Beat The Streets 2019

Abby Clarke/ January 29, 2019

Beat the Streets is a fantastic one-day music festival spread out around some of Nottingham’s historic music venues, with great acts on the line up and extra bits and pieces going on throughout the day all to help raise money to fight homelessness. This year was set to be another fun-filled day with some talented musicians playing from one in

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 28/01/19

Cameron Chadwick/ January 29, 2019

After last week’s incredible jazz night, Acoustic Rooms returned with a week truer to its name. An array of talented singer-songwriters (plus a couple of surprises) took to the stage and were welcomed by an ever-lively atmosphere. Opening the night was the innovative Josh Leverton, who wowed the crowd with a folky opener which saw him use his guitar and

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The Wave Pictures at Nottingham’s The Boat House

Sadie Agg/ January 28, 2019

When you think of a thrilling, energised gig experience, the Nottingham Boat Club does not spring to mind. This being said, this intimate, wholesome venue can guarantee a full, engaged audience of 6 Music listeners thus perfect for the talents that are The Wave Pictures. The club’s stage resembled an American proms’, juxtaposed with an audience who could be attending

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Drenge- Strange Creatures Preview/Review

Tom Evans/ January 25, 2019

Drenge’s 3rd studio album, Strange Creatures, due for release on the 22nd February is a thoroughly rambunctious affair characterised by loud, clunky guitars and an intelligent lyrical wit. It’s a record which demands your attention with a smorgasbord of sounds for your earholes: there’s the glitchy, ‘80’s-disco-gone-wrong’ bass-lines, the purgative guitar solos and vocalist Eoin loveless’ unforgiving Derbyshire twang to

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CALI Review- Debut album from Shadows Like Strangers released February 1st

Abby Clarke/ January 25, 2019

The Mic got an exclusive listen to Shadows Like Stranger’s debut album ‘CALI’ which is due to be released on February 1st, after nearly four years in the making. Shadows Like Strangers themselves are still less than a year old but the four-piece pop-punk group from Nottingham have had a successful time, ending last year supporting Lacey at Nottingham’s Rock

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Durand Jones and the Indications@ Rough Trade 19/01/2019

Daisy Carter/ January 22, 2019

Saturday night saw Rough Trade graced with the presence of Durand Jones & The Indications- a soulful five-piece from across the pond who were visiting Notts as part of a mini European tour ahead of the release of their second LP, ‘American Love Call’. The band met as students at Indiana University and originally didn’t expect to pursue music as

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 21/01/19

Abby Clarke/ January 22, 2019

Last night was a special night at Acoustic rooms because it was jazz night, with Major Ruse, a Nottingham jazz trio, performing as the main event. Going into the night I didn’t know what to expect but organiser Laurie Illingworth was really excited and promised that if it was anything like the last time Major Ruse came to play back

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 14/01/19

Abby Clarke/ January 15, 2019

Last night saw The Mic return to Acoustic Rooms at Rescue Rooms and oh wow, it was great one to start our year off with! An abundance of performers turned up to play a variety of styles of music and kept the night going until well past midnight. Starting the night off was Scott Makepeace coming all the way from

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Beat the Streets 2019 Preview

Abby Clarke/ January 14, 2019

Beat the streets returns on Sunday 27th January at multiple venues around Nottingham’s city centre. The event will host more than 80 artists and all proceeds raised will be donated to local homeless charities including Framework who provide help and support to people who spend their days on the streets. Now, with less than two weeks until the event and

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Wolverhampton four-piece “Runaway Hounds” premiere new single: “Nightlight”

Rajan Jandu/ January 4, 2019

“Runaway Hounds”, a four-piece indie-rock band from Wolverhampton, have been steadily building a following in the two years since they debuted. In that time, the two songs they have released (‘Rattlesnake’ and ‘Sophie’) have been met with great enthusiasm. As a result, and due to a coordinated social media campaign, their third single ‘Nightlight’ has dropped surrounded by a lot

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