Announced this week - 08.11.19

Another Friday means more new shows going on sale!

Let’s start with rising Isle of Wight songstress Lauran Hibberd who will bring her whip-smart lyrics and fuzzed up indie-rock blend to Notts on 18th February, for her first headline show in the city. She’s been tipped for big things in 2020 and her ‘Everything Is Dogs’ EP showcases exactly why she’s worth keeping an eye on.

Naturally blending gauzy dream-pop and monumental post rock, Lanterns on the Lake will head to The Bodega on 18th April, armed with their upcoming album ‘Spook the Herd’. Prepare for chills, their music is heartbreakingly beautiful.

Next up are masters of whip-smart math-pop, Brighton four-piece Orchards! We’ve seen these guys before and they put on a belter of a show, armed with their collection of energetic alt-pop anthems.  Don’t miss their headline Notts show on 7th April.

And last but not least, a trio that describe themselves as “loud, proud and full of psychy sounds”. Brooders are set to bring their fuzzed -up guitars and big grunge riffs on 31st January.

Tickets for all shows will be available over on Alt Tickets.

Announced this week - 01.11.19

Strap yourselves in as we’ve got 8 new gigs announced this week!

Championed for their “pub rock” sound, gritty realness and deliciously dark lyrics, Hotel Lux are a band on the rise, and they’ll join us on 26th February.

If you’re a fan of big riffs and lots of noise, check out London punk duo John (30th January), the genre-bending God Damn (16th February) and alt-pop rockers Rews (14th March).

If you fancy something a bit softer, discover Nashville duo The Harmaleighs (27th January), who blend deeply personal lyrics with a mesmerising country-folk-pop hybrid. Bristol band True Strays (8th April) will bring their bluesy rock’n’roll to us too next year, whilst Sights and Sounds (27th November) celebrate the release of their second album ‘No Virtue’ with a UK tour in a few weeks.

And finally, local lads Short Weekends are set to blend swagger, catchy riffs and distinct vocals for a headline show on 28th December.

Tickets for all shows will be available over on Alt Tickets.

Get to know... Larkins

Manchester indie-pop quartet Larkins are quickly making a name for themselves on the live circuit. Their infectious, sun-soaked indie-pop has magnetised crowds and quickly made them ones to watch.

Recent live album 'Live at The Albert Hall', recorded at their biggest headline show to date, is a perfect showcase for the band's charm and masterful songwriting. With choruses destined for sunset slots on prestigious festival stages, don't miss your chance to say you saw them here first.

They'll head to The Bodega on 4th November with very few tickets left! Support comes from My Pet Fauxes and Amulet. Pick up one of the remaining few behind the Bodega bar or from here.

Halloween at The Bodega 2019!

It's spooky season at The Bodega and we've got loads on this week to take your fancy! Our pumpkins are carved, the ghosts are ready, now we just need you...

Weds 30th October: Indie Wednesdays

Last years event sold out so don't miss out on this years! We've got all the usual Indie Weds fun with 2-4-1 drinks and massive Indie anthems, plus if you're quick you can bag yourself a FREE Halloween shot on arrival. Tickets are on sale now here.

Thurs 31st October: Dead Man's Disco

Get your dancing shoes on as we celebrate all things spooky with Dead Man's Disco, our ode to musicians of past and present. Come dressed as your favourite dead musician on the night for a FREE scary shot. Tickets are on sale now here.

Fri 1st November: The Pop Confessional Creepshow

Spanning eras of pop classics, The Pop Confessional is getting a spooky makeover this week with two floors full of tricks, treats, drinks deals and our vodka dispensing confessional booth. Bag yourself discounted entry by attending the Facebook event here.



Roky Erickson Tribute - June 6th


10pm till late • Free Entry

One of my all time favourite musicians ROKY ERICKSON, sadly died last Friday.

His passing seems to have been largely ignored by the majority of the mainstream media, but Pitchfork and The Guardian have both run fitting pieces on him and his legecy.

This Thursday (June 6th) therefore seems like an appropriate time to celebrate his life and music. At my weekly thursday night slot in the downstairs bar at The Bodega.

Expect all the usual random eclectic selection of tunes, with a heavy dose of both ROKY ERICKSON & the 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS.

Thanks - The Reverend Car-Bootleg x


ROKY ERICKSON (July 15th 1947 - May 31st 2019)