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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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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DMA’s @O2 Academy Leicester 12/12/2018

Lucy Gray/ January 3, 2019

Having seen DMA’s this year already, I thought that feeling of seeing them for the first time was lost. However, it seems DMA’s have a special knack for getting a crowd going! A strong opener to the gig with “Play It Out”; a familiar guitar riff to start that had any previous DMA’s listeners shouting the lyrics at the top

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You Me At Six @Rock City 09/12/2018

Alana McKenna/ December 12, 2018

Following an exciting year in which their sixth album, ‘VI’, was released, English rock band You Me at Six’s debut album ‘Take Off Your Colours’ also had its 10-year anniversary. Shortly after ‘VI’ was released, YMAS headed out for the ‘Take Off Your Colours’ anniversary tour, which concluded at our very own Rock City with a sold-out show. The hype

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 10/12/18

Abby Clarke/ December 11, 2018

Last night was The Mic’s last acoustic rooms of the year before the Christmas break, and it did not disappoint. Accompanying the usual great standard of live performance was a back drop of Christmas decorations, a tree and on top of the all-night happy hour, Rescue Rooms are also doing a different drinks deal each day in December. Kicking off

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Don’t Forget Rupert headline The Bodega for their final show of the year

Abby Clarke/ December 8, 2018

Nottingham based indie-rock band Don’t Forget Rupert headlined the Bodega last night for their last show of the year, managing to sell it out just under a day before. They were supported by Ava Saint and For the Girl, also both from Nottingham, and succeeded in performing an explosion of a homecoming show. Ava Saint kicked things off with an

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Blossoms @Rock City 05/12/2018

Alex Barston/ December 7, 2018

Before the arrival of Blossoms, you would be forgiven for thinking the best thing to come from Stockport was the road to Manchester, however the quintet has put the town firmly on the music map with their synth led indie rock style. Such is the rise of Blossoms that they have Liverpool favourites The Coral supporting them at a homecoming

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