Rock City may be the biggest and well-known of Nottingham’s venues, but this place – a former sports bar – is my personal favourite.
Like its big brother next door, it’s split into two areas, with the main room adjoining the bar area and an upstairs room – The Red Room – for the smaller bands. This room also provides access to the balcony in the main room, allowing you to watch a band from an elevated vantage point.
The bar area is a popular haunt for students, and is an ideal pre-gig meeting place and post-gig watering hole. It’s also worth mentioning the toilets in here. The wallpaper is a semi-porny tapestry of classy nudes (it used to be proper porny when it was kitted out with pages ripped straight from porn mags!). So you can idly look up and see risqué artistry and imagery whilst you relieve yourself. So to speak…
Bands reviewed at The Rescue Rooms (listed alphabetically):
The Amazons /Amber Run / Art Brut (2009) / Art Brut (2013) / The Automatic / Blood Red Shoes (2012) / Blood Red Shoes (2010) / The Bluetones / Bombay Bycicle Club / British Sea Power / Cancer Bats / Carl Barat / Cast / Cerebral Ballzy / Circa Waves / The Clone Roses / The Crookes / Cud / The Dandy Warhols / Darlia / Delphic / Drenge / The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster / The Futureheads /Gnarwolves / Graham Coxon / Herman Dune / The Hot Rats / I Am Kloot / Idlewild / Inspiral Carpets / Jesus Jones / Joy Formidable / Kate Nash / Lightspeed Champion / Los Campesinos! / Low / Lower Than Atlantis / The Maccabees (2011) / The Maccabees (2009) / Manchester Orchestra / MC Rut / Melt Banana / My Life Story / My Morning Jacket / The New Beautiful South / One Night Only / Paul Smith and The Intimations / Polica / The Rakes / Rhodes / The Rifles / The Rumble Strips / Slaves / Sleaford Mods / Stars / Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks / Swim Deep / Therapy? / Two Gallants / The View / Vinny Peculiar/Miles Hunt / The Young Knives / Yuck
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