Another seven days pass and we’ve got yet another week full of awesome gigs in the Nottingham music scene. This week sees plenty of Halloween eclecticness and an EP launch!


This Halloween Wire & Wool host an eerie evening of spine tingling beats, tombstone thumping and some “live-undead” (we see what they did there) performances in the Alley Cafe’s “Marquis De Sade” graveyard. Trick or treat yourselves to a serious monster mash-up of music!

Opening the night we have super slick pianist, singer and songwriter DINO FRANCHI who will warm you up with his uplifting pop rock as he delivers an eclectic blend of soothing, sultry vocals blended with intricate piano melodies. Then the tone of the evening will take a more upbeat twist as local Rock, Swing and Ska enthusiasts CHESHIRE & THE CAT take the stage delivering some jazzy beats for you to get your super-natural skank on to!

With the adrenaline already pumping THE AFTERDARK MOVEMENT are up next. Following some recent prestigious Nottingham gigs such as performing at the Royal Concert Hall with a bloody orchestra, the high-energy, six-piece urban outfit will deliver some top quality Hip Hop, Indie Soul to get you grooving.

Once you’ve caught your breath that familiar chap TRAY ELECTRIC will bring his unique Grinding Electronica to the heads. After some exciting live performances along the sides of some big names in the industry such as Mr Switch, New Young Pony Club and many more. Expect a set that is both uplifting and reflective.

Doors: 8.30 pm


Also this Friday the lovely chaps from I’m Not From London will be hosting another Halloween infused event at The Golden Fleece complete with Apple bobbing, Jack O Lanterns, Ghooulish cocktails, horror movies and most importantly some awesome live music from some top class Nottingham bands!

The two brothers of CRIMSON GENERAL will be kick starting the night with their unique blending of high octane beats and clever use of dynamics. The duo use multi-layering of guitars which creates their individual sound self-proclaimed as a ‘Raucous Rock n Roll cacophony.’Get ready for a live show of what can only be described as ‘Dark brooding intensity’ What more could you want on Halloween?..

Local lasses Amy and Jess from the BUS STOP MADONNAS prove that us gals can make just as much noise as the boys! Bringing some classic Garage Rock in your direction. If you fancy heavy distortion, gutsy vocals, raw riffs and plenty of raw punk infused bliss then these ladies will give you exactly what you want.

And finally the lads from THE DAMN HEAVY will bring to the stage something.. well.. damn heavy… The four piece have gained a reputation as what can only be described as some of the dirtiest, rowdiest blues band to grace the stages of Nottingham city centre. They take influences from Punk, Garage, and Soul that when blended together with Blues and some strong personalities creates a concoction of sweaty, drunken beautiful music that is pure Rock n’ Roll!

Doors: 8.30pm


And finally Nottingham’s favourite Zimbabwean BLESSING MAGORE plays his biggest gig to date this Friday at the Nottingham Playhouse hosted by Cultural Vibrations. After what has already been an exciting 2014 for Blessing, this event is the launch of his debut EP ‘Love Revolution’. As another huge talent to sprout out of the legendary CRS studios, Blessing has been creating a musical fusion of Afro-Funk Reggae within the Notts music scene with unique influences of Samba, Zouk, RnB, Jazz, and Pop. Sublime songwriting with a positive message and backed by one of the happiest live bands, he has been described as the ‘Jimmy Cliff of Nottingham’. So get your dancing shoes on and spread the love revolution!

Price: £9 OTD/ £7 Concession
Doors: 8pm

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

TRANSPARANCY DECLARATION: Our intern Katey is in BLESSING MAGORE’S band, however, we genuinely believe it is one of the best gigs going off in Notts this week.