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Bit late notice for this, but after going out to JT again last night, a couple of us were up for it, so thought I'd put it on! Two US artists over again and stopping by JT, and only a fiver on the door - no advance tickets. I don't imagine it will sell out, but I'm not sure. Also on here is Alex Hale, doing an abridged performance of The Ballad of Noel Edmonds, so that should be a laugh again! FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2412819708995850/ The Heligoats (sometimes just Heligoats) is the band of Chris Otepka, a very talented and kindly man from the wilds of the American Northwest. He has played in Nottingham twice before, both times to scarcely populated rooms, and both were amongst the most captivating and engaging sets I have seen by any artist who has visited this city. His songs are folksy enigmas, reminiscent of the imagery of Neutral Milk Hotel and The Mountain Goats, with a sweetness at the centre that contrasts the darkness at the edges. Last time he was here he was touring an album called Back to the Lake - a conceptual collection seemingly about campsites - and the time before was behind a record called Back to the Ache. This time he's promoting a new EP. This set will be very very special. https://theheligoats.bandcamp.com/music Chris is bringing with him Jess Price, the powerful vocalist who leads Chicago-based 'country-ish' quintet Campdogzz. They've recently toured with Cursive, and released an excellent album, 'In Rounds', on 15 Passenger. https://campdogzz.bandcamp.com/ Local support comes from dear sub-standard Chuckle Brother wannabes Alex Hale + Ben Walker (both of Alex and the Christopher Hale Band), playing an abridged version of their rock 'n' roll tragedy of Light Entertainment, The Ballad of Noel Edmonds. £5 on the door, BYOB.
A number of people have been asking about this, and now I'm going and got a ticket, I've put it on here with me hosting. This is just a placeholder at the moment really, I'll add more later :) There's already a companion event with The Nottingham Social Activities Group, and I've spoken to Claire and we are going to do this as a joint meetup - the more the merrier! https://www.meetup.com/nottingham-social/events/259391348/
Something a little different here, as it's a late gig, so thought we could go for a drink before! It's a Normal Admission Price club gig, so £3.50 I think Buenos Treehouse have got a new single (and video) out this Friday, and in support of this, they are also playing Beta. As a lot of you know, I do quite like this band, so will be good to see them here, and we can go out for a drink before perhaps? It's also the first of two George Gadd gigs that I'll be putting on too, the other being his December headline gig at The Bodega I'll sort out something later for going out for a drink first, as it's a 10pm doors time by the look of it. FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1114432212092977/ Tickets: https://www.alttickets.com/buenos-treehouse-tickets/nottingham-rock-city-beta/2019-07-27-22-00
Two great contemporary post punk bands at the Chameleon. Its a bit of a scoop to get them booked to play in Nottingham so don't miss out. Nov3l - think Gang of Four. Roxy Girls - think Devo More info and ticket link below: Tickets £10 with fees, or can be purchased direct from Forever Records for £8 each. Hope to see some of you there!