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Nottingham has seen its fair share of touring musicians in its city with plenty of live music venues providing a rich history of live music.

Rock City

One venue that is packed with decades of history hosting some of the greatest names in rock is the aptly named ‘Rock City’. Looking back David Bowie, The Smiths, Iron Maiden, Guns and Roses, Nirvana and Oasis have all taken stage at the venue firmly placing it as the place to go. With a reputation of providing upcoming bands as well as iconic club nights, live music is firmly alive here. In a rare video interview David Bowie explains why he enjoys playing concerts in smaller venues like the Rock City, describing how the stage dynamics change when playing to a small audience.

The Bodega

Take the word of locals and students, if you want to catch a glimpse of talent before they become stadium performers and festival headliners - ‘The Bodega’ is the venue to hang. Back in the day many lucky gig goers caught Arctic Monkeys, Kate Nash and The Libertines here. A variety of genres are rife in the scene here, ensuring there is something for everyone, offering different genres each night ranging from metal/rock, ska, country and goth.

Rock City Gigs

03/09/2019 - Skunk Anansie
04/09/2019 - Whitfield Crane
14/09/2019 - The Ruffs
20/09/2019 - Nova Twins
21/09/2019 - Collateral + Piston
27/09/2019 - Static-X
28/09/2019 - Emma Ruth Rundle
30/09/2019 - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
03/10/2019 - Red Rum Club
03/10/2019 - Reverend & the Makers
04/10/2019 - Helmet
05/10/2019 - Amber Run
08/10/2019 - The Night Cafe
10/10/2019 - The Rasmus
11/10/2019 - The Psychedelic Furs
15/10/2019 - The Cult
17/10/2019 - Skating Polly + She Makes War
17/10/2019 - The Selecter
18/10/2019 - Gary Numan
19/10/2019 - Night Moves

The Bodega Gigs

27/08/2019 - Steve Gunn
28/08/2019 - Press Club
31/08/2019 - Zoe Konez
05/09/2019 - Lincoln Durham
10/09/2019 - Vola
14/09/2019 - Will Joseph Cook
17/09/2019 - FUR
18/09/2019 - Johnny Lloyd
23/09/2019 - Plastic Mermaids
24/09/2019 - Felix Rabin
25/09/2019 - The Howl & The Hum
30/09/2019 - whenyoung
01/10/2019 - Jess and the Bandits
02/10/2019 - House of Pharaohs
03/10/2019 - Thousandfurs
04/10/2019 - Reflekter
05/10/2019 - Coco and the Butterfields
06/10/2019 - Ralph Pelleymounter
07/10/2019 - Bess Atwell
08/10/2019 - The Murder Capital