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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 …

It’s one thing having inspiring creatives in the music industry, but it’s another when these people give up their time to help others climb the ladder. Lizzy Ellis is one of these individuals who is driven by a passion to support others, helping many people along the way to develop a career in the music …

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 …

You know you’ve witnessed something special when you leave a gig dripping with sweat but with the biggest grin on your face. Needless to say, Jehst’s show at The Fleece this month did just that.  Following the release of his latest album Billy Green is Dead last year, the pioneering UK hip hop artist brought …

If there was a prize for the most sense-assaulting live act, Slamboree would win hands down every time. Surrounded by circus performers, vibrant costumes and orchestrated mayhem from Lizzie West, Mike Freear’s production and Kathika Rabbit’s harmonious vocals are a feast for the eyes and ears in all of their live shows. This year, the …