Riot grrrl-inspired punks The Menstrual Cramps release their second album

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Behind the scenes with SIKA Studios

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Preview // Cosmic Soul Collective launch their week-long art exhibition with a night of live music at the Exchange

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Let’s not beat around the bush. We are going through some very strange and uncertain times, with Covid-19 tipping the world as we know it on its head – including bringing the music events industry to a grinding halt, with no live shows in Bristol for the foreseeable.  Thankfully, Nitelife managed to squeeze in one …

Autumn saw the release of the highly anticipated, second solo studio album Turn to Clear View, from London keyboardist, producer and Ezra Collective member, Joe Armon-Jones. Featuring a whole host of musicians, including UK jazz artists Moses Boyd and Nubya Garcia, UK hip hop talent Jehst and US MC and singer Georgia Muldrow, Joe’s new …

Nitelife are excited to make some noise for one of our favourite collectives 24hr Garage Girls, as they prepare for the release their first compilation album this Friday, alongside a secret location, invite-only party to celebrate. Let’s face it, these girls know how to treat their fans.  Bristol’s homegrown concept brand and badass party collective, …

After the mainstream explosion of the award-winning reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, the art of drag has become a phenomenon that’s taken over the world like never before. So, when a show like the Heels of Hell tour featuring some of favourite Drag Race queen’s heads to Bristol’s O2 Academy, you know it’s going …

Quantic AKA Will Holland is a seasoned professional when it comes to bringing sunshine to the dancefloor with his South American-infused sounds. This June, we saw the release of Atlantic Oscillations, his first solo album since 2014’s Magnetica.  Since its release, the album has received warm praise, including prime time airplay on BBC 6 Music. …

This Saturday, local DJ collective Don’t Test are set to take over Bristol’s dub hotspot Cosies, for their biggest lineup yet. Welcoming top drawer DJ and producers, featuring Louisiana-born dubstep producer Bukkha, local legend RSD for some bass heavy tremors, plus Noods DJ RI-J and Don’t Test’s very own dubstep connoisseur Reznik.   the crew …

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 …