Interview // We get behind the making of Verb T and Pitch 92’s collaborative project

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REVIEW // Tirzah brings the crowd into a trance-like state for her gig’s entirety

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What’s on: 1-8 November // Free jazz, Carnival of the Dead and a helping of UK hip hop

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There’s something about samba drumming that captures your heart and ears simultaneously, luring you in to the rhythmic magic. This Saturday, The Black Swan is set to witness the first large gathering of local samba drumming bands in Bristol, for the highly anticipated event, Tambor. The Black Swan is set to witness the first large …

After one year’s hiatus, Thorny are back at Bristol’s Trinity Centre this evening for a spectacular summer party. Featuring a lineup of LGBTQ+ performers and artists from UK and beyond, this night will be a treat for the eyes and ears and a great way to get into the spirit of this weekend’s Bristol Pride …

THURSDAY 20/06 Astral Tusk, The Gallimaufry. 8pm – 1am // Galli residents Astral Tusk are back with their fourth instalment. This month, they welcome Zeñel and AV Trio alongside DJ Notsoever to bring a blend of jazz and electronica. FREE THURSDAY 20/06 TOP PICK: Taking Back Sunday, O2 Academy Bristol The emo legends bring their 20th Anniversary Tour …

WEDENSDAY 05/06 Triple Cooked: Summer Rooftop Party, Bambalan. 4pm – 11pm // A rooftop house and disco event to celebrate the end of the exam period. Pay OTD WEDNESDAY 05/06 Emmy The Great, The Fleece. 7:30pm – 11pm // Indie-pop singer will be performing tracks from her impressive discography at The Fleece this month. Tickets >> THURSDAY 06/06 …

Laid Blak are recognised as a pillar of Bristol’s urban reggae scene. Famous for tracks like Bristol Love, It’s a Pity and Red, this band know how to draw in a crowd with their charm and finesse in their live shows. Core members MC Joe Peng and DJ Bunjy are a perfect team when it …

Local jazz-infused electronica heavyweights Ishmael Ensemble have been making huge waves in the both in Bristol and beyond, since the release of their 2017 EP Songs for Knotty was championed by BBC6 Music and Gilles Peterson, and caught the attention of electronic and jazz fans alike.  This Friday, their debut album A State of Flow …

When it was first announced that Tirzah would be headlining her first Bristol show at Trinity Centre I was beyond excited. This is one of those artists you always see announcing gigs in London, but rarely venture past their home turf. But with the 2018 release of her long-awaited debut album Devotion, Tirzah has finally …

Mandem provides an online space for young men of colour to express themselves creatively, exploring ideas of culture, politics and identity through writing, film and music. Though Bristol-based, Mandem aims to attract a national audience – regardless of age, ethnicity, class or gender – to explore their content and join in with key discussions surrounding …

Nine times out of ten, you’ll always get a buzz after witnessing a live music show. But sometimes there’s a rare gig that appears out of nowhere and hits you right in the feels – to the point you have to run to the merch stall at the end of the night. Needless to say, …

Our heads are still spinning after Bam!Bam!Bam! announced that hip hop veteran Madlib and jazz’s man of the moment Kamaal Williams will be coming together all under one roof for a night of pure sonic grooves this August bank holiday, topped off by The Heliocentrics and Carista. Pre sale tickets drop this Monday and aren’t likely …