It was one of the strangest twists of fate that put me with photographers Anthony May, Sean Larkin and George David Ellis at Nottingham’s Rock City on the 31st of March. He said: "I have seen so many artists here and have always aspired to play on the stage. Rock City, Nottingham 19 January 2017. Rock City is widely regarded by many bands as the greatest venue in the world, and it was also the venue of the half way point of Lower Than Atlantis’s latest UK tour.. With four bands on the bill, it was going to be a busy night with the first of the bands on ten minutes after the doors opened. The club features four bars spread across two rooms; the Main hall and the Basement, both of which are all-standing during gigs, with an additional room previously known as The Rig operating separately since … Norfolk alt-Rockers Deaf Havana had a fairly quiet 2018 even after releasing their latest studio record, Rituals. With original keyboard player Steven Isham having passed away in 2009, the band have decided to lose the keyboards from the band and return to Rock City as a leaner, harder rock act. Shaun Ryder from the Happy Mondays told LeftLion magazine the venue had a "great crowd" but admitted his recollection of his performances over the years was a bit hazy. Despite 22 lineup changes, and the fact that almost everyone in Guns N' Roses has been fired or has fired … Pop/Rock, Indie Folk, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock John Parr 1970s - 2010s From game-changing indie and radical psych, to searing folk singer-songwriters and exuberant collectives, it’s an … 261 Rock Bands in Nottingham to request a quote from. Emerging musicians and bands from Nottingham: a Pink Wafer guide With a spirit of rebellion dating back centuries, it’s fitting that Nottingham’s music scene is aglow with musical upstarts today. Everyone remembers their first gig at Rock City and, as a Nottingham lad, I'm no different. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. ... riding a surge of popularity and grassroots excitement that few guitar bands can boast in 2017. “People have started coming to our shows with the intention of bouncing. The roll-call of loud and intimate gigs that have taken place within Rock City’s blackened walls contains some of music’s biggest names. David Bowie, Guns N' Roses and Nirvana have all performed there, earning it a reputation as a leading music venue. The magazine said Axl Rose, of Guns N' Roses, was another big name to have left his mark. image caption Rock City said it attracts about 500,000 people a year A Nottingham music venue said it has been targeted by criminal gangs following a large number of reported mobile phone thefts. Rock City has a place in a lot of gig goers hearts, it's a special venue. "[It's] still independent from the meddling hands of big corporate rock. ", In 1987, Public Enemy debuted rap anthem Bring The Noise in Nottingham. Having started as a showcase for the now defunct Now & Then record label through ‘Gods of AOR / The Gods’ concerts, FireFest’s inaugural show was in Bradford before moving only six months later to its adopted home at Rock City in Nottingham. The Sherlocks at Rock City Nottingham in Nottingham, ROCK CITY, Saturday, 16. In the last thirty years, Rock City Nottingham has played host to many of the biggest names in music; U2, The Pogues, Public Enemy, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, David Bowie, Megadeth and The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, Lily Allen, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys and Muse are just a few of those featured on the Rock City … Another reason I really like this album - it was made in my home city ~ Nottingham! However just 12 months on with the Rock City organisation having taken on the mantle of organising the Rockingham Festival, most if not all of the same faithful were attending another, with a similar format of three days of a mix of cult melodic rock artists from the genre’s heyday, the odd act persuaded to reform … 1989. Wednesday 13’s 'Scream Baby Scream' tour, which had recently visited Japan, was a recent visitor. Are you looking for a Rock Band in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire? 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