Preview: Peter Hook and the Light@ Rock City 07/02/2019

Alex Barston/ February 1, 2019

British Rock royalty will be swinging into Nottingham next Thursday as former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook brings his solo band, Peter Hook & the Light to Rock City. As part of their wider tour, the band will be playing the New Order albums ‘Technique’ and ‘Republic’ in full as well as an opening set of Joy

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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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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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Preview: Bugzy Malone@ Rock City

Kathryn Long/ October 25, 2018

Mancunian born Aaron Davis, better known by his stage name Bugzy Malone, is coming to Rock City at Nottingham on November the 1st. After bursting into the indie-grime scene in 2015 with his EP ‘Walk With Me’, Bugzy collected a MOBO nomination that year for Best New Artist and 18 million views on Youtube. Since then Bugzy has followed up

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Rolo Tomassi set for heavy Rescue Rooms show

Sean Hubbard/ October 19, 2018

Rolo Tomassi are bringing their intense live show to Rescue Rooms and kicking off their headline tour on Tuesday October 30th in an event that promises to be more of an experience than a typical gig. Simply standing still and taking in frontwoman Eva Spence’s incredible contrasting vocals – from sweet singing to her harsh screams – would be experience

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Gig Preview: Nick Mulvey @Rescue Rooms

Alana McKenna/ October 8, 2018

English musician, singer and songwriter Nick Mulvey is delivering a sold-out show at Rescue Rooms on Sunday 14th October. Following shows earlier this year where Mulvey performed as a trio, he is performing solo on an 18-day run, playing shows across the UK and Ireland. Whilst Mulvey’s last album, ‘Wake Up Now’, was released in 2017, this is the first

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Preview: Jorja Smith at Rock City

Abby Clarke/ September 26, 2018

Jorja Smith, the twenty-one-year-old R&B singer from Walsall, will be performing to a sold-out Rock City on Sunday 14th October.   Having recently released her debut album “Lost and Found”, Jorja Smith is taking the album on tour around the UK, Europe and North America. With influences from the likes of Amy Winehouse and The Streets, her sound brings a

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Spector @ Bodega – Preview

Archie Banks/ March 5, 2018

London five-piece Spector are set to descend on The Bodega later this year as the lads emerge from the wilderness with new music and a new tour, but the same brilliance which has brought them success up to now. Last seen for any prolonged length of time for the ‘Tenner’ tour and stand-alone album shows at Manchester’s Deaf Institute and

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DMA’s @ Rock City: A Preview

Archie Banks/ March 5, 2018

All music fans will know that, just occasionally, there are a band who come along who you become heavily invested in. There is no real explanation for this – we all have music we like, music we don’t like, bands we go and see live, bands for when we’re upset, or getting ready for a night out. But there are

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