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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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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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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RAT BOY@ Rock City 08/11/2018

Bethan Fletcher/ November 12, 2018

Rat Boy has managed to strike the perfect balance between indie rock and hip-hop creating a sound like no other before him, connecting with and forming a large audience of teens/twenty somethings. He hit up Rock City last Thursday for the ‘Dumb and Confused’ tour. Upon arriving at Rock City, there was already a queue of fashionably dressed youngsters readily

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Toots and the Maytals@ Rock City 24/10/2018

Megan Greener/ November 5, 2018

Highlights: “Monkey Man” & the guy overcome with so much excitement he simply had to charge the stage and hand the band an ‘I Love You’ note (received with a smile from Toots himself). Toots and the Maytals, undoubtedly one of the most influential reggae bands of all time, graced the stage of Rock City this October as part of

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Rolo Tomassi@ Rescue Rooms 30/10/2018

Sean Hubbard/ November 3, 2018

Rolo Tomassi’s Halloween Rescue Rooms show was a late one, with doors not opening until 8 PM, and the band themselves not gracing the stage until 10:45 PM, however the late hour did not dampen the energy of the band or the crowd, who had mostly embraced the Halloween spirit, with the entire band decked out in corpse paint, and

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Richard Ashcroft@ Rock City 29/10/2018

Alex Melnikov/ November 3, 2018

On the 29th October, Richard Ashcroft, formerly of Britpop band The Verve, brought his Natural Rebel tour to a sold-out Rock City. He’s hit the headlines recently while promoting his newest album, ‘Natural Rebel’, not for the album itself, which received mixed reviews, but for his controversial TV appearances on Soccer AM and BBC Breakfast. I got the sense going

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