Weekly picks: 13 – 19 Nov // 13 shows to see this week, including Pussy Riot, Ezra Collective & a massive grime showcase with Ghetts, 67, Devlin & more

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31 March // Viper Recordings x Prophecy: Matrix & Futurebound + Rene LaVice & more

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FRIDAY 11/01 Lonely the Brave, Exchange. 7.30PM-11PM // The Cambridge alt rockers head to Exchange to showcase new frontman Jack Bennett. Tickets >> Guns 2 Roses, The Fleece. 7PM-11PM // The only tribute act to have performed with four different OG Guns N Roses members, this is as close to the real deal as it …

Punters crowded the Fleece floor in anticipation of a rare UK headline show from My Baby last month, and they would not be disappointed. Formed in Amsterdam in 2012, My Baby is Dutch brother and sister duo Joost van Dijck on drums and Cato van Dijck on vocals, with New Zealand’s Daniel ‘Dafreez’ Johnston on guitar. …

Arriving in Bristol seemingly out of nowhere in 2016, hip hop specialists Bam!Bam!Bam! quickly became the city’s top dogs for all things hip hop and jazz – bringing us some of the absolute greats such as GZA, Ghostface Killah, Masego, Alfa Mist, Akua Naru and The Pharcyde. After taking a well deserved break this month, …

The return of Detroit legend Moodymann came with plenty of anticipation and excitement. A packed out smoking area and jumped up punters standing in the Marble Factory queue added to the atmosphere that was already filled with joy and high hopes, not only for the Detroit selector’s performance but for a showcase of some of …

With so much on offer this New Year’s Eve in Bristol, we’ve picked out a few alternative ideas outside of the majors and already-sold-outs, in case you haven’t made your plans yet:  Liquid Lunar Sessions: NYE special, To The Moon. 7PM-2AM //  Liquid Lunar will be taking over the cosy Old Market bar once again, …

From punk’s basements to the rave scene, how we choose to express ourselves through fashion has a long and intertwined history with music subcultures. Nitelife THREADS explores this relationship, teaming up with some of Bristol’s best independent shops, lifestyle brands and creatives. Photography: Dominika Scheibinger  // @dominika_scheibinger Styling: Fi Plummer // @salvador_gnarly Models: Cam Holmess (RHED …

FRIDAY 14/12 Christmas Festiv-al, Colston Hall. 6.30PM-12AM // Pieminister and Colston Hall team up for a Christmas shindig, with a two-course pie buffet and live music from The Cuban Brothers, The Allergies, DJ Cheeba and more. Tickets >> Snazzback: Beat Tape, The Gallimaufry. 9PM-1AM // Snazzback present a mix tapes style evening, cycling through hits …

After setting up temporary home in the centre of Bristol for a three-date run of parties, the usually-nomadic party throwers Alfresco Disco are hosting the last party in their TEMPLE series this Saturday night.    With immense attention to detail paid to production and decor, Alfresco parties are all about the rave – not just …

The Leveller’s marked their thirtieth anniversary with a sold-out show that was studded with classics at O2 Academy last month; part of their One Way of Life greatest hits tour.  One fateful night in Brighton three decades ago, Mark Chadwick and Jeremy Cunningham met in a pub and decided to form The Levellers after discovering …

Japanese-born London-based producer Masaaki Yoshida AKA Anchorsong is headed for Bristol this December for a live show and signing, following the release of his latest album Cohesion. Anchorsong creates multi-layered tapestries of explorative, rhythmic music; gaining support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne and Elton John. His latest release draws heavy inspiration …