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The much-revered Bristol Ticket Shop announced its permanent closure last week, after 30 years playing a big part in the city’s live music scene. With debtors owing large amounts to the business, as well as Bristol Ticket Shop owner Zoe suffering ongoing health problems, the Bristol institution has been forced to cease trading. the Bristol institution …

After a successful launch at Printworks London last year, Beat Horizon has spread its wings and is taking over Motion on 24 January for an evening of hip hop and bass music royalty – paying homage to the forefathers, as well as celebrating the greats of today. paying homage to the forefathers, as well as …

Bristol-based artists Nathan Johnson AKA Pure Imagi Nayphun and Ben Neville went to the launch of new-to-Bristol polysexual, gender queer and inclusive club night Wait, what? at Loco Klub. Combining live performances and DJ sets from queer artists from the local scene and beyond with an all-out dedication to synth, Nathan and Ben put their …

Same party, new digs. Shindig Festival is moving to a new home at Somerset’s Dillington Estate when it returns in May – kicking off the summer with Goldie, Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B and Greg Wilson. kicking off the summer with Goldie, Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B and Greg Wilson Starting out as a party …

The lights are low in Exchange and the crowd is chattering away. Swim Deep meanders their way towards the stage, as an almost ethereal sound rings around the room. When they reach it, vocalist Austin Williams only has one word for us – ‘hello’. Like seeing an old friend again, the room breaks into laughter, …

Flick on Memory Streams, Portico Quartet’s freshly-released fifth studio album, and in moments you’ll be enveloped by its rhythm-tripping instrumental soundscape. At turns epic and immersive, uplifting and emotive, Portico Quartet’s new record is a weave of echoing keys, flurrying electronic loops and sonorous saxophone; growling bass and Jackson Pollock-esque drums. Magpieing influences from everything …

Last year, we gave away what was at the time the most highly rated-portable speaker in the country, the Minirig. Made right here in Bristol, it’s an exceptionally high quality speaker inspired by the soundsystem culture that our city is known for. inspired by the soundsystem culture that our city is known for But now …

It’s a night for imposters. I oughtn’t be at the Trinity Centre tonight, the ticket was for my more talented friend who’d had to cry off due to illness. Notification came through around 10am, you can go see John Grant’s latest project for zero pounds if you can knock up 700 words on same. Cut …

For those unaware of Dermot Kennedy’s soulful Irish rasp, he uses it explore a variety of uplifting and troubling themes from discovering love to the misery of alcoholism. The singer-songwriter comes from humble beginnings, regularly travelling from Rathcoole, his hometown, to busk on the Dublin’s Grafton Street and test his acoustic wisdom on every passerby …

Bloxx are a London-based quartet renowned for their fuse of grungy undertones, indie-influenced melodies and floor-thumping choruses.  The band consists of front woman Ophelia (Fee); Moz brings the toe-tapping drum beats and Taz along with Paul provides the alternative-indie rifts. In recent years, Bloxx have been making relentless developments on the scene by supporting indie …