Coasts – Paradise EP + Stay

The Mic/ October 27, 2013

Think sand and sea, sunburns and tan lines, bonfire and non-stop beach party. I will begin this with an apology. I have just discovered Coasts a few weeks ago. So, to all hipster fans out there, please do not find this delayed review of the ‘Paradise’ EP offensive. And as for the tropical bliss reference heading above, I know summer

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Goo Goo Dolls @ Rock City 16/10/13

The Mic/ October 27, 2013

After an incredible 28 years together, Goo Goo Dolls graced the stage of Nottingham’s Rock City on the 16th October, and what a show it was. Frontman John Rzeznik was fun, energetic and kept the crowd alive and buzzing. The three-piece band from Buffalo, New York, satisfied even their oldest and most devout fans, with breakthrough hits  “Name” and “Broadway”, whilst keeping their

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Jake Bugg- Slumville Sunrise

The Mic/ October 27, 2013

Since the release of his debut album last October, Nottingham’s Jake Bugg has been at the forefront of public attention and fans have been counting down the days to the release of his new single ‘Slumville Sunrise.’ Unfortunately I’m not going to be jumping on the bandwagon with this one. Yes, it’s Jake Bugg, it could never really be anyone

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Troumaca @ The Bodega 14/10/2013

The Mic/ October 23, 2013

Hailing from Birmingham, these boys have a unique sound, taking influence from some of member’s Caribbean roots, which is where the band name originates: a village on the island of St. Vincent. Caribbean vibes are clear throughout the band’s set who manage to produce a chilled out atmosphere in the Bodega, but at many moments forcing the crowd to break

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Clean Bandit @ The Bodega 20/10/13

The Mic/ October 23, 2013

  Clean Bandit have only really started to demand attention over the past couple of years, and to be honest I’d never really given them much of a chance before their last single Dust Clears, which ended up being one of the big summer tunes of 2013. However their live performance at The Bodega on the 20th October completely blew

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Pusha T – My Name is My Name

The Mic/ October 22, 2013

With over a decade of cocaine based rap songs with Clipse under his own Re-Up Records, one would initially think that Pusha T’s debut solo studio album My Name is My Name would be a regurgitation of his past records. However, a lot has changed since Pusha T decided to split from his brother and pursue a solo career. He

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Drenge @ The Bodega 12/10/2013

The Mic/ October 22, 2013

  Following a hectic few months which has seen them play Glastonbury, Reading and Later…with Jools Holland, alongside the likes of Kings of Leon and Kanye West, as well as embarking on their first headline tour in the UK, it’s fair to say that two brothers from the Peak District, more commonly known as Drenge have been pretty busy. On

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Art Brut @ The Bodega 30/09/2013

The Mic/ October 19, 2013

After announcing the departure of two members, classic rock band Art Brut have been touring around the UK celebrating what has been 10 years of making post-punk melodies with a hint of hysterical lyrics. The concert opened with the support of Keith TOTP who managed to get the multitude fired up and ready for what was going to be a

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Panic! At The Disco – Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!

The Mic/ October 18, 2013

  One thing it’s safe to say about P!ATD is that they will never churn out an album that sounds remotely similar to their last. In many ways, it’s inconsistent, but in many others the fact that Panic! have changed styles more times than you’ve had hot dinners makes for a roller-coaster listen for their dedicated fan base. The addition of Dallon

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Blue @ Rock City 13/10/2013

The Mic/ October 16, 2013

No one can deny their favourite tweenhood guilty pleasure boy band. And as you’ve probably guessed, yes, mine was Blue. I had the posters, mugs, t-shirts, just about everything a fan girl could want with a picture on. Everything except going to see them live, so I took full advantage of the chance to see them in their first show

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