Rescue Rooms

Rescue RoomsRock 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 RunArt 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 CrookesCudThe Dandy WarholsDarliaDelphicDrengeThe Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster / The Futureheads /GnarwolvesGraham Coxon / Herman Dune / The Hot Rats / I Am Kloot / IdlewildInspiral CarpetsJesus JonesJoy Formidable / Kate Nash / Lightspeed Champion / Los Campesinos! / LowLower Than Atlantis / The Maccabees (2011) / The Maccabees (2009)Manchester OrchestraMC Rut / Melt BananaMy Life StoryMy Morning Jacket / The New Beautiful South / One Night OnlyPaul Smith and The IntimationsPolicaThe Rakes / Rhodes / The Rifles / The Rumble Strips SlavesSleaford ModsStars Stephen Malkmus and The JicksSwim DeepTherapy? / Two Gallants / The View / Vinny Peculiar/Miles Hunt / The Young Knives / Yuck


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