Bored in Nottingham and feeling like you haven’t been to a good gig for a while? Look no further, as this list should have you covered for the next month…
Black Grape – Rock City, March 16th
First up is Black Grape, a band who could be considered of legendary status. With the illustrious Shaun Ryder of Happy Mondays fame at the helm, they are bringing their brand of alternative dance mixed with Britpop to a gig at Rock City on the 16th.
Deaf Havana – Rock City, March 19th
Okay I promise not all the gigs on this list are at Rock City! Anyhow, Deaf Havana have been building a reputation for themselves since their formation in 2005, with their brand of alternative rock having propelled them to the top 10 of the UK albums charts for three consecutive albums. They’re playing on the 19th, so if you like rock make sure not to miss them!
AJ Tracey – Rock City, March 22nd
Having been releasing music as far back as 2011, AJ Tracey has made a name for himself as one of the most talented voices in grime. Touring for his debut album, AJ Tracey, which has reached number 3 on the UK albums charts powered by lead single ‘Butterflies’, the London native is not one to miss.
Anteros – Rough Trade, March 28th
Indie rock and dream pop band Anteros are ones to watch, with their debut album having just been released this month. Their punchy sound translates perfectly to a live setting, and in the intimate setting of Rough Trade will make for a great gig if you’re after some fun, danceable indie.
Lady Bird – Bodega, March 29th
A band who have the endorsement of Slaves, Lady Bird are quite like the former. Brash, anarchic punk with simple but catchy riffs combined with lead singer Don Lennols’ strong Cockney accent creates an intoxicating mix. Be sure to catch them at the Bodega if you haven’t had your punk fill.
Skepsis – Stealth, April 5th
A bit of a departure from the rest of the list, it’s time for a bit of bassline. If you’re into the UK bass scene then Skepsis is unmissable, with his honed beats and drops sure to give you a great night, especially in a club like Stealth, which is consistently rated as one of the best in Europe.
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac – Palace Newark, April 10th
Not quite the real thing, but no matter. Rumours of Fleetwood Mac put on one of the best tribute nights you’ll find around – and what better way to get yourself warmed up for the Fleetwood Mac tour this summer?
Dave – Rock City, April 15th
Another artist on the UK hip hop scene, having even collaborated with AJ Tracey before, Dave is known to give a great live show. Touring for his new album Psychodrama, with singles like ‘Funky Friday’ and ‘Black’ having done well on the charts, make sure to get yourself down to Rock City.
Circa Waves – Rock City, April 16th
Finally, for gigs to see in Nottingham, it’s Circa Waves. The Liverpool indie rock band have built up a reputation since their formation as a great band to see live. All the members of the band are at the top of their game, and anthems like ‘T Shirt Weather’ translate brilliantly live.
By Zach Harrison