Well, the Nottingham music scene proves itself once again. This week, we just couldn’t pick three top gigs, cos there was clearly four standouts. There’s plenty of awesomeness for Notts music lovers this week!


This Friday sees THE SWIINES return to Rescue Rooms main hall, for one heck of a show, with an awesome support lineup too.

Kicking things off we have the beautiful Folk sounds of CEDRIC PETERS. A delicate performer with some of the most touching, heartfelt tunes you’ll hear. If you want more of an idea what to expect, keep an eye out for his Future Session which goes live tomorrow! Following, on a slightly different vibe we have GEORGIE, who will be bringing their Americana styley tunes to the RR stage. With some wicked tunes and awesome musicianship, GEORGIE have quite a show in store for ya. Finally, before headliners THE SWIINES take to the stage, we have the HUGE sounds of JUST JAMES, who bring Electro-Rock which is bound to get the party started big time!

THE SWIINES are an incredible live band. Bringing proper Rock n Roll swagger, some sick riffs and bags of catchy tunes. If you’ve never seen ‘em before, you’re in for a right treat. After supporting the Bugg on some of his tour dates earlier in the year, this is the perfect way for ‘em to round off a wicked 2014. And we reckon there’s a good chance of them selling it out too!

Price: £8 ADV
Doors: 6:30pm


Next up on the Nottingham gig circuit this week is Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, bringing you a mash-up of Notts most prolific wordsmiths showcasing 32 of their best bars over classic old school beats, all chopped up by EARLYBIRD on MPC!

Spitting some bars at Market Bar on Friday are 2TONE, BRU-C, CAN B, CAPPO, GARTON, J.DOT, J.GOLD, JUGA-NAUT, KARIZMA, STAN CROOK-ED, VANDAL SAVAGE, WARIKO and YOUTHORACLE. All for just five squid. That is the very definition of value for money!

Price: £5 ADV
Doors: 10pm


Friday evening at The Corner will showcase some of Nottingham’s finest musical youth talent as the YMCA Young Creatives put on a night full of music performances, film showings and more.

There will be a collective of live performances from Nottingham’s young and upcoming. Get ready for an explosion of new talent ranging from MCs to instrumentalists from new kids on the block TIARA & AVANA, DANIEL ASHLEY, ANIQUA, KEZZ, KAY JAY, D DOT, NIKITA, SHAAN, ADEE and SNOWY. Get ready to hear these names more in the future! Headlining is the mini Falade – Miss IAMSTARZ with some moving atmospheric indie to end the evening.

Price: FREE
Doors: 7pm


Sunday night you can catch KAGOULE, BLUEBIRD and MANNEQUIN playing an extra special Xmas show celebrating the fun and eventful year each of them have had. Each band will be playing 40 min sets which will be filmed and multitracked. So why not get in the festive mood and celebrate with them for this extra special show all for free at the radical DIY venue Stuck On A Name Studios! Bring your own booze and join the party…

Band members Jake, Curt, Brad and Josie from BLUEBIRD will kick things into gear with some Alt-Math/Emo. Described as ‘A punk rock band which knows too many chords and time signatures’ and their band interests being ‘Pear juice, Cheetos and all things herbal’… who’d have thought the unique outcome would consist of heavy guitar tones, melodic interludes and some gritty dynamic power-driven vocals!

Up next is the latest band we’ve had in for a future session which will be out in January 2014 – prepare yourselves for some heavy sounds of Ben, Joe and Sid from MANNEQUIN! Described as ‘Enjoyable chaos’ by LeftLion, these guys will definitely bring a set of intense riffage, face melters, and angsty vocals. Session due out Jan 12th!

Headlining the show are the cool cats from KAGOULE for whom, needless to say, 2014 has been their ultimate year! From an incredible summer playing the BBC introducing stage at Glastonbury, singing to Earache Records and supporting some big names around the UK. Imagine how epic 2015 is going to be for them! Catch em in this intimate venue whilst you still can, it’ll be arenas one day.

Price: FREE
Doors: 7pm

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