Dot to Dot, Nottingham, 29.05.16

It’s Sunday, Spring Bank Holiday Weekend. What better way to spent it than turn up to an indie music festival in the midst of Nottingham City Centre. The best thing about this festival is the urban setting. All the venues are fairly close together and are incredibly varied, from the DIY intimacy of the upstairs stage of Spanky Van Dykes to the arty, open-spaces of the Rough Trade Record Store. Also, unlike the big, wide open spaces of most countryside music festivals in which the impact of the music can get a little bit lost, you are always close to the action at Dot to Dot.

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Lonely The Brave, Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 19.11.2015

Reviewed by James Lavender

Readers, rather than giving you the usual review of a performance, I thought I would try something a bit different. Lonely The Brave had taken their latest tour to The Rescue Rooms, and supporting them were supported by heavy, rock riffers Black Peaks. Apart from the music, there was something which really struck me about the two bands, and that was the stage-presence of their lead singers. Continue reading