Rock Nation at the Music Room

Their frequency may have been a bit sporadic over the past year or so, but the Rock Nation nights are always worth checking out

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Their frequency may have been a bit sporadic over the past year or so, but the Rock Nation nights are always worth checking out. This week’s event is no exception, with some of the best bands in the UAE stepping up to take a turn on the mic.

Headlining the event are death/thrash metallers Nervecell, who are no strangers to Time Out. Over the past two years their career has moved as fast as their riffs, with the band having played major European festivals, taken part in a couple of European tours and signed to Germany’s Lifeforce Records label. It’ll be good to see them on home soil (or, er, sand) once more.

They’re joined by a surprisingly varied selection of bands. Xceed will be belting out hard rock jams with fantastic vocal work from Haitham El Khatib; Fatiniza – who’s played more gigs in the past two weeks than some bands manage in their lives – will be playing Colombian classic rock; Pullbox will be bringing grunge tunes to the table; and Indian rockers Evergreen will play their second Dubai gig in as many weeks.

Rock Nation is at The Music Room, April 16, Dhs60

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