Situated on Infirmary Road on the relative outskirts of the city centre, the George IV pub as a hotbed of gigs during the 80s & 90s. Bands of all genres played in the spacious, slightly gloomy upstairs room, but it is perhaps best remembered for the less conventional acts such as The Negatives, Clock DVA, Stunt Kites, I’m So Hollow, Comsat Angels and Artery. For a while it hosted the Blitz Club.

One infamous gig was Sheffield prog legends Haze, whose bassist Chris McMahon played a bass with fireworks attached and nearly set fire to his Santa beard!

Please share any memorabilia about this venue and add any missing gigs.

 

Venue : George IV (297 entries)
bandsupportdatevenuetown
Veiled ThreatClock DVA26/02/1979George IVSheffield
Iím So HollowOpening night27/11/1979George IVSheffield
Clock DVA06/12/1979George IVSheffield
Salon Graph11/12/1979George IVSheffield
ArteryShy Tots18/12/1979George IVSheffield
Stunt KitesRepulsive Alien08/01/1980George IVSheffield
Urban Tech15/01/1980George IVSheffield
Vendino PactAn Alien Heat22/01/1980George IVSheffield
They Must Be Russians29/01/1980George IVSheffield
Y05/02/1980George IVSheffield
The Comsat AngelsRed Zoo09/02/1980George IVSheffield
The Negatives12/02/1980George IVSheffield
Clock DVANaked Pygmy Voles19/02/1980George IVSheffield
Veiled Threat26/02/1980George IVSheffield
Stunt KitesThe Last Fllght04/03/1980George IVSheffield
I'm So HollowThe Corridor11/03/1980George IVSheffield
The Comsat Angels18/03/1980George IVSheffield
Artery25/03/1980George IVSheffield
Vice VersaCharlie Collins & Roger Quail27/03/1980George IVSheffield
Vice Versa01/04/1980George IVSheffield
Hobbies of TodayThe Provissionals08/04/1980George IVSheffield
The Provissionals08/04/1980George IVSheffield
Stranger Than Fiction Mini Pops15/04/1980George IVSheffield
Mini Pops15/04/1980George IVSheffield
De Tian22/04/1980George IVSheffield
Vendino Pact29/04/1980George IVSheffield
Vice VersaFatales (pulled out of it)06/05/1980George IVSheffield
The Expelairs13/05/1980George IVSheffield
Richard Strange27/05/1980George IVSheffield
The Musical Janeens03/06/1980George IVSheffield
Musical Janeens03/06/1980George IVSheffield
Glory Anne CarrierreMustang / John Aston09/06/1980George IVSheffield
Ludus 17/06/1980George IVSheffield
DiseaseNew Model Soldier24/06/1980George IVSheffield
The FatalesNapalms / Mark Mywords08/07/1980George IVSheffield
FatalesNapalms / Mark Mywords08/07/1980George IVSheffield
Artery15/07/1980George IVSheffield
City Limits17/07/1980George IVSheffield
Razzem22/07/1980George IVSheffield
Sexual LotionLast Blitz Club gig is 24/07/1980George IVSheffield
Mini Pops05/08/1980George IVSheffield
An Alien HeatVena Cava / New Model Soldier19/08/1980George IVSheffield
Still Earth24/09/1980George IVSheffield
VixenOverride29/10/1980George IVSheffield
Seventh Son04/11/1980George IVSheffield
Alibi11/11/1980George IVSheffield
The Madison Blooze Band12/11/1980George IVSheffield
Madison Blooze Band12/11/1980George IVSheffield
I'm So Hollow27/11/1980George IVSheffield
Clock DVA06/12/1980George IVSheffield
Salon Graph11/12/1980George IVSheffield
Haze16/12/1980George IVSheffield
Oakenshield13/01/1981George IVSheffield
Weller Spring Quartet21/01/1981George IVSheffield
Victor Brox & No Charge28/01/1981George IVSheffield
Kenny Shaw Band with Lol Coxhill04/02/1981George IVSheffield
Gary Boyle's Kushi11/02/1981George IVSheffield
Johnny Dyani's Withdoctor's Son18/02/1981George IVSheffield
Barry Whitworth's Honest Bebop25/02/1981George IVSheffield
Level Crossing25/03/1981George IVSheffield
Stan Tracey Quartet01/04/1981George IVSheffield
Red Shift08/04/1981George IVSheffield
