Hola comrades!

I’m back from the sunny Spain (just to rub it in) and our top three gigs this week will make you forget the awful English weather and make you excited for all those summer plans.

Cultural Vibrations will be holding four nights of music during the Neat 11 Festival starting Monday (30th).

The wonderful LIAM O’KANE will be playing this one with his strong summer vibes and heavily influenced Reggae sounds. It’ll make you forget all this rain and horrible weather we’ve been getting.

Doors: 9pm
Tickets: £5

Next, I’m Not From London bring you a humongous (well as humongous as you can be with a tiny, veggie cafe) night of Notts talent at Alley Cafe taking up the whole of the Alley (inside and out) on Thursday (2nd). Don’t say these guys never give you anything!

Indie/Jazz/Alternative band THE SABOTEURS will throw at you a diverse range of sounds keeping your ears entertained.

Acoustic singer MEBEROB will leave you all with smiles on your faces from his gorgeous guitar playing and distinctive, beautiful vocals.

Nottingham six-piece JUST JAMES will provide plenty of noisy Electro that will pump through your veins and make you dance your ass off.

Next, the lovely ALEXA HAWK will play some mellow, Acoustic melodies that relax the mood and give you a chance to get your breath back.

ANDY WHITTLE, another Acoustic singer/songwriter will carry on those calm vibes and stunning vocals that will take you away to a dream land.

KNIFECUTTER can’t be found on the net but INFL describe them on their event page as: “Two piece powerhouse, in your face grunge.” Oh so now I understand.

And finally SYD RHYTHM will play some Experimental/Alternative that sounds different, but a good different. Hard to describe his sound, so you’re best to check him out for yourself.

Doors: 8.30pm
Tickers: FREE!

And finally Farmyard presents another awesome night at Jam Cafe on Friday (3rd).

I saw MARBLE a year and a half ago now and they were so slick, so smooth and so Jazzy that you’d be mad to miss them! Particularly in such an intimate venue!

NAHLA RAE is an exciting talent to come out of Nottingham. She has such a stunning voice that you will be mesmerised into silence.

Doors: 8pm
Tickets: FREE!

Yours in love of new music.