.

l Soilent Green and Dripback bring the noise to the Corporation, Sheff.

l Pugma Ho are at the Victoria, Staveley.

l Nikki Rogers sings at the Dusty Miller, Barlborough.

l T-Rextasy pay tribute to Bolan and co at The Plug, Sheffield.

l Wild Beasts join Perfume Genius and Summer Camp at Sheff City Hall.

l Sneaky Feeling play The County, Chesterfield.

l The Amplifires rock the Ace of Clubs, Bolsover.

l New Chevrons entertain at Holmewood Miners Welfare.

l Newborn do Chesters, Whitt Moor, Chesterfield.

l Wild McBride play the George and Dragon, Beighton, Sheff.

l The Crashes hit the Royal Oak, Brampton.

l Richie Taylor plays the Victoria Club, Whitt Moor.

SUNDAY, MAY 15

l Keith Davidson sings at Brimington Social Club.

l Old queens The Pitz play the Ashgate Hospice Drag Race after-party at The County, Chesterfield, from 1.30pm.

l Alabama 3, The Beat, Transglobal Underground and veteran punks UK Subs feature on the final day of the Bearded Theory Festival, Kedlestone Park.

l Vamp land at Clowne Rock & Blues Club.

l The Diamond Band Challenge brings another set of contenders to Sutton’s Diamond.

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

l South Side Jazz blow into the Royal Oak, Brampton, from 4pm.

l Robert King plays the Victoria Club, Whitt Moor.

MONDAY, MAY 16

l Rush play Sheff Arena.

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

TUESDAY, MAY 17

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

l All-girl tribute to the mighty Metallica, Misstallica play Sheffield’s O2 Academy.

l Punk poet John Cooper Clarke is at Sheff Uni.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

l Former member of Trapeze, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, legendary vocalist Glenn Hughes is at Buxton Opera House.

l Tigertailz and Eureka Machines rock out at the O2, Sheff.

l You And What Army, Under The Influence, Redemtion, From The Get Go and Hero Of The Day tag team Sheffield’s Corporation.

l Polarsets are at Sheffield’s Forum.

l Olly Murs plays Sheff City Hall.