Nottingham Gig Guide: January 2018

Nottingham is a hotbed of musical talent and diversity, who says that January is a quiet month for live music is clearly a fool! Below, we preview some of the tastiest looking gigs occurring in the city this December. Look out for ticket links below!

06/01 – Taco Hell – The Bodega

Billed as their ‘Super Sad Farewell Show,’ it is clear that Taco Hell return to a spiritual home to finish their short but critically acclaimed existence as a band. Their 2017 self released debut album ‘Bad At Being Average’ is in many ways the perfect epitomisation of their sound.

It is sad to see the band come to an end, in a parallel universe they may have achieved far more. It is at least clear that the Dreamo punx band are going to head out on a high!



18/01 – To Kill A King – The Bodega

To Kill A King have existed for a while now, it is somewhat of a fortunate surprise to catch them in smaller venues such as Nottingham’s Bodega. For fans of bands such as the National, the now London based band are soon to release new album ‘The Spiritual Dark Age.’

Described as a story of being single, anger and loneliness, its title track emphasises a certain amount of hope through sound and lyric. This is clearly one not to be missed!



24/01 – The Night Cafe – The Bodega

The Night Cafe are a fine example of Liverpool’s exciting music scene. Latest single “Mixed Signals” is very much a summer anthem which has already accumulated over 1.6 million listens on Spotify.

They’ve come a long way since the release of debut single “Addicted” in 2015, now boasting far more maturity in both sound and lyrics. They evoke an infectious, disco-like atmosphere which most modern bands struggle to replicate.



28/01 – Beat The Streets – Various Local Venues

Nottingham’s Homeless Crisis is ever-growing. In what is set to be a ferocious winter, ‘Beat The Streets’ aims to put a stop to such a horrid issue. A stellar line up of local bands have come on board to fundraise in aid of the homeless on 28 January 2018.

Occurring across numerous central city venues, local bands such as Sleaford Mods, Ferocious Dog, The Invisible Orchestra, Lawnmower Deth, Rolo Tomassi, Kagoule and Eyre Llew will all be performing live on the day. An impressive array of genres will also act as a celebration of the city’s evolving music scene.

Other confirmed acts include Georgie, Tusk, Nina Smith, Vigilantes, Super Furniture, Lisa Hendricks, Rob Green, Jimi Mack, Nactus Kunan, Brown Lion Zoo, Crosa Rosa, Brad Dear Band, Bone Cult, Babe Punch and Ashfields.

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31/01 – Will Varley – Rescue Rooms 

Bristish folk singer Will Varley has been a regular in Nottingham for many year’s now, his 5th studio album ‘Spirit Of Minnie’ sees its release just a week after which will be a memorable Rescue Rooms gig.

Now with a full backing band and over seven years worth of studio experience, Varley’s live set will be something quite incredible. Expect tracks such as “Seize The Night” and “King For A King,” already live favourites amongst a now adoring fan base.



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