Nimes is well known for its concerts especially Rammstein in the "Arènes"
But nevermind ! Nimes could win the award of the most shitty city especially in terms of places that can host bands for gigs : none since 2 months and the last year, they were only two, except few concerts in merge of the city organized by the Fnac shops!
Here are few bands which started in Nimes
A mix of medieval culture, bulls, cockroach, cream, dogs, Cockadoodledoo, Barbed Wire Fence, and hot cofee
influences: La bouche , Joy Division, Devo, Crazy Frog, 2 unlimited, Early Ministry, New Order, Sean Paul ...
Listen : C'est Drôle, Isolation
Influences: Taoïsm, Joy Division, Station 17, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Durruti Column, my bloody Valentine, IAM, Tim Hecker, Art of Noise ...
Death Of Peter X, Observation
Cabaret Voltaire, Sonic Youth, the Fall, Cure vs Pornography.
inf : Kraftwerk (they did one of the most interesting The Model cover (with Snakefinger's one) the Fall, Siouxie
listen : Waldo
rock / industrial / newwave / ambient
the oldschool side of Front 242, Nitzer EBB, Yello, Skinny Puppy, NIN, Cure, The Orb, Young Gods, Kill the Thrill, Steve Reich, Einsturzende Neubauten