Review // RuPaul’s Alaska Thunderfuck brings her Poundcake tour to Thekla

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Interview // David Rodigan: My Life in Reggae

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Interview // UK hip hop pioneer Jehst on his new concept album Billy Green is Dead

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Louisa Jones is no stranger when it comes to building a platform for women in music. The Dutty Girl founder has been in the music game for over fifteen years. Known behind the decks as Diss Miss, Louisa established DJ and MC collective Dutty Girl with the launch of new female-led clubnight in 2003. She …

Drum and bass pioneer and MBE award holder Goldie has an insatiable desire for success in everything he achieves. The gold-toothed national treasure returned to the spotlight earlier this year, with the announcement of his first full-length album since 2007’s Rufige Kru, The Journey Man. The return of lengthy compositions and intense jungle rhythms from …

This month saw the release of the long-awaited collaborative album Good Evening from MC Verb T and producer Pitch 92 on High Focus Records. The hip hop duo kicked off their album launch with a party  at Bristol’s very own bowling-meets-live music venue, The Lanes. Hosted by Bristol Kulture, the album launch party showcased a …

Chances are you’re probably no stranger to Jehst. The pioneering Huddersfield based MC and co-founder of YNR Productions record label has paved the way for UK hip hop since The Return of The Drifter back in 2002. With his thought-provoking content and ability to paint expressions clearly in your mind, this wordsmith continues to capture …

London-based singer songwriter and rising soul star Jake Isaac describes his sound as ‘singer-songwriter soul, combined with a bit of pop’. After the release of his 2017 album Our Lives, Jake hasn’t been resting on his laurels, with follow-up single Long Road offering up a nice slice of easy Bastille-like folk – not to mention …

Roots reggae and singer songwriter Horace Andy is, without question, one of the soundsystem greats. Recognised instantly by his unique, distinctive vocal style, his single Skylarking is an out-and-out reggae classic the world over. His longstanding collaborations with Massive Attack – contributing to all five studio albums over almost two decades – means that Horace …

This August, Lakota welcomes the inauguration of Trajections Festival, featuring a weighty lineup of some of the best hip hop, grime, jungle acts from across the UK, brought to you by the masterminds behind Boom Bap Festival; the only UK music festival entirely devoted to hip hop. In lieu of a proper Boom Bap Festival …

Eat Sleep Drag Repeat (ESDR) is the Bristol home of some of the most memorable Drag Queens to come out of the cult reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, inviting some of the biggest stars of the show including Latrice Royale, Katya, Sharon Needles, Willam, Trixie Mattel and Jinkx Monsoon to perform in venues across …

South West’s most notorious alternative pop-punk party Fat Lip is returning to The Lanes this July, but this time for their first all-dayer festival, with tonnes of live band action across three stages at The Lanes and Bristol Bierkeller. The Fat Lip Fest lineup is packed with some of the best names from the indie …

On Tuesday, Bristol saw the return of the legendary gypsy, punk revolutionists Gogol Bordello at The O2 Academy, with support from Dave Hause & The Mermaid. After an incredible warm up set from Dave Hause, fans began to stomp their feet and chant ‘Gogol, Gogol’ as time edged nearer for the bands big entrance. Before …