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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 …

Bonding over beer and Bailey’s serving preferences (we’re firmly in the no-ice camp), we meet Bristol reggae and dub trio Evermoor Sound in the back room of Old Market’s To The Moon. Shuffled up together on the leather sofas, the two boys Dan and James scrunch shoulder-to-shoulder with vocalist Summer, creating a wall of togetherness …

A warm tribute to the camaraderie and rock ’n’ roll spirit that much of Bristol’s live music scene thrives upon, Wild Eyed are an easy-going group, snapping at the ankles of the city’s most polished musicians despite only playing as a fully formed band for less than a year. Fronted by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sam …

Heading into O2 Academy on Friday night (after some wayward baby seagulls forced the gig to be relocated from Colston Hall), we were greeted by a rising warmth of harmonious sound which was the glorious chorus of Ward Thomas. Twin sisters from the beautiful landscapes of Hampshire, their subtle American-folk fusion sound drifted fondly over …

Bristol based and fresh-faced, Callum McAllister, Max Cole and Dom Mosley are Toodles & The Hectic Pity, a young and talented punk group beginning to gather momentum. Headlining a raucous lineup of Bristol talent, the boys will be smashing out a noisy set at The Exchange on 25 June. Like any great punk band, Toodles …

A gentle rumble of anticipation shivered into the corners of the tiny Lantern room as the awaiting audience prepared themselves for an evening of African rhythms and dancing. Set against the effervescent ambience of The Lantern’s famous lighting backline, the eager attendees settled themselves on the floor for a quick drink and chat in the …

Back with a boom (and a bang!), veteran breakbeat DJ and producer Krafty Kuts dropped his new album All 4 Corners last month. Produced alongside Bristol drum and bass hero and wordsmith extraordinaire Dynamite MC, the album is gathering rapid momentum and exploding onto the club scene with some booty-popping beats and some red hot …

Representing a collaborative collective of immense DnB power, Fokuz Records’ founding father Dreazz aka Marco Grijsen is bringing his Rotterdam-based underground label to Bristol this June to launch a new night from Bristol DJ and longtime promoter Sam Hiscox. He’s already been involved with the brilliant Liquifyah collective for the past five years, and is …

Veteran trio of excellence and multi-genre concept Foreign Beggars brought their unique blend of sounds and riotous live show to The Marble Factory last Saturday night.   With obvious influences from UK hip hop, grime and commercial dubstep, the trio have been serving witty lyrics and well-crafted verses at their sell out live shows for years …