Another seven days have passed and there’s yet another right good mix of gigs for you on the Nottingham music scene. This week sees an EP launch, a 15th birthday party (for a venue!) and an all dayer… with a barbecue!


This Thursday sees the boys from HUSKIES celebrate the release of their self-titled debut EP at The Bodega. With a knack for an incredibly catchy hook, some insanely uplifting guitar riffs and an enticingly eccentric stage presence, these lads always put on a great show, and we’re looking forward to hearing some of their new material.

They’re also kind fellas those HUSKIES lot. See, they’re not just bringing two Notts acts along with them (who we’ll talk about in a min), but they’re also running a little competition (which ends tonight), where one lucky winner will be joining…

FIELD STUDIES and MOTORMOUF. The former bring epic Ambient-Rock awesomeness, and the latter brings some serious beatboxing wizardry. Both are incredible at what they do, and they’re sure to set the vibes just right for HUSKIES.

Price: £4 ADV
Doors: 7pm


You’re in for a right treat this weekend as it’s the Bodega’s 15th Birthday bash which means two solid days of music and partying! Kickstarting the Birthday antics this Friday are soulful Pop-Rock group BITTER STRINGS who bring some effortless Rock N’ Roll to the heads. With some huge Pop melodies behind them, these boys will have you dancing into the early hours of the night… or at least until the bouncers throw you out.

Saturday afternoon offers a bit more of a chilled out vibe, if you’re recovering from the night before then you can relax to some beaut acoustic jams to take the edge off that hangover. Get ready for the crystal clear voice of Lawrence Libor from CLAY SHAPED BOY and some mellow acoustic bliss from JOSH WHEATLEY. Also catch the soothing sounds of GEORGE HOLROYD and the enchanting harmonies of MOLLY & JACK.

Saturday Night offers something slightly heavier. Expect some hard-hitting Noise Punk from WHITE FINGER who were described by Flake Records as ‘Passion sound coming slammed to work together to psychedelia splattering the undulating groove’, that should bring the Birthday fun… Also the ladies from the BUS STOP MADONNAS will be bringing some outrageous Rock n’ Roll stylings to raise the roof at the venue.

Price: Friday £8, Saturday £5
Doors: 7pm


Load of Meat returns to The Maze for its third all day festival this Sunday. Prepare yourselves for an eclectic mix of high energy bands and Acoustic acts across three stages.

Jolting things into gear on the main stage are five piece Alt-Rock group THE DEEP with some cutting guitars, compelling vox and driving rhythm. Also prepare yourself for the band that stated that their biggest influence is Mahatma Gandhi because he taught them to ‘keep it real’… apparently – BAD RAPTOR. Following we’ll have THE INVADERS who will be delivering some energetic and hard hitting Rock.

Empire 35, Rest Rooms and Further Than Forever from Derby are also performing on the main stage.

New kid on the block TUESDAY COOPER will be opening the Acoustic stage with her delicate vocals followed by the hauntingly beautiful sounds of HANNAH CLAPHAM. Up next get ready for acoustic songstresses TASH BIRD and LAUREN APRIL who will delive some uplifting Folk Pop.Then the spectacular ANDE HUNTER will be headlining the Acoustic stage with his soft Pop Rock anthems.

Opening the upstairs stage is the soft sultry voice of MATT HUMPHRIES accompanied by his melodic guitar expertise. Then JOSPEH KNIGHT will uplift you with his soulful, angelic voice backed by a bassist and percussionist. Rounding the stage off, we have BILLY REYNOLDS who returns to The Maze to deliver some compelling Acoustic Pop.

Price: £5
Doors: 4.30pm

Yours in Love of New Music,
Katey Dawson/Sam Nahirny x