GUEST MIX // Introducing multi-genre collective Don’t Test!

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Interview // Rising soul star Jake Isaac brings his debut album to Thekla

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

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Riot grrrl-inspired, feminist DIY punk band The Menstrual Cramps are on a mission to ‘make girls feel good’ and ‘not take your shit’. Mixing elements of punk, Britney Spears, Spice Girls and a helping of witty humour, vocalist Emilia, guitarist Cooper, bassist Robyn and drummer Beth take their tenacious spirit and ignite the stage with brutally …

Bristol drag institution Eat Sleep Drag Repeat (ESDR) are bringing in Rupaul’s Drag Race star Shangela for a Pride special at SWX this July. Whether you watch the show or not, there’s little chance you haven’t heard about it or the reams and reams of positive comments about the show’s representation and normalisation of the …

SIKA Studios is a network of creatives, built from the underground up. Combining skate and graffiti culture with hip hop, grime and other underground musical genres, SIKA Studios are celebrating their 10th birthday this year.  As well as putting a spotlight on a number of homegrown artists over the past decade through their live events …

Shindig Weekender has caused quite a stir amongst festival-goers this year. Packed with great music, workshops for all ages and a beautiful community feel, the sold-out pint-sized festival was the perfect weekend getaway from reality.  the sold-out pint-sized festival was the perfect weekend getaway from reality Warming up as one of the first festivals of …

Combining live music and DJs with circus and theatre, carnivalesque sensation Slamboree are known to deliver a full-on feast for the eyes and ears at any given occasion. Fronted by Mike Freear, singer and MC Cathy Sharples AKA , and theatrical director and performer Lizzie West, the creative collective are famous for tracks including the …

The UK festival circuit is one of the strongest in the world, with crowds flocking from all corners to attend one of the countless spectacular summer events. But with such a strong selection of festivals comes heavy competition, and a challenge to stand head and shoulders above the rest. Rest assured though, Shindig Festival have got …

Make way for Jungletek pioneer Mandidextrous and her energetic 190bpm techno and jungle infused sounds. This DJ and producer has been in the music game for over ten years, and after moving to Bristol four years ago, Mandidextrous has firmly planted her roots within Bristol’s eclectic music community.  Aside from touring across the UK presenting …

It’s been quite a month in Bristol’s music world. The sudden closure of the Bierkeller music venue, once famed for welcoming the likes of Nirvana and Arctic Monkeys to the stage, brought a wave of sadness and concern for the welfare of music venues across the city. On top of that, a recent interview with …

Last October, DIY music and art collective Cosmic Soul Collective were crowned the winners of Nitelife’s #NITELIFENITEOUT competition in association with Reon Energy – a Bristol-wide hunt to find an independent local promoter offering something unique to our already- excellent nightlife scene. Together with an expert panel of judges from some of Bristol’s most established …

Bristol is a hub for new musical talent, and Sounds of Harlowe are a local gem that deserve your utmost attention. This Bristol-based band certainly know a thing or two about soothing the musical soul, with their mixing pot of warm jazz and soulful hip hop. Known in particular for their live shows, the four-piece …