TOP 3 GIGS – Week Beginning 21st March 2016

Photo: Opaluwah Photography

The Easter Bunny isn’t just bringing you a hella ton of chocolate. This year he’ll be bringing you a load of gigs too, you lucky sods. There’s a headline show at The Hockley Arts Club, a Hip-Hop celebration at Rough Trade and a Springtime Bonanza at the Free Seasons.

TUESDAY

GEORGIE is back in her homeland this week after supporting our very own JAKE BUGG at his four London shows last week. The Mansfield gal signed to Columbia Records is in the middle of her seven date UK tour, showing her country twanged West Coast American style to the rest of the nation. She’s just released an acoustic version of her track ‘This Ain’t Heaven’ so if you can’t wait till Tuesday, you know where to go.

RYAN FARMER will be bringing his “tales of whisky, women and worry” in his modern take on Americana. The gravelly vocal of Ryan combined with his soulful guitar create raw bluesy country that sound like they come from the other side of the Atlantic.

Fresh from the release of his ‘Oh, My Heart’ EP three weeks ago JAMIE MOON is back on stage supporting Georgie. His upbeat Acoustic Folk infused with beautiful melodies is sure to have ya swooning all over the place.

Hockley Arts Club
Tuesday 22nd March
Doors: 7pm
Tickets: £4

SUNDAY

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop (CSWS) are back on Sunday to celebrate all things Hip-Hop for an Easter Special. Not only is there a ton of live music, there’s a load of DJ sets, great food and film screenings happening throughout the day. And if that wasn’t good enough for you, you can also get your trainers customised (fancy stuff, eh?).

EARLY BIRD will be providing the beats on his MPC machine. Member of Educated Foolz, J LITTLES will be showcasing his slick sound and wordsmithery. He recently released his debut music video for ‘The System’ on SBTV, it’s definitely one to check out. With over 200,000 YouTube views, plays on Radio 1Xtra for Mistajam GARTON is becoming a bit of a Hip-Hop veteran. He just released his latest EP ‘When You Know What’s Real’ on SoundCloud, so check that out. 16 year old LIA WHITE will be bringing along her beautiful soulful voice. She’s been putting up covers on YouTube for just over a year now, so we can’t wait to hear some original stuff. POTENT C, CRIMINAL DIPLOMACY and A-DEE will also be performing.

Rough Trade
Sunday 27th March
Doors: 1pm
Tickets: Free

SUNDAY

BadtimeforBonzo’s Springtime Bonanza (bet you can’t say that three times quickly) is happening at Free Seasons on Easter Sunday and there are countless Notts acts performing throughout the day across two stages.

THE DAMN HEAVY are headlining the event next Sunday. They will make you want to sip your sorrows away, nursing a rather large whisky to the sound of their Soul, Garage, Stoner Rock influenced Blues. THE HIJINKS will take you on a Funk Odyssey laden with Psychedelic Blues. They only played their first gig last month but they’re already sounding awesome. The super cool, been in NME, (not quite, but almost) all girl BABE PUNCH are playing on Sunday. Bringing Alternative Rock drenched with Grunge and Punk influences, layered with rough but refined riffs and angsty lyrics. Check out their Future Session for a taste of what to expect. You can catch the Psychedelic Funk, 70’s Soul inspired Rock band SUBWAY CIRCUS. The four-piece released their debut EP ‘All Alone’ last year after forming back in 2011. Four-piece, THE MITHERED will be performing their 90s inspired Indie Rock. Expect contagious choruses and infectious hooks (you may need to find a doctor too). THE SHERWINS come from all across the country but have found their home in Notts. The five-piece take their own individual music tastes and have amalgamated them together to make their own unique and varying sound. THE CHASE will also be performing. They formed back in 2007 when most of the band hadn’t even reached double figures in age. Their nine years together has led them to create super tight Indie Rock & Roll that you won’t want to miss.

On the outside stage you’ll be able to catch HOLLY TAYLOR GAMBLE, JINDA BIANT BLUES, GUISEPPE VENTURINO, EVIE MARLOW and DANIEL ISON. What more could you ask for on a sunny (hopefully) Easter Sunday?

Free Seasons
Sunday 27th March
Doors: Music from 4pm
Tickets: £4 adv, £6 otd

Yours in Love of New Music,
Katie Beard x

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