Greg Wanders @Sofar Sounds London 17/11/2018

Alana McKenna/ November 22, 2018

For anybody unfamiliar with Sofar Sounds, it is a community that was launched in 2009 (and is now present in over 400 cities around the world) which seeks to transform everyday places such as people’s living rooms into secret venues for intimate, live shows. They are events free of distraction where performers are respected, and guests feel included and appreciated.

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 19/11/18

Patrick Donnelly/ November 20, 2018

This week Rescue Rooms held another packed night of Acoustic Rooms, with the exciting addition of special guest Alexandr Misko – an amazing guitarist that impressed the whole room. Kicking off the night were the returning duo Stella and Chris with their jazzy rendition of ‘Ace of Spades’ by Motörhead. It’s clear that the duo has a lot of fun

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Bugzy Malone @Rock City 15/11/2018

Kathryn Long/ November 19, 2018

The ‘King of the North’ brought the grime scene to Nottingham’s Rock City last Thursday and completely smashed his performance; or “shut down” the whole place as Bugzy likes to put it. Arriving at the venue, people were already queueing round the whole block, dressed in their finest attire (and most people completed it with the humble bum bag), eager

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The Decemberists @ Rock City 11/11/2018

Owen White/ November 19, 2018

Indie folk staples The Decemberists brought a confident night of old favourites and some very fun if slightly clunky new material while critical darlings Hop Along stole the show as supports. By the time I arrived at Rock City for The Decemberists’ Sunday gig, their support was already half a song in. Usually this wouldn’t bother me as half a

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Tricot@ The Bodega 14/11/2018

Owen White/ November 19, 2018

Fun and thrills abound as Japanese sugar-coated math rockers Tricot descended to perform some jams equal parts charming tweeness and syncopated boot to the head. Tricot are the most intimidatingly technical band I’ve ever seen. Their ability to lock into truly alien grooves and hit musical cues that would leave many classically trained musicians scratching their heads is pretty much

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Ezra Collective@ Stealth 17/11/2018

Emilio Cruzalegui/ November 19, 2018

London jazz group Ezra Collective bring their headline tour, and the party, to Stealth for a sold-out show. From observing current trends in popular ‘mainstream’ music, it would appear at a first glance that with the dominance of pop, hip-hop and rock, jazz is presently a seriously undervalued genre. This is despite it being a style of music with plenty

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Leon Bridges@ Rock City 12/11/2018

Bethan Fletcher/ November 18, 2018

Leon Bridges brought his jazzy soul music and effortlessly smooth voice to the main stage at Rock City. Supporting Leon was fellow vocalist Amber Mark, she did a brilliant job of warming up the audience with her strong soul voice and R&B sounds. Her tunes were some great slow jam dance songs that the audience easily got behind; swaying, dancing

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The Glitch Mob@ Electric Brixton 15/11/2018

Jonny Betts/ November 16, 2018

As I massaged the results of last night’s show out of my neck, I decided on two short lists. By way of an introduction, here is a list of things that are entirely unlike a Glitch Mob show: A tranquil meadow Library etiquette Sunday afternoon at the Bowls club A gentle coastal breeze kissing the cheek of a new born

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Slaves bring the chaos to Rock City

Tristan Phipps/ November 16, 2018

Having attended the launch event ‘Acts Of Fear And Love’, an expressive yet seriously punchy record, at Nottingham’s Rough Trade in summer, I was eager to hear Slaves’ third studio album on the bigger stage. From my chat with Laurie in August, I sensed he was itching to test the album out on the country’s biggest and best venues –

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Bloxx and Vistas impress at Nottingham’s Bodega

Ben Standring/ November 14, 2018

Two of indie rock’s finest new bands rolled into Nottingham’s Bodega to deliver two mesmerising sets, adding to the hype of the rising British indie-rock scene. London four-piece Bloxx have gathered huge momentum recently with their ethereal blend of grunge and indie-rock. As they end the year with a lengthy UK headline tour, the band opted to enhance the quality

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