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)


Dot To Dot at The Bodega 2019

Our favourite musical day of the year is a matter of days away and we can't wait for Dot To Dot Festival 2019! Whilst other stages host the finest bigger bands, we like to shine a light on some new bands you should be listening to this Summer. Where to even start though?! We've saved you the trouble and we've gone through all the bands playing at The Bodega for this year's edition of the festival so you can check out what we have to offer.

Also check out our Spotify playlist of this year's Bodega bands over at http://tiny.cc/fvw46y...

Line up Blog

Upstairs – Doors: 12.45

00.00 – 00.30 – Mini Mansions: Gearing up to release their 3rd album this Summer, LA’s finest super-trio are back with their hip-swaying rock'n'roll and their downright poppiest material yet. Mini Mansions are at their prime – open, honest, and full of real tangible emotion but counterbalancing those feelings with musically fun songs. FFO: Miles Kane and Arctic Monkeys.

23.00 – 23.30 – Fatherson: Big hooks and pop-rock riffs from Scotland’s finest. Released their ace third album ‘Sum of All Your Parts’ late last year. FFO: Catfish & The Bottlemen and Twin Atlantic.

22.00 – 22.30 – Alex Lahey: Melodically charged pop-punk anthems from this Aussie star, with her second album released a couple of weeks ago. FFO: Middle Kids and Stand Atlantic.

21.00 – 21.30 – Rews: London/Belfast based rock duo bringing their high energy pop-rock as shown on their acclaimed debut album ‘Pyro’. FFO: Estrons and Paramore.

20.00 – 20.30 – Pinky Pinky: Described as “rising queens of LA garage rock”, this trio will bring their sun-infused guitar gems to Notts for the very first time. FFO: Hinds and Cherry Glazerr.

19.00 – 19.30 – Talk Show: Prepare the mosh pits! This bunch of new wave punks from South London are causing a stir, blink and you’ll miss them. FFO: Shame and Fontaines D.C.

18.00 – 18.30 – Declan Welsh & The Decadent West: Young Glaswegian quartet creating direct indie-rock anthems, with a political message of humanity. FFO: Blur and The Vaccines.

17.00 – 17.30 – Brad stank: It’s time to chill out with this Scouse crooner that creates lo-fi, slacker jams, or as he likes to call it – “sexistential pop”. FFO: Mac DeMarco and Yellow Days.

16.00 – 16.30 – Faye Webster: Brought up surrounded by Atlanta’s folk and hip-hop scenes, this songstress bends genres with her serene songwriting. FFO: Stella Donnelly and Julia Jacklin.

15.00 – 15.30 – Bess Atwell: Releasing her new EP at the end of the month, Bess combines her mesmerising vocals with irresistible indie-folk songwriting. FFO: Gabrielle Aplin and Lucy Rose.

14.00 – 14.30 – Bessie Turner: Championed by BBC Introducing nationwide, this Suffolk songstress has been described to have "a soulfulness that floats like a cloud." FFO: The Orielles and The Big Moon.

13.00 – 13.30 – Megatrain: Intriguing Nottingham duo with a mish-mash of electro-folk sounds, beautiful harmonies and interesting lyrics. FFO: Tunng and LUMP.


Downstairs – Doors: 12.00

21.30 – 22.00 – Ella Knight: Soulful, effortless and warm; Nottingham has a new R&B queen on the scene thanks to this young talent. FFO: Jorja Smith and Mahalia.

20.30 – 21.00 – San Junipero: Get your dancing shoes on, this power-pop trio create ear-worm choruses that’ll get in your head for days. FFO: Fickle Friends and Sigrid.

19.30 – 20.00 – Mother Night: Describing themselves as ‘pagan pop from a Scottish island’, this trio create dark, warped indie-pop and it’s so bloody good. FFO: Boy Azooga and Self Esteem.

18.30 – 19.00 – Moon: This psychedelic mysterious quartet from the city are near enough impossible to find online. Your guess is as good as ours…

17.30 – 18.00 – Cinema Gold: Alt-electro trio making shimmering lo-fi ballads, consisting of samples and synths. ‘Cosmic, pastoral, trippy and seductive.’

16.30 – 17.00 – Caius Burns: By day he’s Cai from Kagoule, by night he’s Caius Burns, the stripped back folk vocalist with his ever-intriguing lyrics and that gorgeously distinct vocal.

15.30 – 16.00 – Phil Madeley: Wrapped up in his laid-back, grit-edged soft rock, Phil writes songs that want to offer as much refuge as they do commentary. FFO: Neil Young and Jamie T.

14.30 – 15.00 – The Crying Violets: An indie pop/rock duo blending gorgeous vocals, catchy beats, and bright, harmonic guitar. FFO: Fleetwood Mac and Vampire Weekend.

13.30 – 14.00 – Elliot Williams: A voice that can make anyone stop in their tracks. This singer-songwriter has got a knack for writing a gorgeous tune. FFO: Ben Howard and Lewis Capaldi.

Spotify D2D 2019 Blog

Check out our Bodega x Dot To Dot playlist now to listen to all these bands in one handy place: http://tiny.cc/fvw46y

Dot To Dot takes place across the whole of Nottingham on 26th May and tickets are on sale now from bit.ly/2vYXJvh