Indiana @ Bodega, 5/02/2014

Jess Salter/ February 26, 2014

  After having to cancel in December due to illness, Indiana rescheduled her homecoming gig to her loyal local fans, for 2 months later, bringing with her a set of striking songs, likely to cause a stir in 2014. The packed out top room of the Bodega Social club waited patiently in front of the electric blue light, behind the

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Catfish and the Bottlemen @ The Bodega, 27/10/2013

The Mic/ February 26, 2014

  They’re a band from Wales who also state they’re not from Wales and have an unnatural disdain for The Strypes. It’s fair to say that Catfish and the Bottlemen are starting to make a name for themselves whether it’s through their controversial comments or their high tempo rock songs and the lucky people in the Bodega got to witness

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UK Music Needs More Jake Buggs: Live Review @ The Royal Albert Hall

Luke Gallimore/ February 22, 2014

Live Review: Jake Bugg Live @ The Royal Albert Hall 21/2/14 After a day of hosting a song writing master class for local students, The 19 year old singer-songwriter from Nottingham took to the stage of Britain’s most prestigious venue last night for an evening of surprises, special guests and Shangri La. The night was an uncensored, explicit demonstration of

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London Grammar @ Rock City, 31/01/2014

The Mic/ February 19, 2014

  “This is a very special show for us” are the first words London Grammar’s front-woman Hannah Reid says to the crowd before telling us how the band met at UoN, and how the very venue they’re playing is one of their old haunts. Within seconds of the first song, a lengthened version of Hey Now, it becomes obvious that

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Findlay live at Spanky Van Dykes – 04/12/2013

Alex Orosa/ December 29, 2013

Only 24 hours before her performance at Nottingham’s Spanky Van Dykes, Findlay had sold out the legendary London venue the 100 Club. Three days later she would end her tour with a homecoming show at Manchester’s Sound Control. You might have forgiven a hungover Natalie Findlay, then, for not pulling out every stop for the benefit of a few dozen

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Hayseed Dixie live at Rescue Rooms – 06/11/2013

Alex Orosa/ December 17, 2013

It’s not every year that a gig lands on your birthday, especially not one this good. ‘Rockgrass’ maestros Hayseed Dixie were back for a mammoth UK tour with a riotous set of rock classics and a handful of original gems. Their energetic live shows and relentless touring have earned the quartet quite a reputation, and this performance more than lived

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Fenech-Soler Live at Rescue Rooms – 17/11/2013

Cherry Flett/ December 7, 2013

Fenech-Soler, a four-member electropop band from Kings Cliffe, return to Nottingham for the second time this year. They are promoting their new album, ‘Rituals’, after a three year gap since their first studio album, whose most well-known singles include Lies and Demons. Having just walked past a crowd of teenage girls waiting for Panic! at the Disco at Rock City,

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Public Service Broadcasting @ Rescue Rooms, 13/11/13

The Mic/ November 29, 2013

Bands are defined by their albums, their hits, their image, and their web presence… And PSB work very, very hard on this. Said by some, including the Guardian’s Alex Petridis, to be more of a concept than a band, PSB are instead the musical gift that keeps on giving. With over one hundred live transmissions in the bag, PSB’s sound

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Foy Vance @ Bodega, 24/11/13

Katie Harrison/ November 27, 2013

Northern Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance came to The Bodega to showcase his new album, Joy of Nothing, during his worldwide tour which has seen him touring widely in America and the UK and onwards to Europe. With a collection of gorgeous tracks which are alternately heart-warming and heart-wrenching, he put on one of the best gigs I have been to

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Panic! at The Disco live @ Rock City 17/11/13

The Mic/ November 26, 2013

As one of the bands which sparked my love for music out of the mainstream, seeing Panic! At The Disco was never going to be disappointing. With the very high expectations and the images built up in my mind, I was adamant not to let my thirst for an incredible gig be left unquenched. Walking into the venue I was

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