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Trinity bubbles with anticipation. Jacob Collier is a musical prodigy. Playing more instruments than should be legal, the work that began with YouTube covers is now spilling into the real world. We’re met with an ecstatic Jacob. Raging onto the stage, he starts a call and response. After toying with us, his band punch into …

Dashing into the O2 Academy a little behind schedule, we were greeted by the raucous, chugging guitars that could be no one else but Zebrahead. Looking about at the excited onlookers, I was relived to see I wasn’t the only ageing skater kid bopping about in the front row. Having seen Reel Big Fish, Less …

As the nights start to get longer and darker, ravers get ready to return to the warm warehouses after a summer of festival dancing. Bristol’s In:Motion team has been busy brewing up an autumn lineup of killer nights to chase away those winter blues. With 25 hefty parties planned on the In:Motion lineup for the …

The multi platinum-nominated Goo Goo Dolls pulled the curtain down on their UK tour with a crowd-engaging performance that can only be described as energetic and sing-along at the O2 academy in Bristol.  The Dolls sold their Bristol date out to the crack in between folks at the bar. As a Nitelife reviews writer and …

Wordsmith, seasoned songwriter and entertainer Gecko returned to Bristol last Saturday evening, bringing his sought-after An Evening With Gecko tour to The Wardrobe Theatre. Finding critical acclaim at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, Gecko’s lyrical lizardry is quickly amplifying the storyteller into the public eye and saw his Bristol show at Wardrobe Theatre sold out. …

Fans of Bob Marley’s legendary band The Wailers filled Bristol’s O2 Academy from floor to ceiling last week, with people packing out the dancefloor and balcony areas to unite in one celebration of love, music and a heartfelt ode to the legendary Bob Marley. Fronted by the energetic and charismatic Joshua David Barrett, the band …

Charismatic, upbeat and unique, Goan Dogs are the bouncy, Bristolian band with a cult following stirring in the city and the rest of the UK. Guitar led and pop-rock infused, Goan Dogs mash up vintage sounds with crisp, upbeat tempos to fuse together an inventive blend of psychedelic desert rock. Goan Dogs mash up vintage …

Multi-talented singer-songwriter Gecko is due to touch down in Bristol for an evening of storytelling and lyrical wizardry. Following the release of his latest album Volcano, the Gloucestershire born artist will be bringing his award-winning show ‘An Evening With Gecko’ to the Wardrobe Theatre on 31 March. The man behind the lizard, Will Sanderson-Thwaite has …

Celebrating the 4th birthday of Britain’s best touring Jungle rave, Rumble in The Jungle went off with a bang on Friday night at Lakota and Coroner’s Court. Glittering rave-goers and hardcore Jungle heads queued excitedly down the streets of Stokes Croft for access to the hottest party of 2018. After an amazing presale, the last …

Opening with a vengence, Motion’s new ‘open air club’ officially ingratiated itself to Bristol clubbers at the end of August. Yard combines all three of the world-favourite rave centre’s outdoor spaces – Container Yard, Crane Yard and Lock Yard – to release the spaces’ full potential for a proper garden-style blowout, and inviting some of …