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Pierce the Veil vs Sleeping With Sirens @ Rock City, 07/04/15

Jason Powell/ April 12, 2015

Never before have I seen the queue line go round the block for Rock City, nor have I seen teenage fan girls get excited over quite such small things, such as their screaming when the bouncers started letting people in. But this was to be expected, two very popular bands were playing, to say I wasn’t also excited would be

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Lonelady @ Rough Trade, 24/03/2015

Kelly Beestone/ March 30, 2015

When Rough Trade Records opened a store in Nottingham earlier this year, the city knew they would be treated to a wealth of new artists arriving to showcase their talent. And tonight is no exception. Although the venue is small, there is an enthusiastic crowd gathering to greet Lonelady (aka Julie Campbell) tonight. And she doesn’t disappoint. Launching straight in

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Amaranthe @ Rescue Rooms, 21/03/2015

Jason Powell/ March 30, 2015

Being heavier than the usual gigs I attend, I wasn’t sure what this was going to turn out like. But damn, the bands and the Rescue Rooms didn’t let me down! Starting the night was Finnish glam metal band Santa Cruz. This band impressed me quite a lot with the vocalist’s large and high vocal range and the guitar solos.

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Lonely The Brave @ The Bodega, 09/03/2015

Samuel Adams/ March 24, 2015

In a place like Bodega you are always going to get a real feel for what a band is like, to have their energy seep into your skin; 9th March was no exception. With the venue absolutely rammed and a group that are really making a name for themselves, everyone in the heaving room knew that they were in for

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Papa Roach @ Rock City, 18/03/2015

Luke Matthews/ March 22, 2015

When you’ve grown up listening to a band for so long, you develop a certain level of respect for the ones that persist in making music and continue to tour around the globe.  This respect cannot easily be described; more often that not it goes unnoticed as lives grow older and busier.  Luck so had it that I received two

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Champs @ The Bodega, 18/03/2015

Emma Hulston/ March 22, 2015

Originally from the Isle of White, brothers Michael and David Champion are the make-up of Champs; an indie rock band with an old school folk/ pop vibe that will have you swaying and dancing till dusk. Finishing off their Europe tour in Nottingham’s Bodega, Champs were welcomed to a moderate yet encapsulated audience, from students to golden oldies. Their creative

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Kodaline @ Rock City, 09/03/2015

Celia-Jayne Matthews/ March 12, 2015

Opening the show, and offering an upbeat and quirky prelude to the main act of the night, were up-and-coming bands White Chalk – a beautifully arranged seven-piece group playing in the UK for the very first time – and The Mispers, a more electronic, alternative group showcasing their unusual combination of both synthesisers, a violin, and guitars. Both groups kept

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Less Than Jake & Yellowcard @ Rock City, 07/03/2015

Jason Powell/ March 9, 2015

On Saturday 7th March, Less Than Jake returned to Nottingham along with their long-time friends Yellowcard, who last played here in 2006. Rather than just watching two bands just play music on stage, this gig felt more like some groups of friends just chilling and having a laugh. This is probably one of the few gigs when you also see

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Years & Years @ Rescue Rooms, 28/02/2015

Jaisai Wongpichet/ March 9, 2015

The lights were dimmed and three men walked dutifully on to the stage. For a minute, I thought Years & Years was a moniker for a solo artist, as it wasn’t until the frontman, Olly Alexander stepped out that the room erupted into all pitch of screams. Observing the crazy crowd and all the girls waving about their hands, declaring

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Sofar Sounds Nottingham, 26/02/2015

Jaisai Wongpichet/ March 4, 2015

For those of you who are not familiar with Sofar Sounds, it’s a live music discovery community started in a tiny flat in London. The community offers a refreshing change to the usual dark, sweaty and crowded live music venues, hosting free, intimate and secret gigs in living rooms in 86 cities all over the world, and luckily, they have

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