Chvrches @ Rock City

Tristan Phipps/ February 13, 2019

Glaswegian trio ‘Chvrches’ going out on tour again was something I was very much looking forward to. Not only was this a band I’d witnessed put on lively, fun, buoyant sets at both Reading and Citadel – but for the first time in my history of gig-going, I would be attending two dates on the same tour.  So, on Thursday,

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John Grant @Rock City 05/02/2019

Sadie Agg/ February 8, 2019

As I reflect on my experience finally seeing John Grant at Rock City, I am honestly still lost for words. Grant was dramatic, eccentric and commanding; a true virtuoso. Arriving a little after 8:30, I grabbed myself a Red Stripe and found myself a suitable spot at the front. Although the cluster of over excited 40 year olds that surrounded

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Gorgon City @Rock City 02/02/2019

Lucy Gray/ February 5, 2019

When it comes to throwing one hell of a party, full of deep house splendour and endless grooves, Gorgon City are true experts in the field. There was a different atmosphere at this gig than others I have been too – as soon as I walked in, you could tell everyone’s energy and bodies were captivated by the deep house

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Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers @Rock City 24/01/2019

Andre Arrache/ February 4, 2019

Hobo Johnson played a stunning, unpredictable set last week for a big crowd at Rock City. As soon as the lights went out, The Lovemakers were facing the crowd and we were all looking for the man himself, who showed up onstage just when his part in “Romeo & Juliet” came in, causing a big surprised roar in the audience.

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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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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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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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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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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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