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Pick of The Week: 22-28 November

21 November 21 words: LeftLion

From Sleaford Mods to Self Esteem, this week is an absolute corker when it comes to gigs...

Weird Milk

When: Monday 22 November, 7pm

Where: The Bodega 

How Much? £8.80

Following the release of their new EP We Were Strangers, Weird Milk are heading to Nottingham this Monday. Inspired by sixties icons like The Beatles and The Beach Boys, alongside the likes of Alex Turner, Weird Milk are a modern indie band with vintage inspirations. Sitting happily in-between pop and rock, their music is fun, melodic, and perfect for a venue like The Bodega.

Self Esteem 

When: Thursday 25 November, 7pm

Where: Metronome 

How Much? £15

Known for bops like Moody, Prioritise Pleasure and I Do This All The Time, Rebecca Lucy Taylor (aka Self Esteem) is playing at the Metronome this Thursday. Celebrating womanhood, confidence, and owning your body, the tour follows Self Esteem’s highly praised new album Prioritise Pleasure. Catchy, inspiring, and unapologetic, Self Esteem is a force to be reckoned with. 


Admiral Fallow 

When: Friday 26 November, 7pm

Where: Metronome 

How Much? £12

This week is a full on one in the Notts music scene, but make sure not to forget Admiral Fallow this Friday at The Metronome. Touring the UK with their fourth album The Idea of You, the Glasgow based band are most well known for their Scottish folky sound. With new songs including Sleepwalking, Electric Eyes and Tuesday Grey, the band plays with mixing folk and synth. The result is simply lovely. 

John Cooper Clarke 

When: Friday 26 November, 7.30pm

Where: Nottingham Playhouse

How Much? From £30

Performance poet John Cooper Clarke is headed to Nottingham this Friday. Clarke, who first became famous in the seventies for being a ‘punk poet’, is now on tour to celebrate the publication of his autobiography I Wanna be Yours. The show is a mixture of poetry and spoken word, alongside a chance to hear stories about the poet's extraordinary life.

Sleaford Mods

When: Saturday 27 November, 7pm

Where: Motorpoint Arena

How Much? From £29.75

Recognised for their abrasive and political music, Sleaford Mods are a quintessential post-punk duo. Following our interview last month with frontman Jason Williams, Sleaford Mods are finally gracing the Nottingham stage this Saturday at the Motorpoint Arena. Packed with songs from their most recent album Spare Ribs, this isn’t a show to miss. 

Banff Ocean Film Festival

When: Saturday 27 November, 7.30pm

Where: Nottingham Playhouse

How Much? £15.50

Scary or intriguing? The one thing we can agree on is that the ocean is massive, and largely unknown. You can however learn a little more about the deep blue this weekend at the Ocean Film Festival. Screening this Saturday at the Nottingham Playhouse, you can catch a series of carefully curated short films centred around surfers, paddlers, divers and oceanographers.

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