JOEY COSTELLO. Photo Credit: Unknown

Woi oi. Apparently, we’re basically all gonna die from a mega blizzard this week, so it’s a good job we have some sick gigs to get us through init? Quite a mix this week – so grab a cuppa, and get stuck in…


You’d have thought after their mental 15th birthday at the weekend, that team Rescue would be hungover for a good few weeks – but they’re keeping the celebration vibes going on Monday – as it’s the legendary Acoustic Rooms’ eighth birthday.

And, they have a KILLER lineup to celebrate. Starting at 5:30pm w/ current host JOEY COSTELLO’s soulful Folk, the evening goes from the hilarious comedy-ukulele pop of THE EDI JOHNSTON BIT, through to the grungey awesomeness that is SCOTT BUGG AND THE VITAL FEW. And, it’s meant to go on till three in the bloody morning. Ending with a mega open mic / jam session. That’s gonna be mad in the best way.

Oh, and there’s birthday cake.

Mmmm cake.

Full line-up HERE.

Rescue Rooms
Monday 26th February
Doors: 5pm
Price: free


Speaking of Bugg’s, that Jake geezer (yes JAKE BUGG) is back in Notts this week for a solo acoustic tour. Playing the Royal Concert Hall. Probably not your usual go-to venue for our fine readers (your eyes look great today btw), but still, we’re sure Jake’s beaut voice and stunning songwriting will feel right at home here.

AND – he’s bringing fellow Notts lass GEORGIE along for the ride too. Who has got some banging new songs reader, let me tell ya. I use that word consciously too – her new songs – especially ‘Too Much TV’ is MASSIVE? An anthemic Stevie-Nicks-esque piece of pop bliss. Again – we’re sure it’ll sound awesome. 

Royal Concert Hall
Friday 2nd March
Doors: 7pm
Price: £22, but to get the last few tickets ya need to ring up the box office – 0115 989 5555


Local providers of fresh garms Alibi Clothing turn five this week, and to celebrate they’re throwing a lil shindig down at The Maze w/ a bunch of Notts’ finest.

Three stages. An upstairs acoustic stage headlined by Alt-Rockers SAY THE WORD, funnily enough, playing an acoustic set. Beaut melodies, and songs inspired by beer, pizza and Rock City – can only be a goodun.

Then there’s an acoustic downstairs stage which is headlined by the super slick popness of KATIE COOPER. Again – doing an acoustic thang, but we’re sure those super catchy choruses will be just as… erm, catchy.

And then there’s the main stage – headlined by BLACK INK. A fairly new band, but jeeez these guys sound like they’ve been doing it for ages. Headbang-inducing Metalcore, with an awesome clean vocal on the hooks. Well worth your ears, eyes, and headaches.

Full line-up HERE.

The Maze
Sunday 4th March
Doors: 5:30pm
Price: £5 adv

Yours in Love of New Music,
Sam Nahirny x