Tag Archives: Rock City

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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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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The Courteeners @Rock City 19/11/2018 +Interview with Zuzu

Rebecca McDonald/ November 22, 2018

As we walked into the backstage area of Rock City, we were immediately enveloped in a hug by Liverpool-based indie singer-songwriter Zuzu. Hand-picked by indie-rock hall-of-fame The Courteeners as a supporting act for their UK tour, Zuzu was everything her energetic, sassy music would suggest. We had a chance to catch up with her before the show. So how did

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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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