Having surprised us last year with a new, refined sound in their Big Water and Dirty Water EPs, experimental electronic rock duo Poisonous Birds are ready to bring us their first major headline show, coming to The Louisiana this January via their own Be Softly imprint.  Although their writing process has shifted further into electronic …

Punters crowded the Fleece floor in anticipation of a rare UK headline show from My Baby last month, and they would not be disappointed. Formed in Amsterdam in 2012, My Baby is Dutch brother and sister duo Joost van Dijck on drums and Cato van Dijck on vocals, with New Zealand’s Daniel ‘Dafreez’ Johnston on guitar. …

Gloucester-based MC Rider Shafique has been influencing the local music scene for over a decade, getting his first taste of the road with Sony Music-signed electronic act Pressure Drop, after being introduced to the group by his cousin – who also had ties with S’Express and Galliano – and another close friend from Gloucester, Martin …

Arriving in Bristol seemingly out of nowhere in 2016, hip hop specialists Bam!Bam!Bam! quickly became the city’s top dogs for all things hip hop and jazz – bringing us some of the absolute greats such as GZA, Ghostface Killah, Masego, Alfa Mist, Akua Naru and The Pharcyde. After taking a well deserved break this month, …

The return of Detroit legend Moodymann came with plenty of anticipation and excitement. A packed out smoking area and jumped up punters standing in the Marble Factory queue added to the atmosphere that was already filled with joy and high hopes, not only for the Detroit selector’s performance but for a showcase of some of …

Bristol titan Rob Smith is a true originator of the Bristol Sound, originally putting Bristol on the map in the mid 90s with Smith & Mighty, and continuing to influence the scene today under his dubstep moniker RSD. This Christmas he’s put his well-earned industry clout to good use, pulling together friends and connections from across …

Jordan Davies AKA Blazey Bodynod has been behind the decks pioneering the local grime scene for almost two decades. He was one of the very first in the city to fly the flag for grime and garage sounds, both as a DJ and promoter, and it’s easy to trace the influence he’s had on today’s …

Bristol was recently hit with the gutting news that Trinity Centre is the latest local music venue under threat from residential developments. Fortunately in this case, there is still time to halt these plans in their tracks and protect Trinity’s future as a music venue.   Developers have put forward plans for 12 new flats …

DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards took place at EGG London last night and Bristol headed in strong, with at least one nomination in every category. The results are in and, as always, Bristol proved it can punch well above its weight in the industry. Alfresco Disco scooped Best Club Event. Launching in 2005, the …

After setting up temporary home in the centre of Bristol for a three-date run of parties, the usually-nomadic party throwers Alfresco Disco are hosting the last party in their TEMPLE series this Saturday night.    With immense attention to detail paid to production and decor, Alfresco parties are all about the rave – not just …