KyleKeddie Sextet15/04/1981George IVSheffield
John EtheridgeRic Sanders Band13/05/1981George IVSheffield
Spirit Level20/05/1981George IVSheffield
The Empty Bed Blues Band27/05/1981George IVSheffield
Empty Bed Blues Band27/05/1981George IVSheffield
Quorom10/06/1981George IVSheffield
Sweetfire 17/06/1981George IVSheffield
Pulp10/08/1981George IVSheffield
The Injectors16/08/1981George IVSheffield
B-Troop23/08/1981George IVSheffield
Pulp30/08/1981George IVSheffield
The Mirror Crack'd 03/09/1981George IVSheffield
KievKelham Island06/09/1981George IVSheffield
The Mirror Crack'd 10/09/1981George IVSheffield
PulpKiev and Nervous Energy25/09/1981George IVSheffield
Repulsive AlienSociety's Victims04/10/1981George IVSheffield
Ian Carr's Nucleus07/10/1981George IVSheffield
Infa RiotRough Copy08/10/1981George IVSheffield
DiseaseKiev11/10/1981George IVSheffield
Gordon Cruikshank Quintet14/10/1981George IVSheffield
The Mirror Crack'dNervous Energy / Mark Mywords18/10/1981George IVSheffield
C2O Blues Band21/10/1981George IVSheffield
I-Scream BrothersPulp/25/10/1981George IVSheffield
Loose Change28/10/1981George IVSheffield
New Model SoldierHula01/11/1981George IVSheffield
Hannibal Marvin PetersonDon Weller Quintet04/11/1981George IVSheffield
The Neutral Stars05/11/1981George IVSheffield
Neutral Stars05/11/1981George IVSheffield
Vena CavaPantomorfic08/11/1981George IVSheffield
The Mirror Crack'd 10/11/1981George IVSheffield
Sensible ShoesMark Mywords/B Troop15/11/1981George IVSheffield
Frank WrightLouise Mohozo Band18/11/1981George IVSheffield
The FatalesCoil22/11/1981George IVSheffield
FatalesCoil22/11/1981George IVSheffield
Second PhaseStraight Ahead Band / Fifth Flight25/11/1981George IVSheffield
Geneva26/11/1981George IVSheffield
The InjectorsDebar / Societyís Victims29/11/1981George IVSheffield
Gordon BeckAlan Holdsworth 402/12/1981George IVSheffield
Rough CopySocial Security06/12/1981George IVSheffield
Edge09/12/1981George IVSheffield
Quite UnnervingNervous Energy / Vacant Lust13/12/1981George IVSheffield
Dick Heckstall-SmithNo Mystery16/12/1981George IVSheffield
KievSpiral Visions20/12/1981George IVSheffield
The Neutral StarsLow Life27/12/1981George IVSheffield
Neutral StarsLow Life27/12/1981George IVSheffield
The Shy TotsPsychic Twist03/01/1982George IVSheffield
Shy TotsPsychic Twist03/01/1982George IVSheffield
Mortuary In WaxQuite Unnerving12/01/1982George IVSheffield
Wager24/01/1982George IVSheffield
Al CohnJoe Palin Trio27/01/1982George IVSheffield
Geneva28/01/1982George IVSheffield
In The NurseryLow Life31/01/1982George IVSheffield
Julian Bahulas Jazz Africa03/02/1982George IVSheffield
The Neutral StarsQuite Unnerving07/02/1982George IVSheffield
Neutral StarsQuite Unnerving07/02/1982George IVSheffield
Alan Hare Octet10/02/1982George IVSheffield
New Model SoldierThe Lovehearts14/02/1982George IVSheffield
OM17/02/1982George IVSheffield
AsphyxiaEmpty Bed Blues Band18/02/1982George IVSheffield
Mr Sloane21/02/1982George IVSheffield
Pulp23/02/1982George IVSheffield
Alexis Korner24/02/1982George IVSheffield
The UntouchablesRiot Squad28/02/1982George IVSheffield
Tim Whitehead's Borderline03/03/1982George IVSheffield
The Mau Maus07/03/1982George IVSheffield
Mau Maus07/03/1982George IVSheffield
Eddie Cleanhead Vinson11/03/1982George IVSheffield
Mortuary In WaxQuickies14/03/1982George IVSheffield
Ken Stubbs Line-Up17/03/1982George IVSheffield
MegalomaniaBaretta21/03/1982George IVSheffield
Victor Brox & Hellhound24/03/1982George IVSheffield
None So BlindSaz Index28/03/1982George IVSheffield
Kenny Wheeler Quintet31/03/1982George IVSheffield
Colin LazzeriniSweet Fire07/04/1982George IVSheffield
Colin LazzeriniRalph Salt Trio21/04/1982George IVSheffield
Kirlian Lens02/05/1982George IVSheffield
Harry BeckettChris McGregor Quartet05/05/1982George IVSheffield
Geneva06/05/1982George IVSheffield
Whammer Jammer09/05/1982George IVSheffield
David MurrayJohnny Dyani / Steve McCall19/05/1982George IVSheffield
Art FarmerBill Charleston Sextet26/05/1982George IVSheffield
The Empty Bed Blues Band27/05/1982George IVSheffield
Empty Bed Blues Band27/05/1982George IVSheffield
The Stacks03/06/1982George IVSheffield
The Empty Bed Blues Band10/06/1982George IVSheffield
Empty Bed Blues Band10/06/1982George IVSheffield
Bass Tone Trap18/06/1982George IVSheffield
Ice MovesElectric Donkey Bottom Biters23/06/1982George IVSheffield
The Empty Bed Blues Band24/06/1982George IVSheffield
Empty Bed Blues Band24/06/1982George IVSheffield
Satanic Rights27/06/1982George IVSheffield
Phoenix Rising01/07/1982George IVSheffield
The Stats07/07/1982George IVSheffield
Haze12/07/1982George IVSheffield
The Stats14/07/1982George IVSheffield
Quite Unnerving21/07/1982George IVSheffield
Ipso Facto04/08/1982George IVSheffield
Deeta12/08/1982George IVSheffield
Agent OrangeMark Mywords16/08/1982George IVSheffield
Haze25/08/1982George IVSheffield
Phoenix Rising 30/08/1982George IVSheffield
Flying Bears13/09/1982George IVSheffield
Y-Distinction19/09/1982George IVSheffield
Underdog23/09/1982George IVSheffield
Beat Street29/09/1982George IVSheffield
Y-Distinction06/10/1982George IVSheffield
The Quartet07/10/1982George IVSheffield
Alice Goes PopTen Men20/10/1982George IVSheffield
Bass Tone Trap21/10/1982George IVSheffield
Party Day24/10/1982George IVSheffield
Phoenix Rising02/11/1982George IVSheffield
Cloudburst10/11/1982George IVSheffield
Phoenix Rising01/12/1982George IVSheffield
Imaginary Friends02/12/1982George IVSheffield
St Christopher08/12/1982George IVSheffield
SplashSilent Running15/12/1982George IVSheffield
Quiet Life16/12/1982George IVSheffield
Haze22/12/1982George IVSheffield
Quiet Life23/12/1982George IVSheffield
Stunt Kites26/01/1983George IVSheffield
The Stats16/02/1983George IVSheffield
Insite02/03/1983George IVSheffield
Cloudburst09/03/1983George IVSheffield
Haze14/03/1983George IVSheffield
Insite17/03/1983George IVSheffield
March the Third23/03/1983George IVSheffield
Rough CopyHysteria06/04/1983George IVSheffield
Counting SheepFunction12/04/1983George IVsheffield
Deeta21/04/1983George IVSheffield
Points & Lines In Space05/05/1983George IVSheffield
Excalibur01/06/1983George IVSheffield
The Six Guns22/06/1983George IVSheffield
Aku Ake28/06/1983George IVSheffield
Lap Dingo05/07/1983George IVSheffield
Dynamic06/07/1983George IVSheffield
The Screaming Trees13/07/1983George IVSheffield
Screaming Trees13/07/1983George IVSheffield
Quasar19/07/1983George IVSheffield
Electric Funeral20/07/1983George IVSheffield
Centurions02/08/1983George IVSheffield
Dig Vis Drill16/08/1983George IVSheffield
Gypsy19/09/1983George IVSheffield
Maison RougeThe Civilians27/09/1983George IVSheffield
Lotus Cruise11/10/1983George IVSheffield
Out Of OrderUncalled 4 Blues Band26/10/1983George IVSheffield
Sapphire31/10/1983George IVSheffield
Bakkwater02/11/1983George IVSheffield
AlphaLe Posh04/11/1983George IVSheffield
Nightshift08/11/1983George IVSheffield
General Dogsbody15/11/1983George IVSheffield
Touch12/12/1983George IVSheffield
FilthQuango13/12/1983George IVSheffield
Haze18/12/1983George IVSheffield
The DementedSystematic Annexe19/12/1983George IVSheffield
Secret Noise24/01/1984George IVSheffield
Defective Turtles25/01/1984George IVSheffield
The Defective Turtles25/01/1984George IVSheffield
Bijoux01/02/1984George IVSheffield
Dragon & Son06/02/1984George IVSheffield
Le Posh20/02/1984George IVSheffield
The DementedSystematic Annex21/02/1984George IVSheffield
IDI27/02/1984George IVSheffield
Night Shift28/02/1984George IVSheffield
Veure ObsessionFuture Feature07/03/1984George IVSheffield
Haze12/03/1984George IVSheffield
Smac 19Circus Of Poets / Linda Lee Welch15/03/1984George IVSheffield
ChumbawambaD and V / Passion Killers / Systematic Annex20/03/1984George IVSheffield
FascinatorsSheffield Sax Quartet / Different Blokes22/03/1984George IVSheffield
The FascinatorsSheffield Sax Quartet / Different Blokes22/03/1984George IVSheffield
Three's a CrowdFuture Feature26/03/1984George IVSheffield
See You In VegasDenton Wilson / Leadmill Mass Choir29/03/1984George IVSheffield
Maison Rouge01/04/1984George IVSheffield
Touch02/04/1984George IVSheffield
Seventh Son04/04/1984George IVSheffield
LipserviceSMAC 19 / Sheffield Popular Theatre05/04/1984George IVSheffield
Fireflight09/04/1984George IVSheffield
King DiceGod!10/04/1984George IVSheffield
Like Ice Like Fire16/04/1984George IVSheffield
Post MortemReality23/04/1984George IVSheffield
IDI25/04/1984George IVSheffield
Harmonix30/04/1984George IVSheffield
Haze06/05/1984George IVSheffield
No EscapeMonologue Mick16/05/1984George IVSheffield
Lotus Cruise28/05/1984George IVSheffield
Elan25/06/1984George IVSheffield
FictionAku-Ake02/07/1984George IVSheffield
Maison RougeFive Year Plan06/07/1984George IVSheffield
Red Shark09/07/1984George IVSheffield
The Demented17/07/1984George IVSheffield
Snowblind18/07/1984George IVSheffield
Dangerous Rhythm06/08/1984George IVSheffield
Ik!20/08/1984George IVSheffield
TouchN'Gobola!21/08/1984George IVSheffield
Secret Noise22/08/1984George IVSheffield
The MembranesA Witness28/08/1984George IVSheffield
Tamarisk10/09/1984George IVSheffield
Snowbird19/09/1984George IVSheffield
Asylum01/10/1984George IVSheffield
Asylum10/10/1984George IVSheffield
Hi n DriConfusion Rains21/11/1984George IVSheffield
King Dice06/12/1984George IVSheffield
The FBI12/12/1984George IVSheffield
Maison Rouge21/12/1984George IVSheffield
HazeTwice Bitten23/12/1984George IVSheffield
Treebound Story16/01/1985George IVSheffield
Life House28/01/1985George IVSheffield
The Demented31/01/1985George IVSheffield
Mr Morality20/03/1985George IVSheffield
777Rococo21/03/1985George IVSheffield
Times Will ChangeCromatix28/04/1985George IVSheffield
Skin30/04/1985George IVSheffield
Treebound Story02/05/1985George IVSheffield
HazeLa Host07/05/1985George IVSheffield
Hole In The WallMiami Dolphins09/05/1985George IVSheffield
Five Year PlanRicky Marshall16/05/1985George IVSheffield
ParisGenerous Trousers23/05/1985George IVSheffield
Slikk Kixx13/06/1985George IVSheffield
The MembranesMidnight Choir17/06/1985George IVSheffield
Asylum28/06/1985George IVSheffield
Mau MausStalag 17 / Anathema / Asylum14/07/1985George IVSheffield
The Mau MausStalag 17 / Anathema / Asylum14/07/1985George IVSheffield
Blyth Power18/07/1985George IVSheffield
Elan25/07/1985George IVSheffield
The CastHectic Sceptics07/08/1985George IVSheffield
The InstigatorsD and V / Systematic Annex05/09/1985George IVSheffield
Haze08/09/1985George IVSheffield
Elan12/09/1985George IVSheffield
The Icons Of FilfthAnti-System / Systematic Annex22/09/1985George IVSheffield
The MembranesAC Temple02/10/1985George IVSheffield
Hole In The Wall16/10/1985George IVSheffield
Blyth PowerThe Dynamics14/11/1985George IVSheffield
Maison Rouge17/11/1985George IVSheffield
The Instigators18/11/1985George IVSheffield
Haze23/12/1985George IVSheffield
The Ex25/09/1988George IVSheffield

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