ALICE ROBBINS. Photo Credit: Lucy Robbins.

STOP PRESS: FRAZER QUINN has had to pull out of Monday’s show.

Now the clocks are going forward, it leaves you no excuse to not get yourself down to three great gigs happening this week. There’s a single launch at Acoustic Rooms, a celebration of Notts at The Maze and some Folky goodness at Sobar.


Not only is Monday International Whisky Day (get your glasses and cigars at the ready), it is also the launch of ALICE ROBBINS single ‘Hope is a Walking Dream’ at Acoustic Rooms. The West Bridgford gal, who you might know as SAL, has a voice that will send shivers down your spine. Good job you’ll have that whisky to warm you up, ey.

You can also catch FRAZER QUINN coming from Long Eaton. He’ll be bringing you Indie Folky Blues, perfect to sip your Whisky to. You might have caught him play last week at CAMERON SINCLAIR HARRIS’ EP launch. If you didn’t, there are no excuses this time.

You can also catch Rory Cannon from Doncaster and Dan Wright from Leicester.

Rescue Rooms
Monday 27th March
Price: Free
Doors: 4pm (First act on at 8.15pm)


This week’s Notts in a Nutshell sees WEEKEND ON MERCURY take to the Maze stage. The band formed in 2015, taking influence from everything 90s (although probs not the Spice Girls), expect some explosive energy.

You can also catch CROOKED SMILE, who will be celebrating their first gig in bloody ages! They’ll be bringing tons of enthusiasm, and all the Rock & Roll  goodness ya could ever ask for to the Maze Stage.

Bittershax and Angry Grandad from Derbyshire will also be playing.

The Maze
Tuesday 28th March
Price: £3
Doors: 7.30pm


I’m Not From London and Sobar present Wire and Wool this Friday. There’ll be comedy, shorts, poets and visuals for you to discover.

Alongside all of that, you can catch PUTIN AND THE DOLPHIN. As well as having possibly the best (and strangely thought-provoking) band name out there, the two best friends can harmonise like no other, only adding to the depth of their beaut lyrics.

THE EDI JOHNSTON BIT will be playing some of his hilarious and clever songs, that are sure to give you a good giggle. He’s got songs about Trump and making crucial life decisions using Rock Paper Scissors. And tea. There’s a great song about tea. 

Friday 31st March
Price: Free
Doors: 6pm

Yours In Love of New Music,
Katie Beard x

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