Posts Tagged ‘Rock City’

Last month we highlighted a giant 9-disc R.E.M. boxed set filled with BBC Recordings, and while it’s still not officially announced though it seems we’re close to that happening  It appears the full details and a complete tracklist for the package.

REM grew up with the BBC, and this historic relationship is lovingly celebrated across an incredible collection that beautifully illustrates the career trajectory of one of modern music’s greatest bands. The collection comprises a treasure trove of rare and unreleased live and studio recordings culled from the BBC and band archives. This is a must-have collection for REM fans and an authoritative introduction for newcomers.

Due out October. 19th, R.E.M. at the BBC is now fully listed on, along with a 2LP vinyl set called The Best of R.E.M. at the BBC that’s listed for release that same day. The set now has been officially announced, and we can add that The Best of R.E.M. at the BBC will not only be released as a 2LP vinyl set, but a 2CD edition as well.

So what’s in this thing?, here’s a quick rundown of the set, which includes live material recorded both in concert and in the studio for the BBC between 1984 and 2008.

Disc 1: A round-up of BBC in-studio sessions, including six songs recorded in 1991, plus a 1998 session with the legendary John Peel and more songs recorded in 2003 and 2008.

Disc 2: A 12-song performance recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in London in 1998.

Disc 3: Perhaps the most exciting to longtime fans, this is a 16-song set recorded at Rock City in Nottingham, England, in 1984 during the Reckoning tour.

Discs 4 and 5: A complete 25-song Monster tour set recorded at Milton Keynes in 1995.

Discs 6 and 7: The band’s Glastonbury festival appearance in 1999 following the release of Up.

Disc 8: An 11-song, invite-only performance at St. James’s Church in London in 2004.

Disc 9: A DVD featuring the “Accelerating Backwards” film plus a “Later… with Jools Holland” appearance filmed in 1998, and a few other assorted performances.

As for the 2LP and 2CD “best of” editions, they’re described as offering “a selection of in-studio performance and live broadcast highlights” from the boxed set.

It should be noted, though, that the two contain slightly different tracklists, and the 2CD edition does include audio of two “Later… with Jools Holland” performances only included on the DVD of the larger set.

Manchester Orchestra an Indie Rock band formed in Atlanta Georgia, have a new album titled “COPE” out now, they will be playing at Nottingham Rock City on the 29th September 2014 this is the acoustic version of a song off the new album to date they have released four studio albums and several Eps,  check out their YOU TUBE channel for regular Podcast’s about the recording process.


dot to dot

with venues a short distance away from each other Dot to Dot in Nottingham is a great small one day festival, its hard to see a minimum of ten bands so check your gig list for the bands you really want to catch and work your way around the day, bands to definitely see,
a band from the Isle of Wight a good debut “Down With Gold”
Kyla has re-invented herself as a pop act the Cambridge based singer songwriterhas still that macabre twist,

Electro infused pop from London with superb vocals,

could be a surprise act of the festival pure Ice Queen,

French Psych Punk band known for their great live sets

Irish band great pop definitely a good time,

starting to make a name for himself good vocals and an American feel to the band

so some of these are my recommendations for the newish bands that you might not know,

INTERPOL....TEMPLES....ROYAL BLOOD....CIRCA WAVES....NME Awards Tour Rock City Sunday 23rd March

this might be one of the best line ups of bands anywhere, I should think there is many a festival that would like these four bands appearing,

Interpol at rock city

Interpol at rock city


D2D Local Notts[27]

Here in Nottingham we’re proper excited for the start of the festival season, and Dot to Dot is where this year’s festival Nottsness begins!, For us Dot To Dot’s growth in terms of supporting local Nottingham music has paralleled that of the city’s music scene in general – Dot To Dot gave JAKE BUGG, DOG IS DEAD,SAINT RAYMOND and INDIANA early shows, first in Nottingham and then in all three cities. This year we have a piece of Nistory, we have SAINT RAYMOND, a Nottingham artist, headlining the event in all three cities!

On top of this huge occasion, Dot To Dot also announces today another huge Notts-tastic line-up with the following artists joining the festival for 2015.  featuring some great bands in and around Nottingham’s best Music Venues, Peace, Real Estae and Wolf Alice among many others