8 Talbot Street, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG1 5GG
Approx. capacity: 2000
Rock City is based in Nottingham City Centre, with a capacity of 2000, and is known for its intimate atmosphere. The club features four bars spread across two rooms; the Main hall and the Basement, both of which are all-standing during gigs, with an additional room previously known as The Rig operating separately since September 2011 as the Black Cherry Lounge. Rock City plays host to various sized gigs, from smaller upcoming bands of the underground and local scene, to bands that are getting chart success.
The nearest station is Nottingham Station, Carrington Road, NG2 3AQ. To reach Rock City from the train station it is approximately 15-20 minutes walk. Head right out of the station and walk towards the Broadmarsh Centre. Continue straight up Listergate, onto Albert street and across the Market Square. Cross the Square to Market Street and head up towards the Royal Concert Hall. Rock City is towards the back of the Concert Hall on Talbot Street.
The following routes stop outside Rock City: 78, 79, 80, 35, 36. The nearest bus station is Victoria Centre.
Park & Ride Tram to Royal Centre from various different stops. Nottingham City Centre parking.
Please contact the venue on 0115 950 6547.
General Access Info
The venue are currently working on improving the Disabled access. Please contact them for any special requirements.
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Art is a cyclical beast. The same can easily be said of Grammy Award nominated hard rock juggernaut Mastodon. The group’s four members recognize the importance of life’s omnipresent cycles on their sixth full-length album, Once More ‘Round the Sun. The band orbits around themes of loss and rebirth, twirling a sonic spiral of its signature robust riffing, hypnotically haunting soundscapes, triage of dynamic voices, and thundering seismic grooves. At the same time, this particular collection proves personal for Brann Dailor, Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher, and Troy Sanders. The very title says something slightly different for each member.
"Quite literally, Once More 'Round the Sunmeans a year-in-the-life," explains Dailor. "Lyrically, we were discussing things that happened to us recently, whereas in the past we looked further back for inspiration. It's about 365 days in this band. It was a tough and strange journey. We happened to be in the middle of completing a full rotation musically as everything else was going on."
Mastodon’s own collective cycle encompasses a staggering string of accolades. Whether it’s the public endorsement of peers as diverse as Metallica, Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age, CeeLo Green, and Feist or unanimous praise from the likes of Time and Rolling Stone, the band continue to make an impression at every turn. 2011’s The Hunter saw them achieve their highest chart debut yet, reaching #10 on the Billboard Top 200, while the single “Curl of the Burl” notched their second Grammy Award nomination in the category of “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance”. In between scorching stages everywhere from Sonisphere and Download to Bonnaroo and Coachella, they scored the Josh Brolin sci-fi western Jonah Hex and have been sought out for soundtracks including Pixar’s box office smash Monsters University. As far as rock ‘n’ roll goes, their legacy irrefutably stands alone.
Mastodon will tour the UK including dates in Southampton, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bristol as well as a stop at London's O2 Academy Brixton on 28 November.
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