Last Thursday (16th Feb) The City Calls played at local Nottingham venue The Maze.
Many of us are familiar, at least in name, with live venues around the city such as Rock City and Bodega. The Maze is a smaller, independent live venue just to the North of the city centre on Mansfield Road. The Maze has the appearance of a regular pub on the outside and as you step through the door this first impression doesn't change. However, go through to the left of the bar and you discover an intimate performance area comparable to a room in Stealth or Bodega.
Tonight the order of the day is Punk/Pop Rock bands and The City Calls take to the stage just after 7.30pm and deliver an energetic set to start the evening off. Despite a couple of small technical difficulties their catchy and upbeat punk-pop songs go down well amongst the young crowd gathered at the maze, and the band are able to get right amongst them throughout their set. The performance is short and sweet, the band leaving the stage to applause - this was the band's first gig in Nottingham but we wouldn't be surprised to see them here again.