After a week of twenty degree sunshine and pouring rain (what the heck was that all about?!) we’re ready for seven more days of glorious live music. This week includes a Grime night at The Bodega, a bunch of loved and unplugged artists at The Loom and a ‘Mash Up Party’ band at The Contemporary.
Coming at you in full force (insert *POW* sound), Rebound #3 is back at The Bodega with one of Notts’ finest MC crews. Prepare yourself as MEZ, SNOWY, KYEZA and JDOT will UNDOUBTEDLY deliver some of the fiercest bars in Hoodtown. Having already carved their own groove in the UK Grime scene, these boys are making some huge grimey waves.
Providing the beats will be duo BeatGeeks (don’t be fooled there’s nothing speccy about these two). Having started out at Nottingham’s beloved Out Da Ville studios, Elreezy and Blenda are quickly becoming an East Midlands’ production powerhouse.
Headlining is Grime, Hip-Hop artist Big H from London and Cleveland based rapper Doey Boy.
Entry: £5 early bird, £7 standard, more otd
Live and unplugged there’s no other place to be than The Loom this Thursday to hear some raw Nottingham talent.
Headlining are the fashionable Mod looking, Beatles inspired, Alt four-piece AMULET. Having started out as duo Joe & Mike, this awesome foursome packs double the punch. Stating their set ‘should be pretty chill, bring your own Netflix’ I wouldn’t quite jump for the popcorn yet – these boys are more than just leather jackets and polo necks.
St Anns’, Rock’n’Roll All-Stars, THE CHASE, are also on the bill and it will be interesting to see what they do with an acoustic set. Recognised usually for their rocky Oasis-esque sound, will we see a more downbeat, melancholic Alex Turner-like performance? Who knows but with a noisy fan base and a performance at Rock City as an #FSN2015 finalist under their belt, you won’t want to miss it.
Bringing their unique twist of Indie to The Loom are THE YOUNG (I wonder how that will sound in 30 years). Jesse Breame’s punchy voice isn’t one to mess with and with two self-titled EPs and a string of shows to their name, neither is the band.
Sure to be sprinkling her ethereal sound is Sandiacre songstress BILLIE. We recently had her in for a Future Session – if you missed it, check it out HERE – and she enchanted the room. Billie’s haunting melodies and powerful songwriting puts her far beyond her years. Nottingham’s very own Florence Welch, this 17 year-old is the pearl to Nottingham’s clam (not sure how that sounds) and we can’t wait to see where she goes.
What do you get when you put nine young, spirited, hippy-esque musicians together? UNKNOWN ERA of course. Nottingham’s best loved Ska, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Gypsy (and whatever else you want to throw in there) mashup band are coming to the end of their UK tour and you don’t want to miss out. Described as not just bringing the party but BEING the party, this show is sure to be a knees up affair so don’t forget your dancing shoes.
Supporting is 16-year-old YouTube diva LIA WHITE. Getting over 17,000 views on a video isn’t bad but topping that off with loads of recent gigs is how to get your name out there. Lia’s naturally soulful voice is one hell of a blessing and we cannot wait to hear where that enchanting voice takes her.
Support from PhattFoxx a Reggae, Dubstep, DnB mash-up band from Derby.
Yours in Love of New Music,
Anna Butler x