Interview // True Strays

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Review // The Stomping Academy, The Canteen

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Review // Return of the Lizard: Gecko brings his acclaimed An Evening With show to Wardrobe Theatre

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Back with a bang, Motion hosted the third in its series of 90s style house parties on Saturday night. A major student blowout, poised to fully take over the summer party scene, Motion proved it can low key roll with the rest of the team whilst ever remaining the coolest kids in class. DJs spun …

// READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH MUNGO’S HI FI // A gargantuan, travelling fiesta bubbling with carnival energy and party vibes, Fiesta Bombarda took over Bristol’s finest floating venue Thekla, on Friday night. A sold-out show fronted by explosive reggae-dancehall legends Mungo’s Hi Fi, sound-creator Prince Fatty and bad-boy wordsmith Gardna, the party rocked the boat …

Producer, multi-instrumentalist and all-round Bristol boy, Clive Meaker fronts his electric 8-piece cohort, Dr Meaker. With fingers deep in the UK drum and bass scene, as well as taking major influences from soul music, Dr Meaker excite their listeners with heavy basslines and angelic-but-energetic vocal tracks. Bursting through the emerging lists on many of the …

Loud, angry and unapologetic, the riotous Petrol Girls take on one of Bristol’s best live venues, Exchange, on Saturday night. Supporting popular US punk giants Strike Anywhere, Petrol Girls are a raging feminist post-hardcore band straight out of South East London. With roots in the extended Bristol area, the band is returning to the city …

In a genuine attempt to showcase the very best of electronic music from Bristol and the surrounding areas – without getting high and mighty about genre – Ice Cream Club is a new concept night making a big impression on the city. Hosted by Bristol-based innovator Luke Prowse, in less than a year the night …

A well-seasoned name upon the British dancehall scene, Mungo’s Hi Fi’s music conjures images of blistering beaches wild Caribbean carnival parties on the white sands of Jamaica. However, the Glasgow-based collective have been making mad sounds around the UK and in Bristol since the turn of the millennium, gathering momentum and a diehard fan base. …

A 10-piece collective from Sweden, The Stomping Academy burst back on to the Bristol scene with an emotive and energetic show at the beating heart of Stokes Croft, The Canteen. Armed with beaming brass, persuasive percussion, obscure organs, groovy guitars and all the other necessities, The Stomping Academy ramble through catchy, old tunes and thoughtful …

Bristol-born delta rock ’n’ roll revivalists and good time guys will be bringing their foot-stompin, late-night hoedowns back to the city for two shoulder-to-shoulder April shows at two of Bristol’s best small venues: The Old Bookshop (8 April) and The Golden Lion (9 April). A knee-slapping blend of country cool rock ’n’ roll, with a …