Weekly picks: 12 -18 March // Turbowolf, The Wholls, Glitch Bitch & more of our favourite live shows and parties this week

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9 February // Tornado Wallace + Soul Shake Residents

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Space Pirates // 6 May

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American electronic band Aesthetic Perfection kicked off their UK tour this April at The Fleece. The show from start to finish was a showcase of talent, passion and genre, as attendees were immersed in the worlds of synthpop, industrial and electronica. The show opened with supporting act Amelia Arsenic, whose industrial pop performance got the crowd …

Bristol Sounds returns to Canons Marsh Amphitheatre this June for a five-date nightly concert series, featuring some of the biggest and best names on the circuit as the sun sets over Bristol’s scenic Harbourside.  Between 26-30 June, Bristol Sounds is inviting Bloc Party, Tom Misch, Elbow, The Cat Empire and The Cinematic Orchestra to take …

Ben Prok and James Fitch aka Prok | Fitch have earned worldwide recognition as key players in the dark and techy realms of house. The prolific duo rarely catch their breath with releases coming out of their pores, though at no cost to quality – holding an impressive 16 weeks at the top of the …

Hip Hop Coffee Shop are celebrating their first birthday this month with a no holds barred blowout. They will be trading intimate for outside, with a seven-hour day party on Blue Mountain’s rooftop terrace with a hefty crew of local boom bap talent, including Creatures of Habit, Split Prophets’ Res One and Hip Hop Coffee …

Balter Festival is a rite of passage for any festival goer and attracts a cult following the world over, with a heavy Bristol contingent making up the rollicking crowd. Born out of a pure love of music and run with the help of a likeminded group of friends, Balter is the brainchild of gypsycore producer …

Earlier this month, we announced that we were teaming up with NASS to scout out a DJ talent worthy of a set on one of their main stages at this year’s festival in July, alongside some of the biggest names in the industry including including Rudimental, Giggs, Cyprus Hill, Loyle Carner, Pendulum, Redlight and drum and …

The latest signing to Gardna and friends’ Boom Sound label is Glasgow-based collective Samson Sounds with their track featuring MC Tom Spirals, Chatterbox. Patois mixed with Glasgow patter, we guarantee this infectious tune will get your feet stomping. Patois mixed with Glasgow patter, we guarantee this infectious tune will get your feet stomping  Evolving out …

Kate Stapley has an addictively original sound that fuses traditional folk compositions with refreshingly honest and modern concepts. Self-confessing to her ‘obsession’ with the old school songwriting scene, Kate tells us she takes influences from the somewhat juxtaposed styles of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Carole King, interjected with the styles of more progressive sounds …

Bristol metal fans were recently blessed from a visit by the legendary Mastodon. A progressive/heavy metal band hailing from Atlanta, Georgia; Mastadon have been making waves since they debuted back in 2000. They are made up of the awesome foursome that are: Brann Dailor (drums/vocals), Brent Hinds (guitar/vocals), Bill Kelliher (guitar) and Troy Sanders (bass/vocals). …

Murmurings of #Thekla35 have been spreading through social media, with a flurry of events announced over the past few days. The final announcements landed today, giving shape to four days of live music and club events to mark 35 years of Thekla. Here’s the full run down –  Thursday 2 May  // Club // Pressure: